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  • Unboundby Dean King

    Little, Brown and Company 2010; US$ 12.99

    In October 1934, the Chinese Communist Army found itself facing annihilation, surrounded by hundreds of thousands of Nationalist soldiers. Rather than surrender, 86,000 Communists embarked on an epic flight to safety. Only thirty were women. Their trek would eventually cover 4,000 miles over 370 days. Under enemy fire they crossed highland awamps,... more...

  • The Babylonian Worldby Gwendolyn Leick

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 52.95

    Exploring all key aspects of the development of this ancient culture, The Babylonian World presents an extensive, up-to-date and lavishly illustrated history of the ancient state Babylonia and its 'holy city', Babylon. more...

  • Iraqby Adeed Dawisha

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 46.95

    With each day that passed after the 2003 invasion, the United States seemed to sink deeper in the treacherous quicksand of Iraq's social discord, floundering in the face of deep ethno-sectarian divisions that have impeded the creation of a viable state and the molding of a unified Iraqi identity. Yet as Adeed Dawisha shows in this superb political... more...

  • Contributions to the Cultural History of Early Tibetby Matthew T. Kapstein; Brandon Dotson

    BRILL 2007; US$ 136.00

    Early medieval Tibet remains one of the most challenging fields in Tibetan Studies overall, wherein numerous mysteries remain. This work features six contributions that shed light on major topics in history, literature and religion. more...

  • Community Matters in Xinjiang, 1880-1949by Ildiko Beller-Hann

    BRILL 2008; US$ 166.00

    Drawing on a range of historical sources presenting both emic and etic views, this book offers an insight into aspects of social life among the Uyghur in pre-socialist Xinjiang and substantiates the concept of tradition which modern Uyghurs draw upon to construct their ethnic identity. more...

  • Ji'an Literati and the Local in Song-Yuan-Ming Chinaby Anne Gerritsen

    BRILL 2007; US$ 151.00

    Drawing on local sources, including local gazetteers and literati inscriptions for religious sites, this book offers a comprehensive examination of what it means to be 'local' during the Southern Song, Yuan and Ming dynasties in Ji'an prefecture (Jiangxi). It argues that 'belonging locally' was important to Ji'an literati throughout... more...

  • Chinese Politicsby Peter Gries; Stanley Rosen

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95

    Explores the changes occurring in China today ? what are the goals of political contestation, how are Chinese Communist Party leaders legitimizing their rule, who are the specific actors involved in contesting state legitimacy and what are the implications of changing state-society relations for the future viability of the People?s Republic? more...

  • DK Readers: Welcome to Chinaby Caryn Jenner

    DK Publishing 2008; US$ 3.99

    Photographs combine with lively illustrations and engaging, age-appropriate stories in DK Readers, a multilevel reading program guaranteed to capture children?s interest while developing their reading skills and general knowledge. Welcome to China takes readers on a whirlwind tour of the world?s biggest country, taking a look at its people, its... more...

  • DK Eyewitness Books: Ancient Chinaby Arthur Cotterell

    DK Publishing 2005; US$ 16.99

    Here is a spectacular and informative guide to the history of the great Chinese empire and the customs and traditions of its people. Stunning real-life photographs and lifelike models offer a unique "eyewitness" view of life in imperial China, from its earliest beginnings in the Bronze Age to its final days in the early years of the 20th century.... more...

  • Culture and Customs of Mongoliaby Timothy May

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 70.00

    The Gobi Desert, cold mountainous regions, and harsh climate of Mongolia leave it with one of the lowest population densities in the world. Nonetheless, Mongolians are proud of their long heritage, and carry even today their customs of the past. In this all-inclusive study of contemporary Mongolian life, readers will learn about nomadic lifestyles... more...