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  • When China Ruled the Seasby Louise Levathes

    Open Road Distribution 2014; US$ 11.99

    One hundred years before Columbus and his fellow Europeans began their voyages of discovery, fleets of giant junks commanded by the eunuch admiral Zheng He and filled with the empire?s finest porcelains, lacquerware, and silk ventured to the world?s ?four corners.? Seven epic expeditions brought China?s treasure ships across the China Seas and Indian... more...

  • Republican Lensby Joan Judge

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 70.00 US$ 56.00

    What can we learn about modern Chinese history by reading a marginalized set of materials from a widely neglected period? In Republican Lens , Joan Judge retrieves and revalorizes the vital brand of commercial culture that arose in the period surrounding China?s 1911 Revolution. Dismissed by high-minded ideologues of the late 1910s and largely overlooked... more...

  • The Dragon Throneby Jonathan Fenby

    Quercus 2015; US$ 12.99

    They were the most powerful rulers on earth. The mighty Qin Shi Huangdu (r. 221-210 BC), who began the construction of the Great Wall. The long-lived Han emperor Wudi (r. 141-87 BC), who developed China as a centralized Confucian state. The soldier-scholar Yongle (r. 1402-24 AD), who raised the Ming dynasty to its military peak. The dowager... more...

  • Beyond the Passby James Millward

    Stanford University Press 1998; US$ 29.95

    As analysis of the revenue available to Qing garrisons in Xinjiang reveals, imperial control over the region in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries depended upon sizeable yearly subsidies from China. In an effort to satisfy criticism of their expansion into Xinjiang and make the territory pay for itself, the Qing court permitted local authorities... more...

  • Farewell to the God of Plagueby Miriam Gross

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 70.00 US$ 56.00

    Farewell to the God of Plague reassesses the celebrated Maoist health care model through the lens of Mao?s famous campaign against snail fever. Using newly available archives, Miriam Gross documents how economic, political, and cultural realities led to grassroots resistance. Nonetheless, the campaign triumphed, but not because of its touted mass-prevention... more...

  • Duel in the Snowsby Charles Allen

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; US$ 7.99

    In December 1903 a British army marched over the Himalayas to counter a non-existent Russian threat and was confronted by a medieval Tibetan army ordered to stop it by non-violent means. It was a clash between the mightiest political power in the world and the weakest. Leading the mission was the charismatic Francis Younghusband. Commanding the... more...

  • Revolutions as Organizational Changeby Baohui Zhang

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2015; US$ 50.00

    By comparing peasant revolutions in Hunan and Jiangxi between 1926 and 1934, Revolutions as Organizational Change offers a new organizational perspective on peasant revolutions. Utilizing newly available historical materials in the People’s Republic of China in the reform era, it challenges the established view that the great Chinese revolution... more...

  • China: A Historyby John Keay

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 9.15

    Three thousand years of Chinese history in an accessible and authoritative single volume. more...

  • Luxuriant Gems of the Spring and Autumnby Zhongshu Dong; Sarah Queen; John S. Major

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 64.99

    A major resource expanding the study of early Chinese philosophy, religion, literature, and politics, this book features the first complete English-language translation of the Luxuriant Gems of the Spring and Autumn? (Chunqiu fanlu), one of the key texts of early Confucianism. The work is often ascribed to the Han scholar and court official Dong Zhongshu,... more...

  • Tales of Old Singaporeby Iain Manley

    Earnshaw Books 2012; US$ 12.99

    Using a patchwork of words and images from Singapore?s residents and visitors of yesteryear, this book shares the often untold colonial past of this busy trading port while shedding light on Asian culture. Old Singapore was an eclectic trade emporium where an ethnically and culturally diverse populace coalesced under the aegis of the British Empire.... more...