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  • Life along the Silk Roadby Susan Whitfield

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    In this long-awaited second edition, Susan Whitfield broadens her exploration of the Silk Road and expands her rich and varied portrait of life along the great pre-modern trade routes of Eurasia. This new edition is comprehensively updated to support further understanding of themes relevant to global and comparative history and remains the only history... more...

  • Chinese Politics in the Era of Xi Jinpingby Willy Wo-Lap Lam

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 50.95

    Renowned for his coverage of China's elite politics and leadership transitions, veteran Sinologist Willy Lam has produced the first book-length study in English of the rise of Xi Jinping--General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) since November 2012. With rare insight, Lam describes Xi's personal history and his fascination with quasi-Maoist... more...

  • China's Futuresby Daniel Lynch

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    China's Futures cuts through the sometimes confounding and unfounded speculation of international pundits and commentators to provide readers with an important yet overlooked set of complex views concerning China's future: views originating within China itself. Daniel Lynch seeks to answer the simple but rarely asked question: how do China's own... more...

  • Thunder Runby David Zucchino

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2015; US$ 10.92

    Thunder Run is the story of how, with fewer than a thousand men, and facing dug-in Iraqi forces, the Second ('Tusker') Brigade of the Third Infantry Division punched a hole through the heart of Baghdad with a high-speed charge to Saddam Hussein's Presidential Palace and Republican Guard headquarters. The product of dozens of interviews with commanders... more...

  • China's Cultural Revolution, 1966-69: Not a Dinner Partyby Michael Schoenhals

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Mao Zedong launched the "Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution" 30 years ago. This documentary history of the event presents a selection of key primary documents dealing with the Cultural Revolution's massive and bloody assault on China's political and social systems. more...

  • Xinjiang: China's Muslim Borderlandby S. Frederick Starr

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Eastern Turkestan, now known as Xinjiang or the New Territory, makes up a sixth of China's land mass. Absorbed by the Qing in the 1880s and reconquered by Mao in 1949, this Turkic-Muslim region of China's remote northwest borders on formerly Soviet Central Asia, Afghanistan, Kashmir, Mongolia, and Tibet, Will Xinjiang participate in twenty-first century... more...

  • Access to History: Mao's China 1936-97by Michael Lynch; Jane Tyler

    Hodder Education 2015; US$ 23.98

    Give your students the best chance of success with this tried and tested series' combination of in-depth analysis, engaging narrative and accessibility. Access to History is the most popular, trusted and wide-ranging series for A Level History students. It has now been updated to support the content and assessment requirements of the A Level History... more...

  • Deng Xiaoping: A Revolutionary Lifeby Alexander V. Pantsov; Steven I. Levine

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 25.99

    Deng Xiaoping joined the Chinese Communist movement as a youth and rose in its ranks to become an important lieutenant of Mao's from the 1930s onward. Two years after Mao's death in 1976, Deng became the de facto leader of the Chinese Communist Party and the prime architect of China's post-Mao reforms. Abandoning the Maoist socio-economic... more...

  • The Nanjing Massacre: A Japanese Journalist Confronts Japan's National Shameby Katsuichi Honda; Frank Gibney; Karen Sandness

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This book is based on four visits to China between 1971 and 1989 by Honda Katsuichi, an investigative journalist for Asahi Shimbun. His aim is to show in pitiless detail the horrors of the Japanese Army's seizure and capture of Nanjing in December 1937. Unvarnished accounts of the testimony - Chinese victims and Japanese perpetrators - to the rape... more...

  • The Making of Modern Tibetby A.Tom Grunfeld

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    An account of Tibet and the Tibetan people that emphasises the political history of the 20th century. This book attempts to reach beyond the polemics by considering the various historical arguments, using archival material from several nations and drawing conclusions focused on available documents. more...