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  • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern Worldby Jack Weatherford

    Crown/Archetype 2005; US$ 15.00

    Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World  by Jack Weatherford (Crown Publishers, New York). It's a fascinating book portraying Genghis Khan in a totally new light. It shows that he was a great secular leader, among other things." ?Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India ?Reads like the Iliad . . . Part travelogue, part epic narrative.?... more...

  • Discovering History in Chinaby Paul A Cohen

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 28.99

    Since its first publication, Paul A. Cohen's Discovering History in China has occupied a singular place in American China scholarship. Translated into three East Asian languages, the volume has become essential to the study of China from the early nineteenth century to today. Cohen critiques the work of leading postwar scholars and is especially... more...

  • A Short History of Chinaby Gordon Kerr

    Oldcastle Books 2013; US$ 10.19

    The turbulent and chequered past of the world?s most populous country is one of the most fascinating in world history, and relatively little known in the West. From the beginnings of Chinese prehistory right through to internet censorship with the ‘Great Firewall of China?, Gordon Kerr offers a comprehensive introduction to the sprawling history of... more...

  • Long Rifleby Joe Lebleu

    Lyons Press 2008; US$ 15.99

    Native New Yorker Joe LeBleu, retired from the military, reenlisted after 9/11 and saw action of the leader of a sniper team in both Iraq and Afghanistan. This is his story. more...

  • Modern Chinaby Rana Mitter

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 9.99

    China today is never out of the news: from human rights controversies and the continued legacy of Tiananmen Square, to global coverage of the Beijing Olympics, and the Chinese 'economic miracle'. This Very Short Introduction provides an accessible guide to why China looks the way it does today, and how it got there. - ;China today is never... more...

  • China Roadby Rob Gifford

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    Route 312 is the Chinese Route 66. It flows three thousand miles from east to west, passing through the factory towns of the coastal areas, through the rural heart of China, then up into the Gobi Desert, where it merges with the Old Silk Road. The highway witnesses every part of the social and economic revolution that is turning China upside down.... 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$ 54.00

    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...

  • The Struggle across the Taiwan Straitby Ramon H. Myers; Jialin Zhang

    Hoover Institution Press 2006; US$ 14.99

    A concise and informative history of how China divided in 1949 into two regimes, why they struggled to achieve the same political goal-reunification of China—and why their struggle today continues in a more complex and dangerous way. The authors detail how the changes brought about by the 2000 election not only intensified the conflict between the... more...

  • Das neue Chinaby Helwig Schmidt-Glintzer

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 7.31

    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...