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  • Regulating Prostitution in Chinaby Elizabeth Remick

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    In the early decades of the twentieth century, prostitution was one of only a few fates available to women and girls besides wife, servant, or factory worker. At the turn of the century, cities across China began to register, tax, and monitor prostitutes, taking different forms in different cities. Intervention by way of prostitution regulation connected... more...

  • King Huiby Jonathan Chamberlain

    Blacksmith Books 2010; US$ 9.99

    Some periods in history are best illuminated by the stories of the people who lived through them. This is one such story ? the bizarre but true account of Peter Hui, a man involved with scandal, corruption, drugs, pirates, triads and colonial high society; who collaborated with the Japanese, spied on the Communists and fought with American servicemen... more...

  • Diamond Hillby Feng Chi-shun

    Blacksmith Books 2010; US$ 6.99

    Diamond Hill was one of the poorest and most backward of villages in Hong Kong when Hong Kong itself was poor and backward. Feng Chi-shun moved there in 1956, at the age of nine, as a refugee from China. As he grew up and saw friends become gamblers, triad gangsters and drug peddlers, he realized that self-improvement was the only way out of poverty.... more...

  • The Lone Flagby John Pownall Reeves; Richard J. Garrett; Colin Day

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2014; US$ 48.00

    When Hong Kong fell to the Japanese in 1941, the Portuguese colony of Macao was left as a neutral enclave amidst Japanese-held territory. Nonetheless, John Reeves, the British Consul there remained and continued his work especially providing relief to the 9,000 refugees from Hong Kong. This book is Reeves’ memoir of his extraordinary experiences.... more...

  • Power and Moral Education in Chinaby Wangbei Ye

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    As China?s economy is progressively opened to the West, so too its scholars have started to reveal how the social system, little by little, responds to the authoritarian control of the Chinese Communist Party. What is revealed in these pages by no means amounts to a revolution or even a mild challenge to the CCP . Yet there is a glimpse of the... more...

  • The T'ang Code, Volume II: Specific Articlesby 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...

  • Retirement of Revolutionaries in China: Public Policies, Social Norms, Private Interestsby Melanie Manion

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In this book Melanie Manion analyzes the largest bloodless circulation of elites in history--the massive retirement of officials in the People's Republic of China. Beginning in 1978 and continuing through the 1980s, Chinese leaders in Beijing replaced millions of old cadres, including veterans of the communist revolution, with younger generations... more...

  • The East Asian Region: Confucian Heritage and Its Modern Adaptationby Gilbert Rozman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 32.00

    The contributors to this volume range over 2,000 years of history as they show how Confucian values spread throughout the region in premodern times and how these values were transformed in an age of modernization. The introduction by Gilbert Rozman discusses the special character of East Asia. In Part I Patricia Ebrey analyzes the Confucianization... more...

  • Concubinage and Servitude in Late Imperial Chinaby Hsieh Bao Hua

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 109.99

    Hsieh Bao Hua is professor of history at Western Oregon University. more...

  • Chaos Under Heavenby Gordon Thomas

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 7.99

    The first complete book on the Tiananmen Square tragedy reveals how diplomats from the United States, Britain, and Europe knew exact details of the impending massacre of the students in Tiananmen. In a vivid narrative window into secret meetings in the Oval Office, CIA headquarters, and the private compound of China?s leaders, more than one hundred... more...