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Key Concepts in Chinese Thought and Culture, Volume 1 provides concepts, keywords, and phrases Chinese people have created or come to use that are fundamentally pertinent to Chinese philosophy, spirit, ways of thinking, and values. Each volume includes 300 key entries selected and explained by over 100 distinguished scholars from China and the West. Some entries include: Sincerity, Universal Harmony, Dao, Shaping the Mind  Through Education, Righteousness and many others.
All entries are furnished with citations for easier understanding of their meanings and usages in Chinese history. For people in other countries, these key concepts open the door to the spiritual world of contemporary China and the Chinese people, including those living overseas.

Key Concepts in Chinese Thought and Culture, Volume II provides concepts, keywords, and phrases Chinese people have created or come to use that are fundamentally pertinent to Chinese philosophy, spirit, ways of thinking, and values. Each volume includes 300 key entries selected and explained by over 100 distinguished scholars from China and the West. Some entries include: The Great Wall, Complete Man, The Yellow River and many others.
This series is a promotion of genuine literacy on Chinese philosophy, history, literature, art, and translation within the western academia. All entries are furnished with citations for easier understanding of their meanings and usages in Chinese history. For people in other countries, these key concepts open the door to the spiritual world of contemporary China and the Chinese people, including those living overseas.

How China Escaped the Poverty Trap advances a new paradigm in the political economy of development and sheds new light on China’s rise.

The author shows that what drove China’s great transformation was not centralized authoritarian control, but “directed improvisation”. The analysis reveals two broad lessons on development. First, transformative change requires an adaptive governing system that empowers ground-level actors to create new solutions for evolving problems. Second, the first step out of the poverty trap is to “use what you have”.

Well researched, this book opens up a whole new avenue of thinking for scholars, practitioners, and anyone seeking to build adaptive systems.

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