Let's Go China 5th Edition

Author: Shelley Jiang

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312320058

Category: Travel

Page: 912

View: 1019

Completely revised and updated, Let's Go: China is your comprehensive guide to Asia's most exciting destination. Let's Go's forty-five years of travel savvy deliver must-have practical information. This edition boasts more outdoors activities, expanded must-see historical sights, and brand-new coverage of trekking, ethnic villages, and daytrips. An extensive chapter on alternatives to tourism helps you find ways to extend your stay and make a difference, while a phrasebook in Mandarin, Cantonese, Tibetan, and Uighur will help you get there, get around, and get busy, no matter where you may be. So, whether you'd rather chat it up with monks or trek to alpine lakes and glacier-capped peaks, Let's Go's intrepid researchers can lead the way.

A History of Chinese Civilization

Author: Jacques Gernet

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521497817

Category: History

Page: 801

View: 2400

An overview of the Chinese world from prehistoric times to the 1970s emphasizes major trends in society, politics, culture, and intellectual life, and the interaction of China with the other civilizations of Eurasia.

Let's Go Amsterdam 5th Edition

Author: Let's Go Inc.

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312374549

Category: Travel

Page: 368

View: 5557

Offering a comprehensive guide to economical travel in diverse regions of the world, these innovative new versions of the popular handbooks feature an all-new look, sidebars highlighting essential tips and facts, information on a wide range of itineraries, transportation options, off-the-beaten-path adventures, expanded lodging and dining options in every price range, additional nightlife options, enhanced cultural coverage, shopping tips, maps, 3-D topographical maps, regional culinary specialties, cost-cutting tips, and other essentials.

Let's Go Hawaii 5th Edition

Author: Let's Go Inc.

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312385798

Category: Travel

Page: 448

View: 2921

Offering a comprehensive guide to economical travel in diverse regions of the world, these innovative new versions of the popular handbooks feature an all-new look, sidebars highlighting essential tips and facts, information on a wide range of itineraries, transportation options, off-the-beaten-path adventures, expanded lodging and dining options in every price range, additional nightlife options, enhanced cultural coverage, shopping tips, maps, 3-D topographical maps, regional culinary specialties, cost-cutting tips, and other essentials.

The Arts of China

Author: Michael Sullivan

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520218772

Category: Art

Page: 322

View: 939

Sullivan has thoroughly revised this classic history of Chinese art which covers the period from Neolithic times to the 1990s. 224 photos. 164 color illustrations. 14 maps.

Chinese Sculpture

Author: Angela Falco Howard

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300100655

Category: Art

Page: 521

View: 8433

Spanning some 7000 years, 'Chinese Sculpture' explores a beautiful and diverse world of objects, many of which have only come to light in the later half of the 20th century. The authors analyse and present, mostly in colour, some 500 examples of Chinese sculpture.

Let's Go Chile 2nd Edition

Including Easter Island

Author: Let's Go Inc.

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312335601

Category: Travel

Page: 528

View: 7098

Completely revised and updated, Let's Go: Chile is the only guide you'll need to uncover South America's best-kept secret. Our forty-five years of travel savvy deliver the knowledge you need, including expanded info on outdoor activities, new and improved listings in Santiago, and brand-new coverage of Easter Island. Valuable hints, tips, and listings provide the practical know-how to see the sights and experience this nation's cultural diversity first-hand. So, whether you'd rather sample fine wines in the vineyards of Concha y Toro, tackle the mountains of Tierra del Fuego, or surf the titanic waves of the Punta de Lobos, Let's Go can lead the way.

Let's Go Central America 9th Edition

Author: Let's Go, Inc

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312335595

Category: Travel

Page: 706

View: 4274

Presents a comprehensive travel guide to Central America and provides information on accommodations and restaurants, details on national parks, tourist sites, and beaches, cultural norms and festivals, as well as maps of cities and towns.

A History of China

Author: John A.G. Roberts

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230345360

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 6489

It has been said that the twenty-first century will be China's century. Such a remark highlights the importance of being informed about China's long and tumultuous history. J. A. G. Roberts traces the main course of that history, from the earliest times, through the centuries of imperial government, to the present day. Chapters on China's imperial history identify the main political and economic changes, whilst introducing key social themes. Turning to the modern period, Roberts then traces the dramatic events of the Opium Wars, the 1911 Revolution and the Republican era. The book ends with a detailed discussion of China under Communist rule and a wide-ranging review of new developments, including China's economic achievements and its costs. Thoroughly revised and expanded in the light of the latest research, and now featuring a helpful chronology, this up-to-date, authoritative overview of China's past is ideal for students and general readers alike.

Modernization and Revolution in China

Author: June Grasso,Jay P. Corrin,Michael Kort

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317236637

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 7061

Extensively revised and fully updated in this fifth edition, this popular textbook conveys the drama of China's struggle to modernize against the backdrop of a proud and difficult history. It features new analysis of the issues facing China’s fifth generation of leaders, including the current economic climate, China's relations with its neighbors and the United States, the latest Tibetan crisis, and the election of Xi Jinping. Incorporating new analytical summaries in each chapter and updated suggested readings, this new edition covers: The breakdown of imperial China in the face of Japanese and Western encroachments The early struggles between the ideologies and armies of Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Zedong China's bitter and costly war with Japan The Chinese Communist Party’s successes during the 1950s Mao Zedong’s turbulent and tragic Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution Deng Xiaoping’s far-reaching reforms that resulted in the dismantling of socialism and China’s dramatic economic growth The triumphant hosting of the 2008 summer Olympics and China’s emergence as a world power. Spanning the years from China's defeat in the Opium Wars to its current status as a potential superpower, the fifth edition of Modernization and Revolution in China is essential reading for courses on Modern Chinese History, Chinese Politics and Modern East Asia.

Fodor's China

Author: Margaret Kelly

Publisher: Fodor's

ISBN: 0307480534

Category: Travel

Page: 800

View: 5371

Discusses the history and culture of China, offers practical travel advice, and recommends accommodations, restaurants, transportation, and attractions.


A New Manual

Author: Endymion Porter Wilkinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998888309

Category: China

Page: 1276

View: 1804

¿A unique resource. A must for every serious student of Chinese history and culture.¿Victor H. Mair, Professor of Chinese Language and Literature, University of PennsylvaniaEndymion Wilkinson¿s bestselling manual of Chinese history has long been an indispensable guide to all those interested in the civilization and history of China. The third edition won the Stanislas Julien Prize for 2014. Seventeen years in the making, the New Manual introduces students to different types of transmitted, excavated, and artifactual sources from prehistory to the twenty-first century. It also examines the context in which the sources were produced, preserved, and received, the problems of research and interpretation associated with them, and the best, most up-to-date secondary works and digital resources. History plays a central role in Chinese politics and culture, therefore special attention is devoted to the strengths and weaknesses of Chinese historiography. Fifth Edition Many sections have been rewritten and updated with over 3000 works added. The entire text has been reset in high-contrast fonts for easier reading.

Chinese Painting Style

Media, Methods, and Principles of Form

Author: Jerome Silbergeld

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780295959214

Category: Art

Page: 68

View: 5865

Westerners seeking to appreciate and understand Chinese art have long felt the need of a fundamental book that explains both the technical means used by Chinese artists and the traditional stylistic modes of artistic expression. In Chinese Painting Style Jerome Silbergeld addresses this need, beginning with a discussion of basic materials and methods and continuing with in-depth studies of the complex paintings created by these methods. No other work so thoroughly or systematically describes the Chinese artistic processes, ranging from the distinctively Chinese manner of handling the brush to the blending of brushlines, wash, color, and texture into a painted composition. The final chapters examine Chinese composition in terms of naturalistic representation and of abstract expression. Throughout the book, artistic problems are set against a background of Chinese history, ideas, and geography. The illustrations include drawings that reveal the principles of Chinese brushwork, together with a broad range of Chinese paintings and calligraphy. A unique feature is the precise coding of text and illustrations, by which the reader is invited to inspect the specific turn of the brush or adjustment of composition by which the artist achieves his effects. Chinese Painting Style provides a penetrating look into the formal basis of this age-old art, and one that will be useful and engaging both to the general reader and to the serious student.

American Images of China, 1931-1949

Author: T. Christopher Jespersen

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804736541

Category: History

Page: 254

View: 7241

In the 1930's and 1940's, the prevalent American view of China was that of a friendly, democratic, and increasingly Christian state, in many ways akin to the United States. This view was fostered by a wide range of literary, political, and business leaders, including Pearl S. Buck, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Wendell Willkie, Joseph Stillwell, Claire Chennault, and most notably, the powerful publisher of Life and Time, Henry R. Luce. This book shows how the notion of the Chinese as aspiring Americans helped shape American opinions and policies toward Asia for almost twenty years. This notion derived less from the reality of Chinese historical or cultural similarities than from a projection of American values and culture; in the American view, fueled by various political, economic, and religious interests, China was less a geographical entity than a symbol of American hopes and fears. One of the more important consequences was the idealization of China and the demonization of Japan.

Politics and Society in Contemporary China

Author: Elizabeth Freund Larus

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub

ISBN: 9781588268259

Category: Political Science

Page: 491

View: 4574

"This authoritative text captures the dynamism of Chinese politics and society. Elizabeth Freund Larus begins with a broad sweep of China's modern history--from the imperial era to the present--providing essential context for understanding the current political environment. She then makes sense of the dramatic political, social, and economic changes that have occurred across some six decades. The result is a rich and detailed analysis that is both thought-provoking and accessible, appropriate for students at all levels."--Page 491.

The governance of China

Author: Jinping Xi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9787119111643

Category: China

Page: 515

View: 6139

Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) held in 2012, the Central Committee with Xi Jinping as general secretary has led the whole Party and the people of China in the drive to realize the Two Centenary Goals and the Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation. In pursuit of these goals the country has upheld and developed socialism with Chinese characteristics, advanced the Five-point Strategy and the Four-pronged Strategy in a coordinated and integrated manner, and achieved historic progress in reform and opening up and socialist modernization. We have braved new challenges, blazed new trails, resolved long-standing and complex problems, realized long-sought objectives, championed the causes of the CPC and the country, and brought Chinese socialism to the threshold of a new era.