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    Study on International Politics in Contemporary China

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    China's guiding principle for foreign relations and its focus on states and regions has shifted a lot from the first 30 years of the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in 1949, to 1978 and beyond, after reform and opening-up. However, PRC's diplomatic practice has been continuous, whether it was participation in the Korean War, breaking up with the former Soviet Union after a honeymoon period, China's self defense war over Sino&#x2013;Indian border, participation in the Vietnam War, breakthrough in the Sino&#x2013;US relation, or PRC's self defense war over the Sino&#x2013;Vietnamese border. These historical events brought the need for theoretical study in International Politics (IP). The development of China's IP research was slow and filled with complications, but it signified a breakthrough from scratch. This book has filled gap by depicting a complete scroll of China's IP research in over 60 years since 1949. This book has followed two principles: one is according to the classification of the IP discipline and the other is to recommend adaptations according to China's actual conditions.<b>Contents:</b> <ul><li>International Politics Studies in China <i>(Li Shaojun)</i></li><li>Studies on International Pattern and International Order <i>(Song Wei and Pan Jingnan)</i></li><li>On Chinese International Relations Research Methods <i>(Zhou Fangyin)</i></li><li>Studies on Contemporary Chinese Diplomacy <i>(Wang Cungang)</i></li><li>Studies on International Security in China <i>(Liu Feng)</i></li><li>Studies on Chinese National Sovereignty and Interest <i>(Fang Changping)</i></li><li>Studies on International Organizations in China <i>(Li Dongyan)</i></li><li>Nationalism Studies in China <i>(Wang Jun)</i></li><li>Study on Regional Integration in China <i>(Feng Weijiang)</i></li><li>Studies in China on Global Governance <i>(Ren Lin)</i></li><li>International Political Economy Study in China <i>(Xu Xiujun)</i></li><li>Diplomacy Study in China <i>(Zhao Kejin)</i></li><li>Generation of the School of International Relations Study in China <i>(Xu Jin)</i></li></ul><br><b>Readership:</b> Scholars and researchers of international politics, international relations and contemporary China; international think-tank institutions. International Politics Studies;International Pattern and International Order;Chinese International Relations Research Methods;Contemporary Chinese Diplomacy;International Security;Chinese National Sovereignty and Interest;International Organizations;Nationalism Studies;Regional Integration;Global Governance;International Political Economy Study;Diplomacy Study;School of International Relations Study0<b>Key Features:</b><ul><li>This book has filled a gap by depicting a complete scroll of China's international politics research in over 60 years since 1949</li></ul>

    My Old Man

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    If you were asked to write about your father, what would you say?
    Florence Welch, Paul Weller, Nina Stibbe and the sons and daughters of Ian Dury, Johnny Ball, Roy Castle, Leonard Cohen and many others relate the quirks, flaws and quiet heroisms of their dads. By turns funny, tender and heartbreaking, My Old Man offers a unique opportunity to reflect on our own relationships with our dads – who they really are, and how we come to understand ourselves through them.

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    Letters of Note: Cats

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    In Letters of Note: Cats, Shaun Usher collects together the most engaging missives that celebrate, eulogise, rail against and analyse the idiosyncratic ways of our feline companions.
    Nikola Tesla, Elizabeth Taylor, Charles Dickens, Anne Frank, T.S. Eliot, Raymond Chandler, John Cheever, Florence Nightingale, Rachel Carson, Jack Lemmon & many more

    Letters of Note: Art

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    In Letters of Note: Art, Shaun Usher celebrates extraordinary correspondence about art, from missives on the agony of being overlooked, the ecstasy of producing work that excites, to surprising sources of inspiration and rousing manifestos.
    Includes letters by:
    Michelangelo, Salvador Dali, Frida Kahlo, Artemisia Gentileschi, Oscar Howe, Martin Scorsese, Henri Matisse, Mick Jagger, Augusta Savage, Vincent van Gogh & many more

    Letters of Note: Music

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    In Letters of Note: Music, Shaun Usher brings together a riveting collection of letters by and about some of the musicians and music that enrich our lives. It is a wonderfully wide-ranging and illuminating book that will delight music lovers of all stripes.
    Includes letters by: Ludgwig van Beethoven, Nick Cave, Helen Keller, Keith Richards, Yo-Yo Ma, Tom Waits, Erik Satie, Angélique Kidjo, Leonard Cohen John Coltrane, Kim Gordon & many more

    Lists of Note

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    Humans have been making lists for even longer than they've been writing letters. They are the shorthand for what really matters to us: our hopes and aspirations; likes and dislikes; rules for living and loving; records of our memories and reminders of the things we want to do before we die. Just as he did with Letters of Note, Shaun Usher has trawled the world's archives to produce a rich visual anthology that stretches from ancient times to present day. From a to-do list of Leonardo da Vinci's to Charles Darwin on the pros and cons of marriage or Julia Child's list of possible titles for what would later become an American cooking bible, Lists of Note is a constantly surprising A-Z of what makes us human. In its pages you'll find 125 lists with facsimiles or illustrations, including:
    1. A shopping list written by two 9th-century Tibetan monks 2. A handwritten list of the BFG's favourite words by Roald Dahl 3. The 19 year-old Isaac Newton's list of the 57 sins he'd already committed 4. Galileo's list of parts needed to build his telescope 5. Einstein's punitive list of conditions imposed on his first wife 6. 29-year-old Marilyn Monroe's inspirational set of New Year's resolutions 7. Martin Luther King's advice for black people starting to use buses 8. Johnny Cash's list of 'things to do today' 9. Michelangelo's illustrated shopping list 10. Advice for 'chick rockers' by Chrissie Hynde
    And many, many more…