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Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China. Jung Chang
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China. Jung Chang
by Jung Chang
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Blending the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history, Wild Swans has become a bestselling classic in thirty languages, with more than ten million copies sold. The story of three generations in twentieth-century China, it is an... (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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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 Woman Who Could Not Forget: Iris Chang Before and Beyond the Rape of Nanking
The Woman Who Could Not Forget: Iris Chang Before and Beyond the Rape of Nanking
by Ying Ying Chang
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Iris Chang's best-selling book The Rape of Nanking forever changed the way we view the Second World War in Asia. It all began with a photo of a river choked with the bodies of hundreds of Chinese civilians that shook Iris to her core. Who were... (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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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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Tide Players: The Movers and Shakers of a Rising China
Tide Players: The Movers and Shakers of a Rising China
by Jianying Zha
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In Tide Players, acclaimed New Yorker contributor and author Jianying Zha depicts a new generation of movers and shakers who are transforming modern China. Through half a dozen sharply etched and nuanced profiles, Tide Players captures both the concrete... (read more)

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The Boxer Rebellion and the Great Game in China
The Boxer Rebellion and the Great Game in China
by David J Silbey
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A concise history of an uprising that took down a three-hundred-year-old dynasty and united the great powers The year is 1900, and Western empires are locked in entanglements across the globe. The British are losing a bitter war against the Boers while... (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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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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The Ming Prince and Daoism: Institutional Patronage of an Elite
The Ming Prince and Daoism: Institutional Patronage of an Elite
by Richard G Wang
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Scholars of Daoism in the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) have paid particular attention to the interaction between the court and certain Daoist priests and to the political results of such interaction; the focus has been on either emperors or Daoist masters... (read more)

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The Magnitude of Ming
The Magnitude of Ming
by Christopher Lupke
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Few ideas in Chinese discourse are as ubiquitous as ming, variously understood as "command," "allotted lifespan," "fate," or "life." In the earliest days of Chinese writing, ming was already present, invoked in divinations and etched into ancient bronzes;... (read more)

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Politics in China
Politics in China
by William Joseph
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Sixty years ago, China was one of the poorest countries in the world, populated mostly by rural peasants, and still suffering from more than a century of internal turmoil and international humiliation. Today, China is a rapidly modernizing economic... (read more)

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Sheying
Sheying
by Clark Worswick
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The Quing Dynasty, which spanned three centuries, from 1644 to 1911, was the last ruling dynasty of China. Before the collapse of the empire ended 2,000 years of Imperialism and ushered in a time of political and economic strife, artists and artisans... (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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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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1434 the Year a Magnificent Chinese Flee
1434 the Year a Magnificent Chinese Flee
by Gavin Menzies
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Gavin Menzies is the bestselling author of 1421: The Year China Discovered America and 1434: The Year a Magnificent Chinese Fleet Sailed to Italy and Ignited the Renaissance. His next book, coming in fall 2013, is Who Discovered America? He was born in... (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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Mao: The Unknown Story
Mao: The Unknown Story
by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday
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Including previously unreleased details of Mao's relationship with Stalin, this astonishing look at the father of Communist China is engrossing as well as horrifying — truly an eye-opener.... (read more)

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The Search for Modern China
The Search for Modern China
by Jonathan D Spence
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Look no further for a comprehensive narrative of Chinese history from the fall of the Ming dynasty to the present. Beautifully written by a leading scholar in the field, the new edition of The Search for Modern China brings to life the characters and... (read more)

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