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50 Amazing Places In China

Author : Dong Huai
ISBN : 1602201226
Genre : Travel
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A vivid experience of the diversified beauty of China achieved by nature and thousands of years of history, 50 Amazing Places in China attempts to illustrate the most beautiful places in China—a nearly impossible task due to China's vast landscape. This China travel guide serves as an outline for any trip to China. Sites are grouped by region and feature all the most stunning sites—some man made, others a gift from nature. Famous Chinese travel desinations include: Sky Lake of Changbai Moutnain The Great Wall The Forbidden City The Summer Palace Yungang Caves Terra-cotta Army Emei Mountain Three Gorges Suzhou Gardens West Lake And many more… About the Discovering China Series: People learn about China through a collection of symbols—Chinese painting, calligraphy, ceramics, to name but a few. This series of books aims to offer a general picture of Chinese culture, which is basic and brief but carefully selected and highly representative. They serve as a window on China for people around the world, helping them to learn about the country and to develop an interest in it.
Category: Travel

China Its Most Scenic Places

Author : Reader's Digest
ISBN : UVA:X004901710
Genre : Photography
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A beautifully illustrated journey of discovery ranges across modern China to discover eighty of its most scenic regions, capturing such remarkable locales as Dragon Cave, the Stone City on the Silk Road, the head waters of the Yellow River, the Tibetan plateau, Kingdom of the Coconut Trees, and Yunshan Villages, among others.
Category: Photography

Discovering History In China

Author : Paul A Cohen
ISBN : 9780231525466
Genre : History
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Since its first publication, Paul A. Cohen's Discovering History in China has occupied a singular place in American China scholarship. Translated into three East Asian languages, the volume has become essential to the study of China from the early nineteenth century to today. Cohen critiques the work of leading postwar scholars and is especially adamant about not reading China through the lens of Western history. To this end, he uncovers the strong ethnocentric bias pervading the three major conceptual frameworks of American scholarship of the 1950s and 1960s: the impact-response, modernization, and imperialism approaches. In place of these, Cohen favors a "China-centered" approach in which historians understand Chinese history on its own terms, paying close attention to Chinese historical trajectories and Chinese perceptions of their problems, rather than a set of expectations derived from Western history. In an important new introduction, Cohen reflects on his fifty-year career as a historian of China and discusses major recent trends in the field. Although some of these developments challenge a narrowly conceived China-centered approach, insofar as they enable more balanced comparisons between China and the West and recast the Chinese and their history in more human, less exotic terms, they powerfully affirm the central thrust of Cohen's work.
Category: History

Chinese Film Festivals

Author : Chris Berry
ISBN : 9781137550163
Genre : Performing Arts
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This book is the first anthology of research devoted to the booming world of Chinese film festivals, covering both mainstream and independent films. It also explores festivals in the Chinese-speaking world and festivals of Chinese films in the rest of the world. The book asks how Chinese film festivals function as sites of translation, translating Chinese culture to the world and world culture to Chinese-speaking audiences, and also how the international film festival model is being transformed as it is translated into the Chinese-speaking world.
Category: Performing Arts

Redefining Nationalism In Modern China

Author : S. Shen
ISBN : 9780230590007
Genre : Social Science
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Why do the Chinese sometimes speak out against U.S. and yet at other times, remain silent? This book uses a variety of previously untapped sources, including a range of news sources within China itself, weblogs, and interviews with prominent figures, to make a powerful new argument about the causes and consequences of the new Chinese nationalism.
Category: Social Science

Remembering The Space Age Proceedings Of The 50th Anniversary Conference

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ISBN : 0160867118
Genre : Business & Economics
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Proceedings of October 2007 conference, sponsored by the NASA History Division and the National Air and Space Museum, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Sputnik 1 launch in October 1957 and the dawn of the space age.
Category: Business & Economics

How China Sees The World

Author : John M. Friend
ISBN : 9781612349831
Genre : Political Science
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Han-centrism, a virulent form of Chinese nationalism, asserts that the Han Chinese are superior to other peoples and have a legitimate right to advance Chinese interests at the expense of other countries. Han nationalists have called for policies that will allow China to reclaim the prosperity stolen by foreign powers during the “Century of Humiliation.” The growth of Chinese capabilities and Han-centrism suggests that the United States, its allies, and other countries in Asia will face an increasingly assertive China—one that thinks it possesses a right to dominate international politics. John M. Friend and Bradley A. Thayer explore the roots of the growing Han nationalist group and the implications of Chinese hypernationalism for minorities within China and for international relations. The deeply rooted chauvinism and social Darwinism underlying Han-centrism, along with China’s rapid growth, threaten the current stability of international politics, making national and international competition and conflict over security more likely. Western thinkers have yet to consider the adverse implications of a hypernationalistic China, as opposed to the policies of a pragmatic China, were it to become the world’s dominant state.
Category: Political Science

Owning The Olympics

Author : Monroe Price
ISBN : 0472024507
Genre : History
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"A major contribution to the study of global events in times of global media. Owning the Olympics tests the possibilities and limits of the concept of 'media events' by analyzing the mega-event of the information age: the Beijing Olympics. . . . A good read from cover to cover." —Guobin Yang, Associate Professor, Asian/Middle Eastern Cultures & Sociology, Barnard College, Columbia University From the moment they were announced, the Beijing Games were a major media event and the focus of intense scrutiny and speculation. In contrast to earlier such events, however, the Beijing Games are also unfolding in a newly volatile global media environment that is no longer monopolized by broadcast media. The dramatic expansion of media outlets and the growth of mobile communications technology have changed the nature of media events, making it significantly more difficult to regulate them or control their meaning. This volatility is reflected in the multiple, well-publicized controversies characterizing the run-up to Beijing 2008. According to many Western commentators, the People's Republic of China seized the Olympics as an opportunity to reinvent itself as the "New China"---a global leader in economics, technology, and environmental issues, with an improving human-rights record. But China's maneuverings have also been hotly contested by diverse global voices, including prominent human-rights advocates, all seeking to displace the official story of the Games. Bringing together a distinguished group of scholars from Chinese studies, human rights, media studies, law, and other fields, Owning the Olympics reveals how multiple entities---including the Chinese Communist Party itself---seek to influence and control the narratives through which the Beijing Games will be understood. digitalculturebooks is an imprint of the University of Michigan Press and the Scholarly Publishing Office of the University of Michigan Library dedicated to publishing innovative and accessible work exploring new media and their impact on society, culture, and scholarly communication. Visit the website at
Category: History

China Tourism

Author :
ISBN : UCLA:L0103134813
Genre : China
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Category: China

Women Of China

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105133485651
Genre : Women
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Category: Women

What Chinese Want

Author : Tom Doctoroff
ISBN : 9781137000545
Genre : Business & Economics
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Today, most Americans take for granted that China will be the next global superpower. But despite the nation's growing influence, the average Chinese person is still a mystery - or, at best, a baffling set of seeming contradictions - to Westerners who expect the rising Chinese consumer to resemble themselves. Here, Tom Doctoroff, the guiding force of advertising giant J. Walter Thompson's (JWT) China operations, marshals his 20 years of experience navigating this fascinating intersection of commerce and culture to explain the mysteries of China. He explores the many cultural, political, and economic forces shaping the twenty-first-century Chinese and their implications for businesspeople, marketers, and entrepreneurs - or anyone else who wants to know what makes the Chinese tick. Dismantling common misconceptions, Doctoroff provides the context Westerners need to understand the distinctive worldview that drives Chinese businesses and consumers, including: - why family and social stability take precedence over individual self-expression and the consequences for education, innovation, and growth; - their fundamentally different understanding of morality, and why Chinese tolerate human rights abuses, rampant piracy, and endemic government corruption; and - the long and storied past that still drives decision making at corporate, local, and national levels. Change is coming fast and furious in China, challenging not only how the Western world sees the Chinese but how they see themselves. From the new generation's embrace of Christmas to the middle-class fixation with luxury brands; from the exploding senior demographic to what the Internet means for the government's hold on power, Doctoroff pulls back the curtain to reveal a complex and nuanced picture of a facinating people whose lives are becoming ever more entwined with our own.
Category: Business & Economics

The Technologist

Author :
ISBN : NYPL:33433111683805
Genre : Periodicals
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Category: Periodicals

Beijing Review

Author :
ISBN : UOM:39015064664124
Genre : China
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Category: China

Persia And China

Author : Josiah Conder
ISBN : PRNC:32101064638800
Genre : China
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Category: China

California Lawyer

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105061014283
Genre : Bar associations
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Category: Bar associations