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  • Little Aunt Craneby Geling Yan; Esther Tyldesley

    Random House 2015; US$ 23.98

    In the last days of World War II, the Japanese occupation of Manchuria has collapsed. As the Chinese move in, the elders of the Japanese settler village of Sakito decide to preserve their honour by killing all the villagers in an act of mass suicide. Only 16-year-old Tatsuru escapes. But Tatsuru's trials have just begun. As she flees, she falls... more...

  • The Lone Flagby John Pownall Reeves; Richard J. Garrett; Colin Day

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2014; US$ 48.00

    When Hong Kong fell to the Japanese in 1941, the Portuguese colony of Macao was left as a neutral enclave amidst Japanese-held territory. Nonetheless, John Reeves, the British Consul there remained and continued his work especially providing relief to the 9,000 refugees from Hong Kong. This book is Reeves’ memoir of his extraordinary experiences.... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Memoirby Xiaolu Guo

    Random House 2017; US$ 27.18

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  • Menschenrechte und Demokratie in Chinaby Reinhard Zöllner; Thoralf Klein

    Iudicium Verlag 2006; US$ 8.17

    Menschenrechte und Demokratie gehören zu den umstrittensten Themen in der politischen Entwicklung Chinas. Die Autoren loten aus historischer und politikwissenschaftlicher Sicht aus, welche Chancen bestehen, um sie in China zu verwirklichen. Jenseits der Frontstellung von westlich-universalistischen Menschenrechten und traditionellen ?asiatischen"... 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...

  • Muslim, Trader, Nomad, Spyby Sulmaan Wasif Khan

    The University of North Carolina Press 2015; US$ 33.99

    In 1959, the Dalai Lama fled Lhasa, leaving the People's Republic of China with a crisis on its Tibetan frontier. Sulmaan Wasif Khan tells the story of the PRC's response to that crisis and, in doing so, brings to life an extraordinary cast of characters: Chinese diplomats appalled by sky burials, Guomindang spies working with Tibetans in Nepal, traders... 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...