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Multicultural China in the Early Middle Ages (Encounters with Asia)
Multicultural China in the Early Middle Ages (Encounters with Asia)
by Sanping Chen
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In contrast to the economic and cultural dominance by the south and the east coast over the past several centuries, influence in China in the early Middle Ages was centered in the north and featured a significantly multicultural society. Many events that... (read more)

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River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze
River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze
by Peter Hessler
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In the heart of China's Sichuan province, tucked away amid the terraced hills of the Yangtze River valley, lies the remote town of Fuling. Like many other small cities in this vast and ever-evolving country, Fuling is shifting gears and heading down a... (read more)

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English Lessons: The Pedagogy of Imperialism in Nineteenth-Century China
English Lessons: The Pedagogy of Imperialism in Nineteenth-Century China
by James Louis Hevia
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Inserting China into the history of nineteenth-century colonialism, English Lessons explores the ways that Euroamerican imperial powers humiliated the Qing monarchy and disciplined the Qing polity in the wake of multipower invasions of China in 1860 and... (read more)

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Sinica Leidensia #31: Men and Women in Qing China: Gender in the Red Chamber Dream
Sinica Leidensia #31: Men and Women in Qing China: Gender in the Red Chamber Dream
by Louise P. Edwards
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Men & Women in Qing China is an analysis of Chinese prescriptions of gender as represented in Cao Xueqin's famous eighteenth-century Chinese novel of manners, The Red Chamber Dream, or The Story of the Stone. Drawing on feminist literary critical... (read more)

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China (Cambridge Illustrated History)
China (Cambridge Illustrated History)
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, noted historian Patricia Ebrey traces the origins... (read more)

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The Changing Face of China: From Mao to Market
The Changing Face of China: From Mao to Market
by John Gittings
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Where is China heading in the 21st century? Can its Communist Party survive? Will the US and China cooperate or compete in a dangerous future? Will China's economic boom be brought to a halt by environmental catastrophe? In this highly readable account... (read more)

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China's New Rulers: The Secret Files
China's New Rulers: The Secret Files
by Andrew J Nathan
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At the Chinese Communist Party's 16th Congress in November 2002, a group of new leaders took over the world's most populous country. Their accession as the "Fourth Generation" of rulers of the People's Republic--following the generations of Mao... (read more)

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The First Emperor: Selections from the Historical Records (Oxford World's Classics)
The First Emperor: Selections from the Historical Records (Oxford World's Classics)
by Qian Sima
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"The following year Qin unified all under Heaven and the title of August Emperor was immediately adopted." The short-lived Qin dynasty unified China in 221 BC and created an imperial legacy that lasted until 1911. The extraordinary story of the First... (read more)

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Falun Gong's Challenge to China: Spiritual Practice of "Evil Cult"?
Falun Gong's Challenge to China: Spiritual Practice of "Evil Cult"?
by Danny Schechter
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Cultural Writing. Politics. A revised edition of Schechter's investigation into the on-going tension between Falun Gong practitioners and the Chinese state. "Schechter lays bare the Chinese dictatorship's hysterical response to an innocent organization... (read more)

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Chen Village Under Mao & Deng, Expanded & Updated Edition
Chen Village Under Mao & Deng, Expanded & Updated Edition
by Anita Chan
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The first two editions of Chen Village presented an enthralling account of a Chinese village in the throes of Maoist revolution followed by dramatic changes in village life and local politics during the Deng Xiaoping period. Now, more than a decade and a... (read more)

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Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother: Stories of Loss and Love
Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother: Stories of Loss and Love
by Xinran
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Following her internationally bestselling book The Good Women of China, Xinran has written one of the most powerful accounts of the lives of Chinese women. Her searing stories of mothers who have been driven to abandon their daughters or give them up for... (read more)

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A Thousand Pieces of Gold a Memoir of China's Past Through Its Proverbs
A Thousand Pieces of Gold a Memoir of China's Past Through Its Proverbs
by Adeline Yen Mah
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One of the major expressions of this age was of course the First Emperor's tomb with its terracotta soldiers, of horses and carriages and the stones of the building. The re-finding of this monument -- now open to us all -- and Adeline Yen Mah's own... (read more)

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Portraits of Chinese Women in Revolution
Portraits of Chinese Women in Revolution
by Agnes Smedley
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   Agnes Smedley worked in and wrote about China from 1928 to 1941. Her biographers have collected 18 of her stories and reportage on Chinese women, all out of print and most unavailable even in public libraries. The stories, based on... (read more)

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Daughter of the River: An Autobiography
Daughter of the River: An Autobiography
by Ying Hong
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Born during the Great Famine of the early 1960s and raised in the slums of Chongqing, Hong Ying was constantly aware of hunger and the sacrifices required to survive. With raw intensity and fearless honesty, "Daughter of the River" follows China's... (read more)

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Understanding China: A Guide to China's Economy, History, and Political Culture
Understanding China: A Guide to China's Economy, History, and Political Culture
by John Bryan Starr
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In this succinct, modest, and refreshingly forthright book--now revised and updated for the new century--Starr introduces to the uninitiated reader the background, basic data, and issues at stake in China's crisis-ridden present and future. The death of... (read more)

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China Airborne
China Airborne
by James Fallows
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Troublemaker: One Man's Crusade Against China's Cruelty
Troublemaker: One Man's Crusade Against China's Cruelty
by H Wu
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Troublemaker tells the dramatic story of Harry Wu, China's best-known dissident in the West, who continues to risk his life to expose Beijing's human rights abuses--including its prison network, in which millions are enslaved. of photos.... (read more)

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Madame Chiang Kai-shek (07 Edition)
Madame Chiang Kai-shek (07 Edition)
by Tyson
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In a life that spanned the 20th century (1898-2003), Madame Chiang Kai-Shek was inextricably entwined with China's tempestuous evolution from the imperial Qing Dynasty to the end of colonialism in Hong Kong. In this first biography of one of history's... (read more)

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A Dictionary of Chinese Symbols
A Dictionary of Chinese Symbols
by Wolfram Eberhard
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This unique and authoritative guide describes more than 400 important Chinese symbols, explaining their esoteric meanings and connections. Their use and development in Chinese literature and in Chinese custom and attitudes to life are traced lucidly and... (read more)

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The Last Empress: Madame Chiang Kai-Shek and the Birth of Modern China
The Last Empress: Madame Chiang Kai-Shek and the Birth of Modern China
by Hannah Pakula
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With the beautiful, powerful, and sexy Madame Chiang Kai-shek at the center of one of the great dramas of the twentieth century, this is the story of the founding of modern China, starting with a revolution that swept away more than 2,000 years of... (read more)

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