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China

  • Thinking through Chinaby Jerusha McCormack; John G. Blair

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 31.99

    This innovative book introduces China on its own terms by explaining ten key concepts that frame the way most Chinese people think about the world. Creating a cultural cartography through both text and image, the authors provide readers with a vivid sense of what is uniquely Chinese about China. more...

  • The Mandate of Heavenby Nigel Harris

    Haymarket Books 2015; US$ 18.95

    The essential Marxist history of China under Mao. more...

  • Where Chiang Kai-shek Lost Chinaby Harold M. Tanner

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    The civil war in China that ended in the 1949 victory of Mao Zedong?s Communist forces was a major blow to US interests in the Far East and led to heated recriminations about how China was "lost." Despite their significance, there have been few studies in English of the war's major campaigns. The Liao-Shen Campaign was the final act in the struggle... more...

  • China Only Yesterdayby Emily Hahn

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 9.99

    A fascinating journey through 100 years of Chinese history, beginning with the historic Treaty of Nanking and ending with Mao Tse-tung?s creation of the Chinese People?s Republic, by the the acclaimed New Yorker correspondent who lived in China from 1935 to 1941   For centuries, China?s code of behavior was incomprehensible to Westerners whom... 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...

  • Steel Gate to Freedomby Yu Jie; HC Hsu; Jean-Philippe Béja

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 38.99

    Chinese activist Liu Xiaobo?awarded the Nobel Peace Prize while serving an eleven-year prison sentence?has helped shatter longstanding barriers to freedom of organization and expression in China. This biography, written by one of his closest friends, retraces Liu Xiaobo?s inspiring life, from his childhood years to his current imprisonment. more...

  • Contemporary Chinaby François Godement

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 29.99

    This overview of Chinese politics, economy, and society by a respected international scholar provides a thoughtful synthesis and brilliant analysis of today?s China. more...

  • Striking Beautyby Barry Allen

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    The first book to focus on the intersection of Western philosophy and the Asian martial arts, Striking Beauty collapses the boundaries between Eastern and Western thought, comparatively studying the historical and philosophical traditions of martial arts practice and their ethical value in the modern world. Expanding Western philosophy?s global outlook,... more...

  • The Catholic Invasion of Chinaby D. E. Mungello

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 39.99

    The culmination of Mungello?s 40 years of study on Sino-Western history, this book provides a compelling and nuanced history of Catholicism in modern China. In this important work, Mungello corrects a major misreading of Chinese history by arguing that the growth of an indigenous church in the 20th century transformed the negative aspects of the... more...

  • China Looks at the Westby Christopher A. Ford

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 60.00

    Chinese leaders have long been fascinated by the United States, but have often chosen to demonize America for perceived cultural and military imperialism. Especially under Communist rule, Chinese leaders have crafted and re-crafted portrayals of the United States according to the needs of their own agenda and the regime's self-image -- often seeing... more...