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China

  • Huang Di Nei Jing Ling Shuby Paul U. Unschuld

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 110.00 US$ 88.00

    The  Ling Shu , also known as the  Ling Shu Jing , is part of a unique and seminal trilogy of ancient Chinese medicine, together with the  Su Wen  and  Nan Jing . It constitutes the foundation of a two-thousand-year healing tradition that remains active to this day. Its therapeutic approach is based on a purely secular science of nature, with natural... more...

  • Britain's Imperial Retreat from China, 1900-1931by Phoebe Chow

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Britain?s relationship with China in the nineteenth and early twentieth century is often viewed in terms of gunboat diplomacy, unequal treaties, and the unrelenting pursuit of Britain?s own commercial interests. This book, however, based on extensive original research, demonstrates that in Britain after the First World War a combination of liberal,... more...

  • Ideography and Chinese Language Theoryby Timothy Michael O'Neill

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    This book examines the epistemological assumptions about language and writing that were persistent throughout the course of imperial Chinese history (with an emphasis on the Han dynasty, when the core theories were established) and critically compares them to the history of European discourse on the abstract notion of ideography (from... more...

  • Chinese Nuclear Proliferationby Susan Turner Haynes

    Potomac Books 2016; US$ 29.50

    While the world?s attention is focused on the nuclearization of North Korea and Iran and the nuclear brinkmanship between India and Pakistan, China is believed to have doubled the size of its nuclear arsenal, making it ?the forgotten nuclear power,? as described in  Foreign Affairs . Susan Turner Haynes analyzes China?s buildup and its diversification... more...

  • The Transition to Socialism in China (Routledge Revivals)by Mark Selden; Victor Lippit

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 46.50

    First published in 1982. The dramatic changes in policy and theory following the death of Chairman Mao in 1976 and the publication of the most extensive official and unofficial data on the Chinese economy and society in twenty years both necessitated and made possible a thorough reconsideration of the full range of issues pertaining to the political... more...

  • The Lin Piao Affair (Routledge Revivals)by Michael Y.M. Kau

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 65.00

    First published in 1975, this book is concerned with the facts and implications of the case of Lin Piao and his army, as well as with the broader question of military intervention in the authoritarian polity of developing countries. A wide range of materials is presented, including "top-secret" documents of the CCP Central Committee, Lin Piao?s own... more...

  • The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern Chinaby Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 26.99 US$ 23.21

    This lavishly illustrated volume explores the history of China from the founding of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) through to the present day. Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand this rising superpower on the verge of what promises to be the 'Chinese century' more...

  • Shanghai Grandby Taras Grescoe

    St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    On the eve of WWII, the foreign-controlled port of Shanghai was the rendezvous for the twentieth century's most outlandish adventurers, all under the watchful eye of the fabulously wealthy Sir Victor Sassoon. ?? Emily Hahn was a legendary New Yorker writer who would cover China for nearly fifty years, and play an integral part in opening Asia up... more...

  • Oil and Waterby Tom Cliff

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 30.00

    For decades, China?s Xinjiang region has been the site of clashes between long-residing Uyghur and Han settlers. Up until now, much scholarly attention has been paid to state actions and the Uyghur?s efforts to resist cultural and economic repression. This has left the other half of the puzzle?the motivations and ambitions of Han settlers themselves?sorely... more...

  • A Book to Burn and a Book to Keep (Hidden)by Li Zhi; Rivi Handler-Spitz; Pauline C. Lee; Haun Saussy

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    Li Zhi?s iconoclastic interpretations of history, religion, literature, and social relations have fascinated Chinese intellectuals for centuries. His approach synthesized Confucian, Buddhist, and Daoist ethics and incorporated the Neo-Confucian idealism of such thinkers as Wang Yangming (14721529). The result was a series of heretical writings that... more...