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The Chinese Wine Renaissance

Author : Janet Z. Wang
ISBN : 9781473566033
Genre : Cooking
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The story of wine's ancient beginnings, with a foreword by Oz Clarke. The Chinese have been making wine since the days of the Silk Road and they have a rich, yet little known wine culture. Their now thriving wine market is entwined with thousands of years of fashion, poetry, and art, and offers a window into the country's vibrant history and legendary tales. This well-researched book offers a taste of China through a wine journey, setting the rise of grape wine against the fascinating backdrop of Chinese culture. In an accessible and comprehensive tone, this guide covers the relationship between Chinese philosophy and wine, the renaissance of grape wine in modern China, the different varieties of Chinese wines, how to pair them with Chinese food and explores wine etiquette and customs. As wines from China are spreading to our shores and our tables, this book is an essential companion for all wine lovers interested in exploring new flavours while expanding their cultural horizons.
Category: Cooking

Adventures On The China Wine Trail

Author : Cynthia Howson
ISBN : 9781538133538
Genre : Travel
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Could China take over the wine world? Cynthia Howson and Pierre Ly explore how Chinese wine went from being ignored and ridiculed to earning gold medals and praise by famous critics in less than a decade. Wine made in… China? Until recently, for most people, at best, it didn’t exist. Or at worst, as one colorful tasting note described, it evoked: “ash tray, coffee grounds, and urinal crust.” Then, a 2009 Chinese red shocked the world when it won Best Bordeaux Blend at the Decanter World Wine Awards. Could China take over the wine world? Cynthia Howson and Pierre Ly provide a knowledgeable and exuberant exploration of how Chinese wine went from being ignored and ridiculed to earning gold medals and praise by famous critics in less than a decade. They take the reader along on their adventure on the China wine trail to meet the farmers, entrepreneurs, and teachers who are shaping this new industry. They travel to Chinese wine tourism hotspots, talk to winemakers who struggle to find good wine grapes, and visit lush mountaintops and arid deserts to see what French multinational corporations have in common with small family farms. Then, they visit a Chinese wine school to meet professors and their students eager to join the wine work force. They reveal where they bought the best local wines as they give travelers new insights on China and ideas for Chinese wine tourism. Readers interested in current affairs, economic development, and business in China will find that wine offers a clear lens for understanding the larger issues facing the country.
Category: Travel

Why China Did Not Have A Renaissance And Why That Matters

Author : Thomas Maissen
ISBN : 9783110576399
Genre : History
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Concepts of historical progress or decline and the idea of a cycle of historical movement have existed in many civilizations. In spite of claims that they be transnational or even universal, periodization schemes invariably reveal specific social and cultural predispositions. Our dialogue, which brings together a Sinologist and a scholar of early modern History in Europe, considers periodization as a historical phenomenon, studying the case of the “Renaissance.” Understood in the tradition of J. Burckhardt, who referred back to ideas voiced by the humanists of the 14th and 15th centuries, and focusing on the particularities of humanist dialogue which informed the making of the “Renaissance” in Italy, our discussion highlights elements that distinguish it from other movements that have proclaimed themselves as “r/Renaissances,” studying, in particular, the Chinese Renaissance in the early 20th century. While disagreeing on several fundamental issues, we suggest that interdisciplinary and interregional dialogue is a format useful to addressing some of the more far-reaching questions in global history, e.g. whether and when a periodization scheme such as “Renaissance” can fruitfully be applied to describe non-European experiences.
Category: History

The Renaissance Guide To Wine And Food Pairing

Author : Amy Zavatto
ISBN : 9781440614590
Genre : Cooking
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There's a lot more to wine and food pairing than memorizing a few simple rules. The true connoissuer knows the subtleties...and in this book, a wine expert shares his secrets. What wines accompany which foods - and how to choose. Essays, advice, and comments from award-winning chefs. Covers each course - from entree to dessert, from simple meals to exotic favorites. Interviews with famous wine connoisseurs on understanding and appreciating wines. Information on wine-making and maps of the world's major wine regions. Resource guide to finding the best wine-speciality shops. Glossary of wine/food terms and advice on how to 'read' wine lists. A primer on the complete history of wine. Making sense of labels, vintage years, and the best regions.
Category: Cooking

International Law Review

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ISBN : UCAL:B5130286
Genre : International law
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Category: International law

A Companion To The Global Renaissance

Author : Jyotsna G. Singh
ISBN : 9781118651223
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Featuring twenty one newly-commissioned essays, A Companion to the Global Renaissance: English Literature and Culture in the Era of Expansion demonstrates how today's globalization is the result of a complex and lengthy historical process that had its roots in England's mercantile and cross-cultural interactions of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. An innovative collection that interrogates the global paradigm of our period and offers a new history of globalization by exploring its influences on English culture and literature of the early modern period. Moves beyond traditional notions of Renaissance history mainly as a revival of antiquity and presents a new perspective on England's mercantile and cross-cultural interactions with the New and Old Worlds of the Americas, Africa, and the East, as well with Northern Europe. Illustrates how twentieth-century globalization was the result of a lengthy and complex historical process linked to the emergence of capitalism and colonialism Explores vital topics such as East-West relations and Islam; visual representations of cultural 'others'; gender and race struggles within the new economies and cultures; global drama on the cosmopolitan English stage, and many more
Category: Literary Criticism

Mimesis

Author : Erich Auerbach
ISBN : OCLC:237148157
Genre : Literature
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Category: Literature

Renaissance Killer

Author : Christopher Poole
ISBN : 9781467851633
Genre : Fiction
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The most compelling autobiography of the decade! Known throughout the world for years as the deadliest, most elusive killer of his kind, and wanted by virtually every law enforcement agency across the globe, famed freelance hitman-for-hire Henry H. Hugo finally tells his amazing story in his own words. From the traumas and indignities of his troubled childhood, to his early days just starting out in his controversial profession, to his triumphs over all manner of uncommon adversity, the die-hard crime enthusiast will positively thrill to the eclectic, eccentric exploits related in harrowing detail within the pages of this tell-all tome. Alternately deeply disturbing, darkly funny, and strangely erotic, Mr. Hugo’s unprecedented memoir is a tour de force of violent action, heart-rending drama, unnatural perversity, and strange and colorful predicament, the likes of which the ranks of history’s foulest individuals could not invent.
Category: Fiction

The Renaissance In Europe

Author : Lynne Elliott
ISBN : 0778745910
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Introduces the various elements of Renaissance life, including religion, trade, education, arts, and clothes.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Renaissance In China

Author : Yuheng Bao
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124094546
Genre : Art
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After the death of the Emperor of the Hou Zhou dynasty in 959 A D, the Song Dynasty emerged with General Zhao Kuang-yin as emperor. This book explores the intellectual, artistic and technical innovations during that time in which painting, literature, and philosophy reached new heights.
Category: Art

Author : Uta Grosenick
ISBN : UOM:39015074220024
Genre : Art
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This important volume, the first comprehensive overview of China's current art scene, presents the 80 most influential artists working today, among them Cao Fei, Gu Dexin, Yang Fudong and Zhang Huan, and predicts the stars of tomorrow. An essential resource reflecting the rapidly growing international market for and interest in contemporary Chinese art.
Category: Art

Decanter

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924110489949
Genre : Liquors
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Category: Liquors

A Short History Of The Chinese People

Author : L. Carrington Goodrich
ISBN : 9780486169231
Genre : History
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Discusses major currents of Chinese history, philosophy, culture and politics, beginning with the Shang, Chou and Han dynasties, and culminating with the birth of the Chinese Republic in 1912. 17 maps, 25 illustrations.
Category: History

Music Of The Korean Renaissance

Author : Jonathan Condit
ISBN : 0521243998
Genre : Music
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This book presents a large body of Korean fifteenth-century music in transcription.
Category: Music