498 books for genre «Books ~~ History~~ Asia ~~ China»

Page 7 from 50
Book rate:
1 downloads


Author:

Through biographies of China's most colorful and famous personalities, John Wills displays the five-­thousand-­year sweep of Chinese history from the legendary sage emperors to the tragedy of Tiananmen Square. This unique introduction to Chinese history and culture uses more than twenty exemplary lives--­biographies of China's most colorful and famous personalities--­including those of statesmen, philosophers, poets, and rulers, to provide the focus for accounts of key historical trends and periods. What emerges is a provocative rendering of China's moral landscape, featuring characters who have resonated in the historical imagination as examples of villainy, heroism, wisdom, spiritual vision, political guile, and complex combinations of all of these. Investigating both the legends and the facts surrounding these figures, Wills reveals the intense interest of the Chinese in the brilliance and in the frail complexities of their heroes. Included, for instance, is a description of the . . .

Book rate:
0 downloads


Author:

Scholar and diplomat Brian L. Evans gives us the first English-­language biography of Chester A. Ronning (1894–1984): diplomat, politician, educator, and one of Canada’s major public figures. This fascinating story depicts Ronning, the man who received many honours, and deepens readers’ knowledge of Canada’s post¬–World War II diplomacy and Canada¬–China relations. Ronning was an extraordinary Canadian who combined Chinese sensibility with Norwegian calm practicality and American drive. His life journey was entwined with the history of China over many decades. Based on written materials, historical documents, and many hours of interviews with Ronning, his friends, and fellow politicians, The Remarkable Chester Ronning offers both a thorough and entertaining biography and a lens through which to view international politics.

Book rate:
0 downloads


Author:

I.­—Personal. —The public has, perhaps, a right to be made acquainted with the title under which I, an unknown writer, come forward as the translator of a difficult Chinese work. In the spring of 1867 I began the study of Chinese at H.­B.­M.­’s Legation, Peking, under an implied promise, in a despatch from the then Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, that successful efforts would be rewarded by proportionately rapid advancement in the service of which I was a member. Then followed a long novitiate of utterly uninteresting and, indeed, most repellent labour,­—inseparable, however, from the acquisition of this language, which throughout its early stages demands more from sheer memory than from the exercise of any other intellectual faculty. At length, in the spring of 1877, while acting as Vice-­Consul at Canton, I commenced the translation of the work here offered to the English reader. For such a task I had flattered myself into the belief that I possessed two of the requisite . . .

Book rate:
0 downloads


Author:

The West's first encounters with the folk tales and myths of the East proved to be a heady experience, as they were based on an entirely different value system and worldview than those that are reflected in the Greek myths and most subsequent Western folk tales. In Myths and Legends of China, author E.­T.­C. Werner offers up a rich tapestry of Chinese folk narratives. A must-­read for fans of world myths, fairy tales, and legends.

Book rate:
0 downloads


Author:

Putnam Weale's work "Indiscreet Letters from Peking" is widely cited as an eyewitness account of the events during the siege of the Foreign Legations in Peking (modern day Beijing) during the Boxer Rebellion of 1900. Bertram Lenox Simpson (1877–1930) was a British author who wrote about China under the pen name "B. L. Putnam Weale". Lenox-­Simpson was the son of Clare Lenox-­Simpson, who had been in the Chinese Maritime Customs Service since 1861; he had a brother, Evelyn, a mining engineer who worked in China, and a sister, Esme.­His education was at Brighton College, after which he too joined the Service. He was in China during the Boxer Rebellion and during the siege of the legations. After this, he became Brigade Interpreter for the British Expeditionary Force (he spoke 5 languages).

Book rate:
0 downloads


Author:

From the Sino-­Japanese War to the Communist Revolution, a cache of letters from one of China’s prominent families, the Lius of Shanghai, sheds light on a tumultuous era. Sherman Cochran and Andrew Hsieh show how the family confronted war, civil unrest, and social upheaval, and how—in the midst of it all—they built a vast business empire.

Book rate:
0 downloads


Author:

This book deals with the last phase of Gandhis life. The author was Gandhis secretary and companion during those crucial last years. He has drawn on his close relationship with the Mahatma, and on a wealth of documentary evidence to show how Gandhi dealt with the crises he experienced both at the personal and political level. An honest and searching study that throws light on Gandhis personality and attitudes, many aspects of which were controversial in nature.

Book rate:
1 downloads


Author:

The Chinese market is appealing, but the Chinese legal system is very complicated. A basic understanding of Chinese law is absolutely crucial for companies investing in this fast-­growing and potentially huge market. Since China is moving toward a socialist market economy and is increasingly integrated into the world market, some aspects of China's commercial law are different from, while others are moving into line with, those of mature market economies. This book provides an introduction to the Chinese legal system, focusing on laws and regulations on foreign direct investment, and highlights recent government policies and measures undertaken to intensify economics reforms so as to meet various challenges arising from China's accession to the World Trade Organization.

Book rate:
0 downloads


Author:

The coal industry has been and continues to be of critical importance for China's economic modernization. With its huge labour force, country-­wide infrastructure, and vital strategic importance for the economy, the industry presents special problems for reformers, and epitomises the problems of reform in the state industrial sector as a whole. This book examines the changes in the structure and operation of the Chinese coal industry from the mid-­19th century to the present, concentrating on the years of reform. Although the focus is on the economics of the industry, the book also provides many insights into China's socio-­political development.

Book rate:
0 downloads

Books for genre Books ~~ History~~ Asia ~~ China