China

Featured Titles
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.

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.

Pursuing Open And Integrated Development For Shared ProsperityPursuing Open And Integrated Development For Shared Prosperity by Li Keqiang

The Singapore Lecture is one of the intellectual highlights of Singapore. It provides an opportunity for distinguished statesmen and leaders to reach a wider audience in Singapore. The 44th Singapore Lecture was delivered by His Excellency Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, on 13 November 2018.

Chinese Wine Renaissance, The; A Wine Lover's CompanionChinese Wine Renaissance, The; A Wine Lover's Companion by Wang, Janet Z.

The Chinese have been making wines since the days of the Silk Road and they have a rich, yet little known wine culture. While in the past it was largely grain wine that was consumed, China's grape wine market is worth around $18 billion a year. It produces over one billion litres annually, making it one of the largest wine producers and consumers in the world. This well-researched book presents the past, the present and future of Chinese wines, set against the fascinating backdrop of Chinese culture. In an accessible and comprehensive tone, this guide covers the relationship between Chinese philosophy and wine, the rise of grape wine in modern China, the different varieties of Chinese wines, how to pair them with Chinese food and explores wine etiquette and customs.

Chinese Takeaway CookbookChinese Takeaway Cookbook by Wan, Kwoklyn

Chinese is the UK's favourite takeout food, and it's beloved all over the world. Now you can make your favourite Chinese restaurant classics at home with Kwoklyn Wan's fabulous Chinese Takeaway Cookbook. Kwoklyn is a third-generation Chinese chef: BBC (British-Born Chinese). He has spent years perfecting recipes for Chinese dishes that taste like the ones from your local takeaway kitchen or restaurant. The book features 70 classic dishes, everything from sweet and sour chicken to char siu, prawn toast to chop suey, egg-fried rice to crispy seaweed - and most of them can be on the table in 20 minutes or less.

Dim Sum Basics: Irresistible Bite-Sized Snacks Made EasyDim Sum Basics: Irresistible Bite-Sized Snacks Made Easy by Ng Lip Kah

Learn to prepare authentic dim sum snacks with ease from dim sum master Ng Lip Kah. Chef Ng demonstrates how to make all-time favourites like siew mai (pork dumplings), paper-wrapped chicken, glutinous rice in lotus leaf and egg tarts; as well as creative additions such as salted egg yolk custard buns and snow skin dumplings. Written in an easy-to-follow manner and presented with step-by-step photographs, these recipes will help perfect your skills in making dim sum, be it moulding dumplings into various shapes or preparing crisp and flaky pastries.

Chinese Discourses On HappinessChinese Discourses On Happiness by Wielander, Gerda; Derek Hird (Eds.)

Happiness is on China's agenda. From Xi Jinping's Chinese Dream to online chat forums, the conspicuous references to happiness are hard to miss. This groundbreaking volume analyzes how different social groups make use of the concept and shows how closely official discourses on happiness are intertwined with popular sentiments. The Chinese Communist Party's attempts to define happiness and well-being around family-focused Han Chinese cultural traditions clearly strike a chord with the wider population. The collection highlights the links connecting the ideologies promoted by the government and the way they inform, and are in turn informed by, various deliberations and feelings circulating in the society.

Illustrated Moxibustion Therapy: A Natural Way Of Prevention And Treatment Through Traditional Chinese MedicineIllustrated Moxibustion Therapy: A Natural Way Of Prevention And Treatment Through Traditional Chinese Medicine by Duan Xuezhong

In China, moxibustion - the practice of burning Chinese mugwort leaves over a patient's acupoints - is a natural therapy that has been handed down from generation to generation for several thousands of years. This volume details everything readers need to know to get started enjoying the benefits of moxibustion for both health and beauty.

It's All Chinese To Me: An Overview Of Culture & Etiquette In ChinaIt's All Chinese To Me: An Overview Of Culture & Etiquette In China by Ostrowski, Pierre; Gwen Penner Et Al

It's All Chinese to Me is a fun and authentic introduction to Chinese culture that allows readers, tourists, and business travelers to experience what ultimately makes China so unique-its people. Learn about Chinese customs, proper etiquette for all types of situations, and how to interact effectively while traveling China.

Destination ShanghaiDestination Shanghai by French, Paul

For the privileged a cosmopolitan pleasure ground; For the desperate a port of last resort. A pot of gold at the end of an Oriental rainbow; A thick slice of hell denounced from the pulpit. The start of a journey for many; The end of the road for some. A place to find fame, or to seek anonymity; Rogues, chancers, showgirls, criminals... For so many people from so many lands, there was one phrase that sent a tingle of hope or a shiver of anticipation down every spine: "DESTINATION SHANGHAI".

Tao Te Ching: Lao Tzu - A Graphic NovelTao Te Ching: Lao Tzu - A Graphic Novel by Wilson, William Scott (Trans.)

This graphic-novel version of the Tao Te Ching-the poetic classic that is the philosophical and religious basis of Taoism-brings the teachings into a modern light in a completely fresh and unique way. Each of the 81 poem-passages of the Tao Te Ching is reinterpreted by award-winning graphic novel writer Sean Michael Wilson and brought to life by the artful illustrations of Hong Kong artist Cary Kwok, who sets the text in various contemporary scenes to bring out the modern relevance.

Dividing Asean And Conquering The South China Sea: China's Financial Power ProjectionDividing Asean And Conquering The South China Sea: China's Financial Power Projection by O'neill, Daniel C.

The "ASEAN Way" is based on the principle of consensus; any individual member state effectively has a veto over any proposal with which it disagrees. Dividing ASEAN and Conquering the South China Sea analyzes how China uses its influence to divide ASEAN countries in order to prevent them from acting collectively to resolve their territorial disputes with China in the South China Sea. Using comparative case studies of China's relations with Cambodia, the Philippines, and Myanmar, O'Neill argues that the regime type in the country with which China is interacting plays an important role in enhancing or constraining China's ability to influence the governments of developing states within ASEAN and globally. Authoritarian institutions facilitate Chinese influence while democratic institutions inhibit that influence.

Force So Swift, A: Mao, Truman And The Birth Of Modern China 1946Force So Swift, A: Mao, Truman And The Birth Of Modern China 1946 by Peraino, Kevin

A gripping narrative of the Truman Administration's response to the fall of Nationalist China and the triumph of Mao Zedong's Communist forces in 1949-an extraordinary political revolution that continues to shape East Asian politics to this day. Drawing on Chinese and Russian sources, as well as recently declassified CIA documents, Kevin Peraino tells the story of this remarkable year through the eyes of the key players, including Mao Zedong, President Truman, Secretary of State Acheson, Minnesota congressman Walter Judd, and Madame Chiang Kai-shek, the influential first lady of the Republic of China. Today, the legacy of 1949 is more relevant than ever to the relationships between China, the United States, and the rest of the world, as Beijing asserts its claims in the South China Sea and tensions endure between Taiwan and the mainland.

Dialogue With The Ancients: 100 Bronzes Of The Shang, Zhou And Han Dynasties - The Shen Zhai CollectionDialogue With The Ancients: 100 Bronzes Of The Shang, Zhou And Han Dynasties - The Shen Zhai Collection by Kwok, Patrick K.M. (Ed.)

Dialogue with the Ancients showcases 100 ancient Chinese bronzes from the Collection of Shen Zhai, the Studio of Reverence. Built over four decades, the Collection covers almost all types of bronze vessels found in the entire span of Shang, Zhou and Han Dynasties, circa 1600 BC-AD 220. It is lavishly illustrated, capturing the beauty of the bronzes, with the majority featured in actual size. Each piece is documented in detail, with reference to comparable specimens and archaeological findings. Uniquely, the Catalogue includes several series of objects in chronological sequence; this enables the reader to study the evolution of form, design and technology throughout the three dynasties. Opening with the Editor's essay on his personal journey in forming the Collection, the volume brings together six thought-provoking essays that contribute refreshingly to the scholarship on ancient Chinese bronzes and early China. Dr Tianlong Jiao places the Shen Zhai Collection within the historical context of bronze collecting and modern Chinese archaeology. Prof Eugene Wang offers a thesis on the Hu vessel as the embodiment of life-affirming energies. Prof Li Feng makes a case for 'archaism' as a divergent tradition in Western Zhou. Prof Allison Miller fleshes out the new hybrid style and iconography of Han bronzes, which gave form to an all-inclusive imperial imagination. Two iconic bronzes with animal motifs stand out: the double-headed owl zun and the gilt-bronze bear figure. Dr Wang Tao delves into the symbolism of the owl in early China, highlighting the significance of the Shen Zhai owl zun, which he traces to the transition from late Shang to early Western Zhou. Ms Sarah Wong examines the Shen Zhai bear and discusses the mythological roots of the bear motif in Han bronzes. This will serve as a valuable reference book on ancient Chinese bronzes.