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- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95
After over a decade of administrative and economic reform in mainland China, the center has become increasingly remote and less important for many localities. In many ways, the mobilization capacity of the central government has been weakened. Central government policies are often ignored and local officials are often more interested in personal projects... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
Despite China?s rapid urbanisation and industrialisation, most Chinese still live in the vast countryside or have rural household registration. Although there was significant economic improvement in rural areas in the 1980s, the rural economy has been stagnating or deteriorating since then, and the book argues that the rural-urban income gap is giving... more...
- Springer London 2007; US$ 119.00
Advances in science and medicine are closely linked; they are characterised by episodic imaginative leaps, often with dramatic effects on mankind and beyond. The advent of body sensor networks represents such a leap. The reason for this stems from the fact that all branches of modern medicine, ranging from prevention to complex intervention, rely heavily... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 110.00
Scholars from China, Singapore and the U.S. use the opportunity of the 16th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party to explore the issue of leadership change in China, and its impact on institution building and foreign policy there. more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2006; US$ 102.00
This volume is the first comprehensive study of China's “political civilization” since the term was introduced by then Party Secretary Jiang Zemin in 2002. Selected among about 200 papers delivered at an international conference in Beijing in 2004, this collection of ten essays discusses the relations between “political civilization”... more...
- Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 231.00
First published in 1963, Advances in Parasitology contains comprehensive and up-to-date reviews in all areas of interest in contemporary parasitology. Advances in Parasitology includes medical studies of parasites of major influence, such as Plasmodium falciparum and trypanosomes. The series also contains reviews of more traditional areas,... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 1999; US$ 77.00
This book contains a comprehensive description of the mechanical equilibrium and deformation of membranes as a surface problem in differential geometry. Following the pioneering work by W Helfrich, the fluid membrane is seen as a nematic or smectic — A liquid crystal film and its elastic energy form is deduced exactly from the curvature elastic... more...
- Springer New York 2013; US$ 149.00
This book provides guidance on the biomimic design of anti-wear engineering systems based on human teeth. It also explains mechanisms of occlusal wear and erosion as well as fretting wear related to dental implants and orthodontics. more...