Mountain Home: The Wilderness Poetry of Ancient China

The earliest and so much vast literary engagement with desert in human background, Mountain Home is essential poetry that feels totally contemporary. China's culture of "rivers-and-mountains" poetry stretches throughout millennia. this can be a plain-spoken poetry of instant daily adventure, and but turns out so much resembling China's grand panorama work. even though its knowledge is old, rooted in Taoist and Zen concept, the paintings feels completely modern, specially as rendered the following in Hinton's wealthy and available translations. Mountain Home collects poems from fifth- via 13th-century China and contains the poets Li Po, Po Chu-i and Tu Fu. The "rivers-and-mountains" culture covers a awesome variety of themes: comedian household scenes, social protest, shuttle, sage recluses, and mountain landscapes formed into kinds of enlightenment. And inside of this diversity, the poems articulate the adventure of residing as an natural a part of the flora and fauna and its techniques. In an age of world ecological disruption and mass extinction, this practice grows extra urgently very important each day. Mountain domestic bargains poems that might attraction and tell not only readers of poetry, but in addition the big group of readers who're drawn to environmental wisdom.

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China's Republic (New Approaches to Asian History)

By Diana Lary

Twenty-first century China is rising from a long time of battle and revolution right into a new period. but the prior nonetheless haunts the current. The beliefs of the chinese language Republic, which was once based nearly a century in the past after 2000 years of imperial rule, nonetheless resonate as glossy China edges in the direction of openness and democracy. Diana Lary lines the historical past of the Republic from its beginnings in 1912, throughout the Nanjing decade, the warlord period, and the civil conflict with the Peoples' Liberation military which resulted in defeat in 1949. Thereafter, in an strange day trip from conventional histories of the interval, she considers how the Republic survived on in Taiwan, evaluating its ongoing prosperity with the commercial and social decline of the Communist mainland within the Mao years. This introductory textbook for college students and common readers is stronger with biographies of key protagonists, chinese language proverbs, love tales, poetry and a banquet of illustrations.

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Collection of Wang Can (Chinese classical literature series) (中国古典文学基本丛书:王粲集)

By 王粲

汉魏间诗人。“建安七子”之一。字仲宣。山阳高平(今山东省金乡县)人。曾祖王龚、祖王畅,都曾位列三公。父王谦,为大将军何进长史。王粲少时即有才名,曾受到著名学者蔡邕的赏识。年十七,司徒辟举,诏授黄门侍郎;当时董卓新诛,其党李□、郭汜等在长安作乱,乃不应征召而往依荆州牧刘表。王粲在荆州住了16年,刘表以其貌不扬,又体弱通脱,不甚重用。建安十三年(208)秋,曹操南征荆州,粲劝刘表之子刘琮举州归降。操召 ...授粲为丞相掾,赐爵关内侯,后又迁军师祭酒。建安十八年(213),魏国既建,拜侍中。建安二十一年(216)冬,随军征吴,次年春,在返回邺城途中病卒。王粲诗今存23首,王粲赋今存20多篇。《隋书・经籍志》著录有《王粲集》11卷,《去伐论集》3卷,《汉末英雄记》10卷,皆佚。明代张溥辑有《王侍中集》1卷,收入《汉魏六朝百三家集》。

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

By Pearl S. Buck

Set in China through the early 20th century, Pearl S. Buck’s undying trilogy is the robust tale of a family—and a nation—in transition
The reliable 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 increase through the years: they're blessed with sons, and shop progressively till in the future they could have the funds for to shop for estate in the home of Wang—the very condominium during 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 nearly as good harvests come and move, so does the social order. Will Wang’s kin cherish the property after he’s gone?
The family’s tale keeps in Sons and A residence Divided, while the Revolution sweeping via China extra unsettles Wang Lung’s relations during this wealthy and unforgettable portrait of a relations and a rustic within the throes of frequent nationwide change.

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The Chinese Nail Murders: A Judge Dee Detective Story

In the fourth installment of Robert Van Gulik's historical chinese language secret sequence in response to ancient court docket documents, detective pass judgement on Dee is appointed to the Justice of the Peace of Pei-chow -- frontier district within the barren north of the traditional chinese language Empire. it really is right here that he's confronted with 3 unusual and tense crimes: the robbery of helpful jewels, the disappearance of a lady in love, and the fiendish homicide concerning the nude, headless physique of a lady. or even extra curious, the crimes appear to be associated jointly by way of clues from a favored video game of the interval, the Seven Board.

"A pride to the gourmand" (San Francisco Chronicle), The chinese language Nail Murders was once first released within the Fifties. undying and unique, it truly is now reissued by way of Perennial and comprises fascinating illustrations and an epilogue that info the origins of every case and the way the writer stumbled on them.

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Doing Business in China For Dummies

By Robert Collins, Carson Block

Navigate China's company tradition and etiquette

The enjoyable and simple technique to develop your enterprise in China

This authoritative, pleasant consultant covers all of the fundamentals, from the nuts and bolts of chinese language company and forms to negotiating along with your chinese language companions. You'll additionally get the knowledge you must deal with day after day, from trip assistance and suggestion on changing funds to getting prior language barriers.

Discover how to:
* comprehend chinese language markets
* improve a powerful enterprise plan
* locate the proper employees
* paintings with forex controls and the chinese language banking system
* promote and resource in China

Explanations in simple English
* "Get in, get out" information
* Icons and different navigational aids
* Tear-out cheat sheet
* most sensible ten lists
* a splash of humor and enjoyable

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The Cultural Revolution Cookbook: Simple, Healthy Recipes from China's Countryside

By Scott D. Seligman

In 1969, hundreds of thousands of chinese language children have been pressured from their houses within the urban for you to dwell and paintings within the nation-state as a part of China's Cultural Revolution. The paintings used to be backbreaking and rations have been tight, yet Sasha Gong has fond thoughts of studying to make uncomplicated, scrumptious kingdom cooking. a set of delectable, fit, and easy-to-make chinese language recipes from the villages interspersed with a private narrative and bits of old context, this cookbook includes actual chinese language dishes starting from honey-braised duck to stir-fried rice made up of constituents chanced on at neighborhood grocery shops. chinese language heritage buffs and foodies alike will get pleasure from studying the crucial connection among chinese language tradition and food.

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

Over the prior twenty years swap in China has been breathtaking. Reform has affected each side of lifestyles and has left no coverage and establishment untouched. Now on hand in a considerably revised moment variation protecting the alterations of the 16th celebration Congress and 10th nationwide People's Congress and different fresh advancements this significant textual content via a number one educational authority, who has additionally lived and labored in China, presents an intensive advent to all points of politics and governance in post-Mao China.

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Breaking Out of the Poverty Trap - Case Studies from the Tibetan Plateau in Yunnan, Qinghai and Gansu

This ebook offers particular insights into the demanding situations and strength ideas to relieve poverty in western China. many of us have an interest in China's fiscal and social improvement; the advance of Tibet is a vital a part of this narrative. not like tremendous towns within the east of China, Tibet remains to be underdeveloped, with serious poverty, fairly negative communications, terrible infrastructure, delivery hyperlinks, and restricted social providers. utilizing deep and well-researched analyses, discovered chinese language students proportion their coverage insights, adventure and information of the underlying reasons and capability options to this underdevelopment and poverty. The reader is usually supplied with firsthand debts of alternative humans in Tibet, starting from neighborhood executive officers to poverty-stricken herdsmen. This e-book will get on the center of difficulties confronted by means of usual Tibetans, akin to facing affects of common mess ups, loss of schooling, handling ecological resettlement, and attempting to hinder the transmission of intergenerational poverty. those concerns from a theoretical, coverage, executive and functional viewpoint, Breaking Out of the Poverty catch - Case experiences from the Tibetan Plateau in Yunnan, Qinghai and Gansu covers the complete variety of matters within the improvement of the Tibetan Plateau.

Readership: Undergraduates, graduates, teachers and execs attracted to poverty relief and the social, cultural and financial improvement of Tibet, in addition to the final public.

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Young Babylon

By Lu Nei

Knowing not anything greater than the working-class lifestyles he's born into, headstrong Lu Xiaolu reluctantly starts off down the trail he's anticipated to stick with. At age nineteen in Nineties China, he feels strain to persist with go well with with these round him and takes a task on the town’s saccharin manufacturing unit. Slowly, he adjusts to the bureaucratic manufacturing facility regimen, making the easiest of the location via bonding with coworkers, flirting with women, and refusing to offer in thoroughly to the expectancies of these round him.

As Lu Xiaolu unearths his means, a startling portrait of an economically increasing China comes into view; the propaganda of a typical target supplies solution to a bottom-line procedure that he sees as detached to person happiness. yet because of the relationships he develops, Lu Xiaolu comes to a decision to struggle for the lifestyles he wants.

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