For those used to consulting our physical new book shelf in the library, the library recommends the following new titles.


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Ang, Yuen Yuen, China’s Gilded Age: The Paradox of Economic Boom and Vast Corruption (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2020), 257 pp.

Benabdallah, Lina, Shaping the Future of Power: Knowledge Production and Network-Building in China-Africa Relations (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2020), 191 pp.

Dapiran, Antony, City on Fire: The Fight for Hong Kong (Melbourne: Scribe, 2020), 320 pp.

Davis, Bob, and Lingling Wei, Superpower Showdown: How the Battle Between Trump and Xi Threatens a New Cold War (New York: Harper Business, 2020), 487 pp.

De Cremer, David, Bruce McKern, and Jack McGuire, eds., The Belt and Road Initiative: Opportunities and Challenges of a Chinese Economic Ambition (New Delhi: Sage, 2020), 403 pp.

Demick, Barbara, Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town (New York: Random House, 2020), 325 pp.

Dollar, David, Yiping Huang, and Yang Yao, China 2049: Economic Challenges of a Rising Global Power (Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2020), 420 pp.

Efron, Shita, Karen Schwindt, and Emily Haskel, Chinese Investment in Israeli Technology and Infrastructure: Security Implications for Israel and the United States (Santa Monica: Rand Corporation, 2020), 118 pp.

Fingar, Thomas and Jean C. Oi, eds., Fateful Decisions: Choices that Will Shape China’s Future (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2020), 446 pp.

Gerth, Karl, Unending Capitalism: How Consumerism Negated China’s Communist Revolution (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2020), 384 pp

Ghosh, Arunabh, Making It Count: Statistics and Statecraft in the Early People’s Republic of China (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2020), 340 pp.

Hasenkamp, Miao-Ling Lin, ed., China and Autocracy: Political Influence and the Limits of Global Democracy (London: I.B. Tauris, 2020), 221 pp.

Heberer, Thomas and Gunter Schubert, Weapons of the Rich: Strategic Action of Private Entrepreneurs in Contemporary China (Singapore: World Scientific, 2020), 254 pp.

Hillenbrand, Margaret, Negative Exposures: Knowing What Not to Know in Contemporary China (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2020), 292 pp.

Ibrahim, Zuraidah and Jeffie Lam, eds., Rebel City: Hong Kong’s Year of Water and Ice (Singapore: World Scientific, and Hong Kong: South China Morning Post, 2020), 461 pp.

Jones, Catherine and Sarah Teitt, eds., China-North Korea Relations: Between Development and Security (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2020), 215 pp.

Koesel, Karrie J., Valerie J. Bunce, and Jessica Chen Weiss, Citizens & the State in Authoritarian Regimes: Comparing China and Russia (New York: Oxford University Press, 2020), 326 pp.

Lin, Gang, Taiwan’s Party Politics and Cross-Strait Relations in Evolution (2008–2018) (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020), 250 pp.

Liu, Xiaoguang, China’s Rural Labor Migration and its Economic Development (Singapore: World Scientific, 2020), 226 pp.

Liu, Xiaoyuan, To the End of Revolution: The Chinese Communist Party and Tibet, 1949–1959 (New York: Columbia University Press, 2020), 401 pp.

Looney, Kristen E., Mobilizing for Development: The Modernization of Rural East Asia (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2020), 213 pp.

Pan, Jennifer, Welfare for Autocrats: How Social Assistance in China Cares for its Rulers (New York: Oxford University Press, 2020), 225 pp.

Roberts, Dexter, The Myth of Chinese Capitalism: The Worker, the Factory, and the Future of the World (New York: St. Martin’s, 2020), 252 pp.

Schuman, Michael, Superpower Interrupted: The Chinese History of the World (New York: PublicAffairs, 2020), 354 pp.

Shell and DRC, eds., China’s Energy Revolution in the Context of the Global Energy Transition (The Hague: Shell International B.V. and Beijing: Development Research Center, 2020), 700 pp.

Wang, Huan, Intimate Relationships in China in the Light of Depth Psychology: A Study of Gender and Integrity (New York: Routledge, 2020), 216 pp.

Wang, Ray, Resistance Under Communist China: Religious Protesters, Advocates and Opportunists (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020), 235 pp.

Weiner, Benno, The Chinese Revolution on the Tibetan Frontier (Ithaca: Cornel University Press, 2020), 283 pp.

Woeser, Tsering, Forbidden Memory: Tibet During the Cultural Revolution, ed. Robert Barnett (Lincoln Nebraska: Potomac Books, 2020), 405 pp.

Yamaura, Chigua, Marriage and Marriageability: The Practices of Matchmaking Between Men from Japan and Women from Northeast China (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2020), 203 pp.

Yang, Mayfair, Re-enchanting Modernity: Ritual Economy and Society in Wenzhou, China (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2020), 374 pp.

Ye, Min, The Belt Road and Beyond: State-mobilized Globalization in China, 1998–2018 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2020), 252 pp.

Zhang, Lun and Adrien Gombeaud, Tiananmen 1989: Our Shattered Hopes (San Diego: IDW Publishing, 2020), 102 pp.

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