Soulstealers: The Chinese Sorcery Scare of 1768

By Philip A. Kuhn

Midway throughout the reign of the Ch'ien-lung emperor, Hungli, within the so much wealthy interval of China's final imperial dynasty, mass hysteria broke out one of the universal humans. It was once feared that sorcerers have been roaming the land, clipping off the ends of men's queues (the braids worn through royal decree), and chanting magical incantations over them with the intention to scouse borrow the souls in their vendors. In a desirable chronicle of this epidemic of worry and the reliable prosecution of soulstealers that ensued, Philip Kuhn offers an intimate glimpse into the area of eighteenth-century China.

Kuhn weaves his exploration of the sorcery circumstances with a survey of the social and monetary background of the period. Drawing on a wealthy repository of records present in the imperial files, he provides intimately the harrowing interrogations of the accused--a ragtag collection of vagabonds, beggars, and roving clergy--conducted less than torture by means of provincial magistrates. In tracing the panic's unfold from peasant hut to imperial court docket, Kuhn unmasks the political risk lurking in the back of the queue-clipping scare in addition to the complicated of folks ideals that lay underneath renowned fears of sorcery.

Kuhn indicates how the crusade opposed to sorcery offers perception into the period's social constitution and ethnic tensions, the connection among monarch and bureaucrat, and the interior workings of the nation. no matter what its meant reasons, the writer argues, the crusade provided Hungli a most appropriate probability to strength his provincial chiefs to crack down on neighborhood officers, to augment his own supremacy over most sensible bureaucrats, and to restate the norms of authentic behavior.

This wide-ranging narrative depicts lifestyles in imperial China because it was once really lived, usually within the individuals' personal phrases. Soulstealers deals a compelling portrait of the chinese language people--from peasant to emperor--and of the human condition.

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By Philip A. Kuhn

Midway throughout the reign of the Ch'ien-lung emperor, Hungli, within the so much wealthy interval of China's final imperial dynasty, mass hysteria broke out one of the universal humans. It was once feared that sorcerers have been roaming the land, clipping off the ends of men's queues (the braids worn through royal decree), and chanting magical incantations over them with the intention to scouse borrow the souls in their vendors. In a desirable chronicle of this epidemic of worry and the reliable prosecution of soulstealers that ensued, Philip Kuhn offers an intimate glimpse into the area of eighteenth-century China.

Kuhn weaves his exploration of the sorcery circumstances with a survey of the social and monetary background of the period. Drawing on a wealthy repository of records present in the imperial files, he provides intimately the harrowing interrogations of the accused--a ragtag collection of vagabonds, beggars, and roving clergy--conducted less than torture by means of provincial magistrates. In tracing the panic's unfold from peasant hut to imperial court docket, Kuhn unmasks the political risk lurking in the back of the queue-clipping scare in addition to the complicated of folks ideals that lay underneath renowned fears of sorcery.

Kuhn indicates how the crusade opposed to sorcery offers perception into the period's social constitution and ethnic tensions, the connection among monarch and bureaucrat, and the interior workings of the nation. no matter what its meant reasons, the writer argues, the crusade provided Hungli a most appropriate probability to strength his provincial chiefs to crack down on neighborhood officers, to augment his own supremacy over most sensible bureaucrats, and to restate the norms of authentic behavior.

This wide-ranging narrative depicts lifestyles in imperial China because it was once really lived, usually within the individuals' personal phrases. Soulstealers deals a compelling portrait of the chinese language people--from peasant to emperor--and of the human condition.

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The Good Earth Trilogy: The Good Earth, Sons, and A House Divided

By Pearl S. Buck

Set in China in the course of the early 20th century, Pearl S. Buck’s undying trilogy is the robust tale of a family—and a nation—in transition
The stable Earth is Buck’s vintage, Pulitzer Prize–winning tale of Wang Lung, a chinese language peasant farmer, and his spouse, O-lan, a former slave. With good fortune and difficult paintings, the couple’s fortunes enhance through the years: they're blessed with sons, and keep gradually until eventually at some point they could manage to pay for to shop for estate in the home of Wang—the very condo within which O-lan used to paintings. yet luck brings with it a brand new set of difficulties. Wang quickly reveals himself the objective of jealousy, and pretty much as good harvests come and move, so does the social order. Will Wang’s kinfolk cherish the property after he’s gone?
 
The family’s tale maintains in Sons and A condominium Divided, whilst the Revolution sweeping via China extra unsettles Wang Lung’s relatives during this wealthy and unforgettable portrait of a kinfolk and a rustic within the throes of frequent nationwide change.

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By Pearl S. Buck

Set in China in the course of the early 20th century, Pearl S. Buck’s undying trilogy is the robust tale of a family—and a nation—in transition
The stable Earth is Buck’s vintage, Pulitzer Prize–winning tale of Wang Lung, a chinese language peasant farmer, and his spouse, O-lan, a former slave. With good fortune and difficult paintings, the couple’s fortunes enhance through the years: they're blessed with sons, and keep gradually until eventually at some point they could manage to pay for to shop for estate in the home of Wang—the very condo within which O-lan used to paintings. yet luck brings with it a brand new set of difficulties. Wang quickly reveals himself the objective of jealousy, and pretty much as good harvests come and move, so does the social order. Will Wang’s kinfolk cherish the property after he’s gone?
 
The family’s tale maintains in Sons and A condominium Divided, whilst the Revolution sweeping via China extra unsettles Wang Lung’s relatives during this wealthy and unforgettable portrait of a kinfolk and a rustic within the throes of frequent nationwide change.

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China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power

By Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn

The definitive e-book on China's uneasy transformation into an financial and political superpower by way of Pulitzer Prize-winning manhattan instances newshounds. An insightful and thought-provoking research of lifestyle in China, China Wakes is an exemplary paintings of reportage. sixteen pages of pictures.

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By Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn

The definitive e-book on China's uneasy transformation into an financial and political superpower by way of Pulitzer Prize-winning manhattan instances newshounds. An insightful and thought-provoking research of lifestyle in China, China Wakes is an exemplary paintings of reportage. sixteen pages of pictures.

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Modern China: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

China at the present time is rarely out of the scoop: from overseas finance to human rights controversies, international assurance of its emerging overseas presence, and the chinese language 'economic miracle'. it kind of feels to be a rustic of contradictions: a peasant society with a number of the world's so much futuristic towns, inheritor to an historical civilization that remains looking for a contemporary identification.

This Very brief Introduction deals the reader an access to knowing the world's such a lot populous kingdom, giving an built-in photo of contemporary chinese language society, tradition, economic climate, politics, and paintings. during this re-creation, Rana Mitter addresses China's present international place, accounting for the country's development in international value during the last decade.

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very brief Introductions sequence from Oxford college Press includes hundreds of thousands of titles in virtually each topic zone. those pocket-sized books are the proper method to get forward in a brand new topic fast. Our professional authors mix evidence, research, standpoint, new principles, and exuberance to make attention-grabbing and not easy subject matters hugely readable.

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China at the present time is rarely out of the scoop: from overseas finance to human rights controversies, international assurance of its emerging overseas presence, and the chinese language 'economic miracle'. it kind of feels to be a rustic of contradictions: a peasant society with a number of the world's so much futuristic towns, inheritor to an historical civilization that remains looking for a contemporary identification.

This Very brief Introduction deals the reader an access to knowing the world's such a lot populous kingdom, giving an built-in photo of contemporary chinese language society, tradition, economic climate, politics, and paintings. during this re-creation, Rana Mitter addresses China's present international place, accounting for the country's development in international value during the last decade.

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very brief Introductions sequence from Oxford college Press includes hundreds of thousands of titles in virtually each topic zone. those pocket-sized books are the proper method to get forward in a brand new topic fast. Our professional authors mix evidence, research, standpoint, new principles, and exuberance to make attention-grabbing and not easy subject matters hugely readable.

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Poems Collection of Su Shi (Chinese classical literature series) (中国古典文学基本丛书:苏轼诗集)

By 苏轼

苏轼,字子瞻,又字和仲,号东坡,四川眉山人。生于宋仁宗景佑三年12月(1037),死于宋徽宗建中靖国元年七月。
苏轼的曾祖、祖父都是布衣。他自称是“寒族”《西楼帖·家亨》“世农”《东坡先生全集》卷六十七《题渊明诗》。他说过“有田不归如江水”卷七《游金山寺》他家乡的田产大约不多。他小时住在眉山城裹,住过租赁的房子(东坡先生全等集七十三)大约也在乡下住过(卷三十六《书晁说之考牧图后》,他的家庭,大约属于中小地主。父亲苏,虽说也是布衣,但从青年时代起,就发愤学习。

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By 苏轼

苏轼,字子瞻,又字和仲,号东坡,四川眉山人。生于宋仁宗景佑三年12月(1037),死于宋徽宗建中靖国元年七月。
苏轼的曾祖、祖父都是布衣。他自称是“寒族”《西楼帖·家亨》“世农”《东坡先生全集》卷六十七《题渊明诗》。他说过“有田不归如江水”卷七《游金山寺》他家乡的田产大约不多。他小时住在眉山城裹,住过租赁的房子(东坡先生全等集七十三)大约也在乡下住过(卷三十六《书晁说之考牧图后》,他的家庭,大约属于中小地主。父亲苏,虽说也是布衣,但从青年时代起,就发愤学习。

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alibaba

The first in-depth examine the multibillion-dollar corporation Alibaba.com—known to many as "China's eBay"—and the inspirational tale in the back of the fellow who created it.

A bestseller in China and now translated into English and up-to-date with contemporary occasions, Alibaba by means of Liu Shiying and Martha Avery tells the striking tale in the back of the web phenomenon Alibaba.com and its founder Jack Ma, a guy Barron's named one of many World's best 30 CEOs in 2008. Ma's upward push to prominence provides a riveting tale: regardless of transforming into up in China in the course of the Cultural Revolution—in a interval of overall kingdom regulate of the economy—he built the prepared entrepreneurial instincts that propelled him to billionaire prestige and enabled him to construct an organization outdoor the standard govt channels. those instincts and conduct included martial arts education and allowed him to acknowledge, early on, that the net may leverage his corporation to fast development and in addition rework the way in which company is finished world wide.

Alibaba.com, the place companies should buy and promote every thing from air beds to zippers, began with a modest preliminary funding of $60,000 and has grown exponentially in view that its founding in 1999 to turn into the world's largest business-to-business site. In 2007 it turned the second one greatest IPO in heritage (after Google), and Fast Company has named it one of many world's so much cutting edge businesses. accordingly, shrewdpermanent traders and know-how insiders may be protecting an in depth eye on Alibaba for years yet to come. even if you are trying to comprehend China's meteoric upward push, or simply looking for the subsequent Google, Yahoo!, or Amazon, Alibaba is essential reading.

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The first in-depth examine the multibillion-dollar corporation Alibaba.com—known to many as "China's eBay"—and the inspirational tale in the back of the fellow who created it.

A bestseller in China and now translated into English and up-to-date with contemporary occasions, Alibaba by means of Liu Shiying and Martha Avery tells the striking tale in the back of the web phenomenon Alibaba.com and its founder Jack Ma, a guy Barron's named one of many World's best 30 CEOs in 2008. Ma's upward push to prominence provides a riveting tale: regardless of transforming into up in China in the course of the Cultural Revolution—in a interval of overall kingdom regulate of the economy—he built the prepared entrepreneurial instincts that propelled him to billionaire prestige and enabled him to construct an organization outdoor the standard govt channels. those instincts and conduct included martial arts education and allowed him to acknowledge, early on, that the net may leverage his corporation to fast development and in addition rework the way in which company is finished world wide.

Alibaba.com, the place companies should buy and promote every thing from air beds to zippers, began with a modest preliminary funding of $60,000 and has grown exponentially in view that its founding in 1999 to turn into the world's largest business-to-business site. In 2007 it turned the second one greatest IPO in heritage (after Google), and Fast Company has named it one of many world's so much cutting edge businesses. accordingly, shrewdpermanent traders and know-how insiders may be protecting an in depth eye on Alibaba for years yet to come. even if you are trying to comprehend China's meteoric upward push, or simply looking for the subsequent Google, Yahoo!, or Amazon, Alibaba is essential reading.

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China: A History

By John Keay

Many international locations outline themselves when it comes to territory or humans; China defines itself by way of background. making an allowance for the country’s unmatched, voluminous culture of historical past writing, John Keay has composed a necessary and illuminating evaluate of the nation’s advanced and vibrant prior. Keay’s authoritative heritage examines 5,000 years in China, from the time of the 3 Dynasties via Chairman Mao and the present monetary transformation of the rustic. Crisp, sensible, and fascinating, China is the vintage single-volume background for somebody looking to comprehend the current and way forward for this immensely robust nation.

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By John Keay

Many international locations outline themselves when it comes to territory or humans; China defines itself by way of background. making an allowance for the country’s unmatched, voluminous culture of historical past writing, John Keay has composed a necessary and illuminating evaluate of the nation’s advanced and vibrant prior. Keay’s authoritative heritage examines 5,000 years in China, from the time of the 3 Dynasties via Chairman Mao and the present monetary transformation of the rustic. Crisp, sensible, and fascinating, China is the vintage single-volume background for somebody looking to comprehend the current and way forward for this immensely robust nation.

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Collection of Xu Wei (Chinese classical literature series) (中国古典文学基本丛书:徐渭集)

By 徐渭

《徐渭集(1-4)》包括4册,中国古典文学基本丛书之一,内容丰富。主要内容包括涉江赋、牡丹赋、鞠赋、荷赋、梅赋、世学楼赋、梅桂双清赋、前破械赋、后破械赋、画鹤赋、缇芝赋、画赋、十白赋、胡麻赋等。

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By 徐渭

《徐渭集(1-4)》包括4册,中国古典文学基本丛书之一,内容丰富。主要内容包括涉江赋、牡丹赋、鞠赋、荷赋、梅赋、世学楼赋、梅桂双清赋、前破械赋、后破械赋、画鹤赋、缇芝赋、画赋、十白赋、胡麻赋等。

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The Rough Guide to Beijing

By Simon Lewis

The tough consultant to Beijing, in full-color all through, is the last word shuttle consultant to this eternally soaking up urban. notice the highlights of China's outstanding capital with wonderful images, color-coded maps, and insightful descriptions of the city's points of interest — from the Forbidden urban and summer time Palace to hidden hutong alleys and the nice Wall.

However lengthy you are staying and no matter what your price range, The tough consultant to Beijing has you lined. finished sections element tips to the superior areas to sleep, devour, drink, store, and unwind; fascinating courtyard resorts, bustling evening markets, edgy bars, and glitzy department shops are all a part of the combo. moreover, professional new sections on movie, modern paintings, and reside song will provide help to take the heart beat of contemporary Beijing.

Make the main of it slow with The tough consultant to Beijing.

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By Simon Lewis

The tough consultant to Beijing, in full-color all through, is the last word shuttle consultant to this eternally soaking up urban. notice the highlights of China's outstanding capital with wonderful images, color-coded maps, and insightful descriptions of the city's points of interest — from the Forbidden urban and summer time Palace to hidden hutong alleys and the nice Wall.

However lengthy you are staying and no matter what your price range, The tough consultant to Beijing has you lined. finished sections element tips to the superior areas to sleep, devour, drink, store, and unwind; fascinating courtyard resorts, bustling evening markets, edgy bars, and glitzy department shops are all a part of the combo. moreover, professional new sections on movie, modern paintings, and reside song will provide help to take the heart beat of contemporary Beijing.

Make the main of it slow with The tough consultant to Beijing.

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