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China And The West To 1600

Author : Steven Wallech
ISBN : 9781118880074
Genre : History
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A comparative history of Chinese and Western Civilization from the dawn of agriculture to the dawn of modernity in Europe, China and the West to 1600 explores the factors that led to the divergent evolution of two major cultures of the ancient world, and considers how the subsequent developments saw one culture cling to tradition even as the other failed to do so, inadvertently setting the stage for the birth of the Modern Era. An accessible and inventive comparative history, suitable for all students at the college level as well as general readers Compares the history of Chinese civilization with Western civilization from the rise of agriculture to the dawn of the modern period Explores the ways in which Western failures in the Middle Ages after the Roman Empire’s collapse, and China’s successes in the same period, laid the groundwork for each culture’s divergent path in the modern period Makes meaningful connections between cultures and over time, through the use of themes such as agriculture, philosophy, religion, and warfare and invasion Bridges the gap between antiquity and modernity, looking at many factors of the global Middle Ages that influenced the development of the modern world Features a timeline, ?maps, endnotes, and complete index


Author : John King Fairbank
ISBN : 9780674036659
Genre : Reference
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John King Fairbank was the West's doyen on China, and this book is the full and final expression of his lifelong engagement with this vast ancient civilization. The distinguished historian Merle Goldman brings the book up to date and provides an epilogue discussing the changes in contemporary China that will shape the nation in the years to come.

World History

Author : Steven Wallech
ISBN : 9781118532676
Genre : History
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World History: A Concise Thematic Analysis presents the highly anticipated second edition of the most affordable and accessible survey of world history designed for use at the college level. An engaging narrative that contextualizes history and does not drown students in a sea of facts Offers a comparative analysis of the great civilizations of Eurasia, Africa, and the Americas Addresses themes of population dynamics, food production challenges, disease history, warfare, and other major issues for civilizations Features new interior design and organization to enhance user experience Instructor’s test bank available online at


Author : Edward W. Said
ISBN : 9780804153867
Genre : Social Science
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More than three decades after its first publication, Edward Said's groundbreaking critique of the West's historical, cultural, and political perceptions of the East has become a modern classic. In this wide-ranging, intellectually vigorous study, Said traces the origins of "orientalism" to the centuries-long period during which Europe dominated the Middle and Near East and, from its position of power, defined "the orient" simply as "other than" the occident. This entrenched view continues to dominate western ideas and, because it does not allow the East to represent itself, prevents true understanding. Essential, and still eye-opening, Orientalism remains one of the most important books written about our divided world. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Mla International Bibliography Of Books And Articles On The Modern Languages And Literatures

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105026449558
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Vols. for 1969- include ACTFL annual bibliography of books and articles on pedagogy in foreign languages 1969-

The Chocolate Soldiers

Author : Steven Moore
ISBN : 1780730594
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Born in the politically charged atmosphere of 1911-14 Ireland, and with the support of some of the most influential figures in Belfast, the Young Citizen Volunteers was founded with vision and ambition. Conceived as non-sectarian and non-political, the YCV was at various times a youth movement with national and even international aspirations; a paramilitary body prepared to take up arms to prove its loyalty; and the core of a battalion of the British Army that fought in all the major battles on the Western Front during 1916 and 1917, and helped halt the German advances of 1918. Seen as an elite unit, due to their standard of training, the YCV was given a favored status when it eventually merged with the more working-class Ulster Volunteer Force. Although enlisting with enthusiasm at the outbreak of war and forming the core of the 14th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, the YCVs were unkindly dubbed 'The Chocolate Soldiers' and remained the 'odd men out' throughout the Great War, and beyond. From naïve young men who paraded Belfast in their signature gray uniforms to the karki-clad battle-hardened troops of the Western Front, this is the story of the YCV and 14th Royal Irish Rifles told largely through the words of the soldiers themselves.

The Uses Of Excess In Visual And Material Culture 1600 2010

Author : Ms Julia Skelly
ISBN : 9781409442370
Genre : Art
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Although the idea of excess has often been used to degrade, many of the essays in this collection demonstrate how it has also been used as a strategy for self-fashioning and empowerment, particularly by women and queer subjects. This volume examines a range of material - including ceramics, paintings, caricatures, interior design and theatrical performances - in various global contexts. Each case study sheds new light on how excess has been perceived and constructed, revealing how beliefs about excess have changed over time.

On Their Own Terms

Author : Benjamin A. ELMAN
ISBN : 9780674036475
Genre : History
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Since the middle of the nineteenth century, imperial reformers, early Republicans, Guomindang party cadres, and Chinese Communists have all prioritized science and technology. In this book, Elman gives a nuanced account of the ways in which native Chinese science evolved over four centuries, under the influence of both Jesuit and Protestant missionaries. In the end, he argues, the Chinese produced modern science on their own terms.

China Promise Or Threat

Author : Horst Jürgen Helle
ISBN : 9004298207
Genre : Social Science
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China: Promise or Threat? compares China and the West, demonstrating that China has a strong private realm of family life but acts unreliably in matters of government and the law, while the reverse is true in the West.

Culture And Customs Of Zambia

Author : Scott D. Taylor
ISBN : 0313332460
Genre : Social Science
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A model African nation negotiating between tradition and modernity is revealed.

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