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China

  • Foundations of Chinese Civilizationby Jing Liu

    Stone Bridge Press 2016; US$ 10.99

    The first volume in this easy to read, comic-style series on Chinese history more...

  • The Cultural Revolutionby Frank Dikotter

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 31.99

    Acclaimed by the Daily Mail as 'definitive and harrowing' , this is the final volume of 'The People's Trilogy', begun by the Samuel Johnson prize-winning Mao's Great Famine. After the economic disaster of the Great Leap Forward that claimed tens of millions of lives between 1958 and 1962, an ageing Mao launched an ambitious scheme to shore up... more...

  • Celestial Womenby Keith McMahon

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 84.99

    This volume completes McMahon?s acclaimed history of imperial wives and royal polygamy in China. Avoiding the stereotype of empresses and imperial concubines as mere victims or playthings, this book considers as full-fledged participants in palace life, whether as mothers, wives, or go-betweens in the emperor?s relations with others. more...

  • Imperial Chinese Armies 1840?1911by Philip Jowett; Gerry Embleton

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 12.99

    An in-depth analysis of the Chinese Armies that fought a series of increasingly fractious wars over nearly a century. Beginning with a run through of the Chinese forces that combated the British and French during the two Opium Wars, this history goes on to trace the forces who were drawn into internal wars and rebellions in the 1850s and 60s, the open... more...

  • China Since 1949by Linda Benson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 39.95

    Exploring the remarkable story of China?s rise to global prominence, China since 1949 provides a concise yet comprehensive overview of the events that have shaped the country since the middle of the twentieth century. Covering the Maoist era through the Reform period to the present day, this book addresses subjects such as China?s position as a... more...

  • Island of Guanyinby Marcus Bingenheimer

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 97.99

    Island of Guanyin is the first book in English about Mount Putuo, one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in China. Over the centuries, poems, biographies, maps, and legends about Mount Putuo, as well as descriptions of its landscape and temples, have been collected in a series of local histories known as "gazetteers." Following the structure of... more...

  • Recovering Buddhism in Modern Chinaby Jan Kiely; J. Brooks Jessup

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 59.99

    Modern Chinese history told from a Buddhist perspective restores the vibrant, creative role of religion in postimperial China. It shows how urban Buddhist elites jockeyed for cultural dominance in the early Republican era, how Buddhist intellectuals reckoned with science, and how Buddhist media contributed to modern print cultures. It recognizes the... more...

  • Four Seasonsby John W. Dardess

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 33.99

    Richly researched and engagingly written, this important history of imperial China shows in fascinating detail how Emperor Jiajing and his grand secretaries governed. Drawing on a treasure trove of the grand secretaries? personal writings , John W. Dardess?s narrative brings to life the inner workings of the largest polity on the face of the... more...

  • The Pathby Michael Puett; Christine Gross-Loh

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 23.98

    Harvard's most popular professor explains how thinkers from Confucius to Zhuangzi can transform our lives The first book of its kind, The Path draws on the work of the great but largely unknown Chinese philosophers to offer a profound guide to living well. By explaining what these teachings reveal about subjects from decision-making to relationships,... more...

  • Affairs of Chinaby Eric Teichman

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 46.50

    First published in 1938, this book aims to be a ?true and objective? account of China?s recent history and its present circumstances at the time, drawing on the author?s thirty years of experience as a member of the British consular service in China. The recurrent themes of the period are examined: the efforts of the Chinese leadership to build a... more...