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An American Bum in China: Featuring the bumblin...
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Stand: 12.08.2019
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Stealth War: How China Took Over While America´...
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China expert Robert Spalding reveals the shocking success China has had infiltrating American institutions and compromising our national security. The media often suggest that Russia poses the greatest threat to America´s national security, but the real danger lies farther east. While those in power have been distracted and disorderly, China has waged a six-front war on America´s economy, military, diplomacy, technology, education, and infrastructure--and they´re winning. It´s almost too late to undo the shocking, though nearly invisible, victories of the Chinese. In Stealth War, retired Air Force Brigadier General Robert Spalding reveals China´s motives and secret attacks on the West. Chronicling how our leaders have failed to protect us over recent decades, he provides shocking evidence of some of China´s most brilliant ploys, including: * Placing Confucius Institutes in universities across the United States that serve to monitor and control Chinese students on campus and spread communist narratives to unsuspecting American students. * Offering enormous sums to American experts who create investment funds that funnel technology to China. * Signing a thirty-year agreement with the US that allows China to share peaceful nuclear technology, ensuring that they have access to American nuclear know-how. Spalding´s concern isn´t merely that America could lose its position on the world stage. More urgently, the Chinese Communist Party has a fundamental loathing of the legal protections America grants its people and seeks to create a world without those rights. Despite all the damage done so far, Spalding shows how it´s still possible for the U.S. and the rest of the free world to combat--and win--China´s stealth war.

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Stand: 02.08.2019
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The City & the City (eBook, ePUB)
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With shades of Kafka and Philip K. Dick, Raymond Chandler and 1984 , the multi-award winning The City & The City by China Miéville is a murder mystery taken to dazzling metaphysical and artistic heights. ´You can´t talk about Miéville without using the word ´´brilliant´´.´ - Ursula Le Guin When the body of a murdered woman is found in the extraordinary, decaying city of Beszel, somewhere at the edge of Europe, it looks like a routine case for Inspector Tyador Borlú of the Extreme Crime Squad. But as he probes, the evidence begins to point to conspiracies far stranger, and more deadly, than anything he could have imagined. Soon his work puts him and those he cares for in danger. Borlú must travel to the only metropolis on Earth as strange as his own, across a border like no other.

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Stand: 03.08.2019
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Every Grain of Rice
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Fuchsia Dunlop trained as a chef at China´s leading cooking school and is internationally renowned for her delicious recipes and brilliant writing about Chinese food. Every Grain of Rice is inspired by the healthy and vibrant home cooking of southern China, in which meat and fish are enjoyed in moderation, but vegetables play the starring role. Try your hand at blanched choy sum with sizzling oil, Hangzhou broad beans with ham, pock-marked old woman´s beancurd or steamed chicken with shiitake mushrooms, or, if you´ve ever in need of a quick fix, Fuchsia´s emergency late-night noodles. Many of the recipes require few ingredients and are startlingly easy to make. The book includes a comprehensive introduction to the key seasonings and techniques of the Chinese kitchen, as well as the ´magic ingredients´ that can transform modest vegetarian ingredients into wonderful delicacies. With stunning photography and clear instructions, this is an essential volume for beginners and connoisseurs alike.

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Stand: 12.08.2019
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Stealth War (eBook, ePUB)
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China expert Robert Spalding reveals the shocking success China has had infiltrating American institutions and compromising our national security. The media often suggest that Russia poses the greatest threat to America´s national security, but the real danger lies farther east. While those in power have been distracted and disorderly, China has waged a six-front war on America´s economy, military, diplomacy, technology, education, and infrastructure--and they´re winning. It´s almost too late to undo the shocking, though nearly invisible, victories of the Chinese. In Stealth War, retired Air Force Brigadier General Robert Spalding reveals China´s motives and secret attacks on the West. Chronicling how our leaders have failed to protect us over recent decades, he provides shocking evidence of some of China´s most brilliant ploys, including: * Placing Confucius Institutes in universities across the United States that serve to monitor and control Chinese students on campus and spread communist narratives to unsuspecting American students. * Offering enormous sums to American experts who create investment funds that funnel technology to China. * Signing a thirty-year agreement with the US that allows China to share peaceful nuclear technology, ensuring that they have access to American nuclear know-how. Spalding´s concern isn´t merely that America could lose its position on the world stage. More urgently, the Chinese Communist Party has a fundamental loathing of the legal protections America grants its people and seeks to create a world without those rights. Despite all the damage done so far, Spalding shows how it´s still possible for the U.S. and the rest of the free world to combat--and win--China´s stealth war.

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Stand: 10.08.2019
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The Sound and the Silence. CD
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Diese CD widmet sich den selten auf Tonträgern zu hörenden berühmten japanischen Rin-Klangschalen sowie Tempelglocken aus China und Japan. Musik für die Meditation. Gezielt leiten die Sounds der CD den Hörer in die Stille und das Lauschen. Die in brillianter Klangqualität aufgenommen Instrumente führen einen unweigerlich in das eigene Innere und dort an die Orte der Kraft. In einem ausführlichen Farbbooklet sind alle Instrumente und Stücke dokumentiert.

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Stand: 31.07.2019
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The Penguin History of Modern Vietnam
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WINNER OF THE AMERICAN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION´S JOHN K. FAIRBANK PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE CUNDHILL HISTORY PRIZE 2017 ´This is the finest single-volume history of Vietnam in English. It challenges myths, and raises questions about the socialist republic´s political future´ Guardian ´Powerful and compelling. Vietnam will be of growing importance in the twenty-first-century world, particularly as China and the US rethink their roles in Asia. Christopher Goscha´s book is a brilliant account of that country´s history.´ - Rana Mitter ´A vigorous, eye-opening account of a country of great importance to the world, past and future´ - Kirkus Reviews Over the centuries the Vietnamese have beenboth colonizers themselves and the victims of colonization by others. Their country expanded, shrunk, split and sometimes disappeared, often under circumstances far beyond their control. Despite these often overwhelming pressures, Vietnam has survived as one of Asia´s most striking and complex cultures. As more and more visitors come to this extraordinary country, there has been for some years a need for a major history - a book which allows the outsider to understand the many layers left by earlier emperors, rebels, priests and colonizers. Christopher Goscha´s new work amply fills this role. Drawing on a lifetime of thinking about Indo-China, he has created a narrative which is consistently seen from ´inside´ Vietnam but never loses sight of the connections to the ´outside´. As wave after wave of invaders - whether Chinese, French, Japanese or American - have been ultimately expelled, we see the terrible cost to the Vietnamese themselves. Vietnam´s role in one of the Cold War´s longest conflicts has meant that its past has been endlessly abused for propaganda purposes and it is perhaps only now that the events which created the modern state can be seen from a truly historical perspective. Christopher Goscha draws on the latest research and discoveries in Vietnamese, French and English. His book is a major achievement, describing both the grand narrative of Vietnam´s story but also the byways, curiosities, differences, cultures and peoples that have done so much over the centuries to define the many versions of Vietnam.

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Stand: 12.08.2019
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The Human Tide
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Every phase since the advent of the industrial revolution - from the fate of the British Empire, to the global challenges from Germany, Japan and Russia, to America´s emergence as a sole superpower, to the Arab Spring, to the long-term decline of economic growth that started with Japan and has now spread to Europe, to China´s meteoric economy, to Brexit and the presidency of Donald Trump - can be explained better when we appreciate the meaning of demographic change across the world.The Human Tide is the first popular history book to redress the underestimated influence of population as a crucial factor in almost all of the major global shifts and events of the last two centuries - revealing how such events are connected by the invisible mutually catalysing forces of population. This highly original history offers a brilliant and simple unifying theory for our understanding the last two hundred years: the power of sheer numbers. An ambitious, original, magisterial history of modernity, it taps into prominent preoccupations of our day and will transform our perception of history for many years to come.

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Stand: 31.07.2019
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Reamde
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Across the globe, millions of computer screens flicker with the artfully coded world of T´Rain - an addictive internet role-playing game of fantasy and adventure. But backstreet hackers in China have just unleashed a contagious virus called Reamde, and as it rampages through the gaming world spreading from player to player - holding hard drives hostage in the process - the computer of one powerful and dangerous man is infected, causing the carefully mediated violence of the on-line world to spill over into reality. A fast-talking, internet-addicted mafia accountant is brutally silenced by his Russian employers, and Zula - a talented young T´Rain computer programmer - is abducted and bundled on to a private jet. As she is flown across the skies in the company of the terrified boyfriend she broke up with hours before, and a brilliant Hungarian hacker who may be her only hope, she finds herself sucked into a whirl of Chinese Secret Service agents and gun-toting American Survivalists; the Russian criminal underground and an al-Qaeda cell led by a charismatic Welshman; each a strand of a connected world that devastatingly converges in T´Rain. An inimitable and compelling thriller that careers from British Columbia to South-West China via Russia and the fantasy world of T´Rain, Reamde is an irresistible epic from the unique imagination of one of today´s most individual writers.

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Stand: 01.08.2019
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