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Mao Zedong
Mao Zedong
Hardcover      ISBN: 0670886696
A renowned expert on Chinese history turns his considerable talent and experience to the life of China's greatest modern leader--the enigmatic, mythologized, often maligned, and still-revered architect of Chinese Communism and the modern Chinese state.
Troublemaker: One Man's Crusade Against China's Cruelty
Troublemaker
One Man's Crusade Against China's Cruelty
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0812963741
A Chinese-born American citizen chronicles his efforts to expose China's human rights abuses, detailing his labor camp imprisonment and his 1995 arrest and expulsion from China
China, Inc.: How the Rise of the Next Superpower Challenges America and the World
China, Inc.
How the Rise of the Next Superpower Challenges America and the World
Paperback      ISBN: 0743257359
Predicting economic challenges that the author believes will occur as a result of China's growing ability to produce U.S. products more cheaply, an economic analysis draws on hundreds of interviews with Chinese, American, and European workers and businesspeople that draw conclusions about China's future as a superpower. Reprint.
Bones of the Master: A Journey to Secret Mongolia
Bones of the Master
A Journey to Secret Mongolia
Paperback      ISBN: 0553379089
A Buddhist monk who fled the Chinese persecution of his country returns fifty years later to Tibet and offers a moving memoir of his experiences as he describes his odyssey, with an American friend, back to his birthplace on the edge of the Gobi as he searches for the grave of his elderly Ch'an Buddhist master, Shuih Deng. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Peking Story: The Last Days of Old China
Peking Story
The Last Days of Old China
Paperback      ISBN: 1590170407
For two years before and after the 1948 Communist Revolution, David Kidd lived in Peking, where he married the daughter of an aristocratic Chinese family. "I used to hope," he writes, "that some bright young scholar on a research grant would write about us and our Chinese friends before it was too late and we were all dead and gone, folding into the darkness the wonder that had been our lives." Here Kidd himself brings that wonder to life
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
Sources of Chinese Tradition : Volume 1
Sources of Chinese Tradition : Volume 1
Paperback      ISBN: 0231086024
Inventing Nanjing Road: Commercial Culture in Shanghai, 1900-1945
Inventing Nanjing Road
Commercial Culture in Shanghai, 1900-1945
Paperback      ISBN: 1885445032
The contributors to this collection of seven essays (plus an editor
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.
1421: The Year China Discovered America
1421
The Year China Discovered America
Paperback      ISBN: 006054094x
Argues that the Chinese discovered America and established colonies there before Columbus and that European explorers such as Magellan and Cook "discovered" new lands using pre-existing Chinese maps. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.