Angebote zu "Classics" (47 Treffer)

The Ruler´s Guide: China´s Greatest Emperor and...
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In the classic tradition of Sun Tzu´s The Art of War, here for the first time in English is the timeless wisdom of China´s greatest emperor, Tang Taizong (AD 598-649), which will show anyone who leads or manages how to achieve unparalleled results and an enduring legacy. Tang Taizong was arguably the greatest emperor in Chinese history. In Asia many historians rank him with such rulers as Augustus, Genghis Khan, and Napoleon. When he founded the Tang dynasty, Taizong was only 28 years old, and his chief accomplishments were on the battlefield, where he personally slew 1,000 of the enemy. Ultimately Taizong would defeat the descendants of Genghis Khan´s Huns, enact a vastly simplified code of laws, open up the Silk Road trading route, create a golden age of cosmopolitan culture, and, by his attitudes on religious tolerance, introduce Buddhism into Tibet and invite Catholicism into China. His dynasty would last 300 years. The Ruler´s Guide is the first publication in English of the leadership principles modeled and articulated by this unusual ruler, who populated his court with advisors who were required to criticize him on a daily basis. Taizong´s dialogues with the wisest of his counselors form the core of this book, which is a manual for managing in any sphere, whether it be government, business, the military, athletics, philanthropy, or even parenting. Here, author Chinghua Tang presents conversations between Taizong and his advisers that explain how to attain self-knowledge, evaluate people and appraise talent, lead effectively, grow power and influence, compete with rivals, listen to others with different views, treat subordinates, enhance organizational effectiveness, practice the art of war, achieve long-term success, draw lessons from the rise and fall of great empires, and craft one´s legacy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Raymond Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007771/bk_sans_007771_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Art of War , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 79min
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The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise dating from the 5th century BC and is attributed to the ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu (´´Master Sun´´, also spelled Sunzi). The text is composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare and it is commonly thought of as a definitive work on military strategy and tactics. It was placed at the head of China´s Seven Military Classics upon the collection´s creation in 1080 by Emperor Shenzong of Song, and has long been the most influential strategy text in East Asia. It has had an influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy, and beyond. The book was first translated into French in 1772 by the Jesuit Jean Joseph Marie Amiot and a partial translation into English was attempted by British officer Everard Ferguson Calthrop in 1905. The first annotated English translation was completed and published by Lionel Giles in 1910. Leaders such as Mao Zedong, General Võ Nguyên Giáp, General Douglas MacArthur, and leaders of Imperial Japan have drawn inspiration from the work. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roberto Scarlato. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094047/bk_acx0_094047_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Three Kingdoms, Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 39min
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The Three Kingdoms is one of the Chinese Noble Classics. The great empire of China is in turmoil. As the government becomes increasingly incompetent, warlords and nobles battle for power. In the north is the Kingdom of Wei, headed by cunning and manipulative Cao Cao. In the southeast is the Kingdom of Wu, ruled by masterful and charismatic Sun Quan. In the west is the Kingdom of Shu, commanded by kindhearted and humble Liu Bei. Cao has committed murder and betrayal on his way to glory only to see his family’s throne overthrown by other scheming crooks. Sun and his advisor, Zhou Yu, have established a military stronghold but are no match against Liu’s military strategist, Zhuge Liang, who wisely advocates tolerance and mutual respect. Full of thrilling action, sophisticated stratagems, passionate brotherhood, and loyalty, The Three Kingdoms sums up all the most important lessons of history. If you enjoy this, three other Real Reads Chinese Noble Classics are also available: Dream of the Red Chamber, Journey to the West and The Water Margin. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michelle Tate. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rlrd/000027/bk_rlrd_000027_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp , Hörbuch, Digit...
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In the great empire of China, an African Magician seeks to deceive a young wastrel to do his devious bidding. He discovers Aladdin playing in the streets with his friends. What follows is a sweeping adventure with a magical lamp. This new recording features B. J. Harrison’s classic voice characterizations, and the original classic text. It’s sure to please young and old alike! 1. Language: English. Narrator: B. J. Harrison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harr/000070/bk_harr_000070_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Book of Tea , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 122min
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The Book of Tea is much more than a book about tea. It´s a celebration of the arts and culture of Japan, and a portrait of tea ceremony, the ´´Way of Tea´´, as the pinnacle of Japanese spirituality and artistic life. Written in 1906 by Kakuzo Okakura, curator of Chinese and Japanese Art at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and a noted scholar and art critic, this modern classic traces the history of tea from its early medicinal uses in China, through the development of Chinese tea culture, and finally to the role of tea in Japanese Zen, culture, and politics. In the process, Okakura weaves together the philosophies, myths, history, and poetry of China and Japan. He introduces us to tea masters, emperors, and warlords, and brings us an appreciation of the transient beauty of life that is at the heart of Japanese artistic ideals. Okakura wrote The Book of Tea in English, and his elegant prose mirrors the refined artistry of the Japanese tea ceremony. Narrated by Ken Cohen, himself a student and practitioner of tea ceremony in the Urasenke tradition, this audiobook captures Okakura´s vision of how ´´Teaism´´ can transform us and the way we see ourselves and our world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Cohen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/001373/bk_mike_001373_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Painted Veil , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 439min
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First published in 1925, The Painted Veil is an affirmation of the human capacity to grow, change, and forgive. Set in England and Hong Kong in the 1920s, it is the story of the beautiful but shallow young Kitty Fane. When her husband discovers her adulterous affair, he forces her to accompany him to a remote region of China ravaged by a cholera epidemic. Stripped of the British society of her youth and overwhelmed by the desolation around her, she is compelled by her awakening conscience to reassess her life. She takes up work with children at a convent, but when her husband dies, she is forced to return to England to her father, her one remaining relative, to raise her unborn child. Though too late for her marriage, she has learned humility, independence, and how to love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Reading. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/002102/bk_blak_002102_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870) , Hörbuch, Digita...
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This is an essay from the Favorite Essays collection. Here, in this unusual collection, are some of the greatest essays in Western literature. Witty, informative and imaginative, the topics vary from starvation in Ireland, fine China, the extension of railways in the Lake District, and the tombs in Westminster Abbey. A little like after-dinner monologues, they are passing thoughts expressed as journalism. Neville Jason reads with urbane clarity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neville Jason. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/001201/bk_naxo_001201_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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John Ruskin (1819 - 1900) , Hörbuch, Digital, 1...
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This is an essay from the Favorite Essays collection. Here, in this unusual collection, are some of the greatest essays in Western literature. Witty, informative and imaginative, the topics vary from starvation in Ireland, fine China, the extension of railways in the Lake District, and the tombs in Westminster Abbey. A little like after-dinner monologues, they are passing thoughts expressed as journalism. Neville Jason reads with urbane clarity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neville Jason. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/001202/bk_naxo_001202_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Michel de Montaigne (1553 - 1592) , Hörbuch, Di...
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This is an essay from the Favorite Essays collection. Here, in this unusual collection, are some of the greatest essays in Western literature. Witty, informative and imaginative, the topics vary from starvation in Ireland, fine China, the extension of railways in the Lake District, and the tombs in Westminster Abbey. A little like after-dinner monologues, they are passing thoughts expressed as journalism. Neville Jason reads with urbane clarity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neville Jason. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/001187/bk_naxo_001187_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626) , Hörbuch, Digital,...
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This is an essay from the Favorite Essays collection. Here, in this unusual collection, are some of the greatest essays in Western literature. Witty, informative and imaginative, the topics vary from starvation in Ireland, fine China, the extension of railways in the Lake District, and the tombs in Westminster Abbey. A little like after-dinner monologues, they are passing thoughts expressed as journalism. Neville Jason reads with urbane clarity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neville Jason. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/001188/bk_naxo_001188_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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