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  • 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...

  • 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...