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  • Red Azaleaby Anchee Min

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    Red Azalea is Anchee Min?s celebrated memoir of growing up in the last years of Mao?s China. As a child, she was asked to publicly humiliate a teacher; at seventeen, she was sent to work at a labor collective. Forbidden to speak, dress, read, write, or love as she pleased, she found a lifeline in a secret love affair with another woman. Miraculously... more...

  • The Soft Power of Warby Lilie Chouliaraki

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 120.00

    This article argues that the BBC World footage of the bombardment of Baghdad, March–April 2003, manages to take sides in the controversy over the Iraq war, without violating the principle of objectivity — a principle necessary for the credibility of public service broadcasting. Making use of the ‘analytics of mediation’, I show... more...

  • When Things Get Darkby Matthew Davis

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 40.99

    At 23, Matt Davis moved to a remote Mongolian town to teach English.What he found when he arrived was a town?and a country?undergoing wholesale change from a traditional, countryside existence to a more urban, modern identity. When Things Get Dark documents these changes through the Mongolians Matt meets, but also focuses on the author's downward... more...

  • The Thought of Mao Tse-Tungby Stuart Schram

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 40.00 US$ 32.80

    Professor Schram offers a fascinating and sure-footed analysis of Mao's intellectual itinerary. more...

  • Shanghaiby Christopher Howe

    Cambridge University Press 1981; US$ 84.00 US$ 68.88

    This book is a comprehensive study of the way in which old Shanghai was transformed and developed by the Communist Party between 1949 and the later 1970s. more...

  • Even A Daughter Is Better Than Nothingby Mykel Board

    Garrett County Press 2005; US$ 2.99

    This is the story of how Maximum Rock'n'Roll Columnist Mykel Board spent a year teaching English at the Mongolian National University in Ulaanbaatar. From getting lost in the Gobi Desert to stirring fights in a Mongolian disco, Board teeters through the heart of contemporary Mongolian culture with the class, humor and buffoonery of a modern-day Charlie... more...

  • Soft Power in Chinaby Jian Wang

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    What kinds of images does China want to refashion and project? What is the role of the government vis--vis that of other institutional and social actors in these efforts? What kinds of tensions and pressures has China experienced? Where do the programs stand in terms of their impact on the country's image? What do all these efforts mean to the... more...

  • Chinese Communists and Hong Kong Capitalistsby Cindy Yik-yi Chu

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    This book examines Chinese Communist activities in Hong Kong from the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese War in 1937 to the handover in 1997. It reveals a peculiar part of Chinese Communist history, and traces six decades of astounding united front between the Chinese Communists and the Hong Kong tycoons and upper-class business elite. more...

  • Kosher Chineseby Michael Levy

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 17.99

    An irreverent tale of an American Jew serving in the Peace Corps in rural China, which reveals the absurdities, joys, and pathos of a traditional society in flux In September of 2005, the Peace Corps sent Michael Levy to teach English in the heart of China's heartland. His hosts in the city of Guiyang found additional uses for him: resident expert... more...

  • The Voices of Macao Stonesby Lindsay Ride; May Ride; Jason Wordie

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1999; US$ 28.00

    The stones, statues and memorials found all over Macao trace the story from the days of the first Portuguese navigators to reach China in the sixteenth century to the events of more recent times. more...