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mAO ZEDONG: A Life
A Penguin Lives Biography
“Goes beyond previous biographies because it
is able to include considerable new information
that has come to light over the last 15 years.”—
Los Angeles Times Book Review.
Penguin • 208 pp. • 978-0-14-303772-9 • $14.00
RETURN TO DRAGON mOUNTAIN
memories of a Late ming man
Zhang Dai witnesses and records China’s transformation after the Manchus take power.
“[Spence’s] literary gifts enhance every page....
The reader encounters an authorial voice that
yields the pleasures and insights given by...
Proust and Conrad.”—Harold Bloom. 1 b/w map
and 1 b/w chart.
Penguin • 352 pp. • 978-0-14-311445-1 • $16.00
TREASON By THE BOOk
Draws on the original transcripts from the Beijing and Taipei archives to create an account of
a plot against an 18th-century Chinese emperor.
“Not only reveals a great deal about China’s turbulent past but also suggests where some of
the more durable reflexes of China’s current
leaders have their roots.”—The New York Times.
Penguin • 320 pp. • 978-0-14-200041-0 • $16.00
A New York Times Notable Book
THE DEATH OF WOmAN WANG
An account of the daily dramas of rural life in
17th-century T’an-ch’eng Country in Shantung
Province. “A major achievement of historical
research.”— The American Historical Review.
Penguin • 192 pp. • 978-0-14-005121-6 • $14.00
THE GATE OF HEAVENLy PEACE
The Chinese and Their Revolution,
“Spence has broadened our perspectives and
given greater depth to our visions of Chinese
Penguin • 528 pp. • 978-0-14-006279-3 • $18.00
THE mEmORy PALACE OF mAT TEO RICCI
“One feels as though he had actually entered
the vanished...world Ricci once inhabited.”—
William H. McNeill. Illustrations.
Penguin • 368 pp. • 978-0-14-008098-8 • $16.00
TO CHANGE CHINA
Western Advisers in China
“Spence has given these careers fascinating
first-person detail. He is a skilled craftsman.”—
The New York Review of Books.
Penguin • 352 pp. • 978-0-14-005528-3 • $16.00
The Dramatic Story of China’s
War on Foreigners That Shook
the World in the Summer of 1900
“Preston’s dramatic retelling of the summer-long
siege of the Peking foreign district 100 years ago
does much to clarify China’s enduring resentment toward foreign interference.”—The New
York Times Book Review. 70 photographs, 9 maps.
Berkley • 464 pp. • 978-0-425-18084-6 • $16.00
f WOLF TOTEm
Translated by Howard Goldblatt
An epic Chinese tale that depicts the dying culture of the Mongols and the parallel extinction
of the fierce and otherworldly Mongolian wolf.
“This semi-autographical novel is a literary
triumph.”—National Geographic Traveler.
Penguin • 544 pp. • 978-0-14-311514-4 • $15.00
man Asian Literary Prize winner;
a San Francisco Gate Best Fiction Book of the year
f DOING BUSINESS IN CHINA
Essential Manager Series
DK • 72 pp. • 978-0-75663-707-1 • $8.00
A Novel of China
Translated by Howard Goldblatt
Chronicles the chaotic years before the First World
War, when China warred with Japan. “Brilliant, lyrical, and bawdy.”—San Francisco Chronicle.
Penguin • 368 pp. • 978-0-14-016854-9 • $16.00
THE EmPEROR’S SILENT ARmy
Terracotta Warriors of Ancient China
“An intriguing glimpse at one of China’s greatest treasures and at one of its most famous
emperors.”—School Library Journal.
Viking Children’s • 48 pp. • 978-0-670-03512-0 • $17.99
Flying kicks, Buddhist monks, and the Legend
of Iron Crotch: An Odyssey in the New China
A scrawny American’s hilarious memoir of his
quest to become a kung fu master at China’s legendary Shaolin Temple. “Tells more about what’s
going on in China and has more insights into the
real China than anything in recent years. It is a
wonderful true-life story with profound, behind-the-headlines observations about Chinese
life.”—Dan Rather. 8-page b/w photo insert.
Gotham • 384 pp. • 978-1-592-40337-0 • $16.00
CHASING THE mONk’S SHADOW
A Journey in the Footsteps of xuanzang
1,400 years later, Saran treks across Asia to follow
in the footsteps of a 7th-century Chinese monk.
Penguin India • 456 pp. • 978-0-670-05823-5 • $26.95
SIx RECORDS OF A FLOATING LIFE
Translated with an Introduction
by Leonard Pratt and Chiang Su-Hui
This autobiographical novel contains a lively
depiction of the manners and mores of turn-of-the-century China.
Penguin Classics • 176 pp. • 978-0-14-044429-2 • $14.00
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ASIAN STUDIES 2009 • PENGUIN GROUP (USA)
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