Jewher Ilham

Jewher Ilham
Author: Jewher Ilham,Adam Braver,Ashley Barton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-08
ISBN: 9781608011056
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jewher Ilham Book Excerpt:

When Jewher Ilham's father, Ilham Toti, was detained at the Beijing airport in February 2013 on charges of "separatism," Jewher had two choices: she could stay in China or fly to America alone. Jewher boarded the plane for Indiana and began a new life apart from her family and was half a world away when her father was sentenced to life in prison. Through a series of interviews with novelist Adam Braver and scholar Ashley Barton, Jewher recounted her father's nightmare and her own transition from student to eloquent advocate for the Uyghur people. The resulting book, " Jewher Ilham: A Uyghur's Fight to Free Her Father," is an intimate, exclusive portrait that U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown calls "proof that Jewher and her people will not be silenced."

Understanding China s Crackdown on Rights Advocates Personal Accounts and Perspectives

Understanding China s Crackdown on Rights Advocates   Personal Accounts and Perspectives
Author: United States. Congressional-Executive Commission on China
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 37
Release: 2014
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: China
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Great Firewall of China

The Great Firewall of China
Author: James Griffiths
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 401
Release: 2019-03-14
ISBN: 1786995379
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Firewall of China Book Excerpt:

'Readers will come away startled at just how fragile the online infrastructure we all depend on is and how much influence China wields – both technically and politically' – Jason Q. Ng, author of Blocked on Weibo 'An urgent and much needed reminder about how China's quest for cyber sovereignty is undermining global Internet freedom' – Kristie Lu Stout, CNN 'An important and incisive history of the Chinese internet that introduces us to the government officials, business leaders, and technology activists struggling over access to information within the Great Firewall' – Adam M. Segal, author of The Hacked World Order Once little more than a glorified porn filter, China's 'Great Firewall' has evolved into the most sophisticated system of online censorship in the world. As the Chinese internet grows and online businesses thrive, speech is controlled, dissent quashed, and attempts to organise outside the official Communist Party are quickly stamped out. But the effects of the Great Firewall are not confined to China itself. Through years of investigation James Griffiths gained unprecedented access to the Great Firewall and the politicians, tech leaders, dissidents and hackers whose lives revolve around it. As distortion, post-truth and fake news become old news James Griffiths shows just how far the Great Firewall has spread. Now is the time for a radical new vision of online liberty.

Promoting Religious Freedom in an Age of Intolerance

Promoting Religious Freedom in an Age of Intolerance
Author: Rieffer-Flanagan, Barbara A.
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2022-09-15
ISBN: 1803925876
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Promoting Religious Freedom in an Age of Intolerance Book Excerpt:

In an age of intolerance where religious persecution is widespread, Barbara Ann Rieffer-Flanagan explores how societies can promote freedom of religion or belief as a fundamental right of citizens.

Because I Have To

Because I Have To
Author: Jewher Ilham
Publsiher: University of New Orleans Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2021-10-28
ISBN: 9781608012275
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Because I Have To Book Excerpt:

When Jewher Ilham's father, Ilham Tohti, an internationally known advocate for peaceful dialogue between his Uyghur people and Han Chinese, was detained at the Beijing airport in February 2013 on charges of "separatism," and later sentenced to life in prison, Jewher was forced to begin a new life apart from her family in a new country. There, she found her voice as an advocate for her father, and for Uyghur people being forced into concentration camps by the Chinese government. In Because I Have To: The Path To Survival, The Uyghur Struggle, Jewher shares an intimate account of how she maintained the strength and courage to fight for her father, the sometimes emotional toll it took on her, and the inspiration and loss of her mentor. With the inclusion of testimonials of Uyghur camp survivors and others affected by the crackdown on Uyghurs in China, Because I Have To: the path to survival, the Uyghur struggle tells the story of one person, and of an entire culture under threat.

The Perfect Dictatorship

The Perfect Dictatorship
Author: Stein Ringen
Publsiher: Hong Kong University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016-05-01
ISBN: 9888208934
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Perfect Dictatorship Book Excerpt:

The Chinese system is like no other known to man, now or in history. This book explains how the system works and where it may be moving. Drawing on Chinese and international sources, on extensive collaboration with Chinese scholars, and on the political science of state analysis, the author concludes that under the new leadership of Xi Jinping, the system of government has been transformed into a new regime radically harder and more ideological than the legacy of Deng Xiaoping. China is less strong economically and more dictatorial politically than the world has wanted to believe. By analysing the leadership of Xi Jinping, the meaning of ‘socialist market economy’, corruption, the party-state apparatus, the reach of the party, the mechanisms of repression, taxation and public services, and state-society relations, the book broadens the field of China studies, as well as the fields of political economy, comparative politics, development, and welfare state studies. ‘A new interpretation of the Chinese party-state—shows the advantage that derives from a comparative theorist looking at the Chinese system.’ —Tony Saich, Harvard University ‘This is an excellent book which asks important questions about China’s future. In a lively and persuasive manner, the author vividly analyses key data in a comparative and theoretical manner. Far and away the best introduction to how the CCP dictatorship works.’ —Edward Friedman, University of Wisconsin-Madison ‘There is no lack of scholars and pundits abroad who tell us that dictatorship in China is for the greater good. In a timely and engagingly written book, Stein Ringen systematically demolishes all the components of this claim.’ —Frank Dikötter, University of Hong Kong ‘Stein Ringen shows how the Chinese state has used both fear and material inducements to build a “controlocracy” of a size and complexity unprecedented in world history. Perfect as a dictatorship, but brutal, destructive, and wasteful. The author’s encyclopedic understanding of his topic is based on a mastery of relevant scholarship and is delivered in clear, no-nonsense prose that bows to no one. Ideal as a textbook.’ —Perry Link, University of California, Riverside ‘China is a complex country, and there is a range of reasonable interpretations of its political system. Professor Ringen’s interpretation is different than my own, but China watchers need to engage with his thought-provoking and carefully argued assessment. If current trends of repression intensify, less pessimistic analysts will need to recognise that Ringen’s analysis may have been prescient.’ —Daniel A. Bell, Tsinghua University ‘Inspirational and trenchant. Stein Ringen’s book is a must-read to understand China’s politics, economy, ideology and social control, and its adaptability and challenges under the CCP’s rule, especially in the 21st century.’ —Teng Biao, Harvard Law School and New York University ‘Stein Ringen’s insights as a prominent political scientist enable a powerful examination of the Chinese state in a penetrating analysis that reaches strong conclusions which some will see as controversial. The book is scholarly, objective, and free from ideological partiality or insider bias. Whether one ultimately wishes to challenge or embrace his findings, the book should be read.’ —Lina Song, University of Nottingham Click on these links for more information: Blog: https://thechinesestate.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stein.ringen.7/about

Routledge Handbook of the Chinese Communist Party

Routledge Handbook of the Chinese Communist Party
Author: Willy Wo-Lap Lam
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2017-08-18
ISBN: 1134847440
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of the Chinese Communist Party Book Excerpt:

Whilst the Chinese Communist Party is one of the most powerful political institutions in the world, it is also one of the least understood, due to the party’s secrecy and tight control over the archives, the press and the Internet. Having governed the People’s Republic of China for nearly 70 years though, much interest remains into how this quintessentially Leninist party governs one-fifth of the world and runs the world’s second-largest economy. The Routledge Handbook of the Chinese Communist Party gives a comprehensive and multi-faceted picture of the party’s traditions and values – as well as its efforts to stay relevant in the twenty-first century. It uses a wealth of contemporary data and qualitative analysis to explore the intriguing relationship between the party on the one hand, and the government, the legal and judicial establishment and the armed forces, on the other. Tracing the influence of Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin, as well as Mao Zedong, on contemporary leaders ranging from Deng Xiaoping and Jiang Zemin to Hu Jintao and Xi Jinping, the sections cover: the party’s history and traditions; how the party works and seeks to remain relevant; major policy arenas; the CCP in the twenty-first century. The Routledge Handbook of the Chinese Communist Party will be of interest to students and scholars of Chinese Politics, Asian Politics, Political Parties and International Relations. Go to https://www.bookshop4u.com/lw1 to see Willy Lam introduce the book.

The Idea and Values of Europe

The Idea and Values of Europe
Author: Angelo Santagostino
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2020-06-24
ISBN: 152755533X
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Idea and Values of Europe Book Excerpt:

This book discusses the 2450 year-long journey of the evolution of human rights, beginning from their earliest manifestation through Sophocles’ tragedy Antigone (442 BCE). It then moves on to look at the relationship between human rights and the likes of Cicero and Jesus, Erasmus and the intellectuals of the Enlightenment, before considering the very roots of the idea of Europe, which goes back to the liberal and federalist thought of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The book concludes with the Charter of the EU Fundamental Rights becoming legally binding for Member States in Lisbon in 2009. While inquiring into the origins of European shared values, it assesses their compatibility with a non-European culture and religion such as Islam.

No Escape

No Escape
Author: Nury Turkel
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-05-10
ISBN: 036972044X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Escape Book Excerpt:

A powerful memoir by Nury Turkel lays bare China’s repression of the Uyghur people. Turkel is cofounder and board chair of the Uyghur Human Rights Project and a commissioner for the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. In recent years, the People’s Republic of China has rounded up as many as three million Uyghurs, placing them in what it calls “reeducation camps,” facilities most of the world identifies as concentration camps. There, the genocide and enslavement of the Uyghur people are ongoing. The tactics employed are reminiscent of the Cultural Revolution, but the results are far more insidious because of the technology used, most of it stolen from Silicon Valley. In the words of Turkel, “Communist China has created an open prison-like environment through the most intrusive surveillance state that the world has ever known while committing genocide and enslaving the Uyghurs on the world’s watch.” As a human rights attorney and Uyghur activist who now serves on the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, Turkel tells his personal story to help explain the urgency and scope of the Uyghur crisis. Born in 1970 in a reeducation camp, he was lucky enough to survive and eventually make his way to the US, where he became the first Uyghur to receive an American law degree. Since then, he has worked as a prominent lawyer, activist, and spokesperson for his people and advocated strong policy responses from the liberal democracies to address atrocity crimes against his people. The Uyghur crisis is turning into the greatest human rights crisis of the twenty-first century, a systematic cleansing of an entire race of people in the millions. Part Anne Frank and Hannah Arendt, No Escape shares Turkel’s personal story while drawing back the curtain on the historically unprecedented and increasing threat from China.

The Perfect Police State

The Perfect Police State
Author: Geoffrey Cain
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2021-06-29
ISBN: 1541757017
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Perfect Police State Book Excerpt:

A riveting investigation into how a restive region of China became the site of a nightmare Orwellian social experiment—the definitive police state—and the global technology giants that made it possible Blocked from facts and truth, under constant surveillance, surrounded by a hostile alien police force: Xinjiang’s Uyghur population has become cursed, oppressed, outcast. Most citizens cannot discern between enemy and friend. Social trust has been destroyed systematically. Friends betray each other, bosses snitch on employees, teachers expose their students, and children turn on their parents. Everyone is dependent on a government that nonetheless treats them with suspicion and contempt. Welcome to the Perfect Police State. Using the haunting story of one young woman’s attempt to escape the vicious technological dystopia, his own reporting from Xinjiang, and extensive firsthand testimony from exiles, Geoffrey Cain reveals the extraordinary intrusiveness and power of the tech surveillance giants and the chilling implications for all our futures.

Contemporary China Review 2021 Summer Issue

Contemporary China Review  2021 Summer Issue
Author: Editors: Wei Rong; William Luo; Haitian Liu
Publsiher: Bouden House
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2021-06-15
ISBN: 1006826599
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary China Review 2021 Summer Issue Book Excerpt:

Since its inaugural issue November 2020, through diligent effort and teamwork by our editors, our New York-based Contemporary China Review has published four issues in Chinese, and now the second issue in English. Contemporary China Review has established itself with a growing reputation, attracted attention from scholars and libraries (including Library of Congress) among the academia, drew recognition from experts in think tanks specialized in U.S.-China relations, and received praises among the community of Chinese-language publication worldwide. Contemporary China Review has been fulfilling its mission to provide independent Chinese intellectuals and scholars around the world with an open and free platform to discuss their research findings and express their opinions, especially now that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) totalitarian regime has almost completely suppressed the freedom of speech and freedom of press in the most parts of Chinese-speaking world. We are very excited to include in this issue many in-depth commentaries by various scholars and experts on current affairs in China and America.

The Bible and the Qur an at the Edge of Renaissance

The Bible and the Qur an at the Edge of Renaissance
Author: Linda "iLham". Barto
Publsiher: Hillcrest Publishing Group
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2009-10-01
ISBN: 1934937886
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bible and the Qur an at the Edge of Renaissance Book Excerpt:

With an uncommon blend of spiritual insight and scientific logic, The Bible and the Qur'an at the Edge of Renaissance encourages and guides the reader toward a broader understanding of the Scriptures. All three Books of Abrahamic Scriptures -- the Tanakh, the New Testament, and the Qur'an -- are all explored in a fresh and and inspiring perspective. Linda iLham Barto finds beauty, grace, and guidance in all the Scriptures, and her desire for harmony and unity sparkles on every thought-provoking page. The author beckons readers to focus on the constant values of all religions of light to wonderfully and vigorously affect the world for a global, spiritual renaissance.