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  • The Ugly Wife Is a Treasure at Homeby Melissa Margaret Schneider

    Potomac Books Inc. 2014; US$ 18.95

    The ugly wife is a treasure at home is not just an idle expression in China. For centuries, Chinese marriage involved matchmakers, child brides, dowries, and concubines, until the Peoples Republic of China was established by Mao Zedong and his Communist Party in 1949. Initially encouraging citizens to reject traditional arranged marriages and instead... more...

  • Taiwan's Statesmanby Richard Kagan

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    A well-known observer of Taiwan and Asian history and culture provides an insightful biography of Lee Teng Hui, the pro-democracy statesman and former president of the Republic of China. As head of the Taiwanese government from 1988 to 2000, Lee managed, without violence or major civil unrest, to reform the authoritarian state into a constitutional... 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...

  • Modern China: All That Mattersby Jonathan Clements

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; US$ 7.99

    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...

  • China: Its History and Cultureby W. Scott Morton; Charlton M. Lewis

    McGraw-Hill Education 2004; US$ 19.95

    ?A wonderful job! So lucid, beautfully written, with great range and insight. This will set a new standard for short general histories of China.? ?Michael Gasster, professor emeritus of history at Rutgers University Newly updated and revised, China: Its History and Culture, Fourth Edition, incorporates the crucial social and economic changes... more...

  • Chinese Rulesby Tim Clissold

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    From the author of the acclaimed Mr. China comes another rollicking adventure story?part memoir, part history, part business imbroglio?that offers valuable lessons to help Westerners win in China. In the twenty-first century, the world has tilted eastwards in its orbit; China grows confident while the West seems mired in doubt. Having lived and... more...

  • China 1945by Richard Bernstein

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 30.00

    A riveting account of the watershed moment in America?s dealings with China that forever altered the course of East-West relations As 1945 opened, America was on surprisingly congenial terms with China?s Communist rebels?their soldiers treated their American counterparts as heroes, rescuing airmen shot down over enemy territory. Chinese leaders talked... 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...

  • China's Twentieth Centuryby Wang Hui

    Verso Books 2015; 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...

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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 23.99

    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...