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China's New Confucianism: Politics and Everyday Life in a Changing Society

by Daniel A. Bell

What is it like to be a Westerner teaching political philosophy in an officially Marxist state? Why do Chinese sex workers sing karaoke with their customers? And why do some Communist Party cadres get promoted...


Early Medieval China: A Sourcebook

by Wendy Swartz, Robert Ford Campany & Yang Lu

This innovative sourcebook builds a dynamic understanding of China’s early medieval period (220–589) through an original selection and arrangement of literary, historical, religious, and critical texts. A...


Universal Foreigner: The Individual and the World

by Robert W Cox

The book shows one individual's (the author) experience of the world, through contacts with government officials and scholars in the Middle East and Asia, Europe and Latin America during the post-Second World...


The Warning Voice

China's Diplomacy: Theory and Practice

by Jiemian Yang

This book offers a comprehensive review of the Communist Party of China's approach to diplomacy, through an extensive evaluation of the major practices and theories behind the Party's diplomacy, with its main...


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...


China: Ancient Culture, Modern Society

by Peter Xiaoming Yu & G. Wright Doyle

Synopsis: As the authors point out, China has arrived, big time. To ignore the Chinese is foolish. Yet, where does one begin? Getting a handle on China, with its sweeping history and vast cultural diversity,...


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...


Exemplary Women of Early China: The Lienu Zhuan of Liu Xiang

by Anne Behnke Kinney

When should a woman disobey her father, contradict her husband, or shape the policy of a ruler? According to the Lienü zhuan, or Categorized Biographies of Women, it is not only appropriate but necessary for...


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

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...