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Developing Jin

Author : Phillip Starr
ISBN : 9781583947753
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Developing Jin provides a complete and progressive training regimen for increasing and refining chansi-jin, also known as silk-reeling power or coiling power--the true power of the internal martial arts. With step-by-step instructions and photographs, experienced teacher Philip Starr walks readers through a variety of techniques designed to help practitioners feel and use jin in their martial arts training. While much of the existing writing on jin relies on cryptic and mystical descriptions of internal power, Starr takes a direct, no-nonsense approach that addresses commonly held myths and identifies the real body mechanics behind this unusual power. Useful for novices and advanced practitioners alike, Developing Jin is a crucial addition to any serious martial artist's library. Table of Contents 1.Got Jin? 2. How To Use This Book 3.Basic Conditioning Exercises 4.In The Beginning 5.Structure and Alignment 6.Training the Breath 7.The Nature Of Qi 8.Let's Get Engaged! 9.Beginning With Stillness 10.The Breath Coiling Form 11.The Secret Of Tendon Power 12.Internal Coiling 13.Applying The Coiling Power 14.Putting It All Together 15.Training Routines For Coiling Power 16. Three Become One 17. Combative Applications Conclusion
Category: Sports & Recreation

Financing Transit Oriented Development With Land Values

Author : Hiroaki Suzuki
ISBN : 9781464801501
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book provides cities with strategies and methodologies for applying land value capture financing schemes for capital-intensive transit and transit-related investments, based on the successful experiences of Mass Transit Railway Corporation in Hong Kong SAR, China, and Japanese railway companies in Tokyo metropolitan areas.
Category: Business & Economics

The Brics In International Development

Author : Jing Gu
ISBN : 9781137556462
Genre : Political Science
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This book offers a comprehensive comparative perspective on the increasingly significant development cooperation activities of the BRICS. Providing a powerful set of insights into the drivers for engagement within each country, it brings together leading experts from Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa and OECD countries. The authors review the empirical evidence for the BRICS’ modes of development cooperation and their geographical reach, and explore the historical background and patterns of international development engagement of each country. They also present a cutting-edge analysis of the broader geopolitical shifts, distinctive ideologies and normative discourses that are influencing and informing their engagement in increasingly ambitious joint projects such as the New Development Bank. This collection is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the rapidly changing landscape of international development.
Category: Political Science

The China Economy Yearbook Volume 1

Author : Guoguang Liu
ISBN : 9789004193628
Genre : Business & Economics
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The first English edition of The China Economy Yearbook contains articles investigating the Chinese economy in the past year from various perspectives, ranging from decision-making at the macro level to key industries at the medium level, including real estate, foreign trade, the automotive industry, financing, and investment.
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The International Monetary System Energy And Sustainable Development

Author : Sung Jin Kang
ISBN : 9781317554486
Genre : Business & Economics
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Korea was the first non-G7 member and Asian country to host the recent G20 Summit, acting as a bridge between advanced and developing nations. At the G20 Seoul Summit, green growth as well as development and a global financial safety net were on the agenda. Against this backdrop, the aim of this book is to comment on and suggest how to go about setting agendas and shaping further discussions of future summits. The book consists of three major parts: the first part discusses the role of G20 in reforming international monetary system, the status of the IMF since the European sovereign debt crisis, the use of the yuan as the world’s reserve currency, and the establishment of a more resilient global financial system. The second part examines trade measures in times of volatile energy prices, the impact of merchandise price volatility on the G20 economies, the EU’s pricing policies and the world’s price volatility, high oil prices and Russia, and oil markets in South America. The third part reviews G20’s financing for green growth, green growth and sustainable development within the G20 framework, and G20’s role in addressing climate change and green growth. This book offers an in-depth review of major issues discussed at the recent summits and will be of interest to policy makers.
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Monetary Policies For Developing Countries

Author : Mr. Haizhou Huang
ISBN : 9781451904697
Genre : Business & Economics
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This paper examines the role of corruption in the design of monetary policies for developing countries in a framework of fiscal and monetary interaction and obtains several interesting results. First, pegged exchange rates, currency boards, or dollarization, while often prescribed as a solution to the problem of a lack of credibility for developing countries, is typically not credible in countries with serious corruption. Second, the optimal degree of conservatism for a Rogoff (1985)-type central banker is an inverse function of the corruption level. Third, either an optimally designed inflation target or an optimal-conservative central banker is preferable to an exchange rate peg, currency board, or dollarization.
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Biographical Dictionary Of New Chinese Entrepreneurs And Business Leaders

Author : Wenxian Zhang
ISBN : 9781848449510
Genre : Business & Economics
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The book is an outstanding compilation. It is easy to use, the information is clear and well-presented, and the volume is smart and robustly crafted. . . The book is an important reference source for practitioners in international business, entrepreneurs and Asian studies. Bob Duckett, Reference Reviews The current compilation fills the need for a Who s Who in the Chinese business world. . . This is a useful reference for scholars and students in China studies and for business practitioners. Recommended. K.T. Wei, Choice As direct foreign investment, both inward and outward, continues to gather momentum, the need to understand the leaders of Chinese corporations is increasingly important. The Biographical Dictionary of New Chinese Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders is therefore a welcome addition to corporate and academic libraries. The encyclopedia provides up-to-date coverage of the major players in China s new economy. Dorothy Mays, Chinese Librarianship A long awaited reference volume! Professionally compiled and user-friendly. A must for the serious researcher. Leo-Paul Dana, Journal of Enterprising Communities Biographical information about business leaders and entrepreneurs in China is scattered in a variety of Chinese sources such as books, newspapers, journal articles, web pages, etc. and are difficult to locate, especially from outside of China. This biographical dictionary, written in English, which includes some 200 of the most important movers and shakers of the new Chinese economy since 1978, is a very useful reference tool for libraries of all types as well as for anyone who is interested in learning and understanding the growing influence of China as a new economic power in the world. Hwa-Wei Lee, formerly of the Library of Congress, and Ohio University Libraries This impressive effort by two leading scholars of Chinese business and society will quickly become a reference for all students and practitioners. Indeed, it is a ready vade mecum, filling the crying gap many experts have identified in recent years. This work will set the standard for its successors: independent in its analytical assessments, broad-spectrum in its choice of entry, far-sighted in its selections. John R. McIntyre, Georgia Institute of Technology, US The book is a must-have for any student, library, executive or entrepreneur contemplating the business environment in China. In an important society where clout is paramount and relationship is key, the book s listing of Who s Who in China is essential to success. An essential read for anyone thinking of doing business in China! J. Mark Munoz, Munoz and Associates International and author of A Salesman in Asia For anyone interested in interacting with China, whether doing business or not, it would be advantageous to know thy foe and thyself , as Sunzi (Sun Tzu) put it. And this work will definitely be conducive to your gaining an insight on contemporary China and its economic boom. It can be used as a reference tool or read as a textbook. Highly recommended for college and public libraries. Shixing Wen, Editor-in-Chief, Chinese Librarianship, Former President, Chinese American Librarians Association and Councilor, American Library Association This exhaustive resource provides comprehensive coverage of the major players in the Chinese economy since the reform era, which began in 1978. It includes 200 entries briefly summarizing each individual s life and career, with a central focus on his or her accomplishments and the key roles played in the economic development of China. The emphasis of the book is on the movers and shakers of China s new economy, highlighting notable figures from both the initial economic liberalization period and the renewed growth from the early 1990s to the present time. This invaluable dictionary is the result of collaborative efforts across the globe. Over forty scholars from the United States, mainland China and Taiwan, United Kingdom, Germany, F
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Effects Of Financial Globalization On Developing Countries

Author : Mr. M. Ayhan Kose
ISBN : 9781452727820
Genre : Business & Economics
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This study provides a candid, systematic, and critical review of recent evidence on this complex subject. Based on a review of the literature and some new empirical evidence, it finds that (1) in spite of an apparently strong theoretical presumption, it is difficult to detect a strong and robust causal relationship between financial integration and economic growth; (2) contrary to theoretical predictions, financial integration appears to be associated with increases in consumption volatility (both in absolute terms and relative to income volatility) in many developing countries; and (3) there appear to be threshold effects in both of these relationships, which may be related to absorptive capacity. Some recent evidence suggests that sound macroeconomic frameworks and, in particular, good governance are both quantitatively and qualitatively important in affecting developing countries’ experiences with financial globalization.
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Agricultural Development In China And Africa

Author : Li Xiaoyun
ISBN : 9781136472138
Genre : Business & Economics
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Many African countries are increasingly interested in learning from China's experiences in achieving effective agricultural development. The Chinese government and academic community are also keen to share experiences and lessons with Africa. China made agriculture one of its development assistance priorities at the Third FOCAC Summit in Beijing in 2006. This systematic comparative study of agricultural development in China and Africa provides a unique basis for African countries and international organizations seeking to understand agricultural development in China, and for China to understand agricultural development on the African continent. The book highlights experiences and lessons from China and, in particular, analyzes why Africa has not yet been able to emulate China's agricultural development trajectory. It compares the similarities and discrepancies in conditions, processes, and outcomes between China and Africa from the perspectives of investment, science and technology, policies and international development aid. Based on this it explores which experiences and lessons from China's agriculture development can be shared with African countries in order to contribute to the sustainable improvement and transformation of African agriculture. It does not claim that China has all of the answers, but while recognizing the diversity within both China and Africa, concludes that much can be gained from such a comparison.
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Refining Jin

Author : Phillip Starr
ISBN : 162317340X
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Martial artist Phillip Starr explains the "coiling power" of Jin and how to subtly refine it for a more relaxed but explosive force, which can be used with multiple fighting and martial arts styles. Adding to the numerous basic exercises from his previous book, Developing Jin, martial artist Phillip Starr focuses on more advanced and subtle aspects of emitting the legendary "coiling power." Starr conveys the facets to this unique technique with straightforward ease, dozens of detailed black and white photos, and the patience of a master teacher. Perfect for students interested in the martial arts systems of baguazhang, taijiquan, and xingyiquan (or "coiling power") who want to deepen their understanding and practie of them.