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  • The Book of Lord Shangby Shang Yang; Yuri Pines

    Columbia University Press 2017; US$ 59.99

    Compiled in China in the fourththird centuries B.C.E., The Book of Lord Shang argues for a new powerful government to penetrate society and turn every man into a diligent tiller and valiant soldier. Creating a rich state and a strong army” will be the first step toward unification of All-under-Heaven.” These ideas served the state of Qin that eventually... more...

  • Chinaby Robert B. Marks

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 37.00

    This deeply informed and clearly written text provides a comprehensive history of China from prehistory to the present. Now updated to include recent political events and scientific research, the book focuses on the interaction of humans and their environment, tracing changes in the physical and cultural world that is home to a fifth of humankind.... more...

  • Land Reform in China and North Vietnamby Edwin E. Moïse

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 29.99

    This first book to consider land reform in both countries show that reform, as the Communists have conducted it, can be justified in China and North Vietnam for both economic reasons and ideological imperatives. Moise argues that the violence associated with land reform was as much a function of the social inequities that preceded reform as it was... more...

  • Japanese for Sinologistsby Prof. Dr. Joshua A. Fogel

    University of California Press 2017; US$ 69.95

    For many years it has been known that scholars of Chinese history and culture must keep abreast of scholarship in Japan, but the great majority have found that to be difficult. Japanese for Sinologists is the first textbook dedicated to helping Sinologists learn to read scholarly Japanese writing on China. It includes essays by eminent scholars,... more...

  • Forgotten Diseaseby Hilary A. Smith

    Stanford University Press 2017; US$ 24.95

    Around the turn of the twentieth century, disorders that Chinese physicians had been writing about for over a millennium acquired new identities in Western medicine—sudden turmoil became cholera; flowers of heaven became smallpox; and foot qi became beriberi. Historians have tended to present these new identities as revelations, overlooking evidence... 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...

  • Chinese Strategistsby Dr Ooi Kee Ben

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2006; US$ 9.99

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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 45.00

    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...

  • 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...