The battle for China s past

Author: Mobo C. F. Gao
Publisher: Pluto Pr
ISBN: 9780745327808
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A controversial polemic countering modern revisionist narratives demonising the Mao regime.

The Dynamics of Beijing Hong Kong Relations

Author: Sonny Shiu-hing Lo
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9789622099081
Format: PDF
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This book critically assesses the implementation of the "one country, two systems" in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) from the political, judicial, legal, economic and societal dimensions. The author contends that there has been a gradual process of mainlandization of the HKSAR, meaning that Hong Kong is increasingly economically dependent on the People's Republic of China (PRC), politically deferent to the central government on the scope and pace of democratic reforms, socially more patriotic toward the motherland and more prone to media self-censorship, and judicially more vulnerable to the interpretation of the Basic Law by the National People's Congress. This book aims to achieve a breakthrough in relating the development of Hong Kong politics to the future of mainland China and Taiwan. By broadening the focus of the "one country, two systems" from governance to the process of Sino-British negotiations and their thrust-building efforts, this book argues that the diplomats from mainland China and Taiwan can learn from the ways in which Hong Kong's political future was settled in 1982–1984. This is a book for students, researchers, scholars, diplomats and lay people.

Creating the New Man

Author: Yinghong Cheng
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 0824830741
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How was this idealistic and utopian goal linked to specific political and economic programs? How do the policies of these particular regimes, based as they are on universal communist ideology, reflect national and cultural traditions? Cheng begins by exploring the origins of the idea of human perfectibility during the Enlightenment. His discussion moves to other European intellectual movements, and then to the creation of the Soviet Man, the first communist new man in world history. Subsequent chapters examine China's experiment with human nature, starting with the nationalistic debate about a new national character at the turn of the twentieth century; and Cuban perceptions of the new man and his role in propelling the revolution from a nationalist, to a socialist, and finally a communist movement. The last chapter considers the global influence" --Book Jacket.

Frontier Encounters

Author: Franck Billé
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
ISBN: 1906924872
Format: PDF, Docs
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China and Russia are rising economic and political powers that share thousands of miles of border. Despite their proximity, their interactions with each other - and with their third neighbour Mongolia - are rarely discussed. Although the three countries share a boundary, their traditions, languages and worldviews are remarkably different. Frontier Encounters presents a wide range of views on how the borders between these unique countries are enacted, produced, and crossed. It sheds light on global uncertainties: China's search for energy resources and the employment of its huge population, Russia's fear of Chinese migration, and the precarious independence of Mongolia as its neighbours negotiate to extract its plentiful resources. Bringing together anthropologists, sociologists and economists, this timely collection of essays offers new perspectives on an area that is currently of enormous economic, strategic and geo-political relevance.

Sweet Bamboo

Author: Louise Leung Larson
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520230787
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"This book is a wonderful source for people who are interested in Chinese American history, Los Angeles Chinatown, women rising up through the ranks of a newspaper organization during an era when few women worked in journalism, and family memoirs in general."—Lisa See, author of On Gold Mountain "A fascinating and invaluable historical document. . . . [It] will provide insight into the lifesyles of earlier Chinese American immigrant families [and] sheds light on the Americanization process."—Russell Leong, editor of Amerasia Journal

Redefining Nationalism in Modern China

Author: S. Shen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230590004
Format: PDF
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Why do the Chinese sometimes speak out against U.S. and yet at other times, remain silent? This book uses a variety of previously untapped sources, including a range of news sources within China itself, weblogs, and interviews with prominent figures, to make a powerful new argument about the causes and consequences of the new Chinese nationalism.

The Rise of China and the Demise of the Capitalist World Economy

Author: Minqi Li
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 158367182X
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In recent years, China has become a major actor in the global economy, making a remarkable switch from a planned and egalitarian socialism to a simultaneously wide-open and tightly controlled market economy. Against the establishment wisdom, Minqi Li argues in this provocative and startling book that far from strengthening capitalism, China’s full integration into the world capitalist system will, in fact and in the not too distant future, bring about its demise. The author tells us that historically the spread and growth of capitalist economies has required low wages, taxation, and environmental costs, as well as a hegemonic nation to prevent international competition from eroding these requirements. With the decline of the economic power of the United States, its current hegemonic role will deteriorate and the unprecedented growth of China will so erode the foundations of capital accumulation—by pushing wages and environmental costs up, for example—that the entire capitalist system will be shaken to its core. This is essential reading for those who still believe that there is no alternative.

Harry Van Arsdale Jr

Author: Gene Ruffini
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765631589
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Harry Van Arsdale Jr. (1905-1986) was a towering figure in the New York labor scene. After becoming business manager of Local 3 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in 1925, he fought for and won shorter work days in order to give more men a chance to work during the Great Depression. He instituted paid vactions, paid holidays, annuity plans, and educational opportunities for his workers -- all revolutionary concepts in their ime that are now largely taken for granted. He became president of the New York City Labor Council in 1957, which put him in a position of even greater influence on labor relations both locally and nationally. But more than his individual achievements, his sincere commitment to improving the lives of American workers and their families made him a truly beloved figure. This fascinating memoir focuses on Van Arsdale's 60-plus years as a union member and powerful labor figure, and on the lasting mark he left on the labor scene.

Eminent Nuns

Author: Beata Grant
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 0824832027
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Althought Buddhist nuns have been a continuous presence in Chinese culture since early medieval times and the subject of numerous studies, this text is one of the first to provide a detailed view of their activities at one particular moment in time, and to be based largely on the writings of Buddhist nuns themselves.