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China

  • H.B. Morse, Customs Commissioner and Historian of Chinaby John King Fairbank; Martha Henderson Coolidge; Richard J. Smith

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Hosea Ballou Morse (1855-1934) sailed to China in 1874, and for the next thirty-five years he labored loyally in the Imperial Chinese Maritime Customs Service, becoming one of its most able commissioners and acquiring a deep knowledge of China's economy and foreign relations. After his retirement in 1909, Morse devoted himself to scholarship. He pioneered... more...

  • V.K. Wellington Koo and the Emergence of Modern Chinaby Stephen G. Craft

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    Chinese diplomat V.K. Wellington Koo (1888-1985) was involved in virtually every foreign and domestic crisis in twentieth-century China. After earning a Ph.D. from Columbia University, Koo entered government service in 1912 intent on revising the unequal treaty system imposed on China in the nineteenth century, believing that breaking the shackles... more...

  • Crusaders Against Opiumby Kathleen L. Lodwick

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Opium addiction in China during the closing decades of the Ch'ing dynasty afflicted all segments of society. From government officials to farmers, the population fell prey to the effects of the drug. Some provinces reported addiction rates as high as eighty percent. With the birth of Chinese nationalism, reformers -- missionaries who had witnessed... more...

  • Mission to Yenanby Carolle J. Carter

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    Conventional wisdom informs us that "only Nixon could go to China." In fact, in 1944, nearly thirty years before his historic trip, the American military established the first liaison and intelligence-gathering mission with the Chinese Communists in Yenan. Commonly referred to as the Dixie Mission, the detached military unit sent to Yenan was responsible... more...

  • The Hundred-Year Marathonby Michael Pillsbury

    Henry Holt and Co. 2015; US$ 14.99

    One of the U.S. government?s leading China experts reveals the hidden strategy fueling that country?s rise ? and how Americans have been seduced into helping China overtake us as the world?s leading superpower. For more than forty years, the United States has played an indispensable role helping the Chinese government build a booming economy, develop... more...

  • Indian and Chinese Immigrant Communitiesby Jayati Bhattacharya; Coonoor Kripalani

    Anthem Press 2015; US$ 99.00

    This interdisciplinary collection of essays offers a window onto the overseas Indian and Chinese communities in Asia. Contributions give insight on the interactive role of the cultural and religious ?other?, the diasporic absorption of local beliefs and customs, and the practical business networks and operational mechanisms unique to these communities.... more...

  • Taiwan Straitsby Bruce A. Elleman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 64.99

    In this book, Elleman surveys the situation that has led to the current tensions between China and Taiwan. Simply written and cogently argued, it is the ideal source for military personnel, diplomats, and scholars and student of the modern Far East. more...

  • Fantasy Islandsby Julie Sze

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    The rise of China and its status as a leading global factory are altering the way people live and consume. At the same time, the world appears wary of the real costs involved. Fantasy Islands probes Chinese, European, and American eco-desire and eco-technological dreams, and examines the solutions they offer to environmental degradation in this age... more...

  • Food and Environment in Early and Medieval Chinaby E. N. Anderson

    Walter de Gruyter 2015; US$ 105.00

    Food and Environment in Early and Medieval China provides an account of the development of food systems, agriculture, and trade in China's imperial era, connecting those foodways to the global phenomenon of Chinese cuisine today. more...

  • From Warhorses to Ploughsharesby Richard L. Davis

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2015; US$ 60.00

    Mingzong (r. 926-933) was the most illustrious emperor of the Five Dynasties, and one of the most admired of China’s middle period, the Tang to Song. A warrior of Shatuo-Turk ancestry, he ascended the throne of the Later Tang on the heels of a mutiny against his adopted brother, thus sparing his dynasty an early death. Mingzong’s brief reign... more...