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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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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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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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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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Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China's Past and Present
Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China's Past and Present
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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The Propensity of Things: Toward a History of Efficacy in China
The Propensity of Things: Toward a History of Efficacy in China
by Francois Jullien
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In this strikingly original contribution to our understanding of Chinese philosophy, Françle;ois Julien, a French sinologist whose work has not yet appeared in English uses the Chinese concept... (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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Cambridge Illustrated History of China (Cambridge Illustrated Histories)
The Cambridge Illustrated History of China (Cambridge Illustrated Histories)
by Patricia Buckley Ebrey
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More populous than any other country on earth, China also occupies a unique place in our modern world for the continuity of its history and culture. In this sumptuously illustrated single-volume history, now in its second edition, noted historian... (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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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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