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  • 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...

  • One Childby Mei Fong

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 27.00

    A gripping account of China?s failed attempt at social engineering and its pervasive effects on the Chinese people 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...

  • The Dragon Throneby Jonathan Fenby

    Quercus 2015; Not Available

    They were the most powerful rulers on earth. The mighty Qin Shi Huangdu (r. 221-210 BC), who began the construction of the Great Wall. The long-lived Han emperor Wudi (r. 141-87 BC), who developed China as a centralized Confucian state. The soldier-scholar Yongle (r. 1402-24 AD), who raised the Ming dynasty to its military peak. The dowager... 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...

  • Images of the Canton Factories 1760–1822by Paul A. Van Dyke; Maria Kar-wing Mok

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2015; US$ 72.00

    Hundreds of Chinese export paintings of Canton trading houses and shopping streets are in museums and private collections throughout the world, and scholars of art and history have often questioned the reliability of these historical paintings. In this illustrated volume, Paul Van Dyke and Maria Mok examine these Chinese export paintings by matching... more...

  • Street of Eternal Happinessby Rob Schmitz

    Hodder & Stoughton 2016; Not Available

    The Chinese dream is elusive. Pick two people among China's 1.4 billion and they're just as likely to be a BMW-driving urban professional as they are to be a farmer who squeaks by on less than a dollar a day. The Chinese dream works out differently for everyone - and you don't need to be Chinese to have one. One day in the spring of 2012, Rob Schmitz... more...

  • China: A Historyby John Keay

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 13.13

    Three thousand years of Chinese history in an accessible and authoritative single volume. more...

  • The China Boomby Ho-fung Hung

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Many thought China?s rise would fundamentally remake the global order. Yet, much like other developing nations, the Chinese state now finds itself entrenched in a status quo characterized by free trade and American domination. Through a cutting-edge historical, sociological, and political analysis, Ho-fung Hung exposes the competing interests and... more...

  • The Rise of Tea Culture in Chinaby Bret Hinsch

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 74.99

    This distinctive and enlightening book explores development of tea drinking in China, using tea culture to explore the profound question of how Chinese have traditionally expressed individuality. By linking tea to individualism, Bret Hinsch?s deeply researched book makes an original and influential contribution to the history of Chinese culture.... more...