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  • The Dalai Lama and the Emperor of Chinaby Peter Schwieger

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 49.99

    A major new work in modern Tibetan history, this book follows the evolution of Tibetan Buddhism?s trülku (reincarnation) tradition from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries, along with the Emperor of China?s efforts to control its development. By illuminating the political aspects of the trülku institution, Schwieger shapes a broader history... more...

  • Manchu Princess, Japanese Spyby Phyllis Birnbaum

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Aisin Gioro Xianyu (1907–1948) was the fourteenth daughter of a Manchu prince and a legendary figure in China?s bloody struggle with Japan. After the fall of the Manchu dynasty in 1912, Xianyu?s father gave his daughter to a Japanese friend who was sympathetic to his efforts to reclaim power. This man raised Xianyu, now known as Kawashima Yoshiko,... more...

  • The Noodle Maker of Kalimpongby Gyalo Thondup; Anne F Thurston

    PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 27.99

    In December 2010 residents of Kalimpong, a town on the Indian border with Tibet, turned out en masse to welcome the Dalai Lama. It was only then they realized for the first time that the neighbor they knew as the noodle maker of Kalimpong was also the Dalai Lama?s older brother. The Tibetan spiritual leader had come to visit the Gaden Tharpa Choeling... 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...

  • Mindscaping the Landscape of Tibetby Dan Smyer Yü

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    This book addresses the imaginative portrayal of Tibet among contemporary Tibetans and non-Tibetans as well as the global phenomenon known as ?imagined Tibet.? It critiques divergent perceptions of eco-religious practices, collective memories, and earth-inspired emotions in Tibet with emphasis on the potency of landscape. It is written for readers... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • China's Futuresby Daniel Lynch

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    Daniel C. Lynch is Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California. He is the author of After the Propaganda State: Media, Politics, and "Thought Work" in Reformed China (SUP 1999) and Rising China and Asian Democratization: Socialization to "Global Culture" in the Political Transformations of Thailand, China,... more...

  • Thunder Runby David Zucchino

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2015; US$ 10.92

    Thunder Run is the story of how, with fewer than a thousand men, and facing dug-in Iraqi forces, the Second ('Tusker') Brigade of the Third Infantry Division punched a hole through the heart of Baghdad with a high-speed charge to Saddam Hussein's Presidential Palace and Republican Guard headquarters. The product of dozens of interviews with commanders... more...

  • China's Cultural Revolution, 1966-69: Not a Dinner Partyby Michael Schoenhals

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Mao Zedong launched the "Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution" 30 years ago. This documentary history of the event presents a selection of key primary documents dealing with the Cultural Revolution's massive and bloody assault on China's political and social systems. more...