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A History of Chinese Literature (Illustrated) By Herbert A. Giles
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“This is the first attempt made in any language, including Chinese, to produce a history of Chinese literature. Native scholars, with their endless critiques and appreciations of individual... More > works, do not seem ever to have contemplated anything of the kind, realising, no doubt, the utter hopelessness, from a Chinese point of view, of achieving even comparative success in a general historical survey of the subject. The voluminous character of a literature which was already in existence some six centuries before the Christian era, and has run on uninterruptedly until the present date, may well have given pause to writers aiming at completeness. The foreign student, however, is on a totally different footing. It may be said without offence that a work which would be inadequate to the requirements of a native public, may properly be submitted to English readers as an introduction into the great field which lies beyond.”< Less
Points In Chinese History : Essays By Grace Wright
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Seven essays on Chinese History to help the reader understand China. China intermingled politics, philosophy and education together to form a unique culture. These essays give general information... More > on parts of these three systems. Included with each essay is a Bibliography for the reader to pursue further research.< Less
Points in Chinese History -- Essays By Grace Wright
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Seven essays on Chinese History to help the reader understand China. China intermingled politics, philosophy and education together to form a unique culture. These essays give general information... More > on parts of these three systems. Included with each essay is a Bibliography for the reader to pursue further research.< Less
The Chinese Dragon By L. Newton Hayes
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Almost a century ago, after 14 years of studying the creature that is the Chinese Dragon, L. Newton Hayes concluded that there are real dragons living in China today, such is the belief of at least... More > seven out of every ten Chinese. His findings, published and illustrated in The Chinese Dragon, tell of a magnificent creature – the king of beasts – who’s spirit and authority is woven throughout China’s 5,000 years of culture and held in the highest esteem by the Chinese people. 90 years later, The Chinese Dragon reads more like a work of fiction than the non-fiction study it was when first published. While the facts of the dragon remain unchanged, today’s modern society provides a new context for the book that the author could have only imagined. Read The Chinese Dragon and, through this glorious beast, experience the wondrous beliefs of the Chinese that have endured for centuries.< Less
The Chinese Dragon By L. Newton Hayes
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Almost a century ago, after 14 years of studying the the highly-esteemed creature that is Chinese dragon, L. Newton Hayes concluded that there are real dragons living in China today. 90 years later,... More > his findings read more like a work of fiction than the non-fiction study it was when first published. While the facts, the spirit and authority of the dragon remain unchanged, today’s modern society provides a new context for the book that the author could have only imagined. Read The Chinese Dragon and, through this highly-esteemed beast, experience the wonderous beliefs of the Chinese that have endured for centuries. Reviews for The Chinese Dragon: “This is a wonderful reissue! The Chinese Dragon is an unpretentious, yet inspired study of dragon lore and imagery, produced at a time when most in the West had not fully recognized the profound importance of China’s cultural traditions.” Terence Russell, Associate Professor of Chinese, Asian Studies Centre, University of Manitoba< Less
The Lessons Of History: The Chinese People’s Liberation Army At 75 By Laurie Burkitt, Andrew Scobell, Larry M. Wortzel
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With the armed forces of the People’s Republic of China celebrating their 75th anniversary on August 1, 2002, it only seemed appropriate and timely to take stock of the world’s largest... More > military. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has officially been in existence for three-quarters of a century, and its history is one filled with turmoil and warfare. One weekend in September 2002, a group of PLA specialists gathered at Carlisle Barracks, the home of the U.S. Army War College, to assess what lessons China’s soldiers had drawn from the history of their own armed forces. This volume constitutes the final product of months of extensive research by the individual authors and hours of intense discussion at the 3-day conference by approximately 50 participants. The conference was sponsored jointly by the American Enterprise Institute, the Heritage Foundation, and the U.S. Army War College. It is with great pleasure that I commend this book to anyone with a serious interest in the Chinese military.< Less
Learning Chinese Canada By Henry Yu
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Learning Chinese Canada is the inaugural book of an important new series that reflects a unique partnership between the University of British Columbia and the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of... More > British Columbia. Reflecting an ongoing relationship between the CCHSBC and the researchers and students of the Initiative for Student Teaching and Research in Chinese Canadian Studies at UBC, this book signals a new commitment to uncover the long ignored and lost histories of the Chinese in British Columbia and Canada. Featuring excerpts from earlier books published by the Chinese Canadian Historical Society, as well as new essays from UBC researchers, Learning Chinese Canada outlines a bold and innovative vision of British Columbia and Canada that reimagines the importance of Canada’s historical engagement with the Pacific world.< Less
Learning Chinese Canada By Henry Yu
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Learning Chinese Canada is the inaugural book of an important new series that reflects a unique partnership between the University of British Columbia and the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of... More > British Columbia. Reflecting an ongoing relationship between the CCHSBC and the researchers and students of the Initiative for Student Teaching and Research in Chinese Canadian Studies at UBC, this book signals a new commitment to uncover the long ignored and lost histories of the Chinese in British Columbia and Canada. Featuring excerpts from earlier books published by the Chinese Canadian Historical Society, as well as new essays from UBC researchers, Learning Chinese Canada outlines a bold and innovative vision of British Columbia and Canada that reimagines the importance of Canada’s historical engagement with the Pacific world.< Less
Daoism and Chinese Culture By Livia Kohn
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A long-awaited textbook that introduces the major schools, treachings, and practices of Daoism, this work presents a chronological survey that is thematically divided into four parts: Ancient... More > Thought, Religious Communities, Spiritual Practices, and Modernity. It offers an integrated vision of the Daoist tradition in is historical and cultural context, estab-lishing connections with relevant information on Confucianism, Chinese Buddhism, popular religion, and political developments. It also places Daoism into a larger theoretical and comparative framework, relating it to mysticism, millenarianism, forms of religious organization, ritual, meditation, and modernity. The book makes ample use of original materials and provides references to further readings and original sources in translation. It is a powerful resource for teaching and studying alike.< Less
A Residence Among The Chinese By Robert Fortune
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IT is now nearly fourteen years since I landed in China for the first time, in the capacity of Botanical Collector to the Horticultural Society of London. From 1848 to the beginning of 1851 I was... More > engaged by the Honourable Court of Directors of the East India Company in procuring supplies of tea-plants, seeds, implements, and green-tea makers, for the government plantations in the Himalayas. In the end of 1852 I was deputed a second time by the East India Company for the purpose of adding to the collections already formed, and particularly of procuring some first-rate black-tea makers for the experimental tea-farms in India. The present volume gives an account of my last travels amongst the Chinese — from 1852 to 1856 — which it is hoped will be found as interesting as my former 'Three Years' Wanderings,' and 'Journey to the Tea Countries.'< Less