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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".

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.

Dash Of Szechwan, ADash Of Szechwan, A by Chen Kentaro

A Dash of Szechwan presents more than 50 delicious recipes from Chen Kentaro, the Executive Chef behind the multiple Michelin star awarded restaurant, Shisen Hanten. Chef Kentaro's recipes showcase the very best of authentic Chinese Szechwan cuisine, and he proves that award-winning quality food does not need to be complicated. Each dish is complemented with beautiful food photography, and the step-by-step images help illustrate the slightly more complex techniques.

Choice Of Evils, AChoice Of Evils, A by Chand, Meira

This epic novel is set against the backdrop of the Sino-Japanese war, from the time Japan annexed Manchuria in the early 1930s until the end of the Second World War. During these years, a militaristic Japan pursued an aggressive dream to colonize not only China but also the whole of Southeast Asia and beyond. The story of these tumultuous years is told through the lives of a disparate group of fictional characters: a young Russian woman emigre caught between her complex love affair with a British journalist and a liberal-minded Japanese diplomat, an Indian nationalist working for Japanese intelligence, a Chinese professor with communist sympathies, an American missionary doctor and a Japanese soldier, who are all brought together by the monstrous dislocation of war. Enmeshed in a savage world beyond their control, each character turns to the deepest part of themselves to find a way to survive.

Industry Of Paper In China, TheIndustry Of Paper In China, The by Kuusisto, Iikka T.

This book takes readers on an illustrated journey through the art of paper making in China today. It is not just about the paper industry, but the industry around paper, covering the whole value chain from raw materials to machinery and to various end products of paper. Bilingual in Chinese and English.

Made It In China: 6 Secrets To Successful SourcingMade It In China: 6 Secrets To Successful Sourcing by Feniger, Steve

What's it really like to do business in China? Bridging East and West, this is a practical guide to succeeding in the most vibrant business environment on the planet! Whether you are a corporate manager seeking to improve your company's performance in Asia, or an entrepreneur looking for your next opportunity, Steve short-circuits your learning curve by sharing with you his sometimes painful experiences and recommending specific solutions. He dismantles the "urban myths" surrounding Chinese suppliers with multiple tricks and tips for sourcing products in China for Western markets. Anyone who wants to buy or source products from China will benefit hugely from this insider's view of what works and what doesn't, so you can accelerate your own business.

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'.