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A Death in China

A Death in China
  • Author : Carl Hiaasen,Bill Montalbano
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-12-28
  • Total pages :282
  • ISBN : 1453210717
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Summary : An American investigates a murder amid the secrecy and corruption of China in this crime thriller from the New York Times–bestselling author of Razor Girl. Art history professor Tom Stratton hasn’t seen his former mentor David Wang for years—until they unexpectedly run into each other while Stratton is on a guided tour of China. But the reunion doesn’t last long. After Wang is found dead—and the American embassy fumbles the investigation—Stratton sets out to solve the mystery of the killing on his own. Before long, he’s tangled in a web of corruption that reaches the highest seats of power. Beset by the suffocating secrecy and subterfuge of communist China, Stratton must find his friend’s murderer—before the fury of a brutal conspiracy closes in on him. Along with Powder Burn and Trap Line, this international mystery is one of the early suspense thrillers written by Carl Hiaasen and Bill Montalbano, a writing team praised for their “fine flair for characters and settings” (Library Journal).

Death by China

Death by China
  • Author : Peter Navarro,Greg Autry
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-05-05
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 9780132367059
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Summary : The world's most populous nation and soon-to-be largest economy is rapidly turning into the planet's most efficient assassin. Unscrupulous Chinese entrepreneurs are flooding world markets with lethal products. China's perverse form of capitalism combines illegal mercantilist and protectionist weapons to pick off American industries, job by job. China's emboldened military is racing towards head-on confrontation with the U.S. Meanwhile, America's executives, politicians, and even academics remain silent about the looming threat. Now, best-selling author and noted economist Peter Navarro meticulously exposes every form of "Death by China," drawing on the latest trends and events to show a relationship spiraling out of control. Death by China reveals how thousands of Chinese cyber dissidents are being imprisoned in "Google Gulags"; how Chinese hackers are escalating coordinated cyberattacks on U.S. defense and America's key businesses; how China's undervalued currency is damaging the U.S., Europe, and the global recovery; why American companies are discovering that the risks of operating in China are even worse than they imagined; how China is promoting nuclear proliferation in its pursuit of oil; and how the media distorts the China story--including a "Hall of Shame" of America's worst China apologists. This book doesn't just catalogue China's abuses: It presents a call to action and a survival guide for a critical juncture in America's history--and the world's. Publisher's note - in this book various quotes and viewpoints are attributed to a 'Ron Vara'. Ron Vara is not an actual person, but rather an alias created by Peter Navarro in order to present his views and opinions.

Canton Days

Canton Days
  • Author : John M. Carroll
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-02-28
  • Total pages :358
  • ISBN : 1538136309
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Summary : Canton Days offers the first comprehensive history of the British community in China from the mid-1700s to the end of the Opium War in 1842. During that period, Britons and other Westerners in China were restricted to trading and living in a tiny section of the city of Canton and the small Portuguese territory of Macao. At Canton, trade between China and the West was conducted through a group of Chinese merchant houses specially licensed by the Qing government. British encounters with China in this period have been seen mainly as a prelude to war, and Britons in China usually have been characterized as single-minded traders determined to open the Middle Kingdom by any means or missionaries bent on converting the Chinese “heathen” to Christianity. John M. Carroll challenges common assumptions about the British presence in China as he traces the lives and times of the expatriates at the heart of this vital center of trade and exchange. The author draws on a rich trove of archival sources to bring Canton and its leading figures to life, concluding with the deaths of three Britons, each revealing British concerns and anxieties about being in China. Written in a clear and lively style, his book will appeal to all readers interested in British imperial history, early modern Chinese history, and the worlds of expatriate and sojourning communities.

Death Ritual in Late Imperial and Modern China

Death Ritual in Late Imperial and Modern China
  • Author : James L. Watson,Evelyn S. Rawski
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1990-11
  • Total pages :334
  • ISBN : 9780520071292
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Summary : During the late imperial era (1500-1911), China, though divided by ethnic, linguistic, and regional differences at least as great as those prevailing in Europe, enjoyed a remarkable solidarity. What held Chinese society together for so many centuries? Some scholars have pointed to the institutional control over the written word as instrumental in promoting cultural homogenization; others, the manipulation of the performing arts. This volume, comprised of essays by both anthropologists and historians, furthers this important discussion by examining the role of death rituals in the unification of Chinese culture.

A Death in the Lucky Holiday Hotel

A Death in the Lucky Holiday Hotel
  • Author : Pin He,Pin Ho,Wenguang Huang
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-04-02
  • Total pages :334
  • ISBN : 1610392736
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Summary : Documents the scandalous corruption of the Bo Xilai family while offering insight into its implications at the height of a transformational power shift in China, drawing on high-level sources and insider information to cover such topics as the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood, Bo's celebrity lovers and the trial of his wife.

Life and Death in Shanghai

Life and Death in Shanghai
  • Author : Cheng Nien
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-12-14
  • Total pages :560
  • ISBN : 0802196152
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Summary : The national-bestselling memoir of a woman’s resistance and struggles in Communist China—“an absorbing story of resourcefulness and courage” (The New York Times). A NEW YORK TIMES BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR In August 1966, a group of Red Guards ransacked the home of Nien Cheng. Her background made her an obvious target for the fanatics of the Cultural Revolution: educated in London, the widow of an official of Chiang Kai-shek’s regime, and an employee of Shell Oil. When she refused to confess that any of this made he an enemy of the state, she was placed in solitary confinement, where she would remain for more than six years. Life and Death in Shanghai recounts the story of Nien Cheng’s imprisonment—a time of extreme deprivation which she met with heroic resistance—as well as her quest for justice when she was released. It is also the story of a country torn apart by Mao Tse-tung’s vicious campaign to topple party moderates. An incisive, personal account of a terrifying chapter in twentieth-century history, Life and Death in Shanghai is also an astounding portrait of one woman’s courage.

The Death Penalty in China

The Death Penalty in China
  • Author : Bin Liang,Hong Lu
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-12-01
  • Total pages :384
  • ISBN : 0231540817
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Summary : Featuring experts from Europe, Australia, Japan, China, and the United States, this collection of essays follows changes in the theory and policy of China's death penalty from the Mao era (1949–1979) through the Deng era (1980–1997) up to the present day. Using empirical data, such as capital offender and offense profiles, temporal and regional variations in capital punishment, and the impact of social media on public opinion and reform, contributors relay both the character of China's death penalty practices and the incremental changes that indicate reform. They then compare the Chinese experience to other countries throughout Asia and the world, showing how change can be implemented even within a non-democratic and rigid political system, but also the dangers of promoting policies that society may not be ready to embrace.

Death by Default

Death by Default
  • Author : Human Rights Watch. Asia,Robin Munro,Asia,Human Rights Watch, Asia Staff,Human Rights Watch/Asia
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1996
  • Total pages :394
  • ISBN : 9781564321633
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Summary : - A New Order

Death in Beijing

Death in Beijing
  • Author : Daniel Asen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-07-28
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 1107126061
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Summary : An innovative exploration of China's modern transformation through the history of homicide investigation and forensic science in Republican Beijing. Daniel Asen examines the process through which imperial China's tradition of forensic science came to serve the needs of a changing state and society under dramatically new circumstances.

Death in Ancient China

Death in Ancient China
  • Author : Constance Cook
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006-06-30
  • Total pages :302
  • ISBN : 9047410637
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Summary : This richly illustrated book provides a glimpse into the belief system and the material wealth of the social elite in pre-Imperial China through a close analysis of tomb contents and excavated bamboo texts.

Chinese Ideas of Life and Death

Chinese Ideas of Life and Death
  • Author : Michael Loewe
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-09-03
  • Total pages :234
  • ISBN : 0429850816
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Summary : Many of the basic characteristics of Imperial China took shape during the Han period (202 BC-AD 220). This book, first published in 1982, is a key contribution to our understanding of China’s cultural history. It explains the conceptual background of many of the artefacts of China’s past, and calls on the written word of the philosopher, poet and historian, and on cultural treasures revealed by archaeologists.

Between Birth and Death

Between Birth and Death
  • Author : Michelle T. King
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-01-08
  • Total pages :264
  • ISBN : 0804788936
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Summary : Female infanticide is a social practice often closely associated with Chinese culture. Journalists, social scientists, and historians alike emphasize that it is a result of the persistence of son preference, from China's ancient past to its modern present. Yet how is it that the killing of newborn daughters has come to be so intimately associated with Chinese culture? Between Birth and Death locates a significant historical shift in the representation of female infanticide during the nineteenth century. It was during these years that the practice transformed from a moral and deeply local issue affecting communities into an emblematic cultural marker of a backwards Chinese civilization, requiring the scientific, religious, and political attention of the West. Using a wide array of Chinese, French and English primary sources, the book takes readers on an unusual historical journey, presenting the varied perspectives of those concerned with the fate of an unwanted Chinese daughter: a late imperial Chinese mother in the immediate moments following birth, a male Chinese philanthropist dedicated to rectifying moral behavior in his community, Western Sinological experts preoccupied with determining the comparative prevalence of the practice, Catholic missionaries and schoolchildren intent on saving the souls of heathen Chinese children, and turn-of-the-century reformers grappling with the problem as a challenge for an emerging nation.

Death in Ancient China

Death in Ancient China
  • Author : Constance Cook
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006-06-30
  • Total pages :302
  • ISBN : 9047410637
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Summary : This richly illustrated book provides a glimpse into the belief system and the material wealth of the social elite in pre-Imperial China through a close analysis of tomb contents and excavated bamboo texts.

Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out

Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out
  • Author : Mo Yan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-07
  • Total pages :552
  • ISBN : 1611454271
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Summary : Stripped of his possessions and executed as a result of Mao's Land Reform Movement in 1948, benevolent landowner Ximen Nao finds himself endlessly tortured in Hell before he is systematically reborn on Earth as each of the animals in the Chinese zodiac.

The Kingdom of Women

The Kingdom of Women
  • Author : Choo WaiHong
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-05-05
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 9780755600953
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Summary : In a mist-shrouded valley on China's invisible border with Tibet is a place known as the "Kingdom of Women," where a small tribe called the Mosuo lives in a cluster of villages that have changed little in centuries. In a mist-shrouded valley on China's invisible border with Tibet is a place known as the "Kingdom of Women," where a small tribe called the Mosuo lives in a cluster of villages that have changed little in centuries. This is one of the last matrilineal societies on earth, where power lies in the hands of women. All decisions and rights related to money, property, land and the children born to them rest with the Mosuo women, who live completely independently of husbands, fathers and brothers, with the grandmother as the head of each family. A unique practice is also enshrined in Mosuo tradition--that of "walking marriage," where women choose their own lovers from men within the tribe but are beholden to none.

Mortality in Traditional Chinese Thought

Mortality in Traditional Chinese Thought
  • Author : Amy Olberding
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-01-02
  • Total pages :323
  • ISBN : 1438435649
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Summary : A wide-ranging exploration of traditional Chinese views of mortality.

Death Rituals and Politics in Northern Song China

Death Rituals and Politics in Northern Song China
  • Author : Mihwa Choi
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017
  • Total pages :232
  • ISBN : 019045976X
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Summary : This study examines how political and legal disputes regarding the performance of death rituals contributed to an 11th-century revival of Confucianism in Northern Song China. Under Emperor Renzong (r. 1022-1063), court officials came to a consensus that the Confucian tradition was the sole legitimate source for imperial rituals, and thus put an end to the controversial civil program of honoring the royal ancestors with the Daoist liturgy. New legislation on the legal obligation of civil officers to observe the three-year period of mourning gave rise to frequent allegations of ritual violation, which in turn necessitated further studies of the classical ritual texts, the passing of additional laws, and the writing of new ritual manuals. Amid fierce factional divisions, a group of scholar-officials led by Sima Guang envisioned a statecraft that would lend more power to the bureaucracy, and provoked a series of political disputes with their criticism of the emperor's ritual violations. This group advocated the moral reformation of society. They believed in the canonical rituals' capacity to bring hierarchical social order, and waged campaigns against Buddhist and Daoist rituals, challenging their alleged capacity to ensure the well-being of the deceased in the world -beyond. Despite their efforts, funerary and burial practices would continue to be sites of contestation between ritual agents and their differing notions about life after death as well as for ritual preferences linked to their social status, political visions, and religious belief.

Chinese American Death Rituals

Chinese American Death Rituals
  • Author : Sue Fawn Chung,Priscilla Wegars
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2005
  • Total pages :307
  • ISBN : 9780759107342
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Summary : Chinese American Death Rituals examines Chinese American funerary rituals and cemeteries from the late nineteenth century until the present in order to understand the importance of Chinese funerary rites and their transformation through time. The authors in this volume discuss the meaning of funerary rituals and their normative dimension and the social practices that have been influenced by tradition. Shaped by individual beliefs, customs, religion, and environment, Chinese Americans have resolved the tensions between assimilation into the mainstream culture and their strong Chinese heritage in a variety of ways. Visit our website for sample chapters!

State and Court Ritual in China

State and Court Ritual in China
  • Author : McDermott, Joseph Peter McDermott,Joseph P. McDermott,Faculty Of Oriental Studies
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1999-09-16
  • Total pages :446
  • ISBN : 9780521621571
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Summary : This broad-ranging examination of Chinese state and court ritual from 1000 BC to AD 1750 represents the first modern account of the subject in any language. The essays, written by some of the most distinguished scholars in the field, demonstrate how and why ritual has played such a fundamental and often controversial role in the practice of Chinese politics. The book will be of interest to students of Chinese history and religion, as well as those seeking to understand the legacy of that history in the context of modern China.

Powder Burn

Powder Burn
  • Author : Carl Hiaasen,Bill Montalbano
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-12-28
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 1453210636
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Summary : A Miami hit-and-run witness winds up as bait for drug smugglers—in an “explosive” novel cowritten by the New York Times–bestselling author of Bad Monkey (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution). Chris Meadows’s charmed life as an up-and-coming architect in Coconut Grove has kept him far removed from Miami’s bloody drug trade. But his comfortable existence comes crashing down around him when Chris witnesses the hit-and-run death of an ex-girlfriend by a car full of drug smuggling gangsters. Now caught up in southern Florida’s brutal underground cocaine war, Meadows is in a fight for his life—to evade not only the hit men seeking to silence him, but also the crooked Miami cops who would rather exploit than protect him. This is the very first suspense thriller written by the New York Times–bestselling author of Razor Girl and Sick Puppy and Bill Montalbano, a writing team praised for its “fine flair for characters and settings” (Library Journal). Those who enjoy Hiaasen’s other Florida thrillers, the Doc Ford novels by Randy Wayne White, or Netflix’s Narcos will want to discover these early crime fiction gems.

Death Notice

Death Notice
  • Author : Zhou Haohui
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-06-14
  • Total pages :384
  • ISBN : 1786699397
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Summary : A SUNDAY TIMES CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR. 'Serial killers turn up all the time in crime fiction, but few are as patient or as devious as the murderer in Zhou Haohui's Death Notice. This extraordinary novel is the first in a trilogy, and it is already China's bestselling crime series to date' Sunday Times. THE LAW IS WEAK For nearly two decades an unsolved double homicide has haunted Sergeant Zheng Haoming of the Chengdu Police Department. I OFFER REAL JUSTICE Now it looks as if the long-dormant killer has resurfaced, taunting law enforcement with 'death notices' proclaiming their next victim and the date of 'execution'. Perhaps modern police techniques – criminal profiling, online surveillance, SWAT teams – can catch a killer who previously evaded justice? Or perhaps this killer is more than a match for the Chengdu Police Department. ONE SENTENCE: DEATH Death Notice is a Chinese crime-writing phenomenon, a high-octane, high-concept cat-and-mouse thriller that adds an exhilarating new gear to the police procedural.