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- Penguin Group Australia 2015; Not Available
During China's collectivist era in the late 1950s, a rural work team responsible for building an important floodgate receives a strange new recruit: Hei-hai, a skinny, silent and almost feral boy. Assigned to assist the blacksmith at the worksite forge, Hei-hai proves superhumanly indifferent to pain or suffering and yet, eerily sensitive to the natural... more...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 19.95
This book covers the world economy, in particular US, EU, Japan & the international monetary system - what's wrong with it; the key issues underlying its inadequacy; and what can be done about it. It concentrates on Asia, covering the emerging East Asia, ASEAN and BRICS nations. It also outlines the author's personal views on global demography,... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95
In his study of Golden Age and hard-boiled detective fiction from 1890 to 1950, Yan Zi-Ling argues that these two subgenres can be distinguished not only by theme and style, but by the way they structure knowledge, value, and productive labour. Using the detective as a reference point and enactor of socially based interests, Yan shows that Golden... more...
- Kogan Page 2015; US$ 39.95
Organization Development is concerned with using planned and systematic approaches to help develop more effective organizations. This is done by taking an objective look at how an organization is operating, gathering information and then deciding on the most appropriate action to help that organization change and develop. Written by two of the leading... more...
- Springer US 2006; US$ 119.00
Designing Human Interface in Speech Technology covers specific theories, tools and methods for designing, testing and evaluating speech-related human-system interfaces. The author develops the human factors perspective for speech technology applications. This monograph bridges a gap between the needs of the technical engineer and... more...
- Springer 2010; US$ 209.00
This book shows how to use supercritical water (SCW) to synthesize nano- and micro- oxides, inorganic salts and metal particles and its recent advancement. Also polymer/biomass particles can be produced by using the method of precipitation of solutes from SCW. The particles can be used as catalysts for biomass conversions, materials in ceramics & electronic... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2004; US$ 24.00
This book describes the different responses to the movie in Hong Kong and later in its reception worldwide, which paved the way for the promotion of John Woo and Chow Yun-fat totheir current prominence in Hollywood. more...
- Springer 2012; US$ 229.00
This book includes 19 chapters contributed by the world's leading experts on pretreatment methods for biomass. It extensively covers the different types of biomass (e.g. molasses, sugar beet pulp, cheese whey, sugarcane residues, palm waste, vegetable oil, straws, stalks and wood), various pretreatment approaches (e.g. physical, thermal, chemical,... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 90.00
This book ultimately offers a powerful and carefully contextualized critique of conventional views on the role of barefoot doctors, their legacy, and their impact, both in rural areas and in China as a whole, while making theoretical contributions to the Chinese social historiography of medicine. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00
Complaint systems have existed in China for many years, and in 2004, a debate took place in the People?s Republic of China (PRC) over the Letters and Visits System ( xinfang zhidu ), which was designed to allow people to register complaints with the upper levels of the government. However, both parties generally overlooked several different complaint... more...