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Product Description: In The Magic of Concepts Rebecca E. Karl interrogates "the economic" as concept and practice as it was construed historically in China in the 1930s and again in the 1980s and 1990s. Separated by the Chinese Revolution and Mao's socialist experiments, each era witnessed urgent discussions about how to think about economic concepts derived from capitalism in modern China...read more

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9780822363101 | Duke Univ Pr, March 3, 2017, cover price $84.95 | About this edition: In The Magic of Concepts Rebecca E.

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9780822363217 | Reprint edition (Duke Univ Pr, March 3, 2017), cover price $23.95 | About this edition: In The Magic of Concepts Rebecca E.

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Product Description: In 1949, G. William Skinner, a Cornell University graduate student, set off for southwest China to conduct field research on rural social structure. He settled near the market town of Gaodianzi, Sichuan, and lived there for two and a half months, until the newly arrived Communists asked him to leave...read more
By Zhijia Shen (other contributor)

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9780295999418 | Univ of Washington Pr, February 21, 2017, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: In 1949, G.

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9780295999425 | Univ of Washington Pr, February 21, 2017, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: In 1949, G.

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Product Description: The city of Hangzhou symbolized all of the contradictions of the declining Song Empire (960–1279). It was paramount and feeble, awe-inspiring and threatened, the most admired city and a disgrace to its dynastic founders. Rather than debate the merit of these polemical judgments, the contributors to this volume treat them as expressions of their historical moment, reflecting ideological convictions and aesthetic preferences...read more
By Martin Powers (editor)

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9789629967864, titled "Senses of the City: Perceptions of Hangzhou and Southern Song China 1127–1279" | Chinese Univ Pr, February 1, 2017, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: The city of Hangzhou symbolized all of the contradictions of the declining Song Empire (960–1279).

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Product Description: This book is a study of the social and cultural change in Ming China's lower Yangzi delta region from about 1500 to 1644. It takes three social groups―literati, scholar-officials, and merchants―as the framework for discussing the political, socio-economic, and cultural forces that coalesced and reinforced one another to influence and facilitate the region's change...read more

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9789629967765, titled "Brush, Seal and Abacus: Troubled Vitality in Late Ming China's Economic Heartland, 1500–1644" | Chinese Univ Pr, February 1, 2017, cover price $52.00 | About this edition: This book is a study of the social and cultural change in Ming China's lower Yangzi delta region from about 1500 to 1644.

The fruit of late historian and accomplished Chu expert Zhang Zhengming s long and dedicated research, A History of Chu unfolds the intriguing history of a powerful feudal state in the Zhou dynasty. Chu, once deemed barbarian in its southern territory, gradually rose to prominence on the shores of the Yangtze as the Zhou court weakened. With King Zhuang recognized as hegemonial lord towards the late Spring and Autumn period, Chu subdued many Central Plain states and eventually survived into the Warring States period as a major power. From its emergence to the realization of its ambitious dreams of conquest and hegemony, the vast land of Chu boasted a culture that was distinctly different from the Central Plain states. Zhang Zhengming spent years studying and gathering both historical records and archaeological finds, carefully compiling his findings into a Chu-centric narrative that has long been an ignored perspective in traditional Chinese history. A History of Chu documents the entirety of Chu s remarkable and dramatic existence. It begins with an examination of the legendary origins of the Chu ruling house, details the periods of internal strife and prosperity during the state s contention for power, pays tribute to the people that remained defiant in conquest, and finishes with an account of the revived Chu s defeat by Han after the collapse of the Qin dynasty.
By Enrich Professional Publishing (corporate author)

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9781623201395 | Enrich Professional Pub Ltd, January 20, 2017, cover price $118.00
9781623201418 | Enrich Professional Pub Ltd, January 20, 2017, cover price $318.00 | About this edition: The fruit of late historian and accomplished Chu expert Zhang Zhengming s long and dedicated research, A History of Chu unfolds the intriguing history of a powerful feudal state in the Zhou dynasty.
9781623201357 | Enrich Professional Pub Ltd, November 30, 2016, cover price $118.00 | About this edition: The fruit of late historian and accomplished Chu expert Zhang Zhengming s long and dedicated research, A History of Chu unfolds the intriguing history of a powerful feudal state in the Zhou dynasty.
9781623201371 | Enrich Professional Pub Ltd, November 30, 2016, cover price $118.00 | About this edition: The fruit of late historian and accomplished Chu expert Zhang Zhengming s long and dedicated research, A History of Chu unfolds the intriguing history of a powerful feudal state in the Zhou dynasty.

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Product Description: "It was impossible. All of China was a prison in those days."Mao Zedong’s labor reform camps, known as the laogai, were notoriously brutal. Modeled on the Soviet Gulag, they subjected their inmates to backbreaking labor, malnutrition, and vindictive wardens...read more

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9780374212629 | Sarah Crichton Books, January 17, 2017, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: "It was impossible.

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Product Description: This accessible history of Confucianism, or the 'Way of the Ru', emphasizes the religious dimensions of the tradition. It clearly explains the tradition's unique and subtle philosophical ideals as well as the 'arts of the Ru' whereby seemingly simple acts such as reading, sitting quietly, good manners, and attending to family and state responsibilities, became ways of ultimate transformation...read more

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9781474242448 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, September 7, 2017, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: This accessible history of Confucianism, or the 'Way of the Ru', emphasizes the religious dimensions of the tradition.

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9781474242431 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, September 7, 2017), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: This accessible history of Confucianism, or the 'Way of the Ru', emphasizes the religious dimensions of the tradition.

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Product Description: Cultural production under Mao, and how artists and thinkers found autonomy in a culture of conformityIn the 1950s, a French journalist joked that the Chinese were “blue ants under the red flag,” dressing identically and even marching in an identical fashion...read more

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9781784785192 | Verso Books, January 10, 2017, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Cultural production under Mao, and how artists and thinkers found autonomy in a culture of conformityIn the 1950s, a French journalist joked that the Chinese were “blue ants under the red flag,” dressing identically and even marching in an identical fashion.

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9781784785208 | Reprint edition (Verso Books, January 10, 2017), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Cultural production under Mao, and how artists and thinkers found autonomy in a culture of conformityIn the 1950s, a French journalist joked that the Chinese were “blue ants under the red flag,” dressing identically and even moving in concert like robots.

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Product Description: This book, an in-depth study of Nationalist tariff policy, fundamentally challenges the widely accepted idea that the key to the Communist seizure of power in China lay in the incompetence of Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalist government...read more

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9780674970601, titled "No Great Wall: Trade, Tariffs, and Nationalism in Republican China, 1927–1945" | Harvard Univ Council on East Asian, February 13, 2017, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: This book, an in-depth study of Nationalist tariff policy, fundamentally challenges the widely accepted idea that the key to the Communist seizure of power in China lay in the incompetence of Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalist government.

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Product Description: The exceptionally powerful Chinese women leaders of the late seventh and early eighth centuries―including Wu Zhao, the Taiping and Anle princesses, Empress Wei, and Shangguan Wan’er―though quite prominent in the Chinese cultural tradition, remain elusive and often misunderstood or essentialized throughout history...read more

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9780674970588 | Harvard Univ Council on East Asian, February 13, 2017, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: The exceptionally powerful Chinese women leaders of the late seventh and early eighth centuries―including Wu Zhao, the Taiping and Anle princesses, Empress Wei, and Shangguan Wan’er―though quite prominent in the Chinese cultural tradition, remain elusive and often misunderstood or essentialized throughout history.

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Product Description: Fang Lizhi was one of the most prominent scientists of the People’s Republic of China; he worked on the country’s first nuclear program and later became one of the world’s leading astrophysicists. But his devotion to science and the pursuit of truth led him to question the authority of the Communist regime...read more

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9781627794992 | Italian edition edition (Henry Holt & Co, February 9, 2016), cover price $32.00 | About this edition: The long-awaited memoir by Fang Lizhi, the celebrated physicist whose clashes with the Chinese regime helped inspire the Tiananmen Square protestsFang Lizhi was one of the most prominent scientists of the People's Republic of China; he worked on the country's first nuclear program and later became one of the world's leading astrophysicists.

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9781250116550 | Griffin, February 7, 2017, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: Fang Lizhi was one of the most prominent scientists of the People’s Republic of China; he worked on the country’s first nuclear program and later became one of the world’s leading astrophysicists.

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Product Description: Scholar-officials of late medieval China were not only enthusiastic in amateur storytelling, but also showed unprecedented interest in recording stories on different aspects of literati life. These stories appeared in diverse forms, including narrative poems, "tales of the marvelous," "records of the strange," historical miscellanies, and transformation texts...read more

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9780295994147 | Univ of Washington Pr, January 20, 2015, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: Scholar-officials of late medieval China were not only enthusiastic in amateur storytelling, but also showed unprecedented interest in recording stories on different aspects of literati life.

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9780295994154 | Univ of Washington Pr, January 1, 2017, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Scholar-officials of late medieval China were not only enthusiastic in amateur storytelling, but also showed unprecedented interest in recording stories on different aspects of literati life.

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Product Description: Over the course of 66 days in 1967, more than 4,000 "class enemies"--including young children and the elderly--were murdered in Daoxian, a county in China's Hunan province. The killings spread to surrounding counties, resulting in a combined death toll of more than 9,000...read more

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9780190622527 | Oxford Univ Pr, December 29, 2016, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Over the course of 66 days in 1967, more than 4,000 "class enemies"--including young children and the elderly--were murdered in Daoxian, a county in China's Hunan province.

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Product Description: An inkstone, a piece of polished stone no bigger than an outstretched hand, is an instrument for grinding ink, an object of art, a token of exchange between friends or sovereign states, and a surface on which texts and images are carved...read more

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9780295999180 | Univ of Washington Pr, December 21, 2016, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: An inkstone, a piece of polished stone no bigger than an outstretched hand, is an instrument for grinding ink, an object of art, a token of exchange between friends or sovereign states, and a surface on which texts and images are carved.

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Product Description: The Black Flags raided their way from southern China into northern Vietnam, competing during the second half of the nineteenth century against other armed migrants and uplands communities for the control of commerce, specifically opium, and natural resources, such as copper...read more

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9780295999685 | Univ of Washington Pr, December 21, 2016, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: The Black Flags raided their way from southern China into northern Vietnam, competing during the second half of the nineteenth century against other armed migrants and uplands communities for the control of commerce, specifically opium, and natural resources, such as copper.

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Product Description: This multidisciplinary volume, the first of its kind, presents an account of China’s contemporary transformation via one of its most important yet overlooked cities: Shenzhen, located just north of Hong Kong. In recent decades, Shenzhen has transformed from an experimental site for economic reform into a dominant city at the crossroads of the global economy...read more
By Jonathan Bach (editor)

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9780226401096 | Univ of Chicago Pr, December 5, 2016, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: This multidisciplinary volume, the first of its kind, presents an account of China’s contemporary transformation via one of its most important yet overlooked cities: Shenzhen, located just north of Hong Kong.

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9780226401126, titled "Learning from Shenzhen: China's Post-mao Experiment from Special Zone to Model City" | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, December 5, 2016), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: This multidisciplinary volume, the first of its kind, presents an account of China’s contemporary transformation via one of its most important yet overlooked cities: Shenzhen, located just north of Hong Kong.

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Product Description: In Crossing the Gate, Man Xu examines the lives of women in the Chinese province of Fujian during the Song dynasty. Tracking women s life experience across class lines, outside as well as inside the domestic realm, Xu challenges the accepted wisdom about women and gender roles in medieval China...read more

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9781438463216 | State Univ of New York Pr, December 1, 2016, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: In Crossing the Gate, Man Xu examines the lives of women in the Chinese province of Fujian during the Song dynasty.

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Product Description: Shows how the text evolved from a non-narrative historical record into a Confucian classic.The Spring and Autumn is among the earliest surviving Chinese historical records, covering the period 722–479 BCE. It is a curious text: the canonical interpretation claims that it was composed by Confucius and embodies his moral judgments, but this view appears to be contradicted by the brief and dispassionate records themselves...read more

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9781438462998 | State Univ of New York Pr, December 1, 2016, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Shows how the text evolved from a non-narrative historical record into a Confucian classic.

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Product Description: This book focuses on Lam Woo, a highly successful Chinese building contractor whose company was based in Hong Kong at the beginning of the twentieth century. It is also about the marginal group of people he exemplifies, those who joined the Chinese diaspora because of poverty and political turmoil and were later driven back home because of discrimination and other difficulties...read more

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9789629967840 | Chinese Univ Pr, December 1, 2016, cover price $49.00 | About this edition: This book focuses on Lam Woo, a highly successful Chinese building contractor whose company was based in Hong Kong at the beginning of the twentieth century.

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Product Description: Considers the role of hiddenness in the history of cultural production in premodern China.This volume brings together fourteen essays that explore the role of hiddenness―as both an object and a mode of representation―in the history of cultural production in China from the Warring States Period (403–221 BCE) to the end of the Qing Dynasty (1911) and beyond...read more
By Paula M. Varsano (editor)

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9781438463032 | State Univ of New York Pr, December 1, 2016, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Considers the role of hiddenness in the history of cultural production in premodern China.

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Product Description: How do contemporary generations come to terms with losses inflicted by imperialism, colonialism, and war that took place decades ago? How do descendants of perpetrators and victims establish new relations in today’s globalized economy? With Inheritance of Loss, Yukiko Koga approaches these questions through the unique lens of inheritance, focusing on Northeast China, the former site of the Japanese puppet state Manchukuo, where municipal governments now court Japanese as investors and tourists...read more

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9780226411941 | Univ of Chicago Pr, November 22, 2016, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: How do contemporary generations come to terms with losses inflicted by imperialism, colonialism, and war that took place decades ago?

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9780226412139 | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, November 22, 2016), cover price $27.50 | About this edition: How do contemporary generations come to terms with losses inflicted by imperialism, colonialism, and war that took place decades ago?

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Product Description: This narrative of subsistence on the Tibetan plateau describes the life-worlds of people in a region traditionally known as Kham who move with their yaks from pasture to pasture, depending on the milk production of their herd for sustenance...read more

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9780295999470 | Univ of Washington Pr, November 21, 2016, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: This narrative of subsistence on the Tibetan plateau describes the life-worlds of people in a region traditionally known as Kham who move with their yaks from pasture to pasture, depending on the milk production of their herd for sustenance.

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9780295999487 | Univ of Washington Pr, November 21, 2016, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: This narrative of subsistence on the Tibetan plateau describes the life-worlds of people in a region traditionally known as Kham who move with their yaks from pasture to pasture, depending on the milk production of their herd for sustenance.

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Product Description: This is the first book to focus explicitly on how China's rise as a major economic and political actor has affected societies in Southeast Asia. It examines how Chinese investors, workers, tourists, bureaucrats, longtime residents, and adventurers interact throughout Southeast Asia...read more
By Gungwu Wang (foreword by)

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9780295999296 | Univ of Washington Pr, November 21, 2016, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: This is the first book to focus explicitly on how China's rise as a major economic and political actor has affected societies in Southeast Asia.

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9780295999302 | Univ of Washington Pr, November 21, 2016, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: This is the first book to focus explicitly on how China's rise as a major economic and political actor has affected societies in Southeast Asia.

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Product Description: Finding Women in the State is a provocative hidden history of socialist state feminists maneuvering behind the scenes at the core of the Chinese Communist Party. These women worked to advance gender and class equality in the early People’s Republic and fought to transform sexist norms and practices, all while facing fierce opposition from a male-dominated CCP leadership from the Party Central to the local government...read more

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9780520292284 | Univ of California Pr, November 8, 2016, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: Finding Women in the State is a provocative hidden history of socialist state feminists maneuvering behind the scenes at the core of the Chinese Communist Party.

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9780520292291 | Univ of California Pr, November 8, 2016, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Finding Women in the State is a provocative hidden history of socialist state feminists maneuvering behind the scenes at the core of the Chinese Communist Party.

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Product Description: Love Letters from Golok chronicles the courtship between two Buddhist tantric masters, Tāre Lhamo (1938–2002) and Namtrul Rinpoche (1944–2011), and their passion for reinvigorating Buddhism in eastern Tibet during the post-Mao era...read more

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9780231180528 | Columbia Univ Pr, November 15, 2016, cover price $70.00 | About this edition: Love Letters from Golok chronicles the courtship between two Buddhist tantric masters, Tāre Lhamo (1938–2002) and Namtrul Rinpoche (1944–2011), and their passion for reinvigorating Buddhism in eastern Tibet during the post-Mao era.

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