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  • Babylonby Paul Kriwaczek

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 10.19

    In Babylon , Paul Kriwaczek tells the story of ancient Mesopotamia from the earliest settlements around 5400 BC, to the eclipse of Babylon by the Persians in the sixth century BC. He chronicles the rise and fall of dynastic power during this period; he examines its numerous material, social and cultural innovations and inventions: The wheel, civil,... more...

  • Under the Heel of the Dragonby Blaine Kaltman

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    The Turkic Muslims known as the Uighur have long faced social and economic disadvantages in China because of their minority status. Under the Heel of the Dragon: Islam, Racism, Crime, and the Uighur in China offers a unique insight into current conflicts resulting from the rise of Islamic fundamentalism and the Chinese government?s oppression of... more...

  • Sino-Japanese Naval War 1894-1895by Piotr Olender

    MMP 2014; US$ 17.99

    This new book covers the Sino-Japan Naval War 1894-1895, a little-known part of late 19thC naval history. The First Sino-Japanese War (1 August 1894 - 17 April 1895) was fought between Qing Dynasty China and Meiji Japan, primarily over control of Korea. After more than six months of continuous successes by the Japanese army and naval forces, as well... more...

  • Kapital Macht Politikby Harald Trabold

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 17.86

    Die Macht des Volkes ist längst zu einer Phrase in Sonntagsreden verkommen. In den westlichen Demokratien herrscht nicht mehr das Volk, sondern das Kapital. Politiker regieren die Bürger, aber Finanzmärkte und Großkonzerne regieren die Politik. Lobbyisten steuern die Gesetzgebung zum Wohl der Großkonzerne, PR-Agenturen machen Kapitalismus-Propaganda,... more...

  • Hostage on the Yangtzeby Malcolm H. Murfett

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In 1949, as the Chinese Civil War was about to enter its final, explosive stage, the small British frigate HMS Amethyst was sent on a dangerous mission up the Yangtze River to protect British citizens in Nanking. En route it was attacked by the Chinese Communists and held hostage on the river for several months before the crew managed to make a daring... more...

  • Essays on Chinese Civilizationby Charles Leblanc; Derk Bodde

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 59.00

    This collection of twenty-one articles represents some of the major writings by one of the United States' leading Sinologists, Derk Bodde. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University... more...

  • Middle Powers and the Rise of Chinaby Bruce Gilley; Andrew O'Neil

    Georgetown University Press 2014; US$ 32.95

    China’s rise is changing the dynamics of the international system. Middle Powers and the Rise of China is the first work to examine how the group of states referred to as "middle powers" are responding to China’s growing economic, diplomatic, and military power. States with capabilities immediately below those of great powers, middle... more...

  • China's Foreign Policyby Stuart Harris

    Wiley 2014; US$ 22.95

    China’s inexorable rise as a major world power is one of the defining features of the contemporary political landscape. But should we heed the warnings of a so-called ‘China threat?’ Is China set to become the next superpower? Or will its ambitions be tempered by economic and political realities both at home and abroad? In this... more...

  • The Problem of Chinaby Bertrand Russell

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Though it was penned nearly a century ago, current-day readers will find that Bertrand Russell's insightful critique of China is still surprisingly accurate. The important British philosopher based his arguments on his own extended stay in China, and the resulting analysis of the conflict between traditional culture and the rise of capitalism in... more...

  • Routledge Handbook of the Chinese Diasporaby Chee-Beng Tan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 225.00

    With around 40 million people worldwide, the ethnic Chinese and the Chinese in diaspora form the largest diaspora in the world. The economic reform of China which began in the late 1970s marked a huge phase of migration from China, and the new migrants, many of whom were well educated, have had a major impact on the local societies and on China. ... more...