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China

  • Aces of the Republic of China Air Forceby Raymond Cheung; Chris Davey

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 15.95

    The ace pilots of the Republic of China Air Force have long been shrouded in mystery and obscurity, as their retreat to Taiwan in 1949 and a blanket martial law made records of the RoCAF all but impossible to access. Now, for the first time, the colorful story of these aces can finally be told. Using the latest research based on released archival... more...

  • Buy Me the Skyby Xinran

    Ebury Publishing 2015; US$ 31.98

    With journalistic acumen and a novelist's flair, Xinran tells the remarkable stories of men and women born in China after 1979 - the recent generations raised under China's single-child policy. At a time when the country continues to transform at the speed of light, these generations of precious 'one and onlies' are burdened with expectation, yet... more...

  • Politics, Poetics, and Gender in Late Qing Chinaby Nanxiu Qian

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    In 1898, Qing dynasty emperor Guangxu ordered a series of reforms to correct the political, economic, cultural, and educational weaknesses exposed by China's defeat by Japan in the First Sino-Japanese War. The "Hundred Day's Reform" has received a great deal of attention from historians who have focused on the well-known male historical actors, but... more...

  • Empires of Coalby Shellen Wu

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    From 1868?1872, German geologist Ferdinand von Richthofen went on an expedition to China. His reports on what he found there would transform Western interest in China from the land of porcelain and tea to a repository of immense coal reserves. By the 1890s, European and American powers and the Qing state and local elites battled for control over the... more...

  • The China Mirageby James Bradley

    Little, Brown and Company 2015; Not Available

    From the bestselling author of Flags of our Fathers , Flyboys , and The Imperial Cruise , a riveting history of turbulent U.S.-China relations James Bradley introduces us to the prominent Americans--including FDR's grandfather, Warren Delano--who in the 1800s made their fortunes in the China opium trade. Meanwhile, American missionaries sought... more...

  • The China Mirageby James Bradley

    Little, Brown and Company 2015; US$ 39.19

    From the bestselling author of Flags of our Fathers , Flyboys , and The Imperial Cruise , a riveting history of turbulent U.S.-China relations James Bradley introduces us to the prominent Americans--including FDR's grandfather, Warren Delano--who in the 1800s made their fortunes in the China opium trade. Meanwhile, American missionaries sought... more...

  • The China Mirageby James Bradley

    Little, Brown and Company 2015; Not Available

    From the bestselling author of Flags of our Fathers , Flyboys , and The Imperial Cruise , a riveting history of turbulent U.S.-China relations James Bradley introduces us to the prominent Americans--including FDR's grandfather, Warren Delano--who in the 1800s made their fortunes in the China opium trade. Meanwhile, American missionaries sought... more...

  • Dealing with Chinaby Henry M. Paulson

    Grand Central Publishing 2015; Not Available

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER DEALING WITH CHINA takes the reader behind closed doors to witness the creation and evolution and future of China's state-controlled capitalism. Hank Paulson has dealt with China unlike any other foreigner. As head of Goldman Sachs, Paulson had a pivotal role in opening up China to private enterprise. Then,... more...

  • The Dalai Lama and the Emperor of Chinaby Peter Schwieger

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 49.99

    A major new work in modern Tibetan history, this book follows the evolution of Tibetan Buddhism?s trülku (reincarnation) tradition from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries, along with the Emperor of China?s efforts to control its development. By illuminating the political aspects of the trülku institution, Schwieger shapes a broader history... more...

  • Manchu Princess, Japanese Spyby Phyllis Birnbaum

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Aisin Gioro Xianyu (1907–1948) was the fourteenth daughter of a Manchu prince and a legendary figure in China?s bloody struggle with Japan. After the fall of the Manchu dynasty in 1912, Xianyu?s father gave his daughter to a Japanese friend who was sympathetic to his efforts to reclaim power. This man raised Xianyu, now known as Kawashima Yoshiko,... more...