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The Badlands: Decadent Playground of Old Peking: Penguin Special
The Badlands: Decadent Playground of Old Peking: Penguin Special Paul French
An evocative account of the infamous nightlife district of pre-communist Beijing, from the internationally acclaimed author of Midnight in Peking.
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The Siege of Tsingtao: The only battle of the First World War to be fought in East Asia: how it came about and why its aftermath is still relevant today: Penguin Specials
The Siege of Tsingtao: The only battle of the First World War to be fought in East Asia: how it came about and why its aftermath is still relevant today: Penguin Specials Jonathan Fenby
In The Siege of Tsingtao, the first of the Penguin China Specials on the First World War, celebrated historian Jonathan Fenby examines the causes of the battle, the ulterior motives for it, and the path it helped set East Asia on for decades to come.
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Getting Stuck in For Shanghai: Putting the Kibosh on the Kaiser from theBund: The British at Shanghai and the Great War: Penguin Specials
Getting Stuck in For Shanghai: Putting the Kibosh on the Kaiser from theBund: The British at Shanghai and the Great War: Penguin Specials Robert Bickers
In this First World War Special, historian Robert Bickers explores the contradictions, patriotic fervour and battlefield experiences of the largest contingent of Shanghai Britons to fight the Kaiser's forces in Europe.
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Picnics Prohibited: Diplomacy in a Chaotic China during the First World War: Penguin Specials
Picnics Prohibited: Diplomacy in a Chaotic China during the First World War: Penguin Specials Frances Wood
At the time of the First World War, the Chinese republic was in its infancy. It had joined a number of international organizations and ratified the Hague Conventions, but found its diplomatic efforts hampered by its young, inexperienced leadership, its factional and . . .
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Betrayal in Paris: How the Treaty of Versailles Led to China's Long Revolution: Penguin Specials
Betrayal in Paris: How the Treaty of Versailles Led to China's Long Revolution: Penguin Specials Paul French
In this First World War China Special Paul French explores China's betrayal by the West, the charismatic advocates it sent to the conference and the hugely significant May Fourth Movement that resulted from the treaty.
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England's Yellow Peril: Sinophobia and the Great War: Penguin Specials
England's Yellow Peril: Sinophobia and the Great War: Penguin Specials Anne Witchard
As England suffered heavy casualties at the front during World War One, the nation closed ranks against outsiders at home. England sought to reaffirm its racial dominance at the heart of the empire, and the Chinese in London became the principal scapegoat for anti-foreign sentiment.
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From the Tsar's Railway to the Red Army: The Experience of Chinese Labourers in Russia during the First World War and Bolshevik Revolution: Penguin Specials
From the Tsar's Railway to the Red Army: The Experience of Chinese Labourers in Russia during the First World War and Bolshevik Revolution: Penguin Specials Mark O'Neill
It is a little known fact that during the First World War Russia received the majority of Chinese wartime labourers working overseas. Despite assurances that they would not be involved in the war, thousands of Chinese workers dug trenches and carried ammunition for troops on the Eastern Front under brutal conditions.
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What's Wrong with Diplomacy?: The Future of Diplomacy and the Case of China and the UK: Penguin Specials
What's Wrong with Diplomacy?: The Future of Diplomacy and the Case of China and the UK: Penguin Specials Kerry Brown
What's Wrong With Diplomacy? is a call to arms and a probing indictment of diplomacy's failure to adapt to a changing world.
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The People's Bard: How China Made Shakespeare its Own: Penguin Specials
The People's Bard: How China Made Shakespeare its Own: Penguin Specials Nancy Pellegrini
The story of Shakespeare in China is one of cultural blending and reinvention. Peopled by devoted evangelists, theatre directors and dogged interpreters intent on bridging divisions of language and politics, it tracks the trajectory of modern Chinese history and the development of theatre arts
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Beethoven in China: The People's Republic: Penguin Specials
Beethoven in China: The People's Republic: Penguin Specials Jindong Cai, Sheila Melvin, Jindong Cai and Sheila Melvin
At the turn of the twentieth century, students returning from abroad brought Beethoven to China. The composer's perseverance in the face of adversity and his musical genius resonated in a nation searching for a way forward.
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A Billion Voices: China's Search for a Common Language: Penguin Specials
A Billion Voices: China's Search for a Common Language: Penguin Specials David Moser
David Moser tells the remarkable story of China's language unification agenda and its controversial relationship with modern politics, challenging our conceptions of what it means to speak and be Chinese.
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City of Protest: A Recent History of Dissent in Hong Kong: Penguin Specials
City of Protest: A Recent History of Dissent in Hong Kong: Penguin Specials Antony Dapiran
An insightful exploration of the historical and social stimuli and implications of civil disobedience, City of Protest offers a compelling look at the often-fraught relationship between politics and belonging, and a city’s struggle to assert itself.
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Badlands: Penguin Special
Badlands: Penguin Special Paul French
An evocative account of the infamous nightlife district of pre-communist Beijing, from the internationally acclaimed author of Midnight in Peking.
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Cathay: Ezra Pound's Orient: Penguin Specials
Cathay: Ezra Pound's Orient: Penguin Specials Ira Nadel
Published in 1915, Cathay, Pound's collection of fourteen experimental translations of classic Chinese poems, was a groundbreaking work that set the stage for a new-found East in the West.
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Dear Hong Kong: An Elegy For A City: Penguin Specials
Dear Hong Kong: An Elegy For A City: Penguin Specials Xu Xi
Xu Xi’s body of work witnesses her turbulent love affair with her home-city of Hong Kong. In this probing memoir, she unravels her recently finalised decision to leave the city for good.
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The Silver Way: China, Spanish America and the birth of globalisation 1565-1815: Penguin Specials
The Silver Way: China, Spanish America and the birth of globalisation 1565-1815: Penguin Specials Peter Gordon, Juan Jose Morales
Long before London and New York rose to international prominence, a trading route was discovered between Spanish America and China that ushered in a new era of globalisation.
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Generation HK: Seeking Identity in China’s Shadow: Penguin Specials
Generation HK: Seeking Identity in China’s Shadow: Penguin Specials Ben Bland
Teenage activists turned politicians, multi-millionaire super tutors and artists fighting censorship – these are the stories of Generation HK.
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