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  • The Noodle Maker of Kalimpongby Gyalo Thondup; Anne F Thurston

    PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 27.99

    In December 2010 residents of Kalimpong, a town on the Indian border with Tibet, turned out en masse to welcome the Dalai Lama. It was only then they realized for the first time that the neighbor they knew as the noodle maker of Kalimpong was also the Dalai Lama?s older brother. The Tibetan spiritual leader had come to visit the Gaden Tharpa Choeling... more...

  • The Life and Adventures of Morrison of Chinaby Peter Thompson; Robert Macklin

    Allen & Unwin 2007; US$ 31.81

    The story of an Aussie 'hero' who became one of the most famous and influential journalists of the day, reporting for the London Times on China during the Boxer Rebellion and the fall of the last emperor. more...

  • Rood, oranje of groenby Stefan R. Landsberger

    Amsterdam University Press 2006; US$ 10.50

    Sinds de jaren tachtig is de kritiek op het onderwijs toegenomen. Toch wordt het onderwijs nog steeds gezien als oplossing voor tal van maatschappelijke problemen. Met name in het beroepsonderwijs is de spanning tussen verwachtingen en mogelijkheden tot succes toegenomen. Tegelijkertijd is het geloof in het sturingsvermogen van de centrale overheid... more...

  • The Flying Carpet of Small Miraclesby Hala Jaber

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    The inspiring true story of a prizewinning foreign correspondent longing for a child, two small Iraqi children in need of a mother, and what love and grief can teach us about family and hope. Zahra, age three, and Hawra, only a few months old, were the only survivors of a missile strike in Baghdad in 2003 that killed their parents and five siblings.... more...

  • Lake with No Nameby Diane Wei Liang

    Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 14.00

    Beijing University, 1986. The Communists were in power, but the Harvard of China was a hotbed of intellectual and cultural activity, with political debates and "English Corners" where students eagerly practiced the language among themselves. Nineteen-year-old Wei had known the oppressive days of the Cultural Revolution, having grown up with her parents... more...

  • A Brief History of Iraqby Hala Fattah

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 59.40

    Basic facts, a chronology, a bibliography, and a list of suggested reading make up the appendixes in this invaluable book. Coverage includes: Iraq, the first society The Persian Empire, Alexander the Great, and the Sassanians Iraq under the Umayyad dynasty Iraq under the Abbasid dynasty The Mongol invasion and early Ottoman rule Iraq under the Ottomans... more...

  • 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$ 29.97

    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$ 39.04

    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...