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China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power
China Wakes
The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power
Paperback      ISBN: 0679763937
A profile of modern China describes its booming economy, which is stated to be rapidly outstripping those of the U.S. and Japan, while noting the often disturbing practices that contribute to such success. Reprint. 35,000 first printing. Tour. NYT. PW.
Bound Feet & Western Dress
Bound Feet & Western Dress
Paperback      ISBN: 0385479646
Alternates the stories of the author's great aunt, growing up in the years between the fall of the last emperor and the Communist revolution, with the author's own search for identity, belonging, and her family heritage
The Search for Modern China
The Search for Modern China
Paperback      ISBN: 0393307808
Covering more than four centuries of Chinese history, this work chronicles the various dynasties, the ideas of reformist Confucian scholars, and China's poets, novelists, artists, students, and leaders
Treason by the Book
Treason by the Book
Hardcover      ISBN: 0670892920
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. 22,500 first printing.
The Good Women of China: Hidden Voices
The Good Women of China
Hidden Voices
by Xinran
Paperback      ISBN: 1400030803
Drawing on personal interviews with, anecdotes by, and experiences of modern Chinese women at all levels of society, this fascinating study looks at what it means to be a woman in today's China and the political, social, cultural, and personal upheavals they have endured in a complex and repressive society. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
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 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 Question of Hu
The Question of Hu
Paperback      ISBN: 0679725806
Recounts the extraordinary experiences in early eighteenth-century France of a Chinese peasant taken there by Jesuit priests, imprisoned in an asylum, and finally returned to China
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
Wild Swans
Three Daughters of China
Paperback      ISBN: 0743246985
Traces three generations of a family in twentieth-century China, during which a warlord's concubine, a powerful Communist Party member, and a Cultural Revolution survivor witness Mao's impact on their nation and their livelihoods. Reprint. 60,000 first printing.
Fuzhou Protestants and the Making of a Modern China, 1857-1927
Fuzhou Protestants and the Making of a Modern China, 1857-1927
Hardcover      ISBN: 0300080506