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- Pegasus Books 2012; US$ 15.99
An illuminating portrait of Confucius?s life and philosophical teachings Confucius is one of the most important figures in Chinese history, a man whose philosophies have shaped world culture. Often overlooked outside his native country, Confucius himself was a fascinating figure. A contemporary of Buddha, Confucius was an outspoken and... more...
- Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99
In the early twentieth century, few women in China were to prove so important to the rise of Chinese nationalism and liberation from tradition as the three extraordinary Soong Sisters: Eling, Chingling and Mayling. As told with wit and verve by Emily Hahn, a remarkable woman in her own right, the biography of the Soong Sisters tells the story of China... more...
- Chronicle Books LLC 2014; US$ 17.99
The nation of China is a constant source of fascination, yet we rarely glimpse life beyond its urban centers. Far west of Beijing and Shanghai, in the remote Chinese province of Yunnan, pioneering artist Henrik Drescher settled over a decade ago. While residing in his adopted home, Drescher records his experiences and observations in his illustrated... more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99
China is home to half of the world?s large dams and adds dozens more each year. The benefits are considerable: dams deliver hydropower, provide reliable irrigation water, protect people and farmland against flooding, and produce hydroelectricity in a nation with a seeimingly insatiable appetite for energy. As hydropower responds to a larger share... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00
This book presents an interdisciplinary examination of cross-Taiwan Strait relations and the complex dynamics at play in the region. Since the election of Ma Ying-jeou as Taiwan?s president in 2008, the relationship across the Taiwan Strait?long viewed as one of Asia?s most volatile potential flashpoints?has experienced a remarkable détente. Whether... more...
- Anthem Press 2015; US$ 99.00
This interdisciplinary collection of essays offers a window onto the overseas Indian and Chinese communities in Asia. Contributions give insight on the interactive role of the cultural and religious ?other?, the diasporic absorption of local beliefs and customs, and the practical business networks and operational mechanisms unique to these communities.... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00
This collection discusses China's contemporary national and international identity as evidenced in its geopolitical impact on the countries in its direct periphery and its functioning in organizations of global governance. This contemporary identity is assessed against the background of the country's Confucian and nationalist history. more...
- Little, Brown and Company 2015; US$ 42.65
From the bestselling author of Flags of our Fathers , Flyboys , and The Imperial Cruise , a spellbinding history of turbulent U.S.-China relations from the 19th century to World War II and Mao's ascent. In each of his books, James Bradley has exposed the hidden truths behind America's engagement in Asia. Now comes his most engrossing work yet.... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.39
In this poignant memoir the New York Times bestselling author of Falling Leaves , Adeline Yen Mah, provides a fascinating window into the history and cultural soul of China. Combining personal reflections, rich historical insights, and proverbs handed down to her by her grandfather, Yen Mah shares the wealth of Chinese civilization with Western... more...
- Scribner 2013; US$ 15.99
Four Sisters of Hofei is an intimate encounter with Chinese history, told through the collective memory and stories of four sisters born between 1908 and 1924, and with the benefit of the extraordinary knowledge of Yale historian Annping Chin. Now in their late eighties and early nineties, the Chang sisters lived through a century of historic change... more...