Chopsticks and Gambling

Chopsticks and Gambling Author Desmond Lam
ISBN-10 9781351528573
Release 2017-07-28
Pages 188
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The Chinese are known throughout the world as avid gamblers with a long history of participation in games of chance. Historians have documented wagering on such games as far back as the early Chinese dynasties. Despite measures by ancient Chinese rulers to contain gambling, it proliferated, and Chinese games have evolved and multiplied since then. Desmond Lam provides a unique look into the little-known world of Chinese gambling from historical, cultural, psychological, and social perspectives.Chinese gamblers regularly patronize casinos in the United States, Canada, and Australia. The recent expansion of gambling in East Asia has attracted much global media attention. Macau, the only place in China where casino gambling is now legal, easily surpasses Las Vegas as the world's largest casino gaming market. Each year, Chinese from mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan account for almost 90 percent of visitors to Macau.The expansion of the Chinese gambling industry has brought about much harm to Chinese communities, despite all of the development it has also stimulated. This book is the first to examine the beliefs, motivations, attitudes, and behaviors of Chinese gamblers, and will be of interest to students of history and sociology, as well as those studying the history and culture of China.



The Races of Mankind0

The Races of Mankind0 Author Robert Brown
ISBN-10 BSB:BSB11324587
Release 1876
Pages 320
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THE OLDEST AND THE NEWEST EMPIRE CHINA AND THE UNITED STATES

THE OLDEST AND THE NEWEST EMPIRE  CHINA AND THE UNITED STATES Author WILLIAM SPEER, D.D.
ISBN-10
Release 1870
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Gambling Lady

Gambling Lady Author Gail Douglas
ISBN-10 055322039X
Release 1989-10-01
Pages 178
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How to win at casino gambling

How to win at casino gambling Author Roger Gros
ISBN-10 0760720568
Release 2002
Pages 160
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An illustrated guide to a variety of casino gambling games.



A Dictionary of Japanese Idioms

A Dictionary of Japanese Idioms Author William De Lange
ISBN-10 UVA:X004910020
Release 2005
Pages 215
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What student of the Japanese language has not grappled with the amazing diversity and tantalizingly elusive nuances of its idioms? This dictionary offers the most comprehensive compilation and English translation of those idiomatic expressions that so enrich the Japanese language but that fail to find their way into conventional dictionaries. It presents some 7000 idiomatic phrases under 1000 main entries, including several thousands of idioms that have never been presented and explained in English before. Multiple sample sentences are given for each entry, and furigana allows even beginning students to use the expressions immediately. A thumb index and two-color printing make entries exceptionally easy to access.



Chinese English Dictionary of the Vernacular Or Spoken Language of Amoy

Chinese English Dictionary of the Vernacular Or Spoken Language of Amoy Author Carstairs Douglas
ISBN-10 UCD:31175002286998
Release 1873
Pages 888
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Chinese English Dictionary of the vernacular or spoken language of Amoy with the principal variations of the Chang Chew and Chin Chew dialects

Chinese English Dictionary of the vernacular or spoken language of Amoy  with the principal variations of the Chang Chew and Chin Chew dialects Author Carstairs Douglas
ISBN-10 BSB:BSB11137151
Release 1873
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The Peoples of the World

The Peoples of the World Author Robert Brown
ISBN-10 UCR:31210004397079
Release 1900
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The Peoples of the World Being a Popular Description of the Characteristics Condition and Customs of the Human Family

The Peoples of the World  Being a Popular Description of the Characteristics  Condition  and Customs of the Human Family Author Robert Brown
ISBN-10 CHI:097634947
Release 1892
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The World Its Cities and Peoples

The World  Its Cities and Peoples Author
ISBN-10 PSU:000019101675
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Gambling with Virtue

Gambling with Virtue Author Nancy Ross Rosenberger
ISBN-10 0824822625
Release 2001
Pages 277
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Gambling with Virtue rings with the voices of women speaking openly about their struggle to be both modern and Japanese in the late twentieth century. It brings to the fore the complexity of women's everyday lives as they navigate through home, work, and community. Meanwhile, women fashion selves that acknowledge and challenge the social order. Nancy Rosenberger gives us their voices and experiences, interspersed with discussions of public ideas of the last three decades that have contributed significantly to the opportunities and risks women encountered in their journeys. Rosenberger uses the stage as a metaphor to demonstrate how everyday life requires Japanese women to be skilled performers. She shows how they function of stage in their accepted roles while effecting small but significant changes backstage. Over the last thirty years, Japanese women have expanded their influence and extended this cultural process of multiple arenas to find compromises between the old virtues of personhood and the new ideas for self. The women conform, maneuver, and make choices within these multiple stages as they juggle various concerns and desires. By the 1990s their personal choices had made



The Races of Mankind Being a Popular Description of the Characteristics Manners and Customs of the Principal Varieties of the Human Family

The Races of Mankind  Being a Popular Description of the Characteristics  Manners and Customs of the Principal Varieties of the Human Family Author
ISBN-10 SRLF:D0009753146
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Religion and Biography in China and Tibet

Religion and Biography in China and Tibet Author Benjamin Penny
ISBN-10 9781136113864
Release 2013-09-05
Pages 288
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The Chinese and Tibetan traditions value biography as a primary historiographical and literary genre. This volume analyses biographies as texts, taking seriously the literary turn in historical and religious studies and applying some of its insights to an understudied but central corpus of material in Chinese and Tibetan religion.



Our Journey Around the World

Our Journey Around the World Author Francis Edward Clark
ISBN-10 UOM:39015019232936
Release 1895
Pages 641
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Glimpses of Life in Far Off Lands

Glimpses of Life in Far Off Lands Author Francis Edward Clark
ISBN-10 UOM:39076002694433
Release 1896
Pages 641
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The Shorter Columbia Anthology of Traditional Chinese Literature

The Shorter Columbia Anthology of Traditional Chinese Literature Author Victor H. Mair
ISBN-10 9780231505628
Release 2012-04-30
Pages 704
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With its fresh translations by newer voices in the field, its broad scope, and its flowing style, this anthology places the immense riches of Chinese literature within easy reach. Ranging from the beginnings to 1919, this abridged version of The Columbia Anthology of Traditional Chinese Literature, retains all the characteristics of the original. In putting together these selections Victor H. Mair interprets “literature” very broadly to include not just literary fiction, poetry, and drama, but folk and popular literature, lyrics and arias, elegies and rhapsodies, biographies, autobiographies and memoirs, letters, criticism and theory, and travelogues and jokes.