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  • China: A History (Volume 2)by Harold M. Tanner

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 17.95

    Available in one or two volumes, this accessible, yet rigorous, introduction to the political, social, and cultural history of China provides a balanced and thoughtful account of the development of Chinese civilization from its beginnings to the present day. Each volume includes ample illustrations, a full complement of maps, a chronological table,... more...

  • China: A History (Volume 1)by Harold M. Tanner

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 17.95

    Available in one or two volumes, this accessible, yet rigorous, introduction to the political, social, and cultural history of China provides a balanced and thoughtful account of the development of Chinese civilization from its beginnings to the present day. Each volume includes ample illustrations, a full complement of maps, a chronological table,... more...

  • Spymasterby Frederic E. Wakeman

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95 US$ 12.76

    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...

  • Electoral Politics in Post-1997 Hong Kongby Stan Hok-Wui Wong

    Springer Singapore 2015; US$ 129.00

    This book offers a novel and parsimonious framework to help understand Hong Kong?s lengthy democratic transition by analyzing the electoral dynamics of the city?s competitive authoritarian political system, where pro-Beijing and pro-democracy parties have struggled to keep each other in check. The author demonstrates how a relatively liberal media... more...

  • Chinaby Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 36.00

    Home to the world's oldest continuous civilization and largest population, China has been a communist country since the end of World War II. But since the late 1970s, the country has experienced profound social, economic, and political change. Its rapidly developing market economy stands as the second largest in the world after the United States,... more...

  • Contemporary Chinese Politics in Historical Perspectiveby Brantly Womack

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    Few countries have had a more turbulent political history in the twentieth century than China. Although China's unprecedented stability and prosperity in the 1980s gave hope that such turbulence was at an end, the crises of Tiananmen, culminating in the massacre of June 4, 1989, proved that the turbulence continues. Here, eight distinguished China... more...

  • Cool! Beijingby Lee Ambrozy

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2007; US$ 15.60

    Overview of cool and fun places to visit in Beijing more...

  • European Perspectives on Taiwanby Jens Damm; Paul Lim

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 79.99

    The initiative and leadership for this edited volume came from the European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS) based in Brussels. The book discusses various questions related to the different European perspectives on Taiwan, for example, how the European Union has dealt with the unresolved status of the Republic of China on Taiwan, the ways in which... more...

  • Shanghai Sightsby MobileReference

    MobileReference 2012; US$ 3.99

    This illustrated Travel Guide is a part of the Mobi Sights series, our concise guides that only feature the most essential information on city attractions. This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. Inside you will find a locator map and a list of top attractions linked to individual... more...

  • Eurasian Influences on Yuan Chinaby Morris Rossabi

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2013; US$ 55.77

    This book documents the extraordinarily significant transfers and cultural diffusion between the Mongol Yuan Dynasty of China and Central and West Asia, which had a broad impact on Eurasian history in the 13th and 14th centuries. The Yuan era witnessed perhaps the greatest inter-civilisational contacts in world history and has thus begun to attract... more...