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  • 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 Tree That Bleedsby Nick Holdstock

    Luath Press Ltd 2011; US$ 25.95

    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. more...

  • Chinese vs. Western Perspectivesby Jinghao Zhou

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 99.99

    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$ 24.95

    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...

  • The A to Z of Taiwan (Republic of China)by John F. Copper

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 33.99

    I>The A to Z of Taiwan (Republic of China) offers insight into Taiwan's situation through a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, a map, a bibliography, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on important people, places, events, political parties, and institutions, as well as major political, economic, social, and cultural aspects... more...

  • A Concise History of Hong Kongby John M. Carroll

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 28.99

    John M. Carroll's engrossing and accessible narrative explores the remarkable history of Hong Kong from the early 1800s through the post-1997 handover, when this former colony became a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. The book explores Hong Kong as a place with a unique identity, yet also a crossroads where Chinese... more...

  • One Country, Two Systems In Crisisby Wong

    Lexington Books 2008; US$ 34.99

    In the tumultuous negotiations of the Sino-British Joint Declaration of 1984, the United Kingdom willingly signed over Hong Kong's reigns to the People's Republic of China, but with the presupposition that the PRC would faithfully implement the principle of 'one country, two systems' for the following fifty years. Yet since the handover in 1997, the... more...