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When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail
When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail
by Eric Jay Dolin
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Brilliantly illuminating one of the least-understood areas of American history, best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin now traces our fraught relationship with China back to its roots: the unforgiving nineteenth-century seas that separated a brash, rising... (read more)

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Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-1962
Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-1962
by Frank Dikotter
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"Between 1958 and 1962, China descended into hell. Mao Zedong threw his country into a frenzy with the Great Leap Forward, an attempt to catch up to and overtake Britain in less than 15 years The experiment ended in the greatest catastrophe the... (read more)

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The City of Heavenly Tranquility: Beijing in the History of China
The City of Heavenly Tranquility: Beijing in the History of China
by Jasper Becker
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When the world descends on Beijing for the 2008 Olympics, it will find the results of a helter skelter rush for modernization and wealth. In the course of a thousand years, temples and shrines, palaces, and gardens had filled the walls of old Peking. Its... (read more)

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Oracle Bones: A Journey Through Time in China (P.S.)
Oracle Bones: A Journey Through Time in China (P.S.)
by Peter Hessler
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From the acclaimed author of River Town comes a rare portrait, both intimate and epic, of twenty-first-century China as it opens its doors to the outside world.... (read more)

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China: The Truth about It's Human Rights Record
China: The Truth about It's Human Rights Record
by Frank Ching
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At a time when the worlds attention is focused on China, Asia-based journalist, Frank Ching, presents an intelligent and informed perspective on that countrys human rights situation. China is one of the great nations of the world, containing roughly... (read more)

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River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze (P.S.)
River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze (P.S.)
by Peter Hessler
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In the tradition of "Iron & Silk" comes a powerful memoir about a young American teacher in the Peace Corps living in the small Chinese city of Fuling as it navigates increasing waves of cultural and social upheaval. Maps.... (read more)

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1421: The Year China Discovered America (P.S.)
1421: The Year China Discovered America (P.S.)
by Gavin Menzies
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On March 8, 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from China to "proceed all the way to the ends of the earth to collect tribute from the barbarians beyond the seas." When the fleet returned home in October 1423, the emperor had fallen,... (read more)

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Hungry Ghosts: Mao's Secret Famine
Hungry Ghosts: Mao's Secret Famine
by Jasper Becker
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In the late 1950s and early 1960s, the Chinese people suffered what may have been the worst famine in history. Over thirty million perished in a grain shortage brought on not by flood, drought, or infestation, but by the insanely irresponsible dictates... (read more)

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Ancient Chinese Warfare
Ancient Chinese Warfare
by Ralph D Sawyer
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The history of China is a history of warfare. Rarely in its 3,000-year existence has the country not been beset by war, rebellion, or raids. Warfare was a primary source of innovation, social evolution, and material progress in the Legendary Era, Hsia... (read more)

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The Gate of Heavenly Peace: The Chinese and Their Revolution 1895-1980
The Gate of Heavenly Peace: The Chinese and Their Revolution 1895-1980
by Jonathan D Spence
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 “A milestone in Western studies of China.” (John K. Fairbank)   In this masterful, highly original approach to modern Chinese history, Jonathan D. Spence shows us the Chinese revolution through the eyes of its most articulate... (read more)

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Out of Mao's Shadow: The Struggle for the Soul of a New China
Out of Mao's Shadow: The Struggle for the Soul of a New China
by Philip P Pan
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Now in paperback, an intimate, elegant account of a society in turmoil: the most important book in a generation about the Chinese people and their long, heartbreaking battle for political freedom. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Out of Maoand#8217;s Shadow... (read more)

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Mao Zedong: A Penguin Life (Penguin Lives Biographies)
Mao Zedong: A Penguin Life (Penguin Lives Biographies)
by Jonathan Spence
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The complex persona of Chairman Mao--remembered with hate, awe, and even reverence--calls for what the Boston Globe has termed "AJonathan? Spence's engaging blend of history, literature, and biography." Drawing from his expertise in Chinese... (read more)

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Chinese Civilization a Sourcebook 2ND Edition
Chinese Civilization a Sourcebook 2ND Edition
by Patricia Buck Ebrey
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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... (read more)

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Mao: The Real Story
Mao: The Real Story
by Alexander V Pantsov
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Mao Zedong was one of the most important figures of the twentieth century, the most important in the history of modern China. A complex figure, he was both a champion of the poor and a brutal tyrant, a poet and a despot. In this major new biography, the... (read more)

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Living in China
Living in China
by Reto Guntli
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Splendid and traditional homes in the Peoples Republic Dating back more than six thousand years, China is the worlds oldest civilization and most populous nation. With its remarkable history, rich culture, and diversity of ethnic groups, China is an... (read more)

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City of Heavenly Tranquility: Beijing in the History of China. Jasper Becker
City of Heavenly Tranquility: Beijing in the History of China. Jasper Becker
by Jasper Becker
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When the world descends on Beijing for the 2008 Olympics, it will find the results of a helter skelter rush for modernization and wealth. In the course of a thousand years, temples and shrines, palaces, and gardens had filled the walls of old Peking. Its... (read more)

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Foreign Babes in Beijing: Behind the Scenes of a New China
Foreign Babes in Beijing: Behind the Scenes of a New China
by Rachel Dewoskin
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Determined to broaden her cultural horizons and live a "fiery" life, twenty-one-year-old Rachel DeWoskin hops on a plane to Beijing to work for an American PR firm based in the busy capital. Before she knows it, she is not just exploring Chinese culture... (read more)

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Modern China: The Fall and Rise of a Great Power, 1850 to the Present
Modern China: The Fall and Rise of a Great Power, 1850 to the Present
by Jonathan Fenby
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No country on earth has suffered a more bitter history in modern times than China. In the second half of the nineteenth century, it was viewed as doomed to extinction. Its imperial rulers, heading an anachronistic regime, were brought low by enormous... (read more)

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Beautiful Xiangxi
Beautiful Xiangxi
by Congwen Shen
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Discover Hunan, a beautiful and remote corner of China brought to life through the writings of one of China's premier writers. Travel throughout western Hunan Province, the birthplace and source of inspiration for noted Chinese scholar and author Shen... (read more)

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China: A History
China: A History
by John Keay
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Many nations define themselves in terms of territory or people; China defines itself in terms of history. Taking into account the countrys unrivaled, voluminous tradition of history writing, John Keay has composed a vital and illuminating overview of the... (read more)

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