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China

  • The Porcelain Thiefby Huan Hsu

    Crown/Archetype 2015; US$ 27.00

    A journalist travels throughout mainland China and Taiwan in search of his family?s hidden treasure and comes to understand his ancestry as he never has before.   In 1938, when the Japanese arrived in Huan Hsu?s great-great-grandfather Liu?s Yangtze River hometown of Xingang, Liu was forced to bury his valuables, including a vast collection of prized... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Science and Technology in Modern Chinaby Lawrence R. Sullivan; Nancy Y. Liu

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 134.99

    The historical dictionary provides information on science and technology in China from the late nineteenth century to the present including: a chronology; introduction; extensive bibliography; over 700 cross-referenced dictionary entries on major scientific and technological fields and sub-fields; entries on western scholars and... more...

  • Cinema Approaching Realityby Victor Fan

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    In Cinema Approaching Reality, Victor Fan brings together, for the first time, Chinese and Euro-American film theories and theorists to engage in critical debates about film in Shanghai and Hong Kong from the 1920s through 1940s. His point of departure is a term popularly employed by Chinese film critics during this period, bizhen , often translated... 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...

  • Meet Me in Veniceby Suzanne Ma

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 25.99

    This compelling book explores the flood of Chinese immigrants to the West through the extraordinary story of Ye Pei, a determined teenager who set off to Venice to reunite with her mother, who had left years earlier. In a remarkable feat of immersion journalism, Suzanne Ma takes readers deep into a misunderstood subculture, illuminating the humanity... more...

  • The Origins of the Lost Fleet of the Mongol Empireby Randall James Sasaki

    Texas A&M University Press 2015; Not Available

    In The Origins of the Lost Fleet of the Mongol Empire , Randall Sasaki provides a starting point for understanding the technology of the failed Mongol invasion of Japan in 1281 CE, as well as the history of shipbuilding in East Asia. He has created a timber category database, analyzed methods of joinery, and studied contemporary approaches to shipbuilding... more...

  • China?s Incomplete Military Transformationby Michael S. Chase; Jeffrey Engstrom; Tai Ming Cheung; Kristen A. Gunness; Scott Warren Harold; Susan Puska; Samuel K. Berkowitz

    RAND Corporation 2015; US$ 9.95

    Through extensive primary source analysis and independent analysis, this report seeks to answer a number of important questions regarding the state of China?s armed forces. The authors found that the PLA is keenly aware of its many weaknesses and is vigorously striving to correct them. Although it is only natural to focus on the PLA?s growing capabilities,... more...

  • The Hundred-Year Marathonby Michael Pillsbury

    Henry Holt and Co. 2015; US$ 30.99

    One of the U.S. government's leading China experts reveals the hidden strategy fueling that country's rise - and how Americans have been seduced into helping China overtake us as the world's leading superpower. For more than forty years, the United States has played an indispensable role helping the Chinese government build a booming economy,... more...

  • Indian and Chinese Immigrant Communitiesby Jayati Bhattacharya; Coonoor Kripalani

    Anthem Press 2015; US$ 99.00

    This interdisciplinary collection of essays offers a window onto the overseas Indian and Chinese communities in Asia. Contributions give insight on the interactive role of the cultural and religious ?other?, the diasporic absorption of local beliefs and customs, and the practical business networks and operational mechanisms unique to these communities.... more...

  • Dandyism and Transcultural Modernityby Hsiao-yen Peng

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    This book views the Neo-Sensation mode of writing as a traveling genre, or style, that originated in France, moved on to Japan, and then to China. The author contends that modernity is possible only on "the transcultural site"?transcultural in the sense of breaking the divide between past and present, elite and popular, national and regional, male... more...