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  • 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 Peopleâ??s Republic of China of today. "A solid, clearly written and up-to-date account of China's dynastic history,... more...

  • The First Emperorby Sima Qian; Raymond Dawson; K. E. Brashier

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 8.99

    Sima Qian tells the story of the First Emperor, founder of the Qin dynasty, in whose reign the Great Wall was built and whose tomb was guarded by the famous terracotta warriors excavated in 1974. His account details the ruthless exercise of power but also the creation of an empire that endured until 1911. - ;'The following year Qin unified all... more...

  • Chinese Civilizationby Patricia Buckley Ebrey; Patricia Buckley Ebrey

    Free Press 2009; US$ 23.95

    Chinese Civilization sets the standard for supplementary texts in Chinese history courses. With newly expanded material, personal documents, social records, laws, and documents that historians mistakenly ignore, the sixth edition is even more useful than its classic predecessor. A complete and thorough introduction to Chinese history and culture. more...

  • The Shanghai Badlandsby Frederic Jr Wakeman

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 36.00

    This book details the inner workings of terrorist groups operating in China between 1937?41. more...

  • The Gulf Warby Anthony Tucker-Jones

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 16.99

    Each stage in the Gulf War, the liberation by American-led UN forces of Iraqi-occupied Kuwait in 1990-91, is vividly described in this photographic history. Over 180 photographs provide a remarkable visual account of Operation Desert Storm in the air, at sea and on land, and they show the vast array of military equipment deployed by both sides. Anthony... more...

  • Iraq Since 1958by Marion Farouk-Sluglett; Peter Sluglett

    I.B.Tauris 2001; US$ 14.95

    Iraq Since 1958 is the definitive political history of modern Iraq from the fall of the Hashemite monarchy until today. As the world prepares for war, it provides a critical analysis of those issues that have dominated Iraqi affairs over the last half-century and will continue to do so in the years to come COMMA with or without Saddam Hussein. Iraq... more...

  • The Snow Lion and the Dragonby Melvyn C. Goldstein

    University of California Press 1997; US$ 26.95

    Tensions over the "Tibet Question"?the political status of Tibet?are escalating every day. The Dalai Lama has gained broad international sympathy in his appeals for autonomy from China, yet the Chinese government maintains a hard-line position against it. What is the history of the conflict? Can the two sides come to an acceptable compromise? In this... more...

  • Among the Tibetansby Isabella L. Bird

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.95

    "There never was anybody," wrote the Spectator, "who had adventures as well as Miss Bird." In Among the Tibetans you can see why, as Isabella Lucy Bird writes of her journey through the Himalayas on horseback and of her four months of living with "the pleasantest of people." She offers evocative and colourful descriptions... more...

  • Transformation der Bank-ITby Ibrahim Karasu; Waldemar Grudzien

    Bank-Verlag 2012; US$ 55.83

    Die Zukunft der Bank-IT zu antizipieren und sich auf mögliche Szenarien angemessen und ausreichend schnell vorzubereiten, ist grundlegend für Banken, zunehmend aber auch für Nichtbanken als deren potenzielle Mitbewerber. Welche Anforderungen muss die Bank-IT in Zukunft erfüllen, damit neue (und alte) Mehrwerte für die Kunden geschaffen werden können?... more...

  • Das neue Chinaby Helwig Schmidt-Glintzer

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 7.40

    Nach chinesischer Auffassung beginnt die Geschichte des neuzeitlichen China mit den Opiumkriegen, und die Gegenwart beginnt mit der 4.-Mai-Bewegung 1919. In dem vorliegenden Buch werden, eingebettet in die Darstellung der wichtigsten Ereignisse der letzten 150 Jahre, die Entwicklungsrichtungen und die inneren Konflikte Chinas ebenso dargestellt wie... more...