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  • Monks, Bandits, Lovers, and Immortalsby Stephen H. West; Wilt L. Idema

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 15.95

    This magnificent collection of eleven early [1250?1450] Chinese plays will give readers a vivid sense of life and a clear understanding of dramatic literature during an extraordinarily eventful period in Chinese history. Not only are the eleven plays in this volume expertly translated into lively, idiomatic English; they are each provided with illuminating,... more...

  • Learning to Be A Sageby Hsi Chu

    University of California Press 1990; US$ 28.95

    Students and teachers of Chinese history and philosophy will not want to miss Daniel Gardner's accessible translation of the teachings of Chu Hsi (1130-1200)?a luminary of the Confucian tradition who dominated Chinese intellectual life for centuries. Homing in on a primary concern of our own time, Gardner focuses on Chu Hsi's passionate interest in... more...

  • The White Snake and Her Sonby Wilt L. Idema

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2009; US$ 13.50

    A cornerstone of Chinese popular culture, the legend of the White Snake--the admirable demon who loves her victim--has been continually rewritten, reinterpreted, and readapted for over five hundred years. The Precious Scroll of Thunder Peak was one of the most popular nineteenth-century versions of the legend. In bringing together translations... more...

  • The Hundred-Year Marathonby Michael Pillsbury

    Henry Holt and Co. 2015; US$ 11.89

    One of the U.S. government's leading China experts reveals the hidden strategy fueling that country's rise ? and how Americans have been seduced into helping China overtake us as the world's leading superpower. For more than forty years, the United States has played an indispensable role helping the Chinese government build a booming economy, develop... more...

  • The Sacred Willowby Duong Van Mai Elliott

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 16.99

    Duong Van Mai Elliott's The Sacred Willow , an extraordinary narrative woven from the lives of four generations of her own family, illuminates fascinating--and until now unexplored--strands of Vietnamese history. Beginning with her great-grandfather and continuing to the present, Mai Elliott traces her family's journey through a long era of tumultuous... more...

  • The First Emperorby Sima Qian; Raymond Dawson; K. E. Brashier

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 9.99

    Sima Qian tells the story of the First Emperor, founder of the Qin dynasty, in whose reign the Great Wall was built and whose tomb was guarded by the famous terracotta warriors excavated in 1974. His account details the ruthless exercise of power but also the creation of an empire that endured until 1911. more...

  • Mulanby Shiamin Kwa; Wilt L. Idema

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 14.50

    The legend of Mulan--the daughter who disguises herself as a man, dons her father's armor, and heads off to war in his place--remains one of the most popular Chinese folktales despite (or because of) its lack of supernatural demonstrations or interventions. This volume offers lively translations of the earliest recorded version of the legend and... more...

  • Red Azaleaby Anchee Min

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    A revelatory and disturbing portrait of China, this is Anchee Min?s celebrated memoir of growing up in the last years of Mao?s China. As a child, Min was asked to publicly humiliate a teacher; at seventeen, she was sent to work at a labor collective. Forbidden to speak, dress, read, write, or love as she pleased, she found a lifeline in a secret love... more...

  • The Shanghai Badlandsby Frederic Jr Wakeman

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 37.00

    This book details the inner workings of terrorist groups operating in China between 1937?41. more...

  • Spider Eatersby Rae Yang

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    Spider Eaters is at once a moving personal story, a fascinating family history, and a unique chronicle of political upheaval told by a Chinese woman who came of age during the turbulent years of the Cultural Revolution. With stunning honesty and a lively, sly humor, Rae Yang records her life from her early years as the daughter of Chinese diplomats... more...