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  • Statecraft and Spectacle in East Asiaby Adam Clulow

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Statecraft and Spectacle in East Asia is a multidisciplinary collection of essays that explores the intertwined histories of Taiwan and Japan across the long sweep of the early modern and modern periods. Drawing on new research by scholars from Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific, it moves beyond the conventional focus on the mechanics of the... more...

  • A Political Life in Ming Chinaby John W. Dardess

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 84.99

    This fascinating history uncovers the hidden political world of Ming China, exploring how the most powerful man in mid-sixteenth-century China steered the empire through the worst crises it had ever faced. Distinguished scholar John W. Dardess traces how Chief Grand Secretary Xu Jie rose to power and successfully shepherded the Ming empire through... more...

  • The Chinese Revolution in the 1920sby Roland Felber; A.M. Grigoriev; Mechthild Leutner; M.L. Titarenko

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Based mainly on Russian and Chinese archival sources that have become available only since the early 1990s, the authors of this collection explore the main aspects of the Chinese Revolution in the crucial period of the 1920s, such as the United Front policy, the development of communism, the Guomindang perspective, institutional issues and social movements.... more...

  • Defending Taiwanby Martin Edmonds; Michael Tsai

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Recent concern about mainland China's intentions towards Taiwan, and more general concern about the risk of instability in the region, has led to growing interest in Taiwan's military strategy, in how Taiwan perceives threats to itself, and in how the Taiwanese military are reacting to these perceived threats. This book, which includes contributions... more...

  • Shang Yun-Xiang Style Xingyiquanby Li Wen-Bin; Shang Zhi-Rong; Li Hong; Lu Mei-Hui

    North Atlantic Books 2014; US$ 17.99

    A modern classic, Shang Yun-Xiang Style Xingyiquan is essential for Xingyiquan practitioners and a useful guide for any practitioner of the Chinese martial arts. While focusing on Shang-style Xingyiquan (derived from author Li Wen-Bin's training under Grandmaster Shang Yun-Xiang), this book clearly breaks down the fundamentals of those movements... more...

  • Military Force and Elite Power in the Formation of Modern Chinaby Edward A. McCord

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    The China we know today emerged at the end of a long period of internal rebellions, civil wars, foreign invasions, and revolutionary insurrections that stretched across the nineteenth century to the mid-point of the twentieth. This book explores one important consequence of this situation?the increased role of military force in the determination of... more...

  • Breaking with the Pastby Hans Van de Ven

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 54.99

    From 1854 to 1952, the Chinese Maritime Customs Service delivered one-third to one-half of all revenue available to China?s central authorities. Much more than a tax collector, the institution managed China?s harbors and surveyed the Chinese coast. It oversaw a college training Chinese diplomats; translated legal, philosophical, economic, and scientific... more...

  • Regulating Prostitution in Chinaby Elizabeth Remick

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    In the early decades of the twentieth century, prostitution was one of only a few fates available to women and girls besides wife, servant, or factory worker. At the turn of the century, cities across China began to register, tax, and monitor prostitutes, taking different forms in different cities. Intervention by way of prostitution regulation connected... more...

  • Buddhism Between Tibet and Chinaby Matthew Kapstein

    Wisdom Publications 2014; US$ 34.95

    Exploring the long history of cultural exchange between 'the Roof of the World' and 'the Middle Kingdom,' Buddhism Between Tibet and China features a collection of noteworthy essays that probe the nature of their relationship, spanning from the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907 CE) to the present day. Annotated and contextualized by noted scholar Matthew Kapstein... more...

  • King Huiby Jonathan Chamberlain

    Blacksmith Books 2010; US$ 9.99

    Some periods in history are best illuminated by the stories of the people who lived through them. This is one such story ? the bizarre but true account of Peter Hui, a man involved with scandal, corruption, drugs, pirates, triads and colonial high society; who collaborated with the Japanese, spied on the Communists and fought with American servicemen... more...