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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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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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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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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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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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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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Empress Dowager CIXI: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China
Empress Dowager CIXI: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China
by Jung Chang
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A New York Times Notable Book Empress Dowager Cixi (1835–1908) is the most important woman in Chinese history. She ruled China for decades and brought a medieval empire into the modern age. At the age of sixteen, in a nationwide selection for royal... (read more)

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The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom (P.S.)
The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom (P.S.)
by Simon Winchester
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In sumptuous and illuminating detail, Simon Winchester, bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman, brings to life the extraordinary story of Joseph Needham—the brilliant Cambridge scientist, freethinking intellectual, and practicing... (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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The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom
The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom
by Simon Winchester
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In sumptuous and illuminating detail, Simon Winchester, the bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman ("Elegant and scrupulous"—New York Times Book Review) and Krakatoa ("A mesmerizing page-turner"—Time) brings to life the... (read more)

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1421: The Year China Discovered America
1421: The Year China Discovered America
by Gavin Menzies
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Based on 15 years of in-depth research, "1421" traces the voyages of an extraordinary fleet of Chinese ships, whose crews actually charted America 70 years before Columbus. Four 8-page color inserts. 37 maps & diagrams.... (read more)

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The Confusions of Pleasure: Commerce and Culture in Ming China
The Confusions of Pleasure: Commerce and Culture in Ming China
by Timothy Brook
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The Ming dynasty was the last great Chinese dynasty before the Manchu conquest in 1644. During that time, China, not Europe, was the center of the world: the European voyages of exploration were searching not just for new lands but also for new trade... (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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Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China
Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China
by Paul French
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A riveting true-crime tale that presents the thrilling account of a murder in 1937 China that caused an international media sensation. Chronicling an incredible unsolved murder, Midnight in Peking captures the aftermath of the brutal killing of a British... (read more)

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Chinas Cultural Heritage PB
Chinas Cultural Heritage PB
by Richard J Smith
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The Qing Dynasty (1644–1912)—a crucial bridge between “traditional” and “modern” China—was a period remarkable for its expansiveness and cultural sophistication. In this extensively revised and expanded edition of his... (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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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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Brief History of the Boxer Rebellion Chi
Brief History of the Boxer Rebellion Chi
by Diana Preston
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An account of the ferocious uprising of Chinese peasants and the ensuing siege of Peking in the summer of 1900 - a 55-day confrontation between the "Boxers" (so-called for their martial-arts skills) and the Westerners they terrorized.... (read more)

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The Girl from Purple Mountain: Love, Honor, War, and One Family's Journey from China to America
The Girl from Purple Mountain: Love, Honor, War, and One Family's Journey from China to America
by May Lee Chai
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A family memoir set against the shifting tides of twentieth-century China, The Girl from Purple Mountain begins with a mystery: the Chai family matriarch, Ruth Mei-en Tsao Chai, dies unexpectedly and her grieving husband discovers that she had secretly... (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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