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  • 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...

  • Confucianism and Family Rituals in Imperial Chinaby Patricia Buckley Ebrey

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.50

    To explore the historical connections between Confucianism and Chinese society, this book examines the social and cultural processes through which Confucian texts on family rituals were written, circulated, interpreted, and used as guides to action. Weddings, funerals, and ancestral rites were central features of Chinese culture; they gave drama to... more...

  • China in Transformationby Colin Mackerras

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    In the first half of the twentieth century, China moved from a millennium of imperial rule to the Communist Party-led People?s Republic of China which remains today.  China in Transformation argues that this enormously significant period in Chinese history saw wrenching change throughout Chinese society amounting to a social, cultural and political... more...

  • Record of Buddhist Monasteries in Lo-Yangby Hsüan-chih Yang; Yi-t'ung Wang

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.95

    A Record of Buddhist Monasteries in Lo-yang (the Lo-Yang ch'ieh-lan chi) is a major document of Chinese history and literature. This translation of the sixth- century A.D. classic describes the main Buddhist monasteries and nunneries of Lo-yang and the political, economic, and social conditions at a time when that city was the capital of the Northern... more...

  • The Chinese and the Japaneseby Akira Iriye

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 48.00

    Together these essays tell the story of how two highly self-conscious cultures, with long and proud traditions of their own, have defined themselves both with respect to one another and under the influence of the West. Originally published in 1980. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available... more...

  • China Under Mongol Ruleby Jr. John D. Langlois

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 64.50

    Encompassing history, politics, religion, and art, this collection of essays on Chinese civilization under the Mongols challenges the previously held views that Mongol rule had only negative consequences. Originally published in 1981. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print... more...

  • The Partyby Richard McGregor

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    ?Few outsiders have any realistic sense of the innards, motives, rivalries, and fears of the Chinese Communist leadership. But we all know much more than before, thanks to Richard McGregor?s illuminating and richly-textured look at the people in charge of China?s political machinery.... Invaluable.? ? James Fallows, National Correspondent for The... 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... 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...

  • 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...