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Beyond Lion Rock

Author : Gavin Young
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In 1946 Roy Farrell and Syd de Kantzow's beloved, battered wartime DC-3 touched down in Shanghai for the first time. On board was a cargo of morning coats and toothbrushes from New York, forging the first post-war supply route across the treacherous eastern Himalayas. The international airline now known as Cathay Pacific was born. Gavin Young tells the swashbuckling story of an empire of the air, a thrilling, action-packed adventure that began in an era closer to Biggles and biplanes held together by wire and safety pins than to our own. 'Pioneers like Farrell and de Kantzow would have had plenty of time to enjoy the dawn over Kangchebjunga. Would thye think of us with envy or contempt, cruising seven miles up with hundreds of passengers, air-conditioning, i-flight concerts, movies, hot four-course meals with an elaborate wine line and all mod-cons? . . . All this in forty years! Could the world have changed so much and so fast?' This is Gavin Young himself eloquently reflecting on the extraordinary changes in air travel. There can be little doubt where his own sympathies lie.

Beyond Lion Rock

Author : Nancy Kwan
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"About Nancy’s personal journey and the historical events that affected her and the people around her in Hong Kong between the 1960s and the early 2000s, along with the interesting photos"--Publisher information.

Merchants to Multinationals

Author : Geoffrey Jones
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Merchants to Multinationals examines the evolution of multinational trading companies from the eighteenth century to the present day. During the Industrial Revolution, British merchants established overseas branches which became major trade intermediaries and subsequently engaged in foreign direct investment. Complex multinational business groups emerged controlling large investments in natural resources, processing, and services in Asia, Latin America, and Africa. While theories of the firm predict the demise over time of merchant firms, this book identifies the continued resilience of British trading companies despite the changing political and business environments of the twentieth century. Like Japanese trading companies, they 're-invented' themselves in successive generations. The competences of the trading companies resided in their information-gathering, relationship-building, human resource, and corporate governance systems. This book provides a new dimension to the literature on international business through the focus on multinational service firms and its evolutionary approach based on confidential business records.

China Bound

Author : Robert Bickers
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From its origins in Liverpool in 1816, one unusual British firm has threaded a way through two centuries that have seen tumultuous events and epochal transformations in technologies and societies. John Swire & Sons, a small trading company that began by importing dyes, cotton and apples from the Americas, now directs a highly diversified group of interests operating across the globe but with a core focus on Asia. From 1866 its fate was intertwined with developments in China, with the story of steam, and later of flight, and with the movements of people and of goods that made the modern world. China Bound charts the story of the firm, its family owners and staff, its operations, its successes and its disasters, as it endured wars, uprisings and revolutions, the rise and fall of empires - China's, Britain's, Japan's – and the twists and turns of the global economy. This is the story of a business that reshaped Hong Kong, developed Cathay Pacific Airways, dominated China's pre-Second World War shipping industry, and helped pioneer containerization. Robert Bickers' remarkable new book is the history of a business, and of its worlds, of modern China, Britain, and of the globalization that entangled them, of compradors, ship-owners, and seamen, sugar travellers, tea-tasters, and stuff merchants, revolutionaries, pirates and Taipans. Essential reading for anyone with an interest in global commerce, China Bound provides an intimate history that helps explain the shape of Asia today.

Modern Chinese Literary and Cultural Studies in the Age of Theory

Author : Rey Chow
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An attempt to describe the new boundaries of the field of Chinese studies.

Moon Budapest Beyond

Author : Jennifer D. Walker
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From soaking up Budapest's poignant history and vibrant nightlife to soaking in thermal baths, savor one of Europe's most stunning cities with Moon Budapest & Beyond. Explore In and Around the City: Get to know Budapest's most interesting neighborhoods, like Castle Hill, South Buda, South Pest, and the historic Jewish quarter, and nearby areas, including Gödöllö, Lake Balaton, the Eger wine country, Pécs, and more Go at Your Own Pace: Choose from multiple itinerary options designed for foodies, history buffs, art lovers, outdoor adventurers, and more See the Sights: Soak in the thermal Széchenyi baths, meander through Magyar history at the Hungarian National Museum, or take in views of the city from 170 meters above the Danube. See Europe's largest synagogue and catch a performance at the palatial Opera House. Hike to the top of the Elizabeth Lookout, or go cave-diving in the Buda Hills Get Outside the City: Explore the vineyards of the Valley of Beautiful Women, stroll through historic Hungarian folk villages, or go canyoning in the Pilis Hills Savor the Flavors: Grab a mouthwatering lángos from a food truck, tuck into a rich authentic goulash, linger over coffee at a riverside café, or indulge in contemporary farm-to-table cuisine Experience the Nightlife: Hop between eclectic ruin bars in the bustling Jewish Quarter or attend a Saturday "Sparty" in one of the city's famous spas. Sample Hungarian wines at a tasting room, sip creative concoctions at a cocktail bar, and watch the sunset over the Danube with a local craft beer in hand Get to Know the Real Budapest: Follow honest suggestions from Budapest local Jennifer D. Walker Full-color photos and detailed maps, including a full-color foldout map Handy Tools: Background information on Budapest's history and culture, plus tips on sustainable travel, what to pack, where to stay, and how to get around Day trip itineraries, favorite local spots, and strategies to skip the crowds: Take your time with Moon Budapest & Beyond. Exploring more of Eastern Europe? Check out Moon Prague & Beyond.

Algeria

Author : John Reynell Morell
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In Old Ceylon

Author : Reginald Farrer
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Journal Appendix

Author : New Zealand. Parliament. House of Representatives
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Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives of New Zealand

Author : New Zealand. Parliament. House of Representatives
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History of the County of Bute

Author : John Eaton Reid
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Hong Kong Journal of Business Management

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A Handbook for Travellers in Japan

Author : John Murray (Firm)
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The Century

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On the Cornish coast 13 excursions repr from the Western daily mercury

Author : Samuel Pascoe
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The Lion Rock

Author : Sally Wentworth
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The Lion Rock by Sally Wentworth released on Nov 24, 1983 is available now for purchase.

The Cumulative Book Index

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A world list of books in the English language.

Wild Animals Trails

Author : Franklin K. Mathiews
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The Boy Scouts Year Book

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The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
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