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Riassunto: Book by Philip Snow
From Publishers Weekly:
The encounter between China and Africa, two superficially different regions, had its formal beginning in 1414 when a Ming Dynasty admiral named Zheng He anchored his galleons in East African waters. Thereafter, Chinese traders and laborers forayed into the interior until the period of European colonization. After World War II, as African countries began to attain independence, Peking launched a major diplomatic and economic-aid effort on the continent in competition with its Soviet rival. Of the many examples by which the authorhe is the son of British novelist C. P. Snowillustrates Chinese motives and methods, his account of the construction of the Tanzania-Zambia railroad in the 1970s is the most striking. A cooperative effort on a grand scale, it succeeded in spite of ignorance and severe culture shock on both sides. Snow is firm in his belief that the crucial component in any long-term alliance of non-Western peoples is not so much a matter of politics or economics as it is of informal human relations. In his gently persuasive first book, he demonstrates how the Chinese and Africans have "bridged the gap of strangeness," not without momentary setbacks, through patient efforts to understand one another. Illustrations.
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Titolo: The Star Raft: China's Encounter With Africa...
Casa editrice: Cornell Univ Pr
Data di pubblicazione: 1989
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Cornell Univ Pr, 1989. Condizione libro: Good. First Thus. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP11450283
Descrizione libro Cornell Univ Pr, 1989. Condizione libro: Good. First Thus. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP92814949
Descrizione libro Cornell Univ Pr, 1989. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0801495830
Descrizione libro Cornell Univ Pr Jun-89. Trade. Condizione libro: Used - Good. We are a Howard Co., Maryland-based brick-and-mortar store with over 45,000 volumes. Satisfaction Guaranteed!! NOTE: International shipping may be subject to additional charges. Codice libro della libreria 132083
Descrizione libro Cornell Univ Pr. Condizione libro: Acceptable. Former Library book. Paperback The item is fairly worn but still readable. Signs of wear include aesthetic issues such as scratches, worn covers, damaged binding. The item may have identifying markings on it or show other signs of previous use. May have page creases, creased spine, bent cover or markings inside. Packed with care, shipped promptly. Codice libro della libreria U-03-1289
Descrizione libro Cornell University Press, Ithaca NY, 1988. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good +. focuses on the long history of contacts between China and Africa. 250 pages Size: 6 x 9 ". Codice libro della libreria 37227
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97808014958304.0
Descrizione libro Cornell Univ Pr, Ithaca, New York, U.S.A., 1989. Soft Cover. Condizione libro: Good. In good, clean, unmarked condition with minor shelfwear. Details the history of interactions between the Chinese and Africans. Size: 6 x 9. Codice libro della libreria 7297-009
Descrizione libro Cornell University Press, Ithaca, 1988. Paperback. Condizione libro: VG-. 250pp. Index. Wear and rubbing wraps. Codice libro della libreria 222791
Descrizione libro Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 1989. Trade Paperback. Condizione libro: As New. First Paperback Edition. xxii, 250 pp, list of b&w illustrations, list of maps, acknowledgments, introduction, a word on nomencalture, 1. Chinese Columbus; 2. The Advent of the Celestial; 3. The Chinese Missionary; 4. Idealism versus Statecraft; 5. The Poor Help the Poor; 6. Bridging the Chasm; bibliography, notes, index. First Paperback Edition, 1989. "The 'Star Raft' was the Chinese fleet commanded Zheng He that undertook a series of voyages across the Indian Ocian in the early 15th century, here adopted by the author to cover the whole story of contacts between China and Aftica down to the present. In doing so, he has constructed an exceptionally fine approach to the understanding of international relations, building up with detail a solid understanding of the pertinent historical, cultural, political, and economic forces at work in the perceptions Chinese and Africans have of one another." compiled from reviews. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Trade paperback. Size: 8vo. Codice libro della libreria 000750