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  • News from Tartaryby Peter Fleming

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 14.95

    News from Tartary describes a phenomenally successful attempt that legendary adventurer, Peter Fleming made to travel overland from Peking to Kashmir. The journey took seven months and covered about 3,500 miles. With his companion, adventurer and writer, Ella Maillart, they set out across a China torn by civil war to journey through Xinjiang to British... more...

  • Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 6, Biology and Biological Technology, Part 6, Medicineby Joseph Needham; Lu Gwei-Djen; Nathan Sivin

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 161.00

    A further volume in Joseph Needham's magisterial revelation on China which introduces the history of medicine. 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...

  • Sources of Chinese Traditionby Wm. Theodore de Bary; Richard Lufrano

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 44.99

    The single most valuable collection of English-language readings on China past and present for more than thirty years -- now thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the changing currents of recent Chinese history. Stretching from the founding of the Qing dynasty to the aftermath of the crackdown at Tiananmen Square, Sources of Chinese Tradition,... more...

  • Chinaby Joseph W. Esherick; C.X. George Wei

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.77

    The Qing dynasty was China’s last, and it created an empire of unprecedented size and prosperity. However in 1911 the empire collapsed within a few short months, and China embarked on a revolutionary course that lasted through most of the twentieth century. The 1911 Revolution ended two millennia of imperial rule and established the Republic of China,... more...

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

    Springer Singapore 2015; US$ 87.25

    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$ 69.80

    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...