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China

  • The Age of Irreverenceby Christopher Rea

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 70.00

    The Age of Irreverence tells the story of why China?s entry into the modern age was not just traumatic, but uproarious. As the Qing dynasty slumped toward extinction, prominent writers compiled jokes into collections they called "histories of laughter." In the first years of the Republic, novelists, essayists and illustrators alike used humorous... more...

  • The Mandate of Heavenby Nigel Harris

    Haymarket Books 2015; US$ 18.95

    The essential Marxist history of China under Mao. more...

  • China and the Chineseby Graham Anton Earnshaw; Herbert Allen Giles

    Earnshaw Books 2015; US$ 11.99

    Herbert Giles was one of the most prominent Sinologists of the late 19th century and early 20th century and China and the Chinese was in its era one of the best-selling and most authoritative books on the topic. Originally published in 1902, Giles? commentary on all thing Chinese, based on six lectures delivered at Columbia University in New York,... more...

  • Chinese Public Diplomacyby Falk Hartig

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.00

    This book presents the first comprehensive analysis of Confucius Institutes (CIs), situating them as a tool of public diplomacy in the broader context of China?s foreign affairs. The study establishes the concept of public diplomacy as the theoretical framework for analysing CIs. By applying this frame to in-depth case studies of CIs in Europe and... more...

  • Strategic Reassurance and Resolveby James Steinberg; Michael E. O`Hanlon

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    After forty years of largely cooperative Sino-U.S. relations, policymakers, politicians, and pundits on both sides of the Pacific see growing tensions between the United States and China. Some go so far as to predict a future of conflict, driven by the inevitable rivalry between an established and a rising power, and urge their leaders to prepare... more...

  • Chinese Student Migration and Selective Citizenshipby Lisong Liu

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 85.00

    Since China began its open-door and reform policies in 1978, more than three million Chinese students have migrated to study abroad, and the United States has been their top destination. The recent surge of students following this pattern, along with the rising tide of Chinese middle- and upper-classes' emigration out of China, have aroused wide public... more...

  • Where Chiang Kai-shek Lost Chinaby Harold M. Tanner

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    The civil war in China that ended in the 1949 victory of Mao Zedong?s Communist forces was a major blow to US interests in the Far East and led to heated recriminations about how China was "lost." Despite their significance, there have been few studies in English of the war's major campaigns. The Liao-Shen Campaign was the final act in the struggle... more...

  • Thinking through Chinaby Jerusha McCormack; John G. Blair

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 31.99

    This innovative book introduces China on its own terms by explaining ten key concepts that frame the way most Chinese people think about the world. Creating a cultural cartography through both text and image, the authors provide readers with a vivid sense of what is uniquely Chinese about China. more...

  • China Only Yesterdayby Emily Hahn

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 9.99

    A fascinating journey through 100 years of Chinese history, beginning with the historic Treaty of Nanking and ending with Mao Tse-tung?s creation of the Chinese People?s Republic, by the the acclaimed New Yorker correspondent who lived in China from 1935 to 1941   For centuries, China?s code of behavior was incomprehensible to Westerners whom... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Chinese Cultural Revolutionby Guo Jian; Yongyi Song; Yuan Zhou

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 129.99

    This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Chinese Cultural Revolution covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, glossary, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book... more...