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Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction Audiobook

Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Bhikhu Parekh Narrator: Mark Ashby Release Date: June 2021

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948) was one of the few men in history to fight simultaneously on moral, religious, political, social, economic, and cultural fronts. During his time as a lawyer in South Africa he developed his strategy of non-violence: the idea of opposing unjust laws by non-violent protest. He led the Indian National Congress party in three major campaigns against British rule, each culminating in his arrest. In Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction, Bhikhu Parekh outlines both Gandhi's major philosophical insights and the limitations of his thought. Written with extensive access to Gandhi's writings, Parekh looks at Gandhi's cosmocentric anthropology, his spiritual view of politics, and his theories of oppression, non-violent action, and active citizenship. He also considers how the success of Gandhi's principles were limited by his lack of coherent theories of evil, and of state and power. Gandhi's view of man as ascetic allows no room for expressions of the cultural, artistic, or intellectual. Furthermore, he was so hostile to modern civilization that he was unable to appreciate its complex dialectic or offer a meaningful narrative. Nevertheless, Gandhi's life and thought had an enormous impact on the Indian nation, and he continues to be widely revered-known before and after his assassination as Mahatma, the Great Soul.

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The Last Embassy: The Dutch Mission of 1795 and the Forgotten History of Western Encounters with Chi Audiobook

The Last Embassy: The Dutch Mission of 1795 and the Forgotten History of Western Encounters with Chi

Author: Tonio Andrade Narrator: David De Vries Release Date: June 2021

George Macartney's disastrous 1793 mission to China plays a central role in the prevailing narrative of modern Sino-European relations. Summarily dismissed by the Qing court, Macartney failed in nearly all of his objectives, perhaps setting the stage for the Opium Wars of the nineteenth century and the mistrust that still marks the relationship today. But not all European encounters with China were disastrous. The Last Embassy tells the story of the Dutch mission of 1795, bringing to light a dramatic but little-known episode that transforms our understanding of the history of China and the West. Drawing on a wealth of archival material, Tonio Andrade paints a panoramic and multifaceted portrait of an age marked by intrigues and war. China was on the brink of rebellion. Enduring a harrowing voyage, the Dutch mission was to be the last European diplomatic delegation ever received in the traditional Chinese court. Andrade shows how, in contrast to the British emissaries, the Dutch were men with deep knowledge of Asia who respected regional diplomatic norms and were committed to understanding China on its own terms. The Last Embassy reveals that the Qing court, mischaracterized as arrogant and narrow-minded by British diplomats and historians, was in fact open, flexible, curious, and very cosmopolitan.

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Central Asia: A New History from the Imperial Conquests to the Present Audiobook

Central Asia: A New History from the Imperial Conquests to the Present

Author: Adeeb Khalid Narrator: Aaqil Ahmed Release Date: June 2021

This engaging audiobook narrated by Aaqil Ahmed explores how Central Asia has been shaped by modern world events Central Asia is often seen as a remote and inaccessible land on the peripheries of modern history. Encompassing Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and the Xinjiang province of China, it in fact stands at the crossroads of world events. Adeeb Khalid provides the first comprehensive history of Central Asia from the mid-eighteenth century to today, shedding light on the historical forces that have shaped the region under imperial and Communist rule. Predominantly Muslim with both nomadic and settled populations, the peoples of Central Asia came under Russian and Chinese rule after the 1700s. Khalid shows how foreign conquest knit Central Asians into global exchanges of goods and ideas and forged greater connections to the wider world. He explores how the Qing and Tsarist empires dealt with ethnic heterogeneity, and compares Soviet and Chinese Communist attempts at managing national and cultural difference. He highlights the deep interconnections between the 'Russian' and 'Chinese' parts of Central Asia that endure to this day, and demonstrates how Xinjiang remains an integral part of Central Asia despite its fraught and traumatic relationship with contemporary China. The essential history of one of the most diverse and culturally vibrant regions on the planet, this panoramic book reveals how Central Asia has been profoundly shaped by the forces of modernity, from colonialism and social revolution to nationalism, state-led modernization, and social engineering.

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The Tao of Wing Chun: The History and Principles of China's Most Explosive Martial Art Audiobook

The Tao of Wing Chun: The History and Principles of China's Most Explosive Martial Art

Author: Danny Xuan, John Little Narrator: P.J. Ochlan Release Date: June 2021

Wing Chun is the most popular form of Chinese Kung Fu in the world today, with over four million practitioners. This guide will fascinate and educate anyone interested in the martial arts, from beginner to master. The art as it is presently understood has been handed down from teacher to student for more than three hundred years. Until now, no one has ever stepped back and taken a critical look at why this art's techniques are presented and performed the way they are. This book, by Wing Chun master Danny Xuan and martial-arts authority John Little, is the first to decipher these techniques that until now have been encrypted within this art. Xuan and Little reveal how Wing Chun was designed holistically, based on the laws of physics, human nature, and biomechanics. It was also designed with economy, efficiency, and productivity in mind. Unlike other martial arts, Wing Chun doesn't focus on making a person larger, more rugged, acrobatic, or animal-like; rather, it focuses on making optimal use of one's own bodily structure and power potential by applying the sciences of biomechanics and physics. Thus, it is possible for males and females of all ages and sizes to excel in this art.

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Myths and Legends of Japan: Exploring the gods, goddesses, myths, creatures and cosmology of ancient Audiobook

Myths and Legends of Japan: Exploring the gods, goddesses, myths, creatures and cosmology of ancient

Author: Henry Romano Narrator: Bill Shanks, Ryan Moorhen Release Date: June 2021

We are told that in the very beginning, 'Heaven and Earth were not yet separated, and the In and Yo not yet divided.' This reminds us of other cosmogony stories. The In and Yo, corresponding to the Chinese Yang and Yin, were the male and female principles. It was more convenient for the old Japanese writers to imagine them coming into creation not very remote from their manner of birth. In Polynesian mythology, we find pretty much the same conception, where Rangi and Papa represented Heaven and Earth, and further parallels may be found in Egyptian and other cosmogony stories. We find the male and female principles taking a prominent, and after all, very rational, place in nearly all. We are told in the Nihongi that these male and female principles 'formed a chaotic mass like an egg which was of obscurely defined limits and contained germs.' Eventually, this egg was quickened into life, and the purer and clearer part was drawn out and formed Heaven, while the heavier element settled down and became Earth, which was 'compared to the floating of a fish sporting on the surface of the water.' A mysterious form resembling a reed-shoot suddenly appeared between Heaven and Earth, and as suddenly became transformed into a God called Kuni-Toko-Tachi, ('Land-eternal-stand-of-august-thing'). We may pass over the other divine births until we come to the important deities known as Izanagi and Izanami ('Male-who-invites' and 'Female-who-invites'). About these beings has been woven an entrancing myth.

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Washoku: Dalla cucina orientale, il metodo giapponese per trovare la felicità e scoprire i segreti d Audiobook

Washoku: Dalla cucina orientale, il metodo giapponese per trovare la felicità e scoprire i segreti d

Author: Lily Ume Narrator: Janine Menocchio Release Date: June 2021

Scopri l’armonia dell’arte culinaria giapponese con Washoku e apprendi i segreti orientali per una vita longeva e felice! Ti piacerebbe conoscere meglio la cucina tradizionale giapponese? Vorresti scoprire quali sono le peculiarità e i piatti tipici del Washoku? Vuoi migliorare la tua vita apprendendo e applicando il metodo giapponese Ikigai? Il Washoku rappresenta la cucina tradizionale nipponica per eccellenza. I suoi colori e la sua estetica danno vita ad un’armonia del cibo che lo contraddistinguono e lo rendono originale. Definito patrimonio dell’Unesco nel 2013, il Washoku è famoso per essere indicato come la cucina più salutare e bilanciata al mondo. Rispecchia le tradizioni tipiche del Sol Levante, e grazie ad un’alimentazione sana e corretta garantisce una maggiore longevità ai giapponesi. Grazie a questo libro apprenderai, nel dettaglio, che cos’è il Washoku e ti addentrerai nel suo mondo, scoprendo le caratteristiche dei piatti tipici della cucina giapponese per eccellenza. Vedrai come sia importante creare un senso di armonia e di equilibrio nei piatti, abbinando i giusti colori, offrendo un servizio di qualità, e presentando un impiattamento piacevole delle portate. Capitolo per capitolo, conoscerai anche il metodo giapponese Ikigai, fondamentale per vivere bene ed essere felici, e analizzerai gli sport, gli hobby, le meditazioni, e tutte le altre attività o usanze che rendono il Sol Levante un Paese unico. Ecco che cosa otterrai da questo libro: • Che cos’è il Washoku. • Cenni storici. • Gli ingredienti principali del Washoku. • I principi estetici dell’impiattamento. • Analisi e descrizione dei piatti tipici. • Che cos’è l’Ikigai. • Come trovare il proprio Ikigai. • L’alimentazione sana della cucina nipponica. • Gli sport, gli hobby e le attività di meditazione nel Sol Levante. • Le usanze giapponesi. ....e molto di più! Scorri verso l’alto e fai clic su “Acquista ora”!

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The History of Asian Immigrants in the United States during the 20th Century Audiobook

The History of Asian Immigrants in the United States during the 20th Century

Author: Charles River Editors Narrator: Daniel Houle Release Date: June 2021

The story of early Asian immigration to the United States is also one about race legislation and discrimination at a time when global populations were moving with more frequency and merging ahead of their ability to practically assimilate. The greatest involuntary migration in history took place as some 12.5 million black African crossed the Atlantic as slaves.[1] In the New World, the advent of abolition created a knock-on labor crisis that was filled in many instances by contract or indentured labor from India and China while at the same time opportunist migration was taking place from the old cultures of Asia and Europe to the New World and the emerging European colonies. The first Asian immigrant group to make landfall in North America, besides those that crossed the land bridge many thousands of years ago, were the Chinese. The first documented presence of Chinese in the United States were those that landed in the ship Pallas on August 9, 1785 in the port of Baltimore. The ship was owned and operated by Captain John O’Donnell who sailed her regularly between the East Coast and various ports in China, and this, his last voyage, left his crew stranded in the United States. Three among them were Chinese and thirty-three were lascars whose home ports were scattered across South Asia. O’Donnell married and settled on an estate on the outskirts of Baltimore that he named Canton in fond memory of a lifetime of mercantile engagement with the coast of China. A record exists of a petition to Congress submitted by the three Chinese for funds to return home although not of any monies paid. The fate of the three Chinese and thirty-three lascars is unknown.

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The Perfect Police State: An Undercover Odyssey into China's Terrifying Surveillance Dystopia of the Audiobook

The Perfect Police State: An Undercover Odyssey into China's Terrifying Surveillance Dystopia of the

Author: Geoffrey Cain Narrator: Feodor Chin Release Date: June 2021

A riveting investigation into how a restive region of China became the site of a nightmare Orwellian social experiment-the definitive police state-and the global technology giants that made it possible   Blocked from facts and truth, under constant surveillance, surrounded by a hostile alien police force: Xinjiang's Uyghur population has become cursed, oppressed, outcast. Most citizens cannot discern between enemy and friend. Social trust has been destroyed systematically. Friends betray each other, bosses snitch on employees, teachers expose their students, and children turn on their parents. Everyone is dependent on a government that nonetheless treats them with suspicion and contempt. Welcome to the Perfect Police State.   Using the haunting story of one young woman's attempt to escape the vicious technological dystopia, his own reporting from Xinjiang, and extensive firsthand testimony from exiles, Geoffrey Cain reveals the extraordinary intrusiveness and power of the tech surveillance giants and the chilling implications for all our futures.  

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Faith, Gender, and Activism in the Punjab Conflict: The Wheat Fields Still Whisper Audiobook

Faith, Gender, and Activism in the Punjab Conflict: The Wheat Fields Still Whisper

Author: Mallika Kaur Narrator: Soneela Nankani Release Date: June 2021

Punjab was the arena of one of the first major armed conflicts of postcolonial India. During its deadliest decade, as many as 250,000 people were killed. This audiobook makes an urgent intervention in the history of the conflict, which to date has been characterized by a fixation on sensational violence-or ignored altogether. Mallika Kaur unearths the stories of three people who found themselves at the center of Punjab's human rights movement: Baljit Kaur, who armed herself with a video camera to record essential evidence of the conflict; Justice Ajit Singh Bains, who became a beloved "people's judge"; and Inderjit Singh Jaijee, who returned to Punjab to document abuses even as other elites were fleeing. Together, they are credited with saving countless lives. Braiding oral histories, personal snapshots, and primary documents recovered from at-risk archives, Kaur shows that when entire conflicts are marginalized, we miss essential stories: stories of faith, feminist action, and the power of citizen-activists.

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In Ghostly Japan: Japanese Legends of Ghosts, Yokai, Yurei and Other Oddities Audiobook

In Ghostly Japan: Japanese Legends of Ghosts, Yokai, Yurei and Other Oddities

Author: Lafcadio Hearn Narrator: Kaipo Schwab Release Date: June 2021

The Japanese have two kinds of ghosts in their folklore-the spirits of the dead, and the spirits of the living. This classic of Japanese literature invites you to take your choice if you dare. In Ghostly Japan collects twelve ghostly stories from Lafcadio Hearn, deathless images of ghosts and goblins, touches of folklore and superstition, salted with traditions of the nation. While some of these stories contain nightmare imagery worthy of a midnight creature feature, others are not ghostly or ghastly at all. 'Bits of Poetry' offers an engaging study on verse, and 'Japanese Buddhist Proverbs' explains the meaning of several aphorisms based on Japanese cultural references. Whether you're looking to spot the demons that walk among us, or simply to enjoy the prose of a legendary craftsman, In Ghostly Japan affords countless delights. Stories include: - 'Fragment' about a young pilgrim who encounters a mountain of skulls - 'Ingwa-banashi' about a dying wife who bequeaths a rival a sinister legacy - 'A Passional Karma' about a spectral beauty who returns for her handsome samurai lover

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Blood Washing Blood: Afghanistan's Hundred-Year War Audiobook

Blood Washing Blood: Afghanistan's Hundred-Year War

Author: Phil Halton Narrator: Sean Runnette Release Date: May 2021

A clear-eyed view of the conflict in Afghanistan and its century-deep roots. The war in Afghanistan has consumed vast amounts of blood and treasure, causing the Western powers to seek an exit without achieving victory. Seemingly never-ending, the conflict has become synonymous with a number of issues-global jihad, rampant tribalism, and the narcotics trade-but even though they are cited as the causes of the conflict, they are in fact symptoms. Rather than beginning after 9/11 or with the Soviet 'invasion' in 1979, the current conflict in Afghanistan began with the social reforms imposed by Amanullah Amir in 1919. Western powers have failed to recognize that legitimate grievances are driving the local population to turn to insurgency in Afghanistan. The issues they are willing to fight for have deep roots, forming a hundred-year-long social conflict over questions of secularism, modernity, and centralized power. The first step toward achieving a 'solution' to the Afghanistan 'problem' is to have a clear-eyed view of what is really driving it.

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Facing The Mountain: The Forgotten Heroes of World War II Audiobook

Facing The Mountain: The Forgotten Heroes of World War II

Author: Daniel James Brown Narrator: Louis Ozawa Release Date: May 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat comes the gripping untold story of one of the most heroic units that fought in World War II On December 7th 1941, the Japanese Navy bombed Pearl Harbor. For many Americans, the surprise attack was a call to arms - but for the soldier sons of Japanese-American immigrant parents, it brought prejudice and scrutiny over where their loyalties lay. In Facing the Mountain, Daniel James Brown tells the unforgettable story of the Japanese-American men who volunteered for the US Army's 442nd Regimental Combat Team and displayed incredible courage on the brutal battlefields of Europe. Achieving the impossible in often near-suicidal missions, including rescuing a 'lost battalion' surrounded by Nazis in the French mountains, the 442nd went on to become one of the most decorated units in US history. Yet at the same time, their parents were put in camps and stripped of their livelihoods, and an equally brave battle was being fought in the courtroom back home. A cinematic tour de force, Facing the Mountain puts a real-life band of brothers in the history books where they belong and reminds us that victory is rarely as simple as we think. © Daniel James Brown 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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