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Great State: China And The WorldGreat State: China And The World by Brook, Timothy

China is one of the oldest states in the world. It achieved its approximate current borders with the Ascendancy of the Yuan dynasty in the 13th century, and despite the passing of one Imperial dynasty to the next, it has maintained them for the eight centuries since. Timothy Brook examines China's relationship with the world from the Yuan through to the present by following the stories of ordinary and extraordinary people navigating the spaces where China met and meets the world. Bureaucrats, horse traders, spiritual leaders, explorers, pirates, emperors, invaders, migrant workers, traitors, and visionaries: this is a history of China as no one has told it before.

King's Chinese, The: From Barber To Banker, The Story Of Yeap Chor Ee And The Straits ChineseKing's Chinese, The: From Barber To Banker, The Story Of Yeap Chor Ee And The Straits Chinese by Yeap, Daryl

The King's Chinese is an important book that fills in much of the tapestry and colour of early history of family and business in Penang, Malaya and Indonesia. Daryl Yeap writes with a keen eye for detail to weave the rise of a penniless immigrant barber who rose through sheer wits and ability to become one of the most successful tycoons in Asia. The stories of the tumultuous age of boom, bust, war and independence are brought alive through the intertwined careers of Yeap Chor Ee and his Javanese business partner and in-law Oei Tiong Ham.

Migration In The Time Of Revolution: China, Indonesia, And The Cold WarMigration In The Time Of Revolution: China, Indonesia, And The Cold War by Zhou Taomo

This book examines how two of the world's most populous countries interacted between 1945 and 1967, when the concept of citizenship was contested, political loyalty was in question, identity was fluid, and the boundaries of political mobilization were blurred. Based on evidence from newly declassified documents from the Chinese Foreign Ministry Archives and oral history interviews, Zhou argues that migration and the political activism of the ethnic Chinese in Indonesia were important historical forces in the making of governmental relations between Beijing and Jakarta after World War II. She highlights the agency and autonomy of individuals whose life experiences were shaped by - but also helped shape - the trajectory of bilateral diplomacy.

China's Asian Dream: Empire Building Along The New Silk RoadChina's Asian Dream: Empire Building Along The New Silk Road by Miller, Tom

From holding its ground in trade wars with the US, to presenting itself as a world leader in the fight against climate change, a newly confident China is flexing its economic muscles for strategic ends. With the Belt and Road initiative, billed as a new Silk Road for the 21st Century, China is set to extend its influence throughout Eurasia and across the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean. But with the Chinese and US militaries also vying over the Pacific, does this newfound confidence put China on a collision course with the US? Combining a geopolitical overview with on-the-ground reportage from a dozen countries, this new edition of China's Asian Dream engages with the most recent developments in the ongoing story of China's ascendency, and offers new insights into what the rise of China means not only for Asia, but for the world.

Strategic Choice For China's Prosperity, TheStrategic Choice For China's Prosperity, The by Li Yining; Meng Xiaosu; Li Yuanchao; Li Keqiang

This is one of the very few books in English actually written by top Chinese leaders and economists. Li Yining, Professor in Beijing University, is one of the top economists in China and played a key role in the reforming of the economy and state enterprises. Meng Xiaosu, an economist, played a key role on real estate reform. Li Yuanchao was Vice President of the PRC from 2013 to 2018, a member of the Secretariat of the Communist Party of China and head of its Organization Department between 2007 and 2012. Li Keqiang is the current Premier of China. An economist by trade, Li is China's head of government as well as one of the leading figures behind China's financial and economic affairs. Originally published in 1991, this book is a valuable guide to China's economic reform and economic development strategy, including reform of state-owned enterprises, reform of shareholding system, development of enterprise groups, and the direction of rural reform. On the issue of how to further accelerate economic reforms and bring the Chinese economy onto a track of sound development, a comprehensive, systematic and incisive theoretical elaboration was carried out and discussed in depth. This English translation provides key insights into China's reforms over the past 40 years.

Great Leaps: Finding Home In A Changing ChinaGreat Leaps: Finding Home In A Changing China by Flahive, Colin Thomas

In Great Leaps, Colin Flahive explores China's rural-urban migration against the backdrop of his own transition from Colorado to southwest China. There, in Yunnan province, he partnered with three friends to open a cafe that became much more than simply an outpost of Western cuisine in a far-flung corner of the world. Over the course of a decade, Salvador's Coffee House became home to more than 50 young women from mountain villages in the surrounding countryside. Most knew nothing about coffee or Western food, but they moved to the city to work at Salvador's and earn their independence. Great Leaps follows the challenges faced by Colin, his partners and his employees as they leave their old lives behind to make a new home in a foreign land. They encounter unlikely successes, endure heartbreaks and nearly lose everything. But by taking the leap together, they all find their own places in the modern Chinese dream.

Brand New Art From China: A Generation On The RiseBrand New Art From China: A Generation On The Rise by Pollack, Barbara

A unique and visionary generation of young Chinese artists are coming to prominence in the art world - just as China cements its place as the second largest art market on the planet. Renowned critic Barbara Pollack presents the first book to tell the story of how these Chinese millennials, fast becoming global art superstars, negotiate their cultural heritage, and what this means for China's impact on the future of global culture. It is the first collection to showcase the dynamic new art coming from Chinese artists, and features full-colour photos and video stills throughout - with many works being published in book-form for the first time.

Beijing Conspiracy, TheBeijing Conspiracy, The by Flint, Shamini

"I need your support. There is no one else I can trust. Please help her. Please help our daughter." When ex-Marine Jack Ford receives a letter containing news of a daughter he never knew he had, he feels compelled to return to China, a country he hasn't visited since 1989 when, as a young American spy, he fell in love with a beautiful student activist and found himself caught up in the horrors of the Tiananmen Square massacre. But why has Xia got in touch now, after a thirty-year silence? On arrival in Beijing, Jack finds himself accidentally in possession of an explosive piece of information both the Chinese and American governments are desperate to get their hands on. Alone in a strange city, suspected of being a traitor by his own side, not knowing whom to trust, Jack is faced with an impossible dilemma: should he save his new-found daughter or prevent a new world war from breaking out?

China's Hong Kong: The Politics Of A Global CityChina's Hong Kong: The Politics Of A Global City by Summers, Tim

The constitutional settlement under which Hong Kong became a Special Administrative Region of the PRC in 1997 was based on the idea of "one country, two systems". At the time of Hong Kong's handover from British to Chinese rule, there was much speculation over how and whether an open society and market economy would be respected by an authoritarian communist state, one which has since risen to become the world's second largest economy. This book looks afresh at the constitutional settlement and considers whether it has been able to withstand the changes in Hong Kong, the economic rise of China and the shifts in the global economy that have accompanied them. Tim Summers argues that the developments in Hong Kong have to be understood as a unique interplay between local, national and global developments and challenges the assumption that the main dynamic at play in Hong Kong is its tussle for control with Beijing.

One Road, Many Dreams: China's Bold Plan To Remake The Global EconomyOne Road, Many Dreams: China's Bold Plan To Remake The Global Economy by Drache, Daniel; A.T. Kingsmith; Duan Qi

One Belt, One Road is China's bold plan to remake the global economy. It's an ambitious strategy with a $2 trillion - and rising - budget. The objective? To challenge the existing economic and political world order. This book reveals the true extent of China's ambition, analyses the impact of the One Belt, One Road initiative and assesses its chances of success and failure. Written by three highly regarded political economists, it examines the One Belt, One Road initiative from all angles. It looks at the projects and the players, the alliances and the governance. It explores the opportunities for China and the threat to the West, particularly for Trump's isolationist US administration.

Guo Pei: Chinese Art And CoutureGuo Pei: Chinese Art And Couture by Yoong, Jackie

Guo Pei: Chinese Art and Couture includes full-colour images of everything in the exhibition. Highlights are the gorgeous images and closeups of Guo Pei's dramatic, sculptural gowns made specially for this book by world-renowned Singaporean photographer Russel Wong. An essay by curator Jackie Yoong surveys Guo Pei's career so far. Serving as points of encounter and departure, Chinese artworks from the collection of the Asian Civilisations Museum are juxtaposed with Guo Pei's works, creating a dialogue between historical and contemporary Chinese design. The exhibition and catalogue invite contemplation on how Guo Pei references and reimagines Chinese art and tradition for China and the world today.

Language Of Bugs, TheLanguage Of Bugs, The by Zhu Yingchun

A contemporary art book by Chinese artist and book designer created using the natural characters and movements of bugs.

Cacaform BirdsCacaform Birds by Zhu Yingchun

Step into the world of Cacaform Birds - a world that exists a half-pace to one side of our own, at the confluence of imagination, art and reality. The book contains three parts, the first containing doctored photographs that show these birds interacting with sepia cityscapes, alternately goggled at and overlooked by the passers-by. The second introduces us to each individual species through poetic verse, while the third section must be carefully unsealed by the reader in order to reveal how the Cacaform Birds came into being. A blend of bestiary, spotter's guide and poetic anthology, this book demonstrates that art and amusement can be found everywhere, if you only care to look.

Chinese Spies: From Chairman Mao To Xi JinpingChinese Spies: From Chairman Mao To Xi Jinping by Faligot, Roger

In 1920s Shanghai, Zhou Enlai founded the first Chinese communist spy network, operating in the shadows against nationalists, Western powers and the Japanese. The story of Chinese spies has been a global one from the start. Unearthing previously unseen papers and interviewing countless insiders, Roger Faligot's astonishing account reveals nothing less than a century of world events shaped by Chinese spies. Working as scientists, journalists, diplomats, foreign students and businessmen, they've been everywhere, from Stalin's purges to 9/11. This murky world has swept up Ho Chi Minh, the Clintons and everyone in between, with the action moving from Cambodia to Cambridge, and from the Australian outback to the centres of Western power. This fascinating narrative exposes the sprawling tentacles of the world's largest intelligence service, from the very birth of communist China to Xi Jinping's absolute rule today.

Under Red Skies: The Life And Times Of A Chinese MillennialUnder Red Skies: The Life And Times Of A Chinese Millennial by Kan, Karoline

Karoline Kan was born in 1989, the year of the Tiananmen Square massacre: her generation has always been caught between China's authoritarian politics and its hyper-modern technology and economic boom. In her quest to understand the shifting sands of global, connected China, Karoline turns to her family, who have survived Maoism and its legacy by breaking with tradition. Navigating a society beset by poverty and often violent political unrest, the Kans swapped rural villages for crowded city streets in search of a better way of life. Now a journalist, Kan recounts gripping tales of her grandmother, who struggled to help her family through the Great Famine; of her mother, who defied the One-Child Policy by giving birth to Karoline; and of her cousin, a factory worker scraping by on less than £1 per hour. An ambitious millennial pursuing her career and personal life in a time of dizzyingly rapid social change, Kan discovers her own story's roots in the China of previous generations.

Stitches Of Love: Hidden Blessings In Children's Clothing & Accessories by

In ancient Chinese culture, children's clothing and accessories often featured motifs that sought to bestow blessings of good fortune, longevity and health upon their wearers, while others conferred protection from harm. This volume was published in conjunction with a special exhibition co-presented by Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall and the Memorial Museum of Generalissimo Sun Yat-sen's Mansion from Guangzhou, China. The exhibition features over 99 clothing and accessory items from the late Qing to early Republican period, such as hats, ear muffs, bibs and shoes.

China Imagined: From European Fantasy To Spectacular PowerChina Imagined: From European Fantasy To Spectacular Power by Lee, Gregory B.

China Imagined is a thoughtful exploration of the idea of China, from the naming and mapping of its territory and peoples to the creation and rise of the modern nation-state. China's early history describes a multilingual space, ruled by a homogeneous elite with its own minority culture - a far cry from Maoism's national mass culture, or Xi Jinping's state-controlled digital society today. Gregory Lee traces this complex, diverse entity's evolution since the Opium Wars into a China made in 'our' image.

Great Firewall Of China, The: How To Build And Control An Alternative Version Of The InternetGreat Firewall Of China, The: How To Build And Control An Alternative Version Of The Internet by Griffiths, James

China's `Great Firewall' has evolved into the most sophisticated system of online censorship in the world. As the Chinese internet grows and online businesses thrive, speech is controlled, dissent quashed, and attempts to organise outside the official Communist Party are quickly stamped out. But the effects of the Great Firewall are not confined to China itself. Through years of investigation James Griffiths gained unprecedented access to the Great Firewall and the politicians, tech leaders, dissidents and hackers whose lives revolve around it. As distortion, post-truth and fake news become old news James Griffiths shows just how far the Great Firewall has spread.

Chinese Street Food: A Field Guide For The Adventurous DinerChinese Street Food: A Field Guide For The Adventurous Diner by Kasell, Frank

Street food is the fuel of daily life in China, just as it has been for generations. In every Chinese city, adventurous travelers seeking a deeper understanding of authentic Chinese culture can find unique local street foods unavailable anywhere else in the world. If you want to sample these treasures but don't know where to start, look no further. With full-color pictures, taste descriptions, Chinese characters and pinyin names of hundreds of foods from 53 Chinese cities, this book gives you all the information you need to find the most delicious local dishes China can offer.

Fighting Corruption: How The Communist Party Of China WorksFighting Corruption: How The Communist Party Of China Works by Xie Chuntao (Ed.)

This book depicts the new measures and policies adopted by the CPC Central Committee. Since the 18th CPC National Congress, the anti-corruption campaign has received widespread attention and recognition from China and the world. This book highlights the efforts of the CPC to fight corruption and build a clean government for the people. It also shares the CPC's views and meticulous planning on this very pertinent issue. The reader will be able to see the progress and achievements in improving Party conduct, how power is supervised in the government and the positive effects of the disciplinary inspection system.