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  • 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...

  • Die Orthostaten Tiglat-Pilesers I. und Assurnasirpals II. aus dem Alten Palast von Assurby Julia Orlamünde; Steven Lundström

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 70.58

    Während Orthostaten als Architekturelement im syrischen und anatolischen Raum seit Beginn des 2. Jahrtausends gut belegt sind, sind steinerne Orthostaten an Monumentalbauten aus dem assyrischen Kerngebiet erstmals unter Tiglat-Pileser I. (1114?1076) in Assur bezeugt. Tiglat-Pileser I. begründete damit eine Tradition, die A??ur-nasir-apli II. (883?859)... more...

  • Die Keramik der Älteren Ischtar-Tempel in Assurby Claudia Beuger

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 77.84

    Die sogenannten Älteren Ischtar-Tempel gelten als der am besten dokumentierte Baukomplex in Assur, der Keimzelle des späteren assyrischen Reiches. Zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts wurden diese Befunde unter der Leitung von Walter Andrae bis auf den anstehenden Fels hinab ausgegraben und es konnten die vermutlich frühesten erhaltenen Kultbauten der Stadt... more...

  • Look What I See! Where Can I Be?: Visiting Chinaby Dia L. Michels

    Platypus Media 2013; US$ 8.99

    Baby takes an enchanting trip to China with her family. Each day, she wakes from her nap to see extraordinary things: the Great Wall, a Terra Cotta Warrior, the Forbidden City. The family travels from place to place exploring Chinese history, culture, and heritage. 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...

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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 46.99

    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...

  • 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...

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

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 44.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...