Beyond the Great Wall

Beyond the Great Wall Author Jeffrey Alford
ISBN-10 9781579655631
Release 2008-05-01
Pages 376
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WINNER OF THE 2009 JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL COOKBOOK AWARD WINNER OF THE 2009 IACP BEST INTERNATIONAL COOKBOOK AWARD A bold and eye-opening new cookbook with magnificent photos and unforgettable stories. In the West, when we think about food in China, what usually comes to mind are the signature dishes of Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai. But beyond the urbanized eastern third of China lie the high open spaces and sacred places of Tibet, the Silk Road oases of Xinjiang, the steppelands of Inner Mongolia, and the steeply terraced hills of Yunnan and Guizhou. The peoples who live in these regions are culturally distinct, with their own history and their own unique culinary traditions. In Beyond the Great Wall, the inimitable duo of Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid—who first met as young travelers in Tibet—bring home the enticing flavors of this other China. For more than twenty-five years, both separately and together, Duguid and Alford have journeyed all over the outlying regions of China, sampling local home cooking and street food, making friends and taking lustrous photographs. Beyond the Great Wall shares the experience in a rich mosaic of recipes—from Central Asian cumin-scented kebabs and flatbreads to Tibetan stews and Mongolian hot pots—photos, and stories. A must-have for every food lover, and an inspiration for cooks and armchair travelers alike.

Sinicization Beyond the Great Wall

Sinicization Beyond the Great Wall Author Anwar Rahman
ISBN-10 1904744885
Release 2005
Pages 170
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Describes Xinjiang and its native indigenous people under the Chinese rule since the People's Republic of China was founded in 1949. The highlights of this book are the author's analyses on the modern Chinese policies towards its minority nationals. It is a useful handbook for those interested in China's ethnic problems, and Central Asian studies.

Ancient China

Ancient China Author Kathleen W. Deady
ISBN-10 9781429668293
Release 2011-07-01
Pages 32
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Traces the key points in ancient Chinese civilization, including the discovery of silk and the construction of the Great Wall of China. Includes timeline.

Beyond the Great Wall

Beyond the Great Wall Author Jay Leibold
ISBN-10 0553267256
Release 1987-08-01
Pages 116
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Readers match wits with eight other fortune hunters as they make a perilous trek into the heart of 1901 China in search of Baron von Frothingham's agent, who disappeared while seeking treasures near the Great Wall.

The Archaeology of Northeast China

The Archaeology of Northeast China Author Sarah Milledge Nelson
ISBN-10 9781134816590
Release 2002-11-01
Pages 288
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An up-to-date synthesis of the archaeology and prehistory of the region called Dongbei by the Chinese, but known in the west as Manchuria. Based on recent archaeological discoveries, the book presents evidence to show that far from being a backwater palely reflecting the glories of central China, Manchuria in prehistory had both its own developmental trajectory, parallel to but different from that of China, and contributed to the formation of the characteristics of what came to be Chinese. New information on the Northeast region of China indicates that it was not populated exclusively by nomadic peoples, but that some of the earliest farming sites can be found here. The Hongshan culture with its Goddess Temple and female figurines is unique, with spectacular and unprecedented jade carving. Lower Xiajiadian culture has painted pottery that can be seen to be the forerunner to the magnificent Shang bronzes.

A Glimpse of the Dragon Beyond the Great Wall

A Glimpse of the Dragon   Beyond the Great Wall Author Janis Letts
ISBN-10 9781409202738
Release 2008
Pages 283
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When Jan made the hasty decision to trade her career as a Tour Guide in an underground sapphire mine in Central Queensland, Australia, for a year of teaching English in Inner Mongolia, China, she had no inkling of what was in store. At her destination were her elder son, his Chinese wife, a first grandson (whom she'd never met), and a host of Chinese in-laws who spoke no English. Her younger son was a reluctant travelling companion.Culture-shocked to her core, she describes the challenges, humorous and tragic, of meeting new family and teaching in a foreign land where characters are as diverse as events are bizarre: readers are led through schoolrooms, market-places, cafes and smoky mah-jong parlours. "Invented" credentials, family tensions, a collapsing ceiling, and her unrequited lust for a younger man make this book a riveting read.

Beyond the Great Wall

Beyond the Great Wall Author Mario Miclat
ISBN-10 9712717089
Release 2006
Pages 224
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Beyond the Great Wall

Beyond the Great Wall Author Piper Rae Gaubatz
ISBN-10 0804723990
Release 1996
Pages 378
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This study of cities on China's inland frontiers from ancient times to the present charts new territory in both geography and Chinese studies. As a work of geography, it integrates the approaches of urban geography, cultural historical geography, and frontier studies to assess the form and function of cities on the Chinese frontiers. In Chinese studies, it is the first work to explore the nature of urbanism on Chinese frontiers, and the first work in English to present comparative case studies of a group of Chinese frontier cities. Beyond the Great Wall focuses on five cities, all originally established as frontier garrisons, which now flourish with populations of over a million as capitals of the ethnically diverse regions in which they are located. The cities are Kunming, Lanzhou, Xining, Hohhot, and Urumqi. The author explores how the urban ideals and practices of eastern China were adapted to the natural and human conditions of the frontier regions, and in the process she analyzes the interaction of Chinese and non-Chinese peoples in frontier cities in outlining the historical development of each city.

Empires beyond the Great Wall

Empires beyond the Great Wall Author Adam T. Kessler
ISBN-10 UOM:39015034005176
Release 1994-06
Pages 175
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These priceless and beautiful artifacts also assist us in tracing East/West cultural diffusion along the Silk Road in the era prior to the perfecting of maritime travel.

China Hand

China Hand Author Ruth Paget
ISBN-10 9780595367306
Release 2005-08
Pages 126
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China Hand reveals Chinese culture and the infrastructure of China's economic success.

Beyond the Great Wall

Beyond the Great Wall Author Edward Dragonet
ISBN-10 OCLC:24683468
Release 1943
Pages 308
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Frontiers of Heaven

Frontiers of Heaven Author Stanley Stewart
ISBN-10 9781461748908
Release 2006-02-01
Pages 232
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Winner of the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award For the Chinese, the Great Wall of China has defined much more than a physical barrier. Over the centuries it has represented a psychological frontier - within it lies the Celestial Kingdom, the compass of all civilization. Beyond lies a barbaric world of chaos and exile. In Frontiers of Heaven, author Stanley Stewart recounts his wanderings halfway across Asia. The journey takes him from Shanghai to the banks of the Indus, and along the way he encounters the modern Chinese for whom these regions beyond the Wall still hold the same morbid fascination. Today, the great western province of Xinjiang is still a land of exile, the destination of soldiers, reluctant settlers, political prisoners, and disgraced officials. Whether describing the lost cities of Central Asia, a Buddhist monastery in the shadow of Tibet, or a love affair in Xi'an, Stewart tells his story with charm and affection.

China s Use of Military Force

China s Use of Military Force Author Andrew Scobell
ISBN-10 0521525853
Release 2003-09-08
Pages 299
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This 2003 book examines China's militarism, concluding that today's leaders may use force more readily than their predecessors.

Ancient China

Ancient China Author Judy Wilcox
ISBN-10 0974650501
Release 2003-12-01
Pages 88
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Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China Author Thammy Evans
ISBN-10 1841621587
Release 2006
Pages 278
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A guidebook to sections of the Great Wall of China, northern China, and Beijing includes historical and cultural details, practical travel advice, and recommendations for accommodations, restaurants, and attractions.

Beyond Great Walls

Beyond Great Walls Author Dee Mack Williams
ISBN-10 0804742782
Release 2002-01
Pages 251
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This is an ethnographic study of a community of Mongolian herders who have been undergoing dramatic environmental and social transformations since 1980. It provides a rare window of observation into a fascinating and important, though remote and relatively understudied, region of modern China, and documents some of the unintended harmful consequences of decollectivization and economic development. Initially, the book presents a case study of land degradation and shows how competing social and cultural forces at the local, national, and international level actively shape that process. More broadly, it focuses on local experiences of modernization and the ways that marginalized people creatively appropriate alien technologies to serve their own ethnic identity and cultural renewal. The book aims to deepen our understanding of environmental change as a social process by exploring significant tensions between such symbolic dichotomies as Chinese/Mongol, farmer/herder, private/collective, development/conservation, Western/Asian, and scientific/indigenous. It argues that the reconstruction of local landscape cannot be separated from the social context of economic insecurity and political fear, nor from the cultural context of group identity and environmental symbolism. Ideologically informed perceptions of the land prove to be highly relevant in both shaping and contesting international development agendas, national grassland policies, and the daily practices of local production. In presenting the full range of material and symbolic stakes now in play on the Chinese grasslands, the book demonstrates that human-land interactions involve social dimensions on a global scale of widely underestimated complexity. Throughout, the author draws from his extensive fieldwork to enrich his study with poignant (and sometimes humorous) anecdotes and biographical sketches.

Beyond the Great South Wall

Beyond the Great South Wall Author Frank Savile
ISBN-10 0787307416
Release 1996-09-01
Pages 322
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1901 Inside the North Pole, Centre of the Earth Fantasy Novel. Sundry Graphic Illustrations Painted by Robert L. Mason. Contents: a Great Depression; the Tale of a Coincidence; the Testimony of Sir John Doriencourte, KNT; We Sail South; a Light of.