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- Random House 2012; US$ 14.38
Village of Stone brilliantly evokes the harshness of life on the typhoon-battered coast of China, where fishermen are often lost to violent seas and children regularly swept away. It is the beautiful, haunting story of one little girl's struggle to endure silence, solitude and the shame of sexual abuse, but it is also an incisive portrait of China's... more...
- Dean Street Press 2015; US$ 5.82
Description Antanas is a young Lithuanian conscripted to fight in the Soviet War in Afghanistan where he falls in love with a young Afghani nurse. She opens his eyes to the politics of the war, while making bearable the brutal reality of their situation until her sudden death sends him spiralling into a breakdown and to a psychiatric hospital... more...
- Dean Street Press 2015; US$ 5.82
Description In the dying days of the last century an elderly poet wanders the streets of Lithuania’s capital, haunted by a terrible secret. For years he has been unable to write, fearful of fanning the embers of his memories. But now those embers are glowing once again. Vilnius is a city that has been dealt a cruel hand by history, where... more...
- Lexington Books 2008; US$ 34.99
This edited volume examines the new concept of 'building harmonious society' proposed by the Chinese leadership under Hu Jintao, its important implications for the future of Chinese political development, and some major issues and questions in China's academic and public debate on the search for a harmonious society. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 195.00
In the vast majority of literature on 'Chinese nationalism' the distinction between nation and state is rarely made, consequently nationalism usually appears as loyalty to the state rather than identification with the nation. Yet, since 1989, both the official configuration of the nation and the state's monopolized right to name the nation have come... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 163.00
This study aims to fill the gap in the existing literature on China's Democratic development, by presenting a comprehensive and detailed examination of the key factors that have created and sustained state domination over society in China. more...
- Elsevier Science 2005; US$ 185.00
This essay is about the management of natural and environmental resources in cross-border areas. It explores a group of geographical, political, legal, economic and cultural factors that arise when political units (such as sovereign countries, dependent states and other administrative units) seek to utilize natural and environmental resources efficiently... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2004; US$ 199.00
Voluntary organisations are an integral part of community care, and the available research indicates the value of their social support role. However, surprisingly little is known about the forms and functions of this support, or the links to the formal support provided by the National Health Service (NHS), so hampering quality improvements. Therefore,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95
Language and love collide in this inventive novel of a young Chinese woman's journey to the West and her attempts to understand the language, and the man, she adores.Zhuang ? or ?Z,? to tongue-tied foreigners ? has come to London to study English, but finds herself adrift, trapped in a cycle of cultural gaffes and grammatical mishaps. Then she meets... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 14.00
The latest novel from Orange Prize finalist Xiaolu Guo is the enchantingly comic story of a young Chinese woman's life as a film extra in hyper-modern, tumultuous Beijing.Though twenty-one-year-old Fenfang Wang has traveled 1,800 miles to seek her fortune in urban Beijing, she is ill-prepared for what greets her: a Communist regime that has outworn... more...