The Dragon Extends Its Reach

Author: Larry M. Wortzel
Editor: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1612344062
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China has evolved from a nation with local and regional security interests to a major economic and political power with global interests, investments, and political commitments. It now requires a military that can project itself around the globe, albeit on a limited scale, to secure its interests. Therefore, as Larry M. Wortzel explains, the Chinese Communist Party leadership has charged the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) with new and challenging missions that require global capabilities. Advances in technology and the development of indigenous weapons platforms in China, combined with reactions to modern conflicts, have produced a military force very different from that which China has fielded in the past. Wortzel presents a clear and sobering picture of the PLA’s modernization effort as it expands into space and cyberspace, and as it integrates operations in the traditional domains of war. This book will appeal to the specialist in security and foreign policy issues in Asia as well as to the person interested in arms control, future warfare, and global military strategies. The book puts China’s military growth into historical context for readers of recent military and diplomatic history.

Exam Prep For The Dragon Extends Its Reach Chinese

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Military Review

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Report To Congress Of The U S China Economic And Security Review Commission

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Cyber Espionage And The Theft Of U S Intellectual Property And Technology

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Iron Jaw And Hummingbird

Author: Chris Roberson
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 144066241X
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Mars is controlled by the Chinese, who call their civilization the Celestial Empire. But for teenagers Gamine and Huang, it is anything but heavenly. Gamine was taken off the street by an aristocrat, schooled as a fine young lady—then abandoned at her patron’s whim and forced to make her living as a grifter. Huang’s army career is cut short by a bandit ambush. When the two meet, Gamine —“Iron Jaw”—is the leader of a sham religious movement, and Huang, or “Hummingbird,” is the bandits’ chief tactician. They join forces to bring down the corrupt government that has determined their lives. Iron Jaw and Hummingbird offers a planet’s worth of adventure!

Cultures

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Festivals And Cultures

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Journal Of The North China Branch Of The Royal Asiatic Society

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Contains list of members.

The Cross And The Dragon Or Light In The Broad East

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Bingley S History Of Animated Nature

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The Animal Kingdom

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The Illustrated Natural History

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Natural History

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Forest Of The Night

Author: Evelyn Vaughn
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ISBN: 9780373512133
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Forest Of The Night by Evelyn Vaughn released on Sep 24, 2002 is available now for purchase.

Two Dragon Heads

Author: Shahid Yusuf
Editor: World Bank Publications
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"Two Dragon Heads explores the contrasting development options available to Beijing and Shanghai, and it proposes strategies for each city based on the current and acquired capabilities of each, the experiences of other world cities, the emerging demand in the national market, and likely trends in global trade. Its findings, which are supported by a wealth of research, will be of particular interest to policy makers, urban planners, business people, and researchers." --Book Jacket.

The Burning God

Author: R. F. Kuang
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062662651
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The exciting end to The Poppy War trilogy, R. F. Kuang’s acclaimed, award-winning epic fantasy that combines the history of twentieth-century China with a gripping world of gods and monsters, to devastating, enthralling effect. After saving her nation of Nikan from foreign invaders and battling the evil Empress Su Daji in a brutal civil war, Fang Runin was betrayed by allies and left for dead. Despite her losses, Rin hasn’t given up on those for whom she has sacrificed so much—the people of the southern provinces and especially Tikany, the village that is her home. Returning to her roots, Rin meets difficult challenges—and unexpected opportunities. While her new allies in the Southern Coalition leadership are sly and untrustworthy, Rin quickly realizes that the real power in Nikan lies with the millions of common people who thirst for vengeance and revere her as a goddess of salvation. Backed by the masses and her Southern Army, Rin will use every weapon to defeat the Dragon Republic, the colonizing Hesperians, and all who threaten the shamanic arts and their practitioners. As her power and influence grows, though, will she be strong enough to resist the Phoenix’s intoxicating voice urging her to burn the world and everything in it?

Return Of The Dragon

Author: Denny Roy
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231528159
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Despite China's effort to maintain peace with its neighbors, its military and economic growth poses an undeniable threat. Regional states must account for a more powerful potential adversary in China, and China has become more ambitious in its efforts to control its surroundings. Historical baggage has only aggravated the situation as China believes it is reclaiming its rightful place after a time of weakness and mistreatment, and other Asia-Pacific countries remember all too well their encounter with Chinese conflict and domination. Through a careful consideration of historical factors and raw data, Denny Roy examines the benefits and consequences of a more politically, economically, and militarily potent China. Since China's intended sphere of influence encroaches on the autonomy of regional states, its attempts to increase its own security have weakened the security of its neighbors. Nevertheless, there is little incentive for Beijing to change a status quo that is mostly good for China, and the PRC thrives through its participation in the global economy and multilateral institutions. Even so, Beijing remains extremely sensitive to challenges to the Chinese Communist Party's legitimacy and believes it is entitled to exercise influence on its periphery. On these issues, nationalism trumps any reluctance to upset the international system. Diplomatic disputes regarding the islands in the South China Sea, as well as controversial relations with North Korea, continue to undermine Chinese promises of positive behavior. Roy's study reveals the dynamics defining this volatile region, in which governments pursue China as an economic partner yet fear Beijing's power to set the rules of engagement.

The Burning God The Poppy War Book 3

Author: R.F. Kuang
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008339163
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The exciting end to The Poppy War trilogy, R.F. Kuang's acclaimed, award-winning epic fantasy that combines the history of 20th-century China with a gripping world of gods and monsters, to devastating, enthralling effect.

Against All England

Author: Robert W. Barrett
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Against All Englandexamines a diverse set of poems, plays, and chronicles produced in Cheshire and its vicinity from the 1190s to the 1650s that collectively argue for the localization of British literary history. These works, including very early monastic writing emanating from St. Werburgh's Abbey, the Chester Whitsun plays, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, seventeenth-century ceremonials, and various Stanley romances, share in the creation and revision of England's cultural tradition, demonstrating a vested interest in the intersection of landscape, language, and politics. Barrett's book grounds itself in Cestrian evidence in order to offer scholars a new, dynamic model of cultural topography, one that acknowledges the complex interlacing of regional and national identities within the longue durée extending from the post-Conquest period to the Restoration. Covering nearly five centuries of literary production within a single geographical location, the book challenges still dominant chronologies of literary history that emphasize cultural rupture and view the "Renaissance" as a sharp break from England's medieval past. "Robert W. Barrett, Jr., makes a number of contributions to our understanding of medieval and early modern English culture. He joins other scholars like David Wallace, James Simpson, and Sarah Beckwith in seeking to understand medieval culture less as a distinct unit than as a series of texts, issues, and rhetorical moves that continue well into the early modern period and, indeed, nourish it. . . . Barrett's study is timely and will be received with great interest." --Lynn Staley, Harrington and Shirley Drake Professor of the Humanities and Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Colgate University "Rob Barrett's study of pre- and early modern Cheshire makes a welcome contribution to the literary and historical rethinking of the medieval/Renaissance divide. Against All England presents a compelling argument for the crucial place of regional cultures in the increasingly prominent scholarly narrative of an emergent English nation. This lively and learned book deserves a broad readership across disciplinary and historical borders." --Theresa Coletti, University of Maryland "No matter how well one knows such works as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight or the Chester Whitsun plays, Barrett's Against All England will offer intellectually rewarding surprises. It exemplifies how asking new questions leads to new insights, in this case questions framed by regional rather than traditional generic, period, linguistic, or religious categories. Embedded in an impressively thick description of local knowledges, Barrett's analyses of the longue durée of Cheshire writing through five centuries serve as salutary reminders that an imagined community need not be national and that provincial cities and their regions may develop a unique literary heritage too often masked by canonical emphases on London and the nation in even the most theoretically savvy literary histories." --Richard K. Emmerson, Florida State University