Browse Category by China
China

Download E-books Collection of Luo Yin (Chinese classical literature series) (中国古典文学基本丛书:罗隐集) PDF

By 雍文华

罗隐(833-909),字昭谏,新城(今浙江富阳市新登镇)人,唐末五代时期的一位道家学者,著有《谗书》及《太平两同书》等。罗隐的思想属于道家,其书乃在力图提炼出一套供天下人使用的“太平匡济术”,是乱世中黄老思想复兴发展的产物。生于公元833年(太和七年),大中十三年(公元859年)底至京师,应进士试,历七年不第。咸通八年(公元867年)乃自编其文为《谗书》,益为统治阶级所憎恶,所以罗衮赠诗说:“谗书虽胜一名休”。后来又断断续续考了几年,总共考了十多次,自称“十二三年就试期”,最终还是铩羽而归,史称“十上不第”。黄巢起义后,避乱隐居九华山,光启三年(公元887年),55岁时归乡依吴越王钱镠,历任钱塘令、司勋郎中、给事中等职。公元909年(五代后梁开平三年)去世,享年77岁。

Show description

Continue Reading

China

Download E-books Collection of Lu Yun (Chinese classical literature series) (中国古典文学基本丛书:陆云集) PDF

By 陆云

陆云(262年-303年),字士龙,吴郡吴县(今江苏苏州)人[1] ,西晋文学家,东吴丞相陆逊之孙,东吴大司马陆抗第五子。与其兄陆机合称“二陆”,曾任清河内史,故世称“陆清河”。
陆云少聪颖,六岁即能文,被荐举时才十六岁。
太康十年(289年),陆云来到京城洛阳,访得太常张华,得到张华赏识,并介绍给刘道真,日后二陆名气大振。时有“二陆入洛,三张减价”之说(“三张”指张载、张协和张亢)。
后陆云任吴王司马晏的郎中令,直言敢谏,经常批评吴王弊政,颇受司马晏礼遇,先后曾任尚书郎、侍御史,太子中舍人、中书侍郎、清河内史等职。
陆机死于“八王之乱”而被夷三族后,陆云也为之牵连入狱。尽管许多人上疏司马颖请求不要株连陆云,但他最终还是遇害了。时年四十二岁,无子,生有二女。由门生故吏迎葬于清河。

Show description

Continue Reading

China

Download E-books The Chan's Great Continent: China in Western Minds PDF

By Jonathan D. Spence

"Like every thing else written by means of Jonathan Spence, The Chan's nice Continent is an absolute must-read for someone drawn to China. Spence is among the maximum Sinologists of our time, and his paintings is either authoritative and hugely readable." ―Los Angeles occasions booklet Review

China has transfixed the West because the earliest contacts among those civilizations. along with his attribute splendor and perception, Jonathan Spence explores how the West has understood China over seven centuries. starting from Marco Polo's personal depiction of China and the robust Khan, Kublai, within the 1270s to the China sightings of 3 twentieth-century writers of stated genius-Kafka, Borges, and Calvino-Spence conveys Western suggestion on China via a awesome array of expression. Peopling Spence's account are Iberian adventurers, Enlightenment thinkers, spinners of the dreamy cult of Chinoiserie, and American observers reminiscent of Bret Harte, Mark Twain, Ezra Pound, and Eugene O'Neill. Taken jointly, those China sightings let us know as a lot concerning the self-image of the West as approximately China. "Wonderful. . . . Spence brilliantly demonstrates [how] iteration after iteration of Westerners [have] requested themselves, 'What is it . . . that held this fabulous, various, and immensely populous land together?' "--New York occasions publication Review

Show description

Continue Reading

China

Download E-books The Chinese Lake Murders: A Judge Dee Detective Story PDF

Within the 3rd installment of Robert Van Gulik's vintage old chinese language secret sequence in response to historic courtroom files, Justice of the Peace, legal professional, and detective pass judgement on Dee has his paintings lower out for him. Set in 666 A.D., within the hidden urban of Han-yuan, sixty miles from the imperial capital of historic China, Dee is distributed to enquire a case of embezzlement of presidency cash. yet issues are approximately to get extra advanced for the nice detective. previous to he's approximately to take depart of Han-yuan, the preferred courtesan Almond Blossom disappears, after which a bride who dies on her marriage ceremony evening additionally disappears from her coffin -- her physique changed with that of a murdered guy. To make issues worse, pass judgement on Dee is faced with the harmful sect referred to as the White Lotus.

Show description

Continue Reading

China

Download E-books Adventures of the Mad Monk Ji Gong: The Drunken Wisdom of China's Most Famous Chan Buddhist Monk PDF

Follow the bright and hilarious adventures of a mad Zen Buddhist monk who rose from humble beginnings to develop into one among China's maximum people heroes!

Ji Gong studied on the nice Ling Yin monastery, a tremendous temple that also levels up the steep hills above Hangzhou, close to Shanghai. The Chan (Zen) Buddhist masters of the temple attempted to show Ji Gong within the spartan practices in their sect, however the younger monk, following within the footsteps of alternative nice ne'er-do-wells, exceptional himself mostly through getting expelled. He left the monastery, grew to become a wanderer with hardly ever a formal piece of garments to put on, and accomplished nice renown—in seedy wine outlets and consuming establishments!

This might have been the place Ji Gong's tale ended. yet his unorthodox type of Buddhism quickly made him a hero for well known storytellers of the music dynasty period. Audiences thrilled in stories the place the mad previous monk ignored—or even mocked—authority, defied good judgment, by no means missed the wine, but nonetheless controlled to avoid wasting the day. Ji Gong is still well known in China even this present day, the place he usually appears to be like because the clever previous drunken idiot in video clips and television exhibits. In Adventures of the Mad Monk Ji Gong, you are going to learn how he has a rogue's knack for exposing the corrupt and felony whereas nonetheless pursuing the dual delights of enlightenment and intoxication. This literary vintage of a touring martial arts grasp, scuffling with evil and righting wrongs, will entertain Western readers of all ages!

Show description

Continue Reading

China

Download E-books CJKV Information Processing: Chinese, Japanese, Korean & Vietnamese Computing PDF

By Ken Lunde

First released a decade in the past, CJKV info Processing speedy grew to become the unsurpassed resource of data on processing textual content in chinese language, jap, Korean, and Vietnamese. It has now been completely up to date to supply net and alertness builders with the most recent ideas and instruments for disseminating info on to audiences in East Asia. This moment variation displays the substantial influence that Unicode, XML, OpenType, and more recent working platforms resembling home windows XP, Vista, Mac OS X, and Linux have had on East Asian textual content processing in contemporary years.

Written via its unique writer, Ken Lunde, a Senior machine Scientist in CJKV variety improvement at Adobe structures, this e-book may help you:

  • Learn approximately CJKV writing platforms and scripts, and their transliteration methods
  • Explore tendencies and advancements in personality units and encodings, quite Unicode
  • Examine the area of typography, particularly how CJKV textual content is laid out on a page
  • Learn information-processing strategies, similar to code conversion algorithms and the way to use them utilizing diversified programming languages
  • Process CJKV textual content utilizing varied structures, textual content editors, and note processors
  • Become extra expert approximately CJKV dictionaries, dictionary software program, and computing device translation software program and services
  • Manage CJKV content material and presentation while publishing in print or for the Web

Internationalizing and localizing functions is paramount in modern day worldwide marketplace -- specially for audiences in East Asia, the fastest-growing section of the computing international. CJKV details Processing may help you know the way to improve net and different purposes successfully in a box that many locate tough to master.

Show description

Continue Reading

China

Download E-books China's Wings: War, Intrigue, Romance, and Adventure in the Middle Kingdom During the Golden Age of Flight PDF

By Gregory Crouch

From the acclaimed writer of Enduring Patagonia comes a stunning story of aerial experience set opposed to the roiling backdrop of battle in Asia. The remarkable real-life saga of the flying band of brothers who opened the skies over China within the years major as much as global battle II—and boldly safeguarded them in the course of that conflict—China’s Wings is likely one of the so much exhilarating untold chapters within the annals of flight.
 
on the heart of the maelstrom is the book’s courtly, laconic protagonist, American aviation government William Langhorne Bond. looking for experience, he arrives in Nationalist China in 1931, charged with turning round the turbulent nation’s flagging airline enterprise, the China nationwide Aviation company (CNAC). The venture will take him to the wild and lawless frontiers of business aviation: into cockpits with daredevil pilots flying—sometimes literally—on a wing and a prayer; into the harmful maze of chinese language politics, the place scheming warlords and unstable army officials jockey for virtue; and into the boardrooms, backrooms, and corridors of energy inhabited through such oversized figures as Generalissimo and Madame Chiang Kai-shek; President Franklin Delano Roosevelt; international minister T. V. Soong; Generals Arnold, Stilwell, and Marshall; and mythical Pan American airlines founder Juan Trippe.
 
With the outbreak of full-scale battle in 1941, Bond and CNAC are remodeled from uneasy spectators to energetic contributors within the fight opposed to Axis imperialism. Drawing on meticulous learn, basic resources, and broad own interviews with individuals, Gregory Crouch deals harrowing debts of brutal bombing runs and heroic evacuations, because the struggle to maintain one airline flying turns into a part of the bigger fight for China’s survival. He plunges us right into a international of perilous evening flights, emergency water landings, and the consistent hazard of predatory eastern warplanes. whilst jap forces catch Burma and blockade China’s basically overland offer path, Bond and his pilots needs to conflict shortages of airplanes, group of workers, and spare elements to airlift offers over an untried five-hundred-mile-long aerial gauntlet excessive above the Himalayas—the notorious “Hump”—pioneering probably the most celebrated endeavors in aviation history.
 
A hero’s-eye view of historical past within the grand culture of Lynne Olson’s Citizens of London, China’s Wings takes readers on a enthralling trip to a time and position that reshaped the fashionable international.

Show description

Continue Reading

China

Download E-books AP Chinese Language and Culture PDF

By Yan Shen

This brand-new handbook prepares scholars for a topic that has simply been extra to the complex Placement application. Separate sections overview all components of the hot examination: Listening, analyzing, Grammar, talking, and tradition. each one part additionally contains workouts, and the listening and examining sections contain perform questions with resolution keys and solution reasons. The publication displays the AP exam's criteria, offering questions in either conventional and simplified chinese language characters. full-length perform checks are provided with resolution keys.

Show description

Continue Reading

China

Download E-books 250 Essential Chinese Characters for Everyday Use, Vol. 1 PDF

This is a useful examine advisor for studying easy chinese language characters.

250 crucial chinese language Characters quantity 1 is a moment variation, thoroughly revised and with 50 percentage new fabric. that includes a brand new layout; assistance for chinese mastery all through; workouts in AP-exam layout; revolutionary evaluate sections; and a number of other indices, this quantity is a vital studying device for somebody drawn to Chinese.

  • grasp each one character's radical, stroke count number and meaning.
  • develop in skillability by way of studying compound words.
  • instance sentences exhibit how you can use them in context.
  • evaluation actions toughen your leaning progress.
  • beneficial writing publications and perform grids for each character.

After learning this booklet including its spouse, 250 crucial chinese language Characters, quantity 2, you should have realized 500 of crucial characters in chinese language, and hundreds of thousands of phrases within which they seem. even if you are new to chinese language or coming again for overview, each one of those 250 characters will give you how you can examine chinese language and enhance your talents to learn chinese language and write chinese language.

Show description

Continue Reading

China

Download E-books Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture (Encyclopedias of Contemporary Culture) PDF

This is the 1st reference booklet to digest this sizeable cultural output and make it available to the English-speaking world. It comprises approximately 1,200 entries written by way of a world crew of experts, to let readers to discover more than a few varied and engaging cultural topics from prisons to rock teams, underground Christian church buildings to television speak indicates and radio hotlines. Experimental artists with names comparable to 'Big-Tailed Elephants' and 'The North-Pole team' nestle among the covers along entries on lotteries, homosexual cinema, political jokes, intercourse retailers, subject matter parks, 'New Authoritarians' and 'Little Emperors'.

While the point of interest of the Encyclopedia of latest chinese language Culture is on mainland China in view that 1980, it's also longer, particularly commissioned entries on numerous facets of up to date tradition in Hong Kong and Taiwan. together with complete and updated references for extra reading, this is an necessary reference instrument for all academics and scholars of latest chinese language tradition. it is going to even be warmly embraced as a useful resource of cultural context by way of travelers, newshounds, enterprise humans and others who stopover at China.

Show description

Continue Reading