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- Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 39.00
China's explosive transformation from a planned economy to a more market-oriented one over the past three decades owes much to the charismatic reformer Zhu Rongji. As China's premier from 1998 to 2003, Zhu displayed a pragmatism and strong work ethic that have been key forces in China's drive to greater modernization and global stature. During this... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2015; US$ 60.00
Mingzong (r. 926-933) was the most illustrious emperor of the Five Dynasties, and one of the most admired of Chinas middle period, the Tang to Song. A warrior of Shatuo-Turk ancestry, he ascended the throne of the Later Tang on the heels of a mutiny against his adopted brother, thus sparing his dynasty an early death. Mingzongs brief reign... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00
How will China develop under the new leadership of Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang? This is a key question for both China and the wider world. This book presents a comprehensive overview of the key areas and issues, assessing how things are likely to develop under the new leadership. It considers the economy, trade, politics, and demographics; appraises... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 35.99
This engaging book highlights 49 prevalent myths about China?s past, present, and future and weighs their truth or fiction. Leading a thoughtful and entertaining tour, the authors debunk widespread ?knowledge? about Chinese culture, society, politics, and economy. Their timely work offers an illuminating window on a rising power we often misunderstand.... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 29.95
On July 23, 2004, five marines, two soldiers, and one airman became the most unlikely of antiwar activists. Young and gung-ho when they first signed up to defend their country, they were sent to fight a war that left them confused, enraged, and haunted. Once they returned home, they became determined to put their disillusionment to use. So that sultry... more...
- Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 96.72
The finds of the Mogao Caves enable us to study contemporary sources concerning the Dunhuang Region in north-western China during Tibetan Rule (787-848 BC). In some areas of research the information found in Chinese and Tibetan manuscripts comes from different sources, which complement each other. In tax-related manuscripts, for example, the Chinese... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00
The Chinese government has frequently been criticized for propping up anti-democratic governments. This book investigates the rise of China as an emerging authoritarian power. By comparing China?s bilateral relations to three Asian developing countries ? Burma, Cambodia and Mongolia ? it examines how China targets specific groups of actors in autocracies... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 114.00
This book sets out to answer how China's rise can best be understood from both East Asian and Western perspectives. It also assesses the prospect of realignment away from the US hegemony in East Asia in light of persistent regional rivalries. Throughout the book, the authors show that for China's neighbours, as well as for its own intellectuals,... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 32.00
Deng Xiaoping has generally been given the credit for the reforms of the late 1970s that put China on the path to spectacular economic growth and development, a process that has turned it into one of the greatest powers of the twenty-first century. His ?Four Modernisations? - reform in agriculture, industry, military, science and technology - unveiled... more...