OpERAtiON yAO miNG
the Chinese Sports Empire,
American Big Business,
and the making of an NBA Superstar
“A fascinating book, at once a moving tale of
the heartaches and rewards of life at the topmost levels of professional basketball in China
and the NBA, and a subtle analysis of the
political pressures weighing on the Chinese
communist party as it seeks to exchange the
fading certainties of the Maoist world for the
unknown challenges of global capitalism.”
Gotham 35 pp. 1-59 -40078-7 $ 6.00
A Christian Science Monitor Best Book of 2006
mAO’S LASt DANCER
The memoir of a world-renowned ballet
dancer’s defection from China to America. “A
fascinating glimpse of the history of Chinese-U.S. relations and the dissolution of the
Communist ideal in the life of one fortunate
individual.”—Publishers Weekly. Photos.
Berkley 480 pp. 0-4 5- 0133-3 $16.00
f EDUCAtiON FOR 1. 3 BiLLiON
Former Chinese Vice premier
Li Lanqing On ten years of
Education Reform and Development
A unique, up-to-date, authoritative book on
Chinese education from a key government
Penguin Global 498 pp. 96 01478 0 $39.95
Li Po and Tu Fu
Translated with an Introduction and Notes
by Arthur Cooper
More than forty selections from China’s eighth-century poets cover the whole spectrum of
human life and feeling.
Penguin Classics 56 pp. 0-14-044 7 - 3 $14.00
f thE ChiNA FANtASy
how Our Leaders Explain Away
The international scholar asks what will happen if Chinese capitalism continues to expand
while the government fails to liberalize—and
what will be the impact on the United States.
Viking 144 pp. 0-670-038 5-3 $19.95
Asian Studies Books for Courses 2007
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
Penguin 368 pp. 0-14-016854-0 $15.00
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. 0-670-0351 - $17.99
f AmERiCAN ShAOLiN
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 also limns a rapidly
changing country. 8-page b/w photo insert.
Gotham 3 0 pp. 1-59 -40 6 - 3 $ 6.00
f ChASiNG thE mONk’S ShADOW
A Journey in the Footsteps of Xuanzang
Fourteen hundred years later, Saran treks
across Asia to follow in the footsteps of a seventh century Chinese monk.
Penguin India 456 pp. 0-670-058 3-8 $ 6.95
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. 0-14-0444 9-7 $13.00
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f StRANGE tALES FROm
A ChiNESE StUDiO
Newly Translated with an
Introduction by John Minford
This superb translation captures the consummate skill and understated humor of
Pu Songling’s 104 tales of the supernatural.
Includes an introduction, suggestions for further reading, glossary, notes, and illustrations.
Penguin Classics 608 pp. 0-14-044740-7 $16.00
thE ARt OF WAR
Edited, Translated and with an
Introduction by John Minford
“This volume could be one of the best in recent
years, as it features notes on pronunciation,
suggestions for further reading, a chronology of Chinese dynasties and historical events,
and more.”—Publishers Weekly. Following a
luminous introduction, Minford’s definitive
translation appears in two different formats—
first, the unadorned 13 chapters of the original
work and then the same text reprinted with
extensive running commentary by classical Chinese scholars and Minford himself.
Includes two chronologies; suggestions for
further reading; and notes on the text, commentary, and pronunciation.
Penguin Classics 384 pp. 0-14-043919-6 $15.00
thE DRAGON iN thE LAND OF SNOWS
A history of modern tibet Since 1947
“A deeply insightful and thorough account...
likely to be the definitive history of modern
Tibet for a generation or more.”—The New York
Times Book Review. 8 pp. b/w photos
Penguin 608 pp. 0-14-019615-3 $17.00
thE COURAGE tO StAND ALONE
Letters From prison and Other Writings
Translated by Kris Torgeson
Updated with a New Author’s Note
“The most impressive dissenting document
to emerge from China since 1949...Promises to
take its place among the classics of 0th-centu-
ry literature of dissent.”—The New York Times.
Penguin 3 0 pp. 0-14-0 7535-5 $13.95
Winner of the Sakharov peace prize and a New York
Times Notable Book
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