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  • City of Heavenly Tranquillityby Jasper Becker

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 12.40

    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...

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

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 39.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Modern China: All That Mattersby Jonathan Clements

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; US$ 6.99

    In Modern China: All That Matters, Jonathan Clements presents China as the Chinese themselves see it. He explains the key issues of national reconstruction; the Cold War, the Cultural Revolution, and the dizzying spectacle of China's economic reform. Clements offers a Chinese perspective on such events as the Handover of Hong Kong, and chronicles the... more...

  • Afrasiaby Ph.D Seifudein Adem; Ali A. Mazrui

    UPA 2013; US$ 45.99

    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...

  • Birth Control in China 1949-2000by Thomas Scharping

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This comprehensive volume analyses Chinese birth policies and population developments from the founding of the People's Republic to the 2000 census. The main emphasis is on China's 'Hardship Number One Under Heaven': the highly controversial one-child campaign, and the violent clash between family strategies and government policies it entails. Birth... more...

  • In the Shadow of the Rising Dragonby Xu Youyu; Hua Ze

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 8.99

    Over the last decade China has undergone a transformation. After the dark days of the Cultural Revolution, it has emerged as one of the twenty-first century's most powerful economies, with millions of citizens now entering the middle class. Yet, despite these rapid changes, China's human rights record remains abysmal, and a heavy shroud of secrecy... more...

  • Forgotten Allyby Rana Mitter

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013; US$ 15.95

    The epic, untold story of China?s devastating eight-year war of resistance against Japan in World War II. more...

  • Keeping Democracy at Bayby Suzanne Pepper

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 49.99

    This thoroughly researched study provides an invaluable account of Hong Kong's political evolution from its founding as a British colony to the present. Exploring the interplay between colonial, capitalist, communist, and democratic forces in shaping Hong Kong's political institutions and culture, Suzanne Pepper offers a fresh perspective on the territory's... more...