To The People Food Is Heaven

Author: Dr Audra Ang
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762790407
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To The People Food Is Heaven from the Author: Dr Audra Ang. In China, the world’s next superpower, life is comfortable for the fortunate few. For others, it’s a hand-to-mouth struggle for a full stomach, a place to live, wages for work done, and freedom to speak openly. In a place where few things are more important than food, “Have you eaten yet?” is another way of saying hello. After traversing the country and meeting its people, Ang shares her delicious experiences with us. She tells of a clandestine cup of salty yak butter tea with a Tibetan monk during a military crackdown and explains how a fluffy spring onion omelet encapsulates China’s drive for rural development. You’ll have lunch with some of the country's most enduring activists, savor meals with earthquake survivors, and get to know a house cleaner who makes the best fried chicken in all of Beijing. Ang bites into the gaping divide between rich and poor, urban and rural reform, intolerance for dissent, and the growing dissatisfaction with those in power. By serving these topics to us one at a time, To the People, Food Is Heaven provides a fresh perspective beyond the country’s anonymous identity as an economic powerhouse. Ang plates a terrific, wide-ranging feast that is the new China. Have you eaten yet?

Geek In China

Author: Matthew B. Christensen
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462918360
Size: 27.78 MB
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Geek In China from the Author: Matthew B. Christensen. For every fan of kung fu, steamed dumplings, Confucius and giant skyscrapers, A Geek in China is a hip, smart and concise guide to the Middle Kingdom. Packed with photographs and short articles on all aspects of Chinese culture, past and present, A Geek in China introduces readers to everything from Taoism and Confucianism to pop music and China's new middle class. A mix of traditional culture, such as highlights of Chinese history, great historical and mythological figures, traditional medicine, how the Chinese language works, real Chinese food, martial arts, and how the Chinese Communist Party works, is complimented with information on what makes China unique today. Chapters discuss why China is so crowded, what it's like to work in an office, internet and cell phone culture, dating and marriage practices, top popular movies and movie stars, the contemporary art scene, China's amazing new architecture and infrastructure, and popular holidays. It also contains chapters on what makes the Chinese tick, such as the importance of harmony in society, the practice of humility, and the importance of hierarchy. For visitors to the country, the author includes sections on what to see, both common cultural sites and off-the-beaten-track sites, and how to get around in China. Sections on visiting Hong Kong and Taiwan are also included. This China travel guide is a unique guide to the world's most populous and longest continuous culture. Readers will learn essential information about China's past and present to be able to understand the many references to history, politics, and pop culture that come up in everyday conversation and in the media.

Reel Food

Author: Anne Bower
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415971102
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Reel Food from the Author: Anne Bower. First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Reviving The Competitive Storage Model

Author: Mr. Norbert Funke
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 146235257X
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Reviving The Competitive Storage Model from the Author: Mr. Norbert Funke. We revive in this paper the empirical relevance of the competitive storage model by taking a holistic approach to food commodity prices. We augment the seminal Deaton and Laroque (1992, 1996) model by incorporating more comprehensive and realistic supply and demand factors: output and demand trends, shocks to the yield, and time-varying interest rates. While the computational burden increases exponentially, the augmented model succeeds in replicating all four key patterns of food commodity prices. Our simulation and comparative statics also show that (i) the long-run declining trend of food prices may come to a halt or even reverse due to the shifting balance between supply and demand; (ii) short-run price fluctuations are mainly attributable to sizeable, though low-probability, shocks to output such as inclement weather; and (iii) the impact of monetary policy, though small in normal times, is nonlinear and asymmetric, and can become large if the real rate passes a certain threshold.

Notes On The Pentateuch Volume 2 Exodus

Author: Charles Henry Mackintosh
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1105652874
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Notes On The Pentateuch Volume 2 Exodus from the Author: Charles Henry Mackintosh. Preface to the Third Edition The writer cannot suffer a new edition of this volume to issue from the press without a line or two of deep thankfulness to the Lord for His grace, in making use of such a feeble instrumentality in the furtherance of His truth, and the edification of His people. Blessed be His name, when He takes up a book or a tract, He can make it effectual in the accomplishment of His gracious ends. He can clothe, with spiritual power, page and paragraphs which, to us, might seem pointless and powerless. May He continue to own and bless this service, and His name shall have all the praise. C.H.M. Dublin, April, 1862.

A Chinese Cookbook For Kids

Author: Rosie Hankin
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 1477715290
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A Chinese Cookbook For Kids from the Author: Rosie Hankin. China is the fourth-largest country in the world, and it is home to one of the broadest-reaching culinary traditions. However, students will be interested to find that the food found in most Chinese restaurants has little resemblance to the traditional dishes of China. This engaging, fact-filled book explores the foods associated with five of the best-known food destinations in the country. Simple recipes from each region are presented in easy-to-follow steps and photographs. Familiar foods like sweet and sour chicken are shown alongside lesser-known fare, like Lion's Head Meatballs, providing something for adventurous eaters and reluctant readers alike. A gorgeous introduction to one of the planet's most diverse, and delicious, food traditions.


Author: Neil Willey
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1597450987
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Phytoremediation from the Author: Neil Willey. Phytoremediation: Methods and Reviews presents the most innovative recent methodological developments in phytoremediation research, and outlines a variety of the contexts in which phytoremediation has begun to be applied. A significant portion of this volume is devoted to groundbreaking methods for the production of plants that are able to degrade, take up, or tolerate the effects of pollutants. Phytoremediation: Methods and Reviews adopts a multidisciplinary approach to the examination of principles and practices of phytoremediation, from molecular manipulation to field application. Parts I and II discuss detailed protocols for achieving several different goals of phytoremediation, including enhancing contaminant degradation, uptake, and tolerance by plants; exploiting plant diversity for phytoremedation; modifying contaminant availability; and experimentally analyzing phytoremediation potential. Parts III and IV examine a variety of progressive techniques for phytoremediation and explore their implementation and success on a global scale. This cutting-edge volume highlights the myriad of contexts in which phytoremediation can be applied, and energizes new research by describing ways in which barriers to success have been recently overcome.


Author: Randy Alcorn
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781414345673
Size: 49.43 MB
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Heaven from the Author: Randy Alcorn. What will heaven be like? Randy Alcorn presents a thoroughly biblical answer, based on years of careful study, presented in an engaging, reader-friendly style. His conclusions will surprise readers and stretch their thinking about this important subject. Heaven will inspire readers to long for heaven while they're living on earth.