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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Casemate Publishers 2015; US$ 14.99
This deeply researched book describes one of the great forgotten battles of the 20th century. At its height, it involved nearly a million Chinese and Japanese soldiers, while sucking in three million civilians as unwilling spectators?and often victims. It turned what had been a Japanese adventure in China into a general war between the two oldest... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...