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  • Chinaby Robert B. Marks

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 42.99

    This deeply informed and beautifully written book provides a comprehensive and comprehensible history of China from prehistory to the present. Focusing on the interaction of humans and their environment, Robert B. Marks traces changes in the physical and cultural world that is home to a quarter of humankind. Through both word and image, this work... more...

  • China: A Historyby John Keay

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; Not Available

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

  • The Partyby Richard McGregor

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    ?Few outsiders have any realistic sense of the innards, motives, rivalries, and fears of the Chinese Communist leadership. But we all know much more than before, thanks to Richard McGregor?s illuminating and richly-textured look at the people in charge of China?s political machinery.... Invaluable.? ? James Fallows, National Correspondent for The... more...

  • The Human Tradition in Modern Chinaby Kenneth J. Hammond; Kristin Stapleton

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 25.99

    Through compelling biographies of a wide range of historical figures, this engaging text presents a panorama of modern Chinese history that illustrates the great social and political changes that have occurred over the past 500 years. Through the lives of both the famous and the obscure, the contributors explore such enduring themes of the flexibility... more...

  • Inside the Red Mansionby Oliver August

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 14.95

    The notorious gangster Lai Changxing started out as an illiterate farmer, but in the tumult of China?s burgeoning economy, he seized the opportunity to remake himself as a bandit king. A newly minted billionaire of outsized personality and even greater appetites, he was a living legend who eventually ran afoul of authorities. The journalist Oliver... more...

  • Gender in Motionby Bryna Goodman; Wendy Larson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 34.99

    Bringing together the work of distinguished China historians, anthropologists, and literary and film scholars, Gender in Motion raises provocative questions about the diversity of gender practices during the late imperial society and the persistence and transformation of older gender ideologies under the conditions of modernity in China. While... more...

  • The Spirit and the Flesh in Shandong, 1650?1785by D. E. Mungello

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 35.99

    The Spirit and the Flesh in Shandong tells the deeply human story of conflicting aspirations and passions in the introduction of Christianity to a provincial region in China. The story unfolds through vivid descriptions of how Chinese converts and their European priests were involved in close collaboration, an underground church, imprisonment, apostasy,... more...

  • Modern China: All That Mattersby Jonathan Clements

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; Not Available

    In Modern China: All That Matters, Jonathan Clements presents China as the Chinese themselves see it. He explains the key issues of national reconstruction; the Cold War, the Cultural Revolution, and the dizzying spectacle of China's economic reform. Clements offers a Chinese perspective on such events as the Handover of Hong Kong, and chronicles the... more...

  • Understand Chinese Mythology: Teach Yourselfby Te Lin

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; Not Available

    While dragons and Chinese astrology are well embedded in popular culture, many other fascinating Chinese myths remain little-known. In this fascinating and readable new edition, author Te Lin explores the world of Chinese mythology, both telling us the timeless stories, and providing an explanation of what they may mean. A must-read for anyone interested... more...

  • China's Twentieth Centuryby Wang Hui

    Verso Books 2016; US$ 26.95

    What must China do to become truly democratic and equitable? This question animates most progressive debates on China, and in China?s Twentieth Century , the country?s leading critic Wang Hui tackles it by looking to the past. Beginning with the birth of modern politics in the 1911 revolution, China?s Twentieth Century tracks the flourishing of... more...