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  • 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...

  • Der Irak-Krieg 2003 im Lichte der Wiederkehr des gerechten Krieges.by Jan-Andres Schulze

    Duncker & Humblot 2011; US$ 67.92

    Hauptbeschreibung Der "gerechte Krieg" und seine widersprüchliche Bewertung - hochaktuelles wie klassisches Thema der Politischen Theorie - stehen im Mittelpunkt der vorliegenden Studie. Jan-Andres Schulze zieht bei der Frage nach der Legalität bzw. Legitimität des Vorgehens der USA gegen den Irak 2003 die bedeutendsten historischen und zeitgenössischen... 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 United States and Great Power Responsibility in International Societyby Wali Aslam

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    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. This book argues that the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, American drone attacks in Pakistan and the practice... 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...

  • 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...

  • Geschichte Chinas bis zur mongolischen Eroberung 250 v.Chr.-1279 n.Chr.by Helwig Schmidt-Glintzer

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 1999; US$ 350.00

    Dieses Buch folgt den Entwicklungslinien, die von der ersten Reichseinigung über die Teilung in "Drei Reiche" und eine erneute Einigung im 6. Jahrhundert n.Chr. bis zur endgültigen Eroberung Chinas durch die Mongolen reichen. Die immer wieder vorkommenden Völkerwanderungen und Machtkämpfe auf dem Gebiet des heutigen China machen deutlich, dass es sich... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 230.00

    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...

  • 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...