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  • Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalismby Robert Jay Lifton

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    Informed by Erik Erikson's concept of the formation of ego identity, this book, which first appreared in 1961, is an analysis of the experiences of fifteen Chinese citizens and twenty-five Westerners who underwent "brainwashing" by the Communist Chinese government. Robert Lifton constructs these case histories through personal interviews and outlines... more...

  • The Sino-Soviet Allianceby Austin Jersild

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    In 1950 the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China signed a Treaty of Friendship, Alliance, and Mutual Assistance to foster cultural and technological cooperation between the Soviet bloc and the PRC. While this treaty was intended as a break with the colonial past, Austin Jersild argues that the alliance ultimately failed because the enduring... more...

  • The Red Guard Generation and Political Activism in Chinaby Guobin Yang

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 59.99

    Raised to be flowers of the nation,? the first generation born after the founding of the People?s Republic of China was united in its political outlook and ambitions. Its members embraced the Cultural Revolution of 1966 but soon split into warring factions. Guobin Yang investigates the causes of this fracture and argues that Chinese youth engaged... more...

  • Recovering Buddhism in Modern Chinaby Jan Kiely; J. Brooks Jessup

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 59.99

    Modern Chinese history told from a Buddhist perspective restores the vibrant, creative role of religion in postimperial China. It shows how urban Buddhist elites jockeyed for cultural dominance in the early Republican era, how Buddhist intellectuals reckoned with science, and how Buddhist media contributed to modern print cultures. It recognizes the... more...

  • China Coast Balladsby Shamus A'Rabbitt; Georgi "Sapajou" Sapojnikoff

    Earnshaw Books 2016; US$ 11.99

    A collection of poetryby poet laureate of the China Treaty Ports Shamus A'Rabbitand cartoons by Sapajou, this compilation offers a fresh perspective on the foreign experience in Old China. From A'Rabbit?s sharp and hilarious portrayals of travelers in the Orient to his bouncy and rhythmic satirical wit and distaste for hypocrisy and pretension, this... more...

  • A Book to Burn and a Book to Keep (Hidden)by Li Zhi; Rivi Handler-Spitz; Pauline C. Lee; Haun Saussy

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    Li Zhi?s iconoclastic interpretations of history, religion, literature, and social relations have fascinated Chinese intellectuals for centuries. His approach synthesized Confucian, Buddhist, and Daoist ethics and incorporated the Neo-Confucian idealism of such thinkers as Wang Yangming (14721529). The result was a series of heretical writings that... more...

  • Marxism in the Chinese Revolutionby Arif Dirlik

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 99.99

    Representing a lifetime of research and writing by noted historian Arif Dirlik, the essays collected here explore developments in Chinese socialism and the issues that have occupied historians of the Chinese revolution for the past three decades. These incisive essays range from the origins of socialism in the early twentieth century, through the victory... more...

  • Mao and the Economic Stalinization of China, 1948?1953by Hua-Yu Li

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 97.99

    In the first systematic study of its kind, Hua-yu Li explains why, in 1953, Mao suddenly changed direction in economic policy and launched China on a Stalinist road to socialism. In so doing, he profoundly changed the country's economic and political landscape. Including rich archival materials recently released from China and Russia, this book carefully... more...

  • The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdomby John Pomfret

    Henry Holt and Co. 2016; US$ 37.99

    A narrative account of the relationship between the U.S. and China from the Revolutionary War to the present day Our relationship with China remains one of the most complex and rapidly evolving, and is perhaps one of the most important to our nation's future. Here, John Pomfret, the author of the bestselling Chinese Lessons , takes us deep into... 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...