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Escape from the Land of Snows
Escape from the Land of Snows
Written by Stephan Talty, Read by Shishir Kurup
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ISBN: 9780739383797
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Escape from the Land of Snows
The Young Dalai Lama's Harrowing Flight to Freedom and the Making of a Spiritual Hero
Written by Stephan Talty
Read by Shishir Kurup


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: January 18, 2011
Price: $17.50

On the evening of March 17, 1959, as the people of Tibet braced for a violent power grab by Chinese occupiers—one that would forever wipe out any vestige of national sovereignty—the twenty-four-year-old Dalai Lama, Tibet’s political and spiritual leader, contemplated the impossible. The task before him was immense: to slip past... Read more >
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Escape from the Land of Snows
Escape from the Land of Snows
Written by Stephan Talty
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Escape from the Land of Snows
The Young Dalai Lama's Harrowing Flight to Freedom and the Making of a Spiritual Hero
Written by Stephan Talty


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: January 18, 2011
Price: $19.00

On the evening of March 17, 1959, as the people of Tibet braced for a violent power grab by Chinese occupiers—one that would forever wipe out any vestige of national sovereignty—the twenty-four-year-old Dalai Lama, Tibet’s political and spiritual leader, contemplated the impossible. The task before him was immense: to slip past... Read more >
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China's Great Leap
The Beijing Games and Olympian Human Rights Challenges
Edited by Minky Worden
Photographed by Ladir Van Lohuizen
Introduction by Nicholas Kristof


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $18.95

With contributions from some of the most well respected and experienced Chinese writers, journalists, and organizers, China’s Great Leap examines the People’s Republic of China as its government and 1.3 billion people prepare for the 2008 Olympic Games. When Beijing first sought the Games, China was still recovering from the upheavals... Read more >
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Escape from the Land of Snows
Escape from the Land of Snows
Written by Stephan Talty
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ISBN: 9780307460974
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Escape from the Land of Snows
The Young Dalai Lama's Harrowing Flight to Freedom and the Making of a Spiritual Hero
Written by Stephan Talty


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: December 28, 2010
Price: $12.99

On the evening of March 17, 1959, as the people of Tibet braced for a violent power grab by Chinese occupiers—one that would forever wipe out any vestige of national sovereignty—the twenty-four-year-old Dalai Lama, Tibet’s political and spiritual leader, contemplated the impossible. The task before him was immense: to slip past... Read more >
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The Long March
The Long March
Written by Sun Shuyun
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ISBN: 9780307487650
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The Long March
The True History of Communist China's Founding Myth
Written by Sun Shuyun


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: October 27, 2010
Price: $13.99

In The Long March, Sun Shuyun uncovers the true story behind the mythic march of Mao's soldiers across China, exposing the famine, disease, and desertion behind the legend.In 1934, in the midst of civil war, the Communist party and its 200,000 soldiers were forced from their bases by Chiang Kai-shek and... Read more >
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The China Reader
The China Reader
Written by Orville Schell, Edited by David Shambaugh
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ISBN: 9780307766229
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The China Reader
The Reform Era
Written by Orville Schell
Edited by David Shambaugh


Format: eBook, 576 pages
On Sale: October 6, 2010
Price: $13.99

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Perhaps no nation in recent history has undergone as total a transformation as China has in the past twenty-five years. For Chinese leaders, the death of Mao Zedong, the rise of Deng Xiaoping, and unprecedented economic growth have spawned new complexities. For the country's 1.3 billion citizens, changes have... Read more >
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Discos and Democracy
Discos and Democracy
Written by Orville Schell
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ISBN: 9780307767141
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Discos and Democracy
China in the Throes of Reform
Written by Orville Schell


Format: eBook, 408 pages
On Sale: October 6, 2010
Price: $14.99

In this arresting chronicle of one tumultuous year in China's love-hate relationship with the West, Orville Schell brings us a revealing analysis of the Chinese reform movement. Read more >
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Woman from Shanghai
Woman from Shanghai
Written by Xianhui Yang
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ISBN: 9780307390974
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Woman from Shanghai
Tales of Survival from a Chinese Labor Camp
Written by Xianhui Yang


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: August 24, 2010
Price: $16.00

In Woman from Shanghai, Xianhui Yang, one of China’s most celebrated and controversial writers, gives us a work of fact-based fiction that reveals firsthand—and for the first time in English—what life was like in one of Mao’s most notorious labor camps.

Between 1957 and 1960, nearly three thousand Chinese citizens were labeled... Read more >
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China Witness
China Witness
Written by Xinran
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ISBN: 9780307388537
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China Witness

Written by Xinran


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
On Sale: April 20, 2010
Price: $16.95

China Witness is a remarkable work of oral history that lets us see the cultural upheavals of the past century through the eyes of the Chinese who lived through them. 

Xinran, acclaimed author of The Good Women of China, traveled across China seeking out the nation’s grandparents and great-grandparents, the men... Read more >
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Lives of Confucius
Lives of Confucius
Written by Michael Nylan and Thomas Wilson
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ISBN: 9780307590220
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Lives of Confucius
Civilization's Greatest Sage Through the Ages
Written by Michael Nylan and Thomas Wilson


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: April 13, 2010
Price: $14.99

Confucius—“Master Kung” (551–479 BCE), the Chinese thinker and social philosopher—originated teachings that have deeply influenced Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Vietnamese thought and life over many centuries. His philosophy emphasized personal and governmental morality, justice, and appropriateness in social relationships. In time these values gained prom­inence in China over other doctrines, such... Read more >
Gong Hee Fot Choy Book of Fortune  revised
Gong Hee Fot Choy Book of Fortune revised
Written by Margarete Ward
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781587613395
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Gong Hee Fot Choy Book of Fortune revised
A Fortune-Telling Game
Written by Margarete Ward


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
On Sale: March 1, 2009
Price: $15.95

Foretell the future using a deck of regular playing cards and a divination game, which traces its origins to the principles of astrology and Chinese numerology.

The familiar Gong hee fot choy! means "greetings of riches," and confirms the ancient belief that life's odds are three-to-one in favor of prosperity over poverty... Read more >
China Witness
China Witness
Written by Xinran
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ISBN: 9780307378040
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China Witness
Voices from a Silent Generation
Written by Xinran


Format: eBook
On Sale: February 24, 2009
Price: $13.99

China Witness is a remarkable work of oral history that lets us see the cultural upheavals of the past century through the eyes of the Chinese who lived through them. 

Xinran, acclaimed author of The Good Women of China, traveled across China seeking out the nation’s grandparents and great-grandparents, the men... Read more >
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Feather in the Storm
Feather in the Storm
Written by Emily Wu and Larry Engelmann
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307484727
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Feather in the Storm
A Childhood Lost in Chaos
Written by Emily Wu and Larry Engelmann


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: January 16, 2009
Price: $13.99

Emily Wu’s account of her childhood under Mao opens on her third birthday, as she meets her father for the first time in a concentration camp. A well-known academic, her father had been designated an “ultra-rightist” and class enemy. As a result, Wu’s family would be torn apart and subjected to... Read more >
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Postcards from Tomorrow Square
Postcards from Tomorrow Square
Written by James Fallows
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ISBN: 9780307472625
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Postcards from Tomorrow Square
Reports from China
Written by James Fallows


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 6, 2009
Price: $13.99

“Americans need not be hostile toward China's rise, but they should be wary about its eventual effects. The United States is the only nation with the scale and power to try to set the terms of its interaction with China rather than just succumb. So starting now, Americans need to consider... Read more >
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A Bull in China
A Bull in China
Written by Jim Rogers
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ISBN: 9780812977486
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A Bull in China
Investing Profitably in the World's Greatest Market
Written by Jim Rogers


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: December 30, 2008
Price: $16.00

If the twentieth century was the American century, then the twenty-first century belongs to China. According to the one and only Jim Rogers, who’s been tracking the Chinese economy since he first went to China in 1984, any investor can get in on the ground floor of “the greatest economic boom... Read more >
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Postcards from Tomorrow Square
Postcards from Tomorrow Square
Written by James Fallows
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ISBN: 9780307456243
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Postcards from Tomorrow Square
Reports from China
Written by James Fallows


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: December 30, 2008
Price: $15.00

“Americans need not be hostile toward China's rise, but they should be wary about its eventual effects. The United States is the only nation with the scale and power to try to set the terms of its interaction with China rather than just succumb. So starting now, Americans need to consider... Read more >
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Firecrackers!
Firecrackers!
Written by Warren Dotz, Jack Mingo and George Moyer
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580089036
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Firecrackers!
An Eye-Popping Collection of Chinese Firework Art
Written by Warren Dotz, Jack Mingo and George Moyer


Format: Hardcover, 112 pages
On Sale: July 1, 2008
Price: $14.95

Firecrackers, sparklers, and rockets offer maximum flash for minimum cash, and over the years, manufacturers have created dazzling labels to hype their pyrotechnic products. FIRECRACKERS! pays tribute to this eye-popping art form, featuring some of the most vibrant and eccentric labels from the 1950s and 1960s. Conjuring memories of outdoor celebrations... Read more >
China's Great Leap
China's Great Leap
Edited by Minky Worden, Photographed by Ladir Van Lohuizen, Introduction by Nicholas Kristof
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583228432
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China's Great Leap
The Beijing Games and Olympian Human Rights
Edited by Minky Worden
Photographed by Ladir Van Lohuizen
Introduction by Nicholas Kristof


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2008
Price: $18.95

With contributions from some of the most well respected and experienced Chinese writers, journalists, and organizers, China’s Great Leap examines the People’s Republic of China as its government and 1.3 billion people prepare for the 2008 Olympic Games. When Beijing first sought the Games, China was still recovering from the upheavals... Read more >
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The Long March
The Long March
Written by Sun Shuyun
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307278319
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The Long March
The True History of Communist China's Founding Myth
Written by Sun Shuyun


Format: Trade Paperback, 306 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2008
Price: $17.00

In The Long March, Sun Shuyun uncovers the true story behind the mythic march of Mao's soldiers across China, exposing the famine, disease, and desertion behind the legend.In 1934, in the midst of civil war, the Communist party and its 200,000 soldiers were forced from their bases by Chiang Kai-shek and... Read more >
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Nixon and Mao
Nixon and Mao
Written by Margaret MacMillan
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ISBN: 9780812970579
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Nixon and Mao
The Week That Changed the World
Written by Margaret MacMillan


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
On Sale: March 11, 2008
Price: $17.00

With the publication of her landmark bestseller Paris 1919, Margaret MacMillan was praised as “a superb writer who can bring history to life” (The Philadelphia Inquirer). Now she brings her extraordinary gifts to one of the most important subjects today–the relationship between the United States and China–and one of the most... Read more >
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Feather in the Storm
Feather in the Storm
Written by Emily Wu and Larry Engelmann
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307276629
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Feather in the Storm
A Childhood Lost in Chaos
Written by Emily Wu and Larry Engelmann


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2008
Price: $17.95

Emily Wu’s account of her childhood under Mao opens on her third birthday, as she meets her father for the first time in a concentration camp. A well-known academic, her father had been designated an “ultra-rightist” and class enemy. As a result, Wu’s family would be torn apart and subjected to... Read more >
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Wild Grass
Wild Grass
Written by Ian Johnson
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307430250
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Wild Grass
Three Stories of Change in Modern China
Written by Ian Johnson


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

In Wild Grass, Pulitzer Prize—winning journalist Ian Johnson tells the stories of three ordinary Chinese citizens moved to extraordinary acts of courage: a peasant legal clerk who filed a class-action suit on behalf of overtaxed farmers, a young architect who defended the rights of dispossessed homeowners, and a bereaved woman who... Read more >
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Wuhu Diary
Wuhu Diary
Written by Emily Prager
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307430328
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Wuhu Diary
On Taking My Adopted Daughter Back to Her Hometown in China
Written by Emily Prager


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $9.99

In 1994 an American writer named Emily Prager met her new daughter LuLu. All she knew about her was that the baby had been born in Wuhu, a city in southern China, and left near a police station in her first three days of life. Her birth mother had left a... Read more >
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A Bull in China
A Bull in China
Written by Jim Rogers
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781588365972
Our Price: $11.99
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A Bull in China
Investing Profitably in the World's Greatest Market
Written by Jim Rogers


Format: eBook
On Sale: December 4, 2007
Price: $11.99

If the twentieth century was the American century, then the twenty-first century belongs to China. Now the one and only Jim Rogers shows how any investor can get in on the ground floor of “the greatest economic boom since England’s Industrial Revolution.”

In this indispensable new book, one of the world’s most... Read more >
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Inside China
Inside China
Written by National Geographic
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426201264
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Inside China

Written by National Geographic


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
On Sale: October 16, 2007
Price: $50.00

China's emergence as an economic and cultural giant reigns as a key international story of our time. In an unprecedented visual tour de force, National Geographic chronicles this astonishing ascent through some of the most eye-opening, evocative, and extraordinary pictures ever recorded of the enigmatic nation, past and present.

Exotic China... Read more >
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