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  • The United States and Great Power Responsibility in International Societyby Wali Aslam

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.95

    This book evaluates American foreign policy actions from the perspective of great power responsibility, with three case studies: Operation Iraqi Freedom, American drone strikes in Pakistan and the post- 9/11 practice of extraordinary rendition. This book argues that the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, American drone attacks in Pakistan and the practice... more...

  • The Tree That Bleedsby Nick Holdstock

    Luath Press Ltd 2013; US$ 19.99

    In 1997 a small town in a remote part of China was shaken by violent protests that led to the imposition of martial law. Some said it was a peaceful demonstration that was brutally suppressed by the government; others that it was an act of terrorism. When Nick Holdstock arrived in 2001, the town was still bitterly divided.BACK COVER: 'There is still... more...

  • The Mongols at China's Edgeby Uradyn E. Bulag

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 53.00

    This important study explores the multifaceted experience of Mongols in China, past and present, as their identity balances precariously between historical memory and their contemporary position as an ethnic minority. Uradyn E. Bulag assesses the intricate relationship between socialism and nationalism that generates both resistance and complicity... more...

  • One Country, Two Systems In Crisisby Wong

    Lexington Books 2008; US$ 37.99

    'One Country, Two Systems' in Crisis elucidates how China's intervention in Hong Kong after the British handover in 1984 has curtailed Hong Kong's civil liberties; how freedom of speech is at the mercy of the government; and how deception has turned the 'Pearl of the Orient' into the rubber stamp of the Chinese Communist Party. more...

  • Gender and Chinese Archaeologyby Katheryn M. Linduff; Yan Sun

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 51.00

    The roles of women in Chinese archaeology, with only a few exceptions, have at worst been overlooked, and at best consigned to conventional Marxist theory that prescribes formulaic frameworks for understanding gender—until now. Renowned archaeologist Katheryn M. Linduff and fellow researcher Yan Sun have brought together a fascinating collection that... more...

  • Macartney at Kashgarby Pamela Nightingale; C.P. Skrine

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    First published in 1973. This book describes the career of Sir George Macartney, who spent twenty-eight years at the turn of the nineteenth century as British representative in Sinkiang, China's most westerly province. Macartney was in a unique position to observe political and diplomatic manoeuvres by the key players trying to establish a sphere... more...

  • Mao's Great Famineby Frank Dikötter

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 10.99

    An unprecedented, groundbreaking history of China's Great Famine Winner of the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize 2011 more...

  • The Tragedy of Liberationby Frank Dikötter

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 10.99

    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...

  • Chinese vs. Western Perspectivesby Jinghao Zhou

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 46.99

    This book reflects the author’s extensive research and thoughtful examination of many sides of controversial issues related to contemporary China. It is distinct from other studies on this subject in that the author is committed to examining today’s China from Chinese as well as Western perspectives. more...

  • The French Historical Revolutionby Peter Burke

    Wiley 2013; US$ 19.95 US$ 17.29

    This book provides a critical history of the movement associated with the journal Annales, from its foundation in 1929 to the present. Burke argues that this movement has been the single most important force in the development of what is sometimes called the 'new history'. Burke distinguishes three main generations in the development of the Annales... more...