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  • Analectsby Confucius; Edward Slingerland

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2003; US$ 14.95

    This edition goes beyond others that largely leave readers to their own devices in understanding this cryptic work, by providing an entrée into the text that parallels the traditional Chinese way of approaching it: alongside Slingerland's exquisite rendering of the work are his translations of a selection of classic Chinese commentaries that shed... more...

  • The Bitter Seaby Charles N. Li

    HarperCollins 2008; US$ 11.99

    A haunting and illuminating true story of growing up in the turbulent early years of modern China. In this exceptional memoir, Charles N. Li brings into focus the growth pains of a nation undergoing torturous rebirth and offers an intimate understanding of the intricate, subtle, and yet all-powerful traditions that bind the Chinese family. Born near... more...

  • 1434by Gavin Menzies

    HarperCollins 2008; US$ 12.99

    The New York Times bestselling author of 1421 offers another stunning reappraisal of history, presenting compelling new evidence that traces the roots of the European Renaissance to Chinese exploration in the fifteenth century. The brilliance of the Renaissance laid the foundation of the modern world. Textbooks tell us that it came about as a result... more...

  • Myths and Legends of Chinaby E. T. C. Werner

    The Floating Press 1922; US$ 6.99

    From the author: My aim, after summarizing the sociology of the Chinese as a prerequisite to the understanding of their ideas and sentiments, and dealing as fully as possible, consistently with limitations of space (limitations which have necessitated the presentation of a very large and intricate topic in a highly compressed form), with the philosophy... more...

  • Lives of Confuciusby Michael Nylan; Thomas Wilson

    Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 25.00

    Confucius??Master Kung? (551?479 BCE), the Chinese thinker and social philosopher?originated teachings that have deeply influenced Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Vietnamese thought and life over many centuries. His philosophy emphasized personal and governmental morality, justice, and appropriateness in social relationships. In time these values gained... more...

  • Judiciary-Led Reforms in Singaporeby Waleed Haider Malik

    World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 9.99

    While each country's judiciary is unique in its individual needs, capabilities and contexts, the lessons learned from Singapore's success can help guide judicial reform initiatives regionally as well as globally. No one would suggest that Singapore's strategy is a magic formula that if followed can erase the inefficiencies of all judiciaries.... more...

  • China's New Confucianismby Daniel A. Bell

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 35.00

    What is it like to be a Westerner teaching political philosophy in an officially Marxist state? Why do Chinese sex workers sing karaoke with their customers? And why do some Communist Party cadres get promoted if they care for their elderly parents? In this entertaining and illuminating book, one of the few Westerners to teach at a Chinese university... more...

  • The Analectsby Confucius; D. C. Lau; D. C. Lau

    Penguin Group US 1979; US$ 12.00

    ?The Master said, ?If a man sets his heart on benevolence, he will be free from evil?? The Analects are a collection of Confucius?s sayings brought together by his pupils shortly after his death in 497 BC. Together they express a philosophy, or a moral code, by which Confucius, one of the most humane thinkers of all time, believed everyone should... more...

  • China in Disintegrationby James E. Sheridan

    Free Press 2008; US$ 22.95

    After the 1911 fall of the Manchus came the most hideous breakdown in Chinese history. Sheridan, a Northwestern University scholar, concentrates on the Kuomintang movement of Chiang Kai-shek, insisting that we judge a political force by whether it solves the problems posed to it, not, as Chiang's partisans prefer, by means of what-if's. Sheridan's... more...

  • China in World Historyby Paul S. Ropp

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 18.99

    Here is a fascinating compact history of Chinese political, economic, and cultural life, ranging from the origins of civilization in China to the beginning of the 21st century. Historian Paul Ropp combines vivid story-telling with astute analysis to shed light on some of the larger questions of Chinese history. What is distinctive about China in comparison... more...