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  • City of Heavenly Tranquillityby Jasper Becker

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; Not Available

    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...

  • China in Disintegrationby James E. Sheridan

    Free Press 2008; Not Available

    After the 1911 fall of the Manchus came the most hideous breakdown in Chinese history. Sheridan, a Northwestern University scholar, concentrates on the Kuomintang movement of Chiang Kai-shek, insisting that we judge a political force by whether it solves the problems posed to it, not, as Chiang's partisans prefer, by means of what-if's. Sheridan's... more...

  • US Armed Forces in China 1856-1941by John Langellier; Mike Chappell

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.99

    This volume reveals the little-known story of the 90-year presence of American forces in China until the fall of Peking in 1941. Included is coverage of the first operations on the Pearl River in 1856 as well as US involvement in the Boxer Rebellion of 1900. As China entered a chaotic period in her history, known as the years of the "Warlords," American... more...

  • Chinese Warlord Armies 1911-30by Philip Jowett; Stephen Walsh

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    Discover the men behind one of the most exotic military environments of the 20th century. Humiliatingly defeated in the Sino-Japanese War 1894-95 and the Boxer Rebellion of 1900, Imperial China collapsed into revolution in the early 20th century and a republic was proclaimed in 1912. From the death of the first president in 1916 to the rise of the... more...

  • China in Disintegrationby James E. Sheridan

    Free Press 2008; Not Available

    After the 1911 fall of the Manchus came the most hideous breakdown in Chinese history. Sheridan, a Northwestern University scholar, concentrates on the Kuomintang movement of Chiang Kai-shek, insisting that we judge a political force by whether it solves the problems posed to it, not, as Chiang's partisans prefer, by means of what-if's. Sheridan's... more...

  • Gong Hee Fot Choy Book of Fortune revisedby Margarete Ward

    Ten Speed Press 2012; US$ 15.95

    Foretell the future using a deck of regular playing cards and a divination game, which traces its origins to the principles of astrology and Chinese numerology. The familiar Gong hee fot choy! means "greetings of riches," and confirms the ancient belief that life's odds are three-to-one in favor of prosperity over poverty, success over failure,... more...

  • China: A Historyby John Keay

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; Not Available

    Three thousand years of Chinese history in an accessible and authoritative single volume. more...

  • 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...