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Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812988116
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - May 11th, 2021

A gripping portrait of modern Tibet told through the lives of its people, from the bestselling author of Nothing to Envy.

“You simply cannot understand China without reading Barbara Demick on Tibet.”—Evan Osnos, author of Age of Ambition 


The Last Kings of Shanghai: The Rival Jewish Dynasties That Helped Create Modern China Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735224438
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Published: Penguin Books - June 1st, 2021

"In vivid detail... examines the little-known history of two extraordinary dynasties."--The Boston Globe

"Not just a brilliant, well-researched, and highly readable book about China's past, it also reveals the contingencies and ironic twists of fate in China's modern history."--LA Review of Books


China's Civilian Army: The Making of Wolf Warrior Diplomacy Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780197513705
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - June 10th, 2021

The untold story of China's rise as a global superpower, chronicled through the diplomatic shock troops that connect Beijing to the world.


Drawing on the Inside: Kowloon Walled City 1985 Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9789887963974
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Published: Blacksmith Books - June 7th, 2021

Imagine an illegally built mini-city formed of multiple 12-storey blocks, taking up only the area of a sports stadium but home to 60,000 people. What was it like living in the most densely populated place on Earth? Intrepid 22-year-old artist Fiona Hawthorne spent three months inside the notorious Walled City of Kowloon, an apparent no-go area right in the heart of bustling Hong Kong.


The Party and the People: Chinese Politics in the 21st Century Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780691186641
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Published: Princeton University Press - May 25th, 2021

How the Chinese Communist Party maintains its power by both repressing and responding to its people


Superpower Interrupted: The Chinese History of the World Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781541788336
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Published: PublicAffairs - May 11th, 2021

This global history as the Chinese would write it gives brilliant and unconventional insights for understanding China's role in the world, especially the drive to Make China Great Again.


Stronger: Adapting America’s China Strategy in an Age of Competitive Interdependence Cover Image
$27.50
ISBN: 9780300251258
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Published: Yale University Press - March 9th, 2021

An examination of how America can strengthen its approach to China by building on its existing advantages

“This book is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding how the United States can renew its advantages in its competition with China.”—Ambassador Susan E. Rice, former U.S.


Swimming to Freedom: My Escape from China and the Cultural Revolution Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781419751509
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Published: Abrams Press - April 27th, 2021

A deeply personal, heart-wrenching memoir of the author's upbringing in Communist China during the Cultural Revolution and his tenacious flight to freedom against all odds

When Kent Wong was a young boy, his father, a patriotic Chinese official in the customs office in Hong Kong, joined an insurrection at work and returned with the family to the newly established People&rsqu


Empire of Silver: A New Monetary History of China Cover Image
By Jin Xu, Stacy Mosher (Translated by)
$30.00
ISBN: 9780300250046
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Published: Yale University Press - February 23rd, 2021

A thousand-year history of how China’s obsession with silver influenced the country’s financial well-being, global standing, and political stability

"A wonderful book for understanding one thousand years of Chinese monetary history."--Debin Ma, Hitotsubashi University

This revelatory account of the ways in which silver shaped Chinese histo


The Perfect Police State: An Undercover Odyssey into China's Terrifying Surveillance Dystopia of the Future Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781541757035
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Published: PublicAffairs - June 29th, 2021

 A riveting investigation into how a restive region of China became the site of a nightmare Orwellian social experiment—the definitive police state—and the global technology giants that made it possible
 

Blocked from facts and truth, under constant surveillance, surrounded by a hostile alien police force: Xinjiang’s Uyghur population has become a curse


Shanghai Acrobat: A True Story of Courage and Perseverance from Revolutionary China Cover Image
By Jinging Xue, Bo Ai (Translator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781948062749
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Published: Apollo Publishers - May 18th, 2021

An artfully-wrought memoir of an orphan boy who became a world-famous acrobat under the thumb of China's Communist regime.


China and Japan: Facing History Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780674251458
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Published: Belknap Press - June 1st, 2021