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Amy McNair

T’oung Pao 96 (2011) 543-585 T ’ O U N G PA O © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/156853211X553366 Book Reviews Black Tigers: A Grammar of Chinese Rubbings . By Kenneth Starr. Seattle: Univer- sity of Washington Press, 2008. 280 pp. Color and b/w ill. ISBN 978


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The Chinese Communist Party (CCP), with nearly 90 million members, is the largest ruling political party in the world. Its power and influence reach into every corner of state, society and economy in China. Given the CCP’s omnipresence, in-depth knowledge of how the CCP is organised and managed and how it will likely evolve is of paramount importance and is a basic prerequisite for understanding China’s rise.
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Brill’s Encyclopedia of China Online is based on the originally a thousand-page reference work on China with a clear focus on the modern period from the mid-nineteenth century to the 21st century. Written by the world’s top scholars, Brill’s Encyclopedia of China Online is the first place to look for reliable information on the history, geography, society, economy, politics, science, and culture of China. Originally published and warmly received in German (edited by the GIGA Institute of Asian Studies in Hamburg, published by WBG, Darmstadt, 2003), Brill’s Encyclopedia of China Online will serve both English-language students and faculty in conveniently providing a wealth of reliable and solid information on China.
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, it is often used to describe an alternative economic development model for developing countries. Black box operations (黑箱操作): This refers to efforts by the government to escape the supervision of societ...

Liu, Renwen and Zhou, Zhenjie

black and white “guilty or innocent” principle; 1,792 people were acquitted.

Tristan G. Brown

southwest: East of the provincial capital, approximately twenty li out of Aoxiu Gate, there is a Black Dragon cavern. The water of the cavern is clear, and it is said that there is a black dragon that coils there (‘Coiled Dragon’). During times of extreme drought, if one fastens a tiger skull and brings

Fenggang Yang and J. E. E. Pettit

have been designated as “evil cults” ( xiejiao 邪教). These groups have been targets of systematic and severe crackdowns. The so-called evil cults operate under conditions of explicit illegality and are therefore regarded as comprising the black market of religion in China. This section contains brief

NOTES AND QUERIES. 1. Black Fingerprints on documents in China and Japan. Nature, N°. 22, 1894, p. 77, contains an article by Sir J. W. HERSCHEL in which he vindicates the honor of having propagated in 1877, during his voyage in the l?Tongolia, the invention of making fingerprints as a stamp of

Edward H. Schafer

, about the gift of a black goshawk from the "Western Regions" to Wu Ti, who reigned in the 2nd century B.C. But here again, though the event seems probable, the source is of uncertain reliabilitv. It is only with the second century of our era that we begin to get an abundance of reliable information