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China's RoadChina's Road by Li Hongyan; Gong Yun; Song Qifa

China Road uses more than 400 precious historical pictures, coupled with authoritative and accurate textual explanations, to visually display major historical events that have taken place in every historical period in China since the Opium War. These fully reflect the Chinese people's efforts in various kinds of explorations and struggles to achieve national rejuvenation and make the country prosperous and strong.

Natural Bounty Of China Series, The: BeijingNatural Bounty Of China Series, The: Beijing by General Admin Of Quality Supervision, China

The Natural Bounty of China is an important book series of 60 titles that comprehensively documents the vast diversity of China's natural resources. China recognizes more than 1,600 products unique to the country - known as geographical indication products. This series describes these products in detail, with each single volume focusing on a particular region of China and the unique products cultivated there. This volume looks at the abundant resources and products of China's historic capital city, Beijing.

Natural Bounty Of China Series, The: Inner MongoliaNatural Bounty Of China Series, The: Inner Mongolia by General Admin Of Quality Supervision, China

The Natural Bounty of China is an important book series of 60 titles that comprehensively documents the vast diversity of China's natural resources. China recognizes more than 1,600 products unique to the country - known as geographical indication products. This series describes these products in detail, with each single volume focusing on a particular region of China and the unique products cultivated there. This volume looks at the abundant resources and products from the birthplace of Chinese civilization, Inner Mongolia.

Natural Bounty Of China Series, The: TibetNatural Bounty Of China Series, The: Tibet by General Admin Of Quality Supervision, China

The Natural Bounty of China is an important book series of 60 titles that comprehensively documents the vast diversity of China's natural resources. China recognizes more than 1,600 products unique to the country - known as geographical indication products. This series describes these products in detail, with each single volume focusing on a particular region of China and the unique products cultivated there. This volume looks at the abundant resources and products of Tibet, the 'Roof of the World'.

Natural Bounty Of China Series, The: ShanghaiNatural Bounty Of China Series, The: Shanghai by General Admin Of Quality Supervision, China

The Natural Bounty of China is an important book series of 60 titles that comprehensively documents the vast diversity of China's natural resources. China recognizes more than 1,600 products unique to the country - known as geographical indication products. This series describes these products in detail, with each single volume focusing on a particular region of China and the unique products cultivated there. This volume looks at the abundant resources and products of Shanghai, the 'Pearl of the Orient'.

Water–Energy Nexus In The People’S Republic Of China And Emerging IssuesWater–Energy Nexus In The People’S Republic Of China And Emerging Issues by Asian Development Bank

This report analyzes the trade-off between the two sectors in the context of the People's Republic of China and proposes recommendations to ensure that the choices made are sustainable in the long run. Water and energy are both valuable resources and indispensable for human society and economic development. By nature, water and energy are interlinked. Water plays a critical role in the generation of electricity for cooling of thermal power plants and in hydropower, as well as in the production of fossil fuels such as coal; energy is required to treat, distribute, and for wastewater treatment. Choices made in either of the sectors may have unintended and often negative implications on the other sector.

Hua Mulan: Legendary Woman WarriorHua Mulan: Legendary Woman Warrior by Xu Deyuan & Jiang Wei

This book tells of the inspirational story of Hua Mulan, the legendary Chinese female warrior who pledges to fight for her family and country in the most unusual way: by disguising herself as a man - a filial "son" who takes the place of her aged and sick father at the battlefront. Quick-witted and well-skilled in martial arts, Hua Mulan fights valiantly and scores many victories throughout her many years in the army, never once having her real identity revealed. With stirring and unforgettable scenes, this comic book captures the legendary Chinese heroine at her most brilliant, ensuring that the legend of Mulan, that most enduring symbol of loyalty and filial piety, continues to live on.

China Mission, The: George Marshall's Unfinished War, 1945-1947China Mission, The: George Marshall's Unfinished War, 1945-1947 by Kurtz-Phelan, Daniel

A nuanced history of the doomed diplomatic mission that turned the tides of the Chinese Civil War. Following the success of George C. Marshall's leadership of the American army during the Second World War, he was the obvious candidate for the international mission to broker a coalition government between China's warring Nationalists and Communists. As a US "special representative" Marshall began enacting miraculous change and under his guiding hand, China's political factions agreed to a ceasefire and settled on the principles of a democratic government. But then the agreements Marshall brokered fractured and civil war came to China. This fascinating history portrays the incredible beginnings and ultimate failure of Marshall's high-stakes mission. In spellbinding detail, it chronicles an unforgettable miss-step in American diplomacy that changed the course of global politics for ever more.

Sun Tzu: The Art Of WarSun Tzu: The Art Of War by Sun Tzu

Written over two thousand years ago, The Art of War contains penetrating insights into the nature of power, inter-state rivalry, realpolitik and military success, relevant to any age. It was first translated into English in the early 20th century. Sun Tzu's short lines of argument and pithy aphorisms are highly accessible to modern readers, and his text has almost achieved cult status. Sun Tzu's advice is shrewd and pragmatic - he does not glory in slaughter and prefers to win battles off the battlefield if possible; he is a strong supporter of the use of deception, of varying your shots and above all, of doing your research: knowing your enemy is key; but of little use if you do not also 'know yourself'.

How To Learn Chinese Without Even Trying!How To Learn Chinese Without Even Trying! by Yang, Freya

Most people will tell you understanding Chinese is hard, but we've made learning this increasingly important language as simple as can be with games and activities. With simple tracing, diagrams, stories and memorable phrases, this book for the absolute beginner will have you mastering pinyin, so you can write and pronounce Chinese words, understanding perfect pitch and tone, simple grammar rules and basic vocabulary. This practical, useful guide will easily equip you with the fundamentals of Mandarin Chinese.

China's Great Wall Of Debt: Shadow Banks, Ghost Cities, Massive Loans, And The End Of The Chinese MiracleChina's Great Wall Of Debt: Shadow Banks, Ghost Cities, Massive Loans, And The End Of The Chinese Miracle by Mcmahon, Dinny

A stunning inside look at how and why the Chinese economy is barreling towards disaster and the impact its collapse would have on the rest of the world. China's Great Wall of Debt is a penetrating examination of the country's opaque financial system and the complex factors - demographic shifts; urbanization; industrialization; a pervasive over-reliance on debt-fueled investments - that have brought the country to the brink of crisis. Anchored by stories of China's cities and its people; from factory workers and displaced farmers to government officials and entrepreneurs, the narrative will take readers inside the country's ghost cities, zombie companies, start-ups, and regulatory institutions as McMahon explains how things got so bad, why fixing the problems is so hard, and what the economic outlook means for China and for the rest of us.

Ghost Cities Of ChinaGhost Cities Of China by

Featuring everything from sports stadiums to shopping malls, hundreds of new cities in China stand empty, with hundreds more set to be built by 2030. Between now and then, the country's urban population will leap to over one billion, as the central government kicks its urbanization initiative into overdrive. In the process, traditional social structures are being torn apart, and a rootless, semi-displaced, consumption orientated culture rapidly taking their place. Ghost Cities of China is an enthralling dialogue driven, on-location search for an understanding of China's new cities and the reasons why many currently stand empty.

Crime And The Chinese DreamCrime And The Chinese Dream by Bakken, Borge (Ed.)

Although official propaganda emphasizes the Chinese Dream as the dream of all Chinese, the opportunities of achieving prosperity by legal means are distributed unequally. Crime and the Chinese Dream reveals how people on the margins of Chinese society find their way to the Chinese Dream through illegal or deviant behaviors. The case studies in this book include corrupt doctors in public hospitals in Beijing, fraudsters in a village called "cake uncles," illegal motorcycle taxi drivers in Guangzhou, drug users being "reeducated" in detention centers, and internet addicts who are treated as criminals by the system. Despite the patriotic and collectivistic tint of the official dream metaphor, the contributors to this volume show that the Chinese Dream is essentially a state capitalist dream, which is embedded within the problems and opportunities of capitalism, as well as a dream of control.

China's One Belt One Road InitiativeChina's One Belt One Road Initiative by Tai Wei Lim, Henry Hing Lee Chan Et Al

This book studies the equilibrium or balance between the overland and maritime trade routes of the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative. The interpretive section examines contemporary media narratives related to the OBOR initiative and how contemporary commentators appropriate narratives about historical events related to the maritime Silk Road to interpret current policy agendas and legitimize diplomatic or economic exchanges. The empirical case study highlights the fact that Euro-China High Speed Rail (HSR) and Central Asia-China HSR are not viable at the moment as passenger volume is not sufficient to justify the HSR line. This section examines the overland route of the OBOR and looks at recent Chinese HSR history and conventional sub-high speed rail technology development, and identifies technical & economic criteria determining the appropriate technology for a certain line. It analyzes the various rail linkage projects currently under study in the OBOR framework, highlight the economic, bureaucratic and geo-political challenges that these projects likely face and lay down conditions that will determine the outcome of these projects.

200 Weekends In China: One Man's Conquest Of His Middle Kingdom Bucket List200 Weekends In China: One Man's Conquest Of His Middle Kingdom Bucket List by Goh, Alex

In 1996, Alex stepped foot in China for the first time and set eyes on what would have kick-started his visits to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the country. Twenty-two years on, Alex is possibly the first (if not the only) person in the world to achieve the incredible feat of conquering and photographing all 52 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in China. 200 Weekends in China is the culmination of Alex's audacious China dream, a personal journey which delves deep into his heritage, roots and Chinese history. It was a calling that led him to trek 130 mountains and retrace the trail of the rise of the Middle Kingdom from the beginning of civilisation to the end of feudalism and to the world power it is today. In that time, Alex also completed 30 marathons in China as part of his life goal to conquer 100 marathons around the world. The images in this book are captured through the lens of Alex, a passionate photographer, making his conquest an even more intimate one.

War For China's Wallet, The: Profiting From The The World OrderWar For China's Wallet, The: Profiting From The The World Order by Rein, Shaun

With Chinese-led initiatives such as One Belt One Road and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank combined with uncertainty due to US shifts in policy and apparent commitments over the past decade, the stakes are high for companies looking to profit from the world's newest superpower. China has become the second largest market for Fortune 500 companies like Starbucks, Apple, and Nike and drives growth for Hollywood and commodity products. Yet the profits come at a price for countries and companies alike - they must adhere to the political goals of Beijing or else face economic punishment or outright banishment. Using primary research from interviews with hundreds of business executives and government officials, this book will help companies understand how to profit from China's outbound economic plans as well as a shifting consumer base that is increasingly nationalistic.

China Paradox, The: At The Front Line Of Economic TransformationChina Paradox, The: At The Front Line Of Economic Transformation by Clifford, Paul G.

Business strategist and historian Dr. Paul G. Clifford uses vivid examples from his deep experience in China to lay bare the delicate and fragile balance of forces which lie at the heart of China's success. He explains how, against all the odds, the ruling Communist Party boldly led the economic reforms as the surest way to preserve their grip on power. This flourishing of China's hybrid developmental model is placed firmly in the historical context, shedding light on the legacies that thwarted earlier attempts at change and which today still threaten to render the progress unsustainable. China is taking its place on the world economic stage, displaying business acumen and innovation. But flawed political governance, coupled with the downside of breakneck growth, hampers China's ability to realize its potential and casts a shadow over its longer-term prospects.

Shanghai: Then And NowShanghai: Then And Now by Grylls, Vaughan

Vaughan Grylls has rounded up all of the key sites that make up this fascinating and diverse city, from Jesuit cathedrals, Jewish synagogues, and Buddhist temples to neoclassical banks, art deco hotels, and the super-tall skyscrapers of the Pudong district. Sites include: The Bund, Yu Garden, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, East Nanjing Road, Jing'an Temple, Jade Buddha Temple, People's Square, Shanghai Tower, Longhua Temple and Pagoda, Shanghai Museum, St. Ignatius Cathedral, Dongping National Forest Park, Lu Xun Park, Nanpu Bridge, Shanghai Club Building, HSBC Building, Shanghai Stadium, Shanghai Tower, Natural History Museum, Shanghai World Financial Center, Zhang Garden, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Moller House, and Custom House.

Entrepreneurship In China: The Emergence Of The Private SectorEntrepreneurship In China: The Emergence Of The Private Sector by Atherton, Andrew; Alex Newman

The Chinese economy has grown faster for a longer period than any other economy in the world. It is now the second, and will soon become the largest, global economy. Central to this economic miracle has been the emergence of a private sector of entrepreneurs who have started and grown businesses of all sizes and types. This book explores these wealth creators and builders of China's new economy, and offers guidance on the best ways to work with China's entrepreneurs and their growing businesses. It examines the distinctive and particular context of China for entrepreneurs, and offers insights into how entrepreneurship has emerged as the driver of China's economy.

Understanding A Changing China: Key Issues For BusinessUnderstanding A Changing China: Key Issues For Business by Davies, Howard; Matevz Raskovic

As China becomes the world's largest economy, so it becomes important to understand the key issues shaping the country's business environment and the behaviour of Chinese businesspeople. This is difficult because those issues are contested. Is China growing at 3% or 8%? Is the Chinese consumer going to save the world? Are state-owned enterprises national champions or zombies? Have we reached the end of "Cheap China"? This book provides an even-handed analysis of the key issues that will shape the threats and opportunities arising from China's development in the next decade. It cannot resolve the competing claims made. However, it does provide the reader with the ideas and the sources of evidence needed to understand and to make well thought-out judgments as China continues to evolve.