• Humanities & Social Sciences
      February 2014

      ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF THE PEOPLES OF CHINA

      by ZHANG Haiyang, Paul Richardson

      Encyclopaedia of the Peoples of China is a global project undertaken by Yilin Press and the UK publisher Greene Media. This beautifully illustrated book presents a panorama of life styles, customs, traditions and cultures of the 56 ethnic groups of China, interwoven with the history of how they came to be a great nation. The book combines the wisdom and efforts of many experts of England and China, including Prof. ZHANG Haiyang of Minzu University in China and Prof. Paul Richardson of Oxford Brookes University in the UK. This is a project sponsored by the Chinese Government, with the mission of comprehensively introducing some of the most fundamental elements of Chinese history and culture to readers both in and outside China. It is also hoped that the book will help more western readers better understand China. For this purpose, the structure and layout of the book are tailored for western readership. It strives to present the rich and colorful nature of Chinese culture in a smooth and easy to understand fashion. The ultimate goal is to contribute to world peace and mutual understanding among the nations in this age of globalization.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      November 2013

      Gold Artifacts of Ancient China

      by Nanjing Museum

      This is a complete catalog of Gold Artifacts of Ancient China, enhanced by 400 high-quality images. These artifacts were displayed in five famous museums throughout China, including Nanjing Museum, Inner Mongolia Museum, Shanxi History Museum, Hubei Provincial Museum and Yunnan Provincial Museum. When reading the book, readers will be able to feel the beauty of these artifacts, the richness of the history and the brightness of the culture.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences

      Peking Opera Codes

      by Author: Ione Meyer Illustrator: Pang Yan

      In Peking Opera Codes, you can find rich background knowledge, vivid opera stories, original librettos, and photos of opera performances, as well as drawings.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      April 2015

      Symbols of China

      by Feng Jicai

      By carefully selecting 150 of the most interesting and recognizable symbols of Chinese culture, the six volume Chinese edition of Symbols of China has been condensed into this single hardcover edition of 250 pages containing an impressive 200 pictures. SYMBOLS OF CHINA examines those things that make China Chinese. From chopsticks to calligraphy, the Spring Festival to Shangri-La, Ah Q to Zhong Ku, these icons symbolize the very essence of China. Understanding them gives a deeper understanding of this ancient civilization.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      June 2011

      The Space, the Stories and Shanghai Jews ---- Hongkew Getto: Then and Now

      by Zhang Yanhua

      Precious photos depicting Hongkew Getto in the past and the present. Vivid personal accounts from the Jewish refugees. Event documentation. Commentary from experts and famed scholars such as Mr. Jackie Eldan, Consul General of Israel in Shanghai. Interviews with local Shanghai residents.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      January 2018

      The History of Nanjing Massacre

      by Edit by Zhang Jianjun,Zhang Sheng

      This book is a documentary work recording history of the Nanjing Massacre survivors. Through the testimony of the few still living survivors and a large number of detailed and meticulous historical archives, this book has fully restored scenes of daily life and stories of Nanjing citizens before and after the Nanjing Massacre. With complete and abundant details, it brings to light the profound disasters caused by Japanese aggression and atrocities.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      August 2014

      The Silk Road

      by Liu Yingsheng

      This book provides a professional and academic introduction on the Silk Road with regards to its formation, routes, related cultural events and historical figures. It includes two sections: the grassland Silk Road,and the oceanic Silk Road, giving a rather profound and detailed discussion on the significance of the Silk Road in the communication betweenmainland China and overseas. This book is currently the most authoritative work about the Silk Road in China.

    • Philosophy

      Confucius teaches you to be a teacher

      by Sun Hanzhou

      This book is an education theory book which looks backtwo thousand and five hundred years ago to learn from thewisdom of Confucius.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      January 1998

      The Ideal Landscapes: The Meaning of Feng-shui

      by YU Kongjian

      It is a valuable work written by YU Kongjian on landscape design and the meaning of Feng-shui. It analyzes the structural characteristics of Feng-shui and landscape patterns, as well as the profound relationship between the two notions. The book follows the experience of human evolution and cultural ecology and provides abundant field research material, revealing the common patterns between an ideal Feng-shui design, other ideal landscape designs in Chinese culture, as well as ideal landscape design in the psychology and statistic sense. The work demonstrates China’s Feng-shui theory with cultural, geographical, biological and philosophical significance. The author, with amply practical experience in urban design and landscape design, reveals the cultural significance of Feng-shui with respect and understanding towards culture, belief, local development, as well as an objective attitude towards this theory.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      April 2014

      Cheongsam Glamour

      by The Nanjing Musuem

      This is a collection of quality images of typical Chinese Cheongsam of various styles and in different stages of evolution, with brief introductions on the history and culture of Cheongsam, written by the most authoritative experts in the feld. The cheongsam is a body-hugging one-piece Chinese dress for women, also known in Mandarin Chinese as qipao, and Mandarin gown in English. The stylish and often tight-fitting cheongsam or qipao that is best known today was created in the 1920s in Shanghai and made fashionable by socialites and upper class women.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      June 2011

      China: Museums

      by Miriam Clifford, Cathy Giangrande, Antony White

      This book is a must-have companion for anyone interested in discovering more about China's rich heritage; with over 500 color images, wonderfully descriptive text, quick glance information including 'highlights' and 'key' objects, and all details of address and opening hours. Providing comprehensive descriptions not only of well-known attractions, such as the Forbidden City and the Shanghai Museum, this guide also covers some of the less known and more remote archaeological sites, such as the Linzi Museum (where over 600 horses were buried alive at the whim of an ancient king), the Museum of Oriental Musical Instruments and the Chinese Traditional Medicine Museum. Covering China's most famous and respected museums, the book also covers many smaller, lesser-known museums, ranging from art and archaeology to science and technology, history and politics - all of which combine to provide the reader with a deep understanding of China's past and present.

    • Law
      November 2010

      Competition of Local Governments

      by FENG Xingyuan

      This book discusses the theoretical paradigm and analytical framework of local government competition. It carries out empirical analysis from several perspectives - local development mode, local protectionism, division of public service duties between different government levels, urban government competition, county and township level financial and fiscal system, and villager self-governance etc. The book expands the application of the paradigm of “competition-oriented government” in the analysis of economy, finance, and political behavior of local governments and explores the possibility of using fiscal federalism as a framework of order for local government competition.

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