Foreign Babes in Beijing: Behind the Scenes of a New China

By Rachel DeWoskin

“For a true insider’s examine existence in sleek China, readers may still flip to Rachel DeWoskin.”―Sophie seashore, The Economist

made up our minds to expand her cultural horizons and reside a “fiery” lifestyles, twenty-one-year-old Rachel DeWoskin hops on a aircraft to Beijing to paintings for an American PR company dependent within the busy capital. earlier than she is aware it, she isn't just exploring chinese language tradition but in addition growing it because the horny, competitive, fearless Jiexi, the starring femme fatale in a wildly winning chinese language cleaning soap opera. Experiencing the cultural clashes in actual lifestyles whereas acting a fictional model onscreen, DeWoskin varieties a gaggle of acquaintances with whom she witnesses the enormous alterations sweeping via China because the nation pursues the recent maxim, “to get wealthy is glorious.” in just many years, China’s capital is reworked. With “considerable cultural and linguistic assets” (The New Yorker), DeWoskin captures Beijing at this pivotal juncture in her “intelligent, humorous memoir” (People), and “readers will think fortunate to have sharp-eyed, but sisterly, DeWoskin sitting within the driver’s seat”(Elle).

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By Rachel DeWoskin

“For a true insider’s examine existence in sleek China, readers may still flip to Rachel DeWoskin.”―Sophie seashore, The Economist

made up our minds to expand her cultural horizons and reside a “fiery” lifestyles, twenty-one-year-old Rachel DeWoskin hops on a aircraft to Beijing to paintings for an American PR company dependent within the busy capital. earlier than she is aware it, she isn't just exploring chinese language tradition but in addition growing it because the horny, competitive, fearless Jiexi, the starring femme fatale in a wildly winning chinese language cleaning soap opera. Experiencing the cultural clashes in actual lifestyles whereas acting a fictional model onscreen, DeWoskin varieties a gaggle of acquaintances with whom she witnesses the enormous alterations sweeping via China because the nation pursues the recent maxim, “to get wealthy is glorious.” in just many years, China’s capital is reworked. With “considerable cultural and linguistic assets” (The New Yorker), DeWoskin captures Beijing at this pivotal juncture in her “intelligent, humorous memoir” (People), and “readers will think fortunate to have sharp-eyed, but sisterly, DeWoskin sitting within the driver’s seat”(Elle).

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Effortless Action: Wu-wei As Conceptual Metaphor and Spiritual Ideal in Early China

By Edward Slingerland

This publication provides a scientific account of the function of the private non secular perfect of wu-wei--literally "no doing," yet higher rendered as "effortless action"--in early chinese language idea. Edward Slingerland's research exhibits that wu-wei represents the main basic of a suite of conceptual metaphors having to do with a country of easy ease and unself-consciousness. this idea of effortlessness, he contends, serves as a standard excellent for either Daoist and Confucian thinkers. He additionally argues that this idea comprises inside of itself a conceptual rigidity that motivates the improvement of early chinese language proposal: the so-called "paradox of wu-wei," or the query of ways possible consciously "try to not try."

Methodologically, this publication represents a initial try and observe the modern thought of conceptual metaphor to the research of early chinese language idea. even if the point of interest is upon early China, either the subject material and technique have wider implications. the topic of wu-wei is suitable to somebody drawn to later East Asian spiritual proposal or within the so-called "virtue-ethics" culture within the West. furthermore, the means of conceptual metaphor analysis--along with the main of "embodied realism" upon which it truly is based--provides a thrilling new theoretical framework and methodological device for the examine of comparative concept, comparative faith, highbrow historical past, or even the arts quite often. a part of the aim of this paintings is hence to aid introduce students within the humanities and social sciences to this technique, and supply an instance of ways it can be utilized to a selected sub-field.

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By Edward Slingerland

This publication provides a scientific account of the function of the private non secular perfect of wu-wei--literally "no doing," yet higher rendered as "effortless action"--in early chinese language idea. Edward Slingerland's research exhibits that wu-wei represents the main basic of a suite of conceptual metaphors having to do with a country of easy ease and unself-consciousness. this idea of effortlessness, he contends, serves as a standard excellent for either Daoist and Confucian thinkers. He additionally argues that this idea comprises inside of itself a conceptual rigidity that motivates the improvement of early chinese language proposal: the so-called "paradox of wu-wei," or the query of ways possible consciously "try to not try."

Methodologically, this publication represents a initial try and observe the modern thought of conceptual metaphor to the research of early chinese language idea. even if the point of interest is upon early China, either the subject material and technique have wider implications. the topic of wu-wei is suitable to somebody drawn to later East Asian spiritual proposal or within the so-called "virtue-ethics" culture within the West. furthermore, the means of conceptual metaphor analysis--along with the main of "embodied realism" upon which it truly is based--provides a thrilling new theoretical framework and methodological device for the examine of comparative concept, comparative faith, highbrow historical past, or even the arts quite often. a part of the aim of this paintings is hence to aid introduce students within the humanities and social sciences to this technique, and supply an instance of ways it can be utilized to a selected sub-field.

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The Rape Of Nanking The Forgotten Holocaust Of World War II

The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of global struggle II is a bestselling 1997 non-fiction booklet written through Iris Chang concerning the 1937–1938 Nanking bloodbath, the bloodbath and atrocities devoted through the Imperial eastern military after it captured Nanjing, then capital of China, throughout the moment Sino-Japanese warfare. It describes the occasions best as much as the Nanking bloodbath and the atrocities that have been devoted. The e-book offers the view that the japanese executive has now not performed sufficient to redress the atrocities. it truly is one of many first significant English-language books to introduce the Nanking bloodbath to Western and japanese readers alike, and has been translated into numerous languages.

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The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of global struggle II is a bestselling 1997 non-fiction booklet written through Iris Chang concerning the 1937–1938 Nanking bloodbath, the bloodbath and atrocities devoted through the Imperial eastern military after it captured Nanjing, then capital of China, throughout the moment Sino-Japanese warfare. It describes the occasions best as much as the Nanking bloodbath and the atrocities that have been devoted. The e-book offers the view that the japanese executive has now not performed sufficient to redress the atrocities. it truly is one of many first significant English-language books to introduce the Nanking bloodbath to Western and japanese readers alike, and has been translated into numerous languages.

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China in Ten Words

From certainly one of China’s such a lot acclaimed writers: a distinct, intimate examine the chinese language adventure over the past a number of many years.
 
Framed through ten words universal within the chinese language vernacular, China in Ten Words makes use of own tales and astute research to bare as by no means ahead of the world’s so much populous but oft-misunderstood country. In "Disparity," for instance, Yu Hua illustrates the increasing gaps that separate voters of the rustic. In "Copycat," he depicts the escalating development of piracy and imitation as an artistic new type of innovative motion. And in "Bamboozle," he describes the more and more brazen practices of trickery, fraud, and chicanery which are, he indicates, turning into a life-style at each point of society. Witty, insightful, and brave, this can be a refreshingly candid imaginative and prescient of the "Chinese miracle" and all of its consequences.
 

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From certainly one of China’s such a lot acclaimed writers: a distinct, intimate examine the chinese language adventure over the past a number of many years.
 
Framed through ten words universal within the chinese language vernacular, China in Ten Words makes use of own tales and astute research to bare as by no means ahead of the world’s so much populous but oft-misunderstood country. In "Disparity," for instance, Yu Hua illustrates the increasing gaps that separate voters of the rustic. In "Copycat," he depicts the escalating development of piracy and imitation as an artistic new type of innovative motion. And in "Bamboozle," he describes the more and more brazen practices of trickery, fraud, and chicanery which are, he indicates, turning into a life-style at each point of society. Witty, insightful, and brave, this can be a refreshingly candid imaginative and prescient of the "Chinese miracle" and all of its consequences.
 

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Mao's Last Dancer. Li Cunxin

By Cunxin Li

Raised in a desperately bad village throughout the peak of China's Cultural Revolution, Li Cunxin's youth revolved round the commune, his relatives and Chairman Mao's Little crimson publication. until eventually, that's, Madame Mao's cultural delegates got here looking for younger peasants to check ballet on the academy in Beijing and he was once thrust right into a thoroughly surprising global. while a visit to Texas as a part of an extraordinary cultural alternate opened his eyes to existence and love past China's borders, he defected to the us in a unprecedented and dramatic story of chilly conflict intrigue. advised in his personal certain voice, this is often Li's inspirational tale of the way he got here to be Mao's final dancer, and one of many world's maximum ballet dancers.

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By Cunxin Li

Raised in a desperately bad village throughout the peak of China's Cultural Revolution, Li Cunxin's youth revolved round the commune, his relatives and Chairman Mao's Little crimson publication. until eventually, that's, Madame Mao's cultural delegates got here looking for younger peasants to check ballet on the academy in Beijing and he was once thrust right into a thoroughly surprising global. while a visit to Texas as a part of an extraordinary cultural alternate opened his eyes to existence and love past China's borders, he defected to the us in a unprecedented and dramatic story of chilly conflict intrigue. advised in his personal certain voice, this is often Li's inspirational tale of the way he got here to be Mao's final dancer, and one of many world's maximum ballet dancers.

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Governance and Politics of China, Second Edition (Comparative Government and Politics)

Over the earlier twenty years switch in China has been breathtaking. Reform has affected each side of existence and has left no coverage and establishment untouched. Now on hand in a considerably revised moment variation masking the adjustments of the 16th celebration Congress and 10th nationwide People's Congress and different contemporary advancements this significant textual content by means of a number one educational authority, who has additionally lived and labored in China, offers an intensive creation to all points of politics and governance in post-Mao China.

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Over the earlier twenty years switch in China has been breathtaking. Reform has affected each side of existence and has left no coverage and establishment untouched. Now on hand in a considerably revised moment variation masking the adjustments of the 16th celebration Congress and 10th nationwide People's Congress and different contemporary advancements this significant textual content by means of a number one educational authority, who has additionally lived and labored in China, offers an intensive creation to all points of politics and governance in post-Mao China.

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The Britannica Guide to Modern China

Sleek China is a part of the Britannica advisor sequence that provides a entire advent to the world’s new monetary colossal. The Britannica courses sequence deals a necessary creation to a few of the key problems with our time. transparent, exact, and meticulously researched, the sequence supplies either history and research for for those who want to know needless to say what's relatively taking place on the planet, no matter if you're a professional, scholar, or tourist.

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Sleek China is a part of the Britannica advisor sequence that provides a entire advent to the world’s new monetary colossal. The Britannica courses sequence deals a necessary creation to a few of the key problems with our time. transparent, exact, and meticulously researched, the sequence supplies either history and research for for those who want to know needless to say what's relatively taking place on the planet, no matter if you're a professional, scholar, or tourist.

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Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-1962

By Frank Dikötter

"Between 1958 and 1962, China descended into hell. Mao Zedong threw his kingdom right into a frenzy with the good breakthrough, an try to trap as much as and overtake Britain in lower than 15 years The scan led to the best disaster the rustic had ever recognized, destroying millions of lives." So opens Frank Dikötter's riveting, magnificently specific chronicle of an period in chinese language background a lot speculated approximately yet by no means sooner than absolutely documented simply because entry to Communist get together records has lengthy been limited to all however the so much depended on historians. a brand new archive legislations has spread out hundreds of thousands of imperative and provincial records that "fundamentally switch the best way you possibly can examine the Maoist era." Dikötter makes transparent, as not anyone has sooner than, that faraway from being this system that might raise the rustic one of the world's superpowers and end up the facility of Communism, as Mao imagined, the good breakthrough remodeled the rustic within the different course. It grew to become the location not just of "one of the main lethal mass killings of human history,"--at least forty five million humans have been labored, starved, or crushed to death--but additionally of "the maximum demolition of genuine property in human history," as as much as one-third of all housing was once became rubble). The scan was once a disaster for the flora and fauna besides, because the land was once savaged within the maniacal pursuit of metal and different business accomplishments. In a robust mesghing of exhaustive learn in chinese language documents and narrative force, Dikötter for the 1st time hyperlinks up what occurred within the corridors of power-the vicious backstabbing and bullying strategies that happened between occasion leaders-with the typical stories of standard humans, giving voice to the lifeless and disenfranchised. His magisterial account recasts the background of the People's Republic of China.

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By Frank Dikötter

"Between 1958 and 1962, China descended into hell. Mao Zedong threw his kingdom right into a frenzy with the good breakthrough, an try to trap as much as and overtake Britain in lower than 15 years The scan led to the best disaster the rustic had ever recognized, destroying millions of lives." So opens Frank Dikötter's riveting, magnificently specific chronicle of an period in chinese language background a lot speculated approximately yet by no means sooner than absolutely documented simply because entry to Communist get together records has lengthy been limited to all however the so much depended on historians. a brand new archive legislations has spread out hundreds of thousands of imperative and provincial records that "fundamentally switch the best way you possibly can examine the Maoist era." Dikötter makes transparent, as not anyone has sooner than, that faraway from being this system that might raise the rustic one of the world's superpowers and end up the facility of Communism, as Mao imagined, the good breakthrough remodeled the rustic within the different course. It grew to become the location not just of "one of the main lethal mass killings of human history,"--at least forty five million humans have been labored, starved, or crushed to death--but additionally of "the maximum demolition of genuine property in human history," as as much as one-third of all housing was once became rubble). The scan was once a disaster for the flora and fauna besides, because the land was once savaged within the maniacal pursuit of metal and different business accomplishments. In a robust mesghing of exhaustive learn in chinese language documents and narrative force, Dikötter for the 1st time hyperlinks up what occurred within the corridors of power-the vicious backstabbing and bullying strategies that happened between occasion leaders-with the typical stories of standard humans, giving voice to the lifeless and disenfranchised. His magisterial account recasts the background of the People's Republic of China.

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China in Oceania: Reshaping the Pacific? (Foundations in Asia Pacific Studies)

you will need to see China's actions within the Pacific Islands, not only when it comes to a selected set of pursuits, yet within the context of Beijing's contemporary efforts to improve a entire and worldwide international coverage. China's coverage in the direction of Oceania is a part of a miles better outreach to the constructing international, a tremendous paintings in development that comprises related projects in Asia, Africa, Latin the United States, and the center East. This groundbreaking research of China's "soft strength" tasks in those nations deals, for the 1st time, the various views of students and diplomats from Oceania, North American, China, and Japan. It explores such matters as nearby pageant for diplomatic and fiscal ties among Taiwan and China, the function of abroad chinese language in constructing those relationships, and numerous analyses of the advantages and disadvantages of China's transforming into presence in Oceania. moreover, the reader obtains an extraordinary evaluation of the japanese reaction to China's function in Oceania, offered by means of Japan's best pupil of the Pacific region.

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you will need to see China's actions within the Pacific Islands, not only when it comes to a selected set of pursuits, yet within the context of Beijing's contemporary efforts to improve a entire and worldwide international coverage. China's coverage in the direction of Oceania is a part of a miles better outreach to the constructing international, a tremendous paintings in development that comprises related projects in Asia, Africa, Latin the United States, and the center East. This groundbreaking research of China's "soft strength" tasks in those nations deals, for the 1st time, the various views of students and diplomats from Oceania, North American, China, and Japan. It explores such matters as nearby pageant for diplomatic and fiscal ties among Taiwan and China, the function of abroad chinese language in constructing those relationships, and numerous analyses of the advantages and disadvantages of China's transforming into presence in Oceania. moreover, the reader obtains an extraordinary evaluation of the japanese reaction to China's function in Oceania, offered by means of Japan's best pupil of the Pacific region.

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China A to Z: Everything You Need to Know to Understand Chinese Customs and Culture

A pragmatic and obtainable advisor to an historic yet speedily altering culture—now revised and updated
 
Perfect for enterprise, excitement, or armchair tourists, China A to Z explains the customs, tradition, and etiquette crucial for any journey or for someone eager to comprehend this complicated state. in a single hundred short, reader-friendly essays alphabetized by way of topic, this  absolutely revised and up-to-date version presents a crash direction within the etiquette and politics of latest China in addition to the nation’s geography and venerable historical past. In it, readers will discover:
 
·        How the lately chosen President and his advisors method worldwide relations
·        Why China is taken into account the quickest turning out to be marketplace for style and comfort goods
·        What you might want to convey whilst traveling a chinese language household
·        What’s sizzling in chinese language art
·        How fresh scandals effect chinese language society
 
From structure and physique language to Confucianism and feng shui, China A to Z offers available and authoritative information regarding China.

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A pragmatic and obtainable advisor to an historic yet speedily altering culture—now revised and updated
 
Perfect for enterprise, excitement, or armchair tourists, China A to Z explains the customs, tradition, and etiquette crucial for any journey or for someone eager to comprehend this complicated state. in a single hundred short, reader-friendly essays alphabetized by way of topic, this  absolutely revised and up-to-date version presents a crash direction within the etiquette and politics of latest China in addition to the nation’s geography and venerable historical past. In it, readers will discover:
 
·        How the lately chosen President and his advisors method worldwide relations
·        Why China is taken into account the quickest turning out to be marketplace for style and comfort goods
·        What you might want to convey whilst traveling a chinese language household
·        What’s sizzling in chinese language art
·        How fresh scandals effect chinese language society
 
From structure and physique language to Confucianism and feng shui, China A to Z offers available and authoritative information regarding China.

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