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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
Monkey/Folk Novel of China
Monkey/Folk Novel of China
Paperback      ISBN: 0802130860
Probably the most popular book in the history of the Far East, this classic sixteenth century novel is a combination of picaresque novel and folk epic that mixes satire, allegory, and history into a rollicking adventure. It is the story of the roguish Monkey and his encounters with major and minor spirits, gods, demigods, demons, ogres, monsters, and fairies. This translation, by the distinguished scholar Arthur Waley, is the first accurate English version; it makes available to the Western reader a faithful reproduction of the spirit and meaning of the original.
Son of the Revolution
Son of the Revolution
Paperback      ISBN: 0394722744
first-hand account of growing up in China during the political and social turmoil of the Cultural Revolution and the period following vividly reveals little-known and previously unknown aspects of life in China
The Boxer Rebellion: The Dramatic Story of China's War on Foreigners That Shook the World in the Summer of 1900
The Boxer Rebellion
The Dramatic Story of China's War on Foreigners That Shook the World in the Summer of 1900
Paperback      ISBN: 0425180840
Portrays the dramatic human experience of the Boxer Rebellion from both a Western and Chinese perspective, drawing on diaries, memoirs, and letters of those that lived through this pivotal time in the history of China. Reprint.
The City of Light: The Hidden Journal of the Man Who Entered China Four Years Before Marco Polo
The City of Light
The Hidden Journal of the Man Who Entered China Four Years Before Marco Polo
Hardcover      ISBN: 1559725230
Challenging Marco Polo's status as "first" to enter China, this journal of a scholarly Jewish merchant who sailed into Zaitun four years before the arrival of Polo describes the adventures of a medieval trader and adds another fascinating chapter to the classic encounter between East and West.
Demystifying Tibet: Unlocking the Secrets of the Land of the Snows
Demystifying Tibet
Unlocking the Secrets of the Land of the Snows
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1566631963
Recounts the history of Tibet, describes how its culture is more similar to that of central Asia than to that of China, and argues that the idea that Tibet is part of China is a relatively new development
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
Red Azalea
Red Azalea
Paperback      ISBN: 0425147762
Reveals the author's experiences in China during the final years under Mao and conveys the oppressive brutality that was endured as well as the resilience of human spirit that perpetuated survival throughout the nation. Reprint. NYT.
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.
Sounds of the River: A Young Man's University Days in Beijing
Sounds of the River
A Young Man's University Days in Beijing
Paperback      ISBN: 0060958723
The author of Colors of the Mountain recalls his coming-of-age years in Beijing during China's Cultural Revolution, during which he studied at the corruption-troubled University of Beijing and dreamed of going to America. Reprint.