Chinese Exploration

"1434. The Year a Magnificent Chinese Fleet Sailed to Italy and Ignited the Renaissance" by Gavin Menzies

"1434. The Year a Magnificent Chinese Fleet Sailed to Italy and Ignited the Renaissance" by Gavin Menzies
William Morrow, HarperCollins Publishers e-books | 2008 | ISBN: 0061686993 | 386 pages | PDF | 7 Mb

The New York Times bestselling author of 1421 offers another stunning reappraisal of history, presenting compelling new evidence that traces the roots of the European Renaissance to Chinese exploration in the fifteenth century. Erudite and brilliantly reasoned, 1434 will change the way we see ourselves, our history, and our world.
Historical Dictionary of the Discovery and Exploration of Australia (Historical Dictionaries) (Repost)

Historical Dictionary of the Discovery and Exploration of Australia (Historical Dictionaries of Discovery and Exploration) by Alan Day
English | 2003 | ISBN: 0810845881 | 369 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

This engaging Dictionary examines the history of, the search for, and the discovery of Australia, taking full account of the evidence for and the speculation surrounding possible earlier contacts by the Ancient Egyptians, Arabs, and Chinese seamen.
Characteristics of Chinese Petroleum Geology: Geological Features and Exploration Cases of Stratigraphic, Foreland...

Characteristics of Chinese Petroleum Geology: Geological Features and Exploration Cases of Stratigraphic, Foreland and Deep Formation Traps (Advanced Topics in Science and Technology in China) by Chengzao Jia
English | 2012 | ISBN: 3642238718 | 616 pages | PDF | 17,4 MB

"Characteristics of Chinese Petroleum Geology: Geological Features and Exploration Cases of Stratigraphic, Foreland and Deep Formation Traps" systematically presents the progress made in petroleum geology in China and highlights the latest advances and achievements in oil/gas exploration and research, especially in stratigraphic, foreland and deep formation traps.
Exploration in the World of the Middle Ages, 500-1500 (Discovery & Exploration) (repost)

Exploration in the World of the Middle Ages, 500-1500 (Discovery & Exploration) By Pamela White, John S. Bowman, Maurice Isserman
2009 | 134 Pages | ISBN: 1604131934 | PDF | 11 MB

The Middle Ages, though marked by plague in Europe, was a time of increased investigation of the world. People from civilizations around the globe - from the Chinese in Asia to a curious Venetian named Marco Polo - sought to understand the world at large and discover its secrets. "Exploration in the World of the Middle Ages, 500-1500, Revised Edition" is an account of travels, expeditions, discoveries, and cross-cultural contacts in the span of 1,000 years throughout the world.

Three Kingdoms and Chinese Culture (repost)  

Posted by libr at Aug. 23, 2012
Three Kingdoms and Chinese Culture (repost)

Kimberly Besio, Constantine Tung, "Three Kingdoms and Chinese Culture"
English | ISBN: 0791470113 | 2007 | PDF | 222 pages | 3,24 mb

A multi-disciplinary exploration of China's first great classical novel, Three Kingdoms, and its influence on Chinese culture.
This is the first book-length treatment in English of Three Kingdoms (Sanguo yanyi), often regarded as China's first great classical novel. Set in the historical period of the disunion (220-280 AD), Three Kingdoms fuses history and popular tradition to create a sweeping epic of heroism and political ambition.

Chinese Cookery  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Grev27 at Dec. 2, 2016
Chinese Cookery

Ken Hom, "Chinese Cookery"
English | ISBN: 1846076056 | 2009 | EPUB | 276 pages | 10 MB

International Brand Management of Chinese Companies  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tanas.olesya at Dec. 2, 2016
International Brand Management of Chinese Companies

International Brand Management of Chinese Companies by Sandra Bell
English | 11 Apr. 2008 | ISBN: 3790820296 | 371 Pages | PDF | 9 MB
Erotic Colour Prints of the Ming Period: With an Essay on Chinese Sex Life from the Han to the Ching Dynasty, B.C. 206-A.D. 164

Erotic Colour Prints of the Ming Period: With an Essay on Chinese Sex Life from the Han to the Ching Dynasty, B.C. 206-A.D. 1644 (Sinica Leidensia, V. 62) by Robert Hans Van Gulik
English | Oct. 2003 | ISBN: 9004136649 | 329 Pages | PDF | 6 MB

The publication in 1951 of Robert Hans van Gulik’s Erotic Colour Prints of the Ming Period created a stir in the Chinese art community. It was privately published in only fifty copies, which were sent as gifts to selected libraries and museums worldwide. (A list of those outside the Far East is Appendix II to the same author’s Sexual Life in Ancient China.) The copies were accompanied by a letter advising that in order to keep away “sensation-seekers and peeping Toms,” the books were to be made accessible only to “a limited number of serious scholars in the field, for purposes of research.”

Burning Money: The Material Spirit of the Chinese Lifeworld (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by roxul at Nov. 30, 2016
Burning Money: The Material Spirit of the Chinese Lifeworld (Repost)

C. Fred Blake, "Burning Money: The Material Spirit of the Chinese Lifeworld"
English | 2011 | ISBN: 0824835328 | 276 pages | PDF | 26,7 MB

Early Chinese Religion, Part 2: The Period of Division (220-589 AD)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lengen at Nov. 29, 2016
Early Chinese Religion, Part 2: The Period of Division (220-589 AD)

Early Chinese Religion, Part 2: The Period of Division (220-589 AD) (Handbook of Oriental Studies, Section 4 China / Early Chines) (2 Volume Set) by author
English | Nov. 23, 2009 | ISBN: 9004175857 | 1585 Pages | PDF | 17 MB

After the Warring States, treated in Part One of this set, there is no more fecund era in Chinese religious and cultural history than the period of division (220-589 AD). During it, Buddhism conquered China, Daoism grew into a mature religion with independent institutions, and, together with Confucianism, these three teachings, having each won its share of state recognition and support, formed a united front against shamanism.