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CHINA’S LEADERS: From Mao to Now | By David ShambaughCHINA’S LEADERS: From Mao to Now | By David Shambaugh
Olivia Cheung

THE GREAT DECOUPLING: China, America and the Struggle for Technological Supremacy | By Nigel InksterTHE GREAT DECOUPLING: China, America and the Struggle for Technological Supremacy | By Nigel Inkster
James Andrew Lewis

TRANSPACIFIC DEVELOPMENTS: The Politics of Multiple Chinas in Central America | By Monica DeHartTRANSPACIFIC DEVELOPMENTS: The Politics of Multiple Chinas in Central America | By Monica DeHart
Robert A. Portada III

THE ORIGINS OF COVID-19: China and Global Capitalism | By Li ZhangTHE ORIGINS OF COVID-19: China and Global Capitalism | By Li Zhang
Willy Sier

INVISIBLE CHINA: How the Urban-Rural Divide Threatens China’s Rise | By Scott Rozelle and Natalie HellINVISIBLE CHINA: How the Urban-Rural Divide Threatens China’s Rise | By Scott Rozelle and Natalie Hell
Jesper Willaing Zeuthen

BEIJING FROM BELOW: Stories of Marginal Lives in the Capital’s Center | By Harriet EvansBEIJING FROM BELOW: Stories of Marginal Lives in the Capital’s Center | By Harriet Evans
Casey James Miller

RE-ENCHANTING MODERNITY: Ritual Economy and Society in Wenzhou, China | By Mayfair YangRE-ENCHANTING MODERNITY: Ritual Economy and Society in Wenzhou, China | By Mayfair Yang
Jiazhi Fengjiang

SUNFLOWERS AND UMBRELLAS: Social Movements, Expressive Practices, and Political Culture in Taiwan and Hong Kong | Edited by Thomas Gold and Sebastian VegSUNFLOWERS AND UMBRELLAS: Social Movements, Expressive Practices, and Political Culture in Taiwan and Hong Kong | Edited by Thomas Gold and Sebastian Veg
Leon N. Kunz

THE GREAT SMOG OF CHINA: A Short Event History of Air Pollution | By Anna L. Ahlers, Mette Halskov Hansen, and Rune Svarverud // TOXIC POLITICS: China’s Environmental Health Crisis and its Challenge to the Chinese State | By Yanzhong HuangTHE GREAT SMOG OF CHINA: A Short Event History of Air Pollution | By Anna L. Ahlers, Mette Halskov Hansen, and Rune Svarverud // TOXIC POLITICS: China’s Environmental Health Crisis and its Challenge to the Chinese State | By Yanzhong Huang
Yuan Xu

COMING HOME TO A FOREIGN COUNTRY: Xiamen and Returned Overseas Chinese, 1843–1938 | By Ong Soon KeongCOMING HOME TO A FOREIGN COUNTRY: Xiamen and Returned Overseas Chinese, 1843–1938 | By Ong Soon Keong
Steven B. Miles