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  • Recollections of West Hunanby Shen Congwen

    Simon & Schuster 2014; Not Available

    Recollections of Western Hunan is a collection of the letters and essays of Chinese novelist Shen Congwen. Describing his childhood and life in Western Hunan between 1902 and 1937, this collection paints a vivid picture of both the idyllic beauty and turmoil of life in a province once known as the ?bandit area,? a countryside shrouded in mystery,... more...

  • Cultural Analysis in an Age of Globalizationby Benjamin Lee

    Simon & Schuster 2014; Not Available

    Cultural Analysis in an Age of Globalization draws upon contemporary work in anthropology, philosophy, linguistics, and literary theory to analyze the rise of ?speculative capital? and its role in a global shift from production-centered to circulation-centered capitalism. more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    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...

  • Breaking with the Pastby Hans Van de Ven

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    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...

  • Beijing Bastardby Val Wang

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 12.99

    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... more...

  • Regulating Prostitution in Chinaby Elizabeth Remick

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    In the early decades of the twentieth century, prostitution was one of only a few fates available to women and girls besides wife, servant, or factory worker. At the turn of the century, cities across China began to register, tax, and monitor prostitutes, taking different forms in different cities. Intervention by way of prostitution regulation connected... more...

  • King Huiby Jonathan Chamberlain

    Blacksmith Books 2010; US$ 9.99

    Some periods in history are best illuminated by the stories of the people who lived through them. This is one such story ? the bizarre but true account of Peter Hui, a man involved with scandal, corruption, drugs, pirates, triads and colonial high society; who collaborated with the Japanese, spied on the Communists and fought with American servicemen... more...

  • 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...

  • Buddhism Between Tibet and Chinaby Matthew Kapstein

    Wisdom Publications 2014; US$ 34.95

    Exploring the long history of cultural exchange between 'the Roof of the World' and 'the Middle Kingdom,' Buddhism Between Tibet and China features a collection of noteworthy essays that probe the nature of their relationship, spanning from the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907 CE) to the present day. Annotated and contextualized by noted scholar Matthew Kapstein... more...

  • Buddhism Between Tibet and Chinaby Matthew Kapstein

    Wisdom Publications 2014; Not Available

    Exploring the long history of cultural exchange between 'the Roof of the World' and 'the Middle Kingdom,' Buddhism Between Tibet and China features a collection of noteworthy essays that probe the nature of their relationship, spanning from the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907 CE) to the present day. Annotated and contextualized by noted scholar Matthew Kapstein... more...