The Resource The Horse that Leaps Through Clouds: : a Tale of Espionage, the Silk Road, and the Rise of Modern China, (electronic resource)

The Horse that Leaps Through Clouds: : a Tale of Espionage, the Silk Road, and the Rise of Modern China, (electronic resource)

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The Horse that Leaps Through Clouds: : a Tale of Espionage, the Silk Road, and the Rise of Modern China
Title
The Horse that Leaps Through Clouds:
Title remainder
a Tale of Espionage, the Silk Road, and the Rise of Modern China
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Language
eng
Summary
On July 6, 1906, Baron Gustaf Mannerheim boarded the midnight train from St. Petersburg, charged by Czar Nicholas II to secretly collect intelligence on the Qing Dynasty's sweeping reforms that were radically transforming China. The last czarist agent in the so-called Great Game, Mannerheim chronicled almost every facet of China's modernization, from education reform and foreign investment to Tibet's struggle for independence. On July 6, 2006, writer Eric Enno Tamm boards that same train, intent on following in Mannerheim's footsteps. Initially banned from China, Tamm devises a cover and retraces Mannerheim's route across the Silk Road, discovering both eerie similarities and seismic differences between the Middle Kingdoms of today and a century ago. Along the way, Tamm offers piercing insights into China's past that raise troubling questions about its future. Can the Communist Party truly open China to the outside world yet keep Western ideas such as democracy and freedom at bay, just as Qing officials mistakenly believed? What can reform during the late Qing Dynasty teach us about the spectacular transformation of China today? As Confucius once wrote, 'Study the past if you would divine the future, ' and that is just what Tamm does in The Horse that Leaps Through Clouds
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Tamm, Eric
Dewey number
  • 951.05
  • 951/.035
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non fiction
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  • Tamm, Eric Enno
  • Tamm, Eric Enno
  • Mannerheim, Carl Gustaf Emil
  • Spies
  • Social change
  • Electronic books
  • China
  • Silk Road
  • China
  • China
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adult
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The Horse that Leaps Through Clouds: : a Tale of Espionage, the Silk Road, and the Rise of Modern China, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11778373
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multicolored
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MWT11778373
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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MWT11778373
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11778373
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The Horse that Leaps Through Clouds: : a Tale of Espionage, the Silk Road, and the Rise of Modern China, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11778373
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11778373
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11778373
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11778373
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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