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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Birth Control in China 1949-2000by Thomas Scharping

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    This study reveals how birth control in China is shaped by political, economic and social interests, bureaucratic structures and financial concerns. more...

  • Unboundby Dean King

    Little, Brown and Company 2010; US$ 26.19

    In October 1934, the Chinese Communist Army found itself facing annihilation, surrounded by hundreds of thousands of Nationalist soldiers. Rather than surrender, 86,000 Communists embarked on an epic flight to safety. Only thirty were women. Their trek would eventually cover 4,000 miles over 370 days. Under enemy fire they crossed highland awamps,... more...

  • Unboundby Dean King

    Little, Brown and Company 2010; Not Available

    In October 1934, the Chinese Communist Army found itself facing annihilation, surrounded by hundreds of thousands of Nationalist soldiers. Rather than surrender, 86,000 Communists embarked on an epic flight to safety. Only thirty were women. Their trek would eventually cover 4,000 miles over 370 days. Under enemy fire they crossed highland awamps,... more...

  • Genghis Khanby John Man

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    Genghis Khan is one of history's immortals, alive in memory as a scourge, hero, military genius and demi-god. To Muslims, Russians and westerners, he is a murderer of millions, a brutal oppressor. Yet in his homeland of Mongolia he is the revered father of the nation, and the Chinese honor him as the founder of a dynasty. In his so-called Mausoleum... more...