History - Asia - China

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Zhou Enlai: The Last Perfect Revoluti...

Gao Wenqian

When Gao Wenqian first published this groundbreaking, provocative biography in Hong Kong, it was immediately banned in the People's Republic. Using classified documents spirited out of the China, he offers an objective human portrait ...

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Published: Jul 2008

Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine W...

Jung Chang

A New York Times Notable Book In 1852, at age sixteen, Cixi was chosen as one of Emperor Xianfeng's numerous concubines. When he died in 1861, their five-year-old son succeeded to the throne. Cixi at once launched a coup against her s...

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Published: Sep 2014

Wealth and Power: China's Long March ...

Orville Schell

Through a series of lively and absorbing portraits of iconic modern Chinese leaders and thinkers, two of today's foremost specialists on China provide a panoramic narrative of this country's rise to preeminence that is at once analyti...

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Published: Sep 2014

The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Ho...

Iris Chang

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Published: Jan 2012

The China Mirage: The Hidden History ...

James Bradley

"Bradley is sharp and rueful, and a voice for a more seasoned, constructive vision of our international relations with East Asia." --Christian Science MonitorJames Bradley introduces us to the prominent Americans--includi...

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Published: May 2016

Mao's Great Famine: The History of Ch...

Frank Dikotter

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Published: Jan 2018

The Cultural Revolution: A People's H...

Frank Dikotter

The concluding volume--following Mao's Great Famine and The Tragedy of Liberation--in Frank Dikötter's award-winning trilogy chronicling the Communist revolution in China.After the economic disaster of the Great Leap Forward that cla...

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Published: Jun 2017

The Tragedy of Liberation: A History ...

Frank Dikotter

A groundbreaking chronicle of the violent early years of the People's Republic of China, by the author of the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize–winning Mao's Great Famine. "The Chinese Communist party refers to its victory in 1949 as a 'lib...

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Published: Jan 2018

When America First Met China: An Exot...

Eric Jay Dolin

Ancient China collides with newfangled America in this epic tale of opium smugglers, sea pirates, and dueling clipper ships.Brilliantly illuminating one of the least-understood areas of American history, best-selling author Eric Jay D...

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Published: Sep 2013

The Silver Way: China, Spanish Americ...

Peter Gordon

Long before London and New York rose to international prominence, a trading route was discovered between Spanish America and China that ushered in a new era of globalization. The Ruta de la Plata or "Silver Way" catalyzed ec...

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Published: Jun 2017

Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gen...

Leta Hong-Fincher

In the early years of the People's Republic of China, the Communist Party sought to transform gender relations, but those gains have been steadily eroded in recent decades during China's transition to a post-socialist era. In fact, wo...

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Published: Jul 2016

Formosa Betrayed

George H. Kerr

Formosa Betrayed is the authoritative account of the Kuomintang takeover of Taiwan in 1945 and the 1947 "228 Incident" in which tens of thousands of Taiwanese people – an entire generation of intellectuals and leaders – ...

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Published: May 2017

A Short History of China: From Ancien...

Gordon Kerr

From the beginnings of Chinese prehistory right through to internet censorship, a comprehensive introduction to the sprawling history of this enormous countryAn absorbing introduction to more than 4,000 years of Chinese history, this...

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Published: Sep 2013

On China

Henry Kissinger

"Fascinating, shrewd . . . The book deftly traces the rhythms and patterns of Chinese history." —Michiko Kakutani, The New York TimesIn this sweeping and insightful history, Henry Kissinger turns for the first time at book...

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Published: Apr 2012

The People's Republic of Amnesia: Tia...

Louisa Lim

Finalist for the 2015 Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in JournalismLonglisted for the Lionel Gelber Award for the Best Non-Fiction book in the world on Foreign AffairsAn Economist Book of the Year, 2014A New York Times Book ...

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Published: Oct 2015

Foundations of Chinese Civilization: ...

Jing Liu

Who founded China? Are Chinese people religious? What is Chinese culture and how has it changed over time? The accessible and fun Understanding China Through Comics series answers those questions and more.For all ages, Foundations of ...

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Published: Apr 2016

The Opium War: Drugs, Dreams, and the...

Julia Lovell

An engaging, highly readable, character-driven account of the war that transformed China, and which continues to loom large over modern Chinese history. In October 1839, a Windsor cabinet meeting votes to begin the first Opium War aga...

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Published: Nov 2015

The Party: The Secret World of China'...

Richard McGregor

"Few outsiders have any realistic sense of the innards, motives, rivalries, and fears of the Chinese Communist leadership. But we all know much more than before, thanks to Richard McGregor's illuminating and richly-textured look ...

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Published: Jul 2011

Modern China: A Very Short Introducti...

Rana Mitter

China today is never out of the news: from international finance to human rights controversies, global coverage of its rising international presence, and the Chinese 'economic miracle'. It seems to be a country of contradictions: a pe...

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Published: Apr 2016

Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Tru...

Evan Osnos

Winner of the 2014 National Book Award in nonfiction.An Economist Best Book of 2014.A vibrant, colorful, and revelatory inner history of China during a moment of profound transformationFrom abroad, we often see China as a caricature: ...

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Published: May 2015

Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom: China...

Stephen R. Platt

Winner of the 2012 Cundill Prize in HistoryA gripping account of China's nineteenth-century Taiping Rebellion, one of the largest civil wars in history. Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom brims with unforgettable characters and vivid re-c...

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Published: Dec 2012

Unbound

John Shors

John Shors reimagined one of the world's greatest love stories--the romance that inspired the Taj Mahal--in his critically acclaimed, international bestseller Beneath a Marble Sky. Now, with Unbound, Shors recreates an ancient and cel...

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Published: Aug 2017

China in the 21st Century: What Every...

Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

In this fully revised and updated third edition of China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know®, Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom and Maura Elizabeth Cunningham provide cogent answers to urgent questions regarding the world's newest...

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Published: Mar 2018

China in Ten Words

Hua Yu

From one of China's most acclaimed writers: a unique, intimate look at the Chinese experience over the last several decades.  Framed by ten phrases common in the Chinese vernacular, China in Ten Words uses personal stories and astute...

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Published: Aug 2012

The Other

Zhu Yudong

On the New Year's Eve of the year 2000, a farmer named Lin Shenggen from Henan Province brings his wife Huang Xia who is pregnant with their second child all the way to Beijing so as to make a proper living there and avoid the inspect...

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Published: Oct 2015
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