Colors of China

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Overview

Situated at the crossroads of the Caucasus, the Balkans, and the Middle East, Turkey has long held a position of great strategic importance to the United States and Europe. Yet since the demise of the Soviet Union, significant changes have rocked the country, complicating domestic policy while providing new opportunities in the international arena. A Changing Turkey provides a detailed account of these changes and their impact on the country's foreign policy outlook.

Explains the significance of various colors in the history, physical features, and culture of China.

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Children's Literature
Using colors as a vehicle, this volume of the "Colors" series introduces the culture of China to elementary age children. Green, for example, draws the reader into a brief article about the green rice fields that dominate parts of the country. The color's name is also presented in mandarin characters with a pronunciation in parenthesis. The article explains how and where rice is grown and the extensive work growing it requires. Tan represents the Great Wall of China. Red illustrates the Communist flag. Brown introduces the Yangzi River and orange the breeding of goldfish. Much of the information included in this volume is new for adults as well as children, but is broken down into easy-to-understand pieces. Even such controversial topics as the Communist government and China's occupation of Tibet are covered in a fairly objective manner. Communism, the book explains, tries to make sure everyone has a job and a place to live, but also restricts what can be printed in newspapers and books. The illustrations are brightly colored and provide slightly stylized depictions of life in China. It is a good book to introduce an often mysterious and misunderstood country to children and their parents. This volume contains a brief introduction about China's population and people and is indexed. It is an important volume for any library to own. 2001, Carolrhoda Books/Lerner, $19.93 and $5.95. Ages 4 to 8. Reviewer: Bethany Miller Cole<%ISBN%>1575054787
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575055633
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/28/2001
  • Series: Colors of the World Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 472,971
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. 1 The Erosion of the Kemalist Model 1
1 The Kemalist Model of Shaping Politics and Society 3
2 The Awakening of Society: Between Tradition and Modernity 11
3 The Slow Adaptation of the Political System 24
4 The Myth of National Homogeneity and the "Kurdish Reality" 37
5 The Revival of Political Islam 55
6 Toward a New Sociopolitical Synthesis 85
Pt. 2 Turkish Foreign and Security Policy after the Cold War 93
7 Central Asia and the Caspian Basin: Energy, Business, and Kinship 97
8 The Middle East: Between Involvement and Active Engagement 117
9 The Balkans: Old Challenges, New Opportunities 146
10 Relations with Greece and the Cyprus Problem 163
11 Europe: Still the "Desired Land"? 181
12 Turkey in the Western Security System: Asset or Liability? 202
Pt. 3 European and American Policy toward Turkey 221
13 The Current Situation: Policies, Motives, and Limitations 223
14 The Challenge: Anchoring Turkey in the West 236
Notes 249
Index 295
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