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  • 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...

  • Marxism in the Chinese Revolutionby Arif Dirlik

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 116.00

    Representing a lifetime of research and writing by noted historian Arif Dirlik, the essays collected here explore developments in Chinese socialism and the issues that have occupied historians of the Chinese revolution for the past three decades. These incisive essays range from the origins of socialism in the early twentieth century, through the victory... 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...

  • Mao and the Economic Stalinization of China, 1948–1953by Hua-Yu Li

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 105.00

    In the first systematic study of its kind, Hua-yu Li explains why, in 1953, Mao suddenly changed direction in economic policy and launched China on a Stalinist road to socialism. In so doing, he profoundly changed the country's economic and political landscape. Including rich archival materials recently released from China and Russia, this book carefully... more...

  • The Grand Scribe's Recordsby Ssu-ma Ch'ien; Chiu Ming Chan; Hans van Ess; Jr. William H. Nienhauser; Thomas D. Noel; Marc Nürnberger; Jakob Pöllath; Andreas Siegl; Lianlian Wu

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 59.99

    In The Grand Scribe’s Records: Volume X, readers can follow Ssu-ma Qian’s depiction of the later years of the reign of Emperor Wu of the Han (r. 140–87 BC). The volume begins with four chapters describing the Han’s attempts to subdue states north, east, south and west of the empire. The subsequent long biography of Ssu-ma Hsiang-ju (179–117) presents... more...

  • Culinary Nostalgiaby Mark Swislocki

    Stanford University Press 2008; US$ 24.95

    This book argues that regional food culture is intrinsic to how Chinese connect to the past, live in the present, and imagine their future. It focuses on Shanghai—a food lover's paradise—and identifies the importance of regional food culture at pivotal moments in the city's history, and in Chinese history more generally. more...

  • Global Space and the Nationalist Discourse of Modernityby Xiaobing Tang

    Stanford University Press 1996; US$ 57.50

    This book reexamines the historical thinking of Liang Qichao (1873-1929), one of the few modern Chinese thinkers and cultural critics whose appreciation of modernity was based on first-hand experience of the world space. more...

  • ‘This Culture of Ours’by Peter K. Bol

    Stanford University Press 1994; US$ 35.95

    Addressing one of the great themes in premodern Chinese history, this book traces the transformation of the shared culture of the Chinese learned elite from the seventh to the twelfth centuries. more...

  • A World Trimmed with Furby Jonathan Schlesinger

    Stanford University Press 2017; US$ 65.00

    In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, booming demand for natural resources transformed China and its frontiers. Historians of China have described this process in stark terms: pristine borderlands became breadbaskets. Yet Manchu and Mongolian archives reveal a different story. Well before homesteaders arrived, wild objects from the far north... more...