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Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China
Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China
by Evan Osnos
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Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction finalist Winner of the 2014 National Book Award in nonfiction An Economist Best Book of 2014 A vibrant, colorful, and revelatory inner history of China during a moment of profound transformation. From... (read more)

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The China Challenge: Shaping the Choices of a Rising Power
The China Challenge: Shaping the Choices of a Rising Power
by Thomas J. Christensen
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Many see China's rise as a threat to U.S. leadership in Asia and beyond. Thomas J. Christensen argues instead that the real challenge lies in dissuading China from regional aggression while eliciting its global cooperation. Drawing on decades of... (read more)

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In Manchuria: A Village Called Wasteland and the Transformation of Rural China
In Manchuria: A Village Called Wasteland and the Transformation of Rural China
by Michael Meyer
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In the tradition of In Patagonia and Great Plains, Michael Meyer's In Manchuria is a scintillating combination of memoir, contemporary reporting, and historical research, presenting a unique profile of China's legendary northeast territory. For three... (read more)

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The Porcelain Thief: Searching the Middle Kingdom for Buried China
The Porcelain Thief: Searching the Middle Kingdom for Buried China
by Huan Hsu.
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HUAN HSU, born in the Bay Area and raised in Salt Lake City is a former staff writer for the Washington City Paper in Washington, DC, and the Seattle Weekly and is the recipient of two Society of Professional Journalists awards as... (read more)

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Mountain of Fame: Portraits in Chinese History
Mountain of Fame: Portraits in Chinese History
by John E Wills
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"Although intended for the inspired tourist or casual reader who wants a quick introduction to Chinese history, this collection of biographies is in no way superficial. Each of the 20 chapters offers a figure typical of his/her times and an elaboration... (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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China A to Z: Everything You Need to Know to Understand Chinese Customs and Culture
China A to Z: Everything You Need to Know to Understand Chinese Customs and Culture
by May Lee Chai
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A practical and accessible guide to an ancient but rapidly changing culture—now revised and updated   Perfect for business, pleasure, or armchair travelers, China A to Z explains the customs, culture, and etiquette essential for any trip or for... (read more)

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Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China
Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China
by Evan Osnos
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Finalist for the 2014 National Book Award in nonfiction. A vibrant, colorful, and revelatory inner history of China during a moment of profound transformation. From abroad, we often see China as a caricature: a nation of pragmatic plutocrats and... (read more)

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Wish You Happy Forever: What China's Orphans Taught Me about Moving Mountains
Wish You Happy Forever: What China's Orphans Taught Me about Moving Mountains
by Jenny Bowen
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For China's Orphans, a Second Chance at... (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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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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An Illustrated Record of Chinese Civilization
An Illustrated Record of Chinese Civilization
by Jian Wang
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Divided into eighteen sections that reflect the outstanding material and spiritual accomplishments of each time period in Chinese history, An Illustrated Record of Chinese Civilization begins with a background on Chinese ancestors in prehistoric society... (read more)

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To Change China: Western Advisers in China
To Change China: Western Advisers in China
by Jonathan D Spence
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Praise for To Change China:   “Serious historical entertainment at its best.” —The New York Times Book Review   “A fascinating book . . . Mr. Spence has given these careers fascinating first-person detail. He is a... (read more)

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Never Forget National Humiliation: Historical Memory in Chinese Politics and Foreign Relations (Contemporary Asia in the World)
Never Forget National Humiliation: Historical Memory in Chinese Politics and Foreign Relations (Contemporary Asia in the World)
by Zheng Wang
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The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has not only survived but thrived in the post-Cold War era, regaining the support of Chinese citizens after the Tiananmen Square crackdown of 1989. Popular sentiment has turned toward anti-Western nationalism despite the... (read more)

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The Fall and Rise of China: Healing the Trauma of History
The Fall and Rise of China: Healing the Trauma of History
by Paul U Unschuld
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 Today, China is a global power, home to the world’s fastest-growing economy and largest standing army—which makes it hard to believe that only 150 years ago, China was enduring defeats by Western imperial powers and neighboring Japan... (read more)

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The Sextants of Beijing: Global Currents in Chinese History
The Sextants of Beijing: Global Currents in Chinese History
by Joanna Waley Cohen
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This powerful work puts to rest the long-held myth that Chinese civilization is monolithic, unchanging, and perennially cut off from the rest of the world.... (read more)

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A History of China: Second Edition (Palgrave Essential Histories)
A History of China: Second Edition (Palgrave Essential Histories)
by J A G Roberts
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A concise history of China now updated to incorporate the latest research... (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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andlt;bandgt;This classic Chinese epic features a new introduction by Daniel Kane, Head of Chinese Studies at Macquarie University and Cultural Counselor at the Australian Embassy in Beijing in 1996.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;China's most... (read more)

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United States & China 4TH Edition Enlarged
United States & China 4TH Edition Enlarged
by John King Fairbank
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Still flashes with brilliance in its latest (fourth) incarnation... With this latest edition of what is arguably the best guide to China in any language, American and other non-Chinese readers may finally catch a glimpse of the 'very complex' Chinese way... (read more)

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The Search for Modern China
The Search for Modern China
by Jonathan D Spence
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In this widely acclaimed history of modern China, Jonathan Spence achieves a fine blend of narrative richness and efficiency. Praised as "a miracle of readability and scholarly authority," (Jonathan Mirsky) The Search for Modern Chinaoffers a matchless... (read more)

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