Notes From China

Author: Barbara W. Tuchman
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 0812986237
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A journalistic tour de force, this wide-ranging collection by the author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning biography Stilwell and the American Experience in China is a classic in its own right. During the summer of 1972—a few short months after Nixon’s legendary visit to China—master historian Barbara W. Tuchman made her own trip to that country, spending six weeks in eleven cities and a variety of rural settlements. The resulting reportage was one of the first evenhanded portrayals of Chinese culture that Americans had ever read. Tuchman’s observations capture the people as they lived, from workers in the city and provincial party bosses to farmers, scientists, and educators. She demonstrates the breadth and scope of her expertise in discussing the alleviation of famine, misery, and exploitation; the distortion of cultural and historical inheritances into ubiquitous slogans; news media, schools, housing, and transportation; and Chairman Mao’s techniques for reasserting the Revolution. This edition also includes Tuchman’s “fascinating” (The New York Review of Books) essay, “If Mao Had Come to Washington in 1945”—a tantalizing piece of speculation on a proposed meeting between Mao and Roosevelt that would have changed the course of postwar history. “Shrewdly observed . . . Tuchman enters another plea for coolness, intelligence and rationality in American Asian policies. One can hardly disagree.”—The New York Times Book Review

Notes From China

Author: Joan Robinson
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Notes From China

Author: Joan Robinson
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Notes From The Other China

Author: Troy Parfitt
Editor: Algora Publishing
ISBN: 0875865836
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Notes From Chinese Legation In United States To Department Of State 1868 1906

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Notes From The Midnight Driver

Author: Jordan Sonnenblick
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545231892
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Just when you thought you had it all figured out...“Alex Peter Gregory, you are a moron!” Laurie slammed her palms down on my desk and stomped her foot. I get a lot of that. One car crash. One measly little car crash. And suddenly, I’m some kind of convicted felon. My parents are getting divorced, my dad is shacking up with my third-grade teacher, I might be in love with a girl who could kill me with one finger, and now I’m sentenced to babysit some insane old guy. What else could possibly go wrong? This is the story of Alex Gregory, his guitar, his best gal pal Laurie, and the friendship of a lifetime that he never would have expected.

Notes From The Hyena S Belly

Author: Nega Mezlekia
Editor: Picador
ISBN: 1466893249
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In this acclaimed memoir, Mezlekia recalls his boyhood in the arid city of Jijiga, Ethiopia, and his journey to manhood during the 1970s and 1980s. He traces his personal evolution from child to soldier--forced at the age of eighteen to join a guerrilla army. And he describes the hardships that consumed Ethiopia after the fall of Emperor Haile Selassie and the rise to power of the communist junta, in whose terror thousands of Ethiopians died. Part autobiography and part social history, Notes from the Hyena's Belly offers an unforgettable portrait of Ethiopia, and of Africa, during the defining and turbulent years of the last century.

A Distant Mirror

Author: Barbara W. Tuchman
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 9780307793690
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Barbara W. Tuchman—the acclaimed author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning classic The Guns of August—once again marshals her gift for character, history, and sparkling prose to compose an astonishing portrait of medieval Europe. The fourteenth century reflects two contradictory images: on the one hand, a glittering age of crusades, cathedrals, and chivalry; on the other, a world plunged into chaos and spiritual agony. In this revelatory work, Barbara W. Tuchman examines not only the great rhythms of history but the grain and texture of domestic life: what childhood was like; what marriage meant; how money, taxes, and war dominated the lives of serf, noble, and clergy alike. Granting her subjects their loyalties, treacheries, and guilty passions, Tuchman re-creates the lives of proud cardinals, university scholars, grocers and clerks, saints and mystics, lawyers and mercenaries, and, dominating all, the knight—in all his valor and “furious follies,” a “terrible worm in an iron cocoon.” Praise for A Distant Mirror “Beautifully written, careful and thorough in its scholarship . . . What Ms. Tuchman does superbly is to tell how it was. . . . No one has ever done this better.”—The New York Review of Books “A beautiful, extraordinary book . . . Tuchman at the top of her powers . . . She has done nothing finer.”—The Wall Street Journal “Wise, witty, and wonderful . . . a great book, in a great historical tradition.”—Commentary NOTE: This edition does not include color images.

Labor Migration From China To Japan

Author: Gracia Liu-Farrer
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136766162
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Chinese students are the largest international student population in the world, and Japan attracts more of them than any other country. Since the mid-1980s when China opened the door to let private citizens out and Japan began to let more foreigners in, over 300 thousand Chinese have arrived in Japan as students. The majority of them enter Japan’s labor market and many have stayed on indefinitely. This book investigates this educationally channeled labor migration from China to Japan giving a comprehensive portrayal of an often neglected group of international migrants in a society that for decades has been considered a non-immigrant country. It examines the labor market outcomes of international student migration and explores how these outcomes contribute to our understanding of international migration and international education in an age of globalization.

In The Middle Of The Middle Kingdom

Author: J.D. Brown
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1450278795
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Foster MacAults grandfather has been missing for over half a century. A missionary, he disappeared in the remote mountains of the Middle Kingdom, China. Case closeduntil Zee Yan, an attractive young Chinese woman, reaches out to Foster. Zee claims to have answers to the mystery of the missing grandfather; out of intense curiosity, Foster answers the call and arrives in unfamiliar territory, watched closely by unseen eyes. Foster and Zee undertake a lengthy journey into the heart of the Middle Kingdom, searching for anyone who might remember the missing missionary. As they continue their investigation side by side, Foster begins to feel attraction toward Zee. But theyre not alone; theyre being watched. The unseen eyes belong to Private Investigator Jack Sun, hired to keep an eye on themhired by a man with his own romantic feelings toward Zee. In the Middle of the Middle Kingdom offers a thrilling mystery that strives to unravel a missing person report, as well as the intentions of the human heart. As Foster and Zee begin to make sense of his grandfathers fate, Jack Sun looms large. He is driven to separate Zee from the American man, as Fosters priorities in coming to China fall to pieces. Now only time will tell if theyll all get out of the mysterious mountains of the Middle Kingdom alive.