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Leaving Mother Lake: A Girlhood at the Edge of the World
Leaving Mother Lake
A Girlhood at the Edge of the World
Paperback      ISBN: 0316735493
A young Chinese woman describes growing up in Moso country in the Himalayas, among her people's unique matrilineal society and the conflicts with her strong-willed mother that led her to leave her mother's home to create a life of own. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Blood Red Sunset: A Memoir of the Chinese Cultural Revolution
Blood Red Sunset
A Memoir of the Chinese Cultural Revolution
by Bo, Ma
Paperback      ISBN: 0140159428
First banned in its native land, this earthy, unflinching memoir has become one of the biggest bestsellers in the history of China.
Golden Boy: Memories of a Hong Kong Childhood
Golden Boy
Memories of a Hong Kong Childhood
Hardcover      ISBN: 0312348177
An account of the author's coming-of-age in 1950s Hong Kong describes his experiences of early adolescence as a British citizen in a Chinese society and the conflicts between his Chinese-embracing mother and bigoted father.
All About Shanghai: A Standard Guidebook
All About Shanghai
A Standard Guidebook
Paperback      ISBN: 0195815947
First published in 1934, this book brings Shanghai in its heyday vividly to life. Shanghai remains the most modern city in China, although today much of the glamour is gone. With All About Shanghai, the enterprising tourist can recapture the atmosphere of this extraordinary city.
Life and Death in Shanghai
Life and Death in Shanghai
Paperback      ISBN: 014010870x
This account of the horrors faced by the author during China's Cultural Revolution tells of her arrest, the failed attempts to make her confess to spying, her imprisonment, and the story of her survival
Treason by the Book
Treason by the Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0142000418
An acclaimed historian delves deeply into a famous 1728 plot to overthrow the Manchu dynasty, in a fascinating study of the intrigues, political and legal systems, and key personalities of eighteenth-century China. By the author of The Gate of Heavenly Peace. Reprint.
The Mummies of Urumchi
The Mummies of Urumchi
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0393045218
A look at the incredibly well-preserved ancient mummies found in Western China describes their clothing and appearance, attempts to reconstruct their culture, and speculates about how Caucasians could have found their way to the feet of the Himalayan mountains.
The Courage to Stand Alone: Letters from Prison and Other Writings
The Courage to Stand Alone
Letters from Prison and Other Writings
Hardcover      ISBN: 0670872490
The letters of a Chinese dissident who has been imprisoned for nearly twenty years are published here, along with essays that he has written about his political beliefs and what China's economic and human rights reforms should be.
Dragon Lady: The Life and Legend of the Last Empress of China
Dragon Lady
The Life and Legend of the Last Empress of China
Paperback      ISBN: 0679733698
Reappraises the Dowager Empress Tzu Hsi and portrays a strong, complex woman struggling to keep her country from unraveling
The Experience of Modernity: Chinese Autobiography of the Early Twentieth Century
The Experience of Modernity
Chinese Autobiography of the Early Twentieth Century
Hardcover      ISBN: 0472098217
In The Experience of Modernity: Chinese Autobiography of the Early Twentieth Century, Janet Ng Examines the place of autobiography in the China of the May Fourth Era (1917-40). The May Fourth Era began as a movement to make classical literary language accessible to the common people - and became a broader political movement against imperialism. The writing of autobiography was influenced by this social and political mission of literature. But autobiography was also a uniquely potent venue for individual expression. The Experience of Modernity explores autobiography's dual nature - as well as its popularity - using the autobiographical writings of Chen Hengzhe, Lu Xun, Hu Shi, Xie Bingying, Xiao Hong, Eileen Chang, Yu Dafu, and Shen Congwen.