A Companion to Modern Chinese Literature

This wide-ranging "Companion" presents an important assessment of recent chinese language literature in numerous geopolitical components, from the 1840s to now. It studies significant accomplishments of chinese language literary scholarship released in chinese language and English and brings recognition to formerly ignored, vital parts. bargains the main thorough and concise assurance of recent chinese language literature thus far, drawing realization to formerly ignored parts resembling overdue Qing, Sinophone, and ethnic minority literature a number of chapters discover literature when it comes to Sinophone geopolitics, nearby tradition, city tradition, visible tradition, print media, and new media The advent and chapters provide overviews of the institutional improvement of recent chinese language literature in chinese language and English scholarship because the mid-twentieth century Contributions from major literary students in mainland China and Hong Kong upload their voices to overseas scholarship.

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China's Cultural Relics (Introductions to Chinese Culture)

By Li Li

China is the birthplace of 1 of the world's such a lot historic civilisations and a huge volume and diversity of cultural relics were preserved on China's gigantic territory. employing a wealth of archaeological facts, China's Cultural Relics presents an illustrated advent to the artifacts that live to tell the tale from varied classes of chinese language historical past, and the gathering and protection of those important relics nowa days. overlaying quite a lot of subject matters consultant of chinese language tradition, together with pottery, porcelain, jade and bronze, Li Li presents a glimpse into historical China.

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La souplesse du dragon: Les fondamentaux de la culture chinoise

By Cyrille Javary

On ne pense pas, on n'imagine pas, on ne despatched pas de los angeles même façon en Chine et en Occident. Ce constat déroutant doit nous interpeller : notre imaginative and prescient du monde n'est pas universelle, elle est un héritage culturel qui imprègne notre quotidien autant que notre philosophie. Nous avons donc tout à apprendre d'un monde si différent et qui entend aujourd'hui jouer un rôle de top-rated plan.

Cyrille Javary, dont on connaît par ses nombreuses guides le expertise d'initiateur à los angeles tradition chinoise, nous livre ici une synthèse à l. a. fois profonde et ludique des dynamiques à l'oeuvre dans le « penser » chinois. Ce n'est pas l'essence des êtres et des choses qui est centrale dans cette notion du monde, mais le changement incessant, l. a. dialectique féconde entre Yin et Yang, le subtil balancement entre Terre et Ciel. De ces entre-deux omniprésents jaillit un rapport particulier à l'espace et au temps, une imaginative and prescient originale de l. a. civilisation, de l. a. spiritualité et de los angeles politique. Cyrille Javary nourrit son propos de mille anecdotes du quotidien, mais aussi de l. a. grande Histoire de l. a. Chine, pour nous faire découvrir de l'intérieur cette civilisation à l. a. fois old et ultra-moderne.

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The End of the Revolution: China and the Limits of Modernity

Tough either the bureaucratic one-party regime and the Western neoliberal paradigm, China’s top critic shatters the parable of growth and displays upon the inheritance of a innovative earlier. during this unique and wide-ranging research, Wang Hui examines the roots of China’s social and political difficulties, and strains the reforms and struggles that experience resulted in the present nation of mass depoliticization.

Arguing that China’s progressive historical past and its present liberalization are a part of an analogous discourse of modernity, Wang Hui demands possible choices to either its capitalist trajectory and its authoritarian past.

From the may perhaps Fourth circulate to Tiananmen sq., The finish of the Revolution bargains a huge dialogue of chinese language highbrow historical past and society, within the wish of forging a brand new course for China’s destiny.

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A History of Chinese Science and Technology: Volume 1

A background of chinese language technology and Technology (Volumes 1, 2 & three) offers forty four person lectures, starting with old chinese language technological know-how and know-how within the means of Human Civilizations and an summary of chinese language technology and expertise, and carrying on with with in-depth discussions of a number of concerns within the historical past of technological know-how and the Needham Puzzle, interspersed with themes on Astronomy, mathematics, Agriculture and medication, The 4 nice innovations, and diverse technological parts heavily regarding garments, nutrients, safeguard and transportation.
This booklet is the main authoritative paintings at the heritage of chinese language technological know-how and know-how. it's the Winner of the China booklet Award, the Shanghai publication Award (1st prize), and the Classical China foreign Publishing undertaking (GAPP, common management of Press and ebook of China) and provides a necessary source for tutorial researchers and non-experts alike.

It originated with a chain of forty four lectures offered to best chinese language leaders, which obtained very optimistic suggestions. Written via best chinese language students of their respective fields from the Institute for the background of common Sciences, chinese language Academy of Sciences and plenty of different revered chinese language organisations, the booklet is meant for scientists, researchers and postgraduate scholars operating within the historical past of technology, philosophy of technological know-how and expertise, and comparable disciplines. Yongxiang Lu is a professor, former president and member of the chinese language Academy of Sciences (CAS) and chinese language Academy of Engineering (CAE), and vp of the nationwide Congress of China.

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Mao: The Unknown Story

By Jung Chang, Jon Halliday

The so much authoritative lifetime of the chinese language chief each written, Mao: The Unknown tale is in accordance with a decade of analysis, and on interviews with a lot of Mao’s shut circle in China who've by no means talked earlier than — and with nearly everybody open air China who had major dealings with him. it truly is filled with startling revelations, exploding the parable of the lengthy March, and displaying a totally unknown Mao: he used to be now not pushed via idealism or ideology; his intimate and complex dating with Stalin went again to the Nineteen Twenties, eventually bringing him to strength; he welcomed jap career of a lot of China; and he schemed, poisoned, and blackmailed to get his means. After Mao conquered China in 1949, his mystery target was once to dominate the realm. In chasing this dream he prompted the deaths of 38 million humans within the maximum famine in background. In all, good over 70 million chinese language perished less than Mao’s rule — in peacetime.

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Patronage and Power: Local State Networks and Party-State Resilience in Rural China

By Ben Hillman

Power and Patronage examines the unwritten ideas and internal workings of latest China's neighborhood politics and executive. It exposes how those ideas have helped to maintain the one-Party country jointly in the course of many years of tumultuous political, social, and fiscal change.

While many observers of chinese language politics have famous the significance of casual associations, this booklet explains how casual neighborhood teams really function, paying distinct cognizance to the position of patronage networks in political decision-making, political pageant, and respectable corruption. whereas patronage networks are frequently noticeable as a parasite at the formal associations of kingdom, Hillman exhibits that patronage politics truly support China's political method functionality. In a procedure characterised via fragmented authority, own energy kin, and bureaucratic indiscipline, patronage networks play a serious function in facilitating coverage coordination and bureaucratic bargaining. additionally they support to manage political festival in the country, which reduces the possibility of open clash. figuring out patronage networks is vital for knowing the resilience of the chinese language kingdom via a long time of change.

Power and Patronage is stuffed with wealthy and interesting bills of the machinations of patronage networks and their position within the ruthless and occasionally violent festival for political power.

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The Sextants of Beijing: Global Currents in Chinese History

By Joanna Waley-Cohen

This robust paintings places to leisure the long-held fable that chinese language civilization is monolithic, unchanging, and perennially bring to a halt from the remainder of the world.

An inviting historical past of China from the times of the traditional Silk street to the current, this booklet describes a civilization extra open and engaged with the remainder of the area than we predict. even if in alternate, non secular trust, ideology, or expertise, China has lengthy taken half in fruitful trade with different cultures. With implications for our figuring out of and our regulations towards China, it is a needs to learn.

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China's Drug Practices and Policies: Regulating Controlled Substances in a Global Context

By Hong Lu

Within the context of world efforts to manage the creation, distribution and use of narcotic medicines, China's therapy of the matter presents an immense technique of knowing the social, political, and financial limits of nationwide and overseas rules to control drug practices. within the 19th and early 20th centuries, China used to be identified for its nationwide dependancy to opium, yet its drug-eradication campaigns from the Fifties to the Nineteen Seventies completed exceptional luck that eventually remodeled China right into a "drug-free" society. in spite of the fact that, because the financial reforms and open-door coverage of the overdue 20th century, China is now dealing with a re-emergence of the creation, use and trafficking of narcotic medicinal drugs. applying case reports and a comparative old technique, and drawing on a number of info assets together with ancient documents, legitimate crime information only in the near past made to be had, and information reviews, this e-book is the 1st English-language booklet to supply this kind of accomplished documentation and research of the character of China's criminal rules of managed ingredients. The authors additionally supply theoretical techniques for learning drug rules, points of drug intake cultures, the socio-political therapy of gear in the course of numerous old classes and ongoing efforts to legislate drug alternate, criminalize drug use and deal with the drug addict inhabitants inside nationwide and overseas contexts.

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