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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...

  • A History of Modern Tibet, Volume 3by Melvyn C. Goldstein

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 75.00

    It is not possible to fully understand contemporary politics between China and the Dalai Lama without understanding what happened in the 1950?s. The third volume in Melvyn Goldstein's History of Modern Tibet series, The Calm before the Storm , examines the critical years of 1955 through 1957. During this period, the Preparatory Committee for a Tibet... more...

  • Among the Tibetansby Isabella L. Bird

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.95

    "There never was anybody," wrote the Spectator, "who had adventures as well as Miss Bird." In Among the Tibetans you can see why, as Isabella Lucy Bird writes of her journey through the Himalayas on horseback and of her four months of living with "the pleasantest of people." She offers evocative and colourful descriptions... 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...

  • The Path of the Empressby Christine Li; Ulia Krautwald

    Rockpool Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    Christine Li , MD, studied sinology and medicine before spending five years studying traditional Chinese medicine in Shanghai and Peking. She works as a doctor and writer in Hong Kong, Hamburg, and Santa Fe. Ulja Krautwald spent several years as a researcher in medical sociology. For many years she has worked in the field of Far Eastern healing... more...

  • Bad Elementsby Ian Buruma

    Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 10.99

    Who speaks for China? Is it the old men of the politburo or activists like Wei Jingshsheng, who spent eighteen years in prison for writing a emocratic manifesto? Is China's future to be fund amid the boisterous sleaze of an electoral cmpaign in Taiwan, or in the manoeuvres by which ordinary residents of Beijing quietly resist the authority of the... more...

  • Where Chiang Kai-shek Lost Chinaby Harold M. Tanner

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    The civil war in China that ended in the 1949 victory of Mao Zedong?s Communist forces was a major blow to US interests in the Far East and led to heated recriminations about how China was "lost." Despite their significance, there have been few studies in English of the war's major campaigns. The Liao-Shen Campaign was the final act in the struggle... more...

  • China and the Chineseby Graham Anton Earnshaw; Herbert Allen Giles

    Earnshaw Books 2015; US$ 11.99

    Herbert Giles was one of the most prominent Sinologists of the late 19th century and early 20th century and China and the Chinese was in its era one of the best-selling and most authoritative books on the topic. Originally published in 1902, Giles? commentary on all thing Chinese, based on six lectures delivered at Columbia University in New York,... more...

  • China-Malaysia Relations and Foreign Policyby Razak Abdullah

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    When Malaysian Prime Minister, Tun Abdul Razak Hussein, paid an official visit to China in May 1974, it secured Malaysia a place in the annals of regional diplomatic history as the first ASEAN country to establish full diplomatic relations with the People?s Republic of China. This book analyses the process of the establishment of diplomatic relations... more...

  • Sino-Indian and Sino-South Korean Relationsby P. R. Chari; Vyjayanti Raghavan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 120.00

    This book addresses the compulsions that underlie the China?s relations with India and South Korea? both increasingly mutually dependent on China for markets, trade, investments, technology, tourism, etc. It inquires into two sets of regional relationships, with China being the common linking factor. While examining the generational change in the... more...