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  • 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...

  • Wartime Culture in Guilin, 1938?1944by Pingchao Zhu

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 89.99

    This book examines the development of wartime culture in the Chinese city of Guilin during the Japanese invasion between 1938 and 1944. Controlled and protected by a nationally powerful Guangxi warlord group, Guilin?s liberal atmosphere attracted intellectuals of different social and political backgrounds who engaged in various forms of literary... more...

  • Mao and the Sino?Soviet Partnership, 1945?1959by Zhihua Shen; Yafeng Xia

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 109.99

    Based on archival materials from several countries, especially China, , interviews, and more than twenty years of research on the subject, Zhihua Shen and Yafeng Xia offer a comprehensive look at the Sino?Soviet alliance from the end of the World War II through 1959, when the alliance ended as a result of foreign and domestic policies. Mao and... more...

  • Shanghai 1937by Peter Harmsen

    Casemate Publishers 2015; US$ 15.99

    The New York Times ?bestselling depiction of the Battle of Shanghai?the beginning of a conflict that would echo throughout World War II and the entire twentieth century. At its height, the Battle of Shanghai involved nearly a million Chinese and Japanese soldiers while sucking in three million civilians as unwilling spectators?and often victims.... more...

  • Manchu Decadenceby Edmund Trelawny Backhouse; Derek Sandhaus

    Earnshaw Books 2016; US$ 15.99

    In 1898 a young Englishman walked into a homosexual brothel in Peking and began a journey that he claims took him all the way to the bedchamber of imperial China?s last great ruler, the Empress Dowager Tz?u Hsi. The man was Sir Edmund Backhouse, and his controversial memoirs, Décadence Mandchoue , were published for the first time by Earnshaw Books... more...

  • The Qing Dynasty and Traditional Chinese Cultureby Richard J. Smith

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 39.99

    This engaging and insightful history of the Qing dynasty (1636?1912) offers a systematic discussion of topics such as language, philosophy, religion, art, literature, and social customs. Nuanced and wide-ranging, noted historian Richard J. Smith?s authoritative book provides an essential introduction to late imperial Chinese culture and society.... more...

  • Nanjing 1937by Peter Harmsen

    Casemate Publishers 2015; US$ 14.99

    The infamous Rape of Nanjing looms like a dark shadow over the history of Asia in the twentieth century, and is among the most widely recognized chapters of World War II in China. By contrast, the story of the month-long campaign before this notorious massacre has never been told in its entirety. Nanjing 1937 by Peter Harmsen fills this gap.  ... more...

  • In the Footsteps of Marco Poloby Denis Belliveau; Francis O'Donnell

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 29.95

    Ardent explorers and adventurers Denis Belliveau and Francis O'Donnell followed Marco Polo's route from beginning to end-starting in Venice and trekking through Central Asia, Afghanistan, and ultimately China-traveling 33,000 miles through 20 countries over two years; in jeeps, trains and rickshaws; astride horses and camel; and on foot. The authors... more...

  • The Rise and Decline and Rise of Chinaby Ross Anthony; Kevin Bloom; Daouda Cissé; Martyn Davies; Hester du Plessis; Maxime Lauzon-Lacroix; Garth le Pere; Thaddeus Metz; Richard Poplak; Gauhar Raza; Yongjun Zhao; Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA)

    Real African Publishers 2016; US$ 34.99

    Running like a red thread through this book are the manifestations of Sino-African relations dating back many centuries. In this way, The Rise and Decline and Rise of China: Searching for an Organising Philosophy takes forward the work MISTRA conducted on the Mapungubwe society, one of the advanced states that existed in southern Africa some 800... more...