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  • Luxuriant Gems of the Spring and Autumnby Zhongshu Dong; Sarah Queen; John S. Major

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 64.99

    A major resource expanding the study of early Chinese philosophy, religion, literature, and politics, this book features the first complete English-language translation of the Luxuriant Gems of the Spring and Autumn? (Chunqiu fanlu), one of the key texts of early Confucianism. The work is often ascribed to the Han scholar and court official Dong Zhongshu,... more...

  • Tales of Old Singaporeby Iain Manley

    Earnshaw Books 2012; US$ 12.99

    Using a patchwork of words and images from Singapore?s residents and visitors of yesteryear, this book shares the often untold colonial past of this busy trading port while shedding light on Asian culture. Old Singapore was an eclectic trade emporium where an ethnically and culturally diverse populace coalesced under the aegis of the British Empire.... more...

  • Joy and Sorrow Songs of Ancient Chinaby Ha Poong Kim

    Sussex Academic Press 2016; US$ 19.99

    The Shi Jing is the oldest anthology of Chinese songs. It contains 305 songs of ancient China, composed in the 12th to 7th century BCE. The collection is divided into four parts. The present work is a translation of its first part, namely Guo Feng, which translates as ?songs of states? within the Zhou kingdom (1122?255 BCE). Ha Poong Kim?s translation... more...

  • The Opium War, 1840-1842by Peter Ward Fay

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    This book tells the fascinating story of the war between England and China that delivered Hong Kong to the English, forced the imperial Chinese government to add four ports to Canton as places in which foreigners could live and trade, and rendered irreversible the process that for almost a century thereafter distinguished western relations with this... more...

  • 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...