The Mandarins

An epic romance, a philosophical argument and an honest portrayal of what it means to be a woman, Simone de Beauvoir sketches the volatile intellectual and political climate of post-war France, peopling her story with important figures of ...


Author: Simone de Beauvoir

Publisher: HarperPerennial

ISBN: IND:30000100635840

Category: France

Page: 736

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In wartime Paris, a group of friends gather to celebrate the end of the German occupation and to plan their future. Ex-Resistance fighter Henri is eager to resume his life while his lover Paula wants to revive their affair. Robert is determined to enter politics, while Anne, his psychiatrist wife, is distracted by an affair. An epic romance and a philosophical manifesto, The Mandarins is Simone De Beauvoir's most famous and profound novel, a winner of France's prestigious Prix Goncourt.

Arthur Tange

The first biography of the man who defined Australian foreign affairs and defence policy for over 25 years brings new light on many of Australia's political crises including the downfall of John Gorton as PM, the fault line in Australian-US ...


Author: P. G. Edwards

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781741146424

Category: Australia

Page: 339

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The first biography of the man who defined Australian foreign affairs and defence policy for over 25 years brings new light on many of Australia's political crises including the downfall of John Gorton as PM, the fault line in Australian-US relationships during the Whitlam government and the deaths of the Balibo Five in East Timor.

The Decline of the German Mandarins

MANDARIN. TRADITION. IN. RETROSPECT. To recognize that the elite of the
highly educated played an important role in modern German society is to arrive at
a new point of view upon German intellectual history as well. The "mandarin" type


Author: Fritz K. Ringer

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819562357

Category: Education

Page: 528

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A splendid re-publication of an indispensable book on German history.

Francisco Varo s Grammar of the Mandarin Language 1703

Page The Second Paragraph: On How to Name the Relatives of the Mandarins
To name the relatives of mandarins who are actually present there are honorific
names which cannot be used for any other person, e.g., "your father" t'ài iê "one's


Author: Francisco Varo

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027245816

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 282

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Francisco Varo's Arte de la Lengua Mandarina, completed ca. 1680, is the earliest published grammar of any spoken form of Chinese and the fullest known description of the standard language of the seventeenth century. It establishes beyond doubt that this “Language of the Mandarins” was not Pekingese or Peking-based but had instead a Jiang-Huai or Nankingese-like phonology. It also provides important information about the nature and formation of pre-modern standard forms of Chinese and will lead to revisions of currently held views on Chinese koines and their relationship with regional speech forms and the received vernacular literature. Finally, it provides a wealth ot information on stylistic speech levels, honorific usage, and social customs of the elite during the early Qing period. The book provides a full translation of the 1703 text of the Arte, an extensive introduction to the life and work of Varo, an index of Chinese characters inserted into the translation, and an index of linguistic terms and concepts. It should be of interest to a diverse readership of Chinese historical, comparative, and descriptive linguists, students of Qing history and literature, historiographers of linguistics, and specialists in early Western religious and cultural contact with China.

Last of the Mandarins


Author: Julia K. Murray

Publisher: Wm Hays Fogg Art Museum

ISBN: UOM:39015015264131

Category: Art

Page: 93

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Flight of the Mandarins

Daughter of the manse Ishbel Montrose had always wanted to become a missionary, so she was thrilled to leave 1920s Edinburgh for a post in Shanghai, accompanied by Gordon Campbell, a member of her father's church.


Author: Shirley Worrall

Publisher: Ulverscroft

ISBN: 184262458X

Category: Fiction

Page: 382

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Daughter of the manse Ishbel Montrose had always wanted to become a missionary, so she was thrilled to leave 1920s Edinburgh for a post in Shanghai, accompanied by Gordon Campbell, a member of her father's church. Settling into her new home in China, she makes friends with Lian Chen and Mei Li, the daughters of a local tea merchant, and with Adam Butler, the Chens' American accountant. Meanwhile at home, her sister Mary has a suitor she must keep secret, and Robbie, their fourteen-year-old brother, has plans for stowing away to China...

The Contradictions of Freedom

William L. McBride The Mandarins is, of course, a period piece — in the best
sense of that term. It is redolent of the early years of the cold war, which, as it
documents very well, began almost as soon as the Liberation of Paris had been ...


Author: Sally J. Scholz

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791465608

Category: Philosophy

Page: 244

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The essential companion to Simone de Beauvoir's celebrated novel.

Our Culture What s Left of It



Author: Theodore Dalrymple

Publisher: Ivan R Dee

ISBN: 156663721X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 341

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This new collection of essays by the author of Life at the Bottom bears the unmistakable stamp of Theodore Dalrymple's bracingly clearsighted view of the human condition. In these pieces, Dr. Dalrymple ranges over literature and ideas, from Shakespeare to Marx, from the breakdown of Islam to the legalization of drugs. Here is a book that restores our faith in the central importance of literature and criticism to our civilization. "Theodore Dalrymple is the best doctor-writer since William Carlos Williams." Peggy Noonan. Includes "When Islam Breaks Down," named the best journal article of 2004 by David Brooks of the New York Times."

Moguls and Mandarins

The mandarins were Britain«s government representatives, whether politicians,
civil servants or diplomats (and occasionally serving officers), and the contacts
betweenthetwo groups both moulded and gaveeffect to official policy.


Author: Marian Kent

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135234294

Category: History

Page: 192

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A study of Britain's imperial policy in the Middle East over oil, finance and defence. This book brings together different accounts of British policy in the early 20th century, particularly in the Ottoman Empire, to reflect a consistent pattern of preoccupation, policy-making and diplomacy.

The Wood Duck and the Mandarin

This is a story of conservation told through the natural histories of two of the world's most fascinating birds, the Wood Duck of North America and the Mandarin of Asia.


Author: Lawton L. Shurtleff

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520918835

Category: Nature

Page: 226

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This is a story of conservation told through the natural histories of two of the world's most fascinating birds, the Wood Duck of North America and the Mandarin of Asia. The only two species in their genus (Aix), these Northern Wood Ducks are native to different continents but have long been kept together in captivity. Now, for the first time in history, they are also flying side by side in the wild in a small area of northern California. This rare circumstance has given Lawton L. Shurtleff and Christopher Savage the opportunity to observe the Northern Wood Ducks' close relationship and is the starting point of this informative and beautifully rendered book. The opening chapters tell how the Wood Duck and the Mandarin came to inhabit the Pacific Flyway and explain their extraordinary similarities. Subsequent chapters discuss the distinctive histories of the two species and describe the birds throughout the seasons in their native flyways. The Mandarins' place in Asian art and literature is the subject of Chapter Five. The final chapter illuminates the successful work done to protect the North American Wood Duck, which has made a remarkable recovery from near extinction, and the beginning efforts to protect the Mandarin, whose existence in East Asia is seriously threatened. Stunning full-color photographs by renowned wildlife photographers, along with photographs by the authors, capture the exquisite beauty of these much revered birds. Detailed maps show the Wood Ducks' territory in North America and the Mandarins' territory in East Asia and Great Britain. Three appendices--plans for building nestboxes, instructions for banding birds, and lists of books and conservation organizations--and a thorough index are valuable resources in a book that will delight bird-lovers and general readers alike.

The Cyclopaedia Or Universal Dictionary of Arts Sciences and Literature

The homage which the man . prince . darins of letters receive is not diminished by
their great In China they have two classes of mandarins , those of number . They
amount to more than 14 , 000 ' ; and yet the letters and those of arms , who ...


Author: Abraham Rees


ISBN: ONB:+Z17055720X



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Truth Reconciliation and Evil

Lawlessness in the Wake of Evil : Reprisal in The Mandarins Dianne George The
euphoria and the triumph of victory at the end of World War II , celebrated for the
past fifty years , have completely befogged our memory of how unlikely that end ...


Author: Margaret Sönser Breen

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042019239

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 259

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Truth, Reconciliation, and Evil analyses evil in a variety of forms--as an unspeakable crime, a discursive or narrative force, a political byproduct, and an inevitable feature of warfare. The collection considers the forms of loss that the workings of evil exact, from the large-scale horror of genocide to the individual grief of a self-destructive homelessness. Finally, taken together, the fourteen essays that comprise this volume affirm that the undoing of evil--the moving beyond it through forgiveness and reconciliation--needs to occur within the context of community broadly defined, wherein individuals and groups can see beyond themselves and recognise in others a shared humanity and common cause. Truth, Reconciliation, and Evil consists of expanded versions of papers presented at the Fourth International Conference on Evil and Wickedness, held in Prague in March 2003. The essays represent a variety of disciplinary approaches, including those of anthropology, linguistics, literature, philosophy, and psychoanalysis.

A Mandarin and the Making of Public Policy

More generally and most significantly , Mr Ngiam ' s reflections show how the
mandarins and the political leadership came to work closely together to achieve
a common objective of making Singapore succeed in the face of many
challenges .


Author: Tong Dow Ngiam

Publisher: NUS Press

ISBN: 997169350X

Category: History

Page: 243

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Singapore's success story has increasingly been recognised but few have told it from the perspective of an insider. As a senior civil servant and "mandarin" from 1959 to 1999, Ngiam Tong Dow served with the founding generation of political leaders and contributed to the country's economic growth. In this book, he reflects on these experiences, sharing personal anecdotes and perceptive insights of Singapore's early decades. He also boldly questions some of the policies of government and emerging trends in the country to suggest how Singapore must change to survive and thrive in the future.

The Mandarins


Author: Robert Mortimer Marsh

Publisher: Ayer Company Pub

ISBN: 0405129815

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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An Universal History

In September , the The com . mandarins said , his excellency would be happy to
be homodore de - noured with a visit from the commodore and the English cap .
fires an au - tain of the prize . As Mr . Anson was informed that an ex . dience of ...




ISBN: NYPL:33433082390380

Category: Virginia


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The Modern Part of an Universal History

Inhabit . release of the prisoners for the sum demanded ; and to tell ants , trade .
the Mandarin he would wait his answer four days only . On this the Mandarin
repaired to the village where the ship lay , to consult the other Mandarins . Gouge




ISBN: BSB:BSB10032447



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The Mandarin Road to Old Hu

July 31st The next morning he came on board accompanied by one of the
principal mandarins of Fai Foo . In the person arrived from Hué we recognized
the junior member of the council at Fai Foo when we visited that place in
December .


Author: Alastair Lamb

Publisher: Shoe String PressInc

ISBN: UOM:39015035305161

Category: Political Science

Page: 349

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