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  • American Images of Chinaby Oliver Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    The United States and China are arguably the most globally consequential actors of the early twenty first century, and look set to remain so into the foreseeable future. This volume seeks to highlight that American images of China are responsible for constructing certain truths and realities about that country and its people. It also introduces the... more...

  • China's Second Capital ? Nanjing under the Ming, 1368-1644by Jun Fang

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This book is a study of the dual capital system of Ming dynasty China (1368-1644), with a focus on the administrative functions of the auxiliary Southern Capital, Nanjing. It argues that the immense geographical expanse of the Chinese empire and the poor communication infrastructure of pre-modern times necessitated the establishment of an additional... more...

  • Sacred 5 Of Chinaby William Edgar Gell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 295.00

    First published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Xinjiang and the Expansion of Chinese Communist Powerby Michael Dillon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Xinjiang, China's far northwestern province where the majority of the population are Muslim Uyghurs, was for most of its history contested territory. On the Silk Road, a region of overlapping cultures, the province was virtually independent until the late nineteenth century, nominally part of the Qing Empire, with considerable interest taken in it... more...

  • Operation Hotel Californiaby Mike Tucker; Charles Faddis

    Lyons Press 2010; US$ 15.99

    The untold story of the CIA's secret mission inside Iraq to prepare for the invasion of Iraq--from the secret team leader who led the 2003 mission. more...

  • Beijingby Linda Jaivin

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 22.00

    Reaktion?s new CityScopes series consists of concise, illustrated guides that provide a social and urban history from a city?s beginnings to the present day. Written by authors with unique and intimate knowledge of each city, these books offer fascinating vignettes on the quintessential and the quirky. In the first book of the series, Linda Jaivin... more...

  • People of Ancient Assyriaby Jørgen Læssøe

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Was Assyria merely a more brutal, more uncivilized and less interesting offshoot of the culture created by Sumerians and Babylonians in Southern Mesopotamia at the dawn of history? Do the Assyrian reliefs that fill our museums give a complete picture of the phenomenon that was Assyria? Was the contribution of this people to world culture merely an... more...

  • Understanding South Asian Minorities in Hong Kongby John Nguyet Erni; Lisa Yuk-ming Leung

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2014; US$ 50.00

    People of South Asian descent are a large, varied and increasingly visible part of Hong Kong's population. Most have found ways of prospering despite social and economic obstacles and widespread discrimination. Focusing on three important groups—Indians, Pakistanis, and Nepalese—Erni and Leung explore the cultural histories of South Asians... more...

  • Chinese Hegemonyby Feng Zhang

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    Chinese Hegemony: Grand Strategy and International Institutions in East Asian History joins a rapidly growing body of important literature that combines history and International Relations theory to create new perspectives on East Asian political and strategic behavior. The book explores the strategic and institutional dynamics of international... more...

  • Tales of Old Shanghaiby Graham Earnshaw

    Earnshaw Books 2012; US$ 12.99

    The old Shanghai was a rich and cosmopolitan mixture of East and West and this engaging book offers a glimpse into that world through an assortment of photographs, newspaper clippings, cartoons, stamps, and other collectibles. Evoking different eras, this record also contains vintage advertisements, excerpts from travel guides, flyers handed out to... more...