The Chiang Mai Food Diaries and other tales

The slaughter house is just to the south west of the end of the Night Bazaar, a little way beyond the Chinese graveyard and behind Changklan Road. It's still where the Yunnan and Bangladeshi Muslims put it, and it's still taking ...

Author: Alex Gunn

Publisher: Booksmango

ISBN: 9781946765130

Category: Travel

Page: 217

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Chiang Mai is the most fascinating place on earth…and so is the food. Have you eaten a termite or met a Blacking Man? Have you seen the tree top spear fisherman, or tried to chew your way through a deep fried chicken head or a plateful of live shrimps? Have you ever wondered why there is a huge, stagnant, six mile and otherwise pointless canal running around the outer reaches of the south side of the city? This is a book about food, Chiang Mai, termites, sausages, ghosts, history, cooking, Islam, markets, death, noodles, forest fires, mushrooms and fish farming. (I think I’ve covered all bases). “Definitely on par with Bill Bryson but with more of a personal touch.” Alan, goodreads.com “Easily accessible, humorous and often embarrassingly honest.” Chiang Mai City Life “Love his books. Very funny, inspiring and interesting. Highly recommend to anyone.” Valerie, amazon.co.uk “Laugh out loud funny.” Sam, goodreads.com “He’s very, very funny and quirky and easy to read.” Ashley, amazon.com For more information about food and Chiang Mai visit the blog at: www.thelifechangepeople.com
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Milestones on a Golden Road

See Lu Xun, Diary ofa Madman and OtherStories, trans. by William A. ... 1990); Lu Xun, The Real Story ofAhQ and Other Tales of China: The Complete Fiction ofLu Xun, trans. by Julia Lovell (London: Penguin Classics, 2009).

Author: Richard King

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774823753

Category: History

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In Milestones on a Golden Road, Richard King presents pivotal works of fiction published under the watchful eye of China's Communist regime between 1945 and 1980. Addressing questions of literary production, King looks at how writers dealt with shifting ideological demands, what indigenous and imported traditions inspired them, and how they were able to depict a utopian Communist future to their readers, even as the present took a very different turn. Early "red classics" were followed by works featuring increasingly lurid images of joyful socialism, and later by fiction exposing the Mao era as an age of irrationality, arbitrary rule, and suffering � a Golden Road that had led to nowhere.
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Diary of a Madman and Other Stories

Some people cursed him as “ a Chinese sellout to the foreign devils , ” while others opined that he probably had lost ... In Lu Xun's story “ Medicine , " a young revolutionary is executed at “ Old Pavilion Road Intersection ” the real ...

Author: Lu Xun

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824813170

Category: Fiction

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Xun (or Hsun) is the master (inventor?) of the modern Chinese short story. Some of his stories were translated into American English in 1941, but more recent translations have been into a British English. Lyell provides an introduction, notes on pronunciation and further notes on the text, intending to win as wide an audience as possible beyond those already familiar with Chinese history and culture. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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The Missionary s Curse and Other Tales from a Chinese Catholic Village

For Dragon Kings and other local rain rituals, see Liu Dapeng, Jinci zhi [Jinci gazetteer], eds. Mu Xiang, Lü Wenxing (Taiyuan: Shanxi renmin chubanshe, 1986), 194, 734–35, 1256–57, 1277–78; Liu Dapeng, Tuixiangzhai riji [Diary from the ...

Author: Henrietta Harrison

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520273115

Category: History

Page: 276

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The Missionary’s Curse tells the story of a Chinese village that has been Catholic since the seventeenth century, drawing direct connections between its history, the globalizing church, and the nation. Harrison recounts the popular folk tales of merchants and peasants who once adopted Catholic rituals and teachings for their own purposes, only to find themselves in conflict with the orthodoxy of Franciscan missionaries arriving from Italy. The village’s long religious history, combined with the similarities between Chinese folk religion and Italian Catholicism, forces us to rethink the extreme violence committed in the area during the Boxer Uprising. The author also follows nineteenth century Chinese priests who campaigned against missionary control, up through the founding of the official church by the Communist Party in the 1950s. Harrison’s in-depth study provides a rare insight into villager experiences during the Socialist Education Movement and Cultural Revolution, as well as the growth of Christianity in China in recent years. She makes the compelling argument that Catholic practice in the village, rather than adopting Chinese forms in a gradual process of acculturation, has in fact become increasingly similar to those of Catholics in other parts of the world.
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The Mother and Narrative Politics in Modern China

Shanghai : Shenghuo shudian , 1934 Xiao Hong I. The Field of Life and Death and Tales of Hulan River ( Shengsi chang ... Naomi Katz and Nancy Milton , eds . , Fragment from a Lost Diary and Other Stories : Women of Asia , Africa , and ...

Author: Sally Taylor Lieberman

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813917905

Category: Literary Criticism

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A modernist icon, an object of forbidden desire, a symbol of loss and suffering, and an incorrigible survivor - the mother takes all of these forms in Chinese literature from the 1920s and 1930s. In an innovative analysis, Sally Taylor Lieberman explores the meanings the maternal figure acquired at a particular place and time and then engages those meanings in a feminist rereading of the master narratives of modern Chinese intellectual and literary history. Drawing on feminist literary criticism and the theories of Julia Kristeva, Melanie Klein, and Sigmund Freud, Lieberman breaks traditional analytical boundaries as she explores the place of the mother in the ideological struggles through which the modern Chinese canon attained its present shape.
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The Paper Road

Archive and Experience in the Botanical Exploration of West China and Tibet Erik Mueggler ... “Simmel and Frazer: The Adventure and the Adventurer,” in Tarzan Was an Eco-Tourist and Other Tales in the Anthropology of Adventure,eds.

Author: Erik Mueggler

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520269026

Category: History

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“An absolutely breathtaking book -- in its thoughtfulness and imaginativeness, in the breadth and depth of the research which it entailed, in its geographical, cultural, and historical situatedness, and in its profound critical empathy for all of the key players. Beautifully and skillfully written.” – Sydney White, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Asian Studies, and Women's Studies at Temple University "The Paper Road is an eloquent, even haunting narrative of the relationships between colonial explorers/scientists and their native collaborators that makes vivid the theme of 'colonial intimacy.' It speaks to scholars working on Chinese minorities and frontier relations, to historians of comparative colonialism, to experts on Tibet and Buddhism, and probably also simply to lovers of tales of mountains and exploration." –Charlotte Furth, Professor Emerita of Chinese History , University of Southern California.
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Chinese Theology

China and the Christian Impact: A Conflict of Culture, trans. Janet Lloyd. ... On the Road in Twelfth Century China: The Travel Diaries of Fan ... The Missionary's Curse and Other Tales from a Chinese Catholic Village.

Author: Chloë Starr

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300204216

Category: Christianity

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SEVEN: Ding Guangxun: Maintaining the Church -- EIGHT: State Regulation, Church Growth, and Textual Profusion -- NINE: Yang Huilin: An Academic Search for Meaning -- TEN: Visible and Voluble: Protestant House-Church Writings in the Twenty-First Century -- Afterword -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- V -- W -- X -- Y -- Z
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The Literature of China in the Twentieth Century

Børdahl , Vibeke , Along the Broad Road of Realism : Qin Zhaoyang's World of Fiction ( London : Curzon Press , 1990 ) . ... Chi Li , Apart from Love ( Beijing : Chinese Literature , 1994 ) . ... Miss Sophie's Diary and Other Stories ...

Author: Bonnie S. McDougall

Publisher: C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 1850652856

Category: Chinese literature

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This text surveys the literature of the Chinese mainland, concentrating on fiction, poetry and drama, with background surveys on the historical, social and cultural context, and chapters on individual writers and their works. It assumes no knowledge of Chinese. Topics include: the role of writers and the function of literature in a modernizing society; the long, native chinese tradition; the emphasis on culture and propaganda in a modernizing state; the relation of writers to their readers; and writers general impact on modern Chinese society.
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Lonely Planet Best of China

Country Driving: A Chinese Road Trip (Peter Hessler; 2011) Hessler's amusing and insightful journey at the wheel around ... Diary of a Madman and Other Stories (Lu Xun; 1918) Astonishing tales from the father of modern Chinese fiction.

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 9781787010536

Category: Travel

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Best of China is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the Forbidden City in Beijing, marvel at the Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an, or wander around the pagodas and lilting willows of Hangzhou's West Lake; all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of China and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Best of China: Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, festivals, cuisine, architecture, religion, environment, wildlife, painting, literature, film Covers Beijing, Great Wall, Xi'an, Shanghai, Three Gorges, Huangshan, Hangzhou, Yangshuo, Fenghuang, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Sichuan, Macau, Yunnan and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Best of China, our easy-to-use guide, filled with inspiring and colorful photos, focuses on China's most popular attractions for those looking for the best of the best. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveler since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travelers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.
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The Wobbling Pivot China since 1800

As China entered the 1930s, it would reach another road of bifurcation, not unlike that which followed the ... The Complete Stories ofLu Xun (1981); Ding, Miss Sophie's Diary and Other Stories (1985); Lee, Lu Xun and his Legacy (1985); ...

Author: Pamela Kyle Crossley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444319965

Category: History

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This comprehensive but concise narrative of China since the eighteenth century builds its story around the delicate relationship between central government and local communities. Rejects the traditional view of China as a wholly harmonious society based on principles of stability – the Unwobbling Pivot of Ezra Pound's translation of the Chinese classic Zhongyong Provides an original interpretation, arguing that developments can be explained through an understanding of China’s surprising swings between centralization and decentralization, between local initiative and central authoritarianism Serves as an introduction to the subject, while readers with a background in Chinese history will find the book offers a personal perspective and addresses long-standing interpretive issues Supported by a variety of timelines, maps, illustrations, and extensive notes for further reading Places China’s history within the context of global change
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The Diary

48. Ibid. 49. Lejeune, On Diary, 169. 50. Jonathan Raban, “A Long Way from Home,” in A Sense of Place: Great Travel Writers Talk about Their Craft, Lives, and Inspiration, ed. Michael Shapiro (Palo Alto, CA: Travelers' Tales, 2004), 59.

Author: Batsheva Ben-Amos

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253046956

Category: Literary Criticism

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The diary as a genre is found in all literate societies, and these autobiographical accounts are written by persons of all ranks and positions. The Diary offers an exploration of the form in its social, historical, and cultural-literary contexts with its own distinctive features, poetics, and rhetoric. The contributors to this volume examine theories and interpretations relating to writing and studying diaries; the formation of diary canons in the United Kingdom, France, United States, and Brazil; and the ways in which handwritten diaries are transformed through processes of publication and digitization. The authors also explore different diary formats, including the travel diary, the private diary, conflict diaries written during periods of crisis, and the diaries of the digital era, such as blogs. The Diary offers a comprehensive overview of the genre, synthesizing decades of interdisciplinary study to enrich our understanding of, research about, and engagement with the diary as literary form and historical documentation.
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China s Three Gorges Xi an and the Terracotta Warriors

Carolyn Choa & Su Li-Qun, The Picador Book of ContemporaryChinese Fiction ,Wei Hui, Shanghai Baby ,,Lao She, ... The Travels Sun Shuyun, The Long March ,Edgar Snow, Red Star Over China ,,Lu Xun, Diary of a Madman & other stories ...

Author: Simon Foster

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 1588436411

Category: Travel

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This guide is based on our much larger (530-page) guide to Bolivia. Here we zero in on La Paz, the capital, and all of the nearby attractions. La Paz is not a big city on the world scale, but it is certainly one of the more interesting ones. Built in a bowl created by the Choqueyapu River, the upper parts of the city stand 1,645 ft/500 m above the lower sections. Unlike any other city in the world, the richer neighborhoods are located at the lower levels. This is partly due to the fact that it is warmer and easier to breathe at the lower altitudes. Also, the pinnacles and spires of conglomerate rock and clay that have been sculptured by wind and water make a dramatic backdrop for those living below them. The higher up the bowl one goes, the more unstable the land becomes and the more likely a landslide will occur. The plazas, squares and Prado are well kept in La Paz and even in the depth of winter plants are tended to help make the city attractive. Street cleaners are out every day and local merchants regularly wash the area in front of their shops. On a clear day, Mount Illimani, a snow-covered monolith, can be seen as a sentry towering over the city. Valley of the Moon is six miles/10 km from the center of La Paz and can be reached by joining a tour or by taking micro bus #11 or minibus #231 or 273 to Mallasilla. The hillside features a maze of clay canyons and pinnacles that have been sculpted by wind and rain. Narrow trails through the landscape take about an hour to walk. There is also a cactus park just before the entrance. The park overlooks a gorge and has paths leading around numerous types of cacti. As you continue up the road you will come to Parque National Mallasa with its bird observatory and, across the road, the zoo area. The road passes under natural stone bridges and past Chulpani's Red Hill. There is no mistaking which hill this is. From Mallasa one can see across the river to the highest golf course in the world. Devil's Tooth or Muela del Diablo is a huge volcanic plug sticking out of the landscape to a height of 13,000 ft/3,950 m. Several trails go to the right; follow the one that obviously leads to the village. From there, go to the left for .3 miles (about half a kilometer), to the foot of the rock. Climbers are occasionally found on the east face. Canyon de Palca, or Valle de Animas, is a deep canyon that was carved by the Rio Palca centuries ago. To get there, take a bus going to Huni from Plaza Belzu on Avenida Mexico in San Pedro. There are huge pinnacles and wind-carved conglomerates. The trail continues along the bottom of the canyon to a natural obelisk. Just past the obelisk is a rock that has the appearance of a human hiding in a cave. The rock is called the hermit of the canyon. Continue along the canyon to its end and climb to your left up to the village of Palca. This is a long day-hike. All of the detailed information you need is here about the hotels, restaurants, shopping, sightseeing. But we also lead you to new discoveries, turning corners you haven't turned before, helping you to interact with the world in new ways. That's what makes our Adventure Guides unique. "An excellent addition to the Adventure Guide series, packed with detail, from where to stay and eat, to where to shop for local crafts and how to enjoy historic sites. This guide surveys the wildlife and outdoor opportunities of the country, which range from tropical jungle to high plains deserts. Hiking and viewing opportunities blend with cultural insights. Highly recommended." - The Midwest Book Review.
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Shanghai Surroundings Travel Adventures

Ian Buruma, Bad Elements: Chinese Rebels from LA to Beijing Tom Clissold, Mr China Ted Fishmen, China Inc Oded Shenkar, ... Red Star Over China Lu Xun, Diary of a Madman & other stories Hong Kong & Macau Austin Coates, Myself a Mandarin ...

Author: Simon Foster

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 9781588437105

Category: Travel

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Eastern China is the country's boom-belt and its heart is the Pearl of the Orient, Shanghai, a city which was recently wonderfully described to me as "Hong Kong on steroids." Shanghai is the country's most modern city, but manages to retain both its Chinese and European history and its economic development is also helping a renaissance in culture and the arts, along with a shopping and nightlife scene matched only by Beijing and Hong Kong. Around Shanghai, the Water Towns have picturesque canals lined with classic Ming architecture and can make for great day trips, and a little further out, the city of Suzhou offers more of the same, albeit on a larger scale, along with some of the country's finest gardens and the opportunity for some serious silk shopping. Nearly 100 miles south along the Grand Canal, the former Southern Song dynasty (1126-1279) capital of Hangzhou is set on pretty West Lake and is a prime tea-growing region. Away from the lake the city is much like any other Chinese city, but the surrounding countryside and its smattering of temples and tea villages make for some excellent bike rides. Some 110 miles west of Hangzhou, Huangshan is arguably the most beautiful of eastern China's mountains and offers the region's finest scenery and best hiking. The mountain's mist-shrouded, jagged peaks, lone pines and perched temples are straight from a watercolor and it's no wonder Huangshan attracts so many visitors. But fortunately there are enough paths to ensure you can always find yourself a quiet spot. Known as the Pearl of the Orient, Shanghai has endured a boom-bust cycle like no other city in China and is a must-see for a glimpse into the China of the future. It currently has some 20 million residents. A walk along the Bund on the banks of the Huangpu River offers a cityscape to rival Hong Kong's, taking in the glory of Shanghai's colonial past, while at the same time giving views across the river to the city of tomorrow, Pudong. Less than 20 years ago, this was just marshy farmland, but today it boasts countless skyscrapers, among them China's highest tower, the Pearl Oriental TV Tower, and loftiest lodgings, the 88-floor Grand Hyatt. Traditional Chinese sights are a little sparse due to Shanghai's comparative youth, but its colonial and revolutionary history over the past 150 years has left it with a series of significant political buildings. What is more, there are modern activities aplenty, reflecting the city's dynamic and modern heart -fine dining, nightlife, shopping and a kaleidoscope of exhibition centers and good museums await. This a highly detailed guide to everything you need to know about Shanghai and its surroundings - the places to stay, the restaurants, and what to see and do - along with an extensive introductory section on China as a whole. The author lives in China and has been a tour guide there full-time for close to 10 years. This guide is an excerpt from his much larger guide to all of China, also published by Hunter, which is 650 pages in the print edition.
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Beijing and Surroundings

... Foreign Devils on the Silk Road Julia Lovell, The Great Wall Gavin Menzies, 1421, The Year China Discovered the ... The Travels Sun Shuyun, The Long March Edgar Snow, Red Star Over China Lu Xun, Diary of a Madman & other stories ...

Author: Simon Foster

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 9781588437129

Category: Travel

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Arrive in Beijing and spend a few days soaking up the Imperial sights -the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palaces and the Great Wall. Spend your evenings enjoying Beijing duck, opera and maybe a trip to the acrobats. If you have time, take a train up to Chengde and spend a couple of days enjoying the imperial retreat before returning to the capital and flying on to Xi'an. Allow a full day at the Terracotta Warriors and another day to explore the fascinating walled city. Make sure you enjoy a Dumpling Banquet, as well as dinner in the Muslim markets. Reflect on your trip in the overnight train back to Beijing. Beijing, literally translated, means Northern Capital, a title it has held since the Ming Dynasty (see History) and a name that still holds true today. Whether imagining the past or marveling at the future, this city is most definitely still the cultural, political and, to the Pekinese, geographical, heart of the Middle Kingdom. While Beijing's modern appearance owes much to the Communist era and the recent influx of capitalist cash, its most impressive and inspiring monuments are recognition of its long imperial tradition. The scale of the city, with its population of 15 million, can initially be overwhelming, but even a short meander into one of Beijing's remaining hutong districts brings you close to the realities of daily life and all of a sudden the city seems human again. While the vast number of construction sites, flyovers and mirrored skyscrapers can come as a shock to those hoping for a view of the years when Beijing was the emperor's seat, a visit to any one of the principal imperial sights (the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven or the Summer Palaces) easily remedies this. However, the greatest of Beijing's, if not the world's, sights lies north of the city. The Great Wall never ceases to amaze and it's worth spending a couple of days out of the city to fully appreciate its majesty. If you have enough time and want more imperial splendor, the rugged countryside around the capital holds Ming and Qing tombs, while, farther afield, the Mountain Resort at Chengde was long a popular emperor's haunt and has some wild scenery along with its subdued palaces and grand temples. This a highly detailed guide to everything you need to know about Beijing and its surroundings - the places to stay, the restaurants, and what to see and do - along with an extensive introductory section on China as a whole. The author lives in China and has been a tour guide there full-time for close to 10 years. This guide is an excerpt from his much larger guide to all of China, also published by Hunter, which is 650 pages in the print edition.
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Catalogue of the J Morgan Slade Library and Other Architectural Works in the Apprentices Library and Supplements No 1 12 to the Finding List of the Apprentices Library

GILKES , A. H. Thing that hath been ; or , a young HÖCKER , G. Tell - tale watch . man's mistakes . HOCKING , Rev. ... Hypnotic experiment of Dr. Reeves , and other stories . Royal road . By Charlotte R. Jones . ... In the China sea .

Author: General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York. Apprentices' Library

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ISBN: UCAL:B4523839

Category: Architecture

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Politics in China

Unfortunately, most of the first thirty years of communist rule in China saw a continuation of those trends. ... Miss Sophie's Diary and Other Stories. ... Blood Road: The Mystery of Shen Dingyi From Empire to People's Republic 61.

Author: William A. Joseph

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195335309

Category: History

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Sixty years ago, China was one of the poorest countries in the world, populated mostly by rural peasants, and still suffering from more than a century of internal turmoil and international humiliation. Today, China is a rapidly modernizing economic dynamo with growing global influence. Politics in China is an authoritative introduction to how this transformation occurred, and how China is governed today. Written by an international team of highly-regarded China scholars, each chapter offers an accessible overview of a key topic in Chinese politics. The opening section provides readers with a firm grounding in China's modern political history, from the fall of the last imperial dynasty through era of communist rule under Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, and their successors. The next section covers the political system, with chapters on Communist Party ideology, the structure of the political system, and the policies behind the country's spectacular economic performance. The book then focuses on several major issues in China today: politics in the countryside and the cities; the arts; the environment; public health; and population policy. The final chapters cover politics in four important areas located on China's geographic periphery: Tibet, Xinjiang, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Comprehensive and fully up to date in its coverage, Politics in China is essential not only for students studying contemporary China, but for any reader interested in learning how this rising power has evolved in recent times and the workings of its current political system.
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A Bitter Revolution

May Fourth authors : Lu Xun , Silent China : Selected Writings of Lu Xun ( ed . and tr . Gladys Yang ) ( Oxford , 1973 ) ; Call to Arms ( Beijing , 1981 ) ; Diary of a Madman and Other Stories ( tr . William Lyell ) ( Honolulu , 1990 ) ...

Author: Rana Mitter

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 019280605X

Category: History

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China is now poised to take a key role on the world stage, but in the early twentieth century the situation could not have been more different. Rana Mitter goes back to this pivotal moment in Chinese history to uncover the origins of the painful transition from a premodern past into a modern world. By the 1920s the seemingly civilized world shaped over the last two thousand years by the legacy of the great philosopher Confucius was falling apart in the face of western imperialism and internal warfare. Chinese cities still bore the imprints of its ancient past with narrow, lanes and temples to long-worshipped gods, but these were starting to change with the influx of foreign traders, teachers, and missionaries, all eager to shape China's ancient past into a modern present. Mitter takes us through the resulting social turmoil and political promise, the devastating war against Japan in the 1940s, Communism and the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s, and the new era of hope in the 1980s ended by the Tian'anmen uprising. He reveals the impetus behind the dramatic changes in Chinese culture and politics as being China's "New Culture" - a strain of thought which celebrated youth, individualism, and the heady mixture of strange and seductive new cultures from places as far apart as America, India, and Japan.
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Hong Kong Macau Travel Adventures

... Foreign Devils on the Silk Road Julia Lovell, The Great Wall Gavin Menzies, 1421, The Year China Discovered the ... The Travels Sun Shuyun, The Long March Edgar Snow, Red Star Over China Lu Xun, Diary of a Madman & other stories ...

Author: Simon Foster

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 9781588437112

Category: Travel

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Fly into Hong Kong and spend a few days discovering its diverse attractions -from shopping in bustling Kowloon to hiking along one of the islands' well-marked lush trails. Eat dim sum downtown and head up Victoria Peak for an after-dinner drink to remember. Take a boat or a train to Guangzhou and sample yet more Cantonese delights, along with some fine colonial architecture, maybe stopping off in modern Shenzhen for a peek at the new China. From Guangzhou, take a bus, train or flight to Guilin and spend a day visiting its mountainous and man-made attractions. The following morning take a boat along the Li River to Yangshuo, where you can spend the next few days hiking and cycling through the famed idyllic limestone scenery. Head back to Guilin for the return flight to Hong Kong. Take the ferry over to Macau and enjoy a day or two soaking up the splendid architecture, fine cuisine, small fishing villages, temples and beaches. Whether flying into the vast, ultra-modern Chek Lap Kok Airport and being whisked into the city center on the hi-tech, ultra-fast Airport Express, or arriving by boat at the China Ferry Terminal, Hong Kong, with its population of seven million, never fails to impress. You instantly know you're somewhere special, particularly the first time you lay eyes on the spectacle of the skyscraper-filled island from the Kowloon side. After weeks or months on the road in China, Hong Kong is the perfect spot for some dining, shopping and splurging. But if it's the great outdoors you're after, there are plenty of hikes and beaches in the territory as well. Hong Kong is a place where even the mildest exploration can offer stark contrast and both traditional Chinese and colonial history lurk beneath the city's slick modern exterior. Whether swimming in the sea or hiking an island trail to a small shrine through lush tropical undergrowth on one of the outlying islands, it's difficult to imagine that the gleaming skyscrapers are only a short boat ride away. Forty miles across the water, Macau also served its time as a colony and its Portuguese history has engendered a laid-back ambiance unique in China, which remains to this day despite a recent building boom. Walking through the architectural monuments of Macau's stunning historic center you'd easily believe you were in Lisbon, were it not for the occasional Taoist temple. Conversely, a trip out to the islands will take you on a journey into Macau's casino-laden future at Cotai and then back to its past amidst the small fishing villages and beaches of yesteryear on Coloane. This a highly detailed guide to everything you need to know about Hong Kong, Macau and their surroundings - the places to stay, the restaurants, and what to see and do - along with an extensive introductory section on China as a whole. The author lives in China and has been a tour guide there full-time for close to 10 years. This guide is an excerpt from his much larger guide to all of China, also published by Hunter, which is 650 pages in the print edition.
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Looking for Jake and Other Stories

China Miéville. earliest occurrence I can find of it is in the early 1700s (you'll hear 1790 or '91 or ... we find Antonia Chesterfield referring in her diaries to'a right rat of a street, ascamper betwixt Waterloo and the Mall, ...

Author: China Miéville

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330528368

Category: Fiction

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Step into a London ravaged by unearthly creatures at once utterly alien and chillingly familiar. In China Miéville's award-winning novella 'The Tain', we learn the reason for the invaders' terrible revenge. One survivor must trek through the ruins of the city with a desperate plan to stand against their assault. In addition to 'The Tain', this superb collection contains thirteen short stories, of visionary cityscapes and urban paranoia, ghosts, monsters and impossible diseases. Several of the stories are published here for the first time: these include one set in New Crobuzon, the location of the award-winning series of novels that began with Perdido Street Station; and one in comic-strip form, illustrated by top graphic artist Liam Sharp. Looking for Jake and Other Stories displays the sheer imaginative scope of China Miéville's work.
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The Story of China

The Story of China tells a thrilling story of intense drama, fabulous creativity and deep humanity; a portrait of a country that will be of the greatest importance to the world in the twenty-first century.

Author: Michael Wood

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ISBN: 1471175995

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One of the world's oldest civilisations and the longest lasting state, China's story is extraordinarily rich and dramatic, stretching back thousands of years. In our time, after a century and a half of foreign invasion, civil war and revolution, China has once more returned to centre stage in the world, a global superpower and as of 2016, the world's second largest economy. But in order to understand the great significance of China today, we must begin with its history. It is only when we look at China that we can become exactly aware of our own identity, and that we can begin to perceive which part of our heritage truly pertains to universal humanity, and which merely reflects Western idiosyncrasies. In other words, to understand the story of humanity is impossible without China. Michael Wood takes a fresh look at Chinese history in the light of the current massive changes inside the country, and how its people and leaders see their place in the world, and its place on the world stage. As President Xi Jinping put it: Mao unified China, Deng Xiaoping began the process to make it wealthy; now under Xi , as was proclaimed at the Congress of October 2017, China has also regained its power. The Story of China, researched and written by one of the UK's pre-eminent historians, is a single-volume history told in a new way: mingling a grand sweep narrative with deep-core, local, personal stories - all woven together with landscape history and the author's own travel journals.
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