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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 Other Works

Author: Arthur Waley
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 0755122763
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In this unforgettable book, Waley brings together a number of articles, poems and translations. Included are pieces on the poet Ts’ên Shên and the great Chinese prose writer, Han Yü, but the most compelling is ‘The Secret History of the Mongols’, with fantastic tales of epic battles; betrayal and love; tyrants and prisoners.

The Secret History Of The Mongols Volume 3 Supplement

Author: Igor de Rachewiltz
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004258582
Size: 46.50 MB
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Volume Three of the now standard translation of the Secret History of the Mongols (Brill 2004, 2006) by Igor de Rachewiltz is the indispensable companion to the first two volumes with its updated commentary, numerous revisions and some challenging new interpretations.

Historical Dictionary Of The Mongol World Empire

Author: Paul D. Buell
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538111373
Size: 22.65 MB
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This second edition contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 900 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.

The Water Kingdom

Author: Philip Ball
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022636920X
Size: 60.75 MB
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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.

For All The Tea In China

Author: Sarah Rose
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448183987
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Robert Fortune was a Scottish gardener, botanist, plant hunter - and industrial spy. In 1848, the East India Company engaged him to make a clandestine trip into the interior of China - territory forbidden to foreigners - to steal the closely guarded secrets of tea. For centuries, China had been the world's sole tea manufacturer. Britain purchased this fuel for its Empire by trading opium to the Chinese - a poisonous relationship Britain fought two destructive wars to sustain. The East India Company had profited lavishly as the middleman, but now it was sinking, having lost its monopoly to trade tea. Its salvation, it thought, was to establish its own plantations in the Himalayas of British India. There were just two problems: India had no tea plants worth growing, and the company wouldn't have known what to do with them if it had. Hence Robert Fortune's daring trip. The Chinese interior was off-limits and virtually unknown to the West, but that's where the finest tea was grown - the richest oolongs, soochongs and pekoes. And the Emperor aimed to keep it that way.

The Strength Of The Wolf

Author: Douglas Valentine
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781859845684
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Carefully and extensively documented, a definitive history of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics.