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  • 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 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$ 16.99

    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...

  • Modern Chinaby Edwin E. Moise

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95

    The past hundred years in China have seen almost continuous transformation and upheaval.  From Confucianist monarchy to warlordism, from fanatically doctrinaire socialist tyranny to almost doctrineless social-capitalism, China has experienced political, cultural and economic  disintegration, reunion, and revolution on an unprecedented scale.   Beginning... more...

  • Keeping Democracy at Bayby Suzanne Pepper

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 47.99

    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...

  • Statecraft and Spectacle in East Asiaby Adam Clulow

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    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$ 79.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Unboundby Dean King

    Little, Brown and Company 2010; US$ 19.25

    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...