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  • Civil-Military Relations in Chinese History: From Ancient China to the Communist Takeover book cover

    Civil-Military Relations in Chinese History

    From Ancient China to the Communist Takeover, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kai Filipiak

    Modern studies of civil--military relations recognise that the military is separate from civil society, with its own norms and values, principles of organization, and regulations. Key issues of concern include the means by which – and the extent to which – the civil power controls the military; and…

    Paperback – 2017-10-13
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    Asian States and Empires

  • The Vernaculars of Communism: Language, Ideology and Power in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe book cover

    The Vernaculars of Communism

    Language, Ideology and Power in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, 1st Edition

    Edited by Petre Petrov, Lara Ryazanova-Clarke

    The political revolutions which established state socialism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe were accompanied by revolutions in the word, as the communist project implied not only remaking the world but also renaming it. As new institutions, social roles, rituals and behaviours emerged, so…

    Paperback – 2017-10-13
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    Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe

  • Ancient Chinese Encyclopedia of Technology: Translation and Annotation of Kaogong ji, The Artificers' Record book cover

    Ancient Chinese Encyclopedia of Technology

    Translation and Annotation of Kaogong ji, The Artificers' Record, 1st Edition

    By Jun Wenren

    This book presents the first translation into English of the full text of the Kaogong ji. This classic work, described by the great scholar of the history of Chinese science and technology Joseph Needham as "the most important document for the study of ancient Chinese technology", dates from the…

    Paperback – 2017-10-13
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    Routledge Studies in the Early History of Asia

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