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  • Diamond Hillby Feng Chi-shun

    Blacksmith Books 2010; US$ 6.99

    Diamond Hill was one of the poorest and most backward of villages in Hong Kong when Hong Kong itself was poor and backward. Feng Chi-shun moved there in 1956, at the age of nine, as a refugee from China. As he grew up and saw friends become gamblers, triad gangsters and drug peddlers, he realized that self-improvement was the only way out of poverty.... more...

  • The Lone Flagby John Pownall Reeves; Richard J. Garrett; Colin Day

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2014; US$ 48.00

    When Hong Kong fell to the Japanese in 1941, the Portuguese colony of Macao was left as a neutral enclave amidst Japanese-held territory. Nonetheless, John Reeves, the British Consul there remained and continued his work especially providing relief to the 9,000 refugees from Hong Kong. This book is Reeves’ memoir of his extraordinary experiences.... more...

  • The T'ang Code, Volume IIby Wallace Johnson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 86.00 US$ 68.80

    This is the second and final volume of the annotated translation of a seminal Chinese legal text. The T'ang Code, written in 653 A.D., is the most important legal text in East Asian history. Not only is it China's earliest law code to survive in its entirety, influencing all subsequent Chinese law, but it has also served as a model for codes of law... more...

  • Retirement of Revolutionaries in Chinaby Melanie Manion

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 30.95 US$ 24.76

    In this book Melanie Manion analyzes the largest bloodless circulation of elites in history--the massive retirement of officials in the People's Republic of China. Beginning in 1978 and continuing through the 1980s, Chinese leaders in Beijing replaced millions of old cadres, including veterans of the communist revolution, with younger generations... more...

  • The East Asian Regionby Gilbert Rozman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 36.95 US$ 29.56

    The contributors to this volume range over 2,000 years of history as they show how Confucian values spread throughout the region in premodern times and how these values were transformed in an age of modernization. The introduction by Gilbert Rozman discusses the special character of East Asia. In Part I Patricia Ebrey analyzes the Confucianization... more...

  • Concubinage and Servitude in Late Imperial Chinaby Hsieh Bao Hua

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 114.99

    Concubinage and Servitude in Late Imperial China is a survey of the institutions and practice of concubinage and servitude in both the general populace and the imperial palace in Ming-Qing China, focusing on an examination on political and socioeconomic history through the lives of this particular group of distinct, yet associated, individuals.... more...

  • Chaos Under Heavenby Gordon Thomas

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 7.99

    The first complete book on the Tiananmen Square tragedy reveals how diplomats from the United States, Britain, and Europe knew exact details of the impending massacre of the students in Tiananmen. In a vivid narrative window into secret meetings in the Oval Office, CIA headquarters, and the private compound of China?s leaders, more than one hundred... more...

  • China Daysby Henrik Drescher

    Chronicle Books LLC 2014; US$ 17.99

    The nation of China is a constant source of fascination, yet we rarely glimpse life beyond its urban centers. Far west of Beijing and Shanghai, in the remote Chinese province of Yunnan, pioneering artist Henrik Drescher settled over a decade ago. While residing in his adopted home, Drescher records his experiences and observations in his illustrated... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Chinese Linguisticsby William S-Y Wang; Chaofen Sun

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 174.99 US$ 150.49

    This is the first Handbook on Chinese linguistics which offers a broad and comprehensive coverage of the entire field from a multi-disciplinary perspective. All chapters are contributed by leading scholars in their respective areas. more...

  • H.B. Morse, Customs Commissioner and Historian of Chinaby John King Fairbank; Martha Henderson Coolidge; Richard J. Smith

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Hosea Ballou Morse (1855-1934) sailed to China in 1874, and for the next thirty-five years he labored loyally in the Imperial Chinese Maritime Customs Service, becoming one of its most able commissioners and acquiring a deep knowledge of China's economy and foreign relations. After his retirement in 1909, Morse devoted himself to scholarship. He pioneered... more...