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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...

  • Imperial Life in the Emerald Cityby Rajiv Chandrasekaran

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 15.95

    1 Versailles on the Tigris   UNLIKE ALMOST ANYWHERE else in Baghdad, you could dine at the cafeteria in the Republican Palace for six months and never eat hummus, flatbread, or a lamb kebab. The fare was always American, often with a Southern flavor. A buffet featured grits, cornbread, and a bottomless barrel of pork: sausage for breakfast, hot... more...

  • China's New Diplomacyby Professor Zhiqun Zhu

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 44.95

    This fully revised second edition covers Chinese initiatives in the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and the South Pacific and studies China's current efforts to secure energy and other resources, to expand trade and investment, and to enhance 'soft power' around the world. The author further... more...

  • Among the Tibetansby Isabella L. Bird

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.95

    "There never was anybody," wrote the Spectator, "who had adventures as well as Miss Bird." In Among the Tibetans you can see why, as Isabella Lucy Bird writes of her journey through the Himalayas on horseback and of her four months of living with "the pleasantest of people." She offers evocative and colourful descriptions... more...

  • Übersicht über die Bestände des Brandenburgischen Landeshauptarchivsby Werner Heegewaldt; Harriet Harnisch

    BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2011; US$ 63.97

    Hauptbeschreibung Die Mark Brandenburg wurde in ihrer über 850-jährigen Geschichte maßgeblich durch den Adel mitgeprägt. Seit der hochmittelalterlichen Besiedlung wirkten adlige Familien am Landesausbau, an der Herrschaftsbildung und der Verwaltung mit. Als Rittergutsbesitzer verfügten sie nicht nur über die Arbeitskraft und Abgaben ihrer bäuerlichen... more...

  • The Problem of Chinaby Bertrand Russell

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Though it was penned nearly a century ago, current-day readers will find that Bertrand Russell's insightful critique of China is still surprisingly accurate. The important British philosopher based his arguments on his own extended stay in China, and the resulting analysis of the conflict between traditional culture and the rise of capitalism in... 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...

  • The Path of the Empressby Christine Li; Ulia Krautwald

    Rockpool Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    Christine Li , MD, studied sinology and medicine before spending five years studying traditional Chinese medicine in Shanghai and Peking. She works as a doctor and writer in Hong Kong, Hamburg, and Santa Fe. Ulja Krautwald spent several years as a researcher in medical sociology. For many years she has worked in the field of Far Eastern healing... more...

  • International Competition in China, 1899-1991by Bruce A. Elleman

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    China's recent economic reforms have opened its economy to the world. This policy, however, is not new: in the late nineteenth century, the United States put forward the Open Door Policy as a counter to European exclusive 'spheres of influence' in China. This book, based on extensive original archival research, examines and re-evaluates China's Open... more...

  • Hatraby Lucinda Dirven

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 53.92

    <P>Hatra is the richest archaeological site in the Parthian Empire known to date and has great potential for a better understanding of this enigmatic empire and its relationship with Rome. After an introduction to this little known site, seventeen contributions written by leading experts in the field provide the reader with the latest insights... more...