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  • Sinophone Studiesby Shu-mei Shih

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 39.99

    This definitive anthology casts Sinophone studies as the study of Sinitic-language cultures born of colonial and postcolonial influences. Its transnational and comparative essays by such authors as Rey Chow, Ha Jin, Leo Ou-fan Lee, Ien Ang, Wei-ming Tu, and David Wang address debates concerning the nature of Chineseness while introducing readers to... more...

  • Taiwan: China's Last Frontierby Simon Long

    Palgrave Macmillan 1991; US$ 67.00

    Taiwan has been described as a ticking time bomb. For all the fratricidal strife that has scarred Chinese politics since 1949, Peking's leaders have never wavered from their commitment to reunification with Taiwan. There, 20 million people have witnessed one of the great economic miracles of the post-war era. But their government is founded on a constitution... more...

  • Red Sorrowby Nanchu

    Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    At the outbreak of the Cultural Revolution, 13-year-old Nanchu watched Red Guards destroy her home and torture her parents, whom they jailed. She was left to fend for herself and her younger brother. When she grew older, she herself became a Red Guard and was sent to the largest work camp in China. There she faced primitive conditions, sexual harassment,... more...

  • Spying for the Peopleby Michael Schoenhals

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    Reveals the covert operations of Mao's public security organs through an examination of the recruitment of agents, their training and their operational activities. more...

  • Pacific Crossingby Elizabeth Sinn

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2012; US$ 45.00

    During the nineteenth century tens of thousands of Chinese men and women crossed the Pacific to work, trade, and settle in California. Drawn initially by the gold rush, they took with them skills and goods and a view of the world which, though still Chinese, was transformed by their long journeys back and forth. They in turn transformed Hong Kong,... more...

  • The British Presence in Macau, 1635-1793by Rogério Miguel Puga

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2013; US$ 50.00

    For more than four centuries, Macau was the centre of Portuguese trade and culture on the South China Coast. Until the founding of Hong Kong and the opening of other ports in the 1840s, it was also the main gateway to China for independent British merchants and their only place of permanent residence. Drawing extensively on Portuguese as well as British... more...

  • Chinese Women Traversing Diasporaby Sharon K. Hom

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 58.95

    The contributors to this volume were born in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong; they have been immigrants, foreign students, settlers, permanent residents, citizens, and-above all-"travelers." They are both geographic inhabitants of various overseas diaspora Chinese communities as well as figurative inhabitants of imagined heterogeneous and hybrid communities.... more...

  • Voyage to a Stricken Landby Sara Daniel

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    In June of 2002, war looms and Saddam Hussein still has a brutal grip on a nation in disarray. Sara Daniel travels the length and breadth of Iraq, following the fast-evolving events and interviewing people from all walks of life and all religious and political affiliations: from the Kurds in the north to the rising new politicians in Baghdad and... more...

  • The Tree That Bleedsby Nick Holdstock

    Luath Press Ltd 2013; US$ 14.57

    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... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00

    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. more...