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China

  • When China Ruled the Seasby Louise Levathes

    Open Road Distribution 2014; US$ 11.99

    One hundred years before Columbus and his fellow Europeans began their voyages of discovery, fleets of giant junks commanded by the eunuch admiral Zheng He and filled with the empire?s finest porcelains, lacquerware, and silk ventured to the world?s ?four corners.? Seven epic expeditions brought China?s treasure ships across the China Seas and Indian... more...

  • Shang Yun-Xiang Style Xingyiquanby Li Wen-Bin; Shang Zhi-Rong; Li Hong; Lu Mei-Hui

    North Atlantic Books 2014; US$ 17.99

    A modern classic, Shang Yun-Xiang Style Xingyiquan is essential for Xingyiquan practitioners and a useful guide for any practitioner of the Chinese martial arts. While focusing on Shang-style Xingyiquan (derived from author Li Wen-Bin's training under Grandmaster Shang Yun-Xiang), this book clearly breaks down the fundamentals of those movements... more...

  • Shanghai Homesby Jie Li

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    In the dazzling global metropolis of Shanghai, what has it meant to call this city home? In this account—part microhistory, part memoir—Jie Li salvages intimate recollections by successive generations of inhabitants of two vibrant, culturally mixed Shanghai alleyways from the Republican, Maoist, and post-Mao eras. Exploring three dimensions of private... more...

  • The Politics of Crisis Management in Chinaby Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This book studies the Chinese government and military?s rapid mobilization and coordination work in the aftermath of the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake. It is a comparative and historical analysis for scholars and policy makers who are interested in the study of earthquake management from a multidisciplinary perspective. more...

  • 49 Myths about Chinaby Marte Kjær Galtung; Stig Stenslie

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 35.99

    This engaging book highlights 49 prevalent myths about China?s past, present, and future and weighs their truth or fiction. Leading a thoughtful and entertaining tour, the authors debunk widespread ?knowledge? about Chinese culture, society, politics, and economy. Their timely work offers an illuminating window on a rising power we often misunderstand.... more...

  • Marco Poloby John Man

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 12.99

    "I have read everything written on Marco Polo, and John Man's book is, by far, my favorite work on the subject. It's not only an over-due and important historical study, it's an entertaining ride every step of the way." ? John Fusco, Creator of the Netflix original series Marco Polo The true history behind the Netflix original series Marco Polo... more...

  • Chinese Rulesby Tim Clissold

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    From the author of the acclaimed Mr. China comes another rollicking adventure story?part memoir, part history, part business imbroglio?that offers valuable lessons to help Westerners win in China. In the twenty-first century, the world has tilted eastwards in its orbit; China grows confident while the West seems mired in doubt. Having lived and... more...

  • Chinese Rulesby Tim Clissold

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 19.99

    From the author of the acclaimed Mr. China comes another rollicking adventure story?part memoir, part history, part business imbroglio?that offers valuable lessons to help Westerners win in China. In the twenty-first century, the world has tilted eastwards in its orbit; China grows confident while the West seems mired in doubt. Having lived and... more...

  • China 1945by Richard Bernstein

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 30.00

    A riveting account of the watershed moment in America?s dealings with China that forever altered the course of East-West relations As 1945 opened, America was on surprisingly congenial terms with China?s Communist rebels?their soldiers treated their American counterparts as heroes, rescuing airmen shot down over enemy territory. Chinese leaders talked... more...

  • Visions of Dystopia in China's New Historical Novelsby Jeffrey C. Kinkley

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 44.99

    The depiction of personal and collective suffering in modern Chinese novels differs significantly from standard Communist accounts and most Eastern and Western historical narratives. Writers such as Yu Hua, Su Tong, Wang Anyi, Mo Yan, Han Shaogong, Ge Fei, Li Rui, and Zhang Wei scramble common conceptions of China?s modern development, deploying avant-garde... more...