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The Trouble with Taiwan - History, the United States and a Rising China (Hardcover): Kerry Brown, Kalley Wu Tzu Hui The Trouble with Taiwan - History, the United States and a Rising China (Hardcover)
Kerry Brown, Kalley Wu Tzu Hui
R510 R400 Discovery Miles 4 000 Save R110 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Taiwan is one of the great paradoxes of the international order. A place with its own flag, currency, government and military, but which most of the world does not recognise as a sovereign country. An island that China regards as a `rebellious province', but which has managed to survive defiantly for decades as an independent nation. However, with its neighbour China now a major power on the world stage and with its ally United States looking increasingly inward, Taiwan's position has never been more precarious. Kerry Brown and Kalley Wu Tzu Hu reveal how the island's shifting fortunes have been shaped by centuries of conquest and by a cast of dynamic characters, by Cold War intrigue and the rise of its neighbour as a global power, explaining how this tiny island, caught between the agendas of two superpowers, is attempting to find its place in a rapidly changing world order. The Trouble with Taiwan relates the story of a fascinating nation and culture, and how its disputed status speaks to a wider, global story about Chinese control and waning US influence.

Contemporary China (Paperback, 3rd ed. 2019): Kerry Brown Contemporary China (Paperback, 3rd ed. 2019)
Kerry Brown
R764 R604 Discovery Miles 6 040 Save R160 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The third edition of this concise core textbook offers students a comprehensive introduction to the politics, economy, culture and society of modern China, while grounding all of these areas in the context of China's recent history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Fully up to date, this accessible text examines the key developments that are taking place in China and that are shaping its place in the world today, from relations with Trump's United States and post-Brexit Britain, to the use of the internet to crack down on dissent and the establishment of `Xi Jinping thought' at the 19th Party Congress. Authored by a highly-regarded expert on the topic, this is the essential guide to a country that is no longer just emerging but one which has, in many respects, already emerged as one of the leading powers of the twenty-first century. The book is an ideal introductory text for undergraduate and postgraduate courses on China Studies and Contemporary China, regardless of whether students approach the topic from a political, historical, sociological, cultural or geographical viewpoint. It can also be used on modules focussing more specifically on Chinese Politics, Chinese History or Chinese Society.

China's Dream - The Culture of Chinese Communism and the Secret Sources of its Power (Paperback): Kerry Brown China's Dream - The Culture of Chinese Communism and the Secret Sources of its Power (Paperback)
Kerry Brown
R391 R371 Discovery Miles 3 710 Save R20 (5%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Communist Party of China (CPC) is one of the great political forces of modern times. In charge of the destiny of a fifth of humanity, it survives despite the collapse of similar systems elsewhere. Few, however, understand the sources of this resilience, or, for that matter, what the Party itself stands for. China's Dream is the first book to explore the Communist Party as a cultural, rather than a political, entity. It looks at the narratives the Party has created to recount its own history, with the moral story about national rejuvenation and renaissance that these encode. It does not shy away from the thorny issue of how a Party under Mao Zedong, one associated with self-sacrifice, collectivist effort, and anti-individualism, came to pragmatically embrace market capitalism and a new ethics. The tensions to which this gives rise have resulted in a crisis of values, which is now being addressed - with very mixed results - by the CPC. Drawing on his extensive knowledge of contemporary China, Kerry Brown takes us on a unique and fascinating journey through the least understood aspect of China today - not the great economic revolution in the material world, but the deep cultural revolution already underway in Chinese people's daily lives.

The Future of UK-China Relations (Paperback): Kerry Brown The Future of UK-China Relations (Paperback)
Kerry Brown
R447 Discovery Miles 4 470 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The UK's relationship with China stretches back over 200 years and began with Britain attempting to build trade ties with the Qing imperial court in the eighteenth century. Over the next 150 years, Britian was at the forefront of some of the most infamous instances of Chinese encounters with the outside world, from the opium wars, the sacking of the Summer Palace and the reparations for the Boxer rebellion, to the maintenance of Hong Kong as a colony. Since the return of Hong Kong to Chinese rule in 1997, policies of engagement have replaced those of confrontation and as China's economy has eclipsed that of the UK, the transformation of that relationship has become imperative for the UK. At a time when both China's role in the world is becoming the focus of international business strategy and Brexit is pushing the UK to look to the rest of the world for trade and investment, Kerry Brown assesses the potential for a new "golden age" of UK-China relations and what the UK needs to understand about China before embarking on such a venture.

Contemporary China (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2015): Kerry Brown Contemporary China (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2015)
Kerry Brown
R795 Discovery Miles 7 950 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

China has created its own distinctive pathway to becoming one of the world's largest economies - and the country's economic and political development over the next decade will have profound implications for the rest of the world. Knowledge of contemporary China is therefore essential for anyone who seeks to understand politics, business and international affairs in the twenty-first century. Assuming no prior knowledge, this book presents an accessible and engaging introduction to all aspects of China. Following a scene-setting chapter on the making of modern-day China, the book moves on to examine the country's political and economic structures, its society and culture, and its changing place in the world. Looking to the future, the book also considers the demographic and political challenges which China now faces. Kerry Brown shows that there is a vibrant debate within the country about what China is, in what direction it might go and what sort of power it should become. The text is illustrated throughout with figures and tables, boxes focusing on key issues and an extensive guide to further reading and useful websites. This accessible and lively book is the ideal starting point for students and general readers who want to know more about this important country.

CEO, China - The Rise of Xi Jinping (Paperback): Kerry Brown CEO, China - The Rise of Xi Jinping (Paperback)
Kerry Brown 1
R274 R187 Discovery Miles 1 870 Save R87 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

China has become the powerhouse of the world economy, its incredible boom overseen by the elite members of the secretive and all-powerful communist party. But since the election of Xi Jinping as General Secretary, life at the top in China has changed. Under the guise of a corruption crackdown, which has seen his rivals imprisoned, Xi Jinping has been quietly building one of the most powerful leaderships modern China has ever seen. In CEO China, the noted China expert Kerry Brown reveals the hidden story of the rise of the man dubbed the 'Chinese Godfather'. Brown investigates his relationship with his revolutionary father, who was expelled by Mao during the Cultural Revolution, his business dealings and allegiances in China's regional power struggles and his role in the internal battle raging between the old men of the Deng era and the new super-rich 'princelings'. Xi Jinping's China is powerful, aggressive and single-minded and this book will become a must-read for the Western world.

CEO, China - The Rise of Xi Jinping (Hardcover): Kerry Brown CEO, China - The Rise of Xi Jinping (Hardcover)
Kerry Brown 1
R574 R430 Discovery Miles 4 300 Save R144 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

China has become the powerhouse of the world economy, its incredible boom overseen by the elite members of the secretive and all-powerful communist party. But since the election of Xi Jinping as General Secretary, life at the top in China has changed. Under the guise of a corruption crackdown, which has seen his rivals imprisoned, Xi Jinping has been quietly building one of the most powerful leaderships modern China has ever seen. In CEO China, the noted China expert Kerry Brown reveals the hidden story of the rise of the man dubbed the 'Chinese Godfather'. Brown investigates his relationship with his revolutionary father, who was expelled by Mao during the Cultural Revolution, his business dealings and allegiances in China's regional power struggles and his role in the internal battle raging between the old men of the Deng era and the new super-rich 'princelings'. Xi Jinping's China is powerful, aggressive and single-minded and this book will become a must-read for the Western world.

China's Dream - The Culture of Chinese Communism and the Secret Sources of its Power (Hardcover): Kerry Brown China's Dream - The Culture of Chinese Communism and the Secret Sources of its Power (Hardcover)
Kerry Brown
R1,269 R979 Discovery Miles 9 790 Save R290 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

The Communist Party of China (CPC) is one of the great political forces of modern times. In charge of the destiny of a fifth of humanity, it survives despite the collapse of similar systems elsewhere. Few, however, understand the sources of this resilience, or, for that matter, what the Party itself stands for. China's Dream is the first book to explore the Communist Party as a cultural, rather than a political, entity. It looks at the narratives the Party has created to recount its own history, with the moral story about national rejuvenation and renaissance that these encode. It does not shy away from the thorny issue of how a Party under Mao Zedong, one associated with self-sacrifice, collectivist effort, and anti-individualism, came to pragmatically embrace market capitalism and a new ethics. The tensions to which this gives rise have resulted in a crisis of values, which is now being addressed - with very mixed results - by the CPC. Drawing on his extensive knowledge of contemporary China, Kerry Brown takes us on a unique and fascinating journey through the least understood aspect of China today - not the great economic revolution in the material world, but the deep cultural revolution already underway in Chinese people's daily lives.

The World According to Xi - Everything You Need to Know About the New China (Paperback): Kerry Brown The World According to Xi - Everything You Need to Know About the New China (Paperback)
Kerry Brown
R235 R161 Discovery Miles 1 610 Save R74 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

China is now the most powerful country on earth. Its manufacturing underpins the world's economy; its military is growing at the fastest rate of any nation and its leader - Xi Jinping - is to set the pace and tone of world affairs for decades. In 2017 Xi Jinping became part of the constitution - an honour not seen since Chairman Mao. Here, China expert Kerry Brown guides us through the world according to Xi: his plans to make China the most powerful country on earth and to eradicate poverty for its citizens. In this captivating book we discover Xi's beliefs, how he thinks about communism, and how far he is willing to go to defend it.

China and the New Maoists (Paperback): Kerry Brown, Simone van Nieuwenhuizen China and the New Maoists (Paperback)
Kerry Brown, Simone van Nieuwenhuizen
R299 R271 Discovery Miles 2 710 Save R28 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Forty years after his death, Mao remains a totemic, if divisive, figure in contemporary China. Though he retains an immense symbolic importance within China's national mythology, the rise of a capitalist economy has seen the ruling class become increasingly ambivalent towards him. And while he continues to be a highly visible and contentious presence in Chinese public life, Mao's enduring influence has been little understood in the West. In China and the New Maoists, Kerry Brown and Simone van Nieuwenhuizen look at the increasingly vocal elements who claim to be the true ideological heirs to Mao, ranging from academics to cyberactivists, as well as at the state's efforts to draw on Mao's image as a source of legitimacy. This is a fascinating portrait of a country undergoing dramatic upheavals while still struggling to come to terms with its past.

China and the EU in Context - Insights for Business and Investors (Hardcover): Kerry Brown China and the EU in Context - Insights for Business and Investors (Hardcover)
Kerry Brown
R1,238 R1,039 Discovery Miles 10 390 Save R199 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"China and the EU in Context" brings together the research of world-class commentators on China from across Europe to explore the economic, political, investment, and trade relations between China and the EU. Brown provides a comprehensive overview to explain the key challenges currently facing those who are seeking to work with the Chinese or in China. Written for senior executives and investors, this accessible book shows how to relate to China practically and understand the internal dynamics for business purposes, exploring themes including investment, social unrest, and China's five-year program.

Contemporary China (Hardcover, 3rd ed. 2019): Kerry Brown Contemporary China (Hardcover, 3rd ed. 2019)
Kerry Brown
R1,909 R1,717 Discovery Miles 17 170 Save R192 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The third edition of this concise core textbook offers students a comprehensive introduction to the politics, economy, culture and society of modern China, while grounding all of these areas in the context of China's recent history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Fully up to date, this accessible text examines the key developments that are taking place in China and that are shaping its place in the world today, from relations with Trump's United States and post-Brexit Britain, to the use of the internet to crack down on dissent and the establishment of `Xi Jinping thought' at the 19th Party Congress. Authored by a highly-regarded expert on the topic, this is the essential guide to a country that is no longer just emerging but one which has, in many respects, already emerged as one of the leading powers of the twenty-first century. The book is an ideal introductory text for undergraduate and postgraduate courses on China Studies and Contemporary China, regardless of whether students approach the topic from a political, historical, sociological, cultural or geographical viewpoint. It can also be used on modules focussing more specifically on Chinese Politics, Chinese History or Chinese Society.

China's World - What Does China Want? (Hardcover): Kerry Brown China's World - What Does China Want? (Hardcover)
Kerry Brown
R648 R428 Discovery Miles 4 280 Save R220 (34%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In the next decade China's actions on the world stage will affect us all. A new superpower, with the largest population and GDP on the globe, there are now fears that China is becoming more assertive. Here, award-winning China expert Kerry Brown guides us through China's foreign policy, from its skirmishes with US Navy destroyers in the South China Sea to its arguments with Japan over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands and its increased displays of military prowess - including huge investments in cyber warfare. Brown also assesses China's extraordinary plan to create a `New Silk Road' across Central Asia - one of the biggest infrastructure project in modern history. In doing so he seeks to answer a simple question: what does China want? The answer lies in the unique way China thinks about the world. A comprehensive analysis by one of the world's most recognised and respected authorities, and based upon unparalleled research into Chinese leaders, their beliefs and their instincts, China's World is an essential read for the Western world.

Contemporary China (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2015): Kerry Brown Contemporary China (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2015)
Kerry Brown
R2,022 Discovery Miles 20 220 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

China has created its own distinctive pathway to becoming one of the world's largest economies - and the country's economic and political development over the next decade will have profound implications for the rest of the world. Knowledge of contemporary China is therefore essential for anyone who seeks to understand politics, business and international affairs in the twenty-first century. Assuming no prior knowledge, this book presents an accessible and engaging introduction to all aspects of China. Following a scene-setting chapter on the making of modern-day China, the book moves on to examine the country's political and economic structures, its society and culture, and its changing place in the world. Looking to the future, the book also considers the demographic and political challenges which China now faces. Kerry Brown shows that there is a vibrant debate within the country about what China is, in what direction it might go and what sort of power it should become. The text is illustrated throughout with figures and tables, boxes focusing on key issues and an extensive guide to further reading and useful websites. This accessible and lively book is the ideal starting point for students and general readers who want to know more about this important country.

What's Wrong With Diplomacy?: The Future Of Diplomacy And The Case Of China And The UK: Penguin Specials (Paperback):... What's Wrong With Diplomacy?: The Future Of Diplomacy And The Case Of China And The UK: Penguin Specials (Paperback)
Kerry Brown
R185 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R12 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Private Investigating (Paperback, 3rd edition): Steven Kerry Brown The Complete Idiot's Guide to Private Investigating (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Steven Kerry Brown
R433 R349 Discovery Miles 3 490 Save R84 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The mystique of private investigating draws significant numbers of people to consider it as a career or side business. At the same time, individuals want to learn investigative techniques to solve their own personal and legal problems. In "The Complete Idiot's Guide(R) to Private Investigating, Third Edition," private investigator and former FBI agent Steven Kerry Brown shares his hard-won expertise on everything you need to know to track down people and information, including: Tapping phones and recording conversations. Interviewing and interrogating to get important information. Tricky but legal ways to get needed evidence like the pros. Performing onsite, online, and mobile surveillance without being detected. Skip tracing to find lost loves or people who owe money. Investigating backgrounds of potential employees or spouses. Searching public records online and at the courthouse. Catching a cheating spouse and gathering evidence for divorce cases. Finding runaway teenagers. Doing diligent searches connected with adoptions and estates. Tracking down burglars, thieves, pickpockets, and purse snatchers. Advanced techniques and business advice for those interested in starting their own investigative or background screening agency.

Along the way, Brown shares fascinating stories from his cases that highlight his clever methods for tracking down evidence and helping his clients find out what they need to know.

Ballot Box China - Grassroots Democracy in the Final Major One-Party State (Paperback): Kerry Brown Ballot Box China - Grassroots Democracy in the Final Major One-Party State (Paperback)
Kerry Brown
R452 R423 Discovery Miles 4 230 Save R29 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Since 1988, China has undergone one of the largest, but least understood experiments in grassroots democracy. Across 600,000 villages in China, with almost a million elections, some three million officials have been elected. The Chinese government believes that this is a step towards `democracy with Chinese characteristics'. But to many involved in them, the elections have been mired by corruption, vote-rigging and cronyism. This book looks at the history of these elections, how they arose, what they have achieved and where they might be going, exploring the specific experience of elections by those who have taken part in them - the villagers in some of the most deprived areas of China.

Warrior Leadership - A Transformation of Mind, Body & Spirit for Everyday Life and the Workplace (Paperback): Kerry Brown Warrior Leadership - A Transformation of Mind, Body & Spirit for Everyday Life and the Workplace (Paperback)
Kerry Brown
R426 Discovery Miles 4 260 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
All My Kisses (Paperback): Kerry Brown, Jedda Robaard All My Kisses (Paperback)
Kerry Brown, Jedda Robaard
R137 R112 Discovery Miles 1 120 Save R25 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Lost Calls - 64 Poems (Paperback): Kerry Brown Lost Calls - 64 Poems (Paperback)
Kerry Brown
R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Redeeming the Dead (Paperback): Steven Kerry Brown Redeeming the Dead (Paperback)
Steven Kerry Brown
R250 Discovery Miles 2 500 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
5 Things Women Need to Know about the Men They Date (Paperback): Steven Kerry Brown 5 Things Women Need to Know about the Men They Date (Paperback)
Steven Kerry Brown
R115 Discovery Miles 1 150 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Written by Steven Kerry Brown, the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Private Investigating, this book is full of great advice for women and men. It shows you, the reader, what to look for in the person you're dating and how to find out if what he/she tells you is true or not. You'll also learn where to search for the truth, how to do the searches yourself, and who to talk to. Plus the book reveals the most common dating scams and how to avoid them. It is chock full of real life examples from the author's own private investigative files.

Hu Jintao: China's Silent Ruler (Hardcover): Kerry Brown Hu Jintao: China's Silent Ruler (Hardcover)
Kerry Brown
R977 Discovery Miles 9 770 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Over the six-month period from late 2012 to early 2013, Hu Jintao, the President of the People's Republic of China, Chair of the Central Military Commission, and Party Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), will relinquish at least two of his three positions. According to the constitution of the CCP, his time as Party head will come to an end, given that he has already served for two terms. Well over the supposed retirement age of 68, he will have to hand over the leadership of China to a new generation of leaders at the 18th Party Congress in Beijing. In Chinese politics, the act of retirement is surprisingly difficult, but Hu Jintao is widely known for his reserve and reticence; there is little doubt that he could disappear into a quiet and anonymous retirement if he so desires.This timely volume thus aims to provide an analytical assessment of Hu's period in charge of the world's most populous country. It concentrates briefly on his early life and entry into politics, then considers and evaluates his stewardship of the economy and of international affairs, as well as his ideological contribution and leadership of the communist party. In the process, the reader will also be afforded a broad overview of China's rapid developments over the last decade, since 2002.

China's 19th Party Congress: Start Of A New Era (Hardcover): Kerry Brown China's 19th Party Congress: Start Of A New Era (Hardcover)
Kerry Brown
R1,892 R1,759 Discovery Miles 17 590 Save R133 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book gives an overview of key themes domestically and internationally from the 19th Communist Party Congress held in Beijing in October 2017, setting out the main policy priorities for the Xi government in China as the country moves towards fulfillment of the first Centenary Goal, the hundredth anniversary of the Communist Party of China in 2021.Written as the first full length analysis by an international group of authors of different aspects of the Congress, making it perfect for graduate students and researchers, as well as individuals interested in China Studies.

Holistic Guide for a Healthy Dog (Hardcover, 2nd ed.): Wendy Volhard, Kerry Brown Holistic Guide for a Healthy Dog (Hardcover, 2nd ed.)
Wendy Volhard, Kerry Brown
R638 R498 Discovery Miles 4 980 Save R140 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A complete revision of a ground-breaking reference.

Designed to provide updated information found in the original book, as well as lots of new topics, and a new organization--this second edition is more user-friendly than ever

Readers will get the latest on:

  • Healthful diets for dogs of every age and activity level
  • How to modify your dog's diet to best meet seasonal needs
  • Natural ways to keep your dog healthy throughout all stages of life
  • How to care for a dog in poor health
  • The vaccine controversy--the pros, the cons and how to sort them out * Homeopathic remedies
  • Alternative therapies, such as acupuncture, acupressure, aromatherapy, chiropractics and use of medicinal herbs
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