Banished to the Great Northern Wilderness

Political Exile and Re-education in Mao’s China
Author: Ning Wang
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774832266
Category: History
Page: 300
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Following Mao Zedong’s Anti-Rightist Campaign of 1957–58, Chinese intellectuals were subjected to “re-education” by the state. In Banished to the Great Northern Wilderness, Ning Wang draws on labour farm archives and other newly uncovered Chinese-language sources, including an interview with a camp guard, to provide a remarkable look at the suffering and complex psychological world of intellectuals banished to China’s remote north. Wang’s use of grassroots sources challenges our perception of the intellectual as a renegade martyr – revealing how exiles often denounced one another and, for self-preservation, declared allegiance to the state.

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Chinese Literatures


Author: Associate Professor of Chinese Cultural Studies Carlos Rojas,Andrea Bachner,Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature Andrea Bachner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199383316
Category: Chinese literature
Page: 952
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With over forty original essays, The Oxford Handbook of Modern Chinese Literatures offers an in-depth engagement with the current analytical methodologies and critical practices that are shaping the field in the twenty-first century. Divided into three sections--Structure, Taxonomy, and Methodology--the volume carefully moves across approaches, genres, and forms to address a rich range topics that include popular culture in Late Qing China, Zhang Guangyu's Journey to the West in Cartoons, writings of Southeast Asian migrants in Taiwan, the Chinese Anglophone Novel, and depictions of HIV/AIDS in Chu T'ien-wen's Notes of a Desolate Man.

Vital necessity of tolerance

letter and appeal of 45 Chinese intellectuals
Author: Terence James Reed
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783925978517
Category: Political Science
Page: 77
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Nexus, China in Focus


Author: Nexus, Inc
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: China
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Historical Record ...

The Early History of Wyoming Valley and Contiguous Territory ...
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Publisher: N.A
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Hinduism, 2nd Edition


Author: Linda Johnsen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101052570
Category: Religion
Page: 432
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A new look at an ancient religion. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Hinduism, Second Edition, contains updated and expanded information on how the religion developed from its very fragmented origins, the basic Hindu beliefs, and the multiple Hindu deities, as well as the sociological aspects of the religion including ethics, sacraments, dietary habits, the caste system, and much more. ? Hinduism is the third-largest religion in the world, with over 765 million followers worldwide ? Updated information on the state of Hinduism today ? An exploration of the Hindu paths to enlightenment including karma yoga, bhakti yoga, jnana yoga, tantra and laya yoga ? Expanded information on the Hindu Reformation

Wilderness in National Parks

Playground or Preserve
Author: John C. Miles
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 9780295990392
Category: History
Page: 344
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Wilderness in National Parks casts light on the complicated relationship between the National Park Service and its policy goals of wilderness preservation and recreation. By examining the overlapping and sometimes contradictory responsibilities of the park service and the national wilderness preservation system, John C. Miles finds the National Park Service still struggling to deal with an idea that lies at the core of its mission and yet complicates that mission, nearly one hundred years into its existence. The National Park Service's ambivalence about wilderness is traced from its beginning to the turn of the twenty-first century. The Service is charged with managing more wilderness acreage than any government agency in the world and, in its early years, frequently favored development over preservation. The public has perceived national parks as permanently protected wilderness resources, but in reality this public confidence rests on shaky ground. Miles shows how changing conceptions of wilderness affected park management over the years, with a focus on the tension between the goals of providing recreational spaces for the American people and leaving lands pristine and undeveloped for future generations.

The Rough Guide to Laos


Author: Edward Aves
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 0241014514
Category: Travel
Page: 328
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The Rough Guide to Laos is the ultimate travel guide to this enchanting and unspoiled corner of Southeast Asia with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the attractions and activities. Discover Laos's highlights with stunning photography and information on everything from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Luang Prabang to the spectacular waterfalls of the high Bolaven Plateau and the gorgeous Four Thousand Islands (Si Phan Don). Find detailed practical advice on what to see and do, relying on up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels and guesthouses, restaurants, bars, shops and tour operators for all budgets. The Rough Guide to Laos also includes detailed background on Laos's ethnic hill tribes and advice on where to trek and who to trek with. Explore every corner of this laidback country with easy-to-use maps to help make sure you don't miss the unmissable. Make the most of your time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Laos - now available in ePub format.

Sacred Geography

Or, A Gazetteer of the Bible. Containing, in Alphabetical Order, a Geographical Description of All the Countries, Kingdoms, Nations and Tribes of Men, with All the Villages, Towns, Cities, Provinces, Hills, Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Seas, and Islands, Mentioned in the Sacred Scriptures, Or Apocrypha, Including an Account of the Religion, Government, Population, Fulfilment of Prophecies, and Present Condition of the Most Important Places
Author: Elijah Parish
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bible
Page: 522
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Routledge's Every Boy's Annual


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Children's literature
Page: N.A
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In Commemoration of the Centennial of the Village of Coral, 1862-1962


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Coral (Mich.)
Page: 84
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The Independent


Author: Leonard Bacon,Joseph Parrish Thompson,Henry Ward Beecher,Richard Salter Storrs,Joshua Leavitt,William Hayes Ward,Theodore Tilton,Harold de Wolf Fuller,Henry Chandler Bowen,Christian Archibald Herter,Hamilton Holt,Fabian Franklin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
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The Independent


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: United States
Page: N.A
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The Heart of the World

A Journey to Tibet's Lost Paradise
Author: Ian Baker
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101117804
Category: Religion
Page: 544
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The myth of Shangri-la originates in Tibetan Buddhist beliefs in beyul, or hidden lands, sacred sanctuaries that reveal themselves to devout pilgrims and in times of crisis. The more remote and inaccessible the beyul, the vaster its reputed qualities. Ancient Tibetan prophecies declare that the greatest of all hidden lands lies at the heart of the forbidding Tsangpo Gorge, deep in the Himalayas and veiled by a colossal waterfall. Nineteenth-century accounts of this fabled waterfall inspired a series of ill-fated European expeditions that ended prematurely in 1925 when the intrepid British plant collector Frank Kingdon-Ward penetrated all but a five-mile section of the Tsangpo’s innermost gorge and declared that the falls were no more than a “religious myth” and a “romance of geography.” The heart of the Tsangpo Gorge remained a blank spot on the map of world exploration until world-class climber and Buddhist scholar Ian Baker delved into the legends. Whatever cryptic Tibetan scrolls or past explorers had said about the Tsangpo’s innermost gorge, Baker determined, could be verified only by exploring the uncharted five-mile gap. After several years of encountering sheer cliffs, maelstroms of impassable white water, and dense leech-infested jungles, on the last of a series of extraordinary expeditions, Baker and his National Geographic–sponsored team reached the depths of the Tsangpo Gorge. They made news worldwide by finding there a 108-foot-high waterfall, the legendary grail of Western explorers and Tibetan seekers alike. The Heart of the World is one of the most captivating stories of exploration and discovery in recent memory—an extraordinary journey to one of the wildest and most inaccessible places on earth and a pilgrimage to the heart of the Tibetan Buddhist faith.

The Ramayana and the Mahabharata Condensed Into English Verse


Author: Romesh Chunder Dutt
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486425061
Category: Religion
Page: 335
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Originally published: London: J.M. Dent & Sons, 1910.

Daedalus

Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Author: American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Humanities
Page: N.A
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The Congressional Globe


Author: United States. Congress
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: United States
Page: N.A
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China's Great Train

Beijing's Drive West and the Campaign to Remake Tibet
Author: Abrahm Lustgarten
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429967188
Category: History
Page: 320
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A vivid account of China's unstoppable quest to build a railway into Tibet, and its obsession to transform its land and its people In the summer of 2006, the Chinese government fulfilled a fifty-year plan to build a railway into Tibet. Since Mao Zedong first envisioned it, the line had grown into an imperative, a critical component of China's breakneck expansion and the final maneuver in strengthening China's grip over this remote and often mystical frontier, which promised rich resources and geographic supremacy over South Asia. Through the lives of the Chinese and Tibetans swept up in the project, Fortune magazine writer Abrahm Lustgarten explores the "Wild West" atmosphere of the Chinese economy today. He follows innovative Chinese engineer Zhang Luxin as he makes the train's route over the treacherous mountains and permafrost possible (for now), and the tenacious Tibetan shopkeeper Rinzen, who struggles to hold on to his business in a boomtown that increasingly favors the Han Chinese. As the railway—the highest and steepest in the world—extends to Lhasa, and China's "Go West" campaign delivers waves of rural poor eager to make their fortunes, their lives and communities fundamentally change, sometimes for good, sometimes not. Lustgarten's book is a timely, provocative, and absorbing first-hand account of the Chinese boom and the promise and costs of rapid development on the country's people.

Waldie's Select Circulating Library


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The Athenaeum

Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music and the Drama
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: England
Page: N.A
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