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  • 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...

  • Across the Taiwan Straitby Suisheng Zhao

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 58.95

    First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Mao's Great Famineby Frank DikÁ¶tter

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 12.99

    Winner of the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2011 Between 1958 and 1962, 45 million Chinese people were worked, starved or beaten to death. Mao Zedong threw his country into a frenzy with the Great Leap Forward, an attempt to catch up with and overtake the Western world in less than fifteen years. It lead to one of the greatest catastrophes... more...

  • The Tragedy of Liberationby Frank DikÁ¶tter

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99

    In 1949 Mao Zedong hoisted the red flag over Beijing?s Forbidden City. Instead of liberating the country, the communists destroyed the old order and replaced it with a repressive system that would dominate every aspect of Chinese life. In an epic of revolution and violence which draws on newly opened party archives, interviews and memoirs, Frank... more...

  • Yunnan-A Chinese Bridgehead to Asiaby Tim Summers

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 140.00

    The Chinese Government?s five-year strategy for social and economic development to 2015 includes the aim of making the southwestern province of Yunnan a bridgehead for ?opening the country? to southeast Asia and south Asia. Yunnan - A Chinese Bridgehead to Asia traces the dynamic process which has led to this policy goal, a process through which Yunnan... more...

  • All About Chinaby Allison Branscombe; Lin Wang

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 16.95

    Take the whole family on a whirlwind tour of Chinese history and culture with this delightfully illustrated book that is packed with stories, activities and games. Travel from the stone age through the dynasties to the present day with songs and crafts for kids that will teach them about Chinese language and the Chinese way of life. All About China... more...

  • The Rise of Gönpo Namgyel in Khamby Yudru Tsomu

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 109.99

    Dr Yudru Tsomu has written a superbly crafted book that not only introduces Gonpo Namgyal, who has achieved a mythical status in Tibetan oral history, but provided the first comprehensive history of Kham, a region and territory that has been seen as on the margins of China and Tibet. The details provided in the book show a fascinating account of... more...

  • The Dalai Lama and the Emperor of Chinaby Peter Schwieger

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 49.99

    A major new work in modern Tibetan history, this book follows the evolution of Tibetan Buddhism?s trülku (reincarnation) tradition from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries, along with the Emperor of China?s efforts to control its development. By illuminating the political aspects of the trülku institution, Schwieger shapes a broader history... more...

  • Manchu Princess, Japanese Spyby Phyllis Birnbaum

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Aisin Gioro Xianyu (1907–1948) was the fourteenth daughter of a Manchu prince and a legendary figure in China?s bloody struggle with Japan. After the fall of the Manchu dynasty in 1912, Xianyu?s father gave his daughter to a Japanese friend who was sympathetic to his efforts to reclaim power. This man raised Xianyu, now known as Kawashima Yoshiko,... more...

  • The Noodle Maker of Kalimpongby Gyalo Thondup; Anne F Thurston

    PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 27.99

    In December 2010 residents of Kalimpong, a town on the Indian border with Tibet, turned out en masse to welcome the Dalai Lama. It was only then they realized for the first time that the neighbor they knew as the noodle maker of Kalimpong was also the Dalai Lama?s older brother. The Tibetan spiritual leader had come to visit the Gaden Tharpa Choeling... more...