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  • Chinaby Robert B. Marks

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 48.99

    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...

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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 27.99

    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$ 14.03

    Inside the Red Mansion is a suspenseful, slyly entertaining journey into the heart of the new China. Due to a mix-up on a routine reporting assignment, Oliver August stumbles onto the hunt for China?s most wanted man, Lai Changxing, an illiterate tycoon on the run from corruption charges. Sensing something emblematic in this outsized tale of Lai's... more...

  • Gender in Motionby Bryna Goodman; Wendy Larson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 37.99

    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$ 38.99

    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...

  • 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...