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  • The United States and Great Power Responsibility in International Societyby Wali Aslam

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.54

    This book evaluates American foreign policy actions from the perspective of great power responsibility, with three case studies: Operation Iraqi Freedom, American drone strikes in Pakistan and the post- 9/11 practice of extraordinary rendition. This book argues that the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, American drone attacks in Pakistan and the practice... more...

  • China: A History (Volume 2)by Harold M. Tanner

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 18.50

    Available in one or two volumes, this accessible, yet rigorous, introduction to the political, social, and cultural history of China provides a balanced and thoughtful account of the development of Chinese civilization from its beginnings to the present day. Each volume includes ample illustrations, a full complement of maps, a chronological table,... more...

  • The First Emperorby Sima Qian; Raymond Dawson; K. E. Brashier

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 9.99

    Sima Qian tells the story of the First Emperor, founder of the Qin dynasty, in whose reign the Great Wall was built and whose tomb was guarded by the famous terracotta warriors excavated in 1974. His account details the ruthless exercise of power but also the creation of an empire that endured until 1911. more...

  • Chinese Civilizationby Patricia Buckley Ebrey; Patricia Buckley Ebrey

    Free Press 2009; US$ 18.99

    Chinese Civilization sets the standard for supplementary texts in Chinese history courses. With newly expanded material, personal documents, social records, laws, and documents that historians mistakenly ignore, the sixth edition is even more useful than its classic predecessor. A complete and thorough introduction to Chinese history and culture. more...

  • Spider Eatersby Rae Yang

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    Spider Eaters is at once a moving personal story, a fascinating family history, and a unique chronicle of political upheaval told by a Chinese woman who came of age during the turbulent years of the Cultural Revolution. With stunning honesty and a lively, sly humor, Rae Yang records her life from her early years as the daughter of Chinese diplomats... more...

  • Electoral Politics in Post-1997 Hong Kongby Stan Hok-Wui Wong

    Springer Singapore 2015; US$ 84.80

    This book offers a novel and parsimonious framework to help understand Hong Kong’s lengthy democratic transition by analyzing the electoral dynamics of the city’s competitive authoritarian political system, where pro-Beijing and pro-democracy parties have struggled to keep each other in check. The author demonstrates how a relatively liberal media... more...

  • Chinaby Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 36.00

    Home to the world's oldest continuous civilization and largest population, China has been a communist country since the end of World War II. But since the late 1970s, the country has experienced profound social, economic, and political change. Its rapidly developing market economy stands as the second largest in the world after the United States,... more...

  • Contemporary Chinese Politics in Historical Perspectiveby Brantly Womack

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 46.00

    Eight distinguished China specialists provide wide ranging, original essays that attempt to explain the dynamics of contemporary Chinese politics. more...

  • Cool! Beijingby Lee Ambrozy

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2007; US$ 15.60

    Overview of cool and fun places to visit in Beijing more...

  • European Perspectives on Taiwanby Jens Damm; Paul Lim

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 67.84

    The initiative and leadership for this edited volume came from the European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS) based in Brussels. The book discusses various questions related to the different European perspectives on Taiwan, for example, how the European Union has dealt with the unresolved status of the Republic of China on Taiwan, the ways in which... more...