We are very proud of the international spectrum of our authors, editors and contributors at Cambridge Scholars, many of whom will be celebrating the Chinese New Year this month.
This traditional festival is celebrated by more than 20% of people around the world, and this year the Chinese New Year falls on 16th February. The celebrations continue thereafter for another two weeks with the Spring Festival, and we would like to wish everyone a happy and prosperous New Year.
To bring in the Chinese New Year, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on 4 of our titles on China and Chinese Studies. To find out more about each title, click on the image.
To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code CHINA18 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 28th February 2018.
For a long time, the idea of China as a culture and society which was voluntarily secluding itself from the rest of the world was dominant. But, in reality, China has always been part of the world, just as the world has always sought to penetrate China. China’s Development from a Global Perspective presents an analysis of China from a global perspective within a broad temporal and spatial spectrum. It reveals the early relations established between the Roman Empire and China, the dynamics developed with the countries of the Indian Ocean, Southeast Asia and Japan, and the gradual path of Europeans and Americans towards China. The book reviews the development of diplomatic relations, the signing of agreements and alliances, and the rise and resolution of conflicts. It also analyses the forging of economic relations, the establishment of commercial exchanges and the creation of companies, professional bodies and institutions of collaboration.
Deep in the fir woods of southwestern China, in a village called Dimen, live several women who are masters of many cultural arts. Following the centuries-old lifestyle of their ancestors, they are the living repositories of their civilization. They carry the unwritten history and wisdom of the Kam people in their songs, weave cloth that is smooth and strong, and dye fabric to the richest indigo blue. Through everyday activities, lessons in craft, folk stories and songs, the women weave a patchwork of Kam culture and reveal its hidden treasures in fibers, textiles, papermaking as well as ethnography, anthropology, and Sinology. Kam Women Artisans of China: Dawn of the Butterflies presents an opportunity to learn from the past long lost in Western tradition, explore contemporary rural life in China, and experience ancient culture metamorphosing under the pressure of technology.
The Chinese Continuum of Self-Cultivation explores a transcultural philosophy of education based on the Neo-Confucian concept of the universal nature of self in the co-creative process of self-cultivation (xiushen 修身). This ancient approach to knowledge synthesis and consolidation informs and enhances the educational theories of John Dewey, creating a cross-cultural educational template for the 21st century. The Confucian-Deweyan educational model explored is not only a transcultural educational approach in the changing face of globality, but also a means to encourage and foster humanitarian and communitarian values in the learner. The model of education developed herein enables the phenomenon of glocalization to be pragmatically addressed in cross-cultural contexts, promoting economic, environmental, cultural and human sustainability for the future. This work will appeal to comparative philosophers, educationalists, and designers of pre-tertiary curricula.
Zeng Shiqiang and the Chinese Style of Management illustrates and develops Professor Zeng Shiqiang’s interesting and insightful observations on the essence and mainframe of the Chinese style of management science, which has developed around how to enhance management effects by integrating modern management strategies with ancient Chinese philosophical wisdom and ideology. In order to facilitate a wonderful reading experience for the reader, the research team have sorted out the main viewpoints proposed by Professor Zeng and put forward some discussion topics, as well as some tangible case studies to give the reader guidance. Through elaborate management case studies that illustrate philosophical wisdom, this book presents a magnificent picture of the Chinese style of management.