Ling. Introduction by Tani E. Barlow. Boston : Beacon Press, c1989.
This book is a collection of the famous woman novelist Ding Ling whose first successful story was “Miss Sophie’s Diary,” which is included in this collection. Barrett, David, and Larry Shyu. Chinese Collaboration with Japan, 1932-1945: the
Limits of Accommodation. Stanford University Press, 2001.
Comprehensive treatment of Sino-Japanese collaboration (1937-45) at the level of both state and society.
Bays, Daniel. Christianity in China: From the Eighteenth Century to the Present.
Stanford University Press, 1996.
A rich view of one of China’s smallest minorities, the Christians. Biggerstaff, Knight. Nanking Letters. Cornell University Press, 1979, 1999.
Written between Apr. and Aug.1949, a first hand account of Nanking before, during and immediately after the Communist takeover.
Brownell, Susan, Jeffrey Wasserstrom, eds. Chinese Femininities, Chinese Masculinities, A Reader. University of California Press, 2002.
An assembly of paired essays on matching male and female gender issues.
Brook, Timothy, and Bob Wakabayashi, eds. Opium Regimes: China, Britain, and Japan, 1839-1952. University of California Press, 2000.
It integrates the research of sixteen scholars to show that opium trade was not purely a British operation but involved Chinese merchants, state agents, and Japanese imperialists as well. Buruma, Ian. Bad Elements, Chinese Rebels from Los Angeles to Beijing. Random House (Vintage), 2002.
Buruma takes the reader with him on a deeply personal quest: why is it that, in the face of overwhelming state power, some Chinese consistently refuse to live in the Lie? What does their cussedness tell us about the meaning of being Chinese? And can the roots of their individual acts of courage be traced either to their religious faith, or their belief in science? Can, Xue. (contemporary, post 1949 novel) The Hut on the Mountain," and "Dialogues in Paradise."
Chang, Natasha Peng-Mei. Bound Feet and Western Dress. New York: Anchor Books, 1996.
A biography of Zhang Youyi, the author’s aunt and wife of the famous Chinese poet Xu Zhimo, on how she survived divorce, attended school and finally making it to a senior position in a bank. Her life reflected modern Chinese women’s struggles for higher social status.
Chinoy, Mike. China Live: People Power and the Television Revolution. Rowman & Littlefield, 1999.
Cochran, Sherman. Encountering Chinese Networks: Western, Japanese, and Chinese Corporations in China, 1880-1937. University of California Press, 2000.
Discussion of how businesses tried to retain control of corporate hierarchies while adapting to local social networks through adjustments to dramatic changes in Chinese society, politics, and foreign affairs.
Dai, Shijie. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress. Random House, 2002.
An enchanting tale of two hapless city boys exiled to a remote mountain village for reeducation during the Cultural Revolution.
Davis, Deborah ed. The Consumer Revolution in Urban China. University of California Press, 1999.
The definitive book on China’s consumer revolution. The volume examines how, during the past decade of market reform, China’s growing private consumerism is replacing the Maoist egalitarian society oriented toward goods provided publicly or in the workplace….The emphasis is on the power, status, and affluence these goods and services signal in a society stratified by increasing income inequalities.
Diamant, Neil J. Revolutionizing the Family: Politics, Love, and Divorce in Urban and Rural China, 1949-1968. University of California Press, 2000.
Entwisle, Barbara, and Gail Henderson, eds. Re-Drawing Boundaries: Work, Households, and Gender in China. University of California Press, 2000.
Representing the culmination of more than a decade of empirical research in post-Mao China, this collection of essays explores changes in the nature of work in relation to changes in households, migration patterns, and gender roles during an era of economic reform.
Esherick, Joseph. Remaking the Chinese City: Modernity and National Identity, 1900-1950. University of Hawaii Press, 2000.
Evans, Harriet and Stephanie Donald. Picturing Power in the People’s Republic of China: Posters of the Cultural Revolution. Rowman & Littlefield, 1999.
Fairbank, John King, and Ssu-yu Teng. China's response to the West; a documentary survey, 1839-1923. Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1954.
A collection of documents from various aspects of Chinese life focusing on why and how to modernize China.
Fairbank. Chinabound : a fifty-year memoir. New York : Harper & Row,
A memoir of the first and most famous modern China specialist in the U.S., on his life in China before 1950.Vivid descriptions of many aspects of China. Fogel, Joshua, ed. The Nanjing Massacre in History and Historiography. University of California Press, 2000.
A debate rages among historians over the casualties of the Nanjing Massacre in 1937, in which Japanese troops may have slaughtered up to 300,000 Chinese civilians. But this volume shows that the even bigger story is how the “Rape of Nanjing” shaped the national identities of China and Japan.
Ha, Jin. The Crazed. Random House (Pantheon), 2002.
A novel exploring the perennial conflicts between convention and individualism, integrity and pragmatism, loyalty and betrayal. Lee, Leo Ou-fan. Shanghai Modern: the Flowering of a New Urban Culture in China, 1930-1945. Harvard University Press, 1999.
Extensive coverage of Shanghai cinema, popular magazines, and popular writers in republican China Li, Cheng. Rediscovering China: Dynamics and Dilemmas of Reform. Rowman & Littlefield, 1997.
Li, Cheng. China’s Leaders: the New Generation. Rowman & Littlefield, 2001.
Provides a clear sense of the generational change currently underway in the Chinese leadership.
Lindau, Huan and Timothy Cheek. Market Economics and Political Change: Comparing China and Mexico. Rowman & Littlefield, 1998 (paper).
Link, Perry, Richard Madsen, and Paul Pickowicz, Popular China: Unofficial Culture in a Globalizing Society. Rowman & Littlefield, 2001.
The book shows how economic and social changes caused by globalization, in combination with the continuing Party dictatorship, have presented ordinary Chinese with a new array of moral and cultural challenges that have changed the face of China.
Liu, Xin. In One’s Own Shadow: An Ethnographic Account of the Condition of Post-reform Rural China. University of California Press, 2000.
An unflinching yet sympathetic view of people trapped in a broad national transformation that is not of their own making. The characters and strategies that emerge from this study are important, troubling, unforgettable.
Liu, Xiuwu. Jumping into the Sea: From Academics to Entrepreneurs in South China. Rowman & Littlefield, 2001.
Liu brings the adventure and uncertainty of [China’s]changing business environment to life as he narrates on intriguing and important tale about the founding of a new Chinese enterprise.
Ma, Jian. Red Dust: A Path Through China. Random House (Anchor), 2002.
A remarkable picture of a country in meltdown between communism and capitalism. Saich, Tony. Governance and Politics of China. Palgrave, 2002.
Salisbury, Harrison. The Long March. Journalist Salisbury retook the 6,000 mile long march that the Chinese Communists took in tactical retreat from the pursuit of the Nationalists in 1934-35 to write this book.
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Solinger, Dorothy. Contesting Citizenship in Urban China: Peasant Migrants, the State, and the Logic of the Market. University of California Press, 1999.
There is no better book than this for readers who want a single volume that underscores both the dynamics and ambiguities of Chinese reforms.
Spence, Jonathan D. The Gate of Heavenly Peace : the Chinese and their revolution, 1895-1980. New York : Viking Press, 1981.
Spence, an old China specialist, gives a complex account of the Chinese intellectuals and Chinese politics in the late 19th-early 20th centuries. Spence, Jonathan D. To change China : Western advisers in China, 1620-1960. Stapleton, Kristin. Civilizing Chengdu: Chinese Urban Reform, 1895-1937. Harvard University Press, 2000.
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Based on a quarter century of interviews with farmers and rural officials from various parts of China, this book tracks the extraordinary changes that have swept the countryside from the Mao era through the Deng era to the Jiang era (from the 1960s-1990s). It explores these changes from the multiple perspectives of political, social and economic transformation, showing how each impacts upon the others.
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Wang, Ping. Aching for Beauty: Footbinding in China. Random House (Anchor), 2002.
Wang, Zheng. Women and the Chinese Enlightenment. University of California Press, 1999.
Excellent introduction to the Chinese feminisms in the New Culture Movement (1915-25).
Wang, Anyi.Baotown, translated by Martha Avery. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, c1985.
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A historical and bibliographical study of the reception and interpretation of Freud’s ideas in China and an analysis of the use of these ideas in literature and literary criticism.
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This book covers Shanghai cinema as a vital force in Shanghai culture in republican China
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Includes goals for children, techniques and arenas of training, kindergartens and day nurseries, and the world view presented to the child.
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The author of The Remains of the Day, Ishiguro described post WWII Japanese social changes through the relationship between an artist father and his two grown daughters. Johnson, Chalmers. Okinawa, Cold War Island. Califorina: Japan Policy Research Institute, 1999.
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Morita, Akio, Made in Japan, Akio Morita and Sony.
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Oe, Kenzaburo. A Personal Matter. (novel)
Partner, Simon. Assembled in Japan: Electrical Goods and the Making of the Japanese Consumer. University of California Press, 1999.
Story, up to the 1960s, of Japan’s electrical/electronics industry; its producers and consumers, and how the industry changed the Japanese in both capacities—changed their outlook on life as well as their lifestyle.
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Rogers, Lawrence. Tokyo Stories: A Literary Stroll. University of California Press, 2002.
This anthology of translated short stories
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Soseki, Natsume, Kokoro. (novel)
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