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Colors of China
     

Colors of China

by Shannon Zemlicka, Janice Lee Porter (Illustrator)
 
Turkey is a longstanding ally of the United States and Europe. After the demise of the Soviet empire, Turkey's strategic importance has changed but not diminished. Today Turkey is facing a completely different foreign and security policy environment. It is also undergoing extraordinary internal change. Many established political truths of the Republic's 75-year-long

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Turkey is a longstanding ally of the United States and Europe. After the demise of the Soviet empire, Turkey's strategic importance has changed but not diminished. Today Turkey is facing a completely different foreign and security policy environment. It is also undergoing extraordinary internal change. Many established political truths of the Republic's 75-year-long tradition are increasingly questioned by its people. Above all, there is the rise of political Islam and the ensuing clash of ideologies between "secularists" and "Islamists" as well as the debate about Turkey's "Kurdish reality."

Turkey's allies will have to respond to this development by adapting their policies. Nothing less than a re-evaluation and, eventually, a reorientation in relations with both the United States and Europe is required if Turkey is to remain anchored in the West.

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575055633
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Series:
Colors of the World Series
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
1,274,954
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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