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  • Historical Dictionary of the Chinese Cultural Revolutionby Guo Jian; Yongyi Song; Yuan Zhou

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 129.99

    This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Chinese Cultural Revolution covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, glossary, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book... more...

  • Street of Eternal Happinessby Rob Schmitz

    Hodder & Stoughton 2016; US$ 24.99

    ' Enjoyable and illuminating . . . Rob Schmitz writes with great affection' Guardian Shanghai: a global city in the midst of a renaissance, where dreamers arrive each day to partake in a mad torrent of capital, ideas and opportunity. Rob Schmitz is one of them. He immerses himself in his neighbourhood, forging relationships with ordinary people... more...

  • The Art of War / The Book of Lord Shangby Sun Tzu; Shang Yang; Robert Wilkinson; Yuan Shibing; J.J.L. Duyvendak; Tom Griffith

    Wordsworth Editions Ltd 2012; US$ 4.49

    The two political works in this text are the product of a time of intense turmoil in Chinese history. Dating from an epoch in Chinese history known as the "Period of the Warring States" (4003 - 221 BC), they anticipate by nearly 2000 years Niccolo Machiavelli's treatises on the same subjects. more...

  • The Book Worlds of East Asia and Europe, 1450–1850by Joseph P. McDermott; Peter Burke

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2015; US$ 80.00

    This volume provides the first comparative survey of the relations between the two most active book worlds in Eurasia between 1450 and 1850. Prominent scholars in book history explore different approaches to publishing, printing, and book culture. They discuss the extent of technology transfer and book distribution between the two regions and show... more...

  • Tibetan Environmentalists in Chinaby Liu Jianqiang; Ian Rowen; Cyrus K. Hui; Emily T. Yeh

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 99.99

    In weaving together the life stories of five extraordinary contemporary Tibetans involved in environmental protection, this book shows Tibetans as both products of an admirable culture and as complex individuals negotiating religious ideals, economic change, and sociopolitical constraints. In short, it opens up a whole new way of understanding Tibet.... more...

  • The Discursive Construction of Intercultural Understanding in Chinaby Wang Xi

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 89.99

    This ethnographic study of an international curriculum program in China provides a holistic picture of classroom communication and describes patterns of discursive practice so that readers might vicariously experience the discursive construction of intercultural understanding. Through critical discourse analysis, this book reveals unequal access... more...

  • Wartime Culture in Guilin, 1938?1944by Pingchao Zhu

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 89.99

    This book examines the development of wartime culture in the Chinese city of Guilin during the Japanese invasion between 1938 and 1944. Controlled and protected by a nationally powerful Guangxi warlord group, Guilin?s liberal atmosphere attracted intellectuals of different social and political backgrounds who engaged in various forms of literary... more...

  • Shanghai 1937by Peter Harmsen

    Casemate Publishers 2015; US$ 15.99

    The New York Times ?bestselling depiction of the Battle of Shanghai?the beginning of a conflict that would echo throughout World War II and the entire twentieth century. At its height, the Battle of Shanghai involved nearly a million Chinese and Japanese soldiers while sucking in three million civilians as unwilling spectators?and often victims.... more...

  • Mao and the Sino?Soviet Partnership, 1945?1959by Zhihua Shen; Yafeng Xia

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 109.99

    Based on archival materials from several countries, especially China, , interviews, and more than twenty years of research on the subject, Zhihua Shen and Yafeng Xia offer a comprehensive look at the Sino?Soviet alliance from the end of the World War II through 1959, when the alliance ended as a result of foreign and domestic policies. Mao and... 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...