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  • The Scholar and the Tigerby David Wen-wei Chang; Alden R. Carter

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 33.99

    The Scholar and the Tiger is at once a compelling family saga, thriller, social history, and spiritual journey. Written by a noted scholar, assisted by a writer friend, the story brings to life a tumultuous period in Chinese history while providing insights into China's emergence as a global power. Wen-wei Chang was born in 1929 as famine gripped... more...

  • The Great Wallby John Man

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 16.95

    It is a wonder of the world. Every year, hundreds of thousands of tourists journey to the Great Wall of China, and a myriad of photographs have made it familiar to millions more. Yet its story remains mysterious and steeped in myth. In this riveting account, John Man travels the entire length of the Great Wall and across two millennia to find the... more...

  • Early Chinese Religion: Part One: Shang through Han (1250 BC-220 AD) (2 vols)by John Lagerwey; Marc Kalinowski

    BRILL 2008; US$ 369.00

    Together, and for the first time in any language, the 24 essays gathered in these volumes provide a composite picture of the history of religion in ancient China from the emergence of writing ca. 1250 BC to the collapse of the first major imperial dynasty in 220 AD. It is a multi-faceted tale of changing gods and rituals that includes the emergence... more...

  • The Great Wallby John Man

    Transworld 2010; US$ 15.98

    China's Great Wall north of Beijing is one of the world's most famous sights. Millions every year climb the line of stone snaking over mountains. We all feel we know the Wall. But we are wrong. It is too big, too varied, too complex to be captured by a few images or a day-trip. Myths surround it. Many believe that the stone barrier marches... more...

  • Chinese Lessonsby John Pomfret

    Henry Holt and Co. 2006; US$ 18.99

    "A highly personal, honest, funny and well-informed account of China's hyperactive effort to forget its past and reinvent its future."-- The New York Times Book Review As one the first American students admitted to China after the communist revolution, John Pomfret was exposed to a country still emerging from the twin tragedies of the... more...

  • China's Great Trainby Abrahm Lustgarten

    Henry Holt and Co. 2009; US$ 23.99

    A vivid account of China's unstoppable quest to build a railway into Tibet, and its obsession to transform its land and its people In the summer of 2006, the Chinese government fulfilled a fifty-year plan to build a railway into Tibet. Since Mao Zedong first envisioned it, the line had grown into an imperative, a critical component of China's breakneck... more...

  • City of Heavenly Tranquillityby Jasper Becker

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 17.58

    The great city of Beijing, capital of China from the ninth century, and given its form for five hundred years by the Ming Dynasty, was for a millennium one of the most extraordinary places on earth. At a time when London, Paris, or Rome had only several hundred thousand residents, Beijing held over a million. This book tells the history of this great... more...

  • China in Disintegrationby James E. Sheridan

    Free Press 2008; Not Available

    After the 1911 fall of the Manchus came the most hideous breakdown in Chinese history. Sheridan, a Northwestern University scholar, concentrates on the Kuomintang movement of Chiang Kai-shek, insisting that we judge a political force by whether it solves the problems posed to it, not, as Chiang's partisans prefer, by means of what-if's. Sheridan's... more...

  • US Armed Forces in China 1856-1941by John Langellier; Mike Chappell

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.99

    This volume reveals the little-known story of the 90-year presence of American forces in China until the fall of Peking in 1941. Included is coverage of the first operations on the Pearl River in 1856 as well as US involvement in the Boxer Rebellion of 1900. As China entered a chaotic period in her history, known as the years of the "Warlords," American... more...

  • Chinese Warlord Armies 1911-30by Philip Jowett; Stephen Walsh

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    Discover the men behind one of the most exotic military environments of the 20th century. Humiliatingly defeated in the Sino-Japanese War 1894-95 and the Boxer Rebellion of 1900, Imperial China collapsed into revolution in the early 20th century and a republic was proclaimed in 1912. From the death of the first president in 1916 to the rise of the... more...