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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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Chinese Village, Socialist State
Chinese Village, Socialist State
by Edward Friedman
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This is a detailed portrait of social change in the North China plain, depicting how the world of the Chinese peasants evolved during an era of war and revolution and how it in turn shaped the revolutionary process.... (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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1587, a Year of No Significance: The Ming Dynasty in Decline
1587, a Year of No Significance: The Ming Dynasty in Decline
by Ray Huang
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This is a superb book, one that answers many questions about a Chinese, past and present.... (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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China's Military Modernization: Building for Regional and Global Reach
China's Military Modernization: Building for Regional and Global Reach
by Richard D Fisher
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Until now, no single volume has provided an authoritative, comprehensive, and concise description of China's evolving geo-strategy, or detailed how China is transforming its military to carry out this strategy. This book examines the current and future... (read more)

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China Wakes: The Struggle For the Soul of a Rising Power
China Wakes: The Struggle For the Soul of a Rising Power
by Nicholas D Kristof
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The definitive book on China's uneasy transformation into an economic and political superpower by two Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporters. An insightful and thought-provoking analysis of daily life in China, China Wakes is an exemplary work... (read more)

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1421: The Year China Discovered the World
1421: The Year China Discovered the World
by Gavin Menzies
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An account of the voyage of Emperor Zhu Di's fleet and the remarkable discoveries they made. The result of 15 years of research, hardback sales have reached over 60,000. "... an intriguing and highly persuasive thesis, told with passion and energy... (read more)

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Socrates in Sichuan: Chinese Students Search for Truth, Justice, and the (Chinese) Way
Socrates in Sichuan: Chinese Students Search for Truth, Justice, and the (Chinese) Way
by Peter J Vernezze
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When Peter J. Vernezze took a leave of absence from his position as a philosophy professor to serve as a Peace Corps volunteer in China, he supplemented his main task-teaching English-with leading a weekly philosophical discussion group with Chinese... (read more)

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The Chan's Great Continent: China in Western Minds
The Chan's Great Continent: China in Western Minds
by Jonathan Spence
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China has transfixed the West since the earliest contacts between these civilizations. With his characteristic elegance and insight, Jonathan Spence explores how the West has understood China over seven centuries. Ranging from Marco Polo's own depiction... (read more)

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Being Chinese: Voices from the Diaspora
Being Chinese: Voices from the Diaspora
by Wei Djao
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [225]-228) and index.... (read more)

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Before the Deluge: The Vanishing World of the Yangtze's Three Gorges
Before the Deluge: The Vanishing World of the Yangtze's Three Gorges
by Deirdre Chetham
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Chetham's elegiac book about the towns along the banks of the Three Gorges area of the Yangtze River was written on the very eve of their destruction. After great controversy, the Chinese government has begun construction of the world's largest... (read more)

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Mao's Last Revolution
Mao's Last Revolution
by Roderick Macfarquhar
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Finalist, 2007 Independent Publisher Book Awards, History... (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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Forgotten Voices of Mao's Great Famine, 1958-1962: An Oral History
Forgotten Voices of Mao's Great Famine, 1958-1962: An Oral History
by Xun Zhou
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In 1958, Chinas revered leader Mao Zedong instituted a program designed to transform his giant nation into a Communist utopia. Called the Great Leap Forward, Maos grand scheme—like so many other utopian dreams of the 20th century&#8212... (read more)

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China: Its History and Culture (China: It's History & Culture)
China: Its History and Culture (China: It's History & Culture)
by W Scott Morton
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“A wonderful job! So lucid, beautfully written, with great range and insight. This will set a new standard for short general histories of China.” Michael Gasster, professor emeritus of history at Rutgers University Newly updated and revised... (read more)

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F: Hu Feng's Prison Years
F: Hu Feng's Prison Years
by Mei Zhi
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2013 English PEN Award winner Hu Feng, the ‘counterrevolutionary’ leader of a banned literary school, spent twenty-five years in the Chinese Communist Party’s prison system. But back in the Party’s early days, he was one of its... (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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