Leadership and Management in China: Philosophies, Theories, and Practices

With the increase of China within the international economic system, it hasn't ever been extra vital for enterprise leaders to appreciate chinese language management philosophies and practices. this can be the 1st ebook to give an explanation for how old chinese language pondering and Western rules have formed the advance of management types in China. management theories linked to Confucianism, Daoism, Legalism, the humanities of warfare, and the writings of Mao and Deng are analysed through either chinese language and Western specialists. To set this in a latest company context, the ebook comprises interviews with most sensible executives, who give some thought to how their company values are tormented by historical chinese language philosophers, smooth chinese language leaders, and Western administration writers and thinkers. The booklet additionally contains examine on paternalistic management as practised by way of company leaders in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and mainland China.

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Three Days in the Hermit Kingdom: An American Visits North Korea

By Eddie Burdick

To lots of the global, North Korea is still a secretive and mysterious state, one who has tightly managed the outflow of knowledge so as to groom its public photo. This e-book chronicles a unprecedented, regime-sanctioned day trip by means of a North American into the guts of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. what's published is frequently what is anticipated, resembling the adoration of leaders, tours to nationwide monuments, and publicity to propaganda on the subject of self-sufficiency. yet as a Korean speaker, the writer accumulated much more details than the scripted English narration supplied through his Korean courses. in the back of the propaganda of the Communist regime, the real, eye-opening North Korea is printed.

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Spider and Fly: The Leninist Philosophy of Georg Lukács

By Paul Le Blanc

From 1919 to 1929, the nice Hungarian Marxist thinker Georg Lukács used to be one of many leaders of the Hungarian Communist get together, immersed no longer easily in theorising but in addition in major practical-political paintings. besides labour chief Jenö Landler, he led a faction opposing an ultra-left sectarian orientation represented through Béla Kun (at that point additionally linked to Comintern chairman Zinoviev, later aligning himself with Stalin). If obvious in reference to this factional fight, key works of Lukács during this interval – background and sophistication attention (1923), Lenin: A examine within the team spirit of His proposal (1924), Tailism and the Dialectic (1926) and ‘The Blum Theses’ (1929) – will be visible as forming a constant, coherent, subtle variation of Leninism. Influential readings of those works interpret them as being ultra-leftist or proto-Stalinist (or, relating to ‘The Blum Theses’, an anticipation of the preferred entrance views followed through the Communist foreign in 1935). Such readings distort the truth. Lukács’s orientation and outlook of 1923–9 are, relatively, extra in line with the orientation complicated by means of Lenin and Trotsky within the 3rd and Fourth Congresses of the Communist foreign. After his decisive political defeat, Lukács concluded that it was once essential to surrender his particular political orientation, and fully abandon the terrain of sensible progressive politics, if he was hoping to stay contained in the Communist move. This he did, adapting to Stalinism and transferring his efforts to literary feedback and philosophy. however the theorisations hooked up to his progressive politics of the Nineteen Twenties proceed to have relevance for innovative activists of the twenty-first century.

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Revolutionary Apocalypse: Ideological Roots of Terrorism (Praeger Security International)

By Luciano Pellicani

Emerging from the cultural disaster produced by way of the tense strengthen of modernity, the pro innovative is one dissatisfied with the realm. Incapable of accepting fact, he/she is confident that he/she has a systematic wisdom that resolves the puzzle of historical past and may bring about the production of a paradise in the world. Pellicani info the heritage of the delivery of revolutionarism as a brand new type of Gnosticism via a research of the idea, the association, and the perform of the Leninist celebration and their undertaking to purify society via everlasting terrorism. He analyzes the explanations in the back of the cave in of the totalitarian process outfitted via the Bolsheviks, and he offers new insights into figuring out the hot revival of the nihilistic anarchism of the Black Blocks in Europe and their violent assaults opposed to globalization and glossy civilization.

As Pellicani describes, the target of the pro innovative is the evangelical neighborhood, in accordance with recommendations of equality and common brotherhood. to arrive the specified objective, the innovative sees just one road-a battle of annihilation opposed to the capitalists who're liable for the corruption of humanity. this is often the resource of the panthoclastic ardour of the Gnostic revolution: the complete international has to be destroyed to reach on the New international, the dominion of God with no God, Paradise on Earth.

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Shanghai Redemption: An Inspector Chen Novel (Inspector Chen Cao)

For years, Chen Cao controlled to stability the pursuits of the Communist get together and the guarantees made by way of his activity. He was once either a main Inspector of distinct Investigations of the Shanghai Police division and the deputy occasion secretary of the bureau. He was once thought of a possible emerging megastar within the occasion until eventually, after one too many arguable situations that embarrassed robust components within the occasion, Chen Cao came upon himself neutralized. less than the guise of an important merchandising, a brand new place with a considerable name yet no energy, he is stripped of his activity tasks and remoted. that is nonetheless no longer sufficient, because it turns into more and more transparent that somebody is trying to set him up for public shame and doubtless worse.

Chen Cao is technically accountable for the corruption case of a pink Prince - a robust, excessive get together determine who embodies the ruthless ambition, greed, and corruption that's more and more obvious within the new China. This pink Prince has the type of connections and gear to deflect any makes an attempt to carry him to justice. Now, without energy, few allies, and along with his personal popularity at the line, the previous Inspector Chen is dealing with the main risky research of his life.

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The Naked Communist (Political Freedom Series) (Volume 1)

By W. Cleon Skousen

From the New York Times bestselling writer of The 5000 yr Leap, The bare Capitalist and the unique version of The bare Communist.

To date, The bare Communist has offered virtually million copies and has came upon its approach into the libraries of the CIA, the FBI, the White residence, and houses all around the usa. in a single clarifying and readable quantity, the full tale of communism is graphically informed and contains the tragic histories of China, Korea, Russia, the UN, Alger Hiss, Whittaker Chambers, Elizabeth Bentley, common MacArthur, and others. nationwide broadcaster Paul Harvey at CBS stated, "I have by no means given any quantity such an unqualified endorsement."

The bare Communist features a distillation of multiple hundred books and treatises on communism, many written by way of Marxist authors. this article that reviewers have referred to as "the strongest e-book on communism on the grounds that J. Edgar Hoover's Masters of Deceit" sees the communist as he sees himself - stripped of propaganda and pretense. Readers are provided an evidence of the allure of communism, its historical past, its uncomplicated and unchanging recommendations - even its mystery timetable of conquest.

Among the numerous questions it solutions are:
* Who gave the USA' nuclear secrets and techniques to the Russians?
* How did the FBI struggle communism after it used to be pressured underground in 1918?
* Why did the West lose six hundred million allies after international conflict II?
* What particularly occurred in Korea?
* what's communism's nice mystery weapon?
* Is there a solution to communism?
* What lies ahead?
* What am i able to do to prevent communism?
* How do we cease communism with no significant war?

**This variation of The bare Communist has been up to date for 2016. incorporated is a bankruptcy at the forty five Communist objectives that information how forty four of these forty five pursuits were completed. additionally new is a bankruptcy concerning the making of The bare Communist that sheds mild on how this booklet has bought virtually million copies.

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God Is Red: The Secret Story of How Christianity Survived and Flourished in Communist China

By Liao Yiwu

In God is Red, chinese language dissident journalist and poet Liao Yiwu—once lauded, later imprisoned, and now celebrated writer of For a music and 100 Songs and The Corpse Walker—profiles the intense lives of dozens of chinese language Christians, delivering an extraordinary glimpse into the underground international of trust that's taking carry in the formally atheistic nation of Communist China. Liao felt a kinship with chinese language Christians of their unwavering dedication to the liberty of expression and to discovering that means in a tumultuous society, even supposing he's not a Christian himself. this can be a attention-grabbing story of in a different way unknown personalities thriving opposed to all odds. God is Red will resonate with readers of Phillip Jenkins' The misplaced background of Christianity and Peter Hessler's Country Driving.

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The Year that Changed the World: The Untold Story Behind the Fall of the Berlin Wall

By Michael Meyer

A riveting, eyewitness account of the cave in of communism in jap Europe and the tip of the chilly warfare from the Newsweek Bureau leader in that zone on the time. two decades after the autumn of the Berlin Wall, many nonetheless think it used to be the phrases of President Ronald Regan, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!,” that introduced the chilly battle to an finish. Michael Meyer disagrees, and during this terribly compelling account, explains why. Drawing jointly breathtakingly brilliant, on-the-ground debts of the increase of cohesion in Poland, the stealth commencing of the Hungarian border, the Velvet Revolution in Prague, and the cave in of the notorious wall in Berlin, Meyer exhibits how American intransigence contributed little to attaining such world-shaking swap. In his reporting from the frontlines of the revolution in japanese Europe among 1988 and 1992, he interviewed a variety of neighborhood leaders, together with VÁclav Havel and Lech Walesa. Meyer’s descriptions of how their courageous stands have been decisive in bringing democracy to japanese Europe supply an important refutation of a false impression of historical past that has been intentionally hired to aid push the USA into the intractable conflicts it faces at the present time.

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Existential Utopia: New Perspectives on Utopian Thought

By Michael Marder, Patricia Vieira

Radical political considered the twentieth century was once ruled via utopia, however the failure of communism in japanese Europe and its disavowal in China has prompted the necessity for a brand new version of utopian concept. This e-book hence seeks to redefine the concept that of utopia and convey it to endure on contemporary politics.

The unique essays, contributed by way of key thinkers comparable to Gianni Vattimo and Jean-Luc Nancy, spotlight the relationship among utopian conception and perform. The booklet reassesses the legacy of utopia and conceptualizes possible choices to the neo-liberal, technocratic regimes everyday in latest global. It argues that merely utopia in its existential experience, grounded within the lived time and area of politics, can distance itself from mainstream ideology and never be on the provider of technocratic regimes, whereas being attentive to the fabric stipulations of human existence.
Existential Utopia deals a brand new and fascinating interpretation of utopia in modern tradition and a much-needed intervention into the philosophical and political dialogue of utopian considering that's either obtainable to scholars and comprehensive.

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The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression

Already recognized all through Europe, this foreign bestseller plumbs lately opened files within the former Soviet bloc to bare the particular, useful accomplishments of Communism all over the world: terror, torture, famine, mass deportations, and massacres. unbelievable within the sheer aspect it amasses, the booklet is the 1st finished try and catalogue and examine the crimes of Communism over seventy years.

"Revolutions, like bushes, has to be judged via their fruit," Ignazio Silone wrote, and this can be the normal the authors observe to the Communist experience―in the China of "the nice Helmsman," Kim Il Sung's Korea, Vietnam lower than "Uncle Ho" and Cuba below Castro, Ethiopia below Mengistu, Angola less than Neto, and Afghanistan lower than Najibullah. The authors, all uncommon students established in Europe, record Communist crimes opposed to humanity, but in addition crimes opposed to nationwide and common tradition, from Stalin's destruction of hundreds of thousands of church buildings in Moscow to Ceausescu's leveling of the historical middle of Bucharest to the widescale devastation visited on chinese language tradition via Mao's purple Guards.

As the dying toll mounts―as many as 25 million within the former Soviet Union, sixty five million in China, 1.7 million in Cambodia, and on and on―the authors systematically express how and why, anyplace the millenarian ideology of Communism used to be proven, it fast ended in crime, terror, and repression. a rare accounting, this publication amply files the unheard of place and importance of Communism within the hierarchy of violence that's the heritage of the 20 th century.

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