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Herodotus and Sima Qian

the first great historians of Greece and China : a brief history with documents

The hundred-year marathon

China's secret strategy to replace America as the global superpower
"For more than forty years, the United States has reached out to China, helping it develop a booming economy and take its place on the world stage, in the belief that there is little to fear--and everything to gain--from China's rise. But what if the Chinese have had a different plan all along?The Hundred-Year Marathon reveals China's secret strategy tosupplant the United States as the world's dominant power, and to do so by 2049, the one hundredth anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic. Michael Pillsbury, ... draws on Chinese documents, speeches, and books ... to reveal the roots of this strategy in traditional Chinese statecraft and track how the Chinese are putting it into practice ... Pillsbury shows how American policymakers have been willfully blind to these developments for decades ... [and] calls for the United States to design a ... competitive strategy toward China as it really is ... "--Provided by publisher.

Little soldiers

an American boy, a Chinese school, and the global race to achieve
An exploration of China's widely acclaimed yet insular education system shares insights into how their examples are shaping the future of American parenting and education.

In the year of the tiger

Text and photographs present a brief history of China and introduce the daily life of the Chen family who lives in the rural village of Ai Shan.

Seven voyages

how China's treasure fleet conquered the sea
"1405. The central coast of China. At nearly seven feet tall, Admiral Zheng He looked out at the sea before him. For the next three decades, the oceans would be his home, as he would command over 1,500 ships and thousands of sailors in seven journeys that would predate the heart of the European Age of Exploration. Over his seven epic journeys, Zheng He explored the Northern Pacific and Indian Oceans, traveling as far as the east coast of Africa, expanding Chinese power globally, warring with pirates, and capturing enemies along the way in the name of his emperor, Zhu Di. But this giant figure was not always at the helm of a ship"--From the publisher's web site.

How STEM built the Chinese dynasties

"At the dawn of Europe's Scientific Revolution, China was a major world power. With million-person cities, vast navies, and a robust trade in luxury goods, China was a country of marvels. The 'Central Kingdom' was also a country of invention. This fascinating resource explores the science and technology behind China's rise to power: the incredible scope, the unique traditions that supported it, and the reasons for the eventual decline of the dynastic era. Readers will learn of agricultural innovations, massive building projects, elaborate machines, and countless inventions that changed the way the world ate, drank, read, waged war, and traveled"--Provided by the publisher.

Iron widow

"The boys of Huaxia dream of pairing up with girls to pilot Chrysalises, giant transforming robots that can battle the aliens that lurk beyond the Great Wall of China. It doesn't matter that the girls die from the mental strain. When 18-year-old Zetian offers herself up as a concubine-pilot, it's to assassinate the ace male pilot responsible for her sister's death. But when she gets her vengeance, it becomes clear that she is an Iron Widow, a rare kind of female pilot who can sacrifice males to power up Chrysalises instead. To tame her frightening yet valuable mental strength, she is paired up with Li Shimin, the strongest male pilot in Huaxia, yet feared and ostracized for killing his father and brothers. But now that Zetian has had a taste of power, she will not cower so easily. She will take over instead, then leverage their combined strength to force her society to stop failing its women and girls. Or die trying"--Provided by publisher.

Tiananmen 1989

our shattered hopes
"[In graphic novel format] follow[s] the story of China's infamous June Fourth Incident-- otherwise known as the Tiananmen Square Massacre-- from the first-hand account of a young sociology teacher who witnessed it all"--Back cover.

The prince

& The art of war : the classic works of
Contains two classics of tactical and strategic thinking, including "The Prince," fifteenth-century Italian leader Niccolo Machiavelli's treatise on political power, statecraft, and the qualities of the ideal ruler; and "The Art of War," sixth-century philosopher Sun Tzu's thoughts on the laying of plans, the actual waging of war, and the value of negotiation.


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