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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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Revolutionary 1911 to 1949
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Finding Iris Chang: Friendship, Ambition, and the Loss of an Extraordinary Mind
Finding Iris Chang: Friendship, Ambition, and the Loss of an Extraordinary Mind
by Paula Kamen
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A friend and confidante reveals the private Iris Chang — the woman behind the international celebrity and bold personality — and attempts to understand Chang's terrible psychological decline. Iris Chang's mysterious suicide in 2004, at age... (read more)

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Peoples Republic 1949 to Present
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Leaving Mother Lake: A Girlhood at the Edge of the World
Leaving Mother Lake: A Girlhood at the Edge of the World
by Yang Erche Namu and Christine Mathieu
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This lyrical evocation of girlhood in a remote Himalayan village where women truly rule is now in paperback. In the remote Himalayas, on the shores of Lake Lugu, there is a place the Chinese call "the Country of Daughters." This is the home of the... (read more)

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Imperial to 1911
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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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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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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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Governing China
Governing China
by Kenneth Lieberthal
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Revolutionary 1911 to 1949
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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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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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Used Books
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Opium War, 1840-1842: Barbarians in the Celestial Empire in the Early Part of the Nineteenth Century and the War by Which They Forced Her Ga
Opium War, 1840-1842: Barbarians in the Celestial Empire in the Early Part of the Nineteenth Century and the War by Which They Forced Her Ga
by Peter Ward Fay
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Fay has pieced together, from an enormous range of firsthand sources, a vivid, microscopically detailed account. Historian Peter Ward Fay has produced a classic study in The Opium War, 1840-1842. John K. Fairbank, New York Times Book Review [D... (read more)

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