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  • Duel in the Snowsby Charles Allen

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; Not Available

    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... more...

  • Thinking through Chinaby Jerusha McCormack; John G. Blair

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 31.99

    This innovative book introduces China on its own terms by explaining ten key concepts that frame the way most Chinese people think about the world. Creating a cultural cartography through both text and image, the authors provide readers with a vivid sense of what is uniquely Chinese about China. 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...

  • China Only Yesterdayby Emily Hahn

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 9.99

    A fascinating journey through 100 years of Chinese history, beginning with the historic Treaty of Nanking and ending with Mao Tse-tung?s creation of the Chinese People?s Republic, by the the acclaimed New Yorker correspondent who lived in China from 1935 to 1941   For centuries, China?s code of behavior was incomprehensible to Westerners whom... more...

  • Chiang Kai-Shekby Emily Hahn

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 9.99

    An in-depth biography of the towering 20th-century Chinese military and political figure who led the government, first on the mainland and then in exile in Taiwan, from the acclaimed New Yorker correspondent who lived in China when he was head of state In 1911, 24-year-old Chiang Kai-shek was an obscure Chinese student completing his military... more...

  • Wuhu Diaryby Emily Prager

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.00

    In 1994 an American writer named Emily Prager met her new daughter LuLu. All she knew about her was that the baby had been born in Wuhu, a city in southern China, and left near a police station in her first three days of life. Her birth mother had left a note with Lulu's western and lunar birth dates. In 1999 Emily and her daughter?now a happy, fearless... more...

  • Buddhism and Buddhists in Chinaby Lewis Hodus

    The Floating Press 1923; US$ 6.95

    Buddhism is a religion which must be viewed from many angles. Its original form, as preached by Gautama in India and developed in the early years succeeding, and as embodied in the sacred literature of early Buddhism, is not representative of the actual Buddhism of any land today. The faithful student of Buddhist literature would be as far removed... more...

  • A Thousand Pieces of Goldby Adeline Yen Mah

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    In this poignant memoir the New York Times bestselling author of Falling Leaves , Adeline Yen Mah, provides a fascinating window into the history and cultural soul of China. Combining personal reflections, rich historical insights, and proverbs handed down to her by her grandfather, Yen Mah shares the wealth of Chinese civilization with Western... more...

  • The Chinese in Americaby Iris Chang

    Penguin Publishing Group 2004; US$ 20.00

    ?Engrossing... The Chinese Americans? struggle for success, its costs and tenuousness, are major themes in Chang?s highly readable, panoramic history.... Absorbing, passionate.? ? San Francisco Chronicle ?A thought-provoking overview of how the Chinese have been an integral part of American history... An exemplary achievement.? ? Christian Science... 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...