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  • 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalismby Ha-Joon Chang

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 14.09

    Ha-Joon Chang dispels the myths and prejudices that have come to dominate our understanding of how the world works. He succeeds in both setting the historical record straight ('the washing machine has changed the world more than the internet'; 'the US does not have the highest living standard in the world'; 'people in poor countries are more entrepreneurial... more...

  • Nanjing Requiemby Ha Jin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    The award-winning author of Waiting and War Trash returns to his homeland in a searing new novel that unfurls during one of the darkest moments of the twentieth century: the Rape of Nanjing.   In 1937, with the Japanese poised to invade Nanjing, Minnie Vautrin—an American missionary and the dean of Jinling Women’s College—decides to remain at... more...

  • Economics: The User's Guideby Ha-Joon Chang

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 12.68

    What is economics? What can - and can't - it explain about the world? Why does it matter? Ha-Joon Chang teaches economics at Cambridge University, and writes a column for the Guardian . The Observer called his book 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism , which was a no.1 bestseller, 'a witty and timely debunking of some... more...

  • Waitingby Ha Jin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2001; US$ 16.00

    "In Waiting , Ha Jin portrays the life of Lin Kong, a dedicated doctor torn by his love for two women: one who belongs to the New China of the Cultural Revolution, the other to the ancient traditions of his family's village. Ha Jin profoundly understands the conflict between the individual and society, between the timeless universality of the human... more...

  • Principles and Parameters of Syntactic Saturationby Gert Webelhuth

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 80.00

    This work represents the first full-scale attempt to provide a restrictive theory of parameters--the nature and limits of syntactic variation. Focusing on syntactic saturation, Webelhuth hypothesizes that in natural language these phenomena are subject to the "Saturation Condition." He explains the principles behind this condition and demonstrates... more...

  • Brute Rationalityby Joshua Gert

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 50.00

    This book presents an account of normative practical reasons and the way in which they contribute to the rationality of action. more...

  • Conflicts Between Generalization, Rigor, and Intuitionby Gert Schubring

    Springer New York 2006; US$ 208.58

    This volume is, as may be readily apparent, the fruit of many years’ labor in archives and libraries, unearthing rare books, researching Nachlässe, and above all, systematic comparative analysis of fecund sources. The work not only demanded much time in preparation, but was also interrupted by other duties, such as time spent as a guest professor at... more...

  • Haftungsrechtby Gert Brüggemeier

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 134.04

    Ein Beitrag zur Europäisierung des Privatrechts more...

  • The Crazedby Ha Jin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    A New York Times Notable Book A Washington Post, Los Angeles times, and San Jose Mercury News Best Book of the Year Ha Jin’s seismically powerful new novel is at once an unblinking look into the bell jar of communist Chinese society and a portrait of the eternal compromises and deceptions of the human state. When the venerable professor Yang,... more...

  • War Trashby Ha Jin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    Ha Jin’s masterful new novel casts a searchlight into a forgotten corner of modern history, the experience of Chinese soldiers held in U.S. POW camps during the Korean War. In 1951 Yu Yuan, a scholarly and self-effacing clerical officer in Mao’s “volunteer” army, is taken prisoner south of the 38th Parallel. Because he speaks English, he soon becomes... more...