Author: Planet Lonely
Publisher: Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet : un guide de référence, à la fois pratique et culturel, pour un séjour inoubliable en Chine Une couverture géographique exhaustive, y compris le Tibet, Hong Kong et Macao. Des sections en couleurs présentent l'essentiel de la Chine, avec ses temples, sa cuisine, ses plus belles randonnées, ses fêtes et festivals, ainsi que ses nombreux sites culturels et naturels, dont le Bund à Shanghai et la Cité interdite à Beijing (illustrée d'un plan en 3D). Plusieurs suggestions d'itinéraires pour aider à bien planifier son séjour (le Nord, la route de la Soie, le littoral, les régions tibétaines, de Beijing à la Mongolie, etc.). Un chapitre " Tibet " contenant toutes les informations pratiques (randonnées, monastères, transports et permis nécessaires) pour voyager dans cette région. Une section très complète consacrée à la culture chinoise dont un chapitre sur les "Arts martiaux" et un chapitre "Langue" très utile sur le mandarin, le cantonais, le tibétain, le ouïgour ou le mongol, avec un glossaire. Un chapitre en couleur sur la descente du Yangzi décrit le parcours sur le plus long fleuve de Chine (gorges, barrages, ports, villages, etc.) et donne des informations pratiques pour bien choisir sa croisière. Un chapitre sur la Grande Muraille pour comprendre l'histoire de ce monument incontournable et en visiter certaines portions en logeant à proximité. Un chapitre "La Chine en train" pour tout connaître du vaste réseau ferroviaire du pays et ses grandes lignes mythiques, tels le Transmongolien et le Transmandchourien.
Recent events—from strife in Tibet and the rapid growth of Christianity in China to the spectacular expansion of Chinese Buddhist organizations around the globe—vividly demonstrate that one cannot understand the modern Chinese world without attending closely to the question of religion. The Religious Question in Modern China highlights parallels and contrasts between historical events, political regimes, and cultural movements to explore how religion has challenged and responded to secular Chinese modernity, from 1898 to the present. Vincent Goossaert and David A. Palmer piece together the puzzle of religion in China not by looking separately at different religions in different contexts, but by writing a unified story of how religion has shaped, and in turn been shaped by, modern Chinese society. From Chinese medicine and the martial arts to communal temple cults and revivalist redemptive societies, the authors demonstrate that from the nineteenth century onward, as the Chinese state shifted, the religious landscape consistently resurfaced in a bewildering variety of old and new forms. The Religious Question in Modern China integrates historical, anthropological, and sociological perspectives in a comprehensive overview of China’s religious history that is certain to become an indispensible reference for specialists and students alike.
ANDROS, SIR EDMUND (1637-1714), English colonial governor in America, was born in London on the 6th of December 1637, son of Amice Andros, an adherent of Charles I., and the royal bailiff of the island of Guernsey. He served for a short time in the army of Prince Henry of Nassau, and in 1660-1662 was gentleman in ordinary to the queen of Bohemia (Elizabeth Stuart, daughter of James I. of England). He then served against the Dutch, and in 1672 was commissioned major in what is said to have been the first English regiment armed with the bayonet. In 1674 he became, by the appointment of the duke of York (later James II.), governor of New York and the Jerseys, though his jurisdiction over the Jerseys was disputed, and until his recall in 1681 to meet an unfounded charge of dishonesty and favouritism in the collection of the revenues, he proved himself to be a capable administrator, whose imperious disposition, however, rendered him somewhat unpopular among the colonists. During a visit to England in 1678 he was knighted.
Author: Boston Public Library
Quarterly accession lists; beginning with Apr. 1893, the bulletin is limited to "subject lists, special bibliographies, and reprints or facsimiles of original documents, prints and manuscripts in the Library," the accessions being recorded in a separate classified list, Jan.-Apr. 1893, a weekly bulletin Apr. 1893-Apr. 1894, as well as a classified list of later accessions in the last number published of the bulletin itself (Jan. 1896)
Over the course of the eighteenth century, European intellectuals shifted from admiring China as a utopian place of wonder to despising it as a backwards and despotic state. That transformation had little to do with changes in China itself, and everything to do with Enlightenment conceptions of political identity and Europe's own burgeoning global power. China in the German Enlightenment considers the place of German philosophy, particularly the work of Leibniz, Goethe, Herder, and Hegel, in this development. Beginning with the first English translation of Walter Demel's classic essay "How the Chinese Became Yellow," the collection's essays examine the connections between eighteenth-century philosophy, German Orientalism, and the origins of modern race theory.
Author: Frank Kardes, Maria Cronley, Thomas Cline
Publisher: Cengage Learning
This wide-ranging yet focused text provides an informative introduction to consumer behavior supported by in-depth, scientifically grounded coverage of key principles and applications. CONSUMER BEHAVIOR, Second Edition, devotes ample attention to classic consumer behavior topics, including consumer information processing, consumer decision making, persuasion, social media and the role of culture and society on consumer behavior. In addition, this innovative text explores important current topics and trends relevant to modern consumer behavior, such as international and ethical perspectives, an examination of contemporary media, and a discussion of online tactics and branding strategies. This versatile text strikes an ideal balance among theoretical concepts, cutting-edge research findings, and applied real-world examples that illustrate how successful businesses apply consumer behavior to develop better products and services, market them more effectively, and achieve a sustainable competitive advantage. With its strong consumer-focused, strategy-oriented approach, CONSUMER BEHAVIOR, Second Edition, will serve you well in the classroom and help you develop the knowledge and skills to succeed in the dynamic world of modern business. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This book is about China’s ambitions in its most complex and internationally visible space endeavor, namely its human space exploration programme. It provides a comprehensive reflection on China ́s strategic direction and objectives in space, including in particular those set forth in its human spaceflight programme and analyses the key domestic and external factors affecting the country’s presumed manned lunar ambitions. The objective of the book is to disentangle the opportunities and challenges China ́s space ambitions are creating for other spacefaring nations and for Europe in particular. It therefore includes an in-depth analysis of possible European postures towards China in space exploration and seeks to stimulate a debate on future space strategies in the broader context of world politics.