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The Secret History Of The Mongols

Author: Paul Kahn
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui
ISBN: 9780887272998
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This adaptation of what is recognized today as the oldest Mongolian text (written two decades after Chingis Khan's death) tells the Mongols' own version of the origin of their nation, the life of C

The Secret History Of The Mongols

Author: Arthur Waley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136748237
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First published in 1963. The Secret History (so called merely because it was meant for the Mongols and not for the Chinese,) has been chiefly studied from a learned point of view and its quality as literature and hence its value to the lay reader have been greatly overlooked. The Chinese version has been used, but with constant reference to the Mongol text. The parts selected (founded on story-tellers' tales) date from the middle of the thirteenth century.

The Water Kingdom

Author: Philip Ball
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022636920X
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In The Water Kingdom popular science writer Philip Ball navigates the turbulent and often confusing currents of Chinese history and culture by tracing peoples' relationships with water, from pre-historical founding myths to today. Water has been an enduring metaphor for philosophical thought and artistic expression in China, and from the Han emperors to Mao, the ability to manage water became a barometer of political legitimacy. Attempts at controlling China's vast waterways has involved engineering works on a scale unmatched the world over - for better or worse. Yet the strain that economic growth is putting on the country's water resources today may be the greatest threat to China's future. In characteristic style, Ball delivers an original portrait and as yet unseen cultural history of a country that becomes easier to understand when water is brought to the table.

Diplomacy And Deception Secret History Of Sino Soviet Diplomatic Relations 1917 27

Author: Bruce Elleman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315293196
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During the Soviet period the USSR conducted diplomatic relations with incumbent regimes while simultaneously cultivating and manipulating communist movements in those same countries. The Chinese case offers a particularly interesting example of this dual policy, for when the Chinese Communists came to power in 1949, their discovery of the nature of Moscow's imperial designs on Chinese territory sowed distrust between the two revolutionary powers and paved the way to the Sino-Soviet split.Drawing on newly available documents from archives in China, Taiwan, Russia, and Japan, this study examines secret agreements signed by Moscow and the Peking government in 1924 and confirmed by a Soviet-Japanese convention in 1925. These agreements essentially allowed the Bolsheviks to reclaim most of tsarist Russia's concessions and privileges in China, including not only Imperial properties but also Outer Mongolia, the Chinese Eastern Railway, the Boxer Indemnity, and the right of extraterritoriality. Each of these topics is analyzed in this volume, and translations of the secret protocols themselves are included in a documentary appendix. Additional chapters discuss Sino-Soviet diplomacy and the parallel history of Soviet relations with the Chinese Communist Party as well as the origins and purpose of the United Front policy.

The Secret Of Everlasting Life

Author: Richard Bertschinger
Publisher: Singing Dragon
ISBN: 9780857010544
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The Secret of Everlasting Life is the first translation from the Chinese of the second-century Can Tong Qi. This ancient work, the earliest known text on transformation and immortality, echoes the wisdom and poetry of both the Tao Te Ching and I Ching. The Can Tong Qi is also the ancestral text of all Qi Gong exercises in China. This translation reveals for the first time the meditation methods practised for thousands of years by Taoist sages. Presented here with its original Chinese commentaries, the Can Tong Qi is full of practical information and advice about the process of human transformation and how to nurture and develop the natural life-energy within us. Richard Bertschinger's additional commentary explains the intricacies of Chinese allegory and symbolism for the Western reader. This book is an insightful read for anyone interested in Taoist thought, Chinese philosophy and culture, or Chinese medicine.

Ich Bin China

Author: Xiaolu Guo
Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag
ISBN: 3641150299
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Über die Rolle des Künstlers in einer von ideologischen Kämpfen zerrissenen Welt In einem Land, in dem die Freiheit ein rares Gut ist, sind die beiden Liebenden Mu und Jian Teil einer subversiven jungen Künstlerszene. Mit Musik und Literatur wollen sie gegen die politische Unterdrückung kämpfen und für das Recht ihrer Generation, frei zu leben. Bis sie die zerstörerische Kraft der chinesischen Staatsmacht zu spüren bekommen und plötzlich nicht nur ihr gemeinsames Leben auf dem Spiel steht. In einem beeindruckenden Roman voller Kraft, Wut und Hingabe schlägt die gefeierte chinesische Autorin Xiaolu Guo den Bogen vom China der Neuzeit bis nach Europa und erzählt eine Geschichte, die uns alle berührt.

Muslims Mongols And Crusaders

Author: Dr Gerald Hawting
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135791589
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The period from about 1100 to 1350 in the Middle East was marked by continued interaction between the local Muslim rulers and two groups of non-Muslim invaders: the Frankish crusaders from Western Europe and the Mongols from northeastern Asia. In deflecting the threat those invaders presented, a major role was played by the Mamluk state which arose in Egypt and Syria in 1250. The Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies has, from 1917 onwards, published several articles pertaining to the history of this period by leading historians of the region, and this volume reprints some of the most important and interesting of them for the convenience of students and scholars.

Verborgene Stimmen

Author: Xinran
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 3426416549
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Jahrelang gab Xinran Frauen in ihrer Radiosendung die Gelegenheit, das zu tun, was in China immer noch ungewöhnlich ist: über ihre Sehnsüchte, Wünsche und ihre Gefühle zu sprechen. Die Schilderungen eröffnen unfassbare Welten, wie die der Frauen vom »Rufenden Berg«, die verkauft werden, um in einer Familie nicht nur einem, sondern mehreren Söhnen als Ehefrau zu dienen. Xinrans Buch gelingt etwas ganz Besonderes: Die verborgenen Gefühle der Frauen erheben sich gegen das erfahrene, nahezu unbeschreibliche Leid.