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

  • 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$ 43.99

    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...

  • A Political Life in Ming Chinaby John W. Dardess

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 74.99

    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$ 25.32

    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...

  • Defending Taiwanby Martin Edmonds; Michael Tsai

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 185.00

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    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...