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

    McGraw-Hill Education 2004; US$ 20.00

    ?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...

  • China: A History, 1by Harold M. Tanner

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 17.95

    Now available in two volumes, this accessible, yet rigorous, introduction to the political, social, and cultural history of China provides a balanced and thoughtful account of the development of Chinese civilization from its beginnings to the present day. Each volume includes ample illustrations, a full complement of maps, a chronological table, extensive... more...

  • The Essential Mengziby Bryan W. Van Norden; Mengzi

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2009; US$ 9.95

    The Essential Mengzi offers a representative selection from Bryan Van Norden's acclaimed translation of the full work, including the most frequently studied passages and covering all of the work's major themes. An appendix of selections from the classic commentary of Zhu Xi?one of the most influential and insightful interpreters of Confucianism?keyed... more...

  • The Man Who Loved Chinaby Simon Winchester

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • One Hundred Unorthodox Strategiesby Ralph D. Sawyer

    Westview Press 1998; US$ 25.99

    One Hundred Unorthodox Strategies was compiled in the fifteenth century, during the Ming Dynasty, as a handbook of tactics based on Chinese military classics. Translated into English for the first time, this unique work draws on over two thousand years of experience in warfare to present a distillation of one hundred key strategic principles. Originally... more...

  • The Asian Military Revolutionby Peter A. Lorge

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 24.00

    Explores the impact of the Chinese invention of gunpowder on the surrounding Asian region. more...

  • China Roadby Rob Gifford

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    Route 312 is the Chinese Route 66. It flows three thousand miles from east to west, passing through the factory towns of the coastal areas, through the rural heart of China, then up into the Gobi Desert, where it merges with the Old Silk Road. The highway witnesses every part of the social and economic revolution that is turning China upside down.... more...

  • Manchu Decadenceby Edmund Trelawny Backhouse; Derek Sandhaus

    Earnshaw Books 2016; US$ 15.99

    In 1898 a young Englishman walked into a homosexual brothel in Peking and began a journey that he claims took him all the way to the bedchamber of imperial China?s last great ruler, the Empress Dowager Tz?u Hsi. The man was Sir Edmund Backhouse, and his controversial memoirs, Décadence Mandchoue , were published for the first time by Earnshaw Books... more...

  • The Qing Dynasty and Traditional Chinese Cultureby Richard J. Smith

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 39.99

    This engaging and insightful history of the Qing dynasty (1636?1912) offers a systematic discussion of topics such as language, philosophy, religion, art, literature, and social customs. Nuanced and wide-ranging, noted historian Richard J. Smith?s authoritative book provides an essential introduction to late imperial Chinese culture and society.... 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...