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China

  • Chinese Characteristicsby Arthur Smith

    Earnshaw Books 2016; US$ 11.99

    Arthur Smith was one of the top Sinologists of the late 19th century and early 20th century, and Chinese Characteristics is the book which best synthesizes his opinions on Chinese culture and society. He spent more than 50 years in China as a missionary and his opinions range for insightful and profound to inappropriate and ridiculous, but even the... more...

  • A Chinese Traveler in Medieval Koreaby Sem Vermeersch; Robert E. Buswell

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 65.00

    "The king and ministers, superior and inferior, move with ritual and refinement. When the king goes on an inspection tour, everyone has the correct ceremonial attributes and the divine flag [troops] gallop in front while armored soldiers block the road. The soldiers of the Six Divisions all hold their attributes. Although it is not completely in... more...

  • Theater of the Deadby Jeehee Hong

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 59.00

    In eleventh-century China, both the living and the dead were treated to theatrical spectacles. Chambers designed for the deceased were ornamented with actors and theaters sculpted in stone, molded in clay, rendered in paint. Notably, the tombs were not commissioned for the scholars and officials who dominate the historical record of China but affluent... more...

  • The Red Guard Generation and Political Activism in Chinaby Guobin Yang

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 59.99

    Raised to be flowers of the nation,? the first generation born after the founding of the People?s Republic of China was united in its political outlook and ambitions. Its members embraced the Cultural Revolution of 1966 but soon split into warring factions. Guobin Yang investigates the causes of this fracture and argues that Chinese youth engaged... more...

  • A Flower's Shadeby Ye Zhaoyan

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 12.99 US$ 8.99

    A decadent family drama of incest, addiction, and crime, this seductive novel set in small towns south of the Yangtze River in the 1920s was the basis for the film Temptress Moon . more...

  • Scythe and the Cityby Christian Henriot

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 65.00

    The issue of death has loomed large in Chinese cities in the modern era. Throughout the Republican period, Shanghai swallowed up lives by the thousands. Exposed bodies strewn around in public spaces were a threat to social order as well as to public health. In a place where every group had its own beliefs and set of death and funeral practices, how... more...

  • Street of Eternal Happinessby Rob Schmitz

    Crown/Archetype 2016; US$ 28.00

    An unforgettable portrait of individuals who hope, struggle, and grow along a single street cutting through the heart of China?s most exhilarating metropolis, from one of the most acclaimed broadcast journalists reporting on China today.   Modern Shanghai: a global city in the midst of a renaissance, where dreamers arrive each day to partake in... more...

  • China in the Era of Xi Jinpingby Robert S. Ross; Jo Inge Bekkevold

    Georgetown University Press 2016; US$ 32.95

    Xi Jinping has emerged as China's most powerful leader since Deng Xiaoping. In this collection, leading scholars from the United States, Asia, and Europe examine the prospects for China's continuing rise but also the emergent and unintended consequences posed by China's internal challenges and international assertiveness. The result is a comprehensive... more...

  • Foundations of Chinese Civilizationby Jing Liu

    Stone Bridge Press 2016; US$ 10.99

    The first volume in this easy to read, comic-style series on Chinese history more...

  • Accommodating the Chineseby Michelle Campbell Renshaw

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 48.95

    This in-depth comparative study demonstrates that the hospital established in China - its planning and architecture, financing, and all aspects of day-to-day operation - differed from its counterpart at home. These differences were never due to a single, or even dominant cause. They were a result of a complex process involving accommodation, appreciation,... more...