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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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Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom: China, the West, and the Epic Story of the Taiping Civil War
Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom: China, the West, and the Epic Story of the Taiping Civil War
by Stephen R Platt
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A gripping account of China’s nineteenth-century Taiping Rebellion, one of the largest civil wars in history. Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom brims with unforgettable characters and vivid re-creations of massive and often gruesome battles—a... (read more)

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The Tragedy of Liberation: A History of the Chinese Revolution 1945-1957
The Tragedy of Liberation: A History of the Chinese Revolution 1945-1957
by Frank Dikotter
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“The Chinese Communist party refers to its victory in 1949 as a ‘liberation. In China the story of liberation and the revolution that followed is not one of peace, liberty, and justice. It is first and foremost a story of calculated terror... (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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Tombstone: The Great Chinese Famine, 1958-1962
Tombstone: The Great Chinese Famine, 1958-1962
by Jisheng Yang
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The much-anticipated definitive account of Chinas Great Famine   An estimated thirty-six million Chinese men, women and children starved to death during Chinas Great Leap Forward in the late 1950s and early ‘60s. One of the greatest... (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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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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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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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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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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The End of the Revolution: China and the Limits of Modernity
The End of the Revolution: China and the Limits of Modernity
by Hui Wang
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The End of the Revolution shatters the myth that China's recent history has been a miracle of progress. In this original and wide-ranging study, Wang Hui examines the intellectual roots of his nation's social and political problems, arguing that China's... (read more)

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The Monkey King's Amazing Adventures: A Journey to the West in Search of Enlightenment
The Monkey King's Amazing Adventures: A Journey to the West in Search of Enlightenment
by Wu Chengen
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Join the Monkey King on his fantastic travels in this exciting version of the traditional Chinese folktale Journey to the West. This legend has delighted countless generations, and this lovely retelling is a wonderful introduction for a new generation of... (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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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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Opium, State, and Society: China's Narco-Economy and the Guomindang, 1924-1937
Opium, State, and Society: China's Narco-Economy and the Guomindang, 1924-1937
by Edward R Slack
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Surprisingly little has been written about the complicated relationship between opium and China and its people. Opium, State, and Society goes a long way toward illuminating this relationship in the Republican period, when all levels of Chinese society --... (read more)

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Tales from 5000 Years of Chinese History Volume II
Tales from 5000 Years of Chinese History Volume II
by Handa Lin
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Open these pages to discover the great figures of Chinese history: Du Yu, the tamer of floods; Qin Shihuang, the First Emperor of China; Confucius, the great philosopher; Sima Qian, the great historian; and the unforgettable villain, Cao Cao. Tales from... (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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Wild Swans Three Daughters of China
Wild Swans Three Daughters of China
by Jung Chang
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Blending the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history, andlt;Iandgt;Wild Swansandlt;/Iandgt; has become a bestselling classic in thirty languages, with more than ten million copies sold. The story of three generations in twentieth-... (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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