Becoming China

Epic in scope, this is the story of how China became the state it is today and how its worldview is based on what has gone before.

Author: Jeanne-Marie Gescher

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408887258

Category: History

Page: 784

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One of the two most powerful states in the world, China continues to be seen as a mystery even after decades of an open door. How does China work, what does it want, why does it want it, and what does its rise to global power mean for the rest of the world? As the twenty-first century looks set to be the stage for a battle about competing geopolitical ideals, these are urgent questions for everyone with an interest in what the future might bring. Epic in scope, this is the story of how China became the state it is today and how its worldview is based on what has gone before. Weaving together inspirations, ideas, wars and dreams to reveal the heart of what it means to be Chinese and how the past impacts on the present. Despite decades of a relatively open door relationship with the rest of the world, China is still a mystery to many outside it. A world of its own, China is both a microcosm and an amplification of questions and events in the wider world. China's story offers us an opportunity to hold a mirror to ourselves: to our own assumptions, to our values, and to our ideas about the most important question of all: what it means to be human in the world of the state.

Becoming China

Becoming China, the book, is an account of China's past and present, written as
a story. The reason for writing history as a story is simple: the truth, whether in
China or anywhere else, is always more than facts. Indeed, it is my belief, after ...

Author: Jeanne-Marie Gescher

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408887266

Category: History

Page: 784

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One of the two most powerful states in the world, China continues to be seen as a mystery even after decades of an open door. How does China work, what does it want, why does it want it, and what does its rise to global power mean for the rest of the world? As the twenty-first century looks set to be the stage for a battle about competing geopolitical ideals, these are urgent questions for everyone with an interest in what the future might bring. Epic in scope, this is the story of how China became the state it is today and how its worldview is based on what has gone before. Weaving together inspirations, ideas, wars and dreams to reveal the heart of what it means to be Chinese and how the past impacts on the present. Despite decades of a relatively open door relationship with the rest of the world, China is still a mystery to many outside it. A world of its own, China is both a microcosm and an amplification of questions and events in the wider world. China's story offers us an opportunity to hold a mirror to ourselves: to our own assumptions, to our values, and to our ideas about the most important question of all: what it means to be human in the world of the state.

Becoming Chinese American

During the period before World War II, American society's exclusion of Chinese
Americans as equal partners led many Chinese Americans to conclude that
building a strong China was one way of ensuring improvement of their treatment
in this ...

Author: H. Mark Lai

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759104587

Category: Social Science

Page: 397

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Collection of essays by Chinese-American scholar Him Mark Lai; published in association with the Chinese Historical Society of San Francisco.

Becoming China s Bitch

In the "New York Times "bestseller "Becoming China's Bitch," Peter Kiernan presents an unflinching manifesto in which he explores five factors that have sustained our national paralysis, then uncovers the ten challenges that pose the ...

Author: Peter D. Kiernan

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781618580115

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

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America is frozen. We have failed to face our nation's most crucial challenges--and we are about to pay the price. When it comes to solving our country's problems, we have become utterly paralyzed: bipartisanship has lulled us into a deadlock, preventing us from taking action. Yet we can no longer ignore the inevitable catastrophes or hand them off to Washington to fix--they must be addressed now, or we will suffer the long-term consequences. In the "New York Times "bestseller "Becoming China's Bitch," Peter Kiernan presents an unflinching manifesto in which he explores five factors that have sustained our national paralysis, then uncovers the ten challenges that pose the greatest threat to the future of America. Presented from a fresh yet informative Centrist perspective, these ten impending catastrophes include our semiconscious dependency on China, our lack of a centrally coordinated intelligence effort, our downward-spiraling health-care system, and the continually expanding problem of illegal immigration. In a logical, personal, and persuasive voice, Kiernan offers radical yet common-sense solutions to these challenges--solutions that every American must acknowledge and act upon before it's too late.With provocative insight and analytical depth, "Becoming China's Bitch "is the answer to securing our country's immediate future and restoring our national soul. Peter D. Kiernan, """New York Times"""Bestselling Author and former partner at Goldman Sachs, is chairman of his own venture firm and founding Board Member of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. He also serves as an advisor to various corporations, banks, firms, and government officials. A graduate of Darden School at University of Virginia where he earned an MBA, Kiernan has appeared on CNN and "The Today Show." He lives in Greenwich, CT.

Becoming Chinese

A splendid essay collection focusing on ordinary people in the chaotic post-emperor, pre-Communist period of China's history.

Author: Wen-hsin Yeh

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520222180

Category: History

Page: 435

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A splendid essay collection focusing on ordinary people in the chaotic post-emperor, pre-Communist period of China's history.

Being Chinese Becoming Chinese American

In this foundational study, Shehong Chen investigates how Chinese immigrants to the United States transformed themselves into Chinese Americans during the crucial period between 1911 and 1927.

Author: Shehong Chen

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252027369

Category: Social Science

Page: 239

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In this foundational study, Shehong Chen investigates how Chinese immigrants to the United States transformed themselves into Chinese Americans during the crucial period between 1911 and 1927. As the search for a modern China climaxed in the 1911 revolution in China, debates over reform and revolution politicized and divided Chinese communities in the United States. In the early 1910s, Chinese in the United States affirmed traditional Chinese values and expressed their unique visions of a modern China, while nationalist feelings emboldened them to stand up for their right to be regarded as an integral part of U.S. society. When the new Chinese republic faced its first serious threat from Japan in 1915, the Chinese response in the United States began to reveal the limits of Chinese nationalism and the emergence of a Chinese American identity. Chinese American identity in the years between 1916 and 1924: support for republicanism over the restoration of monarchy; a wish to preserve Confucianism and traditional Chinese culture, although both were under attack in China; support for Christianity, despite a strong anti-Christian movement in China; and opposition to the Nationalist party's alliance with the Soviet Union and cooperation with the Chinese Communist party. Chen derives her portrait of Chinese in the United States from three distinct daily Chinese-language newspapers: a reformist paper representing the U.S. Chinatown elite, a revolutionary paper founded by the nationalist Chinese leader Sun Yat-sen, and an assimilationist paper that advocated adapting Chinese cultural practices to life in the United States. In addition to identifying the ideological elements of the Chinese American identity, Chen documents the building of permanent Chinese American communities, or Chinatowns. from being Chinese in the People's Republic of China, Chen documents how Chinese immigrants survived exclusion and discrimination, envisioned and maintained Chineseness, and adapted to American society.

China Review International

Hardcover $ 79.95 , ISBN 1-56324-620–1 . This book has been published as part
of the series “ Hong Kong Becoming China : The Transition to 1997 , ” edited by
Ming K. Chan and Gerard A. Postiglione , both of the University of Hong Kong .

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Business China

Minority stakes in small Chinese firms offer opportunities for explosive growth at
little cost Chinese firms are taking ... Now management talks about a major
investment in optic fibre manufacturing , even becoming China's largest cable ...

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2050 China

This book is open access under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.

Author: Angang Hu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811598326

Category: Political Science

Page: 105

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This book is open access under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. This book is arranged and developed around the theme of “2050 China,” it analyzes the factors and advantages of the Chinese road to socialist modernization, explores and summarizes the development goal and the basic logic of the socialist modernization of China, and further shows the general basis of the primary stage of socialism. According to the report delivered at the 19th Party Congress, and according to the “two-stage” strategic plan, this book looks ahead in detail to the overarching objective and sub-objectives of essentially achieving socialist modernization by 2035, discusses the building of a great modern socialist country in all respects from the perspective of the Party’s six-sphere integrated plan of economic, political, cultural, social, ecological civilization, and national defense construction, and provides policy proposals. This book also analyzes the influence and the effect of the socialist modernization with Chinese characteristics on the world and it further presents the third centenary goal. In conclusion, this book is an elaboration of the work of the Institute for Contemporary China Studies, Tsinghua University. It reflects the intellectual innovation in the authors’ research on contemporary China, as well as the authors’ foresight and predictions about China’s future development.

Being and Becoming

(There was a rumor of a good white lady in Green Springs who hid China Men in
the Pacific Hotel and shamed the demons away.) The hunt went on for a month
before federal troops came. The count of the dead was inexact because bodies ...

Author: Anne Mills King

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780075550501

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 992

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An eclectic mix of the fresh and classic, this thematic introductory literature text contains 47 stories, 143 poems, and 9 plays-ranging from Sophocles to Eliot, from Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown" to Hellman's "Julia, " from Shakespeare's King Lear to Shange's for colored girls... Clear, brief introductions to each theme help students focus on ideas they can explore in writing. Discussions of the elements of each genre and of writing about literature supplement the thematic approach.

Chinese Dilemma

land under cultivation in China , nearly half is irrigated and one fourth of it is
terraced . ... able to govern it only by accepting Chinese civilization , culture , and
governmental institutions and , for all practical purposes , by becoming Chinese .

Author: John P. Armstrong

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Category: China

Page: 66

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The Chinese Recorder

Chinese contributions in thinking stood out in this meeting. In spite of its
handicaps the Church in China is becoming Chinese. THE BURDEN OF THE
WESTERN CHURCH IN CHINA There was little talk either of the self-
consciousness of the ...

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Provincial China

Red Capitalism in South China . Vancouver : University of British Columbia Press
, 1997 . _ . ' Transformation of a Rural Economy in the Zhujiang Delta , China . '
China Quarterly , ( forthcoming ) . ' Hong Kong Becoming China : Economic ...

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China

... of the film The Da Vinci Code – when it was well on the way to becoming
China's best - selling foreign movie ever - claiming that this was in order to give
more opportunities for home - grown Chinese films to be shown in the cinemas .

Author: Duncan Hewitt

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Category: History

Page: 454

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Surveys the rapidly paced economic reforms and social transformations that have significantly affected China since the 1980s, profiling the nation as a divided society in which many have benefited while others continue to struggle.

Whither China

Chan is the editor of the book series Hong Kong Becoming China: The Transition
to 1997, published by M. E. Sharpe. Armonk, N.Y. 16 See Mark Roberti, The Fall
of Hong Kong: China's Triumph and Britain's Betrayal (New York: Wiley, 1996), ...

Author: John David Kadvany

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 391

View: 910

DIVChinese cultural and intellectual politics waned after the Tiananmen Square incident. This volume explores their revitalization in the 1990s./div

Naturalization of Christianity in China

(a Study of the Relation of Christian and Chinese Idealism and Life) Frank
Joseph Rawlinson. CHAPTER III . Some of China ' s Life - Sets HAT are some of
China ' s life - sets ? ... The Christian dynamic in China is becoming China -
centric .

Author: Frank Joseph Rawlinson

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Category: China

Page: 216

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ASEAN China Economic Relations

In 2004 , it was over US $ 109.9 billion with a growth rate of nearly 40 per cent ,
with ASEAN becoming China's fourth biggest trade partner , and China the fifth
biggest partner of ASEAN.18 But these trade figures can be deceiving . The devil
is ...

Author: Swee-Hock Saw

Publisher:

ISBN: 9789812304087

Category: ASEAN countries

Page: 375

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This book, a project of the ASEAN-China Study Programme of ISEAS, examines the rapidly expanding economic relations between ASEAN and China in recent years. The fifteen chapters discuss in considerable detail these relations in terms of many important topics such as trade, the ASEAN-China Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA), investments, services trade, energy cooperation, cooperation in developing the Mekong Sub-region, China's aid to Southeast Asian countries, developing stronger business networks, and the political dimensions of China's economic relations with ASEAN. The economic challenges, competition, and opportunities in the various sectors of the two economies are examined in the context of the dynamic development of China, and the inevitable globalization taking place nowadays. The book, with contributions from experts in the various topics covered, will be invaluable to businessmen, analysts, academics, students, and policy-makers.

China s Foreign Affairs

In his first overseas trip since becoming China ' s President , President Hu
attended the tercentennial celebrations of St . Petersburg , Russia ' s second
largest city , and held talks with President Putin . They also issued the Joint
Statement ...

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The China Business Review

Although foreign observers believe this project will prove more difficult technically
than the Chinese anticipate , it nonetheless stands the best chance of becoming
China ' s first nuclear power facility . Foreign companies , therefore , cannot ...

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Free China Review

And as the people gathered , one of the favorite topics of folk conversation was
C. K. Yang and his prospects of becoming China's first Olympic gold medal
winner in the forthcoming games at Tokyo . “ The most direct and surest way of ...

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