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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...

  • Plotinus on Selfhood, Freedom and Politicsby Asger Ousager

    Aarhus University Press 2005; US$ 53.00

    As the most important philosophical work to emerge in the 700-year period between Aristotle and Augustine, The Enneads has been subject to intense scrutiny for more than 2000 years. But the mystical and abstract nature of these treatises by Plotinus continues to resist easy elucidation. In this volume, the latest in the Aarhus Studies on Mediterranean... 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...

  • The Australian Green Consumer Guideby Tanya Ha

    University of NSW Press 2007; US$ 19.50

    There has never been a greater need for an Australian green consumer guide to help people make informed choices about the products they buy. Tanya Ha responds to the shift in public debate about climate change toward actively seeking solutions with a practical guide that encourages consumers to become informed, get involved and to vote with their dollar.... more...

  • The Writer as Migrantby Ha Jin

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 11.90

    As a teenager during China’s Cultural Revolution, Ha Jin served as an uneducated soldier in the People’s Liberation Army. Thirty years later, a resident of the United States, he won the National Book Award for his novel Waiting , completing a trajectory that has established him as one of the most admired exemplars of world literature.            ... more...

  • A Good Fallby Ha Jin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    In his first book of stories since The Bridegroom, National Book Award-winning author Ha Jin gives us a collection that delves into the experience of Chinese immigrants in America. A lonely composer takes comfort in the antics of his girlfriend's parakeet; young children decide to change their names so they might sound more "American," unaware... more...