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  • The Great Wall of China 221 BC-AD 1644by Stephen Turnbull; Steve Noon

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    The most famous example of fortification in the world, the Great Wall of China stretches for more than 6,000km across inhospitable terrain. Charting its development from its earliest origins in the 7th century BC through to the present day, this account reveals the true history of the wall, and explores the myths that surround it. Included are... more...

  • The A to Z of the Chinese Cultural Revolutionby Guo Jian; Yongyi Song; Yuan Zhou

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 33.99

    The Cultural Revolution in the People's Republic of China started in 1966 and lasted about a decade. This revolutionary upsurge of Chinese students and workers, led by Mao Zedong, wreaked havoc in the world's most populous country, often turning things upside down and undermining the party, government, and army while simultaneously weakening the economy,... more...

  • Gage Street Courtesanby Christopher New

    Earnshaw Books 2013; US$ 15.99

    Franziska Goldmann, an opera singer fallen on hard times, has become the star courtesan in 19th century Hong Kong. A chance encounter with Queen Victoria?s musical second son seems to offer Franziska an opportunity to resume her career as a singer. But, it is the other unpredictable characters in her life, including her German anarchist lover and a... more...

  • Four Sisters of Hofeiby Annping Chin

    Scribner 2013; US$ 15.00

    Four Sisters of Hofei is an intimate encounter with Chinese history, told through the collective memory and stories of four sisters born between 1908 and 1924, and with the benefit of the extraordinary knowledge of Yale historian Annping Chin. Now in their late eighties and early nineties, the Chang sisters lived through a century of historic change... more...

  • Modern China: All That Mattersby Jonathan Clements

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; Not Available

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  • Modern China: All That Mattersby Jonathan Clements

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; US$ 11.35

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  • Afrasiaby Seifudein Adem; Ali A. Mazrui

    University Press of America 2013; US$ 42.99

    Is there a new scramble for Africa involving China, Japan, and India in competition with each other and with the Western world? This book explores the historical and unfolding dynamic interactions among China, India, Japan, and Africa and their ramifications. more...

  • The Bitter Seaby Charles N. Li

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    A haunting and illuminating true story of growing up in the turbulent early years of modern China In this exceptional memoir, Charles N. Li brings into focus the growth pains of a nation undergoing torturous rebirth and offers an intimate understanding of the intricate, subtle, and yet all-powerful traditions that bind the Chinese family. Born... more...

  • The Man Who Loved Chinaby Simon Winchester

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    In sumptuous and illuminating detail, Simon Winchester, the bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman ("Elegant and scrupulous"? New York Times Book Review ) and Krakatoa ("A mesmerizing page-turner"? Time ) brings to life the extraordinary story of Joseph Needham, the brilliant Cambridge scientist who unlocked the most closely held secrets... more...

  • Scattered Sandby Hsiao-Hung Pai; Gregor Benton

    Verso Books 2012; US$ 19.95

    Each year, 200 million workers from China?s vast rural interior travel between cities and provinces in search of employment: the largest human migration in history. This indispensable army of labour accounts for half of China?s GDP, but is an unorganized workforce??scattered sand,? in Chinese parlance?and the most marginalized and impoverished group... more...