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  • 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...

  • Concubinage and Servitude in Late Imperial Chinaby Hsieh Bao Hua

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 51.99

    Concubinage and Servitude in Late Imperial China is a survey of the institutions and practice of concubinage and servitude in both the general populace and the imperial palace in Ming-Qing China, focusing on an examination on political and socioeconomic history through the lives of this particular group of distinct, yet associated, individuals.... more...

  • Chaos Under Heavenby Gordon Thomas

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 7.99

    The story behind the struggle for democracy in China and the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, still the subject of widespread government censorship efforts. The first complete book on the Tiananmen Square tragedy reveals how diplomats from the United States, Britain, and Europe knew exact details of the impending massacre of the students in Tiananmen.... more...

  • China Daysby Henrik Drescher

    Chronicle Books LLC 2014; US$ 17.99

    The nation of China is a constant source of fascination, yet we rarely glimpse life beyond its urban centers. Far west of Beijing and Shanghai, in the remote Chinese province of Yunnan, pioneering artist Henrik Drescher settled over a decade ago. While residing in his adopted home, Drescher records his experiences and observations in his illustrated... more...

  • The China Mirageby James Bradley

    Little, Brown and Company 2015; US$ 24.00

    "Bradley is sharp and rueful, and a voice for a more seasoned, constructive vision of our international relations with East Asia." -- Christian Science Monitor James Bradley introduces us to the prominent Americans--including FDR's grandfather, Warren Delano--who in the 1800s made their fortunes in the China opium trade. Meanwhile, American... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Chinese Linguisticsby William S-Y Wang; Chaofen Sun

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 174.99

    This is the first Handbook on Chinese linguistics which offers a broad and comprehensive coverage of the entire field from a multi-disciplinary perspective. All chapters are contributed by leading scholars in their respective areas. more...

  • H.B. Morse, Customs Commissioner and Historian of Chinaby John King Fairbank; Martha Henderson Coolidge; Richard J. Smith

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Hosea Ballou Morse (1855-1934) sailed to China in 1874, and for the next thirty-five years he labored loyally in the Imperial Chinese Maritime Customs Service, becoming one of its most able commissioners and acquiring a deep knowledge of China's economy and foreign relations. After his retirement in 1909, Morse devoted himself to scholarship. He pioneered... more...

  • Is the East Still Red?by Gary Blank

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    Leftist observers of China's political economy, whether they are adulatory or dismissive, have fundamentally misunderstood the role of the market more...

  • Empires of Coalby Shellen Xiao Wu

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    Underground Empires examines how Chinese views of strategic mineral resources developed in the last decades of the Qing dynasty. more...

  • Written in the Ruinsby Paul Chiasson

    Dundurn 2016; US$ 11.99

    Written in the Ruins investigates the ruins at St. Peters, in the southern part of Cape Breton Island, where amazing evidence supports a wild theory that could answer all the questions raised by the island’s curious, unresolved history: was it settled by the Chinese long before Europeans arrived? more...