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  • Paradoxes of Post-Mao Rural Reformby Frederick C. Teiwes; Warren Sun

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The decollectivization of Chinese agriculture in the early post-Mao period is widely recognized as a critical part of the overall reform program. But the political process leading to this outcome is poorly understood. A number of approaches have dominated the existing literature: 1) a power/policy struggle between Hua Guofeng?s alleged neo-Maoists... more...

  • The Penguin History of Modern Chinaby Jonathan Fenby

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 20.78

    'China's reemergence as a global economic powerhouse has compressed into a single generation an industrial and urban revolution on a scale the world has never seen. Its transformation looks to many foreigners, and to millions of newly prosperous Chinese, like a near-miraculous escape from the agonies of its recent history - late imperial, warlord-republican... more...

  • The Pillow Bookby Sei Shonagon; Meredith McKinney

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 17.58

    A new translation of the idiosyncratic diary of a C10 court lady in Heian Japan. Along with the TALE OF GENJI, this is one of the major Japanese Classics. more...

  • A Political Life in Ming Chinaby John W. Dardess

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 79.99

    This fascinating history uncovers the hidden political world of Ming China, exploring how the most powerful man in mid-sixteenth-century China steered the empire through the worst crises it had ever faced. Distinguished scholar John W. Dardess traces how Chief Grand Secretary Xu Jie rose to power and successfully shepherded the Ming empire through... more...

  • The Qing Dynasty and Traditional Chinese Cultureby Richard J. Smith

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 39.99

    This engaging and insightful history of the Qing dynasty (1636?1912) offers a systematic discussion of topics such as language, philosophy, religion, art, literature, and social customs. Nuanced and wide-ranging, noted historian Richard J. Smith?s authoritative book provides an essential introduction to late imperial Chinese culture and society.... more...

  • 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...

  • Retirement of Revolutionaries in Chinaby Melanie Manion

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 30.95

    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 Rise and Decline and Rise of Chinaby Ross Anthony; Kevin Bloom; Daouda Cissť; Martyn Davies; Hester du Plessis; Maxime Lauzon-Lacroix; Garth le Pere; Thaddeus Metz; Richard Poplak; Gauhar Raza; Yongjun Zhao; Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA)

    Real African Publishers 2016; US$ 34.99

    Running like a red thread through this book are the manifestations of Sino-African relations dating back many centuries. In this way, The Rise and Decline and Rise of China: Searching for an Organising Philosophy takes forward the work MISTRA conducted on the Mapungubwe society, one of the advanced states that existed in southern Africa some 800... more...

  • Rise of the Chinese Militray Powerby Ralph L. Powell

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 49.00

    A study of the growth of semi-personal Chinese armies and the rise of militarists to a position that permitted them to seize power upon the breakdown of the monarchic system. It traces the modernization of the land forces of the Chinese Empire and evaluates progress attained up to the establishment of the Republic in 1912. Ralph Powell is on leave... more...

  • The Scholar and the Tigerby David Wen-wei Chang; Alden R. Carter

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 36.99

    The Scholar and the Tiger is at once a compelling family saga, thriller, social history, and spiritual journey. Written by a noted scholar, assisted by a writer friend, the story brings to life a tumultuous period in Chinese history while providing insights into China's emergence as a global power. Wen-wei Chang was born in 1929 as famine gripped... more...