Описание: The truth of Chan Buddhism - better known as "Zen" - is regularly said to be beyond language, and yet Chan authors - medieval and modern - produced an enormous quantity of literature over the centuries. To make sense of this paradox, this book explores several genres of Chan literature that appeared during the Tang and Song dynasties (c 600-1300).
Автор: Fuller Douglas B. Название: Paper Tigers, Hidden Dragons ISBN: 0198777205 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780198777205 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 7078 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This book provides an in-depth study of China`s information technology (IT) industry and policy over the last 15 years. It draws a connection between China`s financial system and technological development outcomes.
Автор: Mathur Название: Paper Tiger ISBN: 1107106974 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781107106970 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 7597 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A big cat overthrows the Indian state and establishes a reign of terror over the residents of a Himalayan town. A welfare legislation aimed at providing employment and commanding a huge budget becomes 'unimplementable' in a region bedeviled by high levels of poverty and unemployment. Paper Tiger provides a lively ethnographic account of how such seemingly bizarre scenarios come to be in contemporary India. Based on eighteen months of intensive fieldwork, this book presents a unique explanation for why and how progressive laws can do what they do and not, ever-so-often, what they are supposed to do. It reveals the double-edged effects of the reforms that have been ushered in by the post-liberalization Indian state, particularly the effort to render itself more transparent and accountable. Through a meticulous detailing of everyday bureaucratic life on the Himalayan borderland, Paper Tiger makes an argument for shifting the very frames of thought through which we apprehend the workings of the developmental Indian state.
Автор: Niall Ferguson Название: Paper and Iron ISBN: 0521894220 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521894227 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 3954 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Few economic events have had a more profound or enduring impact than the German hyperinflation of 1923, still remembered popularly as a root cause of Hitler’s rise to power. Yet many historians have argued that inflationary policies were, on balance, advantageous to post-1918 Germany, both boosting growth and helping to reduce reparations. The scholarly consensus is that there was no viable alternative to inflation. In Paper and Iron Niall Ferguson takes a different view. He argues that inflation was indeed an economic and political disaster, and further that there were alternative economic policies which could have stabilised the German currency in 1920. To explain why these were not adopted he points to long-term defects in the political institutions of the Reich which went back as far as the 1890s and which persisted beyond 1918. The book therefore reveals the Wilhelmine origins of Weimar’s failure, as well as casting light on the origins of the Third Reich.
Описание: Although Emily Buchanan had a highly successful career in broadcasting and a loving husband there was something missing from her life: she desperately wanted children. After the trauma of three miscarriages, Emily and her husband Gerald were forced to accept the knowledge that they would not be able to have children of their own and decided to look into adoption. Their desire to have a very young baby led them to consider an adoption from abroad. As a journalist Emily knew only too well the sad plight of many children in the world trafficked to desperate couples and determined that her child had to come from a country where adoption was properly regulated. In this touching story Emily describes their first meeting with Jade Lin, who had been left on the steps of an orphanage in a small town in Inner Mongolia just after she had been born. Unlike many of the thousands of less fortunate babies abandoned each year in China, Jade Lin had been placed with a foster family before being approved for adoption and allocated to a family. It was love at first sight for Emily and Gerald, but they still had obstacles of language and culture to cross, as well as dealing with the reaction of friends and family back at home. This diary tells in vivid detail the highs and lows of Emily's journey to motherhood. "extraordinarily brave and honest, and written with great clarity. I can't remember reading anything on the subject that was as open,... or done with as much dignity. ...neither of us could puit it down, and we were both very moved by it. John Simpson "A delightful and candid account of a quest for much wanted children." Kate Adie "A factual and honest account of a mother's journey in adopting two daughters from China." Adeline Yen Mah
Описание: China’s explosive transformation from a planned economy to a more market-oriented one over the past three decades owes much to the charismatic reformer Zhu Rongji. As China’s premier from 1998 to 2003, Zhu displayed a pragmatism and strong work ethic that have been key forces in China’s drive to greater modernization and global stature.During this time, Zhu embarked on a plan to reduce the size of government and reform the heavily indebted banking system and state-owned enterprises as well as to overhaul the housing and health care systems. His sweeping efforts ranged from lobbying for the establishment of stock exchanges to revitalizing agriculture through the introduction of a modern grain market. The ramifications of these reforms are still being felt throughout China and the globe, and The Road to Reformprovides a real-time look at these plans as they were being formulated during the 1990s to the early 2000s.The second of a two-volume collection containing more than 100 speeches and personal papers by Zhu, this volume is a revealing and insightful look at Zhu’s thinking and will lead to greater understanding of one of the world’s two largest economic powers.
Описание: At the height of their power in the late eleventh century, the Chaco Anasazi dominated a territory in the American Southwest larger than any European principality of the time. Developed over the course of centuries and thriving for over two hundred years, the Chacoans’ society collapsed dramatically in the twelfth century in a mere forty years.David E. Stuart incorporates extensive new research findings through ground breaking archaeology to explore the rise and fall of the Chaco Anasazi and how it parallels patterns throughout modern societies in this new edition. Adding new research findings on caloric flows in prehistoric times and investigating the evolutionary dynamics induced by these forces as well as exploring the consequences of an increasingly detached central Chacoan decision-making structure, Stuart argues that Chaco’s failure was a failure to adapt to the consequences of rapid growth—including problems with the misuse of farmland, malnutrition, loss of community, and inability to deal with climatic catastrophe.Have modern societies learned from the experience and fate of the Chaco Anasazi, or are we risking a similar cultural collapse?
Описание: The New Silk Road Diplomacy traces how China, faced with internal and external challenges to its authority following the collapse of the Soviet Union, constructed a gradualist approach to Central Asia that prioritized multilateral diplomacy.
Автор: Simpfendorfer Ben Название: New Silk Road - Revised and Updated ISBN: 023028485X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780230284852 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 2524 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The rise of the Arab world and China are part of the same story, once trading partners via the Silk Road. This is a fully revised and updated account of how China is spurring growth in the Arab world, taking into account new developments that have taken place since the first edition.
Описание: China's explosive transformation from a planned economy to a more market-oriented one over the past three decades owes much to the charismatic reformer Zhu Rongji. His pragmatism and strong work ethic have been key forces in China's drive to greater modernization and global stature. He served as the mayor and party chief in Shanghai from 1987 to 1991, as vice premier of China from 1991 to 1998, and then as premier until 2003. This monumental collection brings together, for the first time in English, over one hundred important speeches, articles, letters, and instructions written during his term as vice premier, when he had major responsibility for fulfilling Deng Xiaoping's vision and setting China on a new and fruitful course. During this time, Zhu embarked on a plan to reduce the size of government and reform the heavily indebted banking system and state-owned enterprises as well as the housing and health care systems. His sweeping efforts ranged from lobbying for the establishment of stock exchanges to revitalizing agriculture through the introduction of a modern grain market. The ramifications of these reforms are still being felt throughout China and the globe, and Zhu Rongji on the Record provides a real-time look at these plans as they were being formulated during the 1990s. These pages also reflect the forthright personality that gained great popularity with the Chinese public. Zhu vows to speak the truth and avoid “empty talk”, as he tells his compatriots. “We must tackle [reform] with both hands, and both hands must be strong”. To this end, he provides lists of “musts” and “mustn'ts” that will ensure a “soft landing” during China's transition and calls for swift and resolute action, both in reform and in fighting corruption. In addition to revealing the evolution of Zhu's thinking and demonstrating how he helped transform the world's most populous nation, this book provides insight into the course of China's economic reform from the 1990s through the first part of the twenty-first century - a period of time that is key to the global order today.Publication of this English edition of Zhu Rongji on the Record will be an important milestone in Sino-U.S. cultural exchange and a significant contribution to greater understanding between the world's two largest economic powers.
This book studies China's Belt and Road Initiatives and the country's neighboring diplomacy. The Belt and Road Initiatives proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013 consist of two main components, the land-based 'Silk Road Economic Belt' and ocean-going 'Maritime Silk Road'. China has implemented the initiatives by establishing Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and Silk Road Fund. This book focuses on analysis of the initiatives and the responses from the major powers, neighboring countries and regions.The book consists of four parts: the Overview; The Belt and Road Initiatives and Big Powers; The Belt and Road Initiative and Regions; The Belt and Road Initiative and Hot Issues. The Overview explicates the strategic orientations, connotations and approaches of implementation of the initiatives from a theoretical perspective. The second part analyzes the Asia-Pacific strategies of four great powers, namely the United States, Russia, Japan and India, their relations with China and responses to the initiative. The third part discusses the Belt and Road Initiatives and four regions, namely Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Central Asia. It evaluates their attitudes and responses towards the Belt and Road Initiatives, strategic docking and major challenges in this regard. The fourth part touches upon the initiatives and current hot issues including non-traditional security, the South China Sea dispute, and venture analysis on investment environment renovation.
Описание: Faced with unprecedented socioeconomic changes, China has increasingly embraced collaborative governance (CG), the sharing of power and discretion between and within public, private, and nonprofit sectors for public purposes. This book analyzes new areas of CG development such as environmental protection, disaster response, and infrastructure.
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