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Dream of the Red Chamber is a masterpiece of Chinese literature and one of China's Four Great Classical Novels. It was composed in the mid-­18th century during the Qing Dynasty and is generally acknowledged to be a pinnacle of Chinese fiction. The novel is believed to be semi-­autobiographical, mirroring the rise and decay of author's own family and, by extension, of the Qing Dynasty. As the author states in the first chapter, it is intended to be a memorial to the women he knew in his youth - friends, relatives and servants. At the center of the story is Bao-­yu, a precocious, spoiled, and undisciplined boy and his romantic affinity to his poetry-­loving, orphaned cousin, Dai-­yu. The novel is remarkable not only for its huge cast of characters and psychological scope, but also for its precise and detailed observation of the life and social structures typical of 18th-­century Chinese aristocracy. Cao Xueqin (1715 ? 1764) was a Qing Dynasty Chinese writer, best known as the author of . . .

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From the beginnings of Chinese prehistory right through to internet censorship, a comprehensive introduction to the sprawling history of this enormous countryAn absorbing introduction to more than 4,­000 years of Chinese history, this book tells the stories of the tyrants, despots, femmes fatales, artists, warriors, and philosophers who have shaped this fascinating and complex nation. It describes the amazing technological advances that China's scientists and inventors made many hundreds of years before similar discoveries in Europe. It also investigates the Chinese view of the world and examines the movements, aspirations, and philosophies that molded it and, in so doing, created the Chinese nation. Finally, the book examines the dramatic changes of the last few decades and the emergence of China as an economic and industrial 21st-­century superpower.

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In Modern China: All That Matters, Jonathan Clements presents China as the Chinese themselves see it. He explains the key issues of national reconstruction; the Cold War, the Cultural Revolution, and the dizzying spectacle of China's economic reform. Clements offers a Chinese perspective on such events as the Handover of Hong Kong, and chronicles the historical events that continue to resonate today in Chinese politics, economics, culture and quality of life. A final chapter examines China's role in the global marketplace, its indirect effect on foreign economies from Australia to America to Africa, and its growing military might, with an assessment of the damage done to its environment and population. In his most provocative assertion, Clements suggests that China's contemporary problems are not the trials of a developing nation, but a possible vision of our own future. This accessible and readable book will appeal both to students and general readers, giving a fascinating . . .

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Tibet - Chine de l'Ouest 2014 Petit Futé (avec cartes, photos + avis des lecteurs) Depuis l’inauguration le 1er juillet 2006 de la ligne de train la plus haute du monde, entre Pékin et Lhassa, tous les regards se tournent vers les cimes enneigées du plateau tibétain. Les touristes chinois et occidentaux s’y précipitent désormais en masse pour admirer les splendeurs de la civilisation tibétaine. Au contraire, loin des regards, le désert du Takla Makan et les vestiges de la route de la soie n’attirent pas les foules. Kasghar, la capitale mythique du Xinjiang, est pourtant en pleine expansion économique et ce malgré des heurts interethniques sporadiques. Et ce ne sont que quelque uns des nombreux paradoxes de cette Chine du grand ouest, de cette chine des confins. Un voyage dans cette grande Chine de l’ouest donc, pour appréhender la diversité de ce géant aux pieds d’argiles. De Lhassa à Gyantse sur la route du plateau à la rencontre des peuples nomades tibétains ; de Kashgar à . . .

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Visit Beijing the seat of 24 Emperors and experience the highlights of Chinese culture, history and foods. Try the night Food markets and experience the full ceremony of Peking Duck. Walk the Great Wall of China and visit the site of the 2008 Olympic Games.

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The Art of War, by Sun Tzu (Sunzi, Sun Wu), in Chinese, and English.

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'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other'. New York Times This eBook offering is an excerpt of Lonely Planet's latest China guide book and includes: Whether you come for the cliff-­side location overlooking the iconic Yangzi River, the world's spiciest hotpot that the locals are so proud of, or to climb aboard boats heading for the awe-­inspiring Three Gorges on what is arguably China's most spectacular river cruise, you'll agree there's a unique feel to Chongqing. This guide is the result of research by dedicated authors and local experts who immersed themselves in Chongqing and the Yangzi, finding unique experiences, and sharing practical and honest advice, so you come away informed and amazed. This guide includes up-­to-­date reviews of the best places to stay, eat, sights, cultural information, maps, transport tips and a few best kept secrets - all the essentials to get to the heart of Chongqing and the Yangzi. Coverage includes: Lonely Planet's China guide is . . .

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China Travel Guide - Tiki Travel The Tiki Travel guides use the text from WikiTravel.­org, a complete and reliable worldwide travel guide written and edited by Wikitravellers from around the globe. An active table of contents enables users to jump directly to the section selected. Table of contents: - Tiki Travel Guide Books - Copyright - China - Understand - Regions - Cities - Other destinations - Get in - Get around - Talk - See - Do - Buy - Eat - Drink - Sleep - Learn - Work - Stay safe - Stay healthy - Respect - Cope - Contact

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Sun Tzu’s Art of War has been read and appreciated by a host of military men and philosophers down through the ages. More recently, it has become popular as a manual for business success and guide to boardroom battles, seen by many as a lodestar in achieving success in the ruthless world of competitive capitalism – a text so currently fashionable that even Paris Hilton has been photographed reading it. Yet what makes the present study so valuable is not just the text, but the genuinely unique collection of 104 accompanying images linking China’s first unifying Emperor Qin Shi Huang with Mao Zedong, Genghis Khan with Tamerlane, Hulagu Khan with the Manchu conqueror Nurhaci – and, indeed, Sun Tzu with US General Douglas MacArthur. 12,­000 words, 104 historical images

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The two political classics in this book are the product of a time of intense turmoil in Chinese history. Dating from the Period of the Warring States (403-­221BC), they anticipate Machiavelli's The Prince by nearly 2000 years. The Art of War is the best known of a considerable body of Chinese works on the subject. It analyses the nature of war, and reveals how victory may be ensured. The Book of Lord Shang is a political treatise for the instruction of rulers. These texts are anything but armchair strategy or ivory-­tower speculation. They are serious, urgent and practical responses to the desperate situations in which they were written. They have been immensely influential both inside and outside China.

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