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- 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$ 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 49.00 US$ 39.20
A study of the growth of semi-personal Chinese armies and the rise of militarists to a position that permitted them to seize power upon the breakdown of the monarchic system. It traces the modernization of the land forces of the Chinese Empire and evaluates progress attained up to the establishment of the Republic in 1912. Ralph Powell is on leave... more...
- Earnshaw Books 2012; US$ 11.99
Shanghai in the 1930s was one of the world's most dangerous cities, with kidnappings and murders as daily occurrences. British police officer E. W. Peters of the Shanghai Municipal Police leads the way down the city's dark lanes and alleys, through a crime-ridden underworld of brothels, opium dens, and gambling parlors. This often riotous, true-crime... more...