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For All the Tea in China

By Sarah Rose
  • ISBN Code: : 1101190019
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : History
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A dramatic historical narrative of the man who stole the secret of tea from China In 1848, the British East India Company, having lost its monopoly on the tea trade, engaged Robert Fortune, a Scottish gardener, botanist, and plant hunter, to make a clandestine trip into the interior of China—territory forbidden to foreigners—to steal the closely guarded secrets of tea horticulture and manufacturing. For All the Tea in China is the remarkable account of Fortune's journeys into China—a thrilling narrative that combines history, geography, botany, natural science, and old-fashioned adventure. Disguised in Mandarin robes, Fortune ventured deep into the country, confronting pirates, hostile climate, and his own untrustworthy men as he made his way to the epicenter of tea production, the remote Wu Yi Shan hills. One of the most daring acts of corporate espionage in history, Fortune's pursuit of China's ancient secret makes for a classic nineteenth-century adventure tale, one in which the fate of empires hinges on the feats of one extraordinary man.

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Discover the origins and varieties of tea and wine, and learn about: - Famous Chinese teas and wines - The etiquette and methods for preparing and serving tea and wine - The health-giving properties of tea and wine - Unique customs practised among the minority peoples in China - Interesting facts and ancient stories relating to tea and wine

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  • Pdf File: the-oxford-handbook-of-negation.pdf

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In this volume, international experts in negation provide a comprehensive overview of cross-linguistic and philosophical research in the field, as well as accounts of more recent results from experimental linguistics, psycholinguistics, and neuroscience. The volume adopts an interdisciplinary approach to a range of fundamental questions ranging from why negation displays so many distinct linguistic forms to how prosody and gesture participate in the interpretation of negative utterances. Following an introduction from the editors, the chapters are arranged in eight parts that explore, respectively, the fundamentals of negation; issues in syntax; the syntax-semantics interface; semantics and pragmatics; negative dependencies; synchronic and diachronic variation; the emergence and acquisition of negation; and experimental investigations of negation. The volume will be an essential reference for students and researchers across a wide range of disciplines, and will facilitate further interdisciplinary work in the field.

Chinese For Dummies

By Wendy Abraham
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1119475511
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Foreign Language Study
  • Members : 625
  • Pdf File: chinese-for-dummies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The fun way to learn to speak Chinese With more than 1.2 billion speakers across the globe — and with nearly 3 million in the U.S. alone — Mandarin Chinese claims the top spot as the world’s most common language. If you want to learn this language to get ahead at school or work, or to make your travel to China easier, this is the handy reference you’ll want by your side. Chinese For Dummies teaches basic grammar, as well as the necessary vocabulary to make introductions and greetings, use proper etiquette, make small talk, make transportation arrangements, order food and beverages, ask directions, deal with money, shop, access recreation, and handle an emergency. Concentrates on Mandarin Chinese and features new and revised content Includes major updates to all the necessary foundational information needed to speak Chinese Covers grammar, verb conjugations, and pronunciations Offers a refreshed mini-dictionary complete with even more vocabulary Find free conversational audio tracks online As the Chinese economy continues to grow, the importance of Chinese as a trade language will also increase. If you’re a student or business professional who has a basic understanding of the language, you’ll be poised to surpass your peers when it comes to dealing with international markets. So get started today!

Himalaya Calling

By Chung Tan
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  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Book Code : 1938134613
  • Total of Pages : 404
  • Category : History
  • Members : 580
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Himalaya Calling: The Origins of China and India will take the reader through a journey through the periods of time and places starting from the beginning of civilization from the Himalayas and extending into the Himalaya Sphere. The chapters in the book enable the reader to view the dynamics of China and India from the geo-civilizational paradigm of the Himalaya Sphere. Among the other new concepts introduced is a new understanding of the Buddhist tryst with China's developing process as a super-state and the interaction of the dynamics of ‘wandering ascetics’ from India and ‘householder’ in China. It conveys the message of two ‘civilization-states’ as akin to oases in the desert of modern ‘nation-states’ and advocates the Indian spiritual goal of ‘Vasudhaiva kutumbakam’ (the whole world is one single family) and the Chinese spiritual goal of ‘tianxia datong 天下大同’ (grand harmony all-under-Heaven). The book is a must-read for all the leaders and policy makers of China and India. It is a culmination of decades of learning by the author who has lived in both the countries. The reader will begin to understand the shared origins of China and India and how the civilizations have been linked through the ages. The book is timely as it coincides with the commemoration of the diamond jubilee (50th anniversary) of the Panchsheel (Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence) in 2014. Contents:ForewordPrefaceIntroductionThe 'Himalaya Sphere' Lives in the Spirit of China and IndiaCivilization Twins Grew Side by SideCivilization and State in China-India Relations'Himalaya Sphere' into Universal Prosperity Readership: Policy makers, historians, leaders in China and India and anyone interested in knowing more about China and India. Keywords:Civilization;China;India;Origins of Civilization;Civilization States;Civilization Twins;Himalaya;Cultural Affinity;Chindia; BuddhismKey Features:No other book in the market that fundamentally offers fresh perspective on understanding of China and IndiaEnables the reader to view the dynamics of China and India from the geo-civilizational paradigm of the Himalaya SphereAdvocates the Indian spiritual goal of 'Vasudhaiva kutumbakam' (the whole world is one single family)and the Chinese spiritual goal of 'tianxia datong 天下大同' (grand harmony all-under-Heaven)

DI Helen Grace

By M. J. Arlidge
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 1405932120
  • Total of Pages : 2400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 461
  • Pdf File: di-helen-grace.pdf

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'Detective Inspector Helen Grace is one of the greatest heroes to come along in years' Jeffery Deaver M J Arlidge's D I Helen Grace Ebook Bundle contains the following: Eeny Meeny Pop Goes the Weasel The Doll's House Liar Liar Little Boy Blue Hide and Seek

Changing Rice Bowl: Economic Development and Diet in China

By Elizabeth J. Leppman
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  • Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
  • Book Code : 9789622097230
  • Total of Pages : 228
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 597
  • Pdf File: changing-rice-bowl.pdf

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The book deals with a topic of perennial interest to Chinese and non-Chinese alike: Chinese food. Chinese culture is exceptionally food-oriented, and non-Chinese are curious about what Chinese people in China actually eat, as contrasted with meals in ever-popular Chinese restaurants. Furthermore, foreigners have long received the impression that Chinese people are inadequately fed, but the picture today is considerably more complex. At its best, the Chinese diet is among the world’s healthiest, and access to adequate, nutritious food has made enormous progress in recent years. The content of the Chinese diet and its nutritional adequacy vary over space, not only in the vastness of China but even within one province. All these strands, examined after the end of food rationing opened new choices to Chinese consumers, are portrayed in a text that is easily accessible to the general public and that is supplemented with maps, graphs, and photographs. Beginning with background concepts in nutrition, culture, and economic development, the book proceeds to describe foods that Chinese traditionally eat and the farming system that has produced them for hundreds of years. It then gives an overview of rural-urban contrasts at the national level. A summary geography of Liaoning Province in China’s northeast provides background for the detailed study of the dietary regime in a sample of households at five sites within the province. The book concludes with some suggestions of possible future implications of the findings.

Tea in Health and Disease Prevention

By Victor R. Preedy
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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Book Code : 0123849381
  • Total of Pages : 1612
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 304
  • Pdf File: tea-in-health-and-disease-prevention.pdf

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While there have been many claims of the benefits of teas through the years, and while there is nearly universal agreement that drinking tea can benefit health, there is still a concern over whether the lab-generated results are representative of real-life benefit, what the risk of toxicity might be, and what the effective-level thresholds are for various purposes. Clearly there are still questions about the efficacy and use of tea for health benefit. This book presents a comprehensive look at the compounds in black, green, and white teas, their reported benefits (or toxicity risks) and also explores them on a health-condition specific level, providing researchers and academics with a single-volume resource to help in identifying potential treatment uses. No other book on the market considers all the varieties of teas in one volume, or takes the disease-focused approach that will assist in directing further research and studies. Interdisciplinary presentation of material assists in identifying potential cross-over benefits and similarities between tea sources and diseases Assists in identifying therapeutic benefits for new product development Includes coverage and comparison of the most important types of tea - green, black and white

Studying in China

By Patrick McAloon
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  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
  • Book Code : 1462914365
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 488
  • Pdf File: studying-in-china.pdf

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"China is changing faster than any other nation on earth today. Written by a Chinese language teacher and a travel professional who works with students in China all the time, Studying in China is an invaluable resource…" —Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA) Newsletter A visit to China can change your life. Would you like to study in China, but are not sure what you will find there? A trip to China to live, work or study promises an amazing, life-changing experience in the most historically and culturally fascinating nation on earth. Find all the information you need for your educational experience abroad in Studying in China. China is changing faster than any other nation on earth today. Written by a travel professional who works with students in China all the time, Studying in China is an invaluable resource that tells you: What to pack that you won't find over there How to arrive at your destination and settle in safely How to make your Chinese instructors happy How your day-to-day experiences will unfold once you are there How to get the most from a limited stay Author Patrick McAloon is a co-founder of SinoConnect, a firm that connects students of all ages with educational opportunities in China and the United States. He has been helping students prepare to study in China for 15 years. Having conducted hundreds of study abroad seminars, McAloon is uniquely qualified to supply students going to China with the latest up-to-date information on how to study abroad. Readying yourself for this experience can be daunting, and Studying in China makes it easy from start to finish. Prepare to make new friends in your classes and while traveling around China, but first learn how to avoid common pitfalls and mistakes. Being an international student in China can be a life-changing experience. Don't take our word for it. Read this book and go study in China!

Cha Dao

By Solala Towler
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  • Publisher : Singing Dragon
  • Book Code : 9780857010148
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 974
  • Pdf File: cha-dao.pdf

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In China, the art and practice of drinking tea is about much more than merely soaking leaves in a cup of hot water. The tradition is rooted in Daoism, and emerged from a philosophy that honoured living a life of grace and gratitude, balance and harmony, and fulfilment and enjoyment - what the ancient Chinese called Cha Dao, or the Way of Tea. Cha Dao takes us on a fascinating journey through the Way of Tea, from its origins in the sacred mountains and temples of ancient China, through its links to Daoist concepts such as Wu Wei or non-striving and the Value of Worthlessness, to the affinity between Tea Mind and the Japanese spirit of Zen. Interspersed are a liberal helping of quotes from the great tea masters of the past, anecdotes from the author's own trips to China, and traditional tea stories from China and Japan. The unique health benefits of tea are also explored, and a chapter is devoted to describing the history, characteristics and properties of 25 different tea varieties. This book will interest tea lovers, as well as those who want to learn more about tea culture, Daoist and Zen thought and practice, and Asian history and culture.

The World of Caffeine

By Bennett Alan Weinberg,Bonnie K. Bealer
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135958173
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : History
  • Members : 853
  • Pdf File: the-world-of-caffeine.pdf

Book Short Summary:

First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Christianity and Confucianism

By Christopher Hancock
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 056765768X
  • Total of Pages : 696
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 736
  • Pdf File: christianity-and-confucianism.pdf

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Christianity and Confucianism: Culture, Faith and Politics, sets comparative textual analysis against the backcloth of 2000 years of cultural, political, and religious interaction between China and the West. As the world responds to China's rise and China positions herself for global engagement, this major new study reawakens and revises an ancient conversation. As a generous introduction to biblical Christianity and the Confucian Classics, Christianity and Confucianism tells a remarkable story of mutual formation and cultural indebtedness. East and West are shown to have shaped the mind, heart, culture, philosophy and politics of the other - and far more, perhaps, than either knows or would want to admit. Christopher Hancock has provided a rich and stimulating resource for scholars and students, diplomats and social scientists, devotees of culture and those who pursue wisdom and peace today.

A Thirst for Empire

By Erika Rappaport
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 1400884853
  • Total of Pages : 568
  • Category : History
  • Members : 314
  • Pdf File: a-thirst-for-empire.pdf

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How the global tea industry influenced the international economy and the rise of mass consumerism Tea has been one of the most popular commodities in the world. Over centuries, profits from its growth and sales funded wars and fueled colonization, and its cultivation brought about massive changes—in land use, labor systems, market practices, and social hierarchies—the effects of which are with us even today. A Thirst for Empire takes a vast and in depth historical look at how men and women—through the tea industry in Europe, Asia, North America, and Africa—transformed global tastes and habits and in the process created our modern consumer society. As Erika Rappaport shows, between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries the boundaries of the tea industry and the British Empire overlapped but were never identical, and she highlights the economic, political, and cultural forces that enabled the British Empire to dominate—but never entirely control—the worldwide production, trade, and consumption of tea. Rappaport delves into how Europeans adopted, appropriated, and altered Chinese tea culture to build a widespread demand for tea in Britain and other global markets and a plantation-based economy in South Asia and Africa. Tea was among the earliest colonial industries in which merchants, planters, promoters, and retailers used imperial resources to pay for global advertising and political lobbying. The commercial model that tea inspired still exists and is vital for understanding how politics and publicity influence the international economy. An expansive and original global history of imperial tea, A Thirst for Empire demonstrates the ways that this fluid and powerful enterprise helped shape the contemporary world.

Nǐ Hǎo, China

By Leah Kaminski
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  • Publisher : Cherry Lake
  • Book Code : 1534149511
  • Total of Pages : 48
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 165
  • Pdf File: nǐ-hǎo-china.pdf

Book Short Summary:

As one of the Earth's biggest countries and the one with the world's largest population, China is well-known for its rich history and traditions. Books in the Countries of the World series teach readers about countries' unique features through engaging content and pictures. Readers will learn about China's culture, monuments like the Great Wall, and animals like panda bears that call China home. This book includes a table of contents, activity sections, sidebars, infographics, recipes, a glossary, and references to learn more.