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The Romance of Three Kingdoms

by Luo Guanzhong & C.H. Brewitt-Taylor

Romance of Three Kingdoms, dating to the 14th Century, is the legendary epic of the fall of Han and the founding of Jin. Dealing with plots, complex men, wars, intrigues, marriages and assassinations, this book,...


The Outlaws of the Marsh

by Luo Guanzhong & Sidney Shapiro

The legendary account of 108 "Stars from Heaven" who, faced with a corrupt bureaucracy, flee to Liangshan Marsh, from a fortress there thwarting minions of the evil regime while continuing to serve the emperor....


The Long March: The True History of Communist China's Founding Myth

by Sun Shuyun

In The Long March, Sun Shuyun uncovers the true story behind the mythic march of Mao's soldiers across China, exposing the famine, disease, and desertion behind the legend.In 1934, in the midst of civil war,...


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.


1434

by Gavin Menzies

The New York Times bestselling author of 1421 offers another stunning reappraisal of history, presenting compelling new evidence that traces the roots of the European Renaissance to Chinese exploration in the...


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...


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

by Eric 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 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 Great Wall: The Extraordinary Story of China's Wonder of the World

by John Man

It is a wonder of the world. Every year, hundreds of thousands of tourists journey to the Great Wall of China, and a myriad of photographs have made it familiar to millions more. Yet its story remains mysterious...


On China

by Henry Kissinger

"Fascinating, shrewd . . . The book deftly traces the rhythms and patterns of Chinese history." —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

In this sweeping and insightful history, Henry Kissinger turns for the first...


China Learns from the Soviet Union, 1949-Present

by BERNSTEIN/LI

In this book an international group of scholars examines China's acceptance and ultimate rejection of Soviet models and practices in economic, cultural, social, and other realms.


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

by Jr., Warren W. Smith

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...


Matteo Ricci: A Jesuit in the Ming Court

by Michela Fontana

Matteo Ricci (1552–1610), the first of the early Jesuit missionaries of the China mission, is widely considered the most outstanding cultural mediator of all time between China and the West. This engrossing...


Historical Dictionary of Chinese Foreign Policy

by Robert 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...


China Under Western Gaze: Representing China in the British Television Documentaries

by Qing Cao

This book presents a critical analysis of the images of China portrayed in British television documentaries between 1980 and 2000. The examination is contextualized within the profound transformations of the...


I Ching: The Oracle (Revised Edition)

by KERSON HUANG

This book contains a dramatic and revealing translation of this ancient classic into English. The Chinese original is set side-by-side with the translation. Two things set this work apart from other translated...


Mao

by S. G. Breslin

A lucid analysis of Mao as revolutionary general, ideologist and astute political manipulator, this introduction to the life and career of Mao Zedong provides an excellent introduction to modern Chinese history...


China in Transformation: 1900-1949

by Colin Mackerras

In the first half of the twentieth century, China moved from a millennium of imperial rule to the Communist Party-led People's Republic of China which remains today.  China in Transformation argues that this...