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- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.95
"There never was anybody," wrote the Spectator, "who had adventures as well as Miss Bird." In Among the Tibetans you can see why, as Isabella Lucy Bird writes of her journey through the Himalayas on horseback and of her four months of living with "the pleasantest of people." She offers evocative and colourful descriptions... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 35.99
This engaging book highlights 49 prevalent myths about China?s past, present, and future and weighs their truth or fiction. Leading a thoughtful and entertaining tour, the authors debunk widespread ?knowledge? about Chinese culture, society, politics, and economy. Their timely work offers an illuminating window on a rising power we often misunderstand.... more...
- BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2011; US$ 63.73
Hauptbeschreibung Die Mark Brandenburg wurde in ihrer über 850-jährigen Geschichte maßgeblich durch den Adel mitgeprägt. Seit der hochmittelalterlichen Besiedlung wirkten adlige Familien am Landesausbau, an der Herrschaftsbildung und der Verwaltung mit. Als Rittergutsbesitzer verfügten sie nicht nur über die Arbeitskraft und Abgaben ihrer bäuerlichen... more...
- Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 56.30
<P>Hatra is the richest archaeological site in the Parthian Empire known to date and has great potential for a better understanding of this enigmatic empire and its relationship with Rome. After an introduction to this little known site, seventeen contributions written by leading experts in the field provide the reader with the latest insights... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
Though it was penned nearly a century ago, current-day readers will find that Bertrand Russell's insightful critique of China is still surprisingly accurate. The important British philosopher based his arguments on his own extended stay in China, and the resulting analysis of the conflict between traditional culture and the rise of capitalism in... more...
- Rockpool Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99
Christine Li , MD, studied sinology and medicine before spending five years studying traditional Chinese medicine in Shanghai and Peking. She works as a doctor and writer in Hong Kong, Hamburg, and Santa Fe. Ulja Krautwald spent several years as a researcher in medical sociology. For many years she has worked in the field of Far Eastern healing... more...
- Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 39.99
The civil war in China that ended in the 1949 victory of Mao Zedong?s Communist forces was a major blow to US interests in the Far East and led to heated recriminations about how China was "lost." Despite their significance, there have been few studies in English of the war's major campaigns. The Liao-Shen Campaign was the final act in the struggle... more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 32.81
Hauptbeschreibung Während China 1978 als Tourismusziel nahezu unbekannt war, ist das Land heute zur weltweit viertbedeutendsten touristischen Destination aufgestiegen. Um für Touristen weiterhin als Anziehungspunkt zu wirken, gilt es China als Reiseland attraktiv zu gestalten. Ausschlaggebend für eine erfolgreiche Umsetzung kann ein gezieltes Tourismusmarketing... more...