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Nonfiction » Travel » By region » Asia » China
At the Teahouse Café: Essays from the Middle Kingdom by Isham Cook
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,660. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Essay » Sociology
Chinese endure endless meetings at work and are required to keep their cellphones on 24/7 and pick up at once—or be fined. They live in a technological utopia while enslaved by time-worn structures of psychological control. Underlying the myth of a “New China,” as Cook reveals in this wide-ranging collection of essays, are the Middle Kingdom's numerous continuities with its past.
Living in Shanghai (notes from an expat's wife) by Alexandra Khoo
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 22,030. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 29, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
An expat's wife account of living in the most cosmopolitan city of China - Shanghai. Encompassing many aspects of a foreigner's life, each chapter is accompanied by colourful photos for dramatic illustrations. This book is an easy and quick read for anybody who wish to understand life in Shanghai city.
Riding the Dragon's Back: The Great Race to Run the Wild Yangtze by Richard Bangs
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,240. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2014 by Desktop Adventure. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Kayaking
The thrilling and true account of the competition to be the first river rafting team down the Yangtze, one of the world's longest and most mythic rivers. When a group of American rafters begins its trip high in the Tibetan Plateau, China's patriotic youth rush to the river to beat the foreigners down their own historic waterway, the "dragon" of the title.
National Defense Intelligence College Paper: Imperialism With Chinese Characteristics? Reading and Re-Reading China's 2006 Defense White Paper - Chinese Military Expansion, Maoist Policy by Progressive Management
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 59,630. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
This unique and informative paper was produced by the National Intelligence University / National Defense Intelligence College. The [Chinese] White Papers provide foreign readers a glimpse into China's general mood concerning its current situation as well as a general portrait of China's policies that are designed to protect and further China's interests.
44 Days Backpacking in China : The Middle Kingdom in the 21st Century, with the United States, Europe and the Fate of the World in Its Looking Glass by Jeff J. Brown
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 186,330. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Summary: “An intimate social, cultural and political look into historical and modern China, while comparing these observations to the history and current trends of the United States and Europe.”-Provided by publisher.
We don't need history by Martijn De Waal
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,570. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2013 by Fosfor. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
In China, a new myth – the myth of The Chinese Dream – is fast amassing dreamers. It’s is not unlike the American Dream – the core component is still the promise of a wealthy middle-class lifestyle: a family, a privately owned car, and a house with your name on the lintel.
China: Don't Go There Until... by Rob Walters
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 79,700. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Biography » Teachers & educators
If you are thinking of going to China to teach or travel then don’t – not until you have read this book. The book may entice you to go or it may persuade you to stay. Either way if you are interested in China and wish to advance far beyond the tourist guide view, then read this book.
When Dreams and Fear Collide by Janice Warren
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 114,960. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Extreme sports, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
This is the true firsthand account of the 1986 Sino-USA Upper Yangtze River Expedition, the only joint river rafting expedition approved by the highest authorities in China. But the death of a teammate, a so-called mutiny, and several all-Chinese rafting teams racing ahead of the expedition in an attempt to be first, turn a perfect trip into a voyage of drama, disaster and unexpected challenges.
2013 China Military and Security Report: People's Liberation Army (PLA), Space, Cyber Attacks on American Military, Technology, People's Republic of China Force Modernization, Taiwan by Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 172,400. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
This important DOD report from May 2013 provides extensive details on the status of the Chinese military. In addition to the new 2013 report, this unique ebook compilation includes seven other DOD annual reports for the years 2006 through 2012.
A Scot Returns - A Journey from Bali to Skye by Alastair Scott
Series: Roughing It Round the World. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 144,720. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
The last of a trilogy, by turns comic and astonishing, of a remarkable five-year pilgrimage around the world. Travelling on foot, camel, elephant and public transport Scott slips, trots and lumbers through the cultures of the Far and Near East. He carries a notebook, a will to understand, a bent towards absurdities and…(ever the optimist)…a universal bath plug where there are no universal drains.
Ten Months in Guangxi by Daniel Andersen
Price: Free! Words: 38,160. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013 by El Chupacabra Independent. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
A record and journal of one traveler's adventures, misadventures, life, time, and more. Follow the author through a ten month journey in southeast China.
Kingdom of Sharks by Andrew Johnston
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,500. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
It's a bad start to one's career: Alone in a foreign country, broke, homeless, living on borrowed time with an expired visa. That was just the start of one teacher's sojourn through the People's Republic of China.
2012 People's Republic of China: Military and Security Developments Annual Report to Congress, People's Liberation Army (PLA), Space, Cyber Capabilities, Earlier Reports to 2006 by Progressive Management
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 143,490. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
This important DOD report from May 2012 provides extensive details on the status of the Chinese military. In addition to the new 2012 report, this unique ebook compilation includes six other DOD annual reports for the years 2006 through 2011.
Yes China! An English Teacher's Love-Hate Relationship with a Foreign Country by Clark Nielsen
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,490. Language: American English. Published: May 14, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Yes China! is a funny, self-deprecating, and brutally honest travelogue/memoir about teaching English in modern China. The author, an American fish out of water, shares a unique perspective on the Chinese classroom as well as what it's like growing up post Mormonism and how living abroad helped him overcome those insecurities.
China or Bust! a rookie's guide to living and surviving in China as an ESL teacher by Lana Kerr
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,680. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
Lana, little travelled, staid, bored, was desperate for some excitement in her life. She and her husband stunned the family by going to China as ESL teachers. Read about the fabulous experiences they had travelling and teaching. This book also contains much information for anyone planning to visit China or go there to work, either as a teacher or in any other fiel
A Daoist Journey into China: journal of a voyage into the interior by Joel Schwartz
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 85,630. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Taoism(4.00 from 1 review)
A study of the Chinese concept of the dao ('the Way'), this unusual book is set against a 10,000-mile unescorted trip through the China of the 1980s, tinkling bicycles everywhere--no cars, no high rises and a typical income of $20 a month--were the norms. On a meditational journey that took him to temples and monasteries, Schwartz seeks to describe the experience of meditation from the 'inside.'
No Hugging In China by Felicia Brings
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 49,580. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012 by Dapt'd. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The totally true story of a blonde New Yorker's sojourn as an English teacher in the Guangdong Province
Don Quixote in China: The Search for Peach Blossom Spring by Dean Barrett
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,130. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
T’ao Yuan Ming, a 4th century Chinese poet, wrote of a mysterious utopia in the remote mountains of China, where generations of Chinese had isolated themselves from China’s wars and rebellions and knew nothing of the outside world. Sixteen centuries later, after sifting through clues leading him to believe it actually exists, Dean Barrett journeyed into China in search of this utopia.
Growing Up With Shanghai- 10 Shanghai Soundwalks by Terence LLoren
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 44,610. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Social Science » Storytelling
“Growing Up With Shanghai” is a series of soundwalks with young Shanghainese who were born and raised during the rapid modernization of their city in the 1980s and 1990s. These recordings capture not only their most intimate memories of the locations where they grew up, but also the progress and growth Shanghai has undergone in the past 30 years.