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The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci

Jonathan D Spence

From the renowned historian and author of The Death of Woman Wang, a vivid and gripping account of the 16th-century missionarys remarkable sojourn to Ming China   In 1577, the Jesuit Priest Matteo Ricci set out from Italy to bring Christian faith... (read more)

Oversized Books
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China: People Place Culture History

Alison Baily

A detailed exploration of the country's long, rich history paired with information on its complex present makes "China" a one-of-a-kind reference that offers an eye-opening, thought-provoking, and authoritative visual guide to one of the world's great... (read more)

Revolutionary 1911 to 1949
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China at War: Regions of China, 1937-45

Stephen R. Mackinnon

In response to the leaders of China and Japan attacking each other for the way they deal with history, scholars from Japan, China, and the West held a conference in 2002, under the auspices of the Harvard Asia Center, to examine the Japanese invasion and... (read more)

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On China

Henry Kissinger

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)

Mao Tse Tung
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Mao Zedong: A Penguin Life (Penguin Lives Biographies)

Jonathan Spence

The complex persona of Chairman Mao--remembered with hate, awe, and even reverence--calls for what the Boston Globe has termed "AJonathan? Spence's engaging blend of history, literature, and biography." Drawing from his expertise in Chinese... (read more)

Peoples Republic 1949 to Present
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Understanding China [3rd Edition]: A Guide to China's Economy, History, and Political Culture

John Bryan Starr

After ten years, John Bryan Starr has thoroughly revised and updated his classic introduction to the background of, the data about, and the issues at stake in Chinas present and future. In the new edition, Starr seamlessly weaves in additional material... (read more)

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