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Who Will Feed China? Wake-Up Call for a Small Planet (The - Worldwatch Environmental Alert Series), Brown, Lester R.
1 Brown, Lester R. Who Will Feed China? Wake-Up Call for a Small Planet (The - Worldwatch Environmental Alert Series)
U.S.A. W. W. Norton & Company 1995 039331409X / 9780393314090 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
165 indexed pages. To feed its 1.2 billion people, China may soon have to import so much grain that this action could trigger unprecedented rises in world food prices. In Who Will Feed China: Wake-up Call for a Small Planet, Lester Brown shows that even as water becomes more scarce in a land where 80 percent of the grain crop is irrigated, as per-acre yield gains are erased by the loss of cropland to industrialization, and as food production stagnates, China still increases its population by the equivalent of a new Beijing each year. When Japan, a nation of just 125 million, began to import food, world grain markets rejoiced. But when China, a market ten times bigger, starts importing, there may not be enough grain in the world to meet that need - and food prices will rise steeply for everyone. Analysts foresaw that the recent four-year doubling of income for China's 1.2 billion consumers would increase food demand, especially for meat, eggs, and beer. But these analysts assumed that food production would rise to meet those demands. Brown shows that cropland losses are heavy in countries that are densely populated before industrialization, and that these countries quickly become net grain importers. We can see that process now in newspaper accounts from China as the government struggles with this problem. In an integrated world economy, China’s rising food prices will become the world’s rising food prices. China’s land scarcity will become everyone’s land scarcity. And water scarcity in China will affect the entire world. China’s dependence on massive imports, like the collapse of the world’s fisheries, will be a wake-up call that we are colliding with the earth’s capacity to feed us. It could well lead us to redefine national security away from military preparedness and toward maintaining adequate food supplies. There is a name in the first page. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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Li Ching-Chao: Complete Poems, Ching-Chao Li; Kenneth Rexroth; Ling Chung
2 Ching-Chao Li; Kenneth Rexroth; Ling Chung Li Ching-Chao: Complete Poems
USA New Directions 1979 0811207455 / 9780811207454 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
118 pages. The Complete Poems of Li Ch'ing-chao (1084-c. 1151) brings together for the first time in English translation all the surviving verse of China's greatest woman poet. Written during the final years of the Sung Dynasty, with its political intrigues and collapse in the face of the Tatar invasions, her poems reveal an imaginative freshness, sensuous imagery, and satirical spirit often at odds with the decadent Confucian code of the day. 
Price: 9.50 AUD
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China Across the Divide: The Domestic and Global in Politics and Society, Foot, Rosemary (Editor
3 Foot, Rosemary (Editor China Across the Divide: The Domestic and Global in Politics and Society
U.S.A. Oxford University Press 2013 0199919887 / 9780199919888 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
231 indexed pages. Understanding China's role in the world has become one of the crucial intellectual challenges of the 21st century. Recognizing the interpenetrated nature of the domestic and international spheres, this book uncovers some of the key interactions between the global and domestic forces that determine China's external behavior. The first section of the book concentrates on the role of ideas. It examines Chinese conceptions, at both the elite and mass levels, of the country's status and role in global politics, and how these conceptions can influence and frame policies. The second section provides evidence of Chinese societal involvement in transnational processes that are simultaneously transforming China and other parts of the world, often in unintended ways. The third section assesses the impact of globalization on China in issue areas that are central to global order, and outlines the domestic responses-from resistance to embrace-that it generates. Adopting a multidisciplinary approach involving scholars in international relations, history, social anthropology, and area studies, this book offers a sophisticated understanding of Chinese thought and behavior and illustrates the impact that China's re-emergence is having on 21st century global order. 
Price: 17.00 AUD
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Playing Chopsticks: Travels Through China, Hammond, Sally
4 Hammond, Sally Playing Chopsticks: Travels Through China
Australia New Holland Pub 2006 1741103975 / 9781741103977 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Hard Cover Very Good 12mo 
224 pages including b/w illustrations. A candid and often light-hearted visitor's glimpse of a country which is still evolving. A wealth of interesting stories and anecdotes on such places as Tibet, The Silk Road, Macau and Hong Kong and Beijing, this is an entertaining read for anyone interested in life in modern day China. Sally Hammond has travelled in many parts of China over the past few years. She is a Sydney-based food and travel writer, a contributor to the Sunday Telegraph Magazine, Nature and Health, and the author of several books including Just Enough French and The Australian Regional Food Guide. 
Price: 11.00 AUD
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Avenue of Eternal Peace, Jose, Nicholas
5 Jose, Nicholas Avenue of Eternal Peace
Australia Penguin 1990 0140139885 / 9780140139884 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
300 pages. Beijing is a city of opportunity and danger when cancer specialist Wally Frith arrives there from Sydney. Chance encounters have life - changing consequences. As the doctor's journey spirals back into his own family story, memories and ghosts shadow the seductions of the present. After forty years of communist rule, the ancient civilisation of China, newly exposed to western influences, is in a state of vigorous contradiction. Enter Wally Frith, a leading cancer specialist, who travels from the gritty frozen north to the tranquil lakes and mountains of the south, looking for answers. Does traditional Chinese medicine contain a possible cancer cure? Professor Hsu Chien Lung might have the clue, but did he ever exist? Is the elegant, enigmatic linguist, Jin Juan, really trying to help Wally in his quest? As he fights through a maze of bureaucracy and subterfuge, Wally falls in with people whose lives reflect the diversity of contemporary Peking: a model, shady traders, a basketballer, students, a dissident artist and a band of eccentric westerners. Finally, Peking opera turns to a passionate drama for freedom and democracy, when thousands of Chinese students occupy the grey streets of the capital. This is a kaleidoscopic novel of healing and hope. It was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and filmed as Children of the Dragon with Bob Peck and Lily Chen. This is a brilliant novelistic portrait of China on the brink of monumental change. An authentic, gripping, disturbing tale of Beijing leading up to the Tiananmen Square massacre. Over 20mm thickness. Book has to be posted opened, otherwise extra postage charges apply. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Dragon Tales: Beginning to Three Kingdoms, Lin Shan (compiled by)
6 Lin Shan (compiled by) Dragon Tales: Beginning to Three Kingdoms
Singapore Asiapac Pub 2000 9812291776 / 9789812291776 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
253 pages including illustrations. Short Stories based on the history of China from the beginning to the Three Kingdoms era. Symbolised by the mysterious and majestic dragon, China has never failed to fascinate generations curious to know about her land, people and history. Dragon Tales is conceived to relate magnificent stories from her 5,000 years of existence. This first volume tells short yet engaging stories, instead of lecturing on dates, names and events. The accounts show what the Chinese did and how the nation evolved through the millenniums - from the good old days of yore, through centuries of war and chaos or peace and harmony, down to the time around AD 600 when the country was brought under a single sovereignty again. Dragon Tales is a rewarding reading experience with insights for successful living culled from enthralling tales of one of the world’s longest civilisations. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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China: The Impact of Revolution - A Survey of Twentieth Century China, MacKerras, Colin;Davies, Ian
7 MacKerras, Colin;Davies, Ian China: The Impact of Revolution - A Survey of Twentieth Century China
Australia Longman 1976 0582686695 / 9780582686694 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
xi + 273 indexed pages including b/w illustrations and bibliography. This book focusses on China in the twentieth century (1911-1974) and does so from an interdisciplinary viewpoint. The contributors are drawn from a number of different disciplines including economics, geography and political science; and each has looked at modern China through the binoculars of his own skill. However, understanding rarely fits into a neat single disciplinary framework and the authors as a group aim by their approach to provide a more overall view of China than a single historian, economist, or sociologist can do. Any treatment of twentieth-century China must preoccupy itself with the series of revolutions through which the country has passed, and in particular that led by the Chinese Communist Party. The theme of revolution and revolutionary change runs through the book as a constant thread. The revolution’s effects have been broad, deep, and intensely significant in China; and it is highly likely that, when the people of the future look back on our own century, China and the ‘impact of revolution’ will be inseparably linked in their minds. Ex-library markings/attachments or remnants of. Scuffs to cover. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Australia and China at 40, Reilly, James; Yuan, Jingdong
8 Reilly, James; Yuan, Jingdong Australia and China at 40
Australia University of New South Wales Press 2012 1742233384 / 9781742233383 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
244 indexed pages. Includes bibliographical references. For the first time, Australia's leading trading partner is not a democracy. Rather, it is a powerful authoritarian state with a fast-growing economy, a rapidly modernising military and bold global ambition. How should Australia respond to the seemingly unstoppable and dazzlingly swift rise of China? To mark the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Australia and the People's Republic of China, expert writers - from Australia and China - come together here to analyse how both countries relate to each other. They cast light on security and economic issues, trade and investment, and political, diplomatic and strategic challenges that can only increase in intensity. While China's prosperity is good for Australia's bottom-line, China's assertiveness in regional affairs, its tight domestic political, human rights and currency controls and the expansion of its cultural influence all make Australians uneasy. And could this global powerhouse become a military threat? Or can we have it all in the Asian Century - healthy trade and diplomatic relations, and a genuine and robust dialogue? 
Price: 19.50 AUD
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Getting Along With the Chinese: For Fun and Profit (Travel/China), Schneiter, Fred
9 Schneiter, Fred Getting Along With the Chinese: For Fun and Profit (Travel/China)
Hong Kong Asia 2000 1996 9627160199 / 9789627160199 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
208 pages. This book was on the South China Morning Post bestsellers list for twelve months. It is now in its 9th printing. Fred Schneiter delves into the lighter side of Chinese psychology, and in doing so demystifies one of the toughest markets in the world. With an unfailing sense of humour, Schneiter offers insights for Sinophiles, Sinophobes and everyone in between. Entertaining and highly informative, this title is an indispensable guide to working and playing with the Chinese. Written with an unfailing sense of humour, Schneiter offers insights for Sinophiles, Sinophobes, and everyone in between. By delving into the lighter side of Chinese psychology he also demystifies one of the toughest markets in the world, explaining when you should and how you can apply pressure, why patience is not quite the overriding consideration it is generally perceived to be, and what to do and what not to do when hosting Chinese guests. Fred Schneiter is the Hong Kong-based Vice President for Market Development in China of US Wheat Associates. Over the last three decades he has worked in every province of China, including Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau, (as well as Vietnam, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines) introducing pizza, hamburgers and sandwiches and modernising the noodle, baking and milling industries. 
Price: 12.50 AUD
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The Relationship between Chinese Mothers-in-law and Daughters-in law: Inside Stories, Wong, June
10 Wong, June The Relationship between Chinese Mothers-in-law and Daughters-in law: Inside Stories
U.S.A. VDM Verlag 2008 3639026977 / 9783639026979 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
188 pages. The relationship between Chinese mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law has been characterized as the most problematic family relationship in Chinese history. The Chinese mother-in-law is generally depicted as a jealous and power hungry woman who gangs up with her son to bully her daughter-in-law in order to secure her place in the family. With globalization, however, young generations from all over the world are exposed to different cultural values, including views on marriage. Despite the cultural exchange, the myth of the evil" Chinese mother-in-law persists affecting the lives of many. This thesis investigates the ?evil? mother-in-law myth based on social cultural and historical contexts and hopes to present a more accurate picture of the living reality of this debatable relationship in the present time. Even though this study was targeted at Chinese population the findings may be generalized across cultures in that it provides a structural analysis on the relationship that lessens the emotional charge that has historically been associated with the infamous triangular relationship. 
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