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  • The Problem of Chinaby Bertrand Russell

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Though it was penned nearly a century ago, current-day readers will find that Bertrand Russell's insightful critique of China is still surprisingly accurate. The important British philosopher based his arguments on his own extended stay in China, and the resulting analysis of the conflict between traditional culture and the rise of capitalism in... more...

  • Nights in the Pink Motelby Robert Earle

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Nights in the Pink Motel is the first historical account of the strategic process that sought to reverse the negative consequences of the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq. It offers details and insights into the Iraqi insurgency and Coalition counterinsurgency available nowhere else. This book is a sustained, comprehensive account of all the conflicting... more...

  • Sectarianism in Iraqby Khalil Osman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    This book links sectarianism in Iraq to the failure of the modern nation-state to resolve tensions between sectarian identities and concepts of unified statehood and uniform citizenry. After a theoretical excursus that recasts the notion of primordial identity as a socially constructed reality, the author sets out to explain the persistence of... more...

  • War Is Not a Gameby Nan Levinson

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    On July 23, 2004, five marines, two soldiers, and one airman became the most unlikely of antiwar activists. Young and gung-ho when they first signed up to defend their country, they were sent to fight a war that left them confused, enraged, and haunted. Once they returned home, they became determined to put their disillusionment to use. So that sultry... more...

  • Das neue Chinaby Helwig Schmidt-Glintzer

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 8.44

    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...

  • Comparatizing Taiwanby Shu-mei Shih; Ping-hui Liao

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    As the site of crossings of colonizers, settlers, merchants, and goods, island nations such as Taiwan have seen a rich confluence of cultures, where peoples and languages were either forced to mix or did so voluntarily, due largely to colonial conquest and their crucial role in world economy. Through an examination of socio-cultural phenomena, Comparatizing... 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...

  • Superpower, China?by Niv Horesh; Hyun Jin Kim; Peter Mauch

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 114.00

    This book sets out to answer how China's rise can best be understood from both East Asian and Western perspectives. It also assesses the prospect of realignment away from the US hegemony in East Asia in light of persistent regional rivalries. Throughout the book, the authors show that for China's neighbours, as well as for its own intellectuals,... more...

  • China's Foreign Relations and the Survival of Autocraciesby Julia Bader

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The Chinese government has frequently been criticized for propping up anti-democratic governments. This book investigates the rise of China as an emerging authoritarian power. By comparing China?s bilateral relations to three Asian developing countries ? Burma, Cambodia and Mongolia ? it examines how China targets specific groups of actors in autocracies... more...

  • China Entering the Xi Jinping Eraby Zheng Yongnian; Lance L. P. Gore

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    How will China develop under the new leadership of Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang? This is a key question for both China and the wider world. This book presents a comprehensive overview of the key areas and issues, assessing how things are likely to develop under the new leadership. It considers the economy, trade, politics, and demographics; appraises... more...