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  • Nanjing Requiemby Ha Jin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    The award-winning author of Waiting and War Trash returns to his homeland in a searing new novel that unfurls during one of the darkest moments of the twentieth century: the Rape of Nanjing. In 1937, with the Japanese poised to invade Nanjing, Minnie Vautrin?an American missionary and the dean of Jinling Women?s College?decides to remain at... more...

  • The Politics of Crisis Management in Chinaby Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This book studies the Chinese government and military?s rapid mobilization and coordination work in the aftermath of the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake. It is a comparative and historical analysis for scholars and policy makers who are interested in the study of earthquake management from a multidisciplinary perspective. more...

  • 49 Myths about Chinaby Marte Kjr Galtung; Stig Stenslie

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 35.99

    This engaging book highlights 49 prevalent myths about China?s past, present, and future and weighs their truth or fiction. Leading a thoughtful and entertaining tour, the authors debunk widespread ?knowledge? about Chinese culture, society, politics, and economy. Their timely work offers an illuminating window on a rising power we often misunderstand.... 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...

  • Steel Gate to Freedomby Yu Jie; HC Hsu; Jean-Philippe Bja

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 38.99

    Chinese activist Liu Xiaobo?awarded the Nobel Peace Prize while serving an eleven-year prison sentence?has helped shatter longstanding barriers to freedom of organization and expression in China. This biography, written by one of his closest friends, retraces Liu Xiaobo?s inspiring life, from his childhood years to his current imprisonment. ... 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

    ?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...

  • Chinaby Robert B. Marks

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 42.99

    This deeply informed and beautifully written book provides a comprehensive and comprehensible history of China from prehistory to the present. Focusing on the interaction of humans and their environment, Robert B. Marks traces changes in the physical and cultural world that is home to a quarter of humankind. Through both word and image, this work... more...

  • The Partyby Richard McGregor

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    ?Few outsiders have any realistic sense of the innards, motives, rivalries, and fears of the Chinese Communist leadership. But we all know much more than before, thanks to Richard McGregor?s illuminating and richly-textured look at the people in charge of China?s political machinery.... Invaluable.? ? James Fallows, National Correspondent for The... more...

  • 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...