Letters for a Nation : From Jawaharlal Nehru to His Chief by Jawaharlal Nehru, Madhav Khosla (Ed.)

By Jawaharlal Nehru, Madhav Khosla (Ed.)

In October 1947, months after he grew to become self sufficient India’s first major minister, Jawaharlal Nehru wrote the 1st of his fortnightly letters to the heads of the country’s provincial governments-a culture that he stored till his final letter in December 1963, just a couple of months prior to his dying. conscientiously chosen from between approximately four hundred such letters, this assortment covers a number subject matters and topics, together with citizenship, conflict and peace, legislation and order, nationwide making plans and improvement, governance and corruption, and India’s position on the earth. The letters additionally conceal momentous international occasions and the various crises and conflicts the rustic confronted in the course of the first 16 years after Independence. Visionary, clever and reflective, those letters aren't only a testimony to Nehru’s statesmanship and his deep engagement with each point of India’s democratic trip, yet also are of serious modern relevance for the information they supply for our present difficulties and predicaments.

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Spice and Wolf, Vol. 2 by Isuna Hasekura

By Isuna Hasekura

Following his luck in Pazzio, Lawrence is convinced that he's at the route to knowing his dream of turning into a city service provider. One ill-informed enterprise selection, although, leaves him teetering at the verge of collapse of financial ruin and break! with out resources to his identify - except the crafty of his fetching touring spouse, Holo the Wisewolf - Lawrence might have to lodge to illicit potential to place his affairs in order. With all the product owner's plans hinging on one appealing younger shepherdess - for whose vocation Holo holds no affection - Lawrence's clients, either own undefined, are taking a look grim!

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Naipaul's Strangers by Dagmar Barnouw

By Dagmar Barnouw

From his reporting on Islamic real believers to his descriptions of the postcolonial international, V. S. Naipaul has been a debatable determine in modern letters. Winner of the Nobel Prize, Naipaul has traveled in the course of the international, taking a look at its diverse cultures and searching out others' tales, recording and reworking them. His engagement with postcolonial cultures informs his novels, corresponding to Guerrillas and A Bend within the River. even if, it truly is his documentaries (such as one of the Believers and past trust) and his works that mix genuine and fictional histories and thoughts (Finding the heart, The Enigma of Arrival, and A method on this planet) that top convey a growing to be know-how of the complexities of cultural distinction -- and the incompleteness and uncertainty of knowing "strangers." during this booklet, Dagmar Barnouw explores the delicate concepts and experimentations that Naipaul employs in his cultural critique and in his firm of studying approximately and documenting the iconic strangeness of this global.

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Asean And East Asian International Relations: Regional by David Martin Jones

By David Martin Jones

Educational and permitted orthodoxy continues that Southeast Asia, and Asia ordinarily, is evolving right into a distinct East Asian local order. This publication questions this declare and divulges as an alternative uncertainty and incoherence on the center of ASEAN, the region's most appropriate establishment. The authors offer a scientific critique of ASEAN's evolution and institutional improvement, in addition to a unified figuring out of the diplomacy and political financial system of ASEAN and the Asia-Pacific. it's the first examine to supply a sceptical research of diplomacy orthodoxies concerning regionalization and institutionalism, and relies on wide-ranging and rigorous learn. scholars of diplomacy, the Asia-Pacific, Southeast Asia, neighborhood reports, foreign background and protection and defence experiences will locate this publication of serious curiosity, as will students, coverage makers and financial forecasters with an curiosity in long term Asia-Pacific developments.

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The One-world philosophy of K'ang Yu-wei by Laurence G. Thompson

By Laurence G. Thompson

First released in 1958.

This quantity interprets one of many significant works of contemporary chinese language philosophy and in so doing makes an enormous contribution to the research of comparative philosophy. the amount includes an intensive advent dependent as follows:

1. Biographical comic strip of K'ang Yu-wei
2. Ta T'ung Shu: The Book
3. A basic dialogue of the One-World Philosophy of K'ang Yu-wei

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TV China by Ying Zhu, Christopher Berry

By Ying Zhu, Christopher Berry

If radio and picture have been the emblematic media of the Maoist period, tv has speedily validated itself because the medium of the "marketized" China and within the diaspora. In lower than twenty years, tv has turn into the dominant medium around the chinese language cultural global. television China is the 1st anthology in English in this phenomenon. masking the People's Republic, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the chinese language diaspora, those 12 unique essays introduce and research the chinese language tv undefined, its programming, the guidelines shaping it, and its audiences. (2009)

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Dharmapala's Yogacara Critique of Bhavaviveka's Madhyamika by John P. Keenan

By John P. Keenan

In his Sataka statement, the Yogacara thinker Dharmapala degrees the earliest specific critique of Madhyuamika notions of vacancy, arguing that his Yogacara interpretation is greatest since it avoids and affirms the other-dependent validity of language. He in particular takes target on the Madhyamika thinker Bhavaiveka, refuting his earlier criticisms of the Yogacara thinkers.

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The Ironies of Freedom: Sex, Culture, and Neoliberal by Thu-Huong Nguyen-Vo

By Thu-Huong Nguyen-Vo

Within the past due Eighties, Vietnam joined the worldwide economic climate after many years of battle and relative isolation, demonstrating how a former socialist govt can adapt to worldwide marketplace forces with their neoliberal emphasis on freedom of selection for marketers and shoppers. "The Ironies of Freedom" examines a side of this new marketplace: advertisement intercourse. Nguyen-vo bargains an bold research of gender and sophistication conflicts surrounding advertisement intercourse as a domain of industry freedom, governmental intervention, and depictions in pop culture to argue that those practices show the paradoxical nature of neo-liberalism.What the case of Vietnam highlights is that governing with present neoliberal globalization could and does take paradoxical types, sustained now not via a few vestige from occasions prior yet by way of modern stipulations. Of mutual gain to either the neoliberal international economic climate and the ruling get together in Vietnam is using empirical wisdom and entrepreneurial and consumer's selection differentially between segments of the inhabitants to supply other kinds of labourers and shoppers for the worldwide market.But additionally of mutual gain to either are the police, the felony, and notions of cultural authenticity enabled through a ruling celebration with well-developed technique of coercion from its background. The freedom-unfreedom pair in governance creates a pressure in modes of illustration conducive to a brand new style of sensational social realism in literature and renowned motion pictures just like the 2003 "Bar Girls" approximately girls within the intercourse alternate, replete with nudity, booze, medicinal drugs, violence, and death.The motion picture opened in Vietnam with unparalleled field workplace receipts, blazing a path for a commercially potential household movie undefined. Combining tools and theories from the social sciences and arts, Nguyen-vo's research depends on fieldwork carried out in Ho Chi Minh urban and its region, in-depth interviews with informants, player commentary at chosen websites of sexual trade and governmental intervention, journalistic debts, and literature and flicks. This ebook will entice historians and political scientists of Southeast Asia and to students of gender and sexuality, cultural experiences, postcolonial experiences, and political idea facing neoliberalism. Thu-huong Nguyen-vo is assistant professor of Asian languages and cultures and Asian American stories on the collage of California, l. a..

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Security Politics in the Asia-Pacific: A Regional-Global by William T. Tow

By William T. Tow

Asia is experiencing significant adjustments in its safeguard family members. This e-book brings jointly revered specialists to evaluate either the theoretical and empirical dimensions of the Asian protection debate. development at the most recent study on Asia's local protection politics, it specializes in the 'regional-global nexus' with the intention to comprehend the dynamics of Asian defense politics and its intersection with worldwide safety. members to the amount supply different yet complementary views on which concerns and components are most vital in explaining how defense politics in Asia might be interpreted at either the neighborhood and international degrees of study. concerns addressed contain energy balancing and alliances, governance and democracy, maritime and effort defense, the connection among economics and safeguard, 'human security', terrorism, nuclear non-proliferation, weather swap and pandemics. This paintings will function a regular reference at the evolution of key matters in Asian safeguard.

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