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By Naomi Duguid, Jeffrey Alford

WINNER OF THE 2009 JAMES BEARD origin foreign COOKBOOK AWARD

WINNER OF THE 2009 IACP most sensible overseas COOKBOOK AWARD

A daring and eye-opening new cookbook with fantastic images and unforgettable stories.

In the West, once we take into consideration nutrients in China, what often involves brain are the signature dishes of Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai. yet past the urbanized japanese 3rd of China lie the excessive open areas and sacred areas of Tibet, the Silk highway oases of Xinjiang, the steppelands of internal Mongolia, and the steeply terraced hills of Yunnan and Guizhou. The peoples who reside in those areas are culturally special, with their very own historical past and their very own certain culinary traditions. In Beyond the nice Wall, the inimitable duo of Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid—who first met as younger tourists in Tibet—bring domestic the attractive flavors of this different China.

For greater than twenty-five years, either individually and jointly, Duguid and Alford have journeyed all around the outlying areas of China, sampling neighborhood domestic cooking and highway foodstuff, making pals and taking lustrous images. Beyond the good Wall stocks the adventure in a wealthy mosaic of recipes—from important Asian cumin-scented kebabs and flatbreads to Tibetan stews and Mongolian sizzling pots—photos, and tales. a must have for each foodstuff lover, and an concept for chefs and armchair tourists alike.

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The Cambridge History of China, Vol. d. 220 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1986), p. 138. Reprinted with the permission of Cambridge University Press. cruitment of new officials. Such wide-ranging authority needed to be controlled in some way, and the central government required regular reports from magistrates, in addition to tying salaries and promotion to performance, and instituting the “rule of avoidance,” which meant that no one was allowed to serve in his native district (to prevent nepotism and corruption).

This made sense to the First Emperor, who had already survived three assassination attempts, and he began to live more secretively. He also began to take a keen interest in the elixir of immortality that had been promised by his magicians. When years passed without their being able to produce this miraculous drug, they made excuses that they could not get to the island where it was located because of a sea monster. The First Emperor, ever decisive, announced that he was going to the coast to kill this beast himself.

Legalists were often regarded as the villains of Chinese philosophy because they taught techniques of government that relied on raw power and came with no moral justifications. They could make people do whatever the ruler wanted—good or bad—and most rulers were interested in success in war. Legalists therefore increased the power of the state, and they disdained history and philosophy as a waste of time. The most successful of these Legalist advisers was Lord Shang in the state of Qin. The State of Qin Shang Yang (Shahng Yahng; d.

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