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China: History/Philosophy

Science and Technology in China
Order No. 7068
ISBN-13: 9781921678899
Author: Editorial Board
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Australia Multiculture Press
Pub Year: 2013
Language: English
Size: 7 x 10
Page: 136
Price: $39.95

Book Description:

Science and Technology in China lists major scientific achievements of China. The book covers topics of both ancient and inventions and contemporary achievements. With color and black & white photos and illustrations.




A Concise Illustrated History of Chinese Printing (Hardcover)

Author: Luo Shubao
Order No. 1080
ISBN-13: 9781931907774
ISBN-10: 1931907773
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Homa & Sekey Books
Pub Year: 2011
Language: English
Size: 8.5 x 11
Page: xii, 151
Price: $59.95. You pay only $47.96 (after 20% discount).

Chinese people made many great inventions in history, among which papermaking, printing, gunpowder and the compass have the most far-reaching global impact and are acknowledged as the Four Great Inventions. The invention of printing is China’s greatest contribution to human civilization, which not only accelerates the spread of information and knowledge but also keeps promoting social progress. The art of printing has, therefore, been called the mother of civilization.

A Concise Illustrated History of Chinese Printing offers a comprehensive overview of the origin, development and application of printing in China from ancient times to the last Chinese dynasty that ended in the early twentieth century. The book discusses, in detail and with full color illustrations, the two major printing types in China -- block printing and movable-type printing, with emphasis on printing technology and the contents printed. There are also sections on art appreciation of ancient Chinese book editions and book collection.

Luo Shubao was editor-in-chief of China’s Printing Technology magazine, deputy editor-in-chief of the Printing Industry Publishing House, and deputy director of the China Printing Museum. His book-length publications include An Illustrated History of Printing in Ancient China, Light of Printing, Three Thousand Years of Chinese Books, and The History of Book Printing in Ancient China. He has presided over many overseas exhibitions on the history of printing, including the "Printing in Ancient China" exhibition held at the Gutenberg Museum in Germany. He has been frequently invited to identify the relics of ancient Chinese printing by the National Heritage Board of China.




A Concise Illustrated History of Chinese Printing (Paperback)

Author: Luo Shubao
Order No. 1071
ISBN-13: 9781931907675
ISBN-10: 1931907676
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Homa & Sekey Books
Pub Year: 2011
Language: English
Size: 8.5 x 11
Page: xii, 151
Price: $39.95. You pay only $31.96 (after 20% discount).

Chinese people made many great inventions in history, among which papermaking, printing, gunpowder and the compass have the most far-reaching global impact and are acknowledged as the Four Great Inventions. The invention of printing is China’s greatest contribution to human civilization, which not only accelerates the spread of information and knowledge but also keeps promoting social progress. The art of printing has, therefore, been called the mother of civilization.

A Concise Illustrated History of Chinese Printing offers a comprehensive overview of the origin, development and application of printing in China from ancient times to the last Chinese dynasty that ended in the early twentieth century. The book discusses, in detail and with full color illustrations, the two major printing types in China -- block printing and movable-type printing, with emphasis on printing technology and the contents printed. There are also sections on art appreciation of ancient Chinese book editions and book collection.

Luo Shubao was editor-in-chief of China’s Printing Technology magazine, deputy editor-in-chief of the Printing Industry Publishing House, and deputy director of the China Printing Museum. His book-length publications include An Illustrated History of Printing in Ancient China, Light of Printing, Three Thousand Years of Chinese Books, and The History of Book Printing in Ancient China. He has presided over many overseas exhibitions on the history of printing, including the "Printing in Ancient China" exhibition held at the Gutenberg Museum in Germany. He has been frequently invited to identify the relics of ancient Chinese printing by the National Heritage Board of China.




A History of Development of Tibet

Author: Zheng Shan
Order No. 7018
ISBN-13: 9787119018652
ISBN-10: 7119018655
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Pub Year: 2000
Pages: 508
Language: English
Price: $29.95

An overview of Tibet from its origin to the present day. With maps and charts. The chapters include:

The formation of the natural environment of Tibet; the origin of the Tibetan ethnic group; the multi-ethnic development of Tibet; the close relationship between Tibet and the Central Plains in Chinese history; the powerful influence of the culture of the Central Plains on Tibet’s politics, economy, culture and religion; the formation of the various schools of Tibetan Buddhism and the merging of Tibet into China during the Yuan dynasty; the administration of Tibet under the Ming and Qing dynasties and the Republic of China; the Tibetan people’s “heroic struggle against imperialism and feudalism”; “peaceful liberation and democratic reform”; the realization of ethnic regional autonomy; and, the building of socialism in Tibet.




A New Treatise on the Methodology of Metaphysics

Author: Fung Yu-Lan
Order No. 3135
ISBN-13: 9787119019475
ISBN-10: 7119019473
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Pub Year: 1997
Pages: 127
Language: English
Size: 6 x 8.5
Price: $19.95

The author explains in his introduction that methaphysics “is the most important province in philosophy because it represents mankind’s ultimate self-consciousness and understanding of life.” He continues to write, in ten chapters, about Plato’s dialectics, Spinoza’s introspective method, and methods in Kant’s critique, in Xin Li Xue and Chan (Zen) Buddhism. This book is an English translation of the Chinese version first published in 1946 under the title Xin Zhi Yan.




An Illustrated History of China's War of Resistance Against Japan

Author:Zhang Chengqiu, Liu Jianye; Translated by He Jun et al.
Order No. 7026
ISBN-13: 9787119017396
ISBN-10: 711901739X
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 140
Language: English
Price: $33.70

A selection of 300 historic pictures have been included in this album. These excellent photographs provide a rare view of the anti-fascist struggle in the East.

This is an oversized/over-thick/overweighed title. For INTERNATIONAL orders, additional shipping fees may apply. Please email us at info@homabooks.com to inquiry about specific shipping rates to your country before placing your order.




An Intellectual History of China

Author: He Zhaowu
Order No. 3133
ISBN-13: 9787119000060
ISBN-10: 7119000063
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Pub Year: 1998
Pages: 620
Language: English
Size: 5.5 x 8
Price: $22.95

An Intellectual History of China, divided into 24 chapters and four parts, traces the history and development of Chinese ideology regarding science, society, literature, history and economy. Part one is about the ideologies of the Pre-Qin period. Part two deals with the ideologies held during the Han Period, and the Wei, Jin, and Southern and Northern Dynasties, to name some of the mentioned dynasties. Part Three is about the ideologies of the Ming and Qing Dynasties, and the Song and Yuan Periods. The fourth part is about the ideology of modern times during the Opium War and throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.




An Outline History of China (Hardcover, Revised Ed.)

Author: Bai Shouyi
Order No. 7065
ISBN-13: 9787119052960
ISBN-10: 7119052969
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Binding: Paperback
Size: 6 x 9
Pub Year: 2008 (Hardcover Ed.)
Pages: 803
Language: English
Price: $49.95

This book provides a brief introduction to the long historical development of China from ancient times to the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949. It also gives an outline of contemporary Chinese geography, population, ethnicity and history, and proceeds to describe ancient human activity, and the social and historical meanings of ancient mythologies and legends. A concise account of the rise and fall of the Xia, Shang, Zhou, Qin, Han, Wei, Jin, Sui, Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties is also given. Subjects include politics, economy, military affairs, culture, laws, inventions, cultural relics, etiquette and customs, as well as class relationships, relationships among ethnic groups of China, and the relationship between China and foreign countries. An enlightening description of modern social reforms completes the book. With Photos and an Index.




An Outline History of China (Paperback, Revised Ed.)

Author: Bai Shouyi
Order No. 7023
ISBN-13: 9787119023472
ISBN-10: 7119023470
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Binding: Paperback
Size: 5.5 x 8
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 803
Language: English
Price: $33.70

This book provides a brief introduction to the long historical development of China from ancient times to the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949. It also gives an outline of contemporary Chinese geography, population, ethnicity and history, and proceeds to describe ancient human activity, and the social and historical meanings of ancient mythologies and legends. A concise account of the rise and fall of the Xia, Shang, Zhou, Qin, Han, Wei, Jin, Sui, Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties is also given. Subjects include politics, economy, military affairs, culture, laws, inventions, cultural relics, etiquette and customs, as well as class relationships, relationships among ethnic groups of China, and the relationship between China and foreign countries. An enlightening description of modern social reforms completes the book. With Photos and an Index.




An Outline History of China: 1919-1949

Order No. 7029
Author: Bai Shouyi
ISBN-13: 9787119014982
ISBN-10: 7119014986
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Foreign Language press
Year: 1993
Pages:317
Size: 5x7
Language: English
Price: $22.00

This book provides a brief introduction to the 30 years of Chinese history from 1919 (not long after the foundation of Repubic of China) to 1949 when the People's Repubic of China was born.




An Outline History of Hong Kong

Author: Liu Shuyong
Order No. 7012
ISBN-13: 9787119019468 ISBN-10: 7119019465
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Pub Year: 1997
Pages: 291
Language: English
Price: $15.60

A Concise Overview of Hong Kong from Before the Opium War To the British Handover in 1997.




Brief Introduction of Chinese History and Culture

Author: Liang Zhigang
Order No. 3096
ISBN-13: 9787543625358
ISBN-10: 7543625350
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Qingdao Press
Year: 2001
Pages: 471
Size: 5x8
Language: English and Chinese
Price: $20.00

An overview of various facets of Chinese history and culture from ancient times to 1911.




Buddhism in China

Author: Ling Haicheng
Order No. 3106
ISBN-13: 9787508505350
ISBN-10: 7508505352
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Chinese Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2004
Pages: 218
Language: English
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Price: $14.75

Buddhism has existed for over 2,000 years. This book, divided into five parts, explains the origin and spread of the religion throughout China. It also explains the three branches of Buddhism—the Pali, Han and Tibetan—and their impacts on both ancient and modern-day China. Black and white pictures of Buddhist temples and statues illustrate the book.

All Titles in Basic Information of China's Religion Series




China's Terracotta Army and the First Emperor's Mausoleum

Author: Yuan Zhongyi
Order No. 1072
ISBN-13: 9781931907682
ISBN-10: 1931907684
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Homa & Sekey Books
Pub Year: 2011
Language: English
Size: 7.25 x 10
Page: 152
Price: $29.95. You pay only $23.96 (after 20% discount).

Xi’an, where the Silk Road in ancient China began and where the kings of thirteen dynasties throned, drew the attention of the world in 1974 with the discovery of the First Emperor’s Mausoleum and a legion of accompanying burial pits.

The First Emperor (259–210 BC), as the name suggests, was the first emperor in the history of China. He annihilated six other states and founded China’s first unified and centralized powerful empire—the Qin dynasty. During his reign, the world-famous Great Wall was built. He died at the age of fifty, on a journey to seek medicine for longevity.

This book introduces the accompanying burial pits of the First Emperor’s Mausoleum, focusing on the excavation process and details of the terracotta warriors and horses in the pits. Readers will learn fascinating facts about the Qin army of more than two thousand years ago and get answers to many intriguing questions such as: Who discovered the terracotta army sites and whose decision it was to excavate them? How were the terracotta warriors lined up and how the military arrays were deployed? How did the infantry, cavalry and chariots coordinate in operation? What was the armament like? The book also discusses the elaborate art and techniques of making terracotta warriors and horses. Through the author’s narrative reconstruction of the valiant and luxury life of the First Emperor, readers will get acquainted with the intricacies of the ancient Chinese civilization.

Yuan Zhongyi was the director of the Museum of Qin Shihuang's Terracotta Army from 1988-1998. He graduated from East China Normal University in 1963, majoring in the History of Ancient China, and has been engaged in archeological excavation and research in Xi’an thereafter. As the team leader, he led and participated in the excavation of the terracotta army Pits 1, 2 and 3 and has dedicated himself to the archeological prospecting, excavation and research of the First Emperor’s Mausoleum and the terracotta army pits all along. He has published several academic works on the discovery and research of the terracotta army as well as on aspects of the Qin scripts.




China: Influential Figures and Pivotal Events
Order No. 7067
ISBN-13: 9781921678868
Author: Editorial Board
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Australia Multiculture Press
Pub Year: 2013
Language: English
Size: 7 x 10
Page: 147
Price: $39.95

Book Description:

China: Influential Figures and Pivotal Events outlines the major events in Chinese history by sequential order and introduces the significant people that have major impact on China at the time. With color and black & white photos and illustrations.




Chinese History
Order No. 7066
ISBN-13: 9781921678882
Author: Editorial Board
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Australia Multiculture Press
Pub Year: 2013
Language: English
Size: 7 x 10
Page: 143
Price: $39.95

Book Description:

Chinese History condenses the 5000-year history of China into 24 chapters. It is a concise and comprehensive introduction to Chinese history to foreign readers. With color and black and white photos and illustrations.




Christianity in China

Author: Luo Weihong
Order No. 3107
ISBN-13: 9787508505343
ISBN-10: 7508505344
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Chinese Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2004
Pages: 160
Language: English
Size: 6 x 8.5
Price: $14.75

This book, featuring five chapters, explains the impact of Christianity on China. It narrates Christianity’s introduction to the Chinese first by the British, then American, missionaries in the early 19th century; the methods the missionaries used to attract more Chinese to Christianity; the Chinese people’s attempt to break away from the Western world and establish their own Christian churches; the changes the churches endured after China became the People’s Republic of China in 1949; and the Chinese Christian churches’ continual thrive in the late 20th century. With b&w photos.

All Titles in Basic Information of China's Religion Series




Guide to Chinese Buddhism

Author: Zheng Lixin
Order No. 3142
ISBN-13: 9787119033341
ISBN-10: 7119033344
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Pub Year: 2004
Pages: 216
Language: English and Chinese
Size: 5 x 8.5
Price: $17.95

Buddhism is a very popular religion that originated in China. This book outlines the religion’s history, and gives background of the religion’s three branches of Buddhism called the Han, Tibetian and Pali. There is also information on Buddhist schools, temples, major grottoes, the four sacred mountains in Buddhism, and the influence of Buddhism in other Asian countries including Korea, Japan and India. Several appendices cover topics such as Buddhist terms, biographies of major Han Buddhist monks, and a short chronology of the religion’s history. With color photos.




History of Tibetan Religion A Study in the Field

Author: Li An-che
Order No. 7027
ISBN-13: 9787800052255
ISBN-10: 7800052257
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: New World Press
Year: 1999
Pages: 267
Size: 5x8
Language: English
Price: $25.70

Written in an easy to read style, this history of Tibetan religion sets the stage and historical background for the development of Tibetan Buddhism. From Pre-Buddhistic faith and the early schools to the established school of Tibetan Buddhism, the training and curriculum, principal deities, monastic organization and public festivities are covered in detail.




Insider China

Author: Lexus
Order No. LS1004
ISBN-13: 9781904737179
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Lexus for Languages
Pub Year: 2009
Language: English
Size: 7 x 9
Page: 320
Price: $27.95

The book offers a window on the knowledge of Chinese culture, history, personalities, events, beliefs and customs that Chinese people have simply because they are Chinese. This is a truly fascinating portrayal of Chinese life and culture. Here you have the real insider's knowledge of China and things Chinese, a vast range both ancient and modern. The overall theme of this book is insider knowledge of a different culture, with all its contradictions, good and bad, courteous and cruel, new and old, replacement and retention. Any book about Chinese culture can only hope to present a cross-section of this vast country and some books make a better job of it than others.

Insider China has possibly the best overall selection of topics of any book currently on the market. The most refreshing thing about Insider China is that it aims primarily to include the modern era. The book starts with A Bing, one of China's best known musicians of the 20th Century. It covers dozens of actors, architects, writers and politicians, setting them in context through informative cross-references relating to history and society. The article on Mao Zedong looks not only at his life but at how he is regarded by different generations today. But Insider China also deals thoroughly with broader themes, from fengshui to the One Child Policy, from Tibet to migrant workers. It is not an encyclopedia and yet it has the depth of information you might expect in such a work.

Further, the book includes some items simply because they are basic to everyday life, whether they be zongzi (dumplings), peonies or the gaokao (higher education test). The whole theme of the book is to present the people and influences that Chinese are familiar with from childhood in a way that binds them to the culture as a whole. Even if you regard this simply as a book to dip into at leisure, Insider China sets a new standard in books about Chinese culture. With colour illustrations on nearly every page and an array of information that contains many surprises, this book would be ideal for students, teachers, libraries and anyone who wants to know more about China, or thinks they already do.




Islam in China

Author: You Jia
Order No. 3108
ISBN-13: 9787508505336
ISBN-10: 7508505336
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2004
Pages: 205
Language: English
Size: 6 x 8.5
Price: $15.75

Islam in China, in five chapters, depicts the introduction and influence of Islam in China, including the development and flourish of the Islamic mosques, the nationalization of Islam in the country, the combination of Islam with traditional Chinese cultures, the discrimination the Muslims had to face, and the Chinese Muslims’ participation in the war of resistance against Japan. With green-tinted photos and illustrations.

All Titles in Basic Information of China's Religion Series




Key Concepts in Chinese Philosophy

Author: Zhang Dainian (editor)
Order No. 3078
ISBN-13: 9787119031910
ISBN-10: 7119031910
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Year: 2002
Pages: 532
Size: 6x9
Language: English

Comments by important Chinese thinkers on 64 key concepts. An invaluable reference tool for sinologists.




Managing China’s Modernization: Perspectives on Diplomacy, Politics, Education and Ethnicity

Author: Dr. Edwin Pak-wah Leung
Order No. 1078
ISBN-13: 9781931907743
ISBN-10: 1931907749
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Homa & Sekey Books
Pub Year: 2011
Language: English
Size: 6 x 9
Page: xvi, 338
Price: $59.95. You pay only $47.96 (after 20% discount).

As China is re-emerging to world-power status in the 21st century after over a century of foreign aggressions and internal struggles, the study of its modern history is becoming more and more important and necessary in helping us to better understand China’s paths to modernization. Such an understanding in turn would help to shed light on where China is heading in the future. This book attempts to provide such perspectives by exploring different aspects of modern China’s developmental experience. Collectively, these perspectives will enable the readers of this book to gain a more comprehensive and in-depth understanding of China today.

This book is divided into the following four themes: (1) diplomacy and territorial integrity; (2) politics and leadership; (3) education and modernization; and (4) ethnicity and national integration. Each of these themes deals with an important aspect regarding China’s management of its modernization.

Dr. Edwin Pak-wah Leung is Professor of Asian Studies at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, USA. His academic interests include Chinese politics and diplomacy as well as modern Asian history. He has published over twenty books and numerous academic articles written both in English and Chinese. As an internationally known scholar, he has affiliated with many well-known universities such as University of California at Berkeley and Los Angeles, University of Michigan, Princeton University, Columbia University, The University of Hong Kong, Peking University, Zhejiang University, and Wuhan University. He has also received many awards, including the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor.




Population Development in Tibet and Related Issues

Author: Zhang Tianlu
Order No. 7016
ISBN-13: 9787119018676
ISBN-10: 7119018671
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Pub Year: 1997
Pages: 155
Language: English
Price: $13.20

A Study of Tibet's Population -- Its Past, Present and the Trend of Development in the Coming 50 Years.




Regulations of the Republic of China Concerning Rule Over Tibet

Author: Collective
Order No. 7034
ISBN-13: 9787801136725
ISBN-10: 7801136721
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 1999
Pages: 147
Language: English
Size: 5.5 x 8
Price: $14.95

This book comprises a total of 55 official documents, including laws and regulations promulgated by the central authorities of the Republic of China for exercising sovereignty over Tibet and administering the region. With b&w photos.




Religion in China Today

Order No. 7028
Author: STOCKWELL Foster
ISBN-13: 9787800051845
ISBN-10: 7800051846
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: New World Press Beijing 1993 1st Edition
Year: 1993
Pages: 274
Size: 5x8
Language: English
Price: $21.00

This book, by the American Foster Stockwell, is about the status of the five religions practiced in China today and points to places of religious interest for the tourist.

China, the birthplace of Taoism, is also a land of many other religions. Some, imported from elsewhere, were profoundly changed by their contact with Chinese culture. Buddhism thus developed unique Chinese sects and movements, and today has the largest following in China.

During the Tang dynasty, there was a thriving Jewish settlement, and during the Yuan dynasty Muslims ruled this vast land. Jesuit Catholics were advisers to the emperor in the 1500s and Protestants set up many noted schools and hospitals after 1807.




Selected Philosophical Writings of Fung Yu-Lan

Author: Fung Yu-Lan
Order No. 3134
ISBN-13: 9787119010632
ISBN-10: 7119010638
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Pub Year: 1998
Pages: 673
Language: English
Size: 5.5 x 8
Price: $44.95

This volume contains two previously published books by China’s foremost philosopher – “A Comparative Study of Life Ideals” and “A Short History of Chinese Philosophy.” As a whole, Fung Yu-Lan's writings are the result of contact between Eastern and Western culture and of the modernization of Chinese philosophy. He investigates philosophy in the light of all of its cultural manifestations, taking the problem of life as his focus.




Social History of Tibet, China: Documented and Illustrated

Author: Jin Hui
Order No. 7033
ISBN-13: 9787801130228
ISBN-10: 7801130227
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 1995
Pages: 94
Language: English
Size: 7 x 10
Price: $23.75

This book contains historical data reflecting political and economic exchanges between Han and Tibetan areas, indicating the relationship between Tibet and the central government throughout history. It contains numerous photographs reflecting the Tibetan system of serfdom prior to 1959. With b&w photos.




Taoism as an Indigenous Chinese Religion

Author: Liu Feng
Order No. 3045
ISBN-13: 9787805519340
ISBN-10: 780551934X
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Shandong Friendship Press
Pub Year: 1998
Pages: 427
Language: English
Price: $32.00

Origin, development and decline of Taoism from ancient times to 1911.




The Five Classics and The Four Books: Sources of the Confucian Tradition

Author: Li Sijing
Order No. 3084
ISBN-13: 9787806421123
ISBN-10: 7806421122
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Shandong Friendship Press
Year: 1998
Pages: 111
Size: 7.5x10
Language: Chinese-English
Price: $24.50

A general introduction to and discussion of the earliest texts of Chinese classics.




The Historical Architectural Map of Beijing (Color Illustrated)

Author: Li Luke, Wang Nan, Li Jing, Hu Jiezhong
Order No. 1098
ISBN-13: 9781931907316
ISBN-10: 1931907315
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Homa & Sekey Books and Tsinghua University Press
Pub Year: 2014
Language: English
Size: 7.5 x 9.75
Page: 804
Price: $99.95. You pay only $59.97 (after 40% discount).

Beijing has been the capital of China for over 800 years. There are many architectural buildings left from the old days, which have witnessed numerous historical events, and are treasures of traditional culture, representative of genuine Chinese style. They are valuable not only because of their independent function as buildings, but also because of their unrivaled diversity and integrity, which constitute the most unique, most valuable and best preserved artistic masterpiece, both traditional and dynamic.
It will be a great pleasure for people who come to Beijing for a visit traveling around the city with a map in search of the imperial flavors, folk customs and architectural charm. For people working in the fields of architecture, planning, history and art, or students in these fields, this is part of their essential tasks. The Historical Architectural Map of Beijing offers an extensive knowledge of the city to those who are interested in traditional Chinese architecture and culture, and those who travel in Beijing, exploring the history of the city.

Li Luke is a post-doctorate and assistant research fellow in the School of Architecture at Tsinghua University, majoring in architectural history and theory. Wang Nan is a post-doctorate and assistant research fellow of urban planning at Tsinghua University. Li Jing is pursuing her doctoral degree at Tsinghua University, majoring in architectural history and theory. Hu Jiezhong is pursuing her doctoral degree at Tsinghua University, majoring in architectural history and theory.




The History and Civilization of China

Author: Edited by Zhang Yingpin and Fan Wei; Translated by Zhang Jinquan et al.
Order No. 3167
ISBN-13: 9787507313604
ISBN-10: 7507313603
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Central Party Literature Publishing House
Pub Year: 2003
Pages: 256
Language: English
Size: 8.5 x 11.25
Price: $99.95

The book traces the country's fate from pre-history to the present age. It is divided chronologically into eleven chapters. Hundreds of vivid photographs and illustrations accompany the text.

Chapter 1: The Sun Rises in the East . The Pre-Historical Age
Chapter 2: Bronze Age The Xiz , the Shang and the Zhou
Chapter 3. Chasing the Deer on the Deer on the Central Plains Seeking Control of the Empire. Spring and autumn, and Warring states Periods
Chapter 4. Great Unification of the Whole Country . Qin and Han Dynasties
Chapter 5. Progressing in Turbulence . The Wei, the Southern and Northern Dynasties
Chapter 6. A Flourishing Age. The Sui, the Tang, the five Dynasties
Chapter 7. Competition and Unification. The Song, the Liao, the Xia, the Jin and the Yuan
Chapter 8. Centralization of State Power and Transformation of Social Pattern the Ming Dynasty
Chapter 9. The Brilliant Setting Sun The Qing Dynasty
Chapter 10. Tradition Awaited Renewal . Republic of China
Chapter 11. The Renewal of the Chinese Nation . the People's Republic of China




The History of Chinese Printing (Illustrated)
Limited Edition

Author: Zhang Xiumin
Revised by: Dr. Han Qi
Translators: Chen Jiehua, et. al
Order No. 1065
ISBN-13: 9781931907613
ISBN-10: 1931907617
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Homa & Sekey Books
Pub Year: 2009
Pages: xxxiv, 494
Language: English
Size: 7.5 x 10

The History of Chinese Printing covers in great detail the history of more than 1,000 years since the invention of printing in China. The book is divided into three parts—the invention and development of block printing, the invention and development of moveable type printing, and the influence of Chinese printing on Asia, Africa and Europe—and thoroughly discusses all aspects of Chinese printing, including locations of printers, contents of woodblock printed books, features of various editions, and different methods of printing. It also includes such non-book materials as New Year pictures, newspapers, paper currency as well as the materials used in printing, including paper and ink.

The History of Chinese Printing is the most comprehensive, systematic and authoritative work in this field hitherto. This book is regarded by scholars both in and outside of China as an epoch-making masterpiece in the study of Chinese printing history and it lays a solid foundation for research work on the entire Chinese cultural history.

Zhang Xiumin was a researcher at the National Library of China for over forty years. He spent his whole life studying the history of printing, bibliography and Sino-Vietnamese relations and published many authoritative treatises on such subjects. He was an internationally acknowledged scholar on the history of Chinese printing.

Dr. Han Qi is a professor of history of sciences in the Institute for the History of Natural Sciences at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The focus of his research work is Sino-Western cultural and scientific relations in the 17th-19th centuries.

The five translators, Chen Jiehua, Chen Fu, Xu Ying, Qiu Yuping and Liu Chun, are from Zhejiang Sci-tech University. Chen Jiehua and Chen Fu are associate professors and the other three are lecturers.

PRAISE FOR The History of Chinese Printing

“Now, with publication of Zhang Xiumin’s The History of Chinese Printing, this lack [of a comprehensive, detailed and systematic study of the history and development of Chinese printing] has been largely remedied as it makes an important contribution to the study of the history of culture, science and technology in China.”
—Dr. Tsien Tsuen-Hsuin, University of Chicago, and author of Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 5:1 by Joseph Needham

“Zhang’s account about the origin and development of Chinese printing is a coherent one: the ideas are logically presented and every key point falls into place. This book is truly an essential contribution.”
—Li Ximi, Historian and Editor-in-Chief of Wenxian (Documentations Quarterly), Beijing, China

“This is your significant contribution to the study of Chinese printing history.”
—Dr. Soren Edgren, Princeton University, and Chinese book specialist

“Very substantial and comprehensive in its content. It is both unprecedented and unrepeatable.”
—Tan Qixiang, Professor and historian, Fudan University, Shanghai, China




The Jews in China

Author: Pan Guang
Order No. 7035
ISBN-13: 9787801138811
ISBN-10: 7801138813
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2001
Pages: 194
Language: English & Chinese
Size: 9 x 12
Price: $49.95

This book tells of the history and life of Jews in various regions of China from the ancient times till after World War II. It contains images of Jews in Shanghai, Harbin, Tianjin, Shenyang, Manzhouli, Hailar, and Qingdao. It gives accounts of how Jews struggled and succeeded in Hong Kong, how Dr. He Fengshan, known as China’s Schindler, saved Jewish refugees, and of Jewish internationalists, such as Jacob Rosenfeld, Hans Muller, and Hans Shippe, who made great contributions to the liberation cause of the Chinese people. In addition, the album records visits of state leaders, and research into Chinese Jews conducted in various parts of the world. With over 200 b&w photos and maps.

This is an oversized/over-thick/overweighed title. For INTERNATIONAL orders, additional shipping fees may apply. Please email us at info@homabooks.com to inquiry about specific shipping rates to your country before placing your order.




The Jews in Shanghai

Author: Pan Guang
Order No. 7063
ISBN-13: 9787805301778
ISBN-10: 7805301778
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Shanghai Pictorial Press
Pub Year: 2000
Pages: 90
Language: English & Chinese

Jewish life in Shanghai since mid-19th century.




The Jews in Tianjin

Author: Anna Song
Order No. 7036
ISBN-13: 9787508505138
ISBN-10: 7508505131
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2004
Pages: 151
Language: English & Chinese
Size: 9 x 12
Price: $34.95

In the 1860s Jews began to settle in Tianjin, a port city south of Peking, and in the late 19th and early 20th century and during World War II still more Jews migrated to the city. In Tianjin they had their own community in which to preserve the economic, religious, educational and cultural aspects of Jewish life. World War II did not prevent the Jewish community in Tianjin from maintaining its original lifestyle, nor from becoming a refuge for those that escaped Nazi genocide. The album records this period with detailed historical data and numerous photographs.

This is an oversized/over-thick/overweighed title. For INTERNATIONAL orders, additional shipping fees may apply. Please email us at info@homabooks.com to inquiry about specific shipping rates to your country before placing your order.




Wen Dou: Nonviolent Struggle in the Cultural Revolution

Author: Guanglu Zheng
Order No. 2008
ISBN-13: 9780966542189
ISBN-10: 0966542185
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Homa & Sekey
Pub Year: 2006
Pages: 420
Language: Traditional Chinese
Size: 6 x 9
Price: $20.00
20% Off: $16.00

Based on exclusive and precious historical materials, this book for the first time, systematically introduces the rare and strange phenomenon in the world cultural history: Wen Dou (nonviolent struggle) in Cultural Revolution. This is the most comprehensive description of the cultural phenomenon in China’s Cultural Revolution period. It reflects the Wen Dou situation of the whole Chinese society, supplements the blanks of Chinese research on “Cultural Revolution history” and becomes the must-have reference for studying those crazy years of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Learn More...





Wu Dou: Violent Struggle in the Cultural Revolution

Author: Guanglu Zheng
Order No. 2009
ISBN-13: 9780966542196
ISBN-10: 0966542193
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Homa & Sekey
Pub Year: 2006
Pages: 620
Language: Traditional Chinese
Size: 6 x 9
Price: $25.00
20% Off: $20.00

Based on exclusive and precious historical materials, this book for the first time, systematically introduces the struggles by force of coercion in China’s Cultural Revolution. It describes in detail the root, social background, the cause and effect of the gradual development of the struggle, its content and form, the important events, the cruel punishment and slaughter, and climax and ebb of it, etc. The book provided the most comprehensive information to help understand the truth of the struggles in the Cultural Revolution. It is a great reference for research as well. Learn More...





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