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- 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...
- 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 Like a guidebook, it helps newcomers and visitors discover the city; but instead of making quickly-outdated lists of restaurants and museums, Alexander Barrett takes you on a tour of the essential facets of existence in Shanghai.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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...