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  • Global Space and the Nationalist Discourse of Modernityby Xiaobing Tang

    Stanford University Press 1996; US$ 57.50 US$ 52.50

    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 Bol

    Stanford University Press 1994; US$ 35.95 US$ 32.50

    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 2016; US$ 65.00 US$ 58.99

    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...

  • Chinese History and Culture, volume 1by Ying-shih Yu; Josephine Chiu-Duke; Michael S Duke

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 64.99

    The recipient of the Kluge Prize for lifetime achievement in the humanities and the Tang Prize for revolutionary research? in Sinology, Ying-shih YŁ is a premier scholar of Chinese studies. Chinese History and Culture volumes 1 and 2 bring his extraordinary oeuvre to English-speaking readers. Spanning two thousand years of social, intellectual,... more...

  • Chinese History and Culture, volume 2by Ying-shih Yu; Josephine Chiu-Duke; Michael S Duke

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 64.99

    Chinese History and Culture is an indispensable two-volume resource for scholars of China. The books arrange the most significant works of a legendary Sinologist into a comprehensive course on Chinese civilization. Volume 2 of Chinese History and Culture completes Ying-shih YŁ?s systematic reconstruction and exploration of Chinese thought over... more...

  • Out of Chinaby Robert Bickers

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 42.29

    The extraordinary and essential story of how China became the powerful country it is today. Even at the high noon of Europe's empires China managed to be one of the handful of countries not to succumb. Invaded, humiliated and looted, China nonetheless kept its sovereignty. Robert Bickers' major new book is the first to describe fully what... more...

  • Staging Chinese Revolutionby Xiaomei Chen

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 59.99

    Staging Chinese Revolution surveys fifty years of theatrical propaganda performances in China, revealing a dynamic, commercial capacity in works often dismissed as artifacts of censorship. Spanning the 1960s through the 2010s, Xiaomei Chen reads films, plays, operas, and television shows from an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective, demonstrating... more...

  • Tales About China and the Chineseby Peter Parley; Andrew Chubb

    Earnshaw Books 2016; US$ 11.99

    Filled with a whimsical sense of humor and fantastic fables of faraway lands, this book, originally written for children, offers a Western perspective on China in the mid-19th century. Using vivid detail and excellent cartoons, it demonstrates the clash between the Marco Polo?inspired view of a mythically serene†China and the political realities of... more...

  • Ancient Chinaby John S. Major; Constance A. Cook

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 58.95

    Ancient China: A History surveys the East Asian Heartland Region ? the geographical area that eventually became known as China ? from the Neolithic period through the Bronze Age, to the early imperial era of Qin and Han, up to the threshold of the medieval period in the third century CE. For most of that long span of time there was no such place... more...

  • Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society China Vol.75 No.1by The Royal Asiatic Society

    Earnshaw Books 2016; US$ 19.99

    The Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, China branch. 2013 edition. more...