Rules and the Ruler
Intertwined in the historical narrative of anti-Japanese resistance is how the construction of a modern state eventually took hold
The Ten Thousand Things
Art history scholar John Spurling tells the story of a Yuan Dynasty artistic master set against the backdrop of the era's the tumultuous times
By All Means Necessary: How China's Resource Quest is Changing the World
Economy and Levi present balanced analysis of China's eager acquisition of natural resources, offering close examination of companies abroad
Phony Futurism
The trumpeting of ceaseless transformation in society woos the imagination and encourages scientific verisimilitude, but not scientific progress
The Incarnations
Blending history and romance, dark hints of past lives grow stronger between two central characters living in contemporary Beijing
The Opium War: Drugs, Dreams and the Making of China
In this impressively thorough history, Lovell offers an engaging look at an episode which continues to influence contemporary foreign policy
How Food Helps Calm Culture Clashes in Mixed Marriages
Having a foreign husband who can cook divine dishes from Yunnan helps bridge a cultural divide and reduce homesickness
The Upright Magistrates
The legends of Lord Bao and Official Hai Rui have served to preserve a legacy of social values that continue to awaken a sense of justice in younger generations
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