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China Peoples Republic 1949 to Present


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The People's Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited
The People's Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited
by Louisa Lim
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Despite its emergence from backward isolation into a dynamic world economic power, a quarter-century after the People's Army crushed unarmed protestors--labeled anti-revolutionaries--in Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989, the defining event of China's... (read more)

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Falling Leaves: The True Story of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter
Falling Leaves: The True Story of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter
by Adeline Yen Mah
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"I read for two nights, sleepless, my heart pierced by Adeline Yen Mah's account of her terrible childhood. Falling Leaves is a potent psychological drama pitting a stubborn little girl against the most merciless of adversaries and rivals: her own family.... (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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Wild Swans Three Daughters of China
Wild Swans Three Daughters of China
by Jung Chang
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In 1924, at the age of 15, the author's grandmother became the concubine of a powerful warlord, whom she was seldom to see during the ten years of their "marriage". Her daughter, born in 1931, experienced the horrors of Japanese occupation in Manchuria... (read more)

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The Party Forever: Inside China's Modern Communist Elite
The Party Forever: Inside China's Modern Communist Elite
by Rowan Callick
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A century after its underground beginnings, the Chinese Communist Party today exerts far-reaching control over every aspect of private life. Beyond it's legendary control of the internet within China's borders, even seemingly non-political domains are... (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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On China
On China
by Henry Kissinger
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andquot;Fascinating, shrewd . . . The book deftly traces the rhythms and patterns of Chinese history.andquot; andmdash;Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times In this sweeping and insightful history, Henry Kissinger turns for the first time at book length... (read more)

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On China
On China
by Henry Kissinger
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In this sweeping and insightful history, Henry Kissinger turns for the first time at book-length to a country he has known intimately for decades, and whose modern relations with the West he helped shape. Drawing on historical records as well as his... (read more)

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Colors of the Mountain
Colors of the Mountain
by Da Chen
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Colors of the Mountain is a classic story of triumph over adversity, a memoir of a boyhood full of spunk, mischief, and love, and a welcome introduction to an amazing young writer. Da Chen was born in 1962, in the Year of Great Starvation. Mao Zedong's... (read more)

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China in Ten Words
China in Ten Words
by Yu Hua
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From one of China’s most acclaimed writers: a unique, intimate look at the Chinese experience over the last several decades.   Framed by ten phrases common in the Chinese vernacular, China in Ten Words uses personal stories and astute analysis... (read more)

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Making of Chinese Foreign and Security Policy in the Era of Reform (01 Edition)
Making of Chinese Foreign and Security Policy in the Era of Reform (01 Edition)
by David M. Lampton
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How China's foreign and security policy is made in the reform era.... (read more)

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Blocked on Weibo: What Gets Suppressed on China's Version of Twitter (and Why)
Blocked on Weibo: What Gets Suppressed on China's Version of Twitter (and Why)
by Jason Q. Ng
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Though often described with foreboding buzzwords such as "The Great Firewall" and the "censorship regime," Internet regulation in China is rarely either obvious or straightforward. This was the inspiration for China specialist Jason Q. Ng to write an... (read more)

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The Hall of Uselessness: Collected Essays
The Hall of Uselessness: Collected Essays
by Simon Leys
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Simon Leys is a Renaissance man for the era of globalization: a distinguished scholar of classical Chinese art and literature, he was one of the first Westerners to expose the horrors of Mao’s Cultural Revolution. Leys’s interests and... (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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The forces of history and the exceptional talents of this young writer combine to produce a work of nonfiction with the breadth and drama of the richest, most memorable fiction classics. Wild Swans is a landmark book, with the intimacy of memoir and the... (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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How the Farmers Changed China: Power of the People
How the Farmers Changed China: Power of the People
by Kate Xiao Zhou
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In this original and provocative book, Kate Zhou argues that Chinese farmers—who comprise one-fifth of the world’s population—have been the driving force behind their country’s phenomenal economic growth and social change over the... (read more)

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The Corpse Walker: Real-Life Stories, China from the Bottom Up
The Corpse Walker: Real-Life Stories, China from the Bottom Up
by Yiwu Liao
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The Corpse Walker is a compilation of twenty-seven extraordinary oral histories that opens a window, unlike any other, onto the lives of ordinary, often outcast, Chinese men and women. Liao Yiwu (one of the best-known writers in China because he is also... (read more)

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Prisoner of the State: the Secret Journal of Premier Zhao Ziyang (09 Edition)
Prisoner of the State: the Secret Journal of Premier Zhao Ziyang (09 Edition)
by Zhao Ziyang
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Zhao may be more dangerous in death than he was in life. -- Time How often can you peek behind the curtains of one of the most secretive governments in the world? Prisoner of the State is the first book to give readers a front row seat to the secret... (read more)

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Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Women #23: Chinese Women Organizing: Cadres, Feminists, Muslims, Queers
Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Women #23: Chinese Women Organizing: Cadres, Feminists, Muslims, Queers
by Ping Chun Hsiung
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In the process of helping women to help themselves, female activists have assumed a decisive role in negotiating social and political transformations in Chinese society. This is the first book that describes and analyzes the new phase of women's... (read more)

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Living Tree : the Changing Meaning of Being Chinese Today (94 Edition)
Living Tree : the Changing Meaning of Being Chinese Today (94 Edition)
by Wei-ming (ed.) Tu
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The underlying themes of this volume are the relations between a central cultural core, situated in China, and the various peripheral communities around the world where large numbers of Chinese have settled, and the way those relations have changed over... (read more)

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