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Richard Bernstein has been a reporter, culture critic, and commentator for more than thirty years. He was a foreign correspondent in Asia and Europe for Time magazine and The New York Times, and was the first Beijing bureau chief for Time. He is the author of many books on Chinese and Asian themes, among them The Coming Conflict with China and Ultimate Journey, the latter of which was a New York Times Best Book of the Year. He is also the author of Out of the Blue: A Narrative of September 11, 2001, which was named by The Boston Globe as one of the seven best books of 2002. He lives in...

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China 1945
Mao's Revolution and America's Fateful Choice
Written by Richard Bernstein


Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 4, 2014
Price: $30.00

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China 1945
Mao's Revolution and America's Fateful Choice
Written by Richard Bernstein


Format: eBook, 464 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 4, 2014
Price: $14.99

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The Coming Conflict with China

Written by Richard Bernstein and Ross H. Munro


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 3, 1998
Price: $14.00

From two former Beijing bureau chiefs with long experience in Asian affairs comes a clear-eyed and uncompromising look at the potentially disastrous collision course now taking shape in U.S.-China relations. Bent on dominating Asia, China has the third-largest nuclear delivery arsenal in the world and recent confrontations between Chinese and American... Read more >

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Dictatorship of Virtue
How the Battle Over Multiculturalism Is Reshaping Our Schools, Our Country, and Our Lives
Written by Richard Bernstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 396 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 29, 1995
Price: $19.95

Bernstein offers an examination of multiculturalism--from its noble roots to the abuses and excesses that he sees being perpetrated in its name. Dictatorship of Virtue takes us to the front lines of this war for America's intellectual future: battles of school curricula, local legislation, college reading lists, censorship and freedom of... Read more >

The East, the West, and Sex
A History of Erotic Encounters
Written by Richard Bernstein


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 2, 2009
Price: $13.99

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The East, the West, and Sex
A History
Written by Richard Bernstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 27, 2010
Price: $16.00

In this wide-ranging history, Richard Bernstein explores the connection between sex and power as it has played out between Eastern cultures and the Western explorers, merchants, and conquerors who have visited them. This illuminating book describes the historical and ongoing encounter between these travelers and the morally ambiguous opportunities they found... Read more >
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A Girl Named Faithful Plum
The True Story of a Dancer from China and How She Achieved Her Dream
Written by Richard Bernstein


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
On Sale: September 13, 2011
Price: $7.99

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A Girl Named Faithful Plum
The True Story of a Dancer from China and How She Achieved Her Dream
Written by Richard Bernstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Yearling
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $7.99

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A Girl Named Faithful Plum
The True Story of a Dancer from China and How She Achieved Her Dream
Written by Richard Bernstein


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
On Sale: September 13, 2011
Price: $15.99

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Ultimate Journey
Retracing the Path of an Ancient Buddhist Monk Who Crossed Asia in Search of Enlightenment
Written by Richard Bernstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 5, 2002
Price: $14.00

Richard Bernstein, Time magazine’s first Beijing bureau chief and currently a New York Times book critic, has written a profoundly original account of a journey that is as much a spiritual and intellectual odyssey as it is a physical one.

In 629, the great Buddhist monk Hsuan Tsang set out across Asia... Read more >
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