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By Linda Furiya

When Linda Furiya determined to maneuver to China together with her boyfriend on the age of thirty, she was hoping to discover romance and ethnic kinship. waiting for universal flooring with locals as an Asian American, Furiya struggled along with her ambition as a nutrition author in a state the place notions of race and gender are set in stone. in the course of the six years she lived in Beijing and Shanghai, Furiya skilled quite a lot of experiences—loneliness, isolation, friendship, and love—tied jointly by way of one universal subject: food.

Ultimately, Furiya passed those demanding situations and located concept from the brave chinese language girls who graced her existence. The sensuous event of getting ready and consuming real chinese language delicacies follows Furiya all through her trip, and finally finds the intimate, nurturing part of the chinese language tradition and other people. half insightful memoir, half actual cookbook, How to cook dinner a Dragon is a revealing examine race, love, and foodstuff in China.

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By Brigitta Hauser-Schaublin, Marie-Louise Nabholz-Kartaschoff, Urs Ramseyer

Originally released in 1991, in organization with the Museum der Kulturen, Basel.
This electronic version released 2012

In this superbly illustrated e-book, 3 specialists learn the heritage, creation and makes use of of textiles in Balinese society. Many fantastic items are provided, their uncooked fabrics and strategies of weaving and dyeing are defined, and the complicated symbolism and formality capabilities of every are defined intimately.

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Download E-books Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: Asia: How to Do Business in 12 Asian Countries PDF

By Terri Morrison, Wayne A. Conaway

Economies are regularly transferring everywhere Asia, as alternate boundaries are continuously being lifted and installed position. to maintain with the velocity of swap, knowing the tradition and customs which are using this growth around the continent is vital. The nations explored in "Kiss, Bow or Shake arms: Asia" are China (Hong Kong), India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

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Download E-books The Snow Lion and the Dragon: China, Tibet, and the Dalai Lama PDF

By Melvyn C. Goldstein

Tensions over the "Tibet Question"—the political prestige of Tibet—are escalating on a daily basis. The Dalai Lama has received vast overseas sympathy in his appeals for autonomy from China, but the chinese language executive keeps a hard-line place opposed to it. what's the historical past of the clash? Can the 2 facets come to a suitable compromise? during this considerate research, wonderful professor and longtime Tibet analyst Melvyn C. Goldstein provides a balanced and available view of the clash and an offer for the future.

Tibet's political fortunes have passed through a variety of vicissitudes because the 5th Dalai Lama first ascended to political strength in Tibet in 1642. during this century, a forty-year interval of de facto independence following the autumn of the Qing dynasty in 1911 ended without warning whilst the chinese language Communists forcibly integrated Tibet into their new kingdom and started the sequence of alterations that destroyed a lot of Tibet's conventional social, cultural, and economy. After the dying of Mao in 1976, the increase to strength of Deng Xiaoping quick produced a metamorphosis in angle in Beijing and a massive initiative to barter with the Dalai Lama to unravel the clash. This failed. With the demise of Deng Xiaoping, the way forward for Tibet is extra doubtful than ever, and Goldstein argues that the clash may well simply erupt into violence.

Drawing upon his deep wisdom of the Tibetan tradition and folks, Goldstein takes us throughout the heritage of Tibet, focusing on the political and cultural negotiations over the prestige of Tibet from the flip of the century to the current. He describes the function of Tibet in chinese language politics, the feeble and conflicting responses of overseas governments, overtures and rebuffs on each side, and the nationalistic feelings which are inextricably entwined within the political debate. eventually, he offers a plan for a reasoned compromise, making a choice on key features of the clash and attractive to the U.S. to play an lively diplomatic function. in actual fact written and thoroughly argued, this e-book turns into the definitive resource for someone looking an knowing of the Tibet query in this risky turning element in its turbulent heritage.

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Download E-books Love Songs From a Shallow Grave (Dr. Siri Paiboun, Book 7) PDF

By Colin Cotterill

As ordinary, all is irregular in Dr Siri Paiboun's morgue. the great general practitioner and his staff are investigating the case of the 3 Epees: 3 ladies skewered via a sword during the middle. A wrongdoer has been apprehended, attempted and sentenced to demise. yet Siri isn't definite they've got the proper guy. regrettably, the #1 (and in basic terms) coroner of Laos isn't able to support someone - no longer even himself. As his birthday dawns, Siri reveals himself incarcerated and staring hunger and torture within the face. As traditional, his interest is in charge for his challenge, yet this time it seems to be as if his inquisitiveness may be the finish of him...

About the Author
Colin Cotterill was once born in London. He has taught in Australia, america and Japan and lived for a few years in Laos the place he labored for nongovernmental social provider agencies. He now writes full-time and lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Colin gained the 2009 CWA Dagger within the Library for the Dr Siri sequence of novels.

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'Cotterill's novels have richer plots than Alexander McCall Smith's African detective tales, however the comparable comedian charm' Sunday Times.

'Witty discussion and interesting characters, specially the irrepressible Siri, who turns into extra cute with each one visual appeal. the mix of humour, social remark and a smart secret make this some of the most relaxing books I've learn all year' Sunday Telegraph.

'...an abnormal kind of pleasure to learn … his love of south-east Asia is all over the place obtrusive, lending his writing an beauty and poignancy - appealing unique imagery, a satisfying wry patter to his characters' speech. The sequence has been recommended for its humanity and intrigue and the most recent instalment won't disappoint' urban AM.

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Download E-books Aboard the Democracy Train: A Journey through Pakistan's Last Decade of Democracy (Anthem South Asian Studies) PDF

By Nafisa Hoodbhoy

‘Aboard the Democracy teach’ is ready politics and journalism in Pakistan. it's a gripping front-line account of the country’s decade of turbulent democracy (1988-1999), as informed throughout the eyes of the single girl reporter operating throughout the Zia period at ‘Dawn’, Pakistan’s top English language newspaper. during this quantity, the writer finds her targeted stories and assurance of ethnic violence, women’s rights and media freedoms. The narrative presents an perception into the politics of the Pak-Afghan zone within the put up 9/11 period, and exposes how the absence of rule of legislation claimed the lifetime of its in simple terms girl top minister.

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Download E-books Asian Geographic, Issue 4 (2014) PDF

ASIAN Geographic No.106
Issue 4/2014, the best stories Of Asia

The international grew up analyzing essentially the most interesting of fables approximately Mulan, the lifetime of Pi, Sinbad, Aladdin and Rasputin to the recognized genie within the lamp. ASIAN Geographic is going out to discover the resource of those fairy stories and brings to existence the legends that crammed our global as youngsters.

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Download E-books Early Chinese Religion, Part 2: The Period of Division (220-589 AD) PDF

By John Lagerwey, Marc Kalinowski

After the Warring States, taken care of partially certainly one of this set, there isn't any extra fecund period in chinese language spiritual and cultural historical past than the interval of department (221-589 AD). in the course of it, Buddhism conquered China, Daoism grew right into a mature faith with self sufficient associations, and, including Confucianism, those 3 teachings, having every one received its proportion of nation acceptance and aid, shaped a united entrance opposed to shamanism. whereas all 4 religions are coated, Buddhism and Daoism obtain unique cognizance in a chain of parallel chapters on their pantheons, rituals, sacred geography, group association, canon formation, impression on literature, and up to date archaeological discoveries. This multi-disciplinary procedure, with no ignoring philosophical and theological concerns, brings into sharp concentration the social and ancient matrices of chinese language faith.

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Download E-books Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution PDF

This available autobiography is the real tale of 1 girl's decision to carry her kinfolk jointly in the course of essentially the most terrifying eras of the 20th century.

It's 1966, and twelve-year-old Ji-li Jiang has every little thing a lady may well wish: brains, associates, and a shiny destiny in Communist China. yet it is also the yr that China's chief, Mao Ze-dong, launches the Cultural Revolution—and Ji-li's international starts off to collapse. Over the following few years, those who have been as soon as her associates and buddies activate her and her relations, forcing them to dwell in consistent terror of arrest. while Ji-li's father is eventually imprisoned, she faces the main tough hindrance of her life.

A own and painful memoir—a page-turner in addition to very good fabric for social stories curricula—Red shawl Girl additionally contains a thorough thesaurus and pronunciation guide.

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