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  • Forgotten Allyby Rana Mitter

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013; US$ 15.95

    The epic, untold story of China?s devastating eight-year war of resistance against Japan in World War II. more...

  • Gong Hee Fot Choy Book of Fortune revisedby Margarete Ward

    Ten Speed Press 2012; US$ 15.95

    Foretell the future using a deck of regular playing cards and a divination game, which traces its origins to the principles of astrology and Chinese numerology. The familiar Gong hee fot choy! means "greetings of riches," and confirms the ancient belief that life's odds are three-to-one in favor of prosperity over poverty, success over failure,... more...

  • Spymasterby Frederic E. Wakeman

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    The most feared man in China, Dai Li, was chief of Chiang Kai-shek's secret service during World War II. This sweeping biography of "China's Himmler," based on recently opened intelligence archives, traces Dai's rise from obscurity as a rural hooligan and Green Gang blood-brother to commander of the paramilitary units of the Blue Shirts and of the... more...

  • China; A History, 2by Harold M. Tanner

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 17.95

    Originally published as the second half of the one volume work, China: A History, which spans from 10,000 BCE to 2009, China: A History, Volume 2 covers the history of China from 1644-2009, from the Great Qing Empire through the Peopleā??s Republic of China of today. "A solid, clearly written and up-to-date account of China's dynastic history,... more...

  • Bing: From Farmer's Son to Magistrate in Han Chinaby Michael Loewe

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2011; US$ 11.50

    Much is known of life during the Han Empire, but the historical evidence remains fragmentary, and nowhere do we find a continuous account of the life of any one individual. In this engaging volume, Michael Loewe mines the written and material records to depict the imagined life of an ordinary person, Bing Wu, from the hardships of his earliest years... more...

  • China Airborneby James Fallows

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.95

    More than two-thirds of the new airports under construction today are being built in China. Chinese airlines expect to triple their fleet size over the next decade and will account for the fastest-growing market for Boeing and Airbus. But the Chinese are determined to be more than customers. In 2011, China announced its Twelfth Five-Year Plan, which... more...

  • Dao De Jingby Laozi

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 29.95

    Dao De Jing is one of the richest, most suggestive, and most popular works of philosophy and literature. Composed in China between the late sixth and the late fourth centuries b.c., its enigmatic verses have inspired artists, philosophers, poets, religious thinkers, and general readers down to our own times. This new translation, both revelatory... more...

  • China Daysby Henrik Drescher

    Chronicle Books LLC 2014; US$ 17.99

    The nation of China is a constant source of fascination, yet we rarely glimpse life beyond its urban centers. Far west of Beijing and Shanghai, in the remote Chinese province of Yunnan, pioneering artist Henrik Drescher settled over a decade ago. While residing in his adopted home, Drescher records his experiences and observations in his illustrated... more...

  • Visualizing Modern Chinaby James A. Cook; Joshua Goldstein; Matthew D. Johnson; Sigrid Schmalzer; Jeremy Brown; Michael G. Chang; James A. Cook; Madeleine Yue Dong; Susan Fernsebner; Christian Hess; Matthew D. Johnson; Lu Liu; Cecily McCaffrey; Andrew D. Morris; Charles D. Musgrove; Sigrid Schmalzer; E. Elena Songster; Zhiwei Xiao; Xiaowei Zheng

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 94.99

    This book is a teaching textbook for both lower and upper level courses on modern Chinese history and/or modern visual culture. With fourteen chapters of well-illustrated original scholarship, the contributors introduce key themes of modern Chinese history while providing students with critical thinking skills in visual studies and analysis. 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...