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  • China and the Open Door Policyby Kevin Barry Bucknall

    Bitingduck Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    The areas of foreign trade, foreign investment, economic aid, and special economic zones are examined in detail and the rapid improvement in the economy after the adoption of the Open Door policy is explained. After Mao’s death in 1976, followed by the rapid overthrow of the Gang of Four, the way was open for his successors to choose which path... more...

  • Two Innocents in Red Chinaby Pierre Elliot Trudeau; Jacques Hebert; Alexandre Trudeau

    D & M Publishers 2012; US$ 15.95

    In the spirit of his father, Alexandre Trudeau revisits China to put a ground-breaking journey into a fresh, contemporary context. In 1960, Pierre Trudeau and Jacques Hébert , a labour lawyer and a journalist from Montréal, travelled to China in the midst of the Great Leap Forward. In 1968, when Two Innocents in Red China, Trudeau and Hébert?s... more...

  • The House of Prisonersby Andrea Seri

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 154.00

    This book studies the house of prisoners at the city of Uruk during the revolt against king Samsu-iluna (ca. 1741?1739 BC). The history of this period is not widely known and there is no previous comprehensive treatment of the institution under consideration. The analysis of some 410 documents dated or attributable to Rim-Anum of Uruk, one of the rebel... more...

  • Our Good Nameby J. Phillip London; CACITeam

    Regnery Publishing 2010; US$ 14.99

    The Crisis That Rocked a Country and a Company... more...

  • Sinophone Studiesby Shu-mei Shih

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 39.99

    This definitive anthology casts Sinophone studies as the study of Sinitic-language cultures born of colonial and postcolonial influences. Its transnational and comparative essays by such authors as Rey Chow, Ha Jin, Leo Ou-fan Lee, Ien Ang, Wei-ming Tu, and David Wang address debates concerning the nature of Chineseness while introducing readers to... more...

  • Red Sorrowby Nanchu

    Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    At the outbreak of the Cultural Revolution, 13-year-old Nanchu watched Red Guards destroy her home and torture her parents, whom they jailed. She was left to fend for herself and her younger brother. When she grew older, she herself became a Red Guard and was sent to the largest work camp in China. There she faced primitive conditions, sexual harassment,... more...

  • The Archaeology of Mesopotamiaby Roger Matthews

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    The only critical guide to the theory and method of Mesopotamian archaeology, this innovative volume evaluates its theories, methods and approaches from its origins in the nineteenth century up to the present day. more...

  • Pacific Crossingby Elizabeth Sinn

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2012; US$ 45.00

    During the nineteenth century tens of thousands of Chinese men and women crossed the Pacific to work, trade, and settle in California. Drawn initially by the gold rush, they took with them skills and goods and a view of the world which, though still Chinese, was transformed by their long journeys back and forth. They in turn transformed Hong Kong,... more...

  • Chinese Women Traversing Diasporaby Sharon K. Hom

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 58.95

    The contributors to this volume were born in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong; they have been immigrants, foreign students, settlers, permanent residents, citizens, and-above all-"travelers." They are both geographic inhabitants of various overseas diaspora Chinese communities as well as figurative inhabitants of imagined heterogeneous and hybrid communities.... more...

  • Voyage to a Stricken Landby Sara Daniel

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    In June of 2002, war looms and Saddam Hussein still has a brutal grip on a nation in disarray. Sara Daniel travels the length and breadth of Iraq, following the fast-evolving events and interviewing people from all walks of life and all religious and political affiliations: from the Kurds in the north to the rising new politicians in Baghdad and... more...