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  • Essays on Chinese Civilizationby Charles Leblanc; Derk Bodde

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 59.00

    This collection of twenty-one articles represents some of the major writings by one of the United States' leading Sinologists, Derk Bodde. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University... 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...

  • Two Republics in Chinaby X. L. Woo

    Algora Publishing 2014; US$ 19.95

    Mr. Woo continues his history of China from 1911, when the Qing dynasty was overthrown after the death of Empress Dowager Cixi, to modern times: a tumultuous century that saw chaos and warlords, invasions, regime change, confiscation of property, and later a return to a mixed economy allowing some capitalist features. In fact, China now has over 100... more...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 65.12

    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...

  • Rethinking Chinese Imperial Decline: Borderland Revolt and Activist Administration in the Early Nineteenth Centuryby Daniel McMahon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    The many instances of regional insurgency and unrest that erupted on China?s borderlands at the turn of the nineteenth century are often regarded by scholars as evidence of government disability and the incipient decline of the imperial Qing dynasty. This book, based on extensive original research, argues that, on the contrary, the response of the... more...

  • Das neue Chinaby Helwig Schmidt-Glintzer

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 8.63

    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...

  • Fallujah Reduxby Daniel R. Green; William F. Mullen

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 37.95

    The city of Fallujah, Iraq will long be associated with some of the worst violence and brutality of the Iraq war. The battles to retake the city from insurgent fighters in 2004 have already indelibly carved its name into the historic annals of the U.S. military and occupy a revered place in the storied history of the United States Marine Corps. ... 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...