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This e-­single, comprised of articles curated from the New York Times archive, features Tiananmen Square, in Beijing, which became the site of the largest pro-­democracy movement in China in the 20th century. It began with the April 1989 death of party leader Hu Yaobang, which triggered weeks of massive protests. More than a million people filled the streets of Beijing, criticizing corruption and demanding more of the democracy that Hu had come to symbolize. In the early hours of June 4, the tanks of the People's Liberation Army rolled toward Tiananmen Square and troops fired on the crowds, killing hundreds and wounding thousands.

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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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From the author of the award-­winning Vermeer’s Hat, a historical detective story decoding a long-­forgotten link between seventeenth century Europe and China.­Timothy Brook’s award-­winning Vermeer’s Hat unfolded the early history of globalization, using Vermeer’s paintings to show how objects like beaver hats and porcelain bowls began to circulate around the world. Now he plumbs the mystery of a single artifact that offers new insights into global connections centuries old.­In 2009, an extraordinary map of China was discovered in Oxford’s Bodleian Library-­where it had first been deposited 350 years before, then stowed and forgotten for nearly a century. Neither historians of China nor cartography experts had ever seen anything like it. It was so odd that experts would have declared it a fake-­yet records confirmed it had been delivered to Oxford in 1659. The “Selden Map,­” as it is known, was a puzzle that needing solving. Brook, a historian of China, set out to explore the riddle. . . .

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Author: Isaac Taylor Headland Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company Year published: 1901 Book contributor: unknown library Language: English 4 downloads in the last month Download Ebook: ( PDF ) ( EPUB )

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Herbert Allen Giles (8 December 1845 ? 13 February 1935) was a British diplomat and sinologist, educated at Charterhouse. He modified a Mandarin Chinese Romanization system earlier established by Thomas Wade, resulting in the widely known Wade-­Giles Chinese transliteration system. Among his prolific works were translations of Confucius, Lao Tzu, Chuang Tzu, and the first widely published Chinese-­English dictionary. The Manchu conquest of China was a long period of war (1618-­1644) between the Qing Dynasty, established by Manchu clan Aisin Gioro in Manchuria (contemporary Northeastern China), and the Ming Dynasty of China in the south.

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While many have dedicated much time and energy to showcasing the buildings and historical sites of the former International Settlement and French Concession in Shanghai, the purpose of this book is to highlight the forgotten remnants of infrastructure – still dotting the streets – originally installed by the foreign powers that once called Shanghai home.

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If 50 million deaths qualify Mao Zedong to be the world's most murderous despot, the myth of U.­S opposition to Mao ranks as the greatest cover-­up. "Hoax" describes and documents the heroes, villains, deceivers and dupes involved in a great betrayal that subjugated one fifth of the world’s population and killed 34,­000 americans. The author fought Mao’s forces in asia. He offers truth vs. fiction.

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Author: Isaac Taylor HeadlandPublisher: Fleming H. Revell companyYear published: 1909Book contributor: Harvard UniversityLanguage: English1 downloads in the last monthDownload Ebook: (PDF) (EPUB)

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