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  • Lost Colonyby Tonio Andrade

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 24.95 US$ 22.70

    During the seventeenth century, Holland created the world's most dynamic colonial empire, outcompeting the British and capturing Spanish and Portuguese colonies. Yet, in the Sino-Dutch War--Europe's first war with China--the Dutch met their match in a colorful Chinese warlord named Koxinga. Part samurai, part pirate, he led his generals to victory... more...

  • The Butterfly Loversby Wilt L. Idema

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 13.50

    The late-imperial legend of Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai, the Butterfly Lovers--a story as central to Chinese culture as Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is to Western culture--also relates a tale of two lovers help apart by social strictures. To audiences of the many Chinese ballads, plays, and films based on the story, the tragic ending offers... more...

  • Filial Piety and Its Divine Rewardsby Wilt L. Idema

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2009; US$ 13.50

    Of the many ballads, tales, and plays extolling filial piety ( xiao )--the foundational virtue of imperial China--none was more popular in that era than the legend of Dong Yong and his heavenly helpmate, Weaving Maiden. Continually revised and embellished over a millennium, the tale's popularity remains, finding new expression in Chinese film and... more...

  • Six Records of a Floating Lifeby Shen Fu; Chiang Su-Hui; Leonard Pratt; Chiang Su-Hui; Leonard Pratt

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 12.68

    Six Records of a Floating Life (1809) is an extraordinary blend of autobiography, love story and social document written by a man who was educated as a scholar but earned his living as a civil servant and art dealer. In this intimate memoir, Shen Fu recounts the domestic and romantic joys of his marriage to Yün, the beautiful and artistic girl he fell... more...

  • The Dragon and the Crownby Stanley S.K. Kwan; Nicole Kwan

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2009; US$ 38.00

    The book contributes to the ongoing search for Hong Kong identity in the Special Administrative Region and will resonate among people in Hong Kong as well as those interested in the fate of the former colony. more...

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

    McGraw-Hill Education 2004; US$ 20.00

    “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...

  • The Human Tradition in Modern Chinaby Kenneth J. Hammond; Kristin Stapleton

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 28.00

    Through compelling biographies of a wide range of historical figures, this engaging text presents a panorama of modern Chinese history that illustrates the great social and political changes that have occurred over the past 500 years. Through the lives of both the famous and the obscure, the contributors explore such enduring themes of the flexibility... more...

  • Inside the Red Mansionby Oliver August

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 14.58

    Inside the Red Mansion is a suspenseful, slyly entertaining journey into the heart of the new China. Due to a mix-up on a routine reporting assignment, Oliver August stumbles onto the hunt for China’s most wanted man, Lai Changxing, an illiterate tycoon on the run from corruption charges. Sensing something emblematic in this outsized tale of Lai's... more...

  • Gender in Motionby Bryna Goodman; Wendy Larson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 38.00

    Bringing together the work of distinguished China historians, anthropologists, and literary and film scholars, Gender in Motion raises provocative questions about the diversity of gender practices during the late imperial society and the persistence and transformation of older gender ideologies under the conditions of modernity in China. While... more...

  • The Spirit and the Flesh in Shandong, 1650–1785by D. E. Mungello

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 39.00

    The Spirit and the Flesh in Shandong tells the deeply human story of conflicting aspirations and passions in the introduction of Christianity to a provincial region in China. The story unfolds through vivid descriptions of how Chinese converts and their European priests were involved in close collaboration, an underground church, imprisonment, apostasy,... more...