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For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World's Favorite Drink and Changed History

"If ever there has been a e-book to learn within the corporation of a pleasant cuppa, this is often it. " -The Washington submit within the dramatic tale of 1 of the best acts of company espionage ever dedicated, Sarah Rose recounts the attention-grabbing, not likely situations surrounding a turning aspect in monetary background. by means of the center of the 19th century, the British East India corporation confronted the lack of its monopoly at the superbly profitable tea exchange with China, forcing it to make the drastic choice of sending Scottish botanist Robert Fortune to scouse borrow the crop from deep inside China and convey it again to British plantations in India.

China in World History (New Oxford World History)

Here's a attention-grabbing compact historical past of chinese language political, monetary, and cultural existence, starting from the origins of civilization in China to the start of the twenty first century. Historian Paul Ropp combines bright story-telling with astute research to make clear a few of the greater questions of chinese language heritage.

Mapping Shangrila: Contested Landscapes in the Sino-Tibetan Borderlands (Studies on Ethnic Groups in China)

In 2001 the chinese language govt introduced that definitely the right position of Shangrila―a position that in the past had existed purely in fiction―had been pointed out in Zhongdian County, Yunnan. considering then, Sino-Tibetan borderlands in Yunnan, Sichuan, Gansu, Qinghai, and the Tibet self sustaining zone were the websites of diverse nation tasks of tourism improvement and nature conservation, that have in flip attracted throngs of backpackers, environmentalists, and marketers who search to event, defend, and make the most of the region's landscapes.

The Art and Architecture of China: 3rd edition (The Yale University Press Pelican Histor)

With virtually 4000 years of inventive evolution - from the Shang Dynasty to the top of the Ch'ing during this century - the chinese language boast an extended span of cultural heritage than the other race. The abiding impact of culture is under pressure via either authors. Confucian restraint and Taoist escapism, between different non secular and philosophical beliefs, are always re-appearing and the significance of Buddhism in chinese language structure is evidenced within the textual content and illustrations.

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