The Last Days Of Old Beijing

Author: Michael Meyer
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802779123
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Journalist Michael Meyer has spent his adult life in China, first in a small village as a Peace Corps volunteer, the last decade in Beijing--where he has witnessed the extraordinary transformation the country has experienced in that time. For the past two years he has been completely immersed in the ancient city, living on one of its famed hutong in a century-old courtyard home he shares with several families, teaching English at a local elementary school--while all around him "progress" closes in as the neighborhood is methodically destroyed to make way for high-rise buildings, shopping malls, and other symbols of modern, urban life. The city, he shows, has been demolished many times before; however, he writes, "the epitaph for Beijing will read: born 1280, died 2008...what emperors, warlords, Japanese invaders, and Communist planners couldn't eradicate, the market economy can." The Last Days of Old Beijing tells the story of this historic city from the inside out-through the eyes of those whose lives are in the balance: the Widow who takes care of Meyer; his students and fellow teachers, the first-ever description of what goes on in a Chinese public school; the local historian who rallies against the government. The tension of preservation vs. modernization--the question of what, in an ancient civilization, counts as heritage, and what happens when a billion people want to live the way Americans do--suffuse Meyer's story.

Losing The New China

Author: Ethan Gutmann
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This book reveals how and why U.S. corporations helped replace the Goddess of Democracy that once stood in Tiananmen Square with the Gods of Mammon and Mars that dominate China today.

When Tigers Fight

Author: Dick Wilson
Editor: Penguin Group USA
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Stories Of Storeys

Author: Gautam Bhatia
Editor: Sage Publications Pvt. Limited
ISBN: 9353280826
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A renowned architect and artist on how public architecture in our cities has lost contact with the lives of the common people. Behind the seemingly ordinary life of a practising architect lies a whole host of non-professional impulses that give shape to buildings. Stories of Storeys: Art, Architecture and the City is about these impulses and conditions—social, literate, personal and political—which are expressed, but often ignored in architecture. Bhatia looks at the ordinary, physical, visible and tactile involvement of our urban environment and the way it affects, communicates with, or influences us. An all-inclusive sociology of architecture, the book draws on the social life of some of architecture’s role players, people whose peculiar demands on design have come to characterize the building environment of our times, and times that are characterized by this progressive isolation of architecture from the society of common people.

Asian Hotel Catering Times

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The Christian Science Monitor Index

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An Accidental Journey Through Tibet

Author: Charles Poynton
Editor: Charles Poynton
ISBN: 0473148013
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I Chose China

Author: Sidney Shapiro
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Locked inside a flotation tank, a woman "s thoughts float from hamsters to the hauntings of desperate family secrets.

Congressional Record

Author: United States. Congress
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My Path Leads To Tibet

Author: Sabriye Tenberken
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 162872370X
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While studying Chinese and Asian civilizations in college, Sabriye Tenberken was stunned to learn that in Tibet blind children were living in appalling conditions—shunned by society, abandoned, and left to their own devices. Sabriye, who had lost her sight at the age of twelve as the result of a retinal disease, promised herself early on that she would never allow her blindness to turn her into an invalid. When she heard of a place where sightlessness was practically akin to leprosy, the decision was instant: she would go to Tibet to help these children.Armed with nothing but her conviction and determination, she single-handedly devised a Tibetan Braille alphabet and opened the first school for the blind in Tibet, with only a handful of students. From its modest beginnings, that school has grown into a full-fledged institution for visually impaired people of all ages. In this updated edition of My Path Leads to Tibet, Sabriye, shares the inspiring story of how she shone an unlikely light in a dark place.

The New Yorker

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The Dim Sum Of All Things

Author: Kim Wong Keltner
Editor: Zondervan
ISBN: 0061856754
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Have you ever wondered: Why Asians love "Hello Kitty"? What the tattooed Chinese characters really say? How to achieve feng shui for optimum make-out sessions? Where Asian cuties meet the white guys who love them? Then you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll realize this book is better than a Broadway production of Cats when you read scenes that include: twenty-something Lindsey Owyang mastering the intricacies of office voicemail and fax dialing an authentic Chinese banquet where Number One Son shows off his language skills by speaking "Chinglish" dating disasters with grandsons of Grandma's mahjong partners the discovery that the real China looks nothing like the pavilion at Disney World karaoke And all the while Lindsey is falling in lust with the "white devil" in her politically correct office. But will Grandma's stinky Chinese ointments send him running? Or will Lindsey realize that the path to true love lies somewhere between the dim sum and the pepperoni pizza?

Stories From The Thirties

Author: Shengtao Ye
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The Listener

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Percussive Notes

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Law Society Journal

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I M Pei

Author: Philip Jodidio
Editor: Rizzoli International Publications
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A visual tribute to the work of the Pritzker Prize-winning architect features photography and illustrations of more than fifty projects incorporating his transcendent and sculptural forms, in a volume that includes coverage of such structures as the JFK Library and the East Building of the National Gallery of Art. 17,500 first printing.

Advances In Civil Engineering And Architecture Innovation

Author: Qing Yang
Editor: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
ISBN: 3038137545
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These peer-reviewed papers reflect the valuable experience of the authors in the fields of innovation in structural systems and disaster prevention in engineering structures, architectural innovation, sustainable development of buildings, energy and the environment and innovation in, and applications of, building materials. Hot topics and cutting-edge views related to sustainable development in civil engineering are presented.