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  • A Political Life in Ming Chinaby John W. Dardess

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 89.00

    This fascinating history uncovers the hidden political world of Ming China, exploring how the most powerful man in mid-sixteenth-century China steered the empire through the worst crises it had ever faced. Distinguished scholar John W. Dardess traces how Chief Grand Secretary Xu Jie rose to power and successfully shepherded the Ming empire through... more...

  • The Bitter Seaby Charles N. Li

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.26

    A haunting and illuminating true story of growing up in the turbulent early years of modern China In this exceptional memoir, Charles N. Li brings into focus the growth pains of a nation undergoing torturous rebirth and offers an intimate understanding of the intricate, subtle, and yet all-powerful traditions that bind the Chinese family. Born... more...

  • Breaking with the Pastby Hans Van de Ven

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 54.99

    From 1854 to 1952, the Chinese Maritime Customs Service delivered one-third to one-half of all revenue available to China’s central authorities. Much more than a tax collector, the institution managed China’s harbors and surveyed the Chinese coast. It oversaw a college training Chinese diplomats; translated legal, philosophical, economic, and scientific... more...

  • Regulating Prostitution in Chinaby Elizabeth J. Remick

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    DRAFT (to be approved by sponsor):The book examines the history of regulated prostitution in twentieth-century China as a way to show how, in concrete, monetary terms, government officials' choices about gender and sexuality—what is acceptable behavior for women and men in these areas—can make local government bigger, more complex, wealthier, more... more...

  • Buddhism Between Tibet and Chinaby Matthew Kapstein

    Wisdom Publications 2014; US$ 25.99

    Exploring the long history of cultural exchange between 'the Roof of the World' and 'the Middle Kingdom,' Buddhism Between Tibet and China features a collection of noteworthy essays that probe the nature of their relationship, spanning from the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907 CE) to the present day. Annotated and contextualized by noted scholar Matthew Kapstein... more...

  • King Huiby Jonathan Chamberlain

    Blacksmith Books 2010; US$ 9.99

    Some periods in history are best illuminated by the stories of the people who lived through them. This is one such story ? the bizarre but true account of Peter Hui, a man involved with scandal, corruption, drugs, pirates, triads and colonial high society; who collaborated with the Japanese, spied on the Communists and fought with American servicemen... more...

  • Diamond Hillby Feng Chi-shun

    Blacksmith Books 2010; US$ 6.99

    Diamond Hill was one of the poorest and most backward of villages in Hong Kong when Hong Kong itself was poor and backward. Feng Chi-shun moved there in 1956, at the age of nine, as a refugee from China. As he grew up and saw friends become gamblers, triad gangsters and drug peddlers, he realized that self-improvement was the only way out of poverty.... more...

  • The Lone Flagby John Pownall Reeves; Richard J. Garrett; Colin Day

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2014; US$ 48.00

    When Hong Kong fell to the Japanese in 1941, the Portuguese colony of Macao was left as a neutral enclave amidst Japanese-held territory. Nonetheless, John Reeves, the British Consul there remained and continued his work especially providing relief to the 9,000 refugees from Hong Kong. This book is Reeves’ memoir of his extraordinary experiences.... more...

  • The T'ang Code, Volume IIby Wallace Johnson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 86.00 US$ 78.26

    This is the second and final volume of the annotated translation of a seminal Chinese legal text. The T'ang Code, written in 653 A.D., is the most important legal text in East Asian history. Not only is it China's earliest law code to survive in its entirety, influencing all subsequent Chinese law, but it has also served as a model for codes of law... more...

  • Retirement of Revolutionaries in Chinaby Melanie Manion

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 30.95 US$ 28.16

    In this book Melanie Manion analyzes the largest bloodless circulation of elites in history--the massive retirement of officials in the People's Republic of China. Beginning in 1978 and continuing through the 1980s, Chinese leaders in Beijing replaced millions of old cadres, including veterans of the communist revolution, with younger generations... more...