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  • 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...

  • The Inside Story of China's High-Tech Industryby Yu Zhou

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 31.99

    In the 1980s, China faced the monumental task of creating, from scratch, internationally competitive companies. This challenge was especially daunting in the information and communications technology sector. The Inside Story of China's High-Tech Industry describes the emergence and growth of this industry through an analysis of China's leading science... more...

  • Gender in Motionby Bryna Goodman; Wendy Larson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 31.99

    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 several... more...

  • Critical Materialsby Richard Silberglitt; James T. Bartis; Brian G. Chow; David L. An; Kyle Brady

    RAND Corporation 2013; US$ 9.95

    A high percentage of many raw and semi-finished materials critical to U.S. manufacturing are imported. China is the controlling producer of 11 of these materials and has instituted export restrictions that have led to two-tier pricing, creating pressure to move manufacturing to China. This report suggests the need for actions to mitigate the impact... more...

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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 32.99

    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...

  • A Political Life in Ming Chinaby John W. Dardess

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 74.99

    This fascinating history uncovers the hidden political world of Ming China, exploring how the most powerful man in mid-sixteenth-century China steered the empire through the worst crises it had ever faced. Distinguished scholar John W. Dardess traces how Chief Grand Secretary Xu Jie rose to power and successfully shepherded the Ming empire through... more...

  • Modern China: All That Mattersby Jonathan Clements

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; US$ 6.99

    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...

  • Understand Chinese Mythology: Teach Yourselfby Te Lin

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 8.99

    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...

  • The Dragon and the Foreign Devilsby Harry Gelber

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 11.99

    China is the most exciting rising power in the world today. The fact that China may be the next superpower attracts endless interest from all quarters-yet China is still utterly inscrutable to most outsiders. In The Dragon and the Foreign Devils, Harry Gelber illuminates China's present by looking at the broad sweep of foreign relations in its past.... more...

  • Mao's Great Famineby Frank Dikötter

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 9.99

    "Between 1958 and 1962, China descended into hell. Mao Zedong threw his country into a frenzy with the Great Leap Forward, an attempt to catch up to and overtake Britain in less than 15 years The experiment ended in the greatest catastrophe the country had ever known, destroying tens of millions of lives." So opens Frank Dikötter's riveting, magnificently... more...