Download E-books The Willow Pattern: A Judge Dee Mystery (Judge Dee Mystery Series) PDF

Judge Dee has been appointed emergency governor of the plague- and drought-ridden Imperial urban. As his guards support town fend off a favored rebellion, an aristocrat from one of many oldest households in China suffers an "accident" in a abandoned mansion.

In The Willow Pattern, the illustrious pass judgement on makes use of his trademark services to resolve the mysteries of the nobleman, a shattered vase, and a useless bondmaid. alongside the way in which he encounters a lady who fights with loaded sleeves, an almost drowned courtesan, and an difficult catch set for a assassin. full of suspense, violence, and romance, The Willow Pattern won’t disappoint pass judgement on Dee’s legions of dependable fans.

"The China of previous, in Mr. van Gulik’s expert arms, comes vividly alive again."—Allen J. Hubin, New York instances publication Review

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Download E-books Genius of China: 3000 Years of Science, Discovery & Invention PDF

In response to the large, authoritative scholarship of the overdue Dr Joseph Needham, the world's most well known student of chinese language technology, and accredited by means of him, The Genius of China is an enthralling creation to the stunning and remarkable achievements of old China. Undisputed masters of invention and discovery for 3,000 years, the chinese language have been the 1st to find the sun wind and the flow of the blood or even isolate intercourse hormones. From the suspension bridge and the seismograph to deep drilling for typical gasoline, the iron plough and the parachute, Robert Temple captures the spirit and pleasure of centuries of ingenuity during this hugely obtainable, lavishly illustrated quantity.

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Download E-books China Mountain Zhang PDF

By Maureen F. McHugh

Winner of the James Tiptree, Jr. Memorial Award, the Lambda Literary Award, the Locus Award for most sensible First Novel, and a Hugo and Nebula Award nominee.

With this groundbreaking novel, Maureen F. McHugh tested herself as one of many decade's most sensible technological know-how fiction writers. In its pages, we input a postrevolution the United States, relocating from the hyperurbanized jap seaboard to the Arctic bleakness of Baffin Island; from the hot Imperial urban to an agricultural commune on Mars. The overlapping lives of cyberkite fliers, lonely colonists, illicit neural-pressball gamers, and natural engineers mix right into a strong, taut tale of a tender man's trip of discovery. it is a macroscopic international of microscopic depth, essentially the most great visions of contemporary SF.

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Download E-books Collection of Tao Yuanming (Chinese classical literature series) (中国古典文学基本丛书:陶渊明集) PDF

By 陶渊明

  陶渊明(三六五——四二七),一名潜,字符亮,浔阳柴桑《今江西九江》人,曾作过州祭酒、镇军参军、建威参军和彭泽令,四十一岁由彭泽令上辞官归隐,直至去世。卒后友人私谧“靖节”,世称靖节先生。
  陶渊明少怀济世之志,但他生活的年代正是东晋与刘宋政权交替之际,政治昏暗、政局动荡、社会关争复杂、民族矛盾激化,他的理想舆现实发生了极大的冲突,他逐渐视仕途如棘途,向往平淡自然的生活。同时,魏晋以来玄学勃兴、玄言诗盛行,玄学的熏染又使他追求心灵的自适、人的完整。仕舆隐的矛盾困扰了陶渊明十九年,最终他选择了在盛年辞官归隐,再未出仕,表现出固穷守节、正直不阿、淳朴率真的高洁品格。隐居期间,他写有一些反映战乱给人民带来的痛苦与灾难的诗,但更多更好伪是歌咏归隐生活、描绘农村景色的诗篇,也有一些用意境化手法表现老庄思想、玄毕命题的诗,正因如此,陶渊明被称为“古今隐逸诗人之宗”(锺嵘《诗品》)。陶渊明的作品继承了汉、魏、正始之传统,并形成了独特的风格,内容充实,情感真挚,风格冲淡,韵致悠然,极善用写意的手法点染出浑朴深远的意境。

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Download E-books Frog: A Novel PDF

By Mo Yan

NEW YORK TIMES TOP publication OF 2015

WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK

The writer of Red Sorghum and China’s so much respected and severely acclaimed novelist returns along with his first significant e-book when you consider that successful the Nobel Prize
 
earlier than the Cultural Revolution, narrator Tadpole's feisty Aunt Gugu is a revered midwife in her rural neighborhood. She combines smooth clinical wisdom with a healer's contact to save lots of the lives of village girls and their infants. Gugu is gorgeous, charismatic, and of an unimpeachable political background. 

After a disastrous love affair with a defector leaves Gugu reeling, she throws herself zealously into imposing China's draconian new relatives making plans coverage whatsoever worthwhile, be it pressured sterilizations or late-term abortions. Tragically, her blind devotion to the social gathering line spares not anyone, no longer her family, now not even herself.

Once cherished, Gugu turns into the dwelling incarnation of a reviled social coverage violently at odds with deeply rooted social values. Spanning the pre-revolutionary period and the country's modern-day customer society, Mo Yan's tatut and engrossing exam of chinese language society may be learn for generations to return.

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Download E-books The Rise of China and India: Impacts, Prospects and Implications (Studies in Development Economics and Policy) PDF

This quantity is a well timed addition to the rising literature at the upward thrust of China and India, targeting how swift monetary development and geopolitical adjustments in those international locations are reshaping the realm economic climate and worldwide governance. It covers concerns akin to productiveness, exertions industry, alternate pageant, and effort.

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Download E-books The Land of the Five Flavors: A Cultural History of Chinese Cuisine PDF

By Thomas O. Höllmann

World-renowned sinologist Thomas O. Höllmann tracks the expansion of chinese language nutrition tradition from the earliest burial rituals to cutting-edge Western quickly foodstuff eating places, detailing the cuisine's geographical adaptations and native customs, indigenous elements and international impacts, exchange routes, and ethnic institutions. Höllmann describes the meals rituals of significant chinese language religions and the importance of consuming and consuming in rites of passage and pop culture. He additionally enriches his narrative with thirty of his favourite recipes and a range of images, posters, work, sketches, and pictures of clay collectible figurines and different items excavated from tombs.

This heritage recounts the cultivation of what are most likely the earliest grape wines, the discovery of noodles, the function of butchers and chefs in chinese language politics, and the new factor of foodstuff illness. It discusses neighborhood crop creation, using herbs and spices, the connection among chinese language nutrients and economics, the import of chinese language philosophy, and standard nutritional suggestions and superstitions. Höllmann cites unique chinese language resources, revealing attention-grabbing elements of day-by-day chinese language existence. His multifaceted compendium conjures up a wealthy appreciation of chinese language arts and culture.

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Download E-books Dreaming in Chinese: Mandarin Lessons in Life, Love, and Language PDF

By Deborah Fallows

Deborah Fallows has spent loads of her existence studying languages and touring world wide. yet not anything ready her for the surprises of studying Mandarin, China's most typical language, or the depth of residing in Shanghai and Beijing. over the years, she discovered that her struggles and triumphs in learning studying the language of her followed domestic supplied small clues to decoding habit and conduct of its humans, and its culture's conundrums. As her ability with Mandarin elevated, bits of the language - a note, a word, an oddity of grammar - grew to become home windows into figuring out romance, humor, protocol, relationships, and the overflowing humanity of contemporary China.
Fallows realized, for instance, that the abrupt, blunt method of conversing which chinese language humans occasionally use isn't rudeness, yet is, actually how to recognize and honor the closeness among pals. She realized that English speakers' hassle with listening to or asserting tones-the diversifications in inflection which may switch a word's meaning-is matched by means of chinese language speakers' lack of ability not to listen to tones, or to even take a bet at figuring out what could have been intended whilst foreigners misuse them.
Dreaming in Chinese is the tale of what Deborah Fallows found concerning the chinese, and the way that helped her make experience of what had firstly looked like the chaos and contradiction of way of life in China.

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