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  • When China Ruled the Seasby Louise Levathes

    Open Road Distribution 2014; US$ 11.99

    One hundred years before Columbus and his fellow Europeans began their voyages of discovery, fleets of giant junks commanded by the eunuch admiral Zheng He and filled with the empire?s finest porcelains, lacquerware, and silk ventured to the world?s ?four corners.? Seven epic expeditions brought China?s treasure ships across the China Seas and Indian... more...

  • The Pathby Michael Puett; Christine Gross-Loh

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 21.14

    INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER Harvard's most popular professor explains how thinkers from Confucius to Zhuangzi can transform our lives The first book of its kind, The Path draws on the work of the great but largely unknown Chinese philosophers to offer a profound guide to living well. By explaining what these... more...

  • Between Politics and Marketsby Yi-min Lin

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    This book examines the decline of central planning in post-Mao China. more...

  • Social Connections in Chinaby Thomas Gold; Doug Guthrie; David Wank

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    This volume assesses the evolving role of guanxi (social networks) in China's transforming society. more...

  • The Man Who Loved Chinaby Simon Winchester

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    In sumptuous and illuminating detail, Simon Winchester, the bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman ("Elegant and scrupulous"? New York Times Book Review ) and Krakatoa ("A mesmerizing page-turner"? Time ) brings to life the extraordinary story of Joseph Needham, the brilliant Cambridge scientist who unlocked the most closely held secrets... more...

  • Mengziby Mengzi; Bryan W. Van Norden

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2008; US$ 14.50

    Bryan Van Norden's new translation of the Mengzi ( Mencius ) is accurate, philosophically nuanced, and fluent. Accompanied by selected passages from the classic commentary of Zhu Xi--one of the most influential and insightful interpreters of Confucianism--this edition provides readers with a parallel to the Chinese practice of reading a classic... more...

  • A Bitter Revolutionby Rana Mitter

    OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 20.99 US$ 18.05

    China is now poised to take a key role on the world stage, but in the early twentieth century the situation could not have been more different. Rana Mitter goes back to this pivotal moment in Chinese history to uncover the origins of the painful transition from a premodern past into a modern world.Mitter takes us through the resulting social turmoil... more...

  • Playing to the World?s Biggest Audienceby Michael Curtin

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 19.96 US$ 15.97

    In this provocative analysis of screen industries in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore, Michael Curtin delineates the globalizing pressures and opportunities that since the 1980s have dramatically transformed the terrain of Chinese film and television, including the end of the cold war, the rise of the World Trade Organization, the escalation... more...

  • The Dragon and the Crownby Stanley S.K. Kwan; Nicole Kwan

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2009; US$ 38.00

    The book contributes to the ongoing search for Hong Kong identity in the Special Administrative Region and will resonate among people in Hong Kong as well as those interested in the fate of the former colony. more...

  • China: Its History and Cultureby W. Scott Morton; Charlton M. Lewis

    McGraw-Hill Education 2004; US$ 20.00 US$ 16.40

    ?A wonderful job! So lucid, beautfully written, with great range and insight. This will set a new standard for short general histories of China.? ?Michael Gasster, professor emeritus of history at Rutgers University Newly updated and revised, China: Its History and Culture, Fourth Edition, incorporates the crucial social and economic changes... more...