Download E-books Collection of YuanZhen (Chinese classical literature series) (中国古典文学基本丛书:元稹集) PDF

By 元稹

元稹(公元七七九——八三一年),字微之,河南洛阳人,他生于长安,自幼丧父,家庭贫因,随母刻苦自学,十五岁明经及第。唐憲宗元和年,举制科,封策第一,穆宗时,曾任宰相数月,后历任同州,,赵州刺史,武昌军節度等職,大和五年,以暴疾卒于武昌任所,时年五十三岁.
元稹的一生,经历了德宗、顺宗、穆宗、敬宗、文宗六個朝代。他与白居易是诗歌唱和的好友,也是新乐府军動的介道者和加者.他们的诗歌风格相近,世稱元白.

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Download E-books China Illustrated: Western Views of the Middle Kingdom PDF

By Arthur Hacker

From the mid-16th century to the start of worldwide struggle II, foreigners discovered very much approximately China via alternate contacts. This lavishly illustrated social historical past highlights the lives and existence of the retailers, mercenaries, missionaries, adventurers and refugees who got here to China in this interval, set opposed to the backdrop of China’s nice towns and the traditional tradition of its humans.
A brief remark at the heritage of the interval units the scene in every one bankruptcy, permitting readers to keep on with the dramatic alterations that happened via those turbulent years. The informative textual content and hundreds of thousands of pictures, many by no means released ahead of, brilliantly trap the ambience of China in the course of the centuries.

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Download E-books Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Volume 2 PDF

By Luo Guanzhong, Robert E. Hegel, C. H. Brewitt-Taylor

The Romance of the 3 Kingdoms is Lo Kuan-chung's retelling of the occasions attending the autumn of the Han Dynasty in 220 A.D., the most tumultuous and interesting sessions in chinese language heritage. it's an epic saga of brotherhood and competition, of loyalty and treachery, of victory and loss of life. As vital for chinese language tradition because the Homeric epics were for the West, this fourteenth-century masterpiece is still enjoyed and browse all through China in addition to in Japan, Korea, and Vietnam.

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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 Peking Opera (Cultural China Series) PDF

On account that its ironical origins from South China, and never Beijing, the Peking Opera is the most well-liked type of chinese language leisure. the writer offers details at the Peking Opera¡¯s make-up, track and appearing options. It additionally has biographies of well known Peking Opera performers and its two-centuries-old heritage. With b&w and colour images.

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Download E-books Chinese Demystified: A Self-Teaching Guide PDF

By Claudia Ross

Learning chinese language is a no brainer with Demystified

Chinese Demystified walks you step-by-step throughout the basics and strikes directly to extra complex subject matters. every one bankruptcy concludes with a self-test with the intention to music your development, and a accomplished ultimate examination on the finish of the publication supplies immediate suggestions on new language abilities. The booklet comprises characters in simplified and conventional codecs besides pinyin phonetic translation for simple pronunciation.

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Download E-books Soul Mountain PDF

In 1983, chinese language playwright, critic, fiction author, and painter Gao Xingjian used to be clinically determined with lung melanoma and confronted approaching death.But six weeks later, a moment exam published there has been no cancer—he had received "a moment reprieve from death." confronted with a repressive cultural atmosphere and the specter of a spell in a jail farm, Gao fled Beijing and started a trip of 15,000 kilometers into the distant mountains and old forests of Sichuan in southwest China. the results of this epic voyage of discovery is Soul Mountain.

Bold, lyrical, and prodigious, Soul Moutain probes the human soul with an unusual directness and candor and delights within the freedom of the mind's eye to extend the proposal of the person self.

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Download E-books Wealth into Power: The Communist Party's Embrace of China's Private Sector PDF

By Bruce J. Dickson

In Wealth into strength, Bruce Dickson demanding situations the suggestion that monetary improvement is resulting in political switch in China, or that China's inner most marketers are supporting to advertise democratization. as a substitute, they've got turn into companions with the ruling chinese language Communist get together to advertise monetary development whereas keeping the political established order. Dickson's learn illuminates the Communist Party's process for incorporating China's capitalists into the political method and the way the shared pursuits, own ties, and customary perspectives of the celebration and the personal quarter are making a type of 'crony communism'. instead of being capability brokers of swap, China's marketers could turn out to be a key resource of aid for the party's time table. in keeping with years of study and unique survey info, this publication might be of curiosity to all these drawn to China's political destiny and within the courting among monetary wealth and political strength.

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Download E-books The Dark Road: A Novel PDF

From one in every of global literature’s so much brave voices, a unique in regards to the human price of China’s one-child policy

Far clear of the chinese language monetary miracle, from the brilliant lighting fixtures of Beijing and Shanghai, is an unlimited rural hinterland, the place existence is going on a lot because it has for generations, with one impressive distinction: “normal” mom and dad are authorised via the country to have just a unmarried baby. Written whereas Ma Jian traveled the agricultural backwaters of southwestern China, The darkish Road is the tale of 1 such kinfolk, who makes the novel option to defy the crackdown. A haunting and indelible portrait of the tragedies befalling girls and households by the hands of China’s one-child coverage and of the human spirit’s capability to undergo even the main brutal cruelty, The darkish Road can be a party of lifestyles, and of the fierce good looks born of brave resistance to injustice.

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Relatives around the Taiwan Strait have been volatile for many years prior to might 2008. numerous said "crises" raised the potential for warfare among China and the united states and/or Taiwan and now and then political disputes wracked the US-Taiwan courting. however, the Taiwan relatives Act (TRA) of 1979 helped retain peace via deterring coercive activities by means of China opposed to the island.

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