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Out of China

Out of China

How the Chinese Ended the Era of Western Domination

  • Author: Robert Bickers
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 1846146194
  • Category: History
  • Page: 576
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The extraordinary and essential story of how China became the powerful country it is today. Even at the high noon of Europe's empires China managed to be one of the handful of countries not to succumb. Invaded, humiliated and looted, China nonetheless kept its sovereignty. Robert Bickers' major new book is the first to describe fully what has proved to be one of the modern era's most important stories: the long, often agonising process by which the Chinese had by the end of the 20th century regained control of their own country. Out of China uses a brilliant array of unusual, strange and vivid sources to recreate a now fantastically remote world: the corrupt, lurid modernity of pre-War Shanghai, the often tiny patches of 'extra-territorial' land controlled by European powers (one of which, unnoticed, had mostly toppled into a river), the entrepôts of Hong Kong and Macao, and the myriad means, through armed threats, technology and legal chicanery, by which China was kept subservient. Today Chinese nationalism stays firmly rooted in memories of its degraded past - the quest for self-sufficiency, a determination both to assert China's standing in the world and its outstanding territorial claims, and never to be vulnerable to renewed attack. History matters deeply to Beijing's current rulers - and Out of China explains why.

Out of China

Out of China

How the Chinese Ended the Era of Western Domination

  • Author: Robert Bickers
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674982339
  • Category: History
  • Page: 576
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China’s new nationalism is rooted not in its present power but in shameful memories of its former weaknesses. Invaded, humiliated, and looted by foreign powers in the past, China looks out at the twenty-first century through the lens of the past two centuries. History matters deeply to Beijing’s current rulers, and Robert Bickers explains why.

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 0674976878
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Thunder Out of China

Thunder Out of China

  • Author: Theodore H. White,Annalee Jacoby
  • Publisher: Andesite Press
  • ISBN: 9781376210200
  • Category: History
  • Page: 310
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The Coming Collapse of China

The Coming Collapse of China

  • Author: Gordon G. Chang
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1588360210
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 368
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China is hot. The world sees a glorious future for this sleeping giant, three times larger than the United States, predicting it will blossom into the world's biggest economy by 2010. According to Chang, however, a Chinese-American lawyer and China specialist, the People's Republic is a paper dragon. Peer beneath the veneer of modernization since Mao's death, and the symptoms of decay are everywhere: Deflation grips the economy, state-owned enterprises are failing, banks are hopelessly insolvent, foreign investment continues to decline, and Communist party corruption eats away at the fabric of society. Beijing's cautious reforms have left the country stuck midway between communism and capitalism, Chang writes. With its impending World Trade Organization membership, for the first time China will be forced to open itself to foreign competition, which will shake the country to its foundations. Economic failure will be followed by government collapse. Covering subjects from party politics to the Falun Gong to the government's insupportable position on Taiwan, Chang presents a thorough and very chilling overview of China's present and not-so-distant future. From the Hardcover edition.

Nine Continents

Nine Continents

A Memoir In and Out of China

  • Author: Xiaolu Guo
  • Publisher: Grove Press
  • ISBN: 0802189326
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 366
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Xiaolu Guo is one of the most acclaimed Chinese-born writers of her generation, an iconoclastic and completely contemporary voice. Her vivid, poignant memoir, Nine Continents is the story of a curious mind coming of age in an inhospitable country, and her determination to seek a life beyond the limits of its borders. Xiaolu Guo has traveled further than most to become who she needed to be. Now, as she experiences the birth of her daughter in a London maternity ward surrounded by women from all over the world, she looks back on that journey. It begins in the fishing village shack on the East China Sea where her illiterate grandparents raised her, and brings her to a rapidly changing Beijing, full of contradictions: a thriving underground art scene amid mass censorship, curious Westerners who held out affection only to disappear back home. Eventually Xiaolu determined to see the world beyond China for herself, and now, after fifteen years in Europe, her words resonate with the insight of someone both an outsider and at home, in a world far beyond the country of her birth. Nine Continents presents a fascinating portrait of China in the eighties and nineties, how the Cultural Revolution shaped families, and how the country’s economic ambitions gave rise to great change. It is also a moving testament to the birth of a creative spirit, and of a new generation being raised to become citizens of the world. It confirms Xiaolu Guo as one of world literature’s most urgent voices.

Out of China

Out of China

  • Author: Richard L. Smith
  • Publisher: Xulon Press
  • ISBN: 1597815020
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 292
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Wild Swans

Wild Swans

Three Daughters of China

  • Author: Jung Chang
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1439106495
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 544
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The story of three generations in twentieth-century China that blends the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history—a bestselling classic in thirty languages with more than ten million copies sold around the world, now with a new introduction from the author. An engrossing record of Mao’s impact on China, an unusual window on the female experience in the modern world, and an inspiring tale of courage and love, Jung Chang describes the extraordinary lives and experiences of her family members: her grandmother, a warlord’s concubine; her mother’s struggles as a young idealistic Communist; and her parents’ experience as members of the Communist elite and their ordeal during the Cultural Revolution. Chang was a Red Guard briefly at the age of fourteen, then worked as a peasant, a “barefoot doctor,” a steelworker, and an electrician. As the story of each generation unfolds, Chang captures in gripping, moving—and ultimately uplifting—detail the cycles of violent drama visited on her own family and millions of others caught in the whirlwind of history.

Out of China or Yu Yonghe's tale of Formosa

Out of China or Yu Yonghe's tale of Formosa

a history of seventeenth-century Taiwan

  • Author: Macabe Keliher,Yonghe Yu
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9789576386084
  • Category: History
  • Page: 242
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The Scramble for China

The Scramble for China

Foreign Devils in the Qing Empire, 1832-1914

  • Author: Robert Bickers
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141983507
  • Category: History
  • Page: 512
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In the early nineteenth century China remained almost untouched by British and European powers - but as new technology started to change this balance, foreigners gathered like wolves around the weakening Qing Empire. Would the Chinese suffer the fate of much of the rest of the world, carved into pieces by Europeans? Or could they adapt rapidly enough to maintain their independence? This important and compelling book explains the roots of China's complex relationship with the West by illuminating a dramatic, colourful and sometimes shocking period of the country's history.

Out of Mao's Shadow

Out of Mao's Shadow

The Struggle for the Soul of a New China

  • Author: Philip P. Pan
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1416537058
  • Category: History
  • Page: 349
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An inside analysis of modern cultural and political upheavals in China by a fluent Beijing correspondent describes the power struggles currently taking place between the party elite and supporters of democracy, the outcome of which the author predicts will significantly affect China's rise to a world super-power. 125,000 first printing.

Get Out of China You Foreign Dog

Get Out of China You Foreign Dog

  • Author: Kerry J. Button
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1300170271
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Out of China's Earth

Out of China's Earth

Archeological Discoveries in the People's Republic of China

  • Author: Hao Qian,Heyi Chen,Suichu Ru
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art, Chinese
  • Page: 206
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China: Land of Dragons and Emperors

China: Land of Dragons and Emperors

The Fascinating Culture and History of China

  • Author: Adeline Yen Mah
  • Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 0375890998
  • Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Page: 256
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A fascinating book about the history and culture of China. The history of China spans thousands of years. Journey through China in this fascinating and absorbing book: discover the land of dragons and emperors, and learn about the significance of its ancient dynasties. Countless tools and materials that people have used every day for centuries—paper, gunpowder, cast iron, matches, and silk, to name just a few—were first made in China. Chinese society has progressed through major changes, but lucky numbers, festivals, beliefs about colors, the practic of footbinding, the building of the Great Wall, and the larger-than-life people of China are all integral parts of this ancient civilization and still have an impact on life today. Bestselling author Adeline Yen Mah explores an extraordinary view of the great story of China over the last two millennia in this nonfiction work, which also includes black-and-white photographs. From the Hardcover edition.

The Great Wall Of China

The Great Wall Of China

  • Author: Leonard Everett Fisher
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0689801785
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
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A brief history of the Great Wall of China, begun about 2,200 years ago to keep out Mongol invaders.

Red Butterfly

Red Butterfly

How a Princess Smuggled the Secret of Silk Out of China

  • Author: Deborah Noyes,Sophie Blackall
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • ISBN: 9780763624002
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 32
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In long-ago China, as a young princess prepares to leave her parents' kingdom to travel to far-off Khotan where she is to marry the king, she decides to secretly take with her a precious reminder of home.

Silent Invasion

Silent Invasion

China's influence in Australia

  • Author: Clive Hamilton
  • Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
  • ISBN: 1743585446
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 376
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In 2008 Clive Hamilton was at Parliament House in Canberra when the Beijing Olympic torch relay passed through. He watched in bewilderment as a small pro-Tibet protest was overrun by thousands of angry Chinese students. Where did they come from? Why were they so aggressive? And what gave them the right to shut down others exercising their democratic right to protest? The authorities did nothing about it, and what he saw stayed with him.
 
In 2016 it was revealed that wealthy Chinese businessmen linked to the Chinese Communist Party had become the largest donors to both major political parties. Hamilton realised something big was happening, and decided to investigate the Chinese government’s influence in Australia. What he found shocked him.
 
From politics to culture, real estate to agriculture, universities to unions, and even in our primary schools, he uncovered compelling evidence of the Chinese Communist Party’s infiltration of Australia. Sophisticated influence operations target Australia’s elites, and parts of the large Chinese-Australian diaspora have been mobilised to buy access to politicians, limit academic freedom, intimidate critics, collect information for Chinese intelligence agencies, and protest in the streets against Australian government policy. It’s no exaggeration to say the Chinese Communist Party and Australian democracy are on a collision course. The CCP is determined to win, while Australia looks the other way.
 
Thoroughly researched and powerfully argued, Silent Invasion is a sobering examination of the mounting threats to democratic freedoms Australians have for too long taken for granted. Yes, China is important to our economic prosperity; but, Hamilton asks, how much is our sovereignty as a nation worth?

Anyone keen to understand how China draws other countries into its sphere of influence should start with Silent Invasion. This is an important book for the future of Australia. But tug on the threads of China’s influence networks in Australia and its global network of influence operations starts to unravel.Professor John Fitzgerald, author of Big White Lie: Chinese Australians in White Australia


Thunder out of China

Thunder out of China

  • Author: Theodore H. White, Annalee Jacoby
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Out of China

Out of China

A Collection of Interviews with Refugees from China

  • Author: Francis Harper
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: China
  • Page: 235
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The Lost Daughters of China

The Lost Daughters of China

Adopted Girls, Their Journey to America, and the Search for a Missing Past

  • Author: Karin Evans
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781585426768
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 380
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At once a compelling personal narrative and an evocative portrait of contemporary China, this also serves as an invaluable guide for readers as they navigate the process of adopting from China.