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Enigma of China

Enigma of China

Inspector Chen 8

  • Author: Qiu Xiaolong
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1473616794
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
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Chief Inspector Chen Cao never had a choice about his career. A poet by training, he was assigned to the Shanghai Police Department after college. To his own surprise, he became an excellent detective, and now he's in line to take over the top political position in the department. Which is why the Party has chosen him for the investigation into the death of Zhou Keng. Zhou Keng was running the Shanghai Housing Development Committee when a number of his corrupt practices were exposed. Removed from his position and placed into detention, he apparently hanged himself while under guard. The Party is anxious to have Zhou's death declared a suicide, but the sequence of events doesn't quite add up. Now Chen will have to decide what to do - follow the party line, or seek the justice his position requires and risk angering powerful people...

The Enigma of China

The Enigma of China

Including Appendix : Japan and Nuclear Power, the War in Vietnam

  • Author: Asahi Shinbunsha
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: China
  • Page: 155
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Untying the Knot

Untying the Knot

On Riddles and Other Enigmatic Modes

  • Author: Galit Hasan-Rokem,David Shulman
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780195356328
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 344
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This book collects eighteen previously unpublished essays on the riddle--a genre of discourse found in virtually every human culture. Hasan-Rokem and Shulman have drawn these essays from a variety of cultural perspectives and disciplines; linguists, anthropologists, folklorists, and religion and literature scholars consider riddling practices in Hebrew, Finnish, Indian languages, Chinese, and classical Greek. The authors seek to understand the peculiar expressive power of the riddle, and the cultural logic of its particular uses; they scrutinize the riddle's logical structure and linguistic strategies, as well as its affinity to neighboring genres such as enigmas, puzzles, oracular prophecy, proverbs, and dreams. In this way, they begin to answer how riddles relate to the conceptual structures of a particular culture, and how they come to represent a culture's cosmology or cognitive map of the world. More importantly, these essays reveal the human need for symbolic ordering--riddles being one such form of cultural ritual.

The Historical Evolution of World-Systems

The Historical Evolution of World-Systems

  • Author: C. Chase-Dunn,E. Anderson
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1403980527
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 213
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The rise and decline of great powers remains a fascinating topic of vigorous debate. This book brings together leading scholars to explore the historical evolution of world systems through examining the ebb and flow of great powers over time, with particular emphasis on early time periods. The book advances understanding of the regularities in the dynamics of empire and the expansion of political, social and economic interaction networks, from the Bronze Age forward. The authors analyze the expansion and contraction of cross-cultural trade networks and systems of competing and allying political groupings. In premodern times, theses ranged from small local trading networks (even the very small ones of hunting-gathering peoples) to the vast Mongol world-system. Within such systems, there is usually one, or a very few, hegemonic powers. How they achieve dominance and how transitions lead to systems change are important topics, particularly at a time when the United States' position is in flux. The chapters in this book review several recent approaches and present a wealth of new findings.

Managing Country Risk

Managing Country Risk

A Practitioner's Guide to Effective Cross-Border Risk Analysis

  • Author: Daniel Wagner
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1466558954
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 308
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What would you do if a law that enabled your investment to operate successfully abroad suddenly changed, and your business could no longer operate profitably there? Imagine exporting goods to a government buyer only to discover after the fact that your home country, or the United Nations, has just imposed an embargo on that country. Managing Countr

Cyber Enigma

Cyber Enigma

Unravelling the Terror in the Cyber World

  • Author: E. Dilipraj
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1000517659
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 262
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Cyber and its related technologies such as the Internet was introduced to the world only in late 1980s, and today it is unimaginable to think of a life without it. Despite being ubiquitous, cyber technology is still seen as an enigma by many, mainly due to its rapid development and the high level of science involved. In addition to the existing complexities of the technology, the level of threat matrix surrounding the cyber domain further leads to various misconceptions and exaggerations. Cyber technology is the future, thus forcing us to understand this complex domain to survive and evolve as technological beings. To understand the enigma, the book analyzes and disentangles the issues related to cyber technology. The author unravels the threats that terrorize the cyber world and aims to decrypt its domain. It also presents the existing reality of cyber environment in India and charts out a few recommendations for enhancing the country’s cyber security architecture. Further, the book delves into detailed analysis of various issues like hacking, dark web, cyber enabled terrorism and covert cyber capabilities of countries like the US and China. Please note: Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

Cracking the Emerging Markets Enigma

Cracking the Emerging Markets Enigma

  • Author: G. Andrew Karolyi
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0199336628
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 288
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Forward-thinking investors are constantly looking for the next BRIC-what foreign market is on the brink of expansive growth? Will these investments payoff, or are the potential risks too great? Investing in these emerging markets requires a careful analysis of potential risks and benefits which vary greatly from country to country and even from day to day. In Cracking the Emerging Markets Enigma, emerging markets expert Andrew Karolyi outlines a practical strategy for evaluating the opportunities and-more importantly-the risks of investing in emerging markets. Karolyi's proposed system evaluates multiple dimensions of the potential risks faced by prospective investors. These categories of risk reflect the uneven quality or fragility of the various institutions designed to assure integrity in capital markets-political stability, corporate opacity, limits placed on foreign investors, and more. By distilling these analyses into a numerical scoring system, Karolyi has devised a way to assess with ease emerging markets by different dimensions of risk and across all dimensions together. This novel assessment framework already has been tested in the market to great success. Researchers, students, firms, and both seasoned and novice investors are poised to gain a clear understanding of how to evaluate potential investments in emerging markets to maximize profits.

China Into the Future

China Into the Future

Making Sense of the World's Most Dynamic Economy

  • Author: W. John Hoffmann,Michael J. Enright
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470822449
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 318
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China has become one of the most important forces in the world today, and this book combines views of her internal and external political relations, of the fundamentals of her economic development, and of the political, social and economic pressures that will influence her future.

A Southern Enigma

A Southern Enigma

Essays on teh U.S. South

  • Author: Fred Hobson
  • Publisher: Universitat de València
  • ISBN: 8437085632
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 224
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El sud americà està ple de paradoxes: es tracta d'un dels llocs més hospitalaris i al mateix temps, un dels menys acollidors del món. Els assajos inclosos en aquest llibre constitueixen la impressió d'un home sobre diversos aspectes de la vida, el passat i el present a Dixie. Parlen gairebé de tot: la raça, la política, la religió, la literatura i altres manifestacions culturals. Alguns dels assajos són biogràfics. Hobson se sent particularment atret per figures com H. L. Belluguin, Gerald W. Johnson, James McBride Donaves i Louis Rubin, crítics socials i culturals que han explorat la ment del sud, o per escriptors literaris com Richard Ford i Mary Mebane. Conclou el llibre amb dos assajos personals: l'exploració de les vides de dos membres de la seua família; històries que revelen moltes coses del sud, de l'època i de llocs concrets.

Chinese Theories of Theater and Performance from Confucius to the Present

Chinese Theories of Theater and Performance from Confucius to the Present

  • Author: Faye Chunfang Fei
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN: 9780472089239
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 213
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The first English-language anthology that traces the centuries-long evolution of Chinese thought on theater and performance