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2012-1-12

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The Cultural Revolution: A Very Short Introduction. By Richard Curt Kraus

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The Cultural Revolution: A Very Short Introduction. By Richard Curt Kraus. Oxford University Press 2012. ISBN: 0199740550; 9780199740550. China’s decade-long Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution shook the politics of China and the world. Even as we approach its fiftieth anniversary, the movement remains so contentious that the Chinese Communist Party still forbids fully open investigation of[…]

2012-1-12

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Mao Cult: Rhetoric and Ritual in China’s Cultural Revolution. By Daniel Leese

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Mao Cult: Rhetoric and Ritual in China’s Cultural Revolution. By Daniel Leese. Cambridge University Press 2011. ISBN: 0521193672; 9780521193672; 0521152224; 9780521152228. Mao Zedong’s political and cultural legacy remains potent even in today’s China. There have been many books that have explored his posthumous legacy, but none that has scrutinized the cult of Mao and the[…]

2011-11-18

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Henry Friendly, Greatest Judge of His Era. By David M. Dorsen

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Henry Friendly, Greatest Judge of His Era. By David M. Dorsen. Foreword by Richard A. Posner. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 2012, ISBN: 0674064399; 9780674064393 Henry Friendly is frequently grouped with Oliver Wendell Holmes, Louis Brandeis, Benjamin Cardozo, and Learned Hand as the best American jurists of the twentieth century. In this first, comprehensive[…]

2011-10-25

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Enigmas of Identity. By Peter Brooks

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Enigmas of Identity. By Peter Brooks. Princeton University Press 2011. ISBN: 069115158X; 978-0691151588. Product Description “We know that it matters crucially to be able to say who we are, why we are here, and where we are going,” Peter Brooks writes in Enigmas of Identity. Many of us are also uncomfortably aware that we cannot[…]

2011-9-26

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Run of the Red Queen: Government, Innovation, Globalization, and Economic Growth in China. By Dan Breznitz & Michael Murphree

Run of the Red Queen: Government, Innovation, Globalization, and Economic Growth in China. By Dan Breznitz & Michael Murphree. Yale University Press 2011. ISBN: 030015271X; 9780300152715. Few observers are unimpressed by the economic ambition of China or by the nation’s remarkable rate of growth. But what does the future hold? This meticulously researched book closely[…]

2011-9-22

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Mao’s Invisible Hand: The Political Foundations of Adaptive Governance in China (Harvard Contemporary China)

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Mao’s Invisible Hand: The Political Foundations of Adaptive Governance in China (Harvard Contemporary China), by Sebastian Heilmann (Editor), Elizabeth J. Perry (Editor), Jae Ho Chung (Contributor), Nara Dillon (Contributor), Joseph Fewsmith (Contributor), Benjamin L. Liebman (Contributor), Patricia M. Thornton (Contributor), Shaoguang Wang (Contributor), Yuezhi Zhao (Contributor). Harvard University Asia Center, 2011. ISBN-10: 0674060636; ISBN-13: 978-0674060630[…]

2011-9-19

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The HarperCollins Study Bible: New Revised Standard Version: Fully Revised & Updated. Hardcover

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The HarperCollins Study Bible: New Revised Standard Version: Fully Revised & Updated [Hardcover] Harold W. Attridge (Author), Society Of Biblical Literature (Author) HarperOne (2006). ISBN-10: 006078685X; ISBN-13: 9780060786854 The landmark general reference Bible that offers the full text of the New Revised Standard Version, now completely revised and updated by leading biblical scholars, including, new[…]


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