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Chinese Aerospace Power

by Goldstein Lyle J Andew S. Erickson

China's aircraft carrier program is making major waves well before the first ship has been completed. Undoubtedly, this development heralds a new era in Chinese national security policy. While the present volume presents substantial new insight on that particular question, its focus is decidedly broader in scope. Chinese Aerospace Power offers a comprehensive survey of Chinese aerospace developments, with a focus on areas of potential strategic significance previously unexplored in Western scholarship. The book also links these developments to the vast maritime battlespace of the Asia-Pacific region and highlights the consequent implications for the U.S. military, particularly the U.S. Navy.

Chinese American Voices: From the Gold Rush to the Present

by Judy Yung Gordon H. Chang Him Mark Lai

Described by others as quaint and exotic, or as depraved and threatening, and, more recently, as successful and exemplary, the Chinese in America have rarely been asked to describe themselves in their own words. This superb anthology, a diverse and illuminating collection of primary documents and stories by Chinese Americans, provides an intimate and textured history of the Chinese in America from their arrival during the California Gold Rush to the present. Among the documents are letters, speeches, testimonies, oral histories, personal memoirs, poems, essays, and folksongs; many have never been published before or have been translated into English for the first time. They bring to life the diverse voices of immigrants and American-born; laborers, merchants, and professionals; ministers and students; housewives and prostitutes; and community leaders and activists. Together, they provide insight into immigration, work, family and social life, and the longstanding fight for equality and inclusion. Featuring photographs and extensive introductions to the documents written by three leading Chinese American scholars, this compelling volume offers a panoramic perspective on the Chinese American experience and opens new vistas on American social, cultural, and political history.

The Chinese Assassin

by Anthony Grey

An English Sinilogist is drawn into a web of intrigue when five years after a plane crash in Mongolia, a Chinese defector states he survived the crash, and on board was the Chinese defense minister, who was fleeing Mao and defecting to Russia - the survivor states Lin Pio was murdered and the plane crash used to cover his murder up, a riveting thriller.

Chinese Astrology

by Sabrina Liao

From the creator of one of the most popular Chinese astrology Web sites worldwide comes a hip, new take on this ancient subject. With an easy-to-use guide, readers can learn the history of Chinese astrology, their corresponding animal sign based on the lunar cycle, discover personality traits, and more.

The Chinese Bandit

by Stephen Becker

An ex-marine on the run for his life brawls his way across post-World War II China in this rip-roaring adventure storyThat summer they hanged a fat man at the Western gate as a warning and example to all. Kao was a traitor, a thief, a pimp, a black marketeer--and Jake Dodds's partner. So what if he traded stolen military supplies with the Japanese, Jake wants to know. He never cheated me. But 1947 Peking is a savage, cutthroat city, and the United States Marine Corps sergeant is too busy saving his own skin to put up a fight over Kao's fate. Jake served his country with honor in World War II, but when he knocks an American brigadier general through a barroom window, no amount of battlefield scars or combat medals will save him from prison. So he sets out across the Gobi Desert with a caravan of Kao's illicit goods--and plunges into a world of violence and treachery that will take every ounce of his strength and intelligence to survive. Pursued by Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist Army and a bandit chieftain named Tiger's Assistant Demon, Jake disappears into the mountains--but the chaos of postwar China is inescapable, and "peace" has never been a part of this two-fisted adventurer's vocabulary. The Chinese Bandit is the 1st book in the Far East Trilogy, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

A Chinese Bestiary: Strange Creatures from the Guideways Through Mountains and Seas

by Richard E. Strassberg

The Guideways through Mountains and Seas (Shanhaijing) is a unique and enduring record of a wide range of beliefs held by the ancient Chinese about their world, encompassing religion, mythology, geography, flora, fauna, minerals, and medicine. An encyclopedic cosmography mostly compiled from the Warring States period to the Western Han dynasty (c. 4th--c. 1st cent. B.C.E.), it has been repeatedly hand-copied, reprinted, and re-edited through the centuries into our own time. Since the nineteenth century, it has also attracted the attention of foreign scholars and in recent years has been translated into at least five different languages.

Chinese-British Intermarriage

by Yang Hu

Exploring how people negotiate and reconcile, construct and re-construct their distinctive gender and ethnic identities in a cross-cultural context, Hu examines what happens when two distinct cultures meet at the intimate interface of marriage and family. Chinese-British Intermarriage reveals how gender and ethnic identities intersect in distinctive ways in shaping the lived experiences of intermarried couples. Through the kaleidoscope of first-generation Chinese-British inter-ethnic families in the UK, the book brings together family, gender, migration and ethnic studies, reflecting on ongoing social processes such as individualisation and globalisation.

Chinese Brush Painting

by Susan Self Caroline Self

Chinese ink painting is an offshoot of calligraphy and is a beautiful and reflective art that's been revered in China for centuries. A wonderfully creative tool, this book is an excellent way for newcomers to experience this ancient art form.Traditional black-and-white Chinese ink painting elements, along with the tradition's essentials--such as the quality and variety of the tools and accessories used in its practice are all covered. The Art of Chinese Brush Painting encourages readers to be mindful of the principles of composition and perspective, and introduces specific techniques for several different elements, including Chinese Zodiac animals and landscapes.

Chinese Brush Painting

by Caroline Self Susan Self

Chinese ink painting is an offshoot of calligraphy and is a beautiful and reflective art that's been revered in China for centuries. A wonderfully creative tool, this book is an excellent way for newcomers to experience this ancient art form.Traditional black-and-white Chinese ink painting elements, along with the tradition's essentials--such as the quality and variety of the tools and accessories used in its practice are all covered. The Art of Chinese Brush Painting encourages readers to be mindful of the principles of composition and perspective, and introduces specific techniques for several different elements, including Chinese Zodiac animals and landscapes.

Chinese Business Etiquette

by Stefan H. Verstappen

A unique, insider's pocket reference on common business and social protocols for traveling and doing business in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Also ideal for those responsible for greeting and hosting visitors from China.Stefan H. Verstappen's books and bio are at www.chinastrategies.com.

Chinese Business Etiquette: A Guide to Protocol, Manners, and Culture in the People's Republic of China

by Scott D. Seligman

East-West business is booming as never before, as thousands of Americans flock to China to seize explosive opportunities. But knowing the right etiquette and right protocol--and being aware of cultural differences--is a must. Now an expert with a quarter-century's experience in dealing with the Chinese gives you the complete, up-to-date, and commonsense savvy you need.

Chinese Calligraphy

by Chiang Yee

This is the classic introduction to Chinese calligraphy. In nine richly illustrated chapters Chiang Yee explores the aesthetics and the technique of this art in which rhythm, line, and structure are perfectly embodied. He measures the slow change from pictograph to stroke to the style and shape of written characters by the great calligraphers. Speech and writing are two organs of the same human impulse--the conveyance of thought: the one operating through hearing, the other through sight; the one by sound from mouth to ear, the other by form or image from hand to eye. But each can do something besides convey thought. Spoken words can be so arranged as to discharge aesthetic "musical" significances, as in much Western poetry. Written words can be formed to liberate visual beauties; and it is these which form the subject of this book. In addition to aesthetic considerations, the text deals with such more practical subjects as the origin and construction of the Chinese characters, styles, technique, strokes, composition, training, and the relations between calligraphy and other forms of Chinese art. For the third edition the author has added two new chapters: "Calligraphy and Painting" discusses the dependence of Chinese painting on calligraphic training and techniques; "Aesthetic Principles" explores the fundamental concepts underlying every Chinese art form. Chinese Calligraphy is a superb appreciation of beauty in the movement of strokes and in the patterns of structure--and an inspiration to amateurs as well as professionals interested in the decorative arts.

Chinese Carpets and Rugs

by Adolf Hackmack

First published in the famous rug-making city of Tientsin more than fifty years ago in a limited edition, the book has unjustly been out of print for far too long. It has been the object of eager and futile search by many collectors, and its reappearance here in a faithful photographic reprint is certain to be welcomed by all discerning students of carpet weaving in one of its most famous and delightful forms. The book presents valuable essays on the development of carpet weaving, the colors of Chinese carpets, and the weaving process. The enduring worth of this book is proved by its continuing high reputation among collectors.

Chinese Carpets and Rugs

by Adolf Hackmack

First published in the famous rug-making city of Tientsin more than fifty years ago in a limited edition, the book has unjustly been out of print for far too long. It has been the object of eager and futile search by many collectors, and its reappearance here in a faithful photographic reprint is certain to be welcomed by all discerning students of carpet weaving in one of its most famous and delightful forms. The book presents valuable essays on the development of carpet weaving, the colors of Chinese carpets, and the weaving process. The enduring worth of this book is proved by its continuing high reputation among collectors.

A Chinese Character A Day Volume 1: Simplified Character Edition

by Philip Yungkin Lee

Although more people are studying the Chinese language than ever before, others are still wary of starting because they believe, "it's too difficult." But A Chinese Character A Day, Volume 1 will show beginner students that learning Mandarin Chinese characters is highly manageable when absorbed in small doses.<P><P> It will help intermediate and advanced Chinese learners review and improve upon their past studies and practice written Chinese every day. Chinese characters (hanzi) are fascinating pictographic symbols that each have a specific meaning. After a few weeks of gradual progress your ability to read Chinese, write Chinese and pronounce Chinese will grow tremendously. <P><P> This calendar like desk companion starts with the most basic Chinese characters and builds upon itself, one day at a time. For easy reference and review, a booklet listing the 365 Chinese characters is included.

A Chinese Character A Day Volume 2

by Philip Yungkin Lee

This calendar-like practice pad allows you to effectively practice Chinese characters and learn a year's wroth of characters in just minutes a day. Although more people are studying the Chinese language than ever before, others are still wary of starting because they believe, "it's too difficult. " But A Chinese Character A Day, Volume 2 will show beginner-intermediate students that learning Mandarin Chinese characters is highly manageable when absorbed in small doses. It will help intermediate and advanced Chinese learners review and improve upon their past studies and practice written Chinese every day. Chinese characters (hanzi) are fascinating pictographic symbols that each have a specific meaning. After a few weeks of gradual progress your ability to read Chinese, write Chinese and pronounce Chinese will grow tremendously. This calendar like desk companion starts with the most basic Chinese characters and builds upon itself, one day at a time. For easy reference and review, a booklet listing the 365 Chinese characters is included. Each of the 365 pages contain these six components: The featured Chinese character. The English meaning. The pronunciation written in romanized Chinese (hanyu pinyin). Related compounds with their meanings and pronunciations. Stroke-order diagrams. 28 practice squares. To get started with A Chinese Character a Day, turn to Day One and begin by studying the character, its readings, meanings and sample compounds. Then tear off the sheet and, using the stroke-order guide, practice writing the character in the spaces provided. In a matter of days you'll be on your way to reading and writing Chinese with ease!

Chinese Characters

by Pankaj Mishra Jeffrey Wasserstrom Angilee Shah

An artist paints landscapes of faraway places that she cannot identify in order to find her place in the global economy. A migrant worker sorts recyclables and thinks deeply about the soul of his country, while a Taoist mystic struggles to keep his traditions alive. An entrepreneur capitalizes on a growing car culture by trying to convince people not to buy cars. And a 90-year-old woman remembers how the oldest neighborhoods of her city used to be. These are the exciting and saddening, humorous and confusing stories of utterly ordinary people who are living through China's extraordinary transformations. The immense variety in the lives of these Chinese characters dispels any lingering sense that China has a monolithic population or is just a place where dissidents fight Communist Party loyalists and laborers create goods for millionaires. Chinese Characters is a collection, as Pankaj Mishra writes in his foreword, "to herald a new golden age of journalism about a ceaselessly fascinating country." Contributors include a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, a Macarthur Fellow, the China correspondent to a major Indian newspaper, and scholars whose depth of understanding is matched only by the humanity with which they treat their subjects. Their stories together create a multi-faceted portrait of a country in motion and an introduction to some of the best writing on China today. With contributions from: Alec Ash James Carter Leslie T. Chang Xujun Eberlein Harriet Evans Anna Greenspan Peter Hessler Ian Johnson Ananth Krishnan Christina Larson Michelle Dammon Loyalka James Millward Evan Osnos Jeffrey Prescott Megan Shank

Chinese Chess

by H. T. Lau

The game of Chinese Chess (called "Elephant Chess" in China) has been played for centuries, and is one of the most popular board games in the world. In Chinese Chess, author H. T. Lau explains the game' s fundamentals- the rules, the board, and the basic moves and values of pieces-with clear examples and over 170 diagrams. Once he's covered the basics, Lau introduces basic tactics, methods for escaping difficult positions, and cunning strategies for winning. The book also includes eighty mid- and end-game exercises designed to sharpen playing skills, and concludes with two appendixes devoted to the elegantly constructed games found in The Secret Inside the Orange and The Plum -Blossom Meter, two classic seventeenth-century works about Chinese Chess.

Chinese Chess

by H. T. Lau

The game of Chinese Chess (called "Elephant Chess" in China) has been played for centuries, and is one of the most popular board games in the world. In Chinese Chess, author H. T. Lau explains the game' s fundamentals- the rules, the board, and the basic moves and values of pieces-with clear examples and over 170 diagrams. Once he's covered the basics, Lau introduces basic tactics, methods for escaping difficult positions, and cunning strategies for winning. The book also includes eighty mid- and end-game exercises designed to sharpen playing skills, and concludes with two appendixes devoted to the elegantly constructed games found in The Secret Inside the Orange and The Plum -Blossom Meter, two classic seventeenth-century works about Chinese Chess.

Chinese Chi Balls Book

by Ab Williams

Based on the best-selling Book-in-a-Box kits, the Chinese Chi Balls book is the perfect guide to using these portable hand and foot exercisers. Popular with the Chinese since the Ming dynasty, the benefits of these handy and practical spheres are amazing. Simple massage routines and meditations help you to unblock your chi energy, and improve your physical and spiritual health. Playing with the balls is fun--and will make you feel fantastic!

The Chinese Chicken Cookbook

by Eileen Yin-Fei Lo San Yan Wong

In China the chicken represents the phoenix, the mythological bird that rose from its ashes and that symbolizes rebirth and reaffirmation. Because of this deeply held belief, chicken is served at every New Year celebration, every wedding feast, and every birthday dinner. The chicken is honored for its eggs, its meat, and the flavor it provides for stocks and broths. Because of the reverence for this bird, the Chinese prepare chicken in myriad ways. Chicken is steamed, baked, boiled, stir-fried, deep-fried, pan-fried, and roasted. It is served hot, cold, or at room temperature. No part of the chicken is wasted from its bones to its skin to its feet, a Chinese delicacy. Now, renowned Chinese cooking expert Eileen Yin-Fei Lo, who has been called "the Marcella Hazan of Chinese cooking" by The New York Times, brings her love of Chinese cooking and traditional Chinese chicken recipes to American home cooks in The Chinese Chicken Cookbook. The Chinese Chicken Cookbook brings together more than one hundred of the best traditional and modern chicken recipes of China from simple stir-fries to more elaborate celebration dishes. In chapters that pair chicken with noodles and rice and in chapters on soup, preparing chicken in the wok, and cooking it whole, readers will find dozens of delicious, easy-to-prepare delicacies. Recipes such as Two-Sesame Chicken, Hot and Sour Soup, Ginger Noodles with Chicken, Chicken Water Dumplings, Chicken Stir-Fried with Broccoli, Mu Shu Chicken with Bok Bang, Mah-Jongg Chicken, and Asparagus Wrapped in Minced Chicken offer new and flavorful ways to prepare chicken whether you're making a quick weeknight meal or having dinner guests on a Saturday night. Although these recipes use ingredients that home chefs can find in the international section of a well-stocked supermarket or on the Internet, Lo includes the Chinese names for ingredients and recipes, rendered in beautiful Chinese calligraphic characters. Not only decorative, these characters can help you locate unfamiliar ingredients in a Chinese market. The Chinese Chicken Cookbook also has sections on how to select and clean a chicken, a detailed explanation of Chinese ingredients, suggested equipment (including how to properly season a wok), and how to cook a perfect pot of rice. With wonderful family stories from the author's childhood in China, The Chinese Chicken Cookbook is not just a cookbook for your cookbook library, it is a source of culinary inspiration.

Chinese Children's Favorite Stories

by Mingmei Yip

This volume of beloved Chinese stories contains a delightful selection from the rich store of Chinese folklore and legend. Discover the many delightful animal characters as well as Chang-E, the famous Eight Immortals, and Guan Yin, goddess of compassion. Retold for an international audience, the beautifully illustrated stories will give children aged six to ten in other countries a glimpse into both the tradition and culture of China.Other titles in the series include Japanese Children's Favorite Stories: Books One and Two , Balinese Children's Favorite Stories, Filipino Children's Favorite Stories, and Singapore Children's Favorite Stories. Korean Children's Favorite Stories, andFavorite Children's Stories from China and Tibet.

Chinese Children's Favorite Stories

by Mingmei Yip

This volume of beloved Chinese stories contains a delightful selection from the rich store of Chinese folklore and legend. Discover the many delightful animal characters as well as Chang-E, the famous Eight Immortals, and Guan Yin, goddess of compassion. Retold for an international audience, the beautifully illustrated stories will give children aged six to ten in other countries a glimpse into both the tradition and culture of China.Other titles in the series include Japanese Children's Favorite Stories: Books One and Two , Balinese Children's Favorite Stories, Filipino Children's Favorite Stories, and Singapore Children's Favorite Stories. Korean Children's Favorite Stories, andFavorite Children's Stories from China and Tibet.

Chinese Cinderella And The Secret Dragon Society

by Adeline Yen Mah

After her father and stepmother throw her out of their house in Shanghai, China, twelve-year-old Ye Xian U taken in by a martial arts group, the Dragon Society of Wandering Knights, and joins them and her aunt in a mission to help the Americans fight the Japanese.

Chinese Cinderella: The true story of an unwanted daughter

by Adeline Yen Mah

Adeline Yen Mah returns to her roots to tell the story of her painful childhood and her ultimate triumph and courage in the face of despair.

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