Coming Home to China

  • Filename: coming-home-to-china.
  • ISBN: 1452913153
  • Release Date:
  • Number of pages: 178
  • Author: Yi-Fu Tuan
  • Publisher: U of Minnesota Press



In the summer of 2005, distinguished geographer Yi-Fu Tuan ventured to China to speak at an international architectural conference, returning for the first time to the place he had left as a child sixty-four years before. He traveled from Beijing to Shanghai, addressing college audiences, floating down the Yangtze River on a riverboat, and visiting his former home in Chongqing. In this enchanting volume, Tuan’s childhood memories and musings on the places encountered during this homecoming are interspersed with new lectures, engaging overarching principles of human geography as well as the changing Chinese landscape. Throughout, Tuan’s interactions with his hosts, with his colleague’s children, and even with a garrulous tour guide, offer insights into one who has spent his life studying place, culture, and self. At the beginning of his trip, Tuan wondered if he would be a stranger among people who looked like him. By its end, he reevaluates his own self-definition as a hyphenated American and sheds new light on human identity’s complex roots in history, geography, and language. Yi-Fu Tuan is author of Cosmos and Hearth, Dear Colleague, and Space and Place, all from Minnesota. He retired from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1998.

Coming Home Crazy

  • Filename: coming-home-crazy.
  • ISBN: 1571312501
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 259
  • Author: Bill Holm
  • Publisher:



Essays share the author's impressions of China and the effect they had on his appreciation of his own country, the United States.

The Coming China Wars

  • Filename: the-coming-china-wars.
  • ISBN: 0132703335
  • Release Date: 2008-04-24
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Peter Navarro
  • Publisher: FT Press



For years, China has served as the "factory floor" for global production, driving down prices for consumers worldwide. But, unfortunately, China's rapid and chaotic industrialization has put it on a collision course with the rest of the world. The Coming China Wars was the first book to systematically cover all those conflicts: political, economic, and environmental. Now, in this new edition, Dr. Peter Navarro has thoroughly updated the entire book. You'll find new chapters on the danger posed by China's flood of defective products and contaminated food; China's dramatic military expansion and the rising threat of a "hot war"; China's space program and its profound strategic implications; China's growing suppression of human rights and free speech; and much more. The coming China Wars will be fought over everything from decent jobs, livable wages, and advanced technologies to strategic resources...and eventually to our most basic of all needs: bread, water, and air. Unless all nations immediately address these impending conflicts, the results may be catastrophic. Like the First Edition, this book demands that we think much more deeply about how to stop the coming China Wars, laying out hard choices that must be made sooner rather than later. This new edition offers even more policy recommendations, including original contributions from several of the world's most important China experts.

The Coming Collapse Of China

  • Filename: the-coming-collapse-of-china.
  • ISBN: 9781407071428
  • Release Date: 2010-05-25
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Gordon G. Chang
  • Publisher: Random House



Fully revised and updated edition covering China's new membership of the WTO and with a new introduction. 'Damning data and persuasive arguments that should set some Communist knees a-knocking.' Kirkus Reviews'A compelling account of the rot in China's institutions and the forces at work to end the Communist Party's monopoly on power.' James A. Dorn, Cato Institute, Washington D. C., Co-Editor of China's future: Constructive Partner or Emerging Threat? 'Quite simply the best book I know about China's future. Gordon Chang writes marvellously and knows China well. I hope everyone concerned with that country will pay careful consideration to what he sees ahead.' Arthur Waldron, Director of Asian Studies, American Enterprise Institute; Lauder Professor of International Relations, University of Pennsylvania.'A tour de force not to be missed.' Willy Wo-Lap, Senior China Analyst at CNN's Hong Kong office and author of The Era of Jiang Zemin.'When he warns that China's two centuries of troubles are still not over, we had better take notice.' Andrew J. Nathan, Professor of Political Science, Columbia University; Co-Editor, The Tiananmen Papers.

Coming Home

  • Filename: coming-home.
  • ISBN: 0812218582
  • Release Date: 2004-01-30
  • Number of pages: 275
  • Author: Lynellyn D. Long
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press



The essays in Coming Home? examine the unique return migration experiences of refugees, migrants, and various others as they confront social pressures and sense of displacement.

Coming Home to Your True Self

  • Filename: coming-home-to-your-true-self.
  • ISBN: 9780830835171
  • Release Date: 2008-04-18
  • Number of pages: 180
  • Author: Albert Haase OFM
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press



Albert Haase presents the spiritual journey as a return home. And home is the sacrament of the present moment. It is only living right now, right here, that we discover life and this world awash in the grace of God. We simply need to become aware and grow in greater sensitivity to the divine Presence who dwells within and in whom we dwell.

Coming Home to Mississippi

  • Filename: coming-home-to-mississippi.
  • ISBN: 9781617037672
  • Release Date: 2013-03-05
  • Number of pages: 232
  • Author: Charline R. McCord
  • Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi



In this collection, essayists examine their lives, their memories of Mississippi, the reasons they left the state, and what drew them back. They talk about how life differs and wears on you in the far-flung parts of our nation, and the qualities that make Mississippi unique. The writers from all corners of the state are as diverse as the regions from which they come. They are of different races, different life experiences, different talents, and different temperaments. Yet in acceding to the magical lure of Mississippi they are in many ways alike. Their roots are deep in the rich soil of this state, and they come from strong families that valued education and promoted an indomitable optimism. Successes stem from a passion, usually emerging early in life, that burns within them. But that passion is tempered, disciplined, encouraged, and influenced by the people around them, as well as the landscape and the history of their times. These essays give us a glimpse of the people and places that nurtured the young lives of the essayists and offered the values that directed them as they sought their dreams elsewhere. Often they found that opportunity was within their grasp in their home state and came back to realize their full potential. They came back, in some cases, to retire to a familiar place of pleasant memories, to family and to friends. They all have a love and respect for Mississippi and continue, back home, to use their talents to help make the state an even better place to live.

On Chinese Body Thinking

  • Filename: on-chinese-body-thinking.
  • ISBN: 9004101500
  • Release Date: 1997
  • Number of pages: 492
  • Author: Kuang Min Wu
  • Publisher: BRILL



This book uses Western philosophical tradition to make a case for a form of thinking properly associated with ancient China. The book's thesis is that Chinese thinking is concrete rather than formal and abstract, and this is gathered in a variety of ways under the symbol "body thinking." The root of the metaphor is that the human body has a kind of intelligence in its most basic functions. When hungry the body gets food and eats, when tired it sleeps, when amused it laughs. In free people these things happen instinctively but not automatically. The metaphor of body thinking is extended far beyond bodily functions in the ordinary sense to personal and communal life, to social functions and to cultivation of the arts of civilization. As the metaphor is extended, the way to stay concrete in thinking with subtlety becomes a kind of ironic play, a natural adeptness at saying things with silences. Play and indirection are the roads around formalism and abstraction. Western formal thinking, it is argued, can be sharpened by Chinese body thinking to exhibit spontaneity and to produce healthy human thought in a community of cultural variety.

Coming to Terms with the Nation

  • Filename: coming-to-terms-with-the-nation.
  • ISBN: 9780520947634
  • Release Date: 2010-11-04
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Thomas Mullaney
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press



China is a vast nation comprised of hundreds of distinct ethnic communities, each with its own language, history, and culture. Today the government of China recognizes just 56 ethnic nationalities, or minzu, as groups entitled to representation. This controversial new book recounts the history of the most sweeping attempt to sort and categorize the nation's enormous population: the 1954 Ethnic Classification project (minzu shibie). Thomas S. Mullaney draws on recently declassified material and extensive oral histories to describe how the communist government, in power less than a decade, launched this process in ethnically diverse Yunnan. Mullaney shows how the government drew on Republican-era scholarship for conceptual and methodological inspiration as it developed a strategy for identifying minzu and how non-Party-member Chinese ethnologists produced a "scientific" survey that would become the basis for a policy on nationalities.

What Remains

  • Filename: what-remains.
  • ISBN: 9780804785594
  • Release Date: 2013-03-27
  • Number of pages: 360
  • Author: Tobie Meyer-Fong
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press



The Taiping Rebellion was one of the costliest civil wars in human history. Many millions of people lost their lives. Yet while the Rebellion has been intensely studied by scholars in China and elsewhere, we still know little of how individuals coped with these cataclysmic events. Drawing upon a rich array of primary sources, What Remains explores the issues that preoccupied Chinese and Western survivors. Individuals, families, and communities grappled with fundamental questions of loyalty and loss as they struggled to rebuild shattered cities, bury the dead, and make sense of the horrors that they had witnessed. Driven by compelling accounts of raw emotion and deep injury, What Remains opens a window to a world described by survivors themselves. This book transforms our understanding of China's 19th century and recontextualizes suffering and loss in China during the 20th century.

Safely Home

  • Filename: safely-home.
  • ISBN: 9781414361253
  • Release Date: 2011-07-29
  • Number of pages: 434
  • Author: Randy Alcorn
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.



A soul-stirring story of two college friends who reconnect after 20 years. One is living life apart from God in comfortable corporate America while the other is living for Christ under intense persecution in China.

Digging to China

  • Filename: digging-to-china.
  • ISBN: 9781938107221
  • Release Date: 2012-09-01
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Louise Corum
  • Publisher: Artrum Media



Sometimes the ties that bind are also the ties that can break a person. John Cashman lives a double life. By day, he is the prominent owner of a successful factory. By night, he is the caretaker of his invalid and, quite literally, insane sister, Elka. In other words, John Cashman is a very miserable man. However, hope arrives in the form of a new secretary, Kathleen Meredith. Soon, John is in love and begins to envision a future that includes happiness and a family. A future that, perhaps, does not include his sister. Digging to China is a Southern Gothic story of suspense that details what happens when one man's newfound happiness is threatened by secrets that are better left buried. It is the second novel from Louise Corum.

Always Coming Home

  • Filename: always-coming-home.
  • ISBN: 0520227352
  • Release Date: 1985
  • Number of pages: 523
  • Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press



An "ethnographic" novel that portrays life in California's Napa Valley as it might be a very long time from now, imagined not as a high tech future but as a time of people once again living close to the land.

The Chinese Face in Australia

  • Filename: the-chinese-face-in-australia.
  • ISBN: 9781461421313
  • Release Date: 2012-06-07
  • Number of pages: 220
  • Author: Lucille Lok-Sun Ngan
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



The book explains how multi-generational Australian-born Chinese (ABC) negotiate the balance of two cultures. It explores both the philosophical and theoretical levels, focusing on deconstructing and re-evaluating the concept of ‘Chineseness.’ At a social and experiential level, it concentrates on how successive generations of early migrants experience, negotiate and express their Chinese identity. The diasporic literature has taken up the idea of hybrid identity construction largely in relation to first- and second-generation migrants and to the sojourner’s sense of roots in a diasporic setting somewhat lost in the debate over Chinese diasporas and identities are the experiences of long-term migrant communities. Their experiences are usually discussed in terms of the melting-pot concepts of assimilation and integration that assume ethnic identification decreases and eventually disappears over successive generations. Based on ethnography, fieldwork and participant observation on multi-generational Australian-born Chinese whose families have resided in Australia from three to six generations, this study reveals a contrasting picture of ethnic identification.

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