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The Politics of Crisis Management in China: The Sichuan Earthquake

by Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo

This book studies the Chinese government and military’s rapid mobilization and coordination work in the aftermath of the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake. It is a comparative and historical analysis for scholars and...


49 Myths about China

by Marte Kjær Galtung & Stig Stenslie

This engaging book highlights 49 prevalent myths about China’s past, present, and future and weighs their truth or fiction. Leading a thoughtful and entertaining tour, the authors debunk widespread “knowledge”...


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...


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...


Life and Death in the Garden: Sex, Drugs, Cops, and Robbers in Wartime China

by Kathryn Meyer

This compelling book provides a rare glimpse into the heart of wartime China. Kathryn Meyer draws us into the perilous world of the Garden of Grand Vision, a ramshackle structure where a floating population...


A Brave New China. The big Change

by Francesco Sisci

How the Chinese look at themselves, the world, and the challenges of the future. Where is China, What is China: Where are the traditional pigtails of the old mandarins, the Mao’s bicycles and his suits? Where...


Marco Polo

by John Man

"I have read everything written on Marco Polo, and John Man's book is, by far, my favorite work on the subject. It's not only an over-due and important historical study, it's an entertaining ride every step...


Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism, and Individualism in Modern China: The Chenbao Fukan and the New Culture Era, 1918-1928

by Xiaoqun Xu

Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism, and Individualism in Modern China explores Chinese intellectual life and cultural practices in the New Culture era of modern China by examining an influential newspaper supplement...


Tibet's Last Stand?: The Tibetan Uprising of 2008 and China's Response

by Warren W. Smith Jr.

This deeply knowledgeable book offers the first sustained analysis of the 2008 uprising in Tibet, which revealed much about Tibetan nationalism and even more about Chinese nationalism. Retracing the complex...


Historical Dictionary of Chinese Foreign Policy

by Robert G. Sutter

Historical Dictionary of Chinese Foreign Policy covers the more than 60 years of the foreign policy of the People's Republic of China. It provides reliable and comprehensive information and assessments about...


Concubinage and Servitude in Late Imperial China

by Hsieh Bao Hua

Concubinage and Servitude in Late Imperial China is a survey of the institutions and practice of concubinage and servitude in both the general populace and the imperial palace in Ming-Qing China, focusing on...


Land Beyond the River

by Monica Whitlock

Along the banks of the river once called Oxus lie the heartlands of Central Asia: Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Catapulted into the news by events in Afghanistan, just across the water, these strategically important,...


Ten Questions on Could China Win the Next War?

by Senator Wong

This book is written for all who are interested to know the likely outcomes to the island disputes that are occurring in the Asia-Pacific region revolving around countries such as China, Japan, Vietnam, the...


Impact of Globalization on the Local Press in China: A Case Study of the Beijing Youth Daily

by Shixin Ivy Zhang

This is an essential read for Chinese journalism. China has the world’s largest newspaper market, and globalization impacts many aspects of newspapers in China, ranging from press policies, press ownership,...


Exploiting Africa: The Influence of Maoist China in Algeria, Ghana, and Tanzania

by Donovan C. Chau

The purpose of this book is to provide an historical examination of China’s activities in Africa, an important yet overlooked aspect of the broader subject of China in Africa today. There is a tendency of...


The Implementation of Inclusive Education in Beijing: Exorcizing the Haunting Specter of Meritocracy

by Kai Yu

The Chinese educational experience illustrates a vacillation between a socialist egalitarian belief and a liberal cost-effective development model. The apex of China’s education system has become a privileged...


The Great Equal Society: Confucianism, China and the 21st Century

by Young-oak Kim & Jung-kyu Kim

Confucianism is the guiding creed for a quarter of mankind, yet hardly anyone has explained it in plain terms — until now. Written in a style both intelligible and enjoyable for the global audience, The Great...


The Chinese Community in Toronto: Then and Now

by Arlene Chan

The Chinese community's development in Toronto faced many hurdles: decades of anti-Chinese public opinion, bolstered by the media, politicians, and discriminatory policies. Life was harsh for the early Chinese....


China: A History of the Laws, Manners and Customs of the People

by John Henry Gray

This highly readable history dates from the late 19th century, starting with the earliest known legends of the "Middle Kingdom," and ranging forward to an intriguing series of portraits of the author's Chinese...


Chinese Investigative Journalists' Dreams: Autonomy, Agency, and Voice

by Zhi’an Zhang, Elin Sæther, Marina Svensson & Fei Shen et al.

This edited volume provides comprehensive and in-depth case studies of Chinese investigative journalists’ dreams, work practices, and strategies. It is the first book that systematically addresses the roles,...