Stranger on the Silk Road

Stranger on the Silk Road
  • Author : Jessica Gunderson
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Pages : 34
  • Relase : 2012-08
  • ISBN : 9781479516452

Stranger on the Silk Road Book Review:

Song Sun likes to talk but never listens. After talking too much to a stranger, Song Sun accidentally gives away the Chinese secret of silkmaking. Will Song Sun be able to save the secret?

China's Gilded Age

China's Gilded Age
  • Author : Yuen Yuen Ang
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 275
  • Relase : 2020-05-28
  • ISBN : 9781108478601

China's Gilded Age Book Review:

Unbundles corruption into different types, examining corruption as access money in China through a comparative-historical lens.

The Modern Chinese State

The Modern Chinese State
  • Author : David Shambaugh,William Kirby
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 276
  • Relase : 2000-05-08
  • ISBN : 0521776031

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Wealth and Power

Wealth and Power
  • Author : Orville Schell,John Delury
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Pages : 498
  • Relase : 2014-09-09
  • ISBN : 9780812976250

Wealth and Power Book Review:

Through a series of lively and absorbing portraits of iconic modern Chinese leaders and thinkers, two of today’s foremost specialists on China provide a panoramic narrative of this country’s rise to preeminence that is at once analytical and personal. How did a nation, after a long and painful period of dynastic decline, intellectual upheaval, foreign occupation, civil war, and revolution, manage to burst forth onto the world stage with such an impressive run of hyperdevelopment and wealth creation—culminating in the extraordinary dynamism of China today? Wealth and Power answers this question by examining the lives of eleven influential officials, writers, activists, and leaders whose contributions helped create modern China. This fascinating survey begins in the lead-up to the first Opium War with Wei Yuan, the nineteenth-century scholar and reformer who was one of the first to urge China to borrow ideas from the West. It concludes in our time with human-rights advocate and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, an outspoken opponent of single-party rule. Along the way, we meet such titans of Chinese history as the Empress Dowager Cixi, public intellectuals Feng Guifen, Liang Qichao, and Chen Duxiu, Nationalist stalwarts Sun Yat-sen and Chiang Kai-shek, and Communist Party leaders Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, and Zhu Rongji. The common goal that unites all of these disparate figures is their determined pursuit of fuqiang, “wealth and power.” This abiding quest for a restoration of national greatness in the face of a “century of humiliation” at the hands of the Great Powers came to define the modern Chinese character. It’s what drove both Mao and Deng to embark on root-and-branch transformations of Chinese society, first by means of Marxism-Leninism, then by authoritarian capitalism. And this determined quest remains the key to understanding many of China’s actions today. By unwrapping the intellectual antecedents of today’s resurgent China, Orville Schell and John Delury supply much-needed insight into the country’s tortured progression from nineteenth-century decline to twenty-first-century boom. By looking backward into the past to understand forces at work for hundreds of years, they help us understand China today and the future that this singular country is helping shape for all of us. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH “Superb . . . beautifully written and neatly structured.”—Financial Times “[An] engaging narrative of the intellectual and cultural origins of China’s modern rise.”—The New York Times Book Review “Informative and insightful . . . a must-read for anyone with an interest in the world’s fastest-rising superpower.”—Slate “It does a better job than most other books of answering a basic question the rest of the world naturally asks about China’s recent rise: What does China want?”—The Atlantic “The portraits are beautifully written and bring to life not only their subjects but also the mood and intellectual debates of the times in which they lived.”—Foreign Affairs “Excellent and erudite . . . [The authors] combine scholarly learning with a reportorial appreciation of colorful, revealing details.”—The National Interest

China Inside Out

China Inside Out
  • Author : P l Ny¡ri,Joana Breidenbach
  • Publisher : Central European University Press
  • Pages : 354
  • Relase : 2005-01-01
  • ISBN : 9637326146

China Inside Out Book Review:

The "war on terror" has generated a scramble for expertise on Islamic or Asian "culture" and revived support for area studies, but it has done so at the cost of reviving the kinds of dangerous generalizations that area studies have rightly been accused of. This book provides a much-needed perspective on area studies, a perspective that is attentive to both manifestations of "traditional culture" and the new global relationships in which they are being played out. The authors shake off the shackles of the orientalist legacy but retain a close reading of local processes. They challenge the boundaries of China and question its study from different perspectives, but believe that area studies have a role to play if their geographies are studied according to certain common problems. In the case of China, the book shows the diverse array of critical but solidly grounded research approaches that can be used in studying a society. Its approach neither trivializes nor dismisses the elusive effects of culture, and it pays attention to both the state and the multiplicity of voices that challenge it.

Modern China: A Very Short Introduction

Modern China: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Rana Mitter
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Pages : 168
  • Relase : 2008-02-28
  • ISBN : 9780191578793

Modern China: A Very Short Introduction Book Review:

China today is never out of the news: from human rights controversies and the continued legacy of Tiananmen Square, to global coverage of the Beijing Olympics, and the Chinese 'economic miracle'. It seems a country of contradictions: a peasant society with some of the world's most futuristic cities, heir to an ancient civilization that is still trying to find a modern identity. This Very Short Introduction offers the reader with no previous knowledge of China a variety of ways to understand the world's most populous nation, giving a short, integrated picture of modern Chinese society, culture, economy, politics and art. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The China Review, Or, Notes and Queries on the Far East

The China Review, Or, Notes and Queries on the Far East
  • Author : Nicholas Belfield Dennys,Ernest John Eitel,William C. Barlow,James Dyer Ball
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 408
  • Relase : 1888
  • ISBN : CORNELL:31924080551603

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The China Review, Or, Notes and Queries on the Far East

The China Review, Or, Notes and Queries on the Far East
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 462
  • Relase : 1874
  • ISBN : UCD:31175033574594

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The Economics and Politics of China’s Energy Security Transition

The Economics and Politics of China’s Energy Security Transition
  • Author : Hongtu Zhao
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 394
  • Relase : 2018-09-05
  • ISBN : 9780128151532

The Economics and Politics of China’s Energy Security Transition Book Review:

The Economics and Politics of China’s Energy Security Transition clarifies China’s energy and foreign policies through a comprehensive examination of energy sources, providing an insider’s unique perspective for assessing China’s energy policies. China’s historic decline in coal consumption since 2013-2014 and a plateauing of its carbon dioxide emissions have given China an unprecedented opportunity to decarbonize while growing its economy. In response to global questions about China’s institutional, administrative, and political challenges and risks, this book provides the answers that everyone is asking. Provides a rare assessment of China’s energy policies and reveals insights into the Chinese government Devotes attention to issues of global energy governance and energy sanctions Includes data and reference content suitable for researchers in economics, sustainability, energy policy, geopolitics and political science

The China Mission Year Book

The China Mission Year Book
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 640
  • Relase : 1911
  • ISBN : PRNC:32101066130756

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Jannah Jewels Book 2

Jannah Jewels Book 2
  • Author : Umm Nura
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 76
  • Relase : 2012
  • ISBN : 0986720836

Jannah Jewels Book 2 Book Review:

In the second book of the Jannah Jewels Series, the girls are caught and thrown aboard the ship of Zheng He, the famous Chinese Muslim Admiral. Caught in a lightning thunderstorm, they must sail in raging waters to retrieve a rare medicine plant. Can the Jannah Jewels escape the fiery arrows of pirates and make it safely back home?

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Chinese Culture

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Chinese Culture
  • Author : Kam Louie
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 424
  • Relase : 2008-06-05
  • ISBN : 9781107495258

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Chinese Culture Book Review:

At the start of the twenty-first century, China is poised to become a major global power. Understanding its culture is more important than ever before for western audiences, but for many, China remains a mysterious and exotic country. This Companion explains key aspects of modern Chinese culture without assuming prior knowledge of China or the Chinese language. The volume acknowledges the interconnected nature of the different cultural forms, from 'high culture' such as literature, religion and philosophy to more popular issues such as sport, cinema, performance and the internet. Each chapter is written by a world expert in the field. Invaluable for students of Chinese studies, this book includes a glossary of key terms, a chronology and a guide to further reading. For the interested reader or traveler, it reveals a dynamic, diverse and fascinating culture, many aspects of which are now elucidated in English for the first time.

The China Management Handbook

The China Management Handbook
  • Author : F. Sieren,E. Boos
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 407
  • Relase : 2016-01-08
  • ISBN : 9780230599727

The China Management Handbook Book Review:

With China's accession to the WTO in Spring 2002 it is essential that Western investors and business people get an effective 'tool kit' which enables them to succeed in the highly competitive Chinese market and to deal with the issues and changes that the WTO will bring. As a guide for western investors this book gives the answer to the 100 most crucial questions on operating or restructuring business in China. The question and answer format allows the reader to rapidly select information for a specific situation.

The Long Game

The Long Game
  • Author : Rush Doshi
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 433
  • Relase : 2021-06-11
  • ISBN : 9780197527870

The Long Game Book Review:

For more than a century, no US adversary or coalition of adversaries - not Nazi Germany, Imperial Japan, or the Soviet Union - has ever reached sixty percent of US GDP. China is the sole exception, and it is fast emerging into a global superpower that could rival, if not eclipse, the United States. What does China want, does it have a grand strategy to achieve it, and what should the United States do about it? In The Long Game, Rush Doshi draws from a rich base of Chinese primary sources, including decades worth of party documents, leaked materials, memoirs by party leaders, and a careful analysis of China's conduct to provide a history of China's grand strategy since the end of the Cold War. Taking readers behind the Party's closed doors, he uncovers Beijing's long, methodical game to displace America from its hegemonic position in both the East Asia regional and global orders through three sequential "strategies of displacement." Beginning in the 1980s, China focused for two decades on "hiding capabilities and biding time." After the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, it became more assertive regionally, following a policy of "actively accomplishing something." Finally, in the aftermath populist elections of 2016, China shifted to an even more aggressive strategy for undermining US hegemony, adopting the phrase "great changes unseen in century." After charting how China's long game has evolved, Doshi offers a comprehensive yet asymmetric plan for an effective US response. Ironically, his proposed approach takes a page from Beijing's own strategic playbook to undermine China's ambitions and strengthen American order without competing dollar-for-dollar, ship-for-ship, or loan-for-loan.

The China Challenge

The China Challenge
  • Author : Huhua Cao,Vivienne Poy
  • Publisher : University of Ottawa Press
  • Pages : 344
  • Relase : 2011-05-28
  • ISBN : 9780776619552

The China Challenge Book Review:

With the exception of Canada’s relationship with the United States, Canada’s relationship with China will likely be its most significant foreign connection in the twenty-first century. As China’s role in world politics becomes more central, understanding China becomes essential for Canadian policymakers and policy analysts in a variety of areas. Responding to this need, The China Challenge brings together perspectives from both Chinese and Canadian experts on the evolving Sino-Canadian relationship. It traces the history and looks into the future of Canada-China bilateral relations. It also examines how China has affected a number of Canadian foreign and domestic policy issues, including education, economics, immigration, labour and language. Recently, Canada-China relations have suffered from inadequate policymaking and misunderstandings on the part of both governments. Establishing a good dialogue with China must be a Canadian priority in order to build and maintain mutually beneficial relations with this emerging power, which will last into the future.

American Born Chinese

American Born Chinese
  • Author : Gene Luen Yang
  • Publisher : First Second
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2006-09-06
  • ISBN : 9781466805460

American Born Chinese Book Review:

A tour-de-force by rising indy comics star Gene Yang, American Born Chinese tells the story of three apparently unrelated characters: Jin Wang, who moves to a new neighborhood with his family only to discover that he's the only Chinese-American student at his new school; the powerful Monkey King, subject of one of the oldest and greatest Chinese fables; and Chin-Kee, a personification of the ultimate negative Chinese stereotype, who is ruining his cousin Danny's life with his yearly visits. Their lives and stories come together with an unexpected twist in this action-packed modern fable. American Born Chinese is an amazing ride, all the way up to the astonishing climax. American Born Chinese is a 2006 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature, the winner of the 2007 Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album: New, an Eisner Award nominee for Best Coloring and a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year. This title has Common Core Connections

The Politics of China

The Politics of China
  • Author : Roderick MacFarquhar
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 690
  • Relase : 2011
  • ISBN : 1139122711

The Politics of China Book Review:

Tracks China's transformation from the establishment of the People's Republic to its rise as a superpower in the twenty-first century.

Geological Researches in China, Mongolia, and Japan

Geological Researches in China, Mongolia, and Japan
  • Author : Raphael Pumpelly
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 200
  • Relase : 1866
  • ISBN : BSB:BSB10359058

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The Chinese Banking Industry

The Chinese Banking Industry
  • Author : Yuanyuan Peng
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 213
  • Relase : 2007-08-18
  • ISBN : 9781134098392

The Chinese Banking Industry Book Review:

This book provides detailed systematic micro-level analysis of the historical development of the Chinese banking industry, focusing in particular on the development of the Bank of China (BOC) in the period 1905 to 1949. Banking reform is a key area of China’s economic transformation, and this book, bringing a vast amount of material to a Western audience for the first time, provides a detailed evidence of the key challenges faced by a major Chinese bank. The book: addresses important issues in its evolution, including corporate governance government intervention, foreign competition and white-collar crime evaluates how the challenges in these areas were met considers the results of its efforts draws lessons for policy making today.

Chinese Masculinities in a Globalizing World

Chinese Masculinities in a Globalizing World
  • Author : Kam Louie
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 179
  • Relase : 2014-11-20
  • ISBN : 9781134651238

Chinese Masculinities in a Globalizing World Book Review:

This book explores how the traditional ideal of Chinese manhood – the "wen" (cultural attainment) and "wu" (martial prowess) dyad – has been transformed by the increasing integration of China in the international scene. It discusses how increased travel and contact between China and the West are having a profound impact; showing how increased interchange with Western men, for whom "wu" is a more significant ideal, has shifted the balance in the classic Chinese dichotomy; and how the huge emphasis on wealth creation in contemporary China has changed the notion of "wen" itself to include business management skills and monetary power. The book also considers the implications of Chinese "soft power" outside China for the reconfigurations in masculinity ideals in the global setting. The rising significance of Chinese culture enables Chinese cultural norms, including ideals of manhood, to be increasingly integrated in the international sphere and to become hybridised. The book also examines the impact of the Japanese and Korean waves on popular conceptions of desirable manhood in China. Overall, it demonstrates that social constructions of Chinese masculinity have changed more fundamentally and become more global in the last three decades than any other time in the last three thousand years.