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GREAT EQUAL SOCIETY, THE: CONFUCIANISM, CHINA AND THE 21ST CENTURY: 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 Writing on the Wall: Why We Must Embrace China as a Partner or Face It as an Enemy

by Will Hutton

The prevailing view of China is that the country is an economic juggernaut sure to become the dominant power of the twenty-first century. In this provocative and stimulating book critically acclaimed author...


The Authentic Confucius: A Life of Thought and Politics

by Annping Chin

For more than two thousand years, Confucius has been an inseparable part of China's history. Yet despite this fame,Confucius the man has been elusive. Now, in The Authentic Confucius, Annping Chin has worked...


SOCIAL SUFFERING AND POLITICAL CONFESSION: SUKU IN MODERN CHINA: Suku in Modern China

by FEIYU SUN

This book closely examines one relatively small but significant political phenomenon — Suku in Revolutionary China through a matrix of western social theory: Freud, Marcuse, Arendt, and Ricoeur. Suku is the...


Women in Early Imperial China

by Bret Hinsch

Recognized as the leading work in the field, this introductory survey offers the first sustained history of women in the early imperial era. Now in a revised edition that incorporates the latest scholarship...


The Geopolitical Power Shift in the Indo-Pacific Region: America, Australia, China, and Triangular Diplomacy in the Twenty-First Century

by Randall Doyle

As the twenty-first century progresses, the Indo-Pacific theater is experiencing an unprecedented transformation involving economic development, military build-ups, political reforms, social changes, and technological...


The Four Chinese Classics: Tao Te Ching, Analects, Chuang Tzu, Mencius

by David Hinton

The books collected in this volume represent the first time since the mid-nineteenth century that the four seminal masterworks of ancient Chinese thought have been translated as a unified series by a single...


Reverie and Reality: Poetry on Travel by Late Imperial Chinese Women

by Yanning Wang

Reverie and Reality investigates late imperial Chinese gentry women’s poems on travel ranging from the seventeenth century to the early twentieth century.These poems written by groups of women after they “stepped...


The Land of the Five Flavors: A Cultural History of Chinese Cuisine

by Thomas O. Höllmann & Karen Margolis

World-renowned sinologist Thomas O. Höllmann tracks the growth of Chinese food culture from the earliest burial rituals to today’s Western fast food restaurants, detailing the cuisine’s geographical variations...


Out of Mao's Shadow: The Struggle for the Soul of a New China

by Philip P. Pan

From an award-winning journalist for The Washington Post and one of the leading China correspondents of his generation comes an eloquent and vivid chronicle of the world's most successful authoritarian state...


Forever Lily: An Unexpected Mother's Journey to Adoption in China

by Beth Nonte Russell

"Will you take her?" she asks.

When Beth Nonte Russell travels to China to help her friend Alex adopt a baby girl from an orphanage there, she thinks it will be an adventure, a chance to see the world. But...


A Voluntary Exile: Chinese Christianity and Cultural Confluence since 1552

by Anthony E. Clark

Western missionaries in China often considered themselves “voluntary exiles” in a distant land, while Chinese considered Christians either the demons of imperialism or the angels of modernization. This collection...


Prisoner of the State: The Secret Journal of Premier Zhao Ziyang

by Zhao Ziyang, Adi Ignatius & Bao Pu

"Zhao may be more dangerous in death than he was in life."

-- Time

How often can you peek behind the curtains of one of the most secretive governments in the world? Prisoner of the State is the first book...


Understand Chinese Mythology: Teach Yourself

by Te Lin

While dragons and Chinese astrology are well embedded in popular culture, many other fascinating Chinese myths remain little-known. In this fascinating and readable new edition, author Te Lin explores the world...


Modern China: All That Matters

by Jonathan Clements

In Modern China: All That Matters, Jonathan Clements presents China as the Chinese themselves see it. He explains the key issues of national reconstruction; the Cold War, the Cultural Revolution, and the dizzying...


Mao Zedong: A Life

by Jonathan D. Spence

"Spence draws upon his extensive knowledge of Chinese politics and culture to create an illuminating picture of Mao. . . . Superb." (Chicago Tribune)

From humble origins in the provinces, Mao Zedong rose to...


South China Sea: Energy and Security Conflicts

by Christopher L. Daniels

South China Sea: Energy and Security Conflicts takes on such troubling questions as the impact of this conflict on global oil and gas prices; China’s growth both economically and as a regional military hegemon;...


The Chinese People's Liberation Army since 1949: Ground Forces

by Benjamin Lai & Adam Hook

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is the largest army in the world. China is predicted to be on the brink of overtaking the USA as the world’s largest economy, and China’s military capabilities...


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...


The Chinese in America: A Narrative History

by Iris Chang

In an epic story that spans 150 years and continues to the present day, Iris Chang tells of a people’s search for a better life—the determination of the Chinese to forge an identity and a destiny in a strange...