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China's Homeless Generation: Voices from the veterans of the Chinese Civil War, 1940s-1990s
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China’s Homeless Generation: Voices from the veterans of the Chinese Civil War, 1940s-1990s

China’s Homeless Generation is a study of nearly two million Chinese who were displaced from home in Mainland China to the island of Taiwan.

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Capitalism Without Democracy
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Capitalism Without Democracy

Over the past three decades, China has undergone a historic transformation. Once illegal, its private business sector now comprises 30 million businesses employing more than 200 million people and accounting for half of China’s Gross Domestic Product.

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Unruly Gods: Divinity and Society in China
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Unruly Gods: Divinity and Society in China

“Unruly Gods: Divinity and Society in China is the first study in English to offer a systematic introduction to the Chinese pantheon of divinities.

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War and Nationalism in China, 1925-1945
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War and Nationalism in China, 1925-1945

In 1937, the Nationalists under Chiang Kaishek were leading the Chinese war effort against Japan and were lauded in the West for their efforts to transform China into an independent and modern nation; yet this image was quickly tarnished.

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Lonely Planet South-West China
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South-West China

From Tibetan turquoise lakes to sublime karst landscapes, the south-west is China’s most colourful and traveller-friendly region.

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The Retreat of the Elephants
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The Retreat of the Elephants

This is the first environmental history of China during the three thousand years for which there are written records.

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China's Unequal Treaties
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China’s Unequal Treaties

This study, based on primary sources, deals with the linguistic development and polemical uses of the expression Unequal Treaties, which refers to the treaties China signed between 1842 and 1946.

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China's Environmental Challenges
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China’s Environmental Challenges

China’s huge environmental challenges are significant for us all. They affect not only the health and well-being of China but the very future of the planet.

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Myths and Legends of China
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Myths and Legends of China

This highly readable and well-illustrated compilation includes fascinating Chinese myths about gods, stars, water, fire, plus tales about the goddess of mercy, the guardian of the gate of heaven, and many other legends.

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China in War and Revolution, 1895-1949
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China in War and Revolution, 1895-1949

Providing historical insights essential to the understanding of contemporary China, this text presents a nation’s story of trauma and growth during the early twentieth century.

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