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China

  • Dams and Development in Chinaby Bryan Tilt

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    China is home to half of the world?s large dams and adds dozens more each year. The benefits are considerable: dams deliver hydropower, provide reliable irrigation water, protect people and farmland against flooding, and produce hydroelectricity in a nation with a seeimingly insatiable appetite for energy. As hydropower responds to a larger share... more...

  • The Dragon and the Eagleby Sunny Auyang

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    This stimulating, uniquely organized, and wonderfully readable comparison of ancient Rome and China offers provocative insights to students and general readers of world history. The book's narrative is clear, completely jargon-free, strikingly independent, and addresses the complete cycles of two world empires. The topics explored include nation formation,... more...

  • Beijing's Power and China's Bordersby Bruce Elleman; Stephen Kotkin; Clive Schofield

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 38.95

    China shares borders with 20 other countries. Each of these neighbors has its own national interests, and in some cases, these include territorial and maritime jurisdictional claims in places that China also claims. Most of these 20 countries have had a history of border conflicts with China; some of them never amicably settled. This book brings together... more...

  • Chinese and Indian Warfare ? From the Classical Age to 1870by Kaushik Roy; Peter Lorge

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    This book examines the differences and similarities between warfare in China and India before 1870, both conceptually and on the battlefield. By focusing on Chinese and Indian warfare, the book breaks the intellectual paradigm requiring non-Western histories and cultures to be compared to the West, and allows scholarship on two of the oldest civilizations... more...

  • Russian Energy Strategy in the European Union, the Former Soviet Union Region, and Chinaby Stylianos A. Sotiriou

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 94.99

    This book examines three bipolar relationships that have emerged as a result of the Eurasian energy triangle ? Russia-Former Soviet Union region, Russia-EU, and Russia-China ?and the ways in which they, along with Putin's foreign energy policy, relate to the debate between neorealism and neoliberal institutionalism. more...

  • When China Ruled the Seasby Louise Levathes

    Open Road Distribution 2014; US$ 11.99

    One hundred years before Columbus and his fellow Europeans began their voyages of discovery, fleets of giant junks commanded by the eunuch admiral Zheng He and filled with the empire?s finest porcelains, lacquerware, and silk ventured to the world?s ?four corners.? Seven epic expeditions brought China?s treasure ships across the China Seas and Indian... more...

  • Mobilizing Shanghai Youthby Kristin Mulready-Stone

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, youth emerged as a new and important social force in many parts of the world. In China the image of this new youth imprinted itself on Chinese consciousness and made clear to potential national leaders that future governments would not be able to ignore China?s youth or expect them simply to step... more...

  • Globalization and Security Relations across the Taiwan Straitby Ming-chin Monique Chu; Scott L. Kastner

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    This book presents an interdisciplinary examination of cross-Taiwan Strait relations and the complex dynamics at play in the region. Since the election of Ma Ying-jeou as Taiwan?s president in 2008, the relationship across the Taiwan Strait?long viewed as one of Asia?s most volatile potential flashpoints?has experienced a remarkable détente. Whether... more...

  • Blinders, Blunders, and Warsby David C. Gompert; Hans Binnendijk; Bonny Lin

    RAND Corporation 2014; US$ 9.95

    The history of wars caused by misjudgments, from Napoleon?s invasion of Russia to America?s invasion of Iraq, reveals that leaders relied on cognitive models that were seriously at odds with objective reality. Blinders, Blunders, and Wars analyzes eight historical examples of strategic blunders regarding war and peace and four examples of decisions... more...

  • Interpreting China as a Regional and Global Powerby Bart Dessein

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    This collection discusses China's contemporary national and international identity as evidenced in its geopolitical impact on the countries in its direct periphery and its functioning in organizations of global governance. This contemporary identity is assessed against the background of the country's Confucian and nationalist history. more...