Guest People

Author: Nicole Constable
Editor: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295805455
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The essays in this volume analyze and compare what it means to be Hakka in a variety of sociocultural, political, geographical, and historical contexts including Malaysia, Hong Kong, Calcutta, Taiwan, and contemporary China.

Revolution In The Highlands

Author: Stephen C. Averill
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742528789
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This extensively researched and elegantly written study offers a fine-grained analysis of the origins of the Chinese Communist Revolution in the countryside. Building on decades of research in newly available sources and multiple trips to Jiangxi, Stephen Averill provides a definitive local perspective on the rise of a revolution that reshaped China and the world. A rich work of social history, it goes beyond recently popular organizational approaches to explore the ways in which the party and social networks interpenetrated and interacted in the early stages of revolutionary base-building. The Jinggangshan highlands provided the base for Mao Zedong's first efforts at rural revolution. Chinese histories and most Western accounts have focused on the heroic exploits of Mao and his Communist Party comrades, battling the natural elements, hostile military forces, and skeptical authorities in the urban-based Communist Central Committee. This long-awaited work penetrates the hagiographic haze of Mao-centered analysis to provide a close narrative and rich social history of the Jinggangshan base. The author explores the historical patterns of local strongman rule, clientelist politics, lineage conflict, and ethnic struggle within which the party competed for power. Through this multifaceted lens, the revolutionary experience in Jinggangshan is equally dramatic but considerably more sobering than the conventional story. Among Western studies of the Chinese revolution, this work stands out as the definitive account of the critical moment in the 1920s when the physical and ideological center of the Communist movement shifted from the cities to the countryside. This was a process of elite-mediated political osmosis and adaptive compromises with local traditions. The party was not simply an outside force manipulating social tensions for its own political ends. There was, instead, an intricate interweaving of local networks and social cleavages in the highlands with the political structures and policy divisions of t

On Pagans Jews And Christians

Author: Arnaldo Momigliano
Editor: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 9780819562180
Size: 20,19 MB
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An analysis of the relationships between pagan Greece, imperial Rome, Judaism, and Christianity.

Judith Guest S Ordinary People

Author: Nancy Gilsenan
Editor: Dramatic Publishing
ISBN: 9780871295002
Size: 12,43 MB
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Describes a youth's breakdown and recovery and how it affects his family. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Empire At The Margins

Author: Pamela Kyle Crossley
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520230156
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Focusing on the Ming and Qing eras, this book analyses crucial moments in the formation of cultural, regional and religious identities. It demonstrates how the imperial discourse is many-faceted, rather than a monolithic agent of cultural assimilation.

God S Guest List

Author: Debbie Macomber
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451611668
Size: 10,78 MB
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Reveals the secrets to welcoming people into one's life who will be positive influences on values and character, and how those with negative influence have also helped through prompting strength and resilience. Reprint.

Effective Guest House Management

Author: Ronelle Henning
Editor: Juta and Company Ltd
ISBN: 9780702177057
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Beginning with information on how to build, equip, and decorate a guest house, this guide reveals how to deal with guests from reservation to checkout, all while providing world-class customer service and value for the money.

It S All About The Guest

Author: Steve Difillippo
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493001108
Size: 20,11 MB
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When’s the last time you picked up a business book that was so engaging you couldn’t put it down? Steve Difillippo was only 24 when he opened his first Davio’s restaurant. Since then, he’s wowed Julia Child with his pomodoro, overlooked some triple-X rated shenanigans at Table 7, taken on American Express, gotten himself into Time and Newsweek (for taking on American Express), cooked a rabbit for Stevie Ray Vaughn, inadvertently gotten a guest divorced, whipped up some tasty eats at the Super Bowl--and that’s just the beginning. The money hasn’t been bad, either: that first restaurant is now the hub of a rapidly growing $50 million restaurant brand group and a $10 million Davio’s brand food line. With guests constantly asking how he did it, Steve has written the ultimate guide to starting a restaurant, running a successful business, enjoying food, and living life. The 5.9 million restaurant workers who say they want to open their own restaurant will go nuts over this book, but so will anybody who loves food and the restaurant world--heck, anybody who wants to make money and have a blast doing it. As a special bonus, Steve includes twelve classic Davio’s recipes.

Sinophone Studies

Author: Shu-mei Shih
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231527101
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This definitive anthology casts Sinophone studies as the study of Sinitic-language cultures born of colonial and postcolonial influences. Essays by such authors as Rey Chow, Ha Jin, Leo Ou-fan Lee, Ien Ang, Wei-ming Tu, and David Wang address debates concerning the nature of Chineseness while introducing readers to essential readings in Tibetan, Malaysian, Taiwanese, French, Caribbean, and American Sinophone literatures. By placing Sinophone cultures at the crossroads of multiple empires, this anthology richly demonstrates the transformative power of multiculturalism and multilingualism, and by examining the place-based cultural and social practices of Sinitic-language communities in their historical contexts beyond "China proper," it effectively refutes the diasporic framework. It is an invaluable companion for courses in Asian, postcolonial, empire, and ethnic studies, as well as world and comparative literature.

Broadcast Announcing Worktext

Author: Alan Stephenson
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136036253
Size: 17,85 MB
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First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.