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  • The Colonial 'Civilizing Process' in Dutch Formosa, 1624-1662by Chiu Hsin-Hui

    BRILL 2008; US$ 112.00

    Studies the encounter between Taiwan's Indigenous Peoples (the Formosans), the Dutch VOC and Chinese settlers between 1624 and 1662. This work shows how Taiwan's Indigenous Peoples shaped their own colonial reality while retreating from 'the Age of Aboriginal Taiwan'. more...

  • The Civilization of Chinaby Herbert Allen Giles

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    Herbert Allen Giles (8 December 1845 – 13 February 1935) was a British diplomat and sinologist, educated at Charterhouse. He modified a Mandarin Chinese Romanization system earlier established by Thomas Wade, resulting in the widely known Wade-Giles Chinese transliteration system. Among his prolific works were translations of Confucius, Chuang... more...

  • Chinas wachsender Ölbedarfby Ferdinand Pöllath

    Diplomica Verlag 2007; US$ 31.05

    Stabilität und Wohlstand der westlichen Industriestaaten hängen von einem stetigen Wirtschaftswachstum ab und dieses benötigt günstige Rohstoffe, vor allem aber Energie. Nach dem Zusammenbruch des Ostblocks schien dies für die USA und ihre Verbündeten erreicht zu sein. Doch mit dem Aufsteigen Chinas zur wirtschaftlichen, politischen und militärischen... more...

  • Das Konzept der Sicherheit als Mittel und Zweck der Konstruktion Öffentlicher Meinungby Johanna Lütterfelds

    Diplomica Verlag 2008; US$ 40.46

    Auf Grundlage sehr unterschiedlicher theoretischer Arbeiten, insbesondere einiger Arbeiten von S. Freud, A. Maslow und C. Schmitt, wird in diesem Buch folgende Hypothese entwickelt: In Krisensituationen, sprich also bei Eintreten einer existenziellen Bedrohung, erhöht das menschliche Bedürfnis nach Sicherheit enorm. Dieser psychische Zustand kann und... more...

  • The Gulf Wars and the United Statesby ORRIN SCHWAB

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 105.00

    Schwab's work is five-part analysis of US policy and strategy in the Persian Gulf from 1990-2003. He begins the work by analyzing the prominence of the Persian Gulf in US global strategic thinking during the last decade of the Cold War. By that time, gulf oil had secured a paramount place in the minds of the Reagan and Bush administrations. Part two... more...

  • In the Gray Areaby Seth W. B. Folsom

    Naval Institute Press 2011; US$ 34.95

    In the Gray Area builds on Seth Folsom?s earlier award-winning memoir, The Highway War, which described his 2003 command of one of the first Marine light armored reconnaissance battalion companies to march on Baghdad. In February 2008, he was deployed to Iraq again as the leader of a U.S. Marine advisor team embedded with an Iraqi army infantry... more...

  • Die 101 wichtigsten Fragen - Chinaby Hans van Ess

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 8.39

    Wie alt ist China? ? Ist China noch ein sozialistisches Land? ? Welchen Zugang haben Chinesen zum Internet? ? Wie funktioniert die chinesische Computertastatur? ? Was sind die größten Erfindungen Chinas? ? Welche Rolle spielt der Sport? ? Denken die Chinesen anders? ? Muß man darauf achten, daß Chinesen ihr Gesicht nicht verlieren? ? Diese und andere... more...

  • Contemporary Hong Kong Politicsby Wai-man Lam; Percy Luen-tim Lui; Wilson Wong

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2007; US$ 56.00

    Contemporary Hong Kong Politics analyzes Hong Kong's core political institutions, mediating institutions and actors, key policy areas, and relationships with Mainland China and the international community.The politics of the HKSAR have often been turbulent in the decade since the 1997 handover. This book presents a comprehensive and systematic... more...

  • Socialism Is Great!by Lijia Zhang

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    With a great charm and spirit, "Socialism Is Great!" recounts Lijia Zhang's rebellious journey from disillusioned factory worker to organizer in support of the Tiananmen Square demonstrators, to eventually become the writer and journalist she was always determined to be. Her memoir is like a brilliant minature illuminating the sweeping historical... more...

  • Electing Hong Kong's Chief Executiveby Simon Young; Richard Cullen

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 38.00

    This book is a critical study of the system used to elect Hong Kong's most powerful political leader. Following a historical, empirical and legal examination of the system, the book provides constructive ideas on how the existing system can be developed into one based on universal suffrage and consistent with other constitutional principles and... more...