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Palmer: The Book of Chuang Tzu. pb

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  • The Book of Chuang Tzu.
  • By:Tzu, Chuang (Zhuangzi); Palmer, Martin
  • Pb., 352 pages, illustrations, 201 x 132 mm.
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Napier: Barbarian Eye: Lord Napier in China, 1834. Hardback

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  • Barbarian Eye. Lord Napier in China, 1834. The Prelude to Hong Kong. Cloth
  • Priscilla Napier
  • 246 pages, 8 illustrations, appendix, epilogue, bibliography and index. 1995.

Nathan: Peking Politics 1918-1923: Factionalism and the Failure of Constitutionalism. Hardcover

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  • Peking Politics 1918-1923: Factionalism and the Failure of Constitutionalism. Hardcover
  • by Andrew Nathan
  • xix, 299 pages, 4 tables, 7 figures. 1998

Naughton: Growing Out of the Plan: Chinese Economic Reform 1978-1993. Paperback

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  • Growing Out of the Plan: Chinese Economic Reform 1978-1993. Paperback
  • by Barry Naughton
  • 379 pages, statitistical appendix, bibliography, index. 1997. A comprehensive study of China’s economic reforms, from their beginnings at the end of 1978 through the completion of many of the initial reform measures during 1993.

Naughton: The Chinese Economy: Transitions and Growth. Paperback

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  • Chinese Economy: Transitions and Growth. Paperback
  • by Barry Naughton. xvi, 528 pages. 2006

Nickel: Die Rückkehr des Buddha: Chinesische Skulpturen des 6. Jahrhunderts. Der Tempelfund von Qing Zhou. Gebunden

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  • Rückkehr des Buddha: Chinesische Skulpturen des 6. Jahrhunderts. Der Tempelfund von Qing Zhou. Katalog zur Ausstellung im Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, 2001, im Museum Rietberg, und in der Royal Academy of Arts. 30,5 cm. Gebunden
  • Herausgegeben von Lukas Nickel
  • 236 Seiten mit zahlreiche, meist farbigen, Abbildungen im Text und auf Tafeln. 2001

O'Brien: Popular Protest in China. Paperback

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  • Popular Protest in China. Paperback
  • Edited by Kevin J. O'Brien
  • 288 pages. 3 line illustrations, 1 table. 2008. Do our ideas about social movements travel successfully beyond the democratic West? Unrest in China offers a rare opportunity to explore this question and to consider how popular contention unfolds in places where speech and assembly are tightly controlled. The contributors to this volume, all prominent scholars, argue that ideas inspired by social movements elsewhere can help explain popular protest in China.

Ong: Men of Letters Within the Passes. Guanzhong Literati in Chinese History, 907 - 1911. Hardcover

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  • Men of Letters Within the Passes. Guanzhong Literati in Chinese History, 907 - 1911. Hardcover
  • Chang Woei Ong
  • xiv, 262 pages. 4 maps. 2008. This work examines how Guanzhong literati conceptualized three sets of relations: central/regional, “official” / “unofficial,” and national/local.

Overmyer: Religions of China: The World as a Living System. Paperback

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  • Religions of China: The World as a Living System. Paperback
  • Daniel L. Overmyer
  • 125 pages, map, chronology, glossary. 1998. This short work explains basic ideas and practices of Chinese religions in direct and simple language, with many examples and analogies for increased understanding.

Owen: The Late Tang. Chinese Poetry of the Mid-Ninth Century (827-860). Paperback

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  • Late Tang. Chinese Poetry of the Mid-Ninth Century (827-860). Harvard East Asian Monographs. Paperback
  • Stephen Owen. 596 pages. 2009. Focusing in particular on Du Mu, Li Shangyin, and Wen Tingyun, he analyzes the redirection of poetry that followed the deaths of the major poets of the High and Mid-Tang and the rejection of their poetic styles. The Late Tang, Owen argues, forces us to change our very notion of the history of poetry.

Page: Runes and Runic Inscriptions : Collected Essays on Anglo-Saxon and Viking Runes. Paperback

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  • Runes and Runic Inscriptions. Collected Essays on Anglo-Saxon and Viking Runes.
  • R.I.Page
  • Paperback, 364 pages, 1, black & white illustrations, 234 x 156 mm. How, where and why runes were used is still often mysterious; they continue to set puzzles for those who study them, among whom few are better known than the author of this book. Here he investigates evidence from Anglo-Saxon runic coins to Manx inscribed stones, including many of the known Anglo-Saxon runic inscriptions (notably the Ruthwell cross and the Franks casket) and manuscripts, and looks in passing at some Scandinavian material, both in Great Britain and elsewhere. In addition to these detailed descriptions of inscriptions, and of the runic futhorc, or alphabet, on which they are based, Page also considers wider issues on which runes throw light: magic, paganism and literacy.
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Pal: American Collectors of Asian Art. Cloth

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  • American Collectors of Asian Art. Cloth. 25x33 cm
  • edited by Pratapaditya Pal
  • 224 pages, with numerous colour and black-white illustrations. 1986

Paludan: Chronicle of the Chinese Emperors. The Reign -by- Reign Record of the Rulers of Imperial China. Pb

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  • Chronicle of the Chinese Emperors. The Reign-by-Reign Record of the Rulers of Imperial China.
  • by Ann Paludan
  • Paperback, 224 pages, bibliography, index, 126 color and 242 bw illustrations. 1998, 2008. Spanning over 2000 years, from the great First Emperor, buried with his terracotta army in the 3rd Century BC, to the last emperor, enthroned in the Forbidden City in 1911, this book details the lives and personalities of all 157 Chinese emperors

Pang-Mei: Bound Feet & Western Dress. A Memoir. Paperback

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  • Bound Feet and Western Dress. A Memoir. Paperback
  • By Pang-Mei Natasha Chang
  • 215 pages, illustrated with photo's. 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

Parker: Global Interactions in the Early Modern Age : 1400-1800. Paperback

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  • Global Interactions in the Early Modern Age : 1400-1800.
  • Parker, Charles H.
  • Paperback, 270 pages, 7 maps, 228 x 152 mm. Global Interactions in the Early Modern Age is an interdisciplinary introduction to cross-cultural encounters in the early modern age (1400-1800) and their influences on the development of world societies. In the aftermath of Mongol expansion across Eurasia, the unprecedented rise of imperial states in the early modern period set in motion interactions between people from around the world. These included new commercial networks, large-scale migration streams, global biological exchanges, and transfers of knowledge across oceans and continents. These in turn wove together the major regions of the world. In an age of extensive cultural, political, military, and economic contact, a host of individuals, companies, tribes, states, and empires were in competition. Yet they also cooperated with one another, leading ultimately to the integration of global space.
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Pas: Visions of Sukhavati. Shan-Tao's Commentary on the Kuan Wu-Liang-Shou-Fo Ching. Paperback

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  • Visions of Sukhavati. Shan-Tao's Commentary on the Kuan Wu-Liang-Shou-Fo Ching. Paperback
  • by Julian F. Pas / Shan Tao Sha Shi
  • xviii, 452 pages. illustrated, with notes, glossary, Chinese glossary, bibliography and index. 1995

Pavan: Der Gelbe Fluss. Die Seele Chinas. Hardcover, 25 x 26,5 cm

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  • Gelbe Fluss. Die Seele Chinas. Hardcover, 25 x 26,5 cm
  • Aldo Pavan
  • 272 Seiten, 210 Farbabbildungen. Er ist Chinas zweitlängster Fluss und mit 4.850 km der achtlängste Fluss der Welt. Anhand von faszinierenden Farbbildern gibt das Buch Einblicke in die große Vielfalt der Kulturen, Religionen und ethnischen Gruppen entlang des Flusses. Es behandelt nicht nur das klassische China (Xi’an mit seiner TerrakottaArmee), sondern auch weniger bekannte Gegenden wie die tibetanischen Plateaus, die mongolischen Wüsten, die buddhistischen Klöster und islamische Regionen.

Pearson: China's New Business Elite. The Political Consequences of Economic Reform. Paperback

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  • China's New Business Elite. The Political Consequences of Economic Reform. Paperback
  • by Margaret M. Pearson
  • 207 pages, appendices, bibliography, index. 2000

Peckham: Epidemics in Modern Asia. Pb

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  • Epidemics in Modern Asia
  • By:Peckham, Robert
  • Pb., 374 pages, 32 b/w illus. 4 maps, 228 x 152 mm.
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Pei-yi: The Confucian's Progress. Autobiographical Writings in Traditional China. Cloth

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  • Confucian's Progress. Autobiographical Writings in Traditional China. Cloth
  • by Pei-yi Wu
  • xii, 283 pages, with 3 appendixes, glossary of important Chinese names and terms, bibliography and index. 1990

Pempel: Remapping East Asia: The Construction of a Region. Paperback

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  • Remapping East Asia: The Construction of a Region. Paperback
  • edited by T. J. Pempel
  • xii, 315 pages. 2005

Perry: Shanghai on Strike: The Politics of Chinese Labor. Paperback

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  • Shanghai on Strike: The Politics of Chinese Labor
  • by Elizabeth J. Perry
  • 327 pages, 3 appendices, character list, notes and an index, illustrated. 1995

Porter: The People's Doctor. George Hatem and China's Revolution. Paperback

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  • People's Doctor. George Hatem and China's Revolution. Paperback
  • by Edgar A. Porter
  • xii, 342 pages,  12 pages of plates, with notes, index. 1997

Qian: The First Emperor. Selections from the Historical Records. Paperback

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  • The First Emperor. Selections from the Historical Records
  • Sima Qian, Raymond Dawson (translator)
  • Paperback, 208 pages, 1 map, 196 x 129 mm
  • Sima Qian recounts the building of the Great Wall, the 'burning of the books', and the construction of the First Emperor's magnificent tomb, a tomb now world famous since the discovery of the terracotta warriors in 1974. Sima Qian's love of anecdote ensures that his history is never dull, and Raymond Dawson's fluent translation captures his lively and vivid style.
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Ravenhill: APEC and the Construction of Pacific Rim Regionalism. Paperback

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  • APEC and the Construction of Pacific Rim Regionalism. Paperback
  • John Ravenhill
  • xii, 294 pages, 8 tables. 2002. In this timely book, John Ravenhill examines the reasons for APEC’s establishment, its evolution, and the causes of its failures. His conclusions address central questions in international relations about international collaboration and regionalism.

Rawski: The Last Emperors. A Social History of Qing Imperial Institutions. Paperback

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  • Last Emperors. A Social History of Qing Imperial Institutions. Paperback
  • by Evelyn S. Rawski
  • xii, 481 pages with appendix, notes, bibliography and glossary-index, 3 maps, 3 charts, 18 tables. 1997

Reid: Confucius Lives Next Door: What Living in the East Teaches Us About Living in the West. Paperback

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  • Confucius Lives Next Door: What Living in the East Teaches Us About Living in the West. Paperback
  • by T. R. Reid
  • 276 pages. 2000

Rey Chow: Primitive Passions. Visuality, Sexuality, Ethnography, and Contemporary Chinses Cinema. Paperback

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  • Primitive Passions: Visuality, Sexuality, Ethnography, and Contemporary Chinese Cinema. Paperback.
  • By Rey Chow
  • xiv, 252 pages. 1995

Rhoads: Manchus and Han. Paperback

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  • Manchus & Han: Ethnic Relations and Political Power in Late Qing and Early Republican China, 1861 - 1928. Paperback
  • by Edward J.M. Rhoads
  • 404 pages, 14 illustrations, glossary, bibliography, index. 2001. Rhoads writes a detailed political history of China in the late 19th and early 20th century from the unusual premise that Manchu and Han ethnicity were a crucial factor. The Qing dynasty was a hereditary Manchu caste; the reformers who overthrew them were Han.

Ristaino: Port of Last Resort: The Diaspora Communities of Shanghai. Cloth

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  • Port of Last Resort: The Diaspora Communities of Shanghai. Cloth
  • by Marcia Reynders Ristaino
  • xviii, 369 pages, 27 illustrations, 2 map. 2002. This book examines two large and generally overlooked diaspora communities, one Jewish and the other Slavic, which found refuge in Shanghai during the period 1900-1950. The author describes their different experiences and responses to the severe political, social, economic, and cultural challenges they faced as they struggled to survive and build a life in this Chinese open port.

Robinet: Taoism. Growth of a Religion. Paperback

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  • Taoism. Growth of a Religion. Paperback
  • by Robinet, Isabelle / Brooks, Phyllis
  • xx, 296 pages. 1997

Rofel: Other Modernities: Gendered Yearnings in China after Socialism.. Paperback

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  • Other Modernities: Gendered Yearnings in China after Socialism. Paperback
  • by Lisa Rofel
  • xvi, 330 pages, with 3 photo's and 2 maps, notes, bibliography and index, 1998

Rojas: The Naked Gaze: Reflections on Chinese Modernity. Hardcover

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  • Naked Gaze: Reflections on Chinese Modernity. Hardcover
  • by Carlos Rojas
  • xii, 330 pages. 5 halftones, 15 color illustrations. 2008. This is a study of visuality in early modern and modern China. Its focus, however, is not so much on imagery per se but rather on how vision itself has been conceived, imagined, and deployed in a variety of discursive contexts.

Ronan 3: The Shorter Science and Civilisation in China. Volume 3. Paperback

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  • Shorter Science and Civilisation in China. Volume 3. An Abridgement of J.Needham's Original Text. Paperback
  • Colin A. Ronan
  • 320 pages. 1986. Chinese contributions to nautical science and technology. The book opens with an examination of what is perhaps the greatest single contribution of Chinese civilisation to nautical science, the magnetic compass. Chapters on navigation, nautical history, and voyages and discoveries, together with design and methods of construction of Chinese shipping. Chapter on nautical technology in war and peace.

Ronan 4: The Shorter Science and Civilisation in China. Volume 4. Paperback

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  • Shorter Science and Civilisation in China. Volume 4. An Abridgement of J. Needham's Original Text. Engineers, Basic Mechanical Principles and Types of Machine, Land Transport, Clockwork, Windmills, Aeronautics. Paperback
  • by Colin A. Ronan
  • 350 pages, with illustrations, index, description. 1994

Ronan 5: The Shorter Science and Civilisation in China. Volume 5. Paperback

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  • Shorter Science and Civilisation in China. Volume 5. An Abridgement of J.Needham's Original Text. Paperback
  • Colin A. Ronan
  • 380 pages, 8 tables. 1995. This fifth volume of Ronan’s abridgement of Needham’s monumental work is concerned with the staggering civil engineering feats made in early and medieval China. No other country did more, both as to scale and skill, than China.

Ropp: China in World History. Paperback

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  • China in World History.
  • Paul S. Ropp
  • Paperback, 208 pages, 20 black and white illustrations, 5 maps, 234 x 156 mm.

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Ropp: Heritage of China: Contemporary Perspectives on Chinese Civilization. Paperback

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  • Heritage of China: Contemporary Perspectives on Chinese Civilization. Paperback
  • Paul S. Ropp, editor
  • xxi, 369 pages, appendixes and index. 1990

Rosenheim: Welt des Buddha. Frühe Stätten buddhistischer Kunst in Indien. 22,7x28 cm; gebunden

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  • Welt des Buddha. Frühe Stätten buddhistischer Kunst in Indien. 22,7x28 cm; gebunden
  • Bernd Rosenheim
  • 211 Seiten, 233 Farb- und 78 SW Abbildungen. 2006. Zunächst Behausung wandernder Asketen und Bettelmönche, erfuhr die rohe Wohnhöhle eine Entwicklung, die zu Gipfelleistungen der Weltkunst führte. Die Bildhauer-Architekten schlugen ganze Kathedralen aus dem Fels, vergleichbar nur noch mit einigen Höhlentempeln Altägyptens.

Rossabi: Governing China's Multiethnic Frontiers. Paperback

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  • Governing China's Multiethnic Frontiers. Paperback
  • edited by  Morris Rossabi
  • viii, 296 pages. 2004. American and Norwegian specialists overview state relations with the minority peoples since the founding of the People's Republic in 1949, and analyze the present status of these relations. The seven essays were delivered at a 2001 conference in Washington DC; they do not include those suggesting policy alternatives for the US if crises should erupt in a minority region.

Rowe: Saving the World: Chen Hongmou and Elite Consciousness in Eighteenth-Century China. Cloth

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  • Saving the World: Chen Hongmou and Elite Consciousness in Eighteenth-Century China. Cloth
  • William T. Rowe. xii, 601 pages, 14 illustrations. 2001. Rowe examines his life as a window into the views Qing officials had of the perfect world and their role in attempting to achieve it. Because the role of the Qing statesmen came to be seen as the model for succeeding generations of Chinese statesmen, Rowe feels that the study of their world views offers a valuable window into the values of Chinese statecraft.

Roy: The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei. Volume 1: The Gathering. Paperback

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  • Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei.. Volume 1:  The Gathering. Paperback
  • translated by David Tod Roy
  • 610 pages, 40 illustrations, 2 appendixes, notes, bibliography, index. 1997

Roy: The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei. Volume 5: The Dissolution. Hardback

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  • The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei. Volume Five: The Dissolution.
  • David Tod Roy (tr.)
  • Hardback, 624 pages, 40 line illus., 229 x 152 mm.
The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin Ping Mei. Volume Five. E36,50

Roy: The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'Ing Mei: Volume 2: The Rivals. Paperback

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  • Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'Ing Mei: Volume 2: The Rivals. Paperback
  • by Xiaoxiaosheng / David Tod Roy (Translation)
  • lxix, 646 pages. 2001, 2006

Roy: The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei: Volume 3: The Aphrodisiac. Cloth

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  • Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei: Volume 3: The Aphrodisiac.
  • translated by David Tod Roy
  • Cloth, lxviii, 722 pages. 2006

Roy: The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei: Volume 3: The Aphrodisiac. Paperback

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  • Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei: Volume 3: The Aphrodisiac.
  • translated by David Tod Roy
  • Paperback, lxviii, 722 pages.
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Roy: The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei: Volume 4: The Climax. Cloth

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  • The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei
  • David Tod Roy 2011
  • Hardback, 1016 pages, 40 line illus., 229 x 152 mm
  • This is the fourth and penultimate volume in David Roy's celebrated translation of one of the most famous and important novels in Chinese literature.
Roy: The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin Ping Mei: Volume 4: The Climax. Gebonden €44,00

Ruf: Cadres and Kin. Making a Socialist Village in West China,1921-1991. Cloth

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  • Cadres and Kin. Making a Socialist Village in West China, 1921-1991. Cloth
  • by Gregory A. Ruf
  • xvii, 249 pages, with 5 maps, 6 figures, 3 tables, 8 photos. 1998

Saich: Governance and Politics of China. 2nd edition. Paperback

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  • Governance and Politics of China. 2nd edition. Paperback
  • by Tony Saich
  • 408 pages. 2004
  • This text by an academic authority, who has also lived and worked in China, provides a thorough introduction to all aspects of politics and governance in post Mao China.

Sarma: Buddhist Monuments of China and South-East India. Cloth

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  • Buddhist Monuments of China and South-East India: South Indian influences in Chinese Architecture. Cloth. 23x28 cm
  • by I. K. Sarma
  • 115 pages with text, 47 plates, 8 maps. 1985 (published in India, poor quality of the photographs)