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

    McGraw-Hill Education 2004; US$ 19.95

    ?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...

  • The Long Marchby Sun Shuyun

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    In The Long March , Sun Shuyun uncovers the true story behind the mythic march of Mao's soldiers across China, exposing the famine, disease, and desertion behind the legend.In 1934, in the midst of civil war, the Communist party and its 200,000 soldiers were forced from their bases by Chiang Kai-shek and his Nationalist troops. Led by Mao Tse Tung,... more...

  • Astrology and Cosmology in Early Chinaby David W. Pankenier

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 108.00

    Drawing on a vast array of scholarship, this pioneering text illustrates how profoundly astronomical phenomena shaped ancient Chinese civilization. more...

  • Chinese Civilizationby Patricia Buckley Ebrey; Patricia Buckley Ebrey

    Free Press 2009; US$ 21.95

    Chinese Civilization sets the standard for supplementary texts in Chinese history courses. With newly expanded material, personal documents, social records, laws, and documents that historians mistakenly ignore, the sixth edition is even more useful than its classic predecessor. A complete and thorough introduction to Chinese history and culture. more...

  • The Ancient art of Teaby Warren Peltier; John T. Kirby

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 15.95

    "It is my hope that this book will encourage others in the West to pick up where the ancients and the author left off and go out and search for sources of sweet water here in North America. ? It is time for us to pick up the mantle and spread the word, Tea."?Dr. Eric Messersmith, Institute for Asian Studies, Florida International University The... more...

  • Chinese Engagement in Africaby Larry Hanauer; Lyle J. Morris

    RAND Corporation 2014; US$ 9.95

    Examines Chinese engagement with African nations, focusing on (1) Chinese and African objectives in the political and economic spheres and how they work to achieve them, (2) African perceptions of Chinese engagement, (3) how China has adjusted its policies to accommodate African views, and (4) whether the United States and China are competing for influence,... more...

  • Gender and Work in Urban Chinaby Jieyu Liu

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    Drawing upon extensive life history interviews, this book makes the voices of ordinary women workers heard and applies feminist perspectives on women and work to the Chinese situation. more...

  • Chinaby Cecilia Lindqvist

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 25.00

    A fascinating and stunningly beautiful introduction to Chinese language and culture more...

  • Ghetto at the Center of the Worldby Gordon Mathews

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 18.00

    There is nowhere else in the world quite like Chungking Mansions, a dilapidated seventeen-story commercial and residential structure in the heart of Hong Kong’s tourist district. A remarkably motley group of people call the building home; Pakistani phone stall operators, Chinese guesthouse workers, Nepalese heroin addicts, Indonesian sex workers,... more...

  • The T'ang Code, Volume IIby Wallace Johnson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 77.50

    This is the second and final volume of the annotated translation of a seminal Chinese legal text. The T'ang Code, written in 653 A.D., is the most important legal text in East Asian history. Not only is it China's earliest law code to survive in its entirety, influencing all subsequent Chinese law, but it has also served as a model for codes of law... more...