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  • Winds Howl Through the Mansions
    Winds Howl Through the Mansions (Multiple languages, Paperback) Bejan Matur

    Drawn from Hong Kong International Poetry Nights 2011, Winds Howl Through the Mansions is a chapbook of poetry by Bejan Matur, accompanied by English and Chinese translations.Winds Howl Through the Mansions is also available along with the works of other internationally renowned poets inWords and the World (Twenty-volume Set). Selected poems from this volume are featured in the anthologyWords and...

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  • The China Miracle: Development Strategy and Economic Reform
    The China Miracle: Development Strategy and Economic Reform (English, Paperback) Justin Yifu Lin

    The success of China's economic reform has attracted worldwide attention. Using a historical, comparative and analytic approach grounded in mainstream economics, this text analyzes the internal logic of the traditional planning system and examines whether China can continue its trend of reform.

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  • Shanghai's Dancing World
    Shanghai's Dancing World (English, Paperback) Andrew Field

    Drawing upon a unique and untapped reservoir of sources, this study traces the origin, pinnacle, and ultimate demise of a commercial dance industry in Shanghai between the end of the First World War and the early years of the People's Republic of China. Delving deep into the world of cabarets, nightclubs, and elite ballrooms that arose in the 1920s, the book assesses how and why Chinese society...

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  • American English Idiomatic Expressions in 52 Weeks
    American English Idiomatic Expressions in 52 Weeks (English, Paperback) John Holleman

    In this era of globalization and the world-wide web, the ability to communicate accurately and effectively using English idioms is more important than ever. This week-by-week calendar features: over 3,200 idiomatic expressions in American English; a classification system of 32 functional categories to help in understanding idioms; and more.

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  • Senses of the City
    Senses of the City (English, Hardback) Joseph Sui Ching Lam

    The city of Hangzhou symbolized all of the contradictions of the declining Song Empire (960?1279). It was paramount and feeble, awe-inspiring and threatened, the most admired city and a disgrace to its dynastic founders. Rather than debate the merit of these polemical judgments, the contributors to this volume treat them as expressions of their historical moment, reflecting ideological convictions...

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  • A Poem for a Book
    A Poem for a Book (Multiple languages, Paperback) Yoko Tawada

    This pocket-sized paperback is one of the twenty-two titles published for 2015 Hong Kong International Poetry Nights. The theme of IPHHK2015 is "Poetry and Conflict". 21 international poets from 18 different places are invited to participate in recitations, symposia and sharing sessions of the Poetry Nights. A recitation focusing on 10 local Hong Kong poets, "Hong Kong Cantonese Poetry Night" is...

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  • Love and Women in Early Chinese Fiction
    Love and Women in Early Chinese Fiction (English, Hardback) Daniel Hsieh

    A study focusing on how women and love are portrayed in chuanqi fiction, a genre of classical Chinese literature, of the Tang dynasty. It argues that the emergence of "love" as a theme in Chinese literature is closely related to the historical background of the Tang dynasty.

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  • Books in Numbers
    Books in Numbers (English, Hardback) Wilt L. Idema

    Presents a collection of papers taken from an academic conference entitled "Books in Numbers" held in celebration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Harvard-Yenching Library. The aim of this conference was to celebrate the book culture of East Asia in seperate cultural areas such as: China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, and Central Asia.

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  • The Invisible Citizens of Hong Kong
    The Invisible Citizens of Hong Kong (English, Hardback) Sophia Suk Law

    On May 3, 1975, Hong Kong received its first cohort of 3,743 Vietnamese boatpeople, the beginning of a twenty-five-year chain of events developing within the larger context of forced migration in the modern world. This book intertwines historical archives with personal drawings created by Vietnamese people detained in Hong Kong camps. A work of collective memory with a human face, the text shows...

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  • Sleeping in Gaza
    Sleeping in Gaza (Multiple languages, Paperback) Najwan Darwish

    This pocket-sized paperback is one of the twenty-two titles published for 2015 Hong Kong International Poetry Nights. The theme of IPHHK2015 is "Poetry and Conflict". 21 international poets from 18 different places are invited to participate in recitations, symposia and sharing sessions of the Poetry Nights. A recitation focusing on 10 local Hong Kong poets, "Hong Kong Cantonese Poetry Night" is...

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  • The Dyer's Daughter
    The Dyer's Daughter (Multiple languages, Paperback) Xiao Hong

    This collection carries some of Xiao Hong's most famous short stories such as "On the Oxcart", "Spring in a Small Town", "The Family Outsider", "Flight from Danger", "Vague Expectations", "Hands" and "The Bridge".

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  • Selected Essays of Zhou Zuoren
    Selected Essays of Zhou Zuoren (Multiple languages, Paperback) Zuoren Zhou

    Zhou Zuoren (1885-1967) is a controversial Chinese intellectual and the brother of the writer Lu Xun. Zhou's essays present an alternative vision of the nation, question the dichotomy between modernity and traditions, and espouse a literary style that values openness and individualism.

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  • Food Plants of China
    Food Plants of China (English, Paperback) Professor Shiu-Ying Hu

    The food plants of an area provide the material basis for the survival of its population, and furnish inspiring stimuli for cultural development....

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  • Nothing is without Poison
    Nothing is without Poison (English, Paperback) Michael B. Roberts

    This work aims to provide readers with a simple explanation of the fundamental principles of the sciences of pharmacology, therapeutics and toxicology. It sketches the history of drug treatment from traditional therapy with mainly herbal preparations to today's explosion of synthetic drugs.

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  • Kung Fu (I): En Elementary Chinese Text
    Kung Fu (I): En Elementary Chinese Text (Multiple languages, Paperback) John C. Jamieson, Lin Tao

    This is the first part of a Putonghua textbook which comes in two volumes and covers elementary through high intermediate levels, pitching at a maturity of the university level learners and beyond. It features structural explanations and communicative exercises.

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  • Taipei People
    Taipei People (Multiple languages, Paperback) Hsien-Yung Pai

    Widely acclaimed as a classic of contemporary fiction in Chinese, Taipei People has been frequently compared to James Joyce's Dubliners. Patrick Hanan praises the volume as "the highest achievement in the contemporary Chinese story." Henry Miller considers Pai Hsien-yung "a master of portraiture." Stories from this collection have already been translated into French, German, Italian, Dutch,...

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  • Poverty in a Rich Society
    Poverty in a Rich Society (English, Hardback) Maggie Lau

    Hong Kong's income inequality is greater than that in any developed economy. The growing unequal income distribution and poverty in Hong Kong have aroused public concern. This book is a timely and important opportunity to advance the theory and practice of poverty and social exclusion measurement, and to conduct policy relevant analyses in Hong Kong.

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  • Readings in Classic Chinese Short Stories
    Readings in Classic Chinese Short Stories (Multiple languages, Paperback) Toby Haggith

    Introduces twelve short stories selected from the "Yushi Mingyan", "Jingshi Tongyan", and "Xingshi Hengyan" anthologies. This title contains stories drawn from real-life experiences and folklores. It offers students information concerning the customs, beliefs, and everyday lives of ordinary people in Ming society.

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  • Chinese Language and Culture: An Intermediate Reader
    Chinese Language and Culture: An Intermediate Reader (Multiple languages, Paperback) Weijia Huang, Ao Qun

    This reader is comprised of 22 lessons presented in authentic Chinese which offer an introduction to Chinese culture, its history, language, folklore, religion,and its contemporary and historical social practices.

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  • Post-Communist Sinology in Transformation
    Post-Communist Sinology in Transformation (English, Hardback) Chih-yu Shih

    Self-knowledge is the foundation of sinology. Becoming a sinologist involves engaging in multi-sited processes that deconstruct stereotypical notions of China's rise in the 21st century. The sinologists in this edited volume have actively participated in studies shaped by their specific historical contexts, strategic choices, and varied adaptations. Positioned in different sites, these agents...

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