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For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World's Favorite Drink and Changed History

By Sarah Rose

"If ever there has been a booklet to learn within the corporation of a pleasant cuppa, this is often it." -The Washington Post

within the dramatic tale of 1 of the best acts of company espionage ever devoted, Sarah Rose recounts the attention-grabbing, not going conditions surrounding a turning element in fiscal background. through the center of the 19th century, the British East India corporation confronted the lack of its monopoly at the beautifully profitable tea exchange with China, forcing it to make the drastic selection of sending Scottish botanist Robert Fortune to scouse borrow the crop from deep inside of China and convey it again to British plantations in India. Fortune's danger-filled odyssey, magnificently acknowledged the following, reads like event fiction, revealing a long-forgotten bankruptcy of the previous and the wondrous origins of a doubtless traditional beverage.

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Chinese Foreign Relations: Power and Policy Since the Cold War (3rd Edition)

By Robert G. Sutter

China is rightly thought of an rising energy in international affairs as chinese language leaders, sponsored through starting to be financial and army energy, have interaction in leading edge diplomatic ways that pave the best way for China's foreign function. yet this can be in simple terms a part of the tale of China s upward push. As Robert G. Sutter exhibits during this meticulous and balanced evaluation, the checklist of twists and turns in chinese language overseas family because the finish of the chilly struggle highlights a truly assorted point of view. household difficulties, nationalism, and protection issues proceed to preoccupy Beijing, complicating China's effect and techniques in overseas affairs. at the foreign entrance, the activities of different robust countries and turning out to be dependence at the international economic climate complicate in addition to improve China s develop to foreign prominence. Newly revised, this version beneficial properties extra vast remedy of China s position within the overseas economic climate and larger dialogue of its kinfolk with the constructing international. delivering a accomplished creation to chinese language overseas family, Sutter indicates chinese language leaders exerting growing to be effect in international affairs yet final faraway from dominant. dealing with a variety of contradictions and trade-offs, they stream carefully to prevent significant confrontations, high priced commitments, or blunders that may undermine their one-party rule as they take care of a global surroundings posing a number of demanding situations in addition to possibilities for chinese language interests."

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Poems of Zhang Yan (Chinese classical literature series) (中国古典文学基本丛书:山中白云词)

By 张炎

《山中白云词》,宋代张炎的词集。他的词多写个人哀怨并长于咏物,常以清空之笔,写沦落之悲,带有鲜明的时代印记。因他精通音律,审音拈韵,细致入微,遣词造句,流丽清畅,时有精警之处。张炎为词主张"清空"、"骚雅",倾慕周邦彦、姜夔而贬抑吴文英。张炎的创作和词论对后世均有深远影响,清代许多词人都尊崇张炎,把他和姜夔并称。

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Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture (Encyclopedias of Contemporary Culture)

This is the 1st reference e-book to digest this sizeable cultural output and make it available to the English-speaking world. It includes approximately 1,200 entries written via a world workforce of experts, to let readers to discover more than a few assorted and interesting cultural matters from prisons to rock teams, underground Christian church buildings to television speak exhibits and radio hotlines. Experimental artists with names resembling 'Big-Tailed Elephants' and 'The North-Pole workforce' nestle among the covers along entries on lotteries, homosexual cinema, political jokes, intercourse retailers, subject parks, 'New Authoritarians' and 'Little Emperors'.

While the focal point of the Encyclopedia of latest chinese language Culture is on mainland China due to the fact 1980, it is usually longer, in particular commissioned entries on a number of elements of latest tradition in Hong Kong and Taiwan. together with complete and updated references for additional reading, this is an imperative reference software for all lecturers and scholars of latest chinese language tradition. it's going to even be warmly embraced as a useful resource of cultural context via travelers, newshounds, enterprise humans and others who stopover at China.

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Gao Village: Rural Life in Modern China

An insider's account of existence in Gao village in Jiangxi province in China, the writer of this article was once born and taken up within the village, earlier than leaving on the age of 21 to review English at Xiamen collage. He nonetheless returns every year to the village to go to his brother who keeps to reside there. The paintings covers a forty yr interval and will be divided up into 4 certain topics: the village sooner than and after land reform; the commune procedure; the dismantling of the communes; and the unfolding impression of the marketplace financial system - together with transforming into migration to city parts - from the late-1980s onwards. the writer concludes that even if the PRC has always discriminated opposed to rural citizens, who're generically known as "peasants", the unconventional regulations applied throughout the Cultural Revolution led to obvious advancements in schooling and future health care.

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China in Ten Words

From certainly one of China’s such a lot acclaimed writers: a distinct, intimate examine the chinese language event over the past numerous a long time.
 
Framed via ten words universal within the chinese language vernacular, China in Ten Words makes use of own tales and astute research to bare as by no means earlier than the world’s such a lot populous but oft-misunderstood state. In "Disparity," for instance, Yu Hua illustrates the increasing gaps that separate electorate of the rustic. In "Copycat," he depicts the escalating development of piracy and imitation as an inventive new kind of progressive motion. And in "Bamboozle," he describes the more and more brazen practices of trickery, fraud, and chicanery which are, he indicates, changing into a lifestyle at each point of society. Witty, insightful, and brave, it is a refreshingly candid imaginative and prescient of the "Chinese miracle" and all of its consequences.
 

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Discover China (Full Color Country Travel Guide)

By Damian Harper, Daniel McCrohan, Shawn Low, Piera Chen, Chung Wah Chow, Christopher Pitts, David Eimer, Daisy Harper

EXPERIENCE the easiest OF CHINA

The nice Wall, the Yangzi River, the military of Terracotta Warriors – we’ve chosen the main iconic attractions and brilliant areas so that you can benefit from the genuine China with the minimal fuss.

Highlights display the must-see sights and unbeatable experiences

Itineraries make making plans your journey less complicated than ever

Local Experts suggest what to not miss

Pull-Out Map places the streets of Beijing & Hong Kong on your pocket

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You can belief our go back and forth info simply because Lonely Planet authors stopover at the areas we write approximately, each variation. We by no means settle for freebies for confident assurance, and you may depend upon us to inform it like we see it.

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Social Cohesion in Greater China: Challenges for Social Policy and Governance (Series on Contemporary China)

This e-book severely examines the problems and demanding situations of social improvement confronted through societies in Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, with specific connection with the most important thoughts those societies undertake to advertise social solidarity and civil concord within the context of globalization. It specializes in those who were socially marginalized by means of the Asian monetary situation in 1997, and examines the measures better China has followed to stability monetary development with social improvement. The booklet could be of curiosity to readers who desire to be aware of extra approximately societies in Mainland China, and the consequences of globalization.

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Shi Shuo Xin Yu (Chinese classical literature series) (中国古典文学基本丛书:世说新语校笺)

By 徐震堮

  世说新语是南朝宋临川刘羲庆所作的一部主要记载汉末、三国、两晋士族阶层遗闻轶事的小说。羲庆是刘裕仲弟长沙景王道憐的儿子,出嗣给临川烈王道规,袭封临川王。宋书本传说他[性简素,寡嗜欲,爱好文羲,才词虽不多,然足为宗室之表。撰徐州先贤传十卷奏上之,又擬班固典引为典叙,以述皇代之美]。没有提到世说新语,但南史本传有之。
  《世说新语校笺(套装上下册)》宋书本传不战,隋志及新旧唐志及南史但稱世说。
  《世说新语校笺》共分为上、下两册!

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