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    • Business, Economics & Law
      January 2012

      A Comparative Study of Judicial Review Systems

      by Zhang Qianfan,BaoWanchao, Wang Weiming.

      This is a comparative study of judicial review systems of various countries, analyzing the history and characteristics of constitutional protection systems while taking into consideration the basic features of Chinese constitutional system. Offering some insights into existing problems and some constructive countermeasures, the research results of this book have significant practical value.

    • Fiction
      May 2008

      A Flower’s Shadow

      by YE Zhaoyan

      The small town of 1920s Jiangnan is the setting and subject of this story. Small towns like this no longer exist in the modern age; they have become a thing of the past. However, people’s thoughts can be like an arrow piercing through the fabric of time, reviving an era that ended long ago. As time flows backward, old dreams gain new vigor, and the small town of 1920s Jiangnan finally begins to take shape in the minds of the reader.

    • May 2012

      A Study on College Admission System in China (1949-2009)

      by Deng Beiping

      A comprehensive, systematic and in-depth study and analysis of the emergence, development and changes of the college admission system in China. Abundant and detailed information and data. An effective theoretical basis for further reform and optimization of the college admission system. The history of the college admission system in China can be divided into two periods.(1949) to 1976, which lasted 28 years. Over the said period, the eligibility system and the political examination system had a significant impact on the work of college admission. The second period was from 1977 to 2009, which lasted more than 30 years. Over the second period, the eligibility system and the political examination system gradually faded out and finally the soft ideological and political examination has replaced the rigid political examination system.

    • October 2017

      A Study on Contemporary Chinese Visual Culture

      by Zhou Xian

      What do the alteration of typical characters in Chinese TV series and the sudden rise of reality show say about the great transformation of Chinese society? How does Chinese avant-garde art, a representative of Chinses elite culture, develop following the social and economic reform? What kind of social psychology has been reflected by the burgeoning internet-based grassroots media in China? Answers all lie in this masterpiece edited by Professor Zhou Xian. Observing Chinese social transformation from the unique perspective of visual culture, the book not only portrays a complete landscape of contemporary Chinese visual culture which covers mass culture, avant-garde art, grassroots media, city image, scopic regime and visual technology, but also reveals the interrelationship between visual culture and the social and individual construction since 1970s.

    • February 2005

      A Theory of Moral Capital: the Core Theme of Ethical Economics

      by Wang Xiaoxi

      This book is an original work of the author’s 20-year academic quintessence with unique perspectives and logical arguments. There are both philosophical analyses and exploration of practical applications in this book. Guided by Marxist historical materialism, the author shows the function and effect of morality by analyzing and defining moral domain. He also explains the fact that economic development requires moral support by analyzing the inseparable logical connection between economics and morality. Moreover, the author researches moral capital and its route to achieving value multiplication in economic activities, and structures an application and evaluation index system for moral capital in enterprises. He also discusses the basic strategy for enterprises to accumulate and manage their moral capital.

    • October 2014

      An Anthology of the Twentieth Century Chinese Literature

      by Wang Ning

      Co-published with Springer, An Anthology of the Twentieth Century Chinese Literature is a major Chinese Literature Going-Out Project. It is funded by the State General administration of Press,Publication, Radio, Film and Television(SGAPPRFT) in China. The anthology contains six volumes: Novels, Novelettes and Short Stories, Poetry, Drama, Prose and Literary Theory Criticism. In this anthology, there are well-chosen representative works written by leading Chinese authors or literature theory critics in the 20th century, including dozens of Chinese literary masters such as Lu Xun, Mao Dun, Ba Jin, Lao She, Shen Congwen and Qian Zhongshu. This anthology is aimed at systematically introducing the overall perspective of Chinese literary creation and theoretical criticism in the 20th century, promoting the development of Chinese literature to the whole world. It is comparable to The Norton Anthology of World Literature and The Longman Anthology of World Literature.

    • Fiction

      Another Life for Women

      by SU Tong

      Tong Su’s writing style comes across very clearly in this novel about women. In the book, women are no longer the embodiment of beauty. Instead, they are forced to fight just to survive, their main adversaries soon becoming their own sisters. This infighting allows those women on the fringe to wake up and learn to meddle in others’ affairs. This book tells the story of a world of women, as imagined by Tong Su.

    • March 2016

      Archways on the Old Street

      by Liu Xinwu

      An extraordinary literary experiment influenced by Dream of the Red Chamber. Author’s personal favorite。 Shanghai Literature Award Best Novel. Jiang Yingbo, the eldest daughter of the Jiang family lives a life full of ups and downs. She had her age of innocence, but later gets fettered by the triviality of life; she used to be overwhelmed by passions, but becomes busy coping with various difficulties after marriage. Her brothers and sisters, each with distinct personalities and life choices, journey to their own destinations, some preserve idealism, while others bend their heads towards life. The Culture Revolution is still a key factor which influences those characters’ life. The archways on the old street is a symbol, representing all the vicissitudes the Jiang family experiences during 30 years.

    • February 2016

      Bay Window

      by Liu Xinwu

      A vivid illustration of contemporary Chinese society. The frst realist novel from renowned Chinese writer Liu Xinwu. A novel of reality. A novel of allegory.  Pang Qi swears he’ll kill someone if he gets back onto the streets, but no one knows his target or his motive. Filled with suspense, Bay Window begins with this dramatic announcement, before slipping back into the seemingly mundane lives of a cast of characters drawn from all ranks of Chinese society: the mysterious and cunning Maye, whose wealth and power are kept secret; the robust and loyal bodyguard Pang Qi, whose transformation drives the development of the narrative; the retired engineer Xue Quji, a representative of contemporary China's intelligentsia.  Through the intimate portrayal of more than thirty characters,their struggles and the choices, they face on a daily basisthe author exposes a darkness hidden by economic development and social transformation, constructing a panoramic picture of contemporary China. Peeking through the Bay Window, we as readers are both spectators and participants of this picture.

    • March 2016

      Bell Tower and Drum Tower

      by Liu Xinwu

      A story within one day – from 5 a. m. to 5 p. m. A vivid picture of secular life in Beijing. Winner of Mao Dun Literature Prize. Everything begins in an archaic quadrangle dwelling in Beijing, where Xue Jiyue’s mother gets up early to prepare for the son’s wedding banquet.Other characters show up one after another. After narrating their behaviors during the day, the author goes back and tells about their past, with a special concern about the influences from vicissitudes of time, especially how the Cultural Revolution changed those individuals’ courses of life.The Bell Tower and Drum Tower stand there still, witnessing all of those earthshaking changes.

    • January 2017

      Blue Bird Short Story Collection

      by Li Jingze

      Blue Bird Short Story Collection is a collection of proses and reviews, a verification and analysis of history and also an imaginary fction. Li Jingze explored into the historical texts like an archaeologist, collecting their traces and fragments and composed a picture of China’s complicated past. He looked for people hidden in history who bridged communications between Eastern and Western civilizations. With “Sinking, dragon Saliva and roses”, he draws our eyes to the ancient past; we are likely to be fascinated with “silver trees in Buxie district” or go on a long journey with “Eight Beats of Ganzhou Song” in our mind; most probably, we would pay attention to Matteo Ricci, the Christian missionary. In imagination, the past things vividly present themselves before our eyes and the ancient people fly across like blue birds, their routes and gestures deeply engraved in our minds.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      April 2014

      Cheongsam Glamour

      by The Nanjing Musuem

      This is a collection of quality images of typical Chinese Cheongsam of various styles and in different stages of evolution, with brief introductions on the history and culture of Cheongsam, written by the most authoritative experts in the feld. The cheongsam is a body-hugging one-piece Chinese dress for women, also known in Mandarin Chinese as qipao, and Mandarin gown in English. The stylish and often tight-fitting cheongsam or qipao that is best known today was created in the 1920s in Shanghai and made fashionable by socialites and upper class women.

    • February 2017

      China Shield

      by Chen Kui

      “China Competitiveness” series is an important cultural project including six volumes entitled: China Bridges, China Tunnels, China Shield, China High-Speed Railways, China High-End Equipment, China Innovators. The series focuses on the major achievements in the field of domestic infrastructure, interspersed with constructive thinking and historic breakthrough. This illustrated edition has over 40 QR video codes printed on the pages of each volume, providing instant access via a mobile phone for the readers. The books will be a bridge for the world to better understand China and China’s industries.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      June 2011

      China: Museums

      by Miriam Clifford, Cathy Giangrande, Antony White

      This book is a must-have companion for anyone interested in discovering more about China's rich heritage; with over 500 color images, wonderfully descriptive text, quick glance information including 'highlights' and 'key' objects, and all details of address and opening hours. Providing comprehensive descriptions not only of well-known attractions, such as the Forbidden City and the Shanghai Museum, this guide also covers some of the less known and more remote archaeological sites, such as the Linzi Museum (where over 600 horses were buried alive at the whim of an ancient king), the Museum of Oriental Musical Instruments and the Chinese Traditional Medicine Museum. Covering China's most famous and respected museums, the book also covers many smaller, lesser-known museums, ranging from art and archaeology to science and technology, history and politics - all of which combine to provide the reader with a deep understanding of China's past and present.

    • Business, Economics & Law

      China’s Path of Reform in the Next Decade

      by Wu Jinglian, Zhou Xiaochuan, Lou Ji Wei, Liu Shijin

      This an anthology of essays previously published in the academic journal Comparison discussing China’s economic reform for the next decade. Several globally renowned economists and government officials, including Barry Naughton, Zhou Xiaochuan, Lou Jiwei, Liu Shijin, Cai Fang, Tian Guoqiang, penned a series of discourses on the most important and difficult issues lying ahead as China’s economic reform enters into the next ten years. Scholars and officials alike made suggestions on the economic reform policy systematically, with definite directions and strong feasibility.

    • June 2017

      Chinese Civilazation: A Reader

      by Liu Dong

      Presenting belief and philosophy, society and social class, city and architecture, literature and art, medicine and nursing, cooking and food, etiquettes and folk customs, this book explores the deep meaning of Chinese civilization in a comprehensive way.

    • Fiction
      September 2012

      Chronicle of a Blood Merchant

      by YU Hua

      One of the last decade's ten most influential books in China, this internationally acclaimed novel by one of the mainland's most important contemporary writers provides an unflinching portrait of life under Chairman Mao. A cart-pusher in a silk mill, XU Sanguan augments his meager salary with regular visits to the local blood chief. His visits become lethally frequent as he struggles to provide for his wife and three sons at the height of the Cultural Revolution. Shattered to discover that his favorite son was actually born of a liaison between his wife and a neighbor, he suffers his greatest indignity, while his wife is publicly scorned as a prostitute. Although the poverty and betrayals of Mao's regime have drained him, XU Sanguan ultimately finds strength in the blood ties of his family. With rare emotional intensity, grippingly raw description of place and time, and clear-eyed compassion, YU Hua gives us a stunning tapestry of human life in the grave particulars of one man's days.

    • The Arts
      January 2009

      Classical Private Gardens of China

      by Author:Ruan Yisan, Photographer: Chen Jianxing

      80000 words with more than 500 pictures. This book focuses mainly on traditional Chinese private gardens, as opposed to modern replicas, imperial gardens, or recreational public gardens. This book has wide public appeal as well as significant academic value. The people responsible for these traditional private gardens managed to achieve the perfect mix of nature and culture while catering to people’s needs for both natural beauty and urban comfort. To build such a garden is to create a paradise.

    • August 2017

      Common Witness: The Rape of Nankin (1937)

      by The Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre

      Exhibition: Mémorial pour la Paix de Caen, France, October to December 2016. More than 270 historical photos, letters, diaries and media reports. Recorded by western scholars, doctors, priests, diplomats and journalists who were in Nanjing displaying the true history of Sino-Japanese war. Like the Auschwitz massacres, the Nanjing Massacre is also a crime against humanity. More than 300,000 people were killed and more than 20,000 people were rape in less than two months. The beautiful city Nanjing, capital of China at that time, were bombed and ruined. Thanks to those kind international friends who stayed in Nanjing, more than 200,000 Chinese victims were rescued and kept safe. Their letters and photos also recorded the unforgettable holocaust as an impartial third party.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      November 2010

      Competition of Local Governments

      by FENG Xingyuan

      This book discusses the theoretical paradigm and analytical framework of local government competition. It carries out empirical analysis from several perspectives - local development mode, local protectionism, division of public service duties between different government levels, urban government competition, county and township level financial and fiscal system, and villager self-governance etc. The book expands the application of the paradigm of “competition-oriented government” in the analysis of economy, finance, and political behavior of local governments and explores the possibility of using fiscal federalism as a framework of order for local government competition.

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