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  • 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 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...

  • The Gulf Wars and the United Statesby ORRIN SCHWAB

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 105.00

    Schwab's work is five-part analysis of US policy and strategy in the Persian Gulf from 1990-2003. He begins the work by analyzing the prominence of the Persian Gulf in US global strategic thinking during the last decade of the Cold War. By that time, gulf oil had secured a paramount place in the minds of the Reagan and Bush administrations. Part two... more...

  • Contemporary Hong Kong Politicsby Wai-man Lam; Percy Luen-tim Lui; Wilson Wong

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2007; US$ 56.00

    Contemporary Hong Kong Politics analyzes Hong Kong's core political institutions, mediating institutions and actors, key policy areas, and relationships with Mainland China and the international community.The politics of the HKSAR have often been turbulent in the decade since the 1997 handover. This book presents a comprehensive and systematic... more...

  • Electing Hong Kong's Chief Executiveby Simon Young; Richard Cullen

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 38.00

    This book is a critical study of the system used to elect Hong Kong's most powerful political leader. Following a historical, empirical and legal examination of the system, the book provides constructive ideas on how the existing system can be developed into one based on universal suffrage and consistent with other constitutional principles and... more...

  • HONG KONG x 24 x 365by David Clarke

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2007; US$ 45.00

    This book offers a critical analysis of contemporary post-handover Hong Kong, through words and through a selection of colour images taken over a twelve months period. more...

  • Political Development in Hong Kongby Ngok Ma

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2007; US$ 65.00

    This book reviews the political development of Hong Kong before and after 1997, in particular the evolution of state-society relations in the last two decades, to analyze the slow development of democracy and governance crisis of Hong Kong after 1997. more...

  • Pilgrimagesby Maria N. Ng

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2009; US$ 22.00

    Pilgrimages is a timely account of the author's childhood in the 1950s and 60s in two colonial outposts. It also provides critical analysis of the autobiographical genre. more...

  • Traveller's Tales of the Old China Coastby Michael Wise

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 19.60

    Collected for the first time in a single volume are these true and often comic stories of Hong Kong, Canton and Macao. more...

  • The Road to the Throneby Hing Ming Hung

    Algora Publishing 2011; US$ 22.95

    The stories of the Chinese great emperors reflect the ancient Chinese philosophy, ideology, their wisdom and their ways of administration. Liu Bang is an outstanding example. Rising from a peasant background to become Emperor, he founded the Han Dynasty which lasted for about four hundred years and essentially laid the foundations of China as we know... more...