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  • China's Cultural Revolution, 1966-69: Not a Dinner Partyby Michael Schoenhals

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Mao Zedong launched the "Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution" 30 years ago. This documentary history of the event presents a selection of key primary documents dealing with the Cultural Revolution's massive and bloody assault on China's political and social systems. 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...

  • Separation and Reunion in Modern Chinaby Charles Stafford

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 40.00

    Rituals concerning separation and reunion and their impact on Chinese and Taiwanese society and culture. more...

  • The Life and Adventures of Morrison of Chinaby Peter Thompson; Robert Macklin

    Allen & Unwin 2007; US$ 31.81

    The story of an Aussie 'hero' who became one of the most famous and influential journalists of the day, reporting for the London Times on China during the Boxer Rebellion and the fall of the last emperor. more...

  • Rood, oranje of groenby Stefan R. Landsberger

    Amsterdam University Press 2006; US$ 10.50

    Sinds de jaren tachtig is de kritiek op het onderwijs toegenomen. Toch wordt het onderwijs nog steeds gezien als oplossing voor tal van maatschappelijke problemen. Met name in het beroepsonderwijs is de spanning tussen verwachtingen en mogelijkheden tot succes toegenomen. Tegelijkertijd is het geloof in het sturingsvermogen van de centrale overheid... more...

  • Lake with No Nameby Diane Wei Liang

    Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 14.00

    Beijing University, 1986. The Communists were in power, but the Harvard of China was a hotbed of intellectual and cultural activity, with political debates and "English Corners" where students eagerly practiced the language among themselves. Nineteen-year-old Wei had known the oppressive days of the Cultural Revolution, having grown up with her parents... more...

  • The Colonial 'Civilizing Process' in Dutch Formosa, 1624-1662by Chiu Hsin-Hui

    BRILL 2008; US$ 112.00

    Studies the encounter between Taiwan's Indigenous Peoples (the Formosans), the Dutch VOC and Chinese settlers between 1624 and 1662. This work shows how Taiwan's Indigenous Peoples shaped their own colonial reality while retreating from 'the Age of Aboriginal Taiwan'. more...

  • The Civilization of Chinaby Herbert Allen Giles

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    Herbert Allen Giles (8 December 1845 – 13 February 1935) was a British diplomat and sinologist, educated at Charterhouse. He modified a Mandarin Chinese Romanization system earlier established by Thomas Wade, resulting in the widely known Wade-Giles Chinese transliteration system. Among his prolific works were translations of Confucius, Chuang... more...

  • Chinas wachsender Ölbedarfby Ferdinand Pöllath

    Diplomica Verlag 2007; US$ 30.01

    Stabilität und Wohlstand der westlichen Industriestaaten hängen von einem stetigen Wirtschaftswachstum ab und dieses benötigt günstige Rohstoffe, vor allem aber Energie. Nach dem Zusammenbruch des Ostblocks schien dies für die USA und ihre Verbündeten erreicht zu sein. Doch mit dem Aufsteigen Chinas zur wirtschaftlichen, politischen und militärischen... more...