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  • Unboundby Dean King

    Little, Brown and Company 2010; US$ 18.93

    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...

  • 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...

  • Genghis Khanby John Man

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 25.99

    Genghis Khan is one of history's immortals, alive in memory as a scourge, hero, military genius and demi-god. To Muslims, Russians and westerners, he is a murderer of millions, a brutal oppressor. Yet in his homeland of Mongolia he is the revered father of the nation, and the Chinese honor him as the founder of a dynasty. In his so-called Mausoleum... more...

  • The Bitter Seaby Charles N. Li

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Military Force and Elite Power in the Formation of Modern Chinaby Edward A. McCord

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • The China Mirageby James Bradley

    Little, Brown and Company 2015; Not Available

    "Bradley is sharp and rueful, and a voice for a more seasoned, constructive vision of our international relations with East Asia." -- Christian Science Monitor James Bradley introduces us to the prominent Americans--including FDR's grandfather, Warren Delano--who in the 1800s made their fortunes in the China opium trade. Meanwhile, American... more...

  • Beijing Bastardby Val Wang

    Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 17.00

    A humorous and moving coming-of-age story that brings a unique, not-quite-outsider?s perspective to China?s shift from ancient empire to modern superpower   Raised in a strict Chinese-American household in the suburbs, Val Wang dutifully got good grades, took piano lessons, and performed in a Chinese dance troupe?until she shaved her head and became... more...