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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.

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.

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.