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China

  • Building New China, Colonizing Kokonorby Gregory Rohlf

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 94.99

    This social and political history of resettlement and state building in the Sino-Tibetan borderlands examines the aims of Han and Hui Chinese settlers sent to Qinghai province, their impact on the land and the population, and the role of the resettlement in the industrialization of the China. more...

  • Imperial China, 1350?1900by Jonathan Porter

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 34.99

    This clear book provides an overview of Ming-Qing China (1368?1912), its last imperial age. As the climax of the traditional era and the harbinger of modern China, Porter argues that imperial China must be explored for its own sake as well as for the insights it provides in understanding contemporary China, and indeed world history writ large. more...

  • The Most Wanted Man in Chinaby Fang Lizhi

    Henry Holt and Co. 2016; US$ 32.99

    The long-awaited memoir by Fang Lizhi, the celebrated physicist whose clashes with the Chinese regime helped inspire the Tiananmen Square protests Fang Lizhi was one of the most prominent scientists of the People's Republic of China; he worked on the country's first nuclear program and later became one of the world's leading astrophysicists.... 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...

  • The Cultural Clashby Yucheng Qin

    UPA 2016; US$ 79.99

    The Cultural Clash presents a fresh approach to the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. Drawing on stunning evidence from newspapers and exciting currents in scholarship, Qin shows that Chinese native-place sentiment was responsible for almost all important features of Chinese community in the nineteenth-century America. more...

  • Farewell to the God of Plagueby Miriam Gross

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 70.00

    Farewell to the God of Plague reassesses the celebrated Maoist health care model through the lens of Mao?s famous campaign against snail fever. Using newly available archives, Miriam Gross documents how economic, political, and cultural realities led to grassroots resistance. Nonetheless, the campaign triumphed, but not because of its touted mass-prevention... more...

  • Chinese Law in Imperial Eyesby Li Chen

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 59.99

    Before the First Opium War (18391842), China had control over the terms of its relationship with Western powers, refusing to grant foreigners extraterritorial privileges or sign international treaties fully recognizing their political status. This dynamic has been largely overlooked in prior studies that emphasize China?s semicolonial vulnerability... more...

  • The Gunpowder Ageby Tonio Andrade

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 39.95

    The Chinese invented gunpowder and began exploring its military uses as early as the 900s, four centuries before the technology passed to the West. But by the early 1800s, China had fallen so far behind the West in gunpowder warfare that it was easily defeated by Britain in the Opium War of 1839?42. What happened? In The Gunpowder Age , Tonio Andrade... more...

  • Manchu Decadenceby Edmund Trelawny Backhouse; Derek Sandhaus

    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...

  • The Rise and Decline and Rise of Chinaby Ross Anthony; Kevin Bloom; Daouda Cissé; Martyn Davies; Hester du Plessis; Maxime Lauzon-Lacroix; Garth le Pere; Thaddeus Metz; Richard Poplak; Gauhar Raza; Yongjun Zhao; Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA)

    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...