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  • China's Twentieth Centuryby Wang Hui

    Verso Books 2016; 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...

  • Leitzeichen des Imperiumsby Erhard Rosner

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 64.35

    Es ist seit langem bekannt, dass chinesische Ortsnamen aus der Kaiserzeit nicht selten Schriftzeichen enthalten, die ?Frieden?, ?Harmonie?, ?Wohlstand? und ähnliches verheißen. Weniger bekannt ist hingegen, dass solche Namen vielfach in knapper Form ein regelrechtes politisches Programm signalisieren. Kombinationen wie Guihua (?Sich der Veränderung... more...

  • Paper Tigerby Xu Zhiyuan

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 14.57

    In PAPER TIGER the Chinese journalist and intellectual Xu Zhiyuan paints a portrait of the world's second-largest economy via a thoughtful and wide-ranging series of mini essays on contemporary Chinese society. Xu Zhiyuan describes the many stages upon which China's great transformation is taking place, from Beijing's Silicon district to a cruise... more...

  • Republican Lensby Joan Judge

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 70.00

    What can we learn about modern Chinese history by reading a marginalized set of materials from a widely neglected period? In Republican Lens , Joan Judge retrieves and revalorizes the vital brand of commercial culture that arose in the period surrounding China?s 1911 Revolution. Dismissed by high-minded ideologues of the late 1910s and largely overlooked... more...

  • Beyond the Passby James Millward

    Stanford University Press 1998; US$ 60.00

    As analysis of the revenue available to Qing garrisons in Xinjiang reveals, imperial control over the region in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries depended upon sizeable yearly subsidies from China. In an effort to satisfy criticism of their expansion into Xinjiang and make the territory pay for itself, the Qing court permitted local authorities... more...

  • Duel in the Snowsby Charles Allen

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; Not Available

    In December 1903 a British army marched over the Himalayas to counter a non-existent Russian threat and was confronted by a medieval Tibetan army ordered to stop it by non-violent means. It was a clash between the mightiest political power in the world and the weakest. Leading the mission was the charismatic Francis Younghusband. Commanding... more...

  • Thinking through Chinaby Jerusha McCormack; John G. Blair

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 31.99

    This innovative book introduces China on its own terms by explaining ten key concepts that frame the way most Chinese people think about the world. Creating a cultural cartography through both text and image, the authors provide readers with a vivid sense of what is uniquely Chinese about China. more...

  • All About Shanghai and Environsby Peter Hibbard

    Earnshaw Books 2008; US$ 11.99

    A classic guidebook from Shanghai?s roaring 1930s. Written with first-hand authority and an enthusiasm that is truly infectious, the authors captured and bottled the madness, excitement, depravity and fast bucks of the greatest boomtown the world had ever seen. Written as a guide for newcomers and visitors, this book today is a fascinating portrait... more...

  • Revolutions as Organizational Changeby Baohui Zhang

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2015; US$ 50.00

    By comparing peasant revolutions in Hunan and Jiangxi between 1926 and 1934, Revolutions as Organizational Change offers a new organizational perspective on peasant revolutions. Utilizing newly available historical materials in the People’s Republic of China in the reform era, it challenges the established view that the great Chinese revolution... more...

  • Chinese Student Migration and Selective Citizenshipby Lisong Liu

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 85.00

    Since China began its open-door and reform policies in 1978, more than three million Chinese students have migrated to study abroad, and the United States has been their top destination. The recent surge of students following this pattern, along with the rising tide of Chinese middle- and upper-classes' emigration out of China, have aroused wide public... more...