In 1978, faced with the pressure to modernize and a declining budget, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) reluctantly agreed to join China's economic reform drive, expanding its internal economy to market-oriented civilian production. This work examines PLA's role in the economy up to 1998....
Published September 15th 2007 by Routledge
Studies in the Sociology of Physical Education and Health
Today's society is obsessed with the body, its size, shape and healthiness. Governments, business and the popular media, spend and earn fortunes encouraging populations to get healthy, eat properly, exercise daily and get thin. But how are current social trends and attitudes...
Published October 23rd 2003 by Routledge
Many controversial issues revolve around complex scientific arguments which can be better understood with at least a minimal knowledge and understanding of the chemical reactions and processes going on in the world around us.This textbook offers an accessible introduction to chemical principles and...
Published May 15th 2003 by Routledge
Further Readings in the History and Evolution of a Gay Male Subculture
Here is a serious discussion of an emerging gay subculture! Take another fascinating journey into the bear's den with the latest offering from Les Wright, author of The Bear Book. The Bear Book II will show you the contrast between the media image of the fun-loving, carefree bear man and the health...
Published January 25th 2001 by Routledge
Chemistry and Applications
Series: Advanced Chemistry Texts
Sol-Gel processing methods, first used historically for decorative and constructional materials, were extensively developed in the last century for applications such as glasses, ceramics, catalysts, coatings, composites and fibres. Today they are reaching their full potential, enabling the...
Published December 21st 2000 by CRC Press
There is a traditional view that women were absent from the field of dramatic production in the early modern period because of their exclusion from professional theatre. Women and Dramatic Production 1550-1700 challenges this view and breaks new ground in arguing that, far from writing in closeted...
Published November 27th 2000 by Routledge
En Essay Concerning Human Understanding in Focus
John Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding is among the most important books in philosophy ever written. It is also a difficult work dealing with many themes, including the origin of ideas; the extent and limits of human knowledge; the philosophy of perception; and religion and morality....
Published April 27th 2000 by Routledge
Telecommunication in the United States, 4th Edition
Series: Routledge Communication Series
This textbook describes the field of radio and television in the United States, presents the material in a manner the reader can grasp and enjoy, and makes the book useful for the classroom teacher. Written for adaptation to individual teaching situations, the book is divided by subject matter...
Published August 1st 1998 by Routledge
Readings in the History and Evolution of a Gay Male Subculture
The Bear Book brings together an impressive range of bear--usually big, hairy men who favor full-face beards and prefer to wear jeans and flannel shirts--viewpoints to explore this unique social and cultural phenomenon that stretches from America to western Europe to Australia! On the personal...
Published June 12th 1997 by Routledge