Category Archives: Asia

Strategies for Achieving Food Security in Central Asia (NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security)

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Meals safety is a major challenge for all international locations. but the vulnerabilities which desire addressing are dictated by way of the person nation in response to the meals regulate platforms in position, the character of the meals and the tradition of the rustic. This booklet summarises the shows of a NATO complicated education path addressing the difficulty of meals protection in important Asia. The e-book is split into sections. the 1st offers an outline of the present features of meals defense in partaking imperative Asian nations. The emphasis this is on nutrients defense, keep watch over and entry and contains heritage details at the suitable meals industries. engaging nations comprise the Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. the second one part explores specific facets of foodstuff safety in partaking NATO international locations. those supply a few perception into the price, strengths and weaknesses of universal nutrition safeguard structures. Chapters conceal HACCP, ISO/IEC 17025 criteria and linked pre-requisite structures, asthma and nutrients intolerances, possibility conception and communique, education, and ethics. A bankruptcy on meals defence within the united states can be incorporated. This publication is acceptable for someone with an curiosity in meals keep watch over structures and meals safety.

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Routledge Handbook of Heritage in Asia (Routledge Handbooks)

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By Tim Winter

This instruction manual is the 1st significant quantity to check the conservation of Asia’s tradition and nature when it comes to the broader social, political and financial forces shaping the sector at the present time.

Throughout Asia fast fiscal and social swap skill the region’s background is right away less than chance and present process a revival as by no means ahead of. As societies glance ahead, competing forces verify they re-visit the earlier and the inherited, with the conservation of nature and tradition now pushed through the wider agendas of id politics, culture, revival, speedy improvement, environmentalism and sustainability. according to those new and demanding developments, the twenty 3 available chapters the following transcend area particular analyses to envision background in inter-disciplinary and significantly engaged phrases, encompassing the usual and the cultural, the tangible and intangible. rising environmentalisms, city making plans, identification politics, clash memorialization, tourism and biodiversity are one of the issues coated right here.

This path-breaking quantity might be of specific curiosity to scholars and students operating within the fields of history, tourism, archaeology, Asian reviews, geography, anthropology, improvement, sociology, and cultural and postcolonial studies.

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Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution

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

It's 1966, and twelve-year-old Ji-li Jiang has every little thing a lady may possibly wish: brains, neighbors, and a shiny destiny in Communist China. yet it is also the 12 months that China's chief, Mao Ze-dong, launches the Cultural Revolution—and Ji-li's global starts to crumble. Over the following couple of years, those that have been as soon as her neighbors and pals activate her and her kin, forcing them to stay in consistent terror of arrest. while Ji-li's father is eventually imprisoned, she faces the main tricky hassle 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 incorporates a thorough word list and pronunciation guide.

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Mao: The Real Story

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This significant new biography of Mao makes use of wide Russian records formerly unavailable to biographers to bare astonishing information about Mao’s upward thrust to strength and management in China.

This significant new biography of Mao makes use of wide Russian records formerly unavailable to biographers to bare spectacular information about Mao’s upward thrust to strength and his management in China.

Mao Zedong used to be the most very important figures of the 20 th century, an important within the heritage of recent China. a posh determine, he was once champion of the negative and brutal tyrant, poet and despot.

Pantsov and Levine convey Mao’s relentless force to be triumphant, vividly describing his growing to be position within the nascent Communist celebration of China. They reveal startling proof approximately his own lifestyles, fairly relating to his health and wellbeing and his lifelong serial affairs with younger ladies. They painting him because the unswerving Stalinist that he used to be, who by no means broke with the Soviet Union until eventually after Stalin’s dying.

Mao introduced his state from poverty and financial backwardness into the trendy age and onto the area level. yet he used to be additionally chargeable for an remarkable demise. The disastrous nice step forward with its accompanying famine and the bloody Cultural Revolution have been Mao’s creations. the world over Mao started to distance China from the USSR less than Khrushchev and shrewdly renewed family with the U.S. as a counter to the Soviets. He lived and behaved as China’s final emperor.

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Foreign Affairs: A Novel

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By Alison Lurie


Virginia Miner, a fifty-something, single tenured professor, is in London to paintings on her new publication approximately children’s people rhymes. regardless of sporting a U.S. passport, Vinnie feels primarily English and really seems down on her fellow american citizens. yet regardless of that, she is drawn right into a mortifying and oddly pleasurable affair with an Oklahoman vacationer who attire extra Bronco Billy than Beau Brummel.

Also in London is Vinnie’s colleague Fred Turner, a good-looking, flat broke, newly separated, and carefully depressing younger guy attempting to concentrate on his personal examine. in its place, he's distracted via a gorgeous and unpredictable English actress and the area she belongs to.

Both American, either in another country, and either achingly lonely, Vinnie and Fred play out their pressured alienation and dizzying romantic liaisons in Alison Lurie’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. well written, poignant, and witty, Foreign Affairs continues to be a permanent comedian masterpiece.

“A superb comedy, very vivid, brilliantly written in a convinced and unique demeanour. the simplest ebook via one in every of our best writers.”
–Elizabeth Hardwick

“There isn't any American author i've got learn with extra consistent excitement and sympathy. . . . Foreign Affairs earns an analogous shelf as Henry James and Edith Wharton.”
–John Fowles

“If you have the capacity to learn just a couple of strong novels a yr, make this one in every of them.”
USA Today

“An creative, touching book.”

“A faultless jewel.”
Philadelphia Inquirer

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The Japanese Industrial Economy: Late Development and Cultural Causation (Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia)

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By Ian Inkster

This e-book finds that the manipulation of tradition used to be of extra value than the nature of the unique cultural inventory in explaining Japan's smooth industrialization. therefore the positive aspects of non-public company tradition which are so frequently remoted as keys to the nation's ancient competitiveness could have been merely transitority reflections of this wider means of cultural engineering: an important enter into this system of expertise move and past due development.
This ebook offers a hugely trustworthy consultant to the economic economic climate and historical past and covers a large floor; it will likely be of serious curiosity to these enthusiastic about Asian reports, eastern stories, plus economists and execs in company and company tradition.

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Drivers of Integration and Regionalism in Europe and Asia: Comparative perspectives (Routledge Research in Comparative Politics)

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This publication examines the drivers of regionalism and integration in either Europe and Asia and seeks to forge comparative views among the 2 regions.

Comprising contributions from students, analysts and policymakers, this quantity explores and debates how and why nearby our bodies comparable to the ecu Union (EU) and the organization of Southeast Asian international locations (ASEAN) are shaped and sustained. additionally, it examines the drivers of, and impediments to, regionalism and integration. The debates concerning what and who represent drivers are awarded in a clean, thematic and complete demeanour. management and middle states also are significantly tested, while fabric, ideational and normative components are all assessed relatively. considerably, in mild of the worldwide monetary main issue, the ebook considers the position of problem as a driving force of regionalism and integration.

This publication can be of curiosity to scholars, students and policymakers drawn to Asian and eu politics and comparative politics.

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Marco Polo: The Journey that Changed the World

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By John Man

"I have learn every little thing written on Marco Polo, and John Man's ebook is, via some distance, my favourite paintings at the topic. it isn't merely an over-due and significant ancient examine, it is an enjoyable journey each step of the way." — John Fusco, writer of the Netflix unique sequence Marco Polo

The actual heritage at the back of the Netflix unique sequence Marco Polo, this is the extraordinary tale of the world's most famed tourist, retracing his mythical trip from Venice to China, the instant East first met West.

In 1271, a tender Italian service provider named Marco Polo launched into a groundbreaking day trip from Venice, in the course of the heart East and imperative Asia to China. His impressive studies of his reviews brought medieval Europe to an unique new international of emperors and concubines, extraordinary towns, large armies, strange spices and food, and imperial riches. Marco Polo additionally published the wonders of Xanadu, the summer time capital of Mongol emperor Kublai Khan.

Almost 750 years later, acclaimed writer John guy traveled in Marco Polo's footsteps to Xanadu then directly to Beijing and during smooth China looking for the historical past in the back of the legend. during this captivating chronicle, guy attracts on his personal trip, new archaeological findings, and deep archival learn to color a bright photograph of Marco Polo and the nice courtroom of Kublai Khan.

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Asian-American: Proudly Inauthentic Recipes from the Philippines to Brooklyn

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By Dale Talde

The eagerly awaited cookbook from Dale Talde, Top Chef favorite and proprietor of the acclaimed Brooklyn eating place Talde.

Born in Chicago to Filipino mom and dad, Dale Talde grew up either steeped in his family's culinary historical past and infatuated with American speedy food--burgers, poultry nuggets, and sizzling wallet. this present day, his twin identification is etched at the menu at Talde, his always-packed Brooklyn eating place. There he reimagines iconic Asian dishes, imbuing them with Americana whereas doubling down at the culinary fireworks that made them so renowned within the first position. His riff on pad thai good points bacon and oysters. He offers juicy red meat dumplings the salty, springy external of sentimental pretzels. His foodstuff isn't Asian fusion; it's Asian-American.

Now, in his first cookbook, Dale stocks the recipes that experience made him recognized, all advised in his inimitable voice. a few cooks cook dinner nutrition intended to move you to Northern Thailand or Sichuan province, to Vietnam or Tokyo. Dale's foodstuff is intended to remind you that you're domestic.

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How to Cook a Dragon: Living, Loving, and Eating in China

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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. looking forward to universal flooring with locals as an Asian American, Furiya struggled together with her ambition as a meals author in a country the place notions of race and gender are set in stone. throughout the six years she lived in Beijing and Shanghai, Furiya skilled a variety of experiences—loneliness, isolation, friendship, and love—tied jointly by means of one universal topic: food.

Ultimately, Furiya passed those demanding situations and located notion from the brave chinese language ladies who graced her lifestyles. The sensuous adventure of getting ready and consuming genuine chinese language delicacies follows Furiya all through her trip, and eventually unearths the intimate, nurturing facet of the chinese language tradition and folks. half insightful memoir, half real cookbook, How to cook dinner a Dragon is a revealing examine race, love, and meals in China.

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