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  • People of Ancient Assyriaby Jørgen Læssøe

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    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...

  • Baghdadby Justin Marozzi

    Da Capo Press 2014; US$ 32.00

    In Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood , celebrated young travelwriter-historian Justin Marozzi gives us a many-layered history of one of the world's truly great cities - both its spectacular golden ages and its terrible disasters more...

  • Albert von le Coq (1860-1930) - Der Erwecker Manisby Michael Knüppel; Alois von Tongerloo

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    The Turkologist, archeologist, and ethnologist Albert von Le Coq (1860?1930) is considered a founder of modern Manichean scholarship. For the first time, this volume presents an annotated edition of Le Coq?s letters to his scientific colleague Willi Bang Kaup, written between 1909 and 1914. It reveals Le Coq?s role in rediscovering Mani... more...

  • Lake with No Nameby Diane Wei Liang

    Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 10.99

    Beijing University, 1986. The Communists were in power, but the Harvard of China was a hotbed of intellectual and cultural activity, with political debates and "English Corners" where students eagerly practiced the language among themselves. Nineteen-year-old Wei had known the oppressive days of the Cultural Revolution, having grown up with her parents... more...

  • Taiwan: China's Last Frontierby Simon Long

    Palgrave Macmillan 1991; US$ 70.00

    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...

  • Beijing Sightsby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2011; US$ 3.99

    This illustrated Travel Guide is a part of the Mobi Sights series, our concise guides that only feature the most essential information on city attractions. This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. Inside you will find a locator map and a list of top attractions linked to individual... more...

  • The Civilization of Chinaby Herbert Allen Giles

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    Herbert Allen Giles (8 December 1845 – 13 February 1935) was a British diplomat and sinologist, educated at Charterhouse. He modified a Mandarin Chinese Romanization system earlier established by Thomas Wade, resulting in the widely known Wade-Giles Chinese transliteration system. Among his prolific works were translations of Confucius, Chuang... more...

  • China and the Open Door Policyby Kevin Barry Bucknall

    Bitingduck Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    The areas of foreign trade, foreign investment, economic aid, and special economic zones are examined in detail and the rapid improvement in the economy after the adoption of the Open Door policy is explained. After Mao’s death in 1976, followed by the rapid overthrow of the Gang of Four, the way was open for his successors to choose which path... more...

  • Prestigegüter entlang der Seidenstraße?by Armin Selbitschka

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 91.51

    Häufig ist vom Prestige der Seide oder anderen exotischen Waren zu lesen, die einst entlang der Seidenstraße übermittelt wurden. Besonders die spektakulären Funde der letzten zwanzig Jahre im nordwestchinesischen Tarimbecken (das heutige Autonome Gebiet Xinjiang) trugen ihren Teil dazu bei. Einige davon waren 2008 in der Mannheimer Ausstellung "Ursprünge... more...

  • Taiwan's Statesmanby Richard Kagan

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    A well-known observer of Taiwan and Asian history and culture provides an insightful biography of Lee Teng Hui, the pro-democracy statesman and former president of the Republic of China. As head of the Taiwanese government from 1988 to 2000, Lee managed, without violence or major civil unrest, to reform the authoritarian state into a constitutional... more...