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  • Shanghai 1937by Peter Harmsen

    Casemate Publishers 2015; US$ 14.99

    This deeply researched book describes one of the great forgotten battles of the 20th century. At its height, it involved nearly a million Chinese and Japanese soldiers, while sucking in three million civilians as unwilling spectators?and often victims. It turned what had been a Japanese adventure in China into a general war between the two oldest... more...

  • This is Shanghaiby Alexander Barrett

    Microcosm Publishing 2015; US$ 4.99

    This is Shanghai is a first hand account of expat life in China's (and the world's) largest city. Like a guidebook, it helps newcomers and visitors discover the city; but instead of making quickly-outdated lists of restaurants and museums, Alexander Barrett takes you on a tour of the essential facets of existence in Shanghai. Follow him through the... more...

  • The Qing Dynasty and Traditional Chinese Cultureby Richard J. Smith

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 39.99

    This engaging and insightful history of the Qing dynasty (1636?1912) offers a systematic discussion of topics such as language, philosophy, religion, art, literature, and social customs. Nuanced and wide-ranging, noted historian Richard J. Smith?s authoritative book provides an essential introduction to late imperial Chinese culture and society.... more...

  • Tibetan Environmentalists in Chinaby Liu Jianqiang; Ian Rowen; Cyrus K. Hui; Emily T. Yeh

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 99.99

    In weaving together the life stories of five extraordinary contemporary Tibetans involved in environmental protection, this book shows Tibetans as both products of an admirable culture and as complex individuals negotiating religious ideals, economic change, and sociopolitical constraints. In short, it opens up a whole new way of understanding Tibet.... more...

  • The Discursive Construction of Intercultural Understanding in Chinaby Wang Xi

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 89.99

    This ethnographic study of an international curriculum program in China provides a holistic picture of classroom communication and describes patterns of discursive practice so that readers might vicariously experience the discursive construction of intercultural understanding. Through critical discourse analysis, this book reveals unequal access... more...

  • Theorizing Chinese Citizenshipby Zhonghua Guo; Sujian Guo; Bing Guan; Taihui Guo; Zhonghua Guo; Malgorzata Jakimów; Thomas Janoski; Kerry Kennedy; Hui Li; Samantha A. Vortherms; Canglong Wang; Ying Xia; Bin Xiao; Yihan Xiong; Yi Lin; Zhenzhou Zhao

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 94.99

    This volume theorizes the concept of citizenship in contemporary China by probing into the formation of Chinese citizenship and synthesizing the practices of citizenship by different social groups. more...

  • Chiang Kai-Shekby Emily Hahn

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 9.99

    An in-depth biography of the towering 20th-century Chinese military and political figure who led the government, first on the mainland and then in exile in Taiwan, from the acclaimed New Yorker correspondent who lived in China when he was head of state In 1911, 24-year-old Chiang Kai-shek was an obscure Chinese student completing his military... more...

  • Chinese Foreign Relations with Weak Peripheral Statesby Jeffrey Reeves

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This book examines China?s relations with its weak peripheral states through the theoretical lens of structural power and structural violence. China?s foreign policy concepts toward its weak neighbouring states, such as the ?One Belt, One Road? strategy, are premised on the assumption that economic exchange and a commitment to common development... more...

  • Paper Tigerby Xu Zhiyuan

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 11.99

    Chinese journalist and intellectual Xu Zhiyuan paints a portrait of the world's second-largest economy via a thoughtful and wide-ranging series of mini essays on contemporary Chinese society. more...

  • Polyandry and Wife-Selling in Qing Dynasty Chinaby Matthew H. Sommer

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    This book is a study of polyandry, wife-selling, and a variety of related practices in China during the Qing dynasty (1644-1912). By analyzing over 1200 legal cases from local and central court archives, Matthew Sommer explores the functions played by marriage, sex, and reproduction in the survival strategies of the rural poor under conditions of overpopulation,... more...