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China

  • The Ugly Wife Is a Treasure at Homeby Melissa Margaret Schneider

    Potomac Books Inc. 2014; US$ 18.95

    The ugly wife is a treasure at home is not just an idle expression in China. For centuries, Chinese marriage involved matchmakers, child brides, dowries, and concubines, until the Peoples Republic of China was established by Mao Zedong and his Communist Party in 1949. Initially encouraging citizens to reject traditional arranged marriages and instead... more...

  • The Emperor Far Awayby David Eimer

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 23.99

    Far from the glittering cities of Beijing and Shaghai, China?s borderlands are populated by around one hundred million people who are not Han Chinese. For many of these restive minorities, the old Chinese adage ?the mountains are high and the Emperor far away?, meaning Beijing?s grip on power is tenuous and its influence unwelcome, continues to resonate.... more...

  • The Slaughterby Ethan Gutmann

    Prometheus Books 2014; US$ 12.99

    The inside story of China's organ transplant business and its macabre connection with internment camps and killing fields for arrested dissidents, especially the adherents of Falun Gong. Mass murder is alive and well. That is the stark conclusion of this comprehensive investigation into the Chinese state's secret program to get rid of political... more...

  • Spells, Images, and Mandalasby Koichi Shinohara

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    Koichi Shinohara traces the evolution of Esoteric Buddhist rituals from the simple recitation of spells in the fifth century to complex systems involving image worship, mandala initiation, and visualization practices in the ninth century. He presents an important new reading of a seventh-century Chinese text called the Collected Dharani Sutras, which... more...

  • Two Republics in Chinaby X. L. Woo

    Algora Publishing 2014; US$ 19.95

    Mr. Woo continues his history of China from 1911, when the Qing dynasty was overthrown after the death of Empress Dowager Cixi, to modern times: a tumultuous century that saw chaos and warlords, invasions, regime change, confiscation of property, and later a return to a mixed economy allowing some capitalist features. In fact, China now has over 100... more...

  • Ten States, Five Dynasties, One Great Emperorby Hung Hing Ming

    Algora Publishing 2014; US$ 22.95

    Drawn from Chinese classics of history, Hung Hing Ming's biographies introduce China's most emblematic historical figures and the cultural attributes fostered by China's ancient chronicles. This book is about one of the greatest emperors in Chinese history, Zhao Kuang Yin,founder of the Song Dynasty (960-1279). He is honored for having... more...

  • Reviving Ancient Chinese Mathematicsby Jiri Hudecek

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    Twentieth-century China has been caught between a desire to increase its wealth and power in line with other advanced nations, which, by implication, means copying their institutions, practices and values, whilst simultaneously seeking to preserve China?s independence and historically formed identity. Over time, Chinese philosophers, writers, artists... more...

  • Revolutionary Cycles in Chinese Cinema, 1951-1979by Zhuoyi Wang

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    A comprehensive history of how the conflicts and balances of power in the Maoist revolutionary campaigns from 1951 to 1979 complicated and diversified the meanings of films, this book offers a discursive study of the development of early PRC cinema. more...

  • The Emperor Far Awayby David Eimer

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 19.99

    In 1949, Mao Zedong announced the birth of the People's Republic of China, a proclamation to the world that, after centuries of war and social conflict, China had emerged as one nation. Since then, this idea has been propagated by broadcasts of marches and mass demonstrations of unity, designed for the benefit of the international community. For many... more...

  • Retirement of Revolutionaries in Chinaby Melanie Manion

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In this book Melanie Manion analyzes the largest bloodless circulation of elites in history--the massive retirement of officials in the People's Republic of China. Beginning in 1978 and continuing through the 1980s, Chinese leaders in Beijing replaced millions of old cadres, including veterans of the communist revolution, with younger generations... more...