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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Bitter Seaby Charles N. Li

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    A haunting and illuminating true story of growing up in the turbulent early years of modern China In this exceptional memoir, Charles N. Li brings into focus the growth pains of a nation undergoing torturous rebirth and offers an intimate understanding of the intricate, subtle, and yet all-powerful traditions that bind the Chinese family. Born... 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...