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China since 1949

by Linda Benson

One of the most remarkable stories of the last century is the emergence of China as a modern economic giant, poised at the beginning of the 21st century to become a great world power. China has embraced the...


Choosing Revolution: Chinese Women Soldiers on the Long March

by Helen Praeger Young

What happened to babies born to women soldiers in Chinese communist armies in the mid-1930s? This chilling question and many others are answered in this book about the dozens of women who participated in the...


A Daughter of Han: The Autobiography of a Chinese Working Woman

by Ida Pruitt

This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org) online version of the same title.


Chuang Tzu

by David Hinton

Revered for millennia in the Chinese spiritual tradition, Chuang Tzu stands alongside the Tao Te Ching as a founding classic of Taoism. The Inner Chapters are the only sustained section of this text widely...


Wild Grass: Three Stories of Change in Modern China

by Ian Johnson

In Wild Grass, Pulitzer Prize—winning journalist Ian Johnson tells the stories of three ordinary Chinese citizens moved to extraordinary acts of courage: a peasant legal clerk who filed a class-action suit...


Chinese Lesbian Cinema: Mirror Rubbing, Lala, and Les

by Liang Shi

This book is the first extensive study of lesbian cinema in mainland China. It also provides an account of the history of Chinese homosexuality, especially its female same-sex erotic tradition, from antiquity...


Visions of Dystopia in China's New Historical Novels

by Jeffrey C. Kinkley

The depiction of personal and collective suffering in modern Chinese novels differs significantly from standard Communist accounts and most Eastern and Western historical narratives. Writers such as Yu Hua,...


Dams and Development in China: The Moral Economy of Water and Power

by Bryan Tilt

China is home to half of the world’s large dams and adds dozens more each year. The benefits are considerable: dams deliver hydropower, provide reliable irrigation water, protect people and farmland against...


The Horse that Leaps Through Clouds: A Tale of Espionage, the Silk Road, and the Rise of Modern China

by Eric Enno Tamm

On July 6, 1906, Baron Gustaf Mannerheim boarded the midnight train from St. Petersburg, charged by Czar Nicholas II to secretly collect intelligence on the Qing Dynasty’s sweeping reforms that were radically...


The Emperor Far Away

by David Eimer

Far from the glittering cities of Beijing and Shanghai, China's borderlands are populated by around one hundred million people who are not Han Chinese. For many of these restive minorities, the old Chinese adage...


China 1945: Mao's Revolution and America's Fateful Choice

by Richard Bernstein

A riveting account of the watershed moment in America’s dealings with China that forever altered the course of East-West relations

As 1945 opened, America was on surprisingly congenial terms with China’s...


Shanghai Homes: Palimpsests of Private Life

by Jie Li

In the dazzling global metropolis of Shanghai, what has it meant to call this city home? In this account—part microhistory, part memoir—Jie Li salvages intimate recollections by successive generations of inhabitants...


Love and Liberation: Autobiographical Writings of the Tibetan Buddhist Visionary Sera Khandro

by Sarah H. Jacoby

Love and Liberation reads the autobiographical and biographical writings of one of the few Tibetan Buddhist women to record the story of her life. Sera Khandro Künzang Dekyong Chönyi Wangmo (also called Dewé...


China Days: A Visual Journal from China's Wild West

by Henrik Drescher

The nation of China is a constant source of fascination, yet we rarely glimpse life beyond its urban centers. Far west of Beijing and Shanghai, in the remote Chinese province of Yunnan, pioneering artist Henrik...


Beijing Bastard: Into the Wilds of a Changing China

by Val Wang

A humorous and moving coming-of-age story that brings a unique, not-quite-outsider’s perspective to China’s shift from ancient empire to modern superpower

 

Raised in a strict Chinese-American household...


The Mind of Empire

by Christopher Ford

With an economy and population that dwarf most industrialized nations, China is emerging as a twenty-first-century global superpower. Even though China is an international leader in modern business and technology,...


A History of the Modern Chinese Army

by Xiaobing Li

Xiaobing Li's comprehensive examination of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) offers new insights into the military's central place in modern Chinese society. A History of the Modern Chinese Army goes beyond...


The China Diary of George H. W. Bush: The Making of a Global President

by Jeffrey A. Engel & George H. W. Bush

Available in print for the first time, this day-by-day diary of George H. W. Bush's life in China opens a fascinating window into one of the most formative periods of his career. As head of the United States...


The Chan's Great Continent: China in Western Minds

by Jonathan D. Spence

"Like everything else written by Jonathan Spence, The Chan's Great Continent is an absolute must-read for anyone interested in China. Spence is one of the greatest Sinologists of our time, and his work is both...


Tourism in China: Destination, Cultures and Communities

by Chris Ryan & Gu Huimin

China is forecast to be the primary tourist destination and tourist-generating country by 2020. However, much of the writing on tourism in China has come from people within the English academic world who are...