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 Historical Record


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Category: Local history
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The Historical Record of Wyoming Valley

A Compilation of Matters of Local History from the Columns of the Wilkes-Barre Record
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Category: Wyoming Valley (Pa.)
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Historical Record ...

The Early History of Wyoming Valley and Contiguous Territory ...
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From Stalin to Mao

Albania and the Socialist World
Author: Elidor Mëhilli
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 1501712233
Category: History
Page: 346
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Elidor Mëhilli has produced a groundbreaking history of communist Albania that illuminates one of Europe’s longest but least understood dictatorships. From Stalin to Mao, which is informed throughout by Mëhilli’s unprecedented access to previously restricted archives, captures the powerful globalism of post-1945 socialism, as well as the unintended consequences of cross-border exchanges from the Mediterranean to East Asia. After a decade of vigorous borrowing from the Soviet Union—advisers, factories, school textbooks, urban plans—Albania’s party clique switched allegiance to China during the 1960s Sino-Soviet conflict, seeing in Mao’s patronage an opportunity to keep Stalinism alive. Mëhilli shows how socialism created a shared transnational material and mental culture—still evident today around Eurasia—but it failed to generate political unity. Combining an analysis of ideology with a sharp sense of geopolitics, he brings into view Fascist Italy’s involvement in Albania, then explores the country’s Eastern bloc entanglements, the profound fascination with the Soviets, and the contradictions of the dramatic anti-Soviet turn. Richly illustrated with never-before-published photographs, From Stalin to Mao draws on a wealth of Albanian, Russian, German, British, Italian, Czech, and American archival sources, in addition to fiction, interviews, and memoirs. Mëhilli’s fresh perspective on the Soviet-Chinese battle for the soul of revolution in the global Cold War also illuminates the paradoxes of state planning in the twentieth century.

Scars of War

The Impact of Warfare on Modern China
Author: Diana Lary,Stephen MacKinnon
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774841982
Category: History
Page: 222
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Throughout its modern history, China has suffered from immense destruction and loss of life from warfare. During its worst period of warfare, the eight years of the Anti-Japanese War (1937-45), millions of civilians lost their lives. For China, the story of modern war-related death and suffering has remained hidden. Hundreds of massacres are still unrecognized by the outside world and even by China itself. The focus of this original hisotry is on the social and psychological, not the economic, costs of war on the country.

Mao's Invisible Hand

The Political Foundations of Adaptive Governance in China
Author: Sebastian Heilmann,Elizabeth J. Perry
Publisher: Harvard Univ Council on East Asian
ISBN: 9780674060630
Category: Political Science
Page: 320
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Observers have been predicting the demise of China s Communist state since Mao s death. Yet policymakers have managed the fastest sustained economic expansion in world history. This book shows that many contemporary techniques of governance have their roots in experimental policy generation and implementation dating to the revolution and early PRC.

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.

Empire and Environment in the Making of Manchuria


Author: Norman Smith
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774832924
Category: History
Page: 316
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For centuries, some of the world’s largest empires fought for sovereignty over the resources of Northeast Asia. This compelling analysis of the region’s environmental history examines the interplay of climate and competing imperial interests in a vibrant – and violent – cultural narrative. Families that settled this borderland reaped its riches while at the mercy of an unforgiving and hotly contested landscape. As China’s strength as a world leader continues to grow, this volume invites exploration of the indelible links between empire and environment – and shows how the geopolitical future of this global economic powerhouse is rooted in its past.

The Independent


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American Immigration and Citizenship

A Documentary History
Author: John R. Vile
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442270209
Category: History
Page: 436
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One of the most contentious issues in America today is the status of immigration. American Immigration and Citizenship shows that this issue is far from new. In this book, John Vile provides context for contemporary debates on the topic through key historical documents presented alongside essays that interpret their importance for the reader. The author concludes that a highly-interconnected world presents no easy answers and offers no single immigration policy that will work for all time. The book includes a mix of laws, constitutional provisions, speeches, and judicial decisions from each period. Vile furthermore traces the interconnections between issues of citizenship and issues of immigration, indicating that public opinion and legislation has often contained contradictory strains. Although the primary focus has been on national laws and decisions, some of the readings clearly indicate the stakes that states, which are often affected disproportionately by such laws, have also had in this process.

Banished to Earth


Author: Curtis Ray Jones
Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated
ISBN: 9781413725414
Category: Fiction
Page: 142
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For Chase Gillette there was no such thing as empty darkness. When the lights went out they came back out as glowing disembodied eyes. What they were, where they came from and why they seemed so intent on tormenting him, he did not know. Had it not been for the occasional appearances of a pretty little yellow girl he came to call Prissy, he would have surely gone mad. Yet she, like the eyes, was also an impossible phantom of unknown origin. However, her eyes did not glare like theirs. They instead were filled with compassion, hope and promise. He was just not sure what they were promising, but he knew someday he would find out.

The Independent


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The Swedish Army of the Great Northern War, 1700-1721


Author: Lars Ericson Wolke
Publisher: Helion
ISBN: 9781912390182
Category:
Page: 88
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This is the story of Sweden ́s Army during the wars 1700-1721 against a number of enemies, foremost Russia, until the collapse of the Swedish Empire.

Historical Sketches of Northern New York and the Adirondack Wilderness

Including Traditions of the Indians, Early Explorers, Pioneer Settlers, Hermit Hunters, &c
Author: Nathaniel Bartlett Sylvester
Publisher: Troy, N.Y. : W.H. Young
ISBN: N.A
Category: Adirondack Mountains (N.Y.)
Page: 316
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Dispossessing the Wilderness

Indian Removal and the Making of the National Parks
Author: Mark David Spence
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195142433
Category: History
Page: 190
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National parks like Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Glacier preserve some of this country's most cherished wilderness landscapes. While visions of pristine, uninhabited nature led to the creation of these parks, they also inspired policies of Indian removal. By contrasting the native histories of these places with the links between Indian policy developments and preservationist efforts, this work examines the complex origins of the national parks and the troubling consequences of the American wilderness ideal. The first study to place national park history within the context of the early reservation era, it details the ways that national parks developed into one of the most important arenas of contention between native peoples and non-Indians in the twentieth century.

Areopagitica

A Speech of Mr. John Milton For the Liberty of Vnlicenc'd Printing, To the Parlement of England ... [quotation from Euripid. Hicetid. with an English Translation]
Author: John Milton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Freedom of the press
Page: 40
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Mao's War Against Nature

Politics and the Environment in Revolutionary China
Author: Judith Shapiro
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521786805
Category: History
Page: 287
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This book tells the story of environmental destruction and human suffering during the Mao years.

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

Sapiens

A Brief History of Humankind
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062316109
Category: Science
Page: 464
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New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.