Chengdu can do many things all by himself. He can get down from his branch, and he can look for breakfast. Chengdu can jump, he can push, and he can pull. He can climb, he can stretch, and he can swing. But sometimes even the most capable young panda could use a little help. Independent-minded toddlers will love following along as the determined Chengdu reaches for his goal of some tasty leaves. The gentle text is a delight to hear read aloud, and a variety of fold-out pages add to the fun.
The Chengdu 2017 Travel Guide is the most up-to-date, reliable and complete guide to this wonderful city. Travelers will find everything they need for an unforgettable visit presented in a convenient and easy-to-use format. Includes quick information on planning a visit, navigating the city, experiencing Chinese culture and exploring the beauty of Chengdu. Also includes a Chinese phrasebook to help you communicate with the locals.
High in his bamboo tree, a young panda named Chengdu lies awake while everyone around him is sleeping. No matter what he tries, he cannot fall asleep. He turns and he tosses. He scrunches and he rolls. He even hangs upside down. Finally he climbs up and up and up, until he finds the perfect spot atop his brother. Panda pile!
The ultimate success or failure of a business in modern society depends on a variety of factors across all levels of the organization. By utilizing dynamic human resource planning techniques, businesses can more efficiently reach their goals. Effective Talent Management Strategies for Organizational Success is a pivotal reference source that provides scholarly perspectives on the latest practices for leveraging human capital in business environments to maintain and increase competitive advantage. Highlighting innovative coverage across relevant topics, such as division of labor, intellectual assets, and value creation systems, this book is ideally designed for managers, professionals, academics, practitioners, and graduate students seeking emerging research on optimizing talent management in modern businesses.
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For decades, anthropologist Hill Gates had waited for an opportunity to get to know the citizens of China as she had done in Taiwan—face to face, over an extended period of time. At last in the late 1980s she set out on an excursion to Sichuan Province. That visit was the first of many she would make there on a remarkable double adventure: to gain a deeper understanding of Chinese women and to complete a difficult passage in her own life. Looking for Chengdu is her memoir of these trips. By turns analytic, witty, and bittersweet, Gates's observations on contemporary China are enlivened by a keen eye for the oddities of human behavior, including her own. The vast, inland province of Sichuan was the birthplace of the Chinese economic reforms of the 1970s, and is now speeding from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century. Was its economic boom transforming women's lives, Gates wondered? After a generation of socialist rule, would women risk the challenge of entrepreneurship? A feminist, she was especially curious to learn what Chinese of both sexes defined as women's rights. Gates traveled—by boat, train, bus, car, bicycle, and foot (her preference)—across the spectacular countryside, gleaning insight into China's massive bureaucracies from her experiences on an obligatory vacation, in a Tibetan dance-hall, and at a shouting match in her Chengdu home. She met dozens of hard-working, stylish women running family firms, and crossed paths with scholars and sailors. Her book is rich in anecdotes and compelling moments, from her journey through mountain villages in search of five thousand women with bound feet to low-voiced conversations about the Chengdu equivalent of the events at Tiananmen Square. A fascinating glimpse into the deeply personal vocation of anthropology, Gates's memoir will change the way readers think about the Chinese people.
The Asian Development Review is the professional journal of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) that aims to disseminate the results of economic and development research carried out by ADB staff and resource persons. The Review seeks high-quality papers with relevance to policy issues and operational matters done in an empirically rigorous way. Articles are intended for readership among economists and social scientists in government, private sector, academia, and international organizations.
As the beautiful chosen Goddess named Yumi is born she gets the Fang Necklace placed around her by her Great Grandfather of whom used to belong to Organization XXI and placed his ring upon this newborn warrior, as she does not know the secret that her Great Grandfather is holding out of her about the truth behind that necklace and the real meaning of it soon by no later than her fifth birthday raised by the deadliest forces of martial arts ever known in what is known as the Forbidden Palace, standing deep in the grounds of Doujiin’s Dojo in the furthest east of Ancient Japan she soon becomes uncharted, left stranded alone to get through the test of the impassible judgment tests of darkness. The unknown location only she has survived as the only human that is far away from civilization, for she is the final hope and is known as the rebirthed Japanese Fox Tailed Goddess of War always carrying her Twin Phoenix Katanas. Sleeping every night she still hears the Song of a hundred thousand rose pedals wanting more each day to learn it, in order to take down the most grand of all dark forces in order to carry forth her most prestigious honor for her family and home. On the quest to finally destroy Diisuke once and for all she must while enduring much pain and destruction push through destroying everything the King of the Dark Chinese Gods throws at her reaching him in time before it is too late as the universe would fall into oblivion. Soon enough by the point she will have reached her eighteenth birthday the biggest secret in the world is revealed that while she is immortal there is a price to pay as with her power she belongs to the Organization, in which there are twenty-one members and she is the final member of this deadliest group to ever be reckoned with, however what she does not know is that if this curse is to be lifted she would not only have to stop the creator behind who created the Organization in the first place but in turn she would have to die as well.
Perched on the roof of the world, Tibet has for centuries evoked images of a land steeped in magic and mystery. Discover the secrets of this alluring destination -- from its snow-capped mountains to its time-lost monasteries -- with this outstanding guide. -- 42 maps, including a full-colour Tibet map -- background notes on history, culture and Buddhism -- essential transport details, including the overland routes through China and Nepal -- tips on how to stay healthy and travel safely -- useful Tibetan and Mandarin language chapter