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Download E-books For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World's Favorite Drink and Changed History PDF

By Sarah Rose

"If ever there has been a ebook to learn within the corporation of a pleasant cuppa, this can be it." -The Washington Post

within the dramatic tale of 1 of the best acts of company espionage ever dedicated, Sarah Rose recounts the interesting, not likely conditions surrounding a turning aspect in fiscal background. via the center of the 19th century, the British East India corporation confronted the lack of its monopoly at the beautifully profitable tea alternate with China, forcing it to make the drastic determination of sending Scottish botanist Robert Fortune to thieve the crop from deep inside of China and convey it again to British plantations in India. Fortune's danger-filled odyssey, magnificently mentioned right here, reads like experience fiction, revealing a long-forgotten bankruptcy of the earlier and the wondrous origins of a likely usual beverage.

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Download E-books Cosmology and Political Culture in Early China (Cambridge Studies in Chinese History, Literature and Institutions) PDF

By Aihe Wang

This ebook bargains an intensive reinterpretation of the formative levels of chinese language tradition and background, tracing the primary position performed by means of cosmology within the formation of China's early empires. It crosses the disciplines of background, social anthropology, archaeology, and philosophy to demonstrate how cosmological structures, rather the 5 parts, formed political tradition. through concentrating on dynamic swap in early cosmology, the e-book undermines the inspiration that chinese language cosmology was once homogenous and unchanging. by way of arguing that cosmology used to be intrinsic to strength relatives, it additionally demanding situations winning theories of political and highbrow background.

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Download E-books China Among Equals: The Middle Kingdom and Its Neighbors, 10th-14th Centuries PDF

Scholars have lengthy accredited China's personal view of its conventional international kin: that China devised its personal international order and maintained it from the second one century B.C. to the 19th century. China governed out equality with any state: overseas rulers and their envoys have been taken care of as subordinates or inferiors, required to ship periodic tribute embassies to the chinese language emperor. The chinese language courtroom used to be another way bored with international lands. Its imperative pursuits have been to keep up peace with what it gave the impression to be barbarian acquaintances and to coax or coerce them into admitting China's superiority and accepting the chinese language emperor because the Son of Heaven.

But chinese language overseas coverage was once no longer monolithic. courtroom officers in conventional occasions have been even more practical and pragmatic than is often assumed. they didn't scorn international alternate, nor have been unaware of international lands. demanding the accredited view of chinese language international family, the authors of China between Equals give a contribution to a clearer evaluate of chinese language overseas kin and coverage. From the 10th to the 13th centuries, China didn't dogmatically implement its personal international order. chinese language have been longing for overseas alternate and familiar with their associates. The Sung (960-1279), the central dynasty in the course of that period, was once versatile in its dealings with foreigners. Its officers well-known the army and political weak spot of the dynasty, and more often than not they followed a practical and pragmatic overseas coverage. They have been pressured to simply accept overseas states as equals, and the family members among China and different states have been outlined through diplomatic parity.

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Download E-books Lichenes: Übersicht über Sämtliche Bisher aus China Bekannten Flechten (German Edition) PDF

Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer e-book documents mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.

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Download E-books The New Emperors: Power and the Princelings in China PDF

How does one develop into the chief of the world's most up-to-date superpower? And who holds the genuine energy within the chinese language method?
China has turn into the powerhouse of the area economic system and residential to at least one in five of the world's inhabitants, but we all know nearly not anything of the folk who lead it. within the New Emperors, the famous China professional Kerry Brown trips deep into the guts of the Communist get together. China's method may have its roots in peasant uprising however it is now firmly below the keep watch over of a power-conscious Beijing elite, virtually 1/2 whose participants are comparable on to former senior occasion leaders. Brown unearths the intrigue, scandal and homicide surrounding the inner conflict raging among China's: one based through Mao on Communist rules, and a latest China during which 'to get wealthy is glorious'. on the centre of all of it sits the most recent celebration Secretary, Xi Jinping - the son of a progressive, with hyperlinks either to important company and to the People's Liberation military. His upward thrust to energy is symbolic of the recent dragons prime the world's subsequent superpower.

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Download E-books Connecting Seas and Connected Ocean Rims: Indian, Atlantic, and Pacific Oceans and China Seas Migrations from the 1830s to the 1930s PDF

By Donna R. Gabaccia, Dirk Hoerder

Long-distance migration of peoples were a critical if little understood think about worldwide integration. The essays during this assortment give a contribution to a brand new background of global migrations, written via experts of specific parts of the area. jointly those essays aspect in the direction of a shift from the local migrations of person seas and oceans of the early smooth period towards nineteenth-century exertions migrations that hooked up the Pacific and Indian to the Atlantic Oceans. designated case reports exhibit the significance of human migration within the improvement, consolidation and critique of empire-building, theories of race, glossy capitalism, and large-scale advertisement agriculture and on each continent.

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Download E-books China und das Recht des geistigen Eigentums: Die Vereinbarungen mit der WTO und ihre Umsetzung (German Edition) PDF

By Marcus Ring

Im Zuge von Globalisierung und Handelsliberalisierung erlangen geistige Eigentumsrechte eine steigende Bedeutung. Seit Dezember 2001 ist China Mitglied der Welthandelsorganisation (WTO). Durch die Unterzeichnung des Beitrittsvertrags hat sich die Volksrepublik zu einer vollständigen sowie unmittelbaren Umsetzung des Abkommens über die handelsbezogenen Aspekte der Rechte des geistigen Eigentums (TRIPS) verpflichtet. Dennoch wird China häufig für den Umgang mit geistigem Eigentum kritisiert.Über fünf Jahre nach dem Beitritt zur WTO wird in dieser Studie untersucht, wie intestine die Vereinbarungen mit der WTO von der VR China eingehalten werden.

In diesem Buch werden zunächst die spezifischen Eigenschaften von geistigem Eigentum, unter anderem mittels einer spieltheoretischen Implikation, verdeutlicht. In einem nächsten Schritt werden die Vereinbarungen auf dem Gebiet des geistigen Eigentums erläutert. Im anschließenden und wesentlichen Teil der Untersuchung wird detailliert analysiert, warum es der VR China noch immer nicht gelungen ist, einen adäquaten Schutz des geistigen Eigentums zu gewährleisten. Dabei wird gezielt zwischen formalen Zugeständnissen für die Rechteinhaber und Rechtsdurchsetzungen unterschieden.

Die Studie zeigt, dass der VR China bei mehreren Artikeln des Abkommens eine ausreichende Umsetzung gelungen ist. Dennoch führen vor allem ein mangelndes Bewusstsein für geistiges Eigentum sowie eine unzureichende chinesische Durchsetzung der Rechte des geistigen Eigentums zu häufigen Rechtsverletzungen.

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Download E-books Chinese Identities, Ethnicity and Cosmopolitanism (Chinese Worlds) PDF

Drawing upon wide-ranging case research fabric, the book explores the ever-changing own and cultural id of chinese language migrants and the varied cosmopolitan groups they carry. some of the versions of newly-forged groups are tested with the further size of private identification and the individual's position in society.

With specific emphasis at the altering face of chinese language ethnicity in a number validated areas of convergence, Chan attracts on large adventure and data within the box to carry the reader a clean, interesting and finally very human research of migration, tradition, identification and the self.

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