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China S Geography

Author : Gregory Veeck
ISBN : 9780742567825
Genre : Science
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Despite China's obvious and growing importance on the world stage, it is often and easily misunderstood. Indeed, there are many Chinas, as this comprehensive survey of contemporary China vividly illustrates. Now in a thoroughly revised and updated editionthat offers the only sustained geography of the reform era, this book traces the changes occurring in this powerful and ancient nation across both time and space. Beginning with China's diverse landscapes and environments and continuing through its formative history and tumultuous recent past, the authors present contemporary China as a product of both internal and external forces of past and present. They trace current and future successes and challenges while placing China in its international contextas a massive, still-developing nation that must meet the needs of its 1.3 billion citizens while becoming a major regional and global player. Through clear prose and new, dynamic maps and photos, China's Geography illustrates and explains the greatdifferences in economy and culture found throughout China's many regions.
Category: Science

National Geographic Atlas Of China

Author : National Geographic Society (U.S.)
ISBN : 9781426203275
Genre : Reference
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A state-of-the-art atlas of China covers every aspect of the dynamic country, with maps of all provinces that include towns, cities, and transportation networks, along with detailed maps and fact box for ten of the country's major cities, a place-name index, historical timeline, commentaries, and thematic maps documenting population, natural resources, religion, and more.
Category: Reference

China S Geography

Author : Ping Zheng
ISBN : 9814319775
Genre : China
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China's Geography introduces readers to the vast and varied geographical regions of China with brief descriptions on the environment, natural resources, populations, and ethnic groups in each region. The book is divided into eight chapters based on the climate and geographical features of China. The book provides unique insights into the culture, environment, and economy of each geographical region accompanied by breathtaking color photographs of natural, rural, and urban landscapes.Also available in Gale Virtual Reference Library platform (eBook).eBook pricing varies according to the size of your institution. Please contact us for details. eBook ISBN-13: 9789814319959� 2011 AvailableThis title is part of The Sinopedia Series that includes:01. China's Culture02. China's Diplomacy03. China's Economy04. China's Environment05. China's Ethnic Groups and Religions06. China's Geography07. China's History08. China's Legal System09. China's National Defense10. China's Political System11. China's Science, Technology, and Education12. China's Social DevelopmentThe Sinopedia SeriesPrint ISBN-13: 9789000012404 (full set)Print ISBN-10: 9000012406 (full set)Price: US$450 (full set)eBook ISBN-13: 9789000012480 (full set)� 2011 Available
Category: China

Chinese History In Geographical Perspective

Author : Jeff Kyong-McClain
ISBN : 9780739172308
Genre : History
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This volume treats “China” first and foremost as an evolving and imagined geographical entity. The contributors explore China's last five hundred years of history using geography as a lens through which to approach such issues as sports, ethnography, cartography, religion, elite and popular culture, transnational networking, urban planning, and politics.
Category: History

The Geographical Transformation Of China

Author : Michael Dunford
ISBN : 9781317614777
Genre : Business & Economics
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The aim of this book is to examine the transformation of the geography of China in the years since the start of China's policy of reform and opening-up in 1978, as seen through the eyes of Chinese geographers. Throughout that period, Chinese geographers have studied these environmental, economic, political and cultural processes closely, drawing on sources that are far from easy to access, and have published their results in Chinese. Much of this research has underpinned the Chinese government's assessment of policies and the policy choices at different levels, yet it is not well known outside of China. This volume deals with aspects of the socio-economic geography of China's transformation including its changing relations with the rest of the world, although it also deals with the impact of China's development path on the country's ecological systems. Each chapter deals with aggregate trends and specific cases to show the ways in which the particular characteristics of China's economic and social order (economic organization, political system and cultural model and values) have shaped and are shaped by its geography.
Category: Business & Economics

A Geography Of China

Author : T.R. Tregear
ISBN : 9781351535472
Genre : Social Science
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This book is intended primarily for serious students of geography but it will also appeal to the general reader. For this reason technical terms have been used as sparingly as is consistent with correct meaning. Wherever the subject matter permits, the author emphasizes geographical growth and shows the interaction of geographical environment and the human activity and institutions. When originally published in the 1960s China was beginning to change with breathtaking rapidity. These changes are presented here against geographical and historical background. Knowledge of the environmental facts is essential to an appreciation of the political, economic, and social problems that have faced the Chinese people.
Category: Social Science

The Geography Of China

Author : Kenneth Pletcher
ISBN : 9781615301348
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Presents the geography of China, explaining how climate and physical features have influenced the development of the country and how the economies and cultures of different regions vary.
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Borders Of Chinese Civilization

Author : Douglas Howland
ISBN : 9780822382034
Genre : History
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D. R. Howland explores China’s representations of Japan in the changing world of the late nineteenth century and, in so doing, examines the cultural and social borders between the two neighbors. Looking at Chinese accounts of Japan written during the 1870s and 1880s, he undertakes an unprecedented analysis of the main genres the Chinese used to portray Japan—the travel diary, poetry, and the geographical treatise. In his discussion of the practice of “brushtalk,” in which Chinese scholars communicated with the Japanese by exchanging ideographs, Howland further shows how the Chinese viewed the communication of their language and its dominant modes—history and poetry—as the textual and cultural basis of a shared civilization between the two societies. With Japan’s decision in the 1870s to modernize and westernize, China’s relationship with Japan underwent a crucial change—one that resulted in its decisive separation from Chinese civilization and, according to Howland, a destabilization of China’s worldview. His examination of the ways in which Chinese perceptions of Japan altered in the 1880s reveals the crucial choice faced by the Chinese of whether to interact with Japan as “kin,” based on geographical proximity and the existence of common cultural threads, or as a “barbarian,” an alien force molded by European influence. By probing China’s poetic and expository modes of portraying Japan, Borders of Chinese Civilization exposes the changing world of the nineteenth century and China’s comprehension of it. This broadly appealing work will engage scholars in the fields of Asian studies, Chinese literature, history, and geography, as well as those interested in theoretical reflections on travel or modernism.
Category: History

China S Geography

Author : Bryce Tolbertson Juan
ISBN : 1320683207
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China S Geography Globalization And The Dynamics Of Political Economic And Social Change

Author : CTI Reviews
ISBN : 9781467295284
Genre : Education
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Facts101 is your complete guide to China's Geography, Globalization and the Dynamics of Political, Economic, and Social Change. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
Category: Education