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  • 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...

  • 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$ 104.99

    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...

  • Marxism in the Chinese Revolutionby Arif Dirlik

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 114.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • A World Trimmed with Furby Jonathan Schlesinger

    Stanford University Press 2016; 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...

  • 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 Yü 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...

  • Sons of Heavenby Terrence Cheng

    HarperCollins US 2002; US$ 11.99

    Sons of Heaven is an epic novel set against the backdrop of one of modern history's most haunting events: the Tiananmen Square Massacre. In June of 1989, the world watched in horror as China's military was mobilized to suppress a student movement that stood for peaceful democracy. Hundreds were killed; others say into the thousands. No one... more...

  • Wuhu Diaryby Emily Prager

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.00

    In 1994 an American writer named Emily Prager met her new daughter LuLu. All she knew about her was that the baby had been born in Wuhu, a city in southern China, and left near a police station in her first three days of life. Her birth mother had left a note with Lulu's western and lunar birth dates. In 1999 Emily and her daughter?now a happy, fearless... more...