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  • Six Records of a Life Adriftby Shen Fu; Graham Sanders

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2011; US$ 12.50

    "Shen Fu's Six Records of a Life Adrift is the most intimate document at our disposal of private life in late imperial China. Graham Sanders now provides us with a new translation for the 21st century, which is not only well researched but also highly readable.". —Wilt Idema, Harvard University. "This delightful nineteenth-century... more...

  • China: Its History and Cultureby W. Scott Morton; Charlton M. Lewis

    McGraw-Hill Education 2004; US$ 19.95

    ?A wonderful job! So lucid, beautfully written, with great range and insight. This will set a new standard for short general histories of China.? ?Michael Gasster, professor emeritus of history at Rutgers University Newly updated and revised, China: Its History and Culture, Fourth Edition, incorporates the crucial social and economic changes... more...

  • Genghis Khanby John Man

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    Genghis Khan is one of history's immortals, alive in memory as a scourge, hero, military genius and demi-god. To Muslims, Russians and westerners, he is a murderer of millions, a brutal oppressor. Yet in his homeland of Mongolia he is the revered father of the nation, and the Chinese honor him as the founder of a dynasty. In his so-called Mausoleum... more...

  • Monks, Bandits, Lovers, and Immortalsby Stephen H. West; Wilt L. Idema

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 15.95

    "This magnificent collection of eleven early [1250–1450] Chinese plays will give readers a vivid sense of life and a clear understanding of dramatic literature during an extraordinarily eventful period in Chinese history. Not only are the eleven plays in this volume expertly translated into lively, idiomatic English; they are each provided... more...

  • Youth Culture in Chinaby Paul Clark

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 25.00

    Examines youth cultures at three historical points ? 1968, 1988 and 2008 ? and argues that present-day youth culture in China has international and local roots. more...

  • Empress Dowager Cixiby Jung Chang

    Random House of Canada 2013; US$ 35.00

    From the beloved, internationally bestselling author of Wild Swans , and co-author of the bestselling Mao: The Unknown Story , the dramatic, epic biography of the unusual woman who ruled China for 50 years, from concubine to Empress, overturning centuries of traditions and formalities to bring China into the modern world. A woman, an Empress of... more...

  • China Learns from the Soviet Union, 1949?Presentby Hua-Yu Li; Thomas P. Bernstein; Tina Mai Chen; Izabella Goikhman; Guiha Guan; Donghui He; Xiaojia Hou; You Ji; Hanbing Kong; Lorenz Luthi; Elizabeth McGuire; Gregory Rohlf; Gilbert Rozman; Laurence Schneider; Douglas Stiffler; Péter Vámos; Miin-ling Yu; Jian Zang; Shengfa Zhang; Minglang Zhou

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 54.99

    In this book an international group of scholars examines China's acceptance and ultimate rejection of Soviet models and practices in economic, cultural, social, and other realms. more...

  • Buddha's Warriorsby Mikel Dunham

    Penguin Group US 2004; US$ 29.95

    Buddha's Warriors is the first book that brings to life Tibet before the Chinese communist invasions and depicts the transition of peaceful monks to warriors with the help of the CIA. Tibet in the last sixty years has been so much mystified and politicized that the world at large is confused about what really happened to the "Rooftop of the World"... more...

  • The Sino-Soviet Splitby Lorenz M. Lüthi

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 37.50

    A decade after the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China established their formidable alliance in 1950, escalating public disagreements between them broke the international communist movement apart. In The Sino-Soviet Split , Lorenz Lüthi tells the story of this rupture, which became one of the defining events of the Cold War. Identifying... more...

  • 1421by Gavin Menzies

    Transworld 2012; US$ 16.00

    On 8 March 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from China. The ships, some nearly five hundred feet long, were under the command of Emperor Zhu Di's loyal eunuch admirals. Their mission was 'to proceed all the way to the end of the earth to collect tribute from the barbarians beyond the seas' and unite the world in Confucian... more...