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  • Is the East Still Red?by Gary Blank

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    Leftist observers of China's political economy, whether they are adulatory or dismissive, have fundamentally misunderstood the role of the market more...

  • Empires of Coalby Shellen Wu

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    From 1868?1872, German geologist Ferdinand von Richthofen went on an expedition to China. His reports on what he found there would transform Western interest in China from the land of porcelain and tea to a repository of immense coal reserves. By the 1890s, European and American powers and the Qing state and local elites battled for control over the... more...

  • Written in the Ruinsby Paul Chiasson

    Dundurn 2016; US$ 11.99

    Written in the Ruins investigates the ruins at St. Peters, in the southern part of Cape Breton Island, where amazing evidence supports a wild theory that could answer all the questions raised by the island?s curious, unresolved history: was it settled by the Chinese long before Europeans arrived? more...

  • Mao's Road to Powerby Stuart Schram; Timothy Cheek; Roderick MacFarquhar

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This eighth volume covers the period 1942 to 1945 when Mao asserted his status as the incarnation and symbol of the Chinese Revolution and the sinification of Marxism-Leninism. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Chinese Cultural Revolutionby Guo Jian; Yongyi Song; Yuan Zhou

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 129.99

    This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Chinese Cultural Revolution covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, glossary, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book... more...

  • Street of Eternal Happinessby Rob Schmitz

    Hodder & Stoughton 2016; US$ 24.99

    ' Enjoyable and illuminating . . . Rob Schmitz writes with great affection' Guardian Shanghai: a global city in the midst of a renaissance, where dreamers arrive each day to partake in a mad torrent of capital, ideas and opportunity. Rob Schmitz is one of them. He immerses himself in his neighbourhood, forging relationships with ordinary people... more...

  • The Art of War / The Book of Lord Shangby Sun Tzu; Shang Yang; Robert Wilkinson; Yuan Shibing; J.J.L. Duyvendak; Tom Griffith

    Wordsworth Editions Ltd 2012; US$ 4.49

    The two political works in this text are the product of a time of intense turmoil in Chinese history. Dating from an epoch in Chinese history known as the "Period of the Warring States" (4003 - 221 BC), they anticipate by nearly 2000 years Niccolo Machiavelli's treatises on the same subjects. more...

  • The Book Worlds of East Asia and Europe, 1450–1850by Joseph P. McDermott; Peter Burke

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2015; US$ 80.00

    This volume provides the first comparative survey of the relations between the two most active book worlds in Eurasia between 1450 and 1850. Prominent scholars in book history explore different approaches to publishing, printing, and book culture. They discuss the extent of technology transfer and book distribution between the two regions and show... more...

  • Tibetan Environmentalists in Chinaby Liu Jianqiang; Ian Rowen; Cyrus K. Hui; Emily T. Yeh

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 99.99

    In weaving together the life stories of five extraordinary contemporary Tibetans involved in environmental protection, this book shows Tibetans as both products of an admirable culture and as complex individuals negotiating religious ideals, economic change, and sociopolitical constraints. In short, it opens up a whole new way of understanding Tibet.... more...

  • The Discursive Construction of Intercultural Understanding in Chinaby Wang Xi

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 89.99

    This ethnographic study of an international curriculum program in China provides a holistic picture of classroom communication and describes patterns of discursive practice so that readers might vicariously experience the discursive construction of intercultural understanding. Through critical discourse analysis, this book reveals unequal access... more...