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- Allen & Unwin 2007; US$ 31.81
The story of an Aussie 'hero' who became one of the most famous and influential journalists of the day, reporting for the London Times on China during the Boxer Rebellion and the fall of the last emperor. more...
- Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 15.00
The inspiring true story of a prizewinning foreign correspondent longing for a child, two small Iraqi children in need of a mother, and what love and grief can teach us about family and hope. Zahra, age three, and Hawra, only a few months old, were the only survivors of a missile strike in Baghdad in 2003 that killed their parents and five... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 14.00
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...
- Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 59.40
Basic facts, a chronology, a bibliography, and a list of suggested reading make up the appendixes in this invaluable book. Coverage includes: Iraq, the first society The Persian Empire, Alexander the Great, and the Sassanians Iraq under the Umayyad dynasty Iraq under the Abbasid dynasty The Mongol invasion and early Ottoman rule Iraq under the Ottomans... more...
- 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...
- ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 105.00
Schwab's work is five-part analysis of US policy and strategy in the Persian Gulf from 1990-2003. He begins the work by analyzing the prominence of the Persian Gulf in US global strategic thinking during the last decade of the Cold War. By that time, gulf oil had secured a paramount place in the minds of the Reagan and Bush administrations. Part two... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2007; US$ 56.00
Contemporary Hong Kong Politics analyzes Hong Kong's core political institutions, mediating institutions and actors, key policy areas, and relationships with Mainland China and the international community.The politics of the HKSAR have often been turbulent in the decade since the 1997 handover. This book presents a comprehensive and systematic... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 38.00
This book is a critical study of the system used to elect Hong Kong's most powerful political leader. Following a historical, empirical and legal examination of the system, the book provides constructive ideas on how the existing system can be developed into one based on universal suffrage and consistent with other constitutional principles and... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2007; US$ 65.00
This book reviews the political development of Hong Kong before and after 1997, in particular the evolution of state-society relations in the last two decades, to analyze the slow development of democracy and governance crisis of Hong Kong after 1997. more...