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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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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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Family, Fields, and Ancestors: Constancy and Change in China's Social and Economic History, 1550-1949
Family, Fields, and Ancestors: Constancy and Change in China's Social and Economic History, 1550-1949
by Lloyd E Eastman
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The first book to synthesize and make available important recent research on the social and economic history of China in late Imperial and modern times, this is a much-needed supplement to existing political histories. Lloyd E. Eastman clarifies the... (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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In the summer of 1998, Jenny Bowen looked out her kitchen window onto her garden, and her life changed forever. Her three-year-old daughter Maya, whom she and her husband had adopted months earlier from an orphanage in China, had transformed from a... (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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The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China's Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem
The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China's Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem
by Ethan Gutman
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Ethan Gutmann, an award-winning China analyst and human rights investigator, is the author of Losing the New China: A Story of American Commerce, Desire and Betrayal. He has written widely on China issues for publications such as the Asian Wall Street... (read more)

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The Emperor Far Away: Travels at the Edge of China
The Emperor Far Away: Travels at the Edge of China
by David Eimer
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In 1949, Mao Zedong announced the birth of the Peoples Republic of China, a proclamation to the world that, after centuries of war and social conflict, China had emerged as one nation. Since then, this idea has been propagated by broadcasts of marches... (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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"To change China" was the goal of foreign missionaries, soldiers, doctors, teachers, engineers, and revolutionaries for more than three hundred years. But the Chinese, while eagerly accepting Western technical advice, clung steadfastly to their own... (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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An inviting history of China from the days of the ancient Silk Road to the present, this book describes a civilization more open and engaged with the rest of the world than we think. Whether in trade, religious belief, ideology, or technology, China has... (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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This rich and absorbing history of China from earliest times to the present covers the country's complex political and economic structures and culture in a concise yet nuanced manner. For this new edition, Roberts has developed his analysis of recent... (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 Chan's Great Continent: China in Western Minds
The Chan's Great Continent: China in Western Minds
by Jonathan Spence
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China has transfixed the West since the earliest contacts between these civilizations. With his characteristic elegance and insight, Jonathan Spence explores how the West has understood China over seven centuries. Ranging from Marco Polo's own depiction... (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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For two generations scholars and general readers have looked to John King Fairbank's The United States and China for knowledge and insights about China. In this fourth edition, enlarged, he includes a new preface and an epilogue that brings the book up... (read more)

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China: Its History and Culture (China: It's History & Culture)
China: Its History and Culture (China: It's History & Culture)
by W Scott Morton
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“A wonderful job! So lucid, beautfully written, with great range and insight. This will set a new standard for short general histories of China.” Michael Gasster, professor emeritus of history at Rutgers University Newly updated and revised... (read more)

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Stumbling Giant: The Threats to China's Future
Stumbling Giant: The Threats to China's Future
by Timothy Beardson
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Timothy Beardson founded and ran Crosby Financial Holdings, at the time the largest independent investment bank in the Far East. He is a permanent resident of Hong Kong.... (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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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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Egg on Mao: A Story of Love, Hope and Defiance
Egg on Mao: A Story of Love, Hope and Defiance
by Denise Chong
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The eagerly-awaited new book by Denise Chong, author of the award-winning, national bestseller, The Concubines Children. In her first book in a decade, beloved author Denise Chong, tells the story of a man who humiliated a repressive regime in front of... (read more)

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The Great Chinese Revolution: 1800-1985 (Cornelia & Michael Bessie Books)
The Great Chinese Revolution: 1800-1985 (Cornelia & Michael Bessie Books)
by John King Fairbank
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Understanding China's Revolution<P>Flying into China from Shanghai these days, one can see how close to nature the people live. The whole Yangtze delta, intricately dotted with lakes and crisscrossed by canals, is green cropland. Even its towns and... (read more)

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