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  • The Human Tradition in Modern Chinaby Kenneth J. Hammond; Kristin Stapleton

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 25.99

    Through compelling biographies of a wide range of historical figures, this engaging text presents a panorama of modern Chinese history that illustrates the great social and political changes that have occurred over the past 500 years. Through the lives of both the famous and the obscure, the contributors explore such enduring themes of the flexibility... more...

  • Beijing's Power and China's Bordersby Bruce Elleman; Stephen Kotkin; Clive Schofield

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    China shares borders with 20 other countries. Each of these neighbors has its own national interests, and in some cases, these include territorial and maritime jurisdictional claims in places that China also claims. Most of these 20 countries have had a history of border conflicts with China; some of them never amicably settled. This book brings together... more...

  • China: A History (Volume 2)by Harold M. Tanner

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 17.95

    Available in one or 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,... more...

  • 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... more...

  • Revolutionizing the Familyby Neil Jeffrey Diamant

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 15.95

    In 1950, China's new Communist government enacted a Marriage Law to allow free choice in marriage and easier access to divorce. Prohibiting arranged marriages, concubinage, and bigamy, it was one of the most dramatic efforts ever by a state to change marital and family relationships. more...

  • The Analects of Confuciusby Roger T. Ames

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    "To quietly persevere in storing up what is learned, to continue studying without respite, to instruct others without growing weary--is this not me?" --Confucius Confucius is recognized as China's first and greatest teacher, and his ideas have been the fertile soil in which the Chinese cultural tradition has flourished. Now, here is a translation... more...

  • Three Kingdomsby Guanzhong Luo

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Updated with a new foreword by Moss Roberts for this fifteenth anniversary edition, Three Kingdoms tells the story of the fateful last reign of the Han dynasty (206 B.C.?A.D. 220), when the Chinese empire was divided into three warring kingdoms. Writing some twelve hundred years later, the Ming author Luo Guanzhong drew on histories, dramas, and... more...

  • 1421by Gavin Menzies

    Transworld 2012; US$ 17.58

    On 8 March 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from China. The ships, some nearly five hundred feet long, were under the command of Emperor Zhu Di's loyal eunuch admirals. Their mission was 'to proceed all the way to the end of the earth to collect tribute from the barbarians beyond the seas' and unite the world in Confucian harmony.... more...

  • Farewell to the God of Plagueby Miriam Gross

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 70.00

    Farewell to the God of Plague reassesses the celebrated Maoist health care model through the lens of Mao?s famous campaign against snail fever. Using newly available archives, Miriam Gross documents how economic, political, and cultural realities led to grassroots resistance. Nonetheless, the campaign triumphed, but not because of its touted mass-prevention... more...

  • Imperial China, 1350?1900by Jonathan Porter

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 34.99

    This clear book provides an overview of Ming-Qing China (1368?1912), its last imperial age. As the climax of the traditional era and the harbinger of modern China, Porter argues that imperial China must be explored for its own sake as well as for the insights it provides in understanding contemporary China, and indeed world history writ large. more...