The Most Venerable Book (Shang Shu)


Author: Confucius
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141970405
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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A wonderfully enjoyable storehouse of ancient Chinese history and legends, which also has an important role in understanding 21st-century China 'And remember: Heaven's blessing will cease forever if there's despair and poverty in your lands' The Most Venerable Book (also known as The Book of History) is one of the Five Classics, a key work of Chinese literature which preserves some of the most ancient and dramatic chronicles of the history, both real and mythological, of the Chinese state. For many centuries it was a central work for anyone wishing to work for the Imperial administration, preserving as it does a fascinating mixture of key Confucian concepts as well as page after page of heroes, benevolent rulers, sagacious ministers, and struggles against flood, corruption and vicious, despotic rulers. The First Emperor tried in 213 BC to have all copies of the book destroyed because of its subversive implication that 'the Mandate of Heaven' could be withdrawn from rulers who failed their people. For similar reasons it was also banned by Chairman Mao. Extraordinarily, the values of The Most Venerable Book have been revived by the Chinese government of the 2010s.

Humanity

A History of European Concepts in Practice From the Sixteenth Century to the Present
Author: Fabian Klose,Mirjam Thulin
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3647101451
Category: Fiction
Page: 324
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This volume investigates the development of the concepts and practices of “humanity” from the sixteenth century up to the present. By taking a comparative and interdisciplinary approach, the contributers focus on Europe as well as Europe’s relations to other world regions in the process that shaped “humanity”. They show how this emerging concept led to the overcoming of fundamental divisions in many spheres on the one hand and the formation of new hierarchies on the other.

The Romance of the Three Kingdoms


Author: Luo Guanzhong
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141197447
Category: Fiction
Page: 600
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A new translation and abridgement of one of the four classical Chinese novels - an epic story of warring factions in the era of China's Han dynasty Part historical and part legend, The Romance of the Three Kingdoms dramatizes the lives of feudal lords and their retainers, recounting their personal and military battles, intrigues, and struggles to achieve dominance for almost a hundred years. It is one of the most beloved works of East Asian literature, and the most famous historical novel in China.

Advanced Introduction to Public Management and Administration


Author: Christopher Pollitt
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1784712329
Category: Political Science
Page: 192
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Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences and law, expertly written by the world’s leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas. In this Advanced Introduction, Christopher Pollitt starts a penetrating account of the theories, methods and possible trajectories of the study of public management, also examining the academic community itself, and its relationship to the world of practice. There is no more authoritative – or lively – text of such scope and focus. This is a stimulating analysis by a leading international scholar. It includes: · a global overview · a critical and authoritative analysis of the current state of the field · the location of academic research firmly in the real world context of austerity, climate and demographic change, and technological transformation · an examination of the relationship between academic study and the practice of public management · a look inside the ‘ivory tower’, at the forces changing the way the subject is studied and practised This truly unique work will be of particular interest to graduate students, advanced scholars, lecturers and trainers in public administration, public management, government, public policy, political science and development administration. Middle level and senior practitioners in public administration and public management will also find this an invaluable and sophisticated introduction.

Penguin Classics: Catalogue


Author: N.A
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141398841
Category: Reference
Page: 192
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In 1946, E. V. Rieu's groundbreaking translation of The Odyssey established a cultural legacy that would bring the world's most compelling and influential literature to millions of readers around the globe. For over sixty-five years, Penguin Classics have been making works that were once the sole preserve of academics accessible to everyone; this catalogue offers a complete list of all titles in print across the list - more than 1,200 books, from Aristotle and Austen, to Zola and Zamyatin. 'The Penguin Classics, though I designed them to give pleasure even more than instruction, have been hailed as the greatest educative force of the twentieth century. And far be it for me to quarrel with that encomium, for there is no one whom they have educated more than myself' E. V. Rieu

A History of Chinese Civilization


Author: Jacques Gernet
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521497817
Category: History
Page: 801
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An overview of the Chinese world from prehistoric times to the 1970s emphasizes major trends in society, politics, culture, and intellectual life, and the interaction of China with the other civilizations of Eurasia.

Lun-hêng


Author: Chong Wang
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy, Chinese
Page: N.A
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Erinnerungen an die Genesis

die Chinesen und die biblische Urgeschichte
Author: C. H. Kang,Ethel R. Nelson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783775133579
Category: Bible
Page: 136
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Schrift vom Staatswesen der Athener


Author: Aristoteles,Georg Kaibel
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: N.A
Category: Athens (Greece)
Page: 108
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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Shu Ching: Book of History

A Modernized Edition of the Translations of James Legge
Author: James Legge,Clae Waltham
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 277
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Asiatische Studien

Zeitschrift der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Asienkunde
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Asia
Page: N.A
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Biblical Hermenutics

A Treatise on the Interpretation of the Old and New Testaments
Author: Milton Spenser Terry
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bible
Page: 781
View: 890

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