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Deep Learning with PyTorch: Build, train, and tune neural networks using Python tools 1st Edition

by Eli Stevens , Luca Antiga , Thomas Viehmann

This book is written for Python programmers with an interest in machine learning. No experience with PyTorch or other deep learning frameworks is required. Every other day we hear about new ways to put deep learning to good use: improved medical imaging, accurate credit card fraud detection, long range weather forecasting, and more. PyTorch puts these superpowers in your hands. Instantly familiar to anyone who knows Python data tools like NumPy and Scikit-learn, PyTorch simplifies deep learning without sacrificing advanced features. It’s great for building quick models, and it scales smoothly from laptop to enterprise. Deep Learning with PyTorch teaches you to create deep learning and neural network systems with PyTorch.  This practical book gets you to work right away building a tumor image classifier from scratch. After covering the basics, you’ll learn best practices for the entire deep learning pipeline, tackling advanced projects as your PyTorch skills become more sophisticated. All code samples are easy to explore in downloadable Jupyter notebooks.

What You Will Learn

  • Understanding deep learning data structures such as tensors and neural networks
  • Best practices for the PyTorch Tensor API, loading data in Python, and visualizing results
  • Implementing modules and loss functions
  • Utilizing pretrained models from PyTorch Hub
  • Methods for training networks with limited inputs
  • Sifting through unreliable results to diagnose and fix problems in your neural network
  • Improve your results with augmented data, better model architecture, and fine tuning

Robotics, Vision and Control: Fundamental Algorithms In MATLAB, Second Edition (Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics, 118) 2nd ed. 2017 Edition

by Peter Corke

Robotic vision, the combination of robotics and computer vision, involves the application of computer algorithms to data acquired from sensors. The research community has developed a large body of such algorithms but for a newcomer to the field this can be quite daunting. For over 20 years the author has maintained two open-source MATLAB® Toolboxes, one for robotics and one for vision. They provide implementations of many important algorithms and allow users to work with real problems, not just trivial examples. This book makes the fundamental algorithms of robotics, vision and control accessible to all. It weaves together theory, algorithms and examples in a narrative that covers robotics and computer vision separately and together. Using the latest versions of the Toolboxes the author shows how complex problems can be decomposed and solved using just a few simple lines of code. The topics covered are guided by real problems observed by the author over many years as a practitioner of both robotics and computer vision. It is written in an accessible but informative style, easy to read and absorb, and includes over 1000 MATLAB and Simulink® examples and over 400 figures. The book is a real walk through the fundamentals of mobile robots, arm robots. then camera models, image processing, feature extraction and multi-view geometry and finally bringing it all together with an extensive discussion of visual servo systems. This second edition is completely revised, updated and extended with coverage of Lie groups, matrix exponentials and twists; inertial navigation; differential drive robots; lattice planners; pose-graph SLAM and map making; restructured material on arm-robot kinematics and dynamics; series-elastic actuators and operational-space control; Lab color spaces; light field cameras; structured light, bundle adjustment and visual odometry; and photometric visual servoing.

 

Hands-On Machine Learning with Scikit-Learn, Keras, and TensorFlow: Concepts, Tools, and Techniques to Build Intelligent Systems 2nd Edition

by Aurélien Géron

Through a series of recent breakthroughs, deep learning has boosted the entire field of machine learning. Now, even programmers who know close to nothing about this technology can use simple, efficient tools to implement programs capable of learning from data. By using concrete examples, minimal theory, and two production-ready Python frameworks—Scikit-Learn and TensorFlow—author Aurélien Géron helps you gain an intuitive understanding of the concepts and tools for building intelligent systems. You’ll learn a range of techniques, starting with simple linear regression and progressing to deep neural networks. With exercises in each chapter to help you apply what you’ve learned, all you need is programming experience to get started.

  • Explore the machine learning landscape, particularly neural nets
  • Use Scikit-Learn to track an example machine-learning project end-to-end
  • Explore several training models, including support vector machines, decision trees, random forests, and ensemble methods
  • Use the TensorFlow library to build and train neural nets
  • Dive into neural net architectures, including convolutional nets, recurrent nets, and deep reinforcement learning
  • Learn techniques for training and scaling deep neural nets.

 

Principles of Modern Radar: Basic Principles 1st Edition

by Mark A. Richards  (Editor), James A. Scheer (Editor), William A. Holm (Editor)

            Principles of Modern Radar: Basic Principles is a comprehensive and modern textbook for courses in radar systems and technology at the college senior and graduate student level; a professional training textbook for formal in-house courses for new hires; a reference for ongoing study following a radar short course; and a self-study and professional reference book.

Principles of Modern Radar focuses on four key areas:

  • Basic concepts, such as the the radar range equation and threshold detection
  • Radar signal phenomenology, such as radar cross section models, clutter, atmospheric effects, and Doppler effects
  • Descriptions of all major subsystems of modern radars, such as the antenna, transmitter, receiver, including modern architectural elements such as exciters, and advanced signal processors
  • Signal and data processing basics, from digital signal processing (DSP) fundamentals, through detection, Doppler processing, waveforms and pulse compression, basic imaging concepts, and tracking fundamentals.

While several established books address introductory radar systems, Principles of Modern Radar differs from these in its breadth of coverage, its emphasis on current methods (without losing sight of bedrock principles), and its adoption of an appropriate level of quantitative rigor for the intended audience of students and new professional hires.

The manuscript for this book was reviewed by over 50 professionals in academia, military, and commercial enterprises. These reviewers were among thousands of potential users approached by the publisher and asked to share their expertise and experience in radar training and instruction. Their extensive comments, corrections, and insights ensure that Principles of Modern Radar will meet the needs of modern radar educators and students around the world. Written and edited by world-renowned radar instructors and critically reviewed by users before publication, this is truly a radar community-driven book.

Principles of Modern Radar Vol. II: Advanced techniques

by William L. Melvin (Editor), James A. Scheer (Editor)

This second of three volumes in the Principles of Modern Radar series offers a much-needed professional reference for practicing radar engineers. It provides the stepping stones under one cover to advanced practice with overview discussions of the most commonly used techniques for radar design, thereby bridging readers to single-topic advanced books, papers, and presentations. It spans a gamut of exciting radar capabilities from exotic waveforms to ultra-high resolution 2D and 3D imaging methods, complex adaptive interference cancellation, multi-target tracking in dense scenarios, multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) and much more. All of this material is presented with the same careful balance of quantitative rigor and qualitative insight of Principles of Modern Radar: Basic Principles. Each chapter is likewise authored by recognized subject experts, with the rigorous editing for consistency and suggestions of numerous volunteer reviewers from the radar community applied throughout. Advanced academic and training courses will appreciate the sets of chapter-end problems for students, as well as worked solutions for instructors. Extensive reference lists show the way for further study.

Planning Algorithms Illustrated Edition

by Steven M. LaValle

Planning algorithms are impacting technical disciplines and industries around the world, including robotics, computer-aided design, manufacturing, computer graphics, aerospace applications, drug design, and protein folding. Written for computer scientists and engineers with interests in artificial intelligence, robotics, or control theory, this is the only book on this topic that tightly integrates a vast body of literature from several fields into a coherent source for teaching and reference in a wide variety of applications. Difficult mathematical material is explained through hundreds of examples and illustrations.

Developed for courses taught by the author, the book is intended for students, engineers, and researchers in robotics, Artificial intelligence, and control theory as well as computer graphics, algorithms, and computational biology.

Contracts in the people’s Republic of China by Jacques H. Herbots

This in-depth introduction to the law of contracts of Mainland China was written for Western lawyers who have contacts with the People’s Republic of China, for scholars and students of comparative law or of Sinology.

As stated above the book is merely an introduction, not a technical legal treatise for specialised private lawyers. It is therefore useful for businessmen too. Without using stale language, this work also places the law of contractual obligations in an historical and socio-political context.

It sketches, besides the general theory of contractual obligations and the provisions on the several specific contracts, the Chinese case law on international sales contracts, as well as the law on the dispute resolution.

It can be said that with regard to the private law the book opens a window on the continental Chinese legal culture, as Zweigert and Kötz would call it.

China’s Legal System by Pitman B. Potter

China is the most populous nation today; the rapid pace of development of its legal system in the last few decades is an extraordinary phenomenon in the world’s legal history. Professor Potter’s book provides an excellent introduction to what he calls ‘the foundations of the PRC legal regime’. It surveys the history of this legal system, discusses the role of contemporary Chinese law in promoting political stability, economic prosperity and social development, and also looks at China’s participation in the international legal order. The book is an impressive testimony to current Chinese legal developments as ‘a work in progress.

Chinese Commercial Law by Maarten Roos

The rapid and continuing development of the Chinese economy and its markets has made business with China an integral component of the strategies of countless foreign companies, regardless of their size or form. However, in order to turn opportunities into successful enterprises, managers need a practical guide on the legal aspects of conducting business in China, and on the strategies for effectively circumventing unnecessary risks while simultaneously using the legal system to strengthen operations and protect interests. This remarkable book provides the necessary insight and guidance to devise a corporate strategy, and to tackle issues relating to common aspects of doing business with Chinese counterparts, investing in a Chinese enterprise, and engaging in business operations there. Drawing on expertise gained during eight years in China serving the legal needs of foreign companies, the author shows how many of the mistakes that foreign companies make can easily be avoided by conducting a proper due diligence and understanding how applicable laws work in practice.

 He clearly describes the opportunities and pitfalls exposed as a foreign investor engages with such elements of business in China as the following: negotiating a detailed written contract; performing a legal and commercial due diligence on a prospective partner; resolving disputes through negotiation, arbitration or litigation; establishing and enforcing trademarks, patents and other intellectual property rights; investing in China; considering the joint venture structure; expanding through a merger or acquisition; restructuring or liquidating an operation; designing and implementing effective corporate governance; retaining, managing and terminating employees; arranging funds into and out of China; ensuring both tax efficiency and tax compliance; and avoiding criminal liabilities in the course of doing business. Whether seeking to source from China or to establish manufacturing facilities in China to produce for export, to sell products or services on the domestic market, or even just to act as a conduit between China and the outside world, business managers and their counsel from all over the globe and across all industries will benefit enormously from this deeply informed, insightful, and practical guide

Chinese Business Law by Danling Yu

This book offers the first definitive English-language resource on Chinese business law. Written by an authoritative source, the book accurately describes what the business law is and explains legislative intentions underlying the myriad of law, rules, and regulations. Moreover, it provides the most up-to-date information on law, rules, and regulations and contains accurate predictions of the future legislative trend. It is written for readers across the spectrum of both common law and civil law systems. The author’s experience as expert counsel to Chinese central governmental legislative functions including the State Council Legislative Affairs Office and the expert editor and translator in chief of the national administrative regulations in business and finance, extensive experience of international legal practice and arbitration, and teaching and research experience in international business law and Chinese law will make this book of interest to lawyers, business people, and scholars. 

Understanding Labor and Employment Law in China by Ronald C. Brown 

Continued economic prosperity in China and its international competitive advantage have been due in large part to the labor of workers in China, who for many years toiled in underregulated workplaces. More recently, labor law reforms have been praised for their progressive measures and, at the same time, blamed for placing too many economic burdens on companies, especially those operating on the margins, which in some cases have caused business failures. This, combined with the global downturn and the millions of displaced and unemployed Chinese migrant laborers, has created ongoing debate about the labor laws. Meanwhile, the Chinese Union has organized many of the Global Fortune 500 companies, and a form of collective bargaining is occurring. Workers are pursuing their legal labor rights in increasing numbers. This book provides a clear overview of the labor and employment law environment in China and its legal requirements, as well as practices under these laws used to deal with labor issues.

Company Law in China: Regulation of Business Organizations in a Socialist Market Economy by JiangYu Wang (Author)

This accessible book offers a comprehensive and critical introduction to the law on business organizations in the People’s Republic of China. The coverage focuses on the 2005-adopted PRC Company Law and the most recent legislative and regulatory developments in the company law landscape in China. The book covers a wide range of topics including the definitions of companies as compared with other forms of business organizations, incorporation, shareholder’s rights and legal remedies, corporate governance (including the fiduciary and other duties and liabilities of directors, supervisors and managers), corporate finance (including capital and shares offering), fundamental corporate changes (including mergers & acquisitions, and takeovers), and corporate liquidation and bankruptcy. In addition to presenting strong doctrinal analysis, the author also considers China’s unique social, political and economic contexts.

China’s Political Institutions and Leaders in Charts by Susan V. Lawrence (Author)

This report provides a snapshot of China’s leading political institutions and current leaders in the form of nine organization charts and three tables. The report is a companion to CRS Report R41007, Understanding China’s Political System, by Susan V. Lawrence and Michael F. Martin, which provides a detailed explanation of China’s political system. This chart-based report is intended to assist Members and their staffs seeking to understand where political institutions and individuals fit within the broader Chinese political system and to identify which Chinese officials are responsible for specific portfolios. The information may be useful for Members and staff visiting China, hosting visitors from China, preparing for China-related hearings, or drafting China-related legislation.

Inside China’s Legal System 1st Edition by Chang Wang (Author), Nathan Madson (Author)

China’s legal system is vast and complex, and robust scholarship on the subject is difficult to obtain. Inside China’s Legal System provides readers with a comprehensive look at the system including how it works in practice, theoretical and historical underpinnings, and how it might evolve. The first section of the book explains the Communist Party’s utilitarian approach to law: rule by law. The second section discusses Confucian and Legalist views on morality, law and punishment, and the influence such traditional Chinese thinking has on contemporary Chinese law. The third section focuses on the roles of key players (including judges, prosecutors, lawyers, and legal academics) in the Chinese legal system. The fourth section offers Chinese legal case studies in civil, criminal, administrative, and international law. The book concludes with a comparison of China’s fundamental governing and legal principles with those of the United States, in such areas as checks and balances, separation of powers, and due process.

 

  • Uses extensive legal materials and historical documents generally unavailable to Western based academics
  • Gives insider knowledge, including first-hand experience teaching law, and close involvement with judges, attorneys, and law professors in China
  • Analyses legal issues from historical and cultural perspectives holistically

The Legal System of the People’s Republic of China in a Nutshell, 3rd Edition, by Daniel C.K. Chow (Author)

This book begins with a brief overview of the important events of the 20th century that have shaped modern China, and then turns to a systematic analysis of the structure of government, basic human rights and liberties, and the crucial role of the Communist Party. It examines all major legal institutions in China, including the lawmaking organs, courts, procuratorates, police, and the legal profession. It also provides an overview of the major areas of procedural and substantive law in China, with a focus on foreign investment and intellectual property law.

International Governance and the Rule of Law in China under the Belt and Road by Yun Zhao (Editor)

This edited volume aims at examining China’s role in the field of international governance and the rule of law under the Belt and Road Initiative from a holistic manner. It seeks alternative analytical frameworks that not only take into account legal ideologies and legal ideals, but also local demand and socio-political circumstances, to explain and understand China’s legal interactions with countries along the Road, so that more useful insights can be produced in predicting and analysing China’s as well as other emerging Asian countries’ legal future. Authors from Germany, Korea, Singapore, Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong have contributed to this edited volume, which produces academic dialogues and conducts intellectual exchanges in specific sub-themes.

Modern China’s Copyright Law and Practice by Yimeei Guo (Author)

This book presents selective case studies concerning China’s Copyright Law, especially the typical cases chosen by China’s Supreme People’s Court and the Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou IP courts in recent years as the local court’s guiding reference cases, the goal is to help readers familiarize themselves with China’s dispute and resolution system from a practical point of view. 
The major aspects covered include copyright object, copyright subject, copyright content, copyright limitations, neighboring rights, copyright infringement and enforcement, software copyright protection, collective management societies, and online copyright protection. Generally speaking, the book highlights selected typical cases involving various categories of current China’s Copyright Law. In addition, it introduces readers to relevant laws and regulations and discusses some hot issues in the academic field, including the extended collective license (ECL) implementation problem and the definition of “know” of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in China.

 As such, the book successfully combines legal theory and realities, offering readers, especially graduate students and researchers, a clear and sensible overview of modern China’s Copyright Law and practice, as well as the chance to better understand China’s judicial and administrative efforts to protect copyright while also satisfying the requirement of transparency ever since China’s entry to the WTO in 2001.

The Law of Torts New Revised Edition by A.M Choudhry

This edition of law of Torts has been thoroughly revised under the guidance of senior teachers on the subject, strictly in accordance with the revised syllabus by the Universities in Pakistan.

The Specific Relief Act, 1877 by Rai Muhammad Zafar Bhatti

In this book a conscious attempt has been made to deal with the principles and doctrine of a very important branch of civil law namely. The Specific Relief Act. A determined effort has been made to introduce and explain the object, theory and the need which surrounded the legislation and codification and the important role this legislation envisaged to settle civil controversies and the protection of civil rights.

The Code of Civil Procedure with Commentary by Muhammad Mazhar Hassan Nizami

Fourteenth edition of the civil procedure code is presented to the readers in a thoroughly revised form with all up-to-date amendments. This book is manifested by the repeated editions which it had to undergo within the space of much less than a decade. It is hoped that the present edition will serve all the needs of the students.

Parikh’s Textbook of Medical Jurisprudence, Forensic Medicine and Toxicology by C.K Parikh

All efforts have been made to retain in this edition the original flavor of Parikh’s book. Contents have been updated in all the areas to help the medical students and also the legal professionals. Latest materials has been added at appropriate places, several old photographs replaced by better visuals, and many new photographs also added in the next.

Most exhaustive commentary on the Urban Rent Restriction Ordinance, 1959 with all up to date Amendments and latest case laws by Mian Saadat Ali Nadeem and Mian Abdul Hafeez Tahir

If you are living in a rented accommodation you are entitled to get a rent book, unless you are renting a room in your landlord’s house, a rent book is a document that records detail about the tenancy and notes all rent payments that you make. Usually it is in booklet form, but it can be in another form, provided it contains all the necessary details.

Introduction to International Law 10th ed by J.G Starke QC

There have been numerous developments of significance for international law in the intervals of five years since 1983 when the previous edition of this book, the ninth (1984) was written.

The Code of Criminal Procedure with Commentary by Muhammad Mazhar Hassan Nizami

This edition of the Code of Criminal Procedure with Commentary retains the format of the previous edition while incorporating the latest case-law. The present edition has been revised whilst being mindful of the fact that the Code of Criminal Procedure, and principles contained therein.

The Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973 by Nafeer A. Malik Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 by Hafiza Anila Anjum Sheikh

The Book provides exhaustive section-wise commentary on the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1882 incorporating all the important judgements of various High Courts and Supreme Court. Presentation of the Act in a self-explanatory form for the convenience and easy understanding of the reader is a special feature of this edition.

The Transfer of Property Act, 1882 by Ambrin Tariq Awan The Succession Act, 1925 by Muhammad Irfan-ul-Haq Chaudhary

The Third Edition of the “Succession Law” is being published, although this Third Edition is going to publish but the same stand exhausted, this shows how much the book was found useful both for the Bench and the Bar. The Present edition is with full up-to-date case law with all the reported case law have been incorporated in their appropriated places.

The Muslim Family Law Ordinance, 1961 (Manual of the Family Laws in Pakistan) by Uzma Razzaq Khan

The Legal system of Pakistan is based on English Common Law and Islamic Law. After the partition of Indo-Pak in 1947, the legislation relating to Muslim Family Laws was introduced by the Government of President Mr. Ayub Khan and the Muslim Family Laws Ordinance was promulgated on 2nd March, 1961 in this regard.

 

Connecting with China: Business Success through Mutual Benefit and Respect (1st Edition) by Joan Turley 

Joan Turley provides all the signposts and insights to help those working with China understand the value of relationships and the importance of people as the key elements in making business and everything else work. This extremely powerful book will unlock your ability to build working relationships with China, for mutual success. “The book provides an invaluable reference for all businesses with any current or future interest of building a successful relationship with China. This is a topic that is as complicated and diffuse as the Chinese language itself and a reference such as this can save both time and money.” An authoritative and informative insight into conducting business in China, from an original standpoint that gives practical advice to both those with existing business and those approaching the Chinese market for the first time.

China’s Disruptors: How Alibaba, Xiaomi, Tencent, and Other Companies are changing the Rules of Business by Edward Tse

Except, of course, countries do not transform themselves—transformations are wrought by people. This book is about the people who are largely responsible for that transformation. Not the political leaders, who, important as they were in creating the conditions for business to take off, are not directly responsible for economic growth, Nor China’s state-owned enterprises, which—contrary to widespread popular belief—have seen their importance in the Chinese economy decline sharply. But, of course, its entrepreneurs—those people who actually set up businesses and grew them by delivering the goods and services that people were prepared to pay for, and in the process, creating the jobs that would allow people to buy those goods and services. This book, I refer to the individuals who run those businesses and the companies they have established as being part of China’s private sector. But a brief note of clarification is necessary to explain exactly who I’m talking about, as figuring out how much of China’s economy is in private hands—or even what a private business is in China—is far from straightforward.

China’s Urban Billion: The Story behind the Biggest Migration in Human History by Tom Miller

In this book Tom Miller, a longtime Beijing resident and journalist, takes a penetrating look at what has led China astray in its rush to urbanize and what can be done to fix the resulting problems. Miller’s cogent analysis is buttressed by colorful reportage, a reminder of the human fabric that hangs in the balance. And- no mean feat for a book about a potentially dry topic-it is a consistently good read.” “A lively and eminently readable new book about China’s staggering process of urbanization [that] provides an excellent companion volume to the greatest social transformation the Earth has witnessed-the making of China’s cities.”

China’s Growth: The Making of an Economic Superpower Illustrated Edition by Linda Yueh

There is a book that every academic hopes to write that captures the art of their work. China’s Growth is the culmination of years of research into what drives the impressive improvement in the standard of living in the world’s most populous nation that has propelled it to become the world’s second largest economy. In other words, what makes an economic superpower? This book includes work started during my PhD to that completed in the research Centre that I founded. It is the final of a trilogy of books on China’s economy. The first was the Economy of China, which offered an overview of economic development. It was followed by another book published by Oxford University Press, Enterprising China that showed how business, economics, and law evolved during reforms. This volume on growth completes the set and sets the stage for the next phase, with China poised as the next economic superpower.

Fortune Makers: The Leaders Creating China’s Great Global Companies by Michael Useem; Harbir Singh; Liang Neng; Peter Cappelli

Fortune Makers provides an extremely interesting perspective on a new breed of global companies with roots in China. To understand how China’s great private companies are being directed and led, this is the book to read.” Fortune Makers chronicles how a new brand of Chinese business leaders have thrown off the shackles of the Cultural Revolution and State-owned enterprises to lead aggressive private companies into the global business arena. The authors-Cappelli, Liang, Singh and Useem-provide a fascinating glimpse what makes these CEOs and the companies they lead tick, while sounding an alarm bell for all those Western competitors that will need to up their game to be successful in the future. This is a book that should be required reading for anyone conducting international business inside or outside of China.”

China’s Belt and Road Initiative in a Global Context: Volume II: The China Pakistan Economic Corridor and its Implications for Business by Jawad Syed and Ying, Yung -Hsiang

“This book is a very welcome introduction to a platform of largely blank spaces. It highlights the issues of transparency and accountability, of ethics and governance norms and of misgivings and resolve. It also highlights the fact that CPEC is a product of a Chinese growth strategy.” As BRI is quickly emerging as one of the most important global development strategies of the 21st century, it has become imperative for all stakeholders in both mature and emerging markets to understand the opportunities it offers. This edited volume provides a timely collection of studies which reflects the complexity of the emergence of the BRI, and will be of interest to many, given the general need to further understand what is increasingly perceived as a game-changer in development discourse.” Syed and Ying should be congratulated for such a timely, informative and important book. They have brought key issues surrounding the BRI to the forefront of our thinking, making this book a pertinent read for those analyzing China’s current economic climate. This is an excellent book indeed.

The Journey to the West by Anthony C. Yu

A twofold purpose motivated my decision in 1969 to attempt a plenary English translation of The Journey to the West. On the matter of literary form, I wanted my version to rectify the distorted picture provided by Arthur Waley’s justly popular abridgment (i.e., Monkey, Folk Novel of China) which regrettably excised all poetic segments and cut out or revised prose passages at will. I felt strongly that it was high time that a classic Chinese novel like the one in question, though of extraordinary length and complexity, should be read in its entirety and not in bits and pieces. On the matter of the novel’s understanding and critical interpretation, I wanted to redress an imbalance of emphasis championed by Dr. Hu Shi, who provided the Waley volume with the following observation: “[F]reed from all kinds of allegorical interpretations by Buddhist, Taoist, and Confucianist commentators, Monkey is simply a book of good humor, profound nonsense, good-natured satire, and delightful entertainment” {Monkey, p. 5). Many other Chinese scholars for most of the twentieth century shared this view. My own encounter with the text since childhood, under the kind and skillful tutelage of my late grandfather, who used the novel as a textbook for teaching me Chinese during the years of the Sino-Japanese war, had long convinced me that this work was nothing if not one of the world’s most finely wrought literary allegories. The past four decades of studying, translating, and teaching, it at the University of Chicago have also made me a happy witness to new directions in its scholarly research and interpretation. The persistent efforts of Japanese, European, American, and Chinese scholars—in diaspora and on the mainland during the last two decades— have joined to enlarge dramatically our understanding of the text sources and religious context, especially those belonging to the Daoist religion since the late Tang. Completed in 1983, the first full-length English translation of the novel spawned its own ironies. No sooner had all four volumes appeared than friends and colleagues far and near protested their unwieldy length, for general readers and for classroom usage. After years of resistance to pleas or a shorter edition, I decided, when approaching retirement in 2005, that an abridged version was in needed for classroom and readers’ needs.

AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order by Kai-Fu Lee 

A unique book by one of the leading pioneers of the field of AI. Kai-Fu Lee is a top-notch researcher, business executive and investor. He tells the tale of AI – in China and the US – better than anyone else. “Nobody understands the complex of issues that will drive the explosive development of artificial intelligence in China and the U.S. better than Kai-Fu Lee.  He is a technical wizard who has led AI research and development teams in both countries, has lived  in both cultures, and today operates one of the most prominent AI venture funds in China.  His insights into the diverse cultural, governmental and technical factors that will frame the competition between nations make this book a must-read for anybody interested in the future of AI, and how it might change the world order.” “The book offers a wise guide to how we, as individuals, should set our priorities each day, each month, and each year. And it offers an equally wise, global perspective on how society might build a future that harmonizes AI’s power to think with humanity’s distinctive capacities for love, service, and compassion.”

Independent Innovation in China: Theory and Cases by Zhong Huibo

Using a combination of theoretical analysis and case studies, this book analyses the theoretical issues, concept and type of independent innovation, and the practical issues — construction of institutional system which is in favor of independent innovation. It is written for researchers who are engaged in similar fields and readers who are interested in independent innovation. In this book, a comparison of the independent innovation modes of China, Japan and South Korea is presented. The ability, mode and track are defined clearly. The efficient path of Chinese independent innovation is put forward through case studies. This book has 6 chapters. The first chapter is an introduction, which explains the concept of “independent innovation” and the various ways it can be implemented. The second chapter discusses the emergence of Chinese independent innovation, and then states that China must insist on the strategy of independent innovation. The third chapter discusses the efficient path towards independent innovation based on the analyses of relevant cases. The fourth chapter discusses the ability to construct, the potential mode, and the track to follow in order to reach independent innovation. The fifth chapter discusses technology integration and the mechanism for enterprise independent innovation. The sixth chapter discusses the institutional support for independent innovation, namely the construction of a system of innovation.

China Goes Global: The Partial Power by David Shambaugh

In China Goes Global, eminent China scholar David Shambaugh delivers the book that many have been waiting for–a sweeping account of China’s growing prominence on the international stage. Thirty years ago, China’s role in global affairs beyond its immediate East Asian periphery was decidedly minor and it had little geostrategic power. Today however, China’s expanding economic power has allowed it to extend its reach virtually everywhere–from mineral mines in Africa, to currency markets in the West, to oilfields in the Middle East, to agribusiness in Latin America, to the factories of East Asia. Shambaugh offers an enlightening look into the manifestations of China’s global presence: its extensive commercial footprint, its growing military power, its increasing cultural influence or “soft power,” its diplomatic activity, and its new prominence in global governance institutions. However, Shambaugh is no alarmist. In this balanced and well-researched volume, he argues that China’s global presence is more broad than deep and that China still lacks the influence befitting a major world power–what he terms a “partial power.” He draws on his decades of China-watching and his deep knowledge of the subject, and exploits a wide variety of previously untapped sources, to shed valuable light on China’s current and future roles in world affairs.

Chinese Etiquette & Ethics in Business 2nd Edition by Boye Lafayette De Mente

New economies are developing in the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong–and Western technology, management expertise, and capital are helping to fuel them. But every gain is hard won and Western businesspeople who are successful need to know the ins and outs of Chinese bureaucracy, political systems, and the Chinese character. In this new edition of Chinese Etiquette & Ethics in Business, Boye Lafayette De Mente, who has lived and worked in the Far East for over thirty years, reveals the historic factors, collective traits, and individual qualities that determine how the Chinese do business today and the direction their economies will take in the future. His is an insider’s view, whether he is discussing the overhaul of laws controlling business development or the importance of good social relationships to successful business relationships. If you are a businessperson who’d like to do business with the Chinese successfully–Chinese Etiquette & Ethics in Business should be at the top of your “must read” list.

China’s Belt and Road Initiative and Building the Community of Common Destiny by Linggui Wang 

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has attracted growing attention from around the world since it was first announced. It is, along with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a critical instrument for realizing what the Chinese government calls the Community of Common Destiny (CCD).The core idea presented in this volume is that the CCD represents a new paradigm for promoting regional collaboration in socio-economic development, and plays a crucial role in reshaping the international geopolitical landscape. Contributors show that the belief in common development and common security transcends differences in cultural tradition and pre-existing level of development. This belief underlies the commitments among countries and regions participating in the BRI to working closely together in pursuit of shared and sustained prosperity. The chapters are based on papers presented at ‘Building the Community of Common Destiny between China and Its Neighbors: Challenges and the Future’, an international forum co-organized by the National Institute for Global Strategy of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the University of International Relations (China). Thirty experts from more than twenty countries have contributed to this volume.

Chinese Business Etiquette: A Guide to Protocol, Manners, and Culture in the People’s Republic of China By Scott D Seligman

This is a great book for someone who has to work or interact in a Chinese setting. I think that if you have not worked in East Asia before this will provide some valuable perspective for working in China or with a Chinese company. I do see that some of the ideas of the rigidity of Chinese etiquette to be changing with the years, but this is still a helpful resource. I remember that when working over there we encountered some ‘impossible’ problems that resolved themselves at the 11th hour. I was prepared for these problems because of this book while colleagues who did not research were taken aback. Hopefully an updated edition will be available as there still needs to be a workplace culture guide for dealings with China.

 

 

China’s Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know by Arthur R Kroeber

The Chinese economy is consistently a topic that dominates political and economic discussions. The nature of the Chinese economy is often misunderstood and aspects of it can be grossly overstated while others underrepresented. China’s Economy discusses many aspects of the largest global economy in purchasing power, exploring the drivers of growth and the political economy that has defined the last 30 years for the country. One gets a sense of the history as well as the challenges it faces for the future. Avoiding sensationalist content, the book gives very good balanced perspectives on the critical issues that are often quoted in the news including its debt, its corruption levels, its trade policy and its actual economic weight in the global economy.

 

The Party: The Secret World of China’s Communist Rulers by Richard McGregor

McGregor opens up your mind to many the workings and structure of the CCP. He does a wonderful job at taking you methodically through the different bodies of the CCP and into a brief highlight of the history of some of its more prominent members. I would recommend this to anyone that has any curiosity about the Chinese Communist Party and would like to get a decent understanding of its workings.

 

A Contest for Supremacy: China, America, and the Struggle for Mastery in Asia by Aaron L Friedberg

In this book, Aaron Friedberg lays down the argument that China might become a serious threat to U.S. “interests” in the Pacific region mainly because of its increasing military expansion and its authoritarian regime. The author starts by analyzing the status of China’s regime and where it might be heading. Friedberg sees several different scenarios that could develop in the coming years/decades.

 

Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China by Evan Osnos

This book strikes a rare balance. It is a very absorbing read, and its multiple story lines are impressively woven together, without any of the stitches showing. Osnos writes about run the gamut from a public figure like Lin Yifu (the World Bank economist who defected to mainland China from Taiwan in 1979) to an obscure figure like Michael Zhang, a young energetic optimist whom Osnos first meets at a Crazy English conference and then follows for a few years. (Zhang turns into one of the most interesting characters in the book.)

China Rising: Peace, Power, and Order in East Asia by David C. Kang

This book over a decade ago, prompted by Aaron Friedberg’s famous 1993 article suggesting that Europe’s Past might be Asia future.

Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics: Entrepreneurship and the State by Yasheng huang 1st Edition

This book is an exceptional piece of scholarship, with very interesting conclusions. At the risk of some oversimplification, Huang finds that the 80’s in China were characterized by vigorous growth through private enterprise. In the 90, China became a state run, top down economy, relying on foreign direct investment for the continued growth, which was accomplished. Economists have come to emphasize the importance of the security of private property in promoting growth.

Understanding China: A Guide to China’s Economy, History, and Political Culture 3rd Edition by jhon bryan starr

The book originated as a seminar on issues in contemporary Chinese politics that I offered at Yale University for seventeen year beginning in 1978. I am grateful to my yale students for what I learned with and form them. Originally published in 1997, the book was revised and reissued in 2001. Given the vast changes china has experienced over the past nine years, this third edition was clearly needed if the book is to continue to serve original purpose, that of introducing to contemporary china those who have had no prior exposure to it.

 

How China’s Leaders Think: The Inside Story of China’s Past, Current and Future Leaders by Robert Lawrance Kuhan

Kuhn covers familiar ground for many China hands, particularly national pride over the Olympics, Chinese culture and its long history.

Chinese Firms Going Global: Can They Succeed? By Joseph Healy

This book emphasizes management capabilities. This book is aimed at a broad audience, with an objective of contributing to a clear-headed analysis and understanding of the challenges facing Chinese firms in the global economy.

Making China Modern: From the Great Qing to Xi Jinping by Klaus Muhlahahn

It is a good modern Chinese history book after Immanuel Hsu’s The Rise of Modern China and Jonathan Spence’s The Search for Modern China. It covers from the Qing Dynasty to 21st century. The book is comprehensive and readable. The feature of this book just as Muhlhahn’s mentions, “this book takes institutions as the starting point for understanding China in the modern period.” (p.3) Muhlhahn also emphasizes on environmental factor and trends of thoughts that they influence the development of modern China. Muhlhahn writes a quite detail on the history of Communist China.

China’s Political System: Modernization and Tradition 9th Edition By June Teufel Dreyer

This book is fabulous! In addition, could substitute for all these volumes, it is an encyclopedic tome, well written, superbly organized and indexed, and covers culture, society, foreign policy, history. Therefore, June’s book is for undergrad survey courses, and for specialists who need a go-to reference book.

Trust in the Path: A New Model for a Rising Power by Maya S. Guo

This book makes most forehead enlightening and authorized illustrations of the “”Chinese Model”” and interviewees, from respective aspects and professions analyze the Chinese model and conclude the developing path and experience of PRC for 60 years since its establishment as well as China’s position in world’s politic and economy and the challenges and opportunities China is facing. They all expect the future development of human being and what China will contribute to the world. The topic of the interviews vary widely, from systems, theory, development, and reform, to quality of life, strategy and diplomacy. What they have in common is that both Maya and the interviewees apply independence of thought and of judgment. Their perspectives and the opinions expressed are notable individual. Their arguments, combing both fact and theory, make clear the grounds for China’s confidence in its path, theory and system.

Sustainable Development in a Digital Society by Uzma T Haroon (Editor), Sarah S Aneel (Editor), Imrana Niazi (Editor)

This anthology highlights that South Asia, in general and Pakistan, in particular needs to bridge the digital divide by bringing in communities at the peripheries of development into the cyber sphere. Advances in ICT, machine learning, biotechnology, AI, IoT and their convergence require well-thought, evidence-based hard regulation and soft policy initiatives. This also means a paradigm shift in public policy from a focus on efficiency-based skills to a knowledge-based skills model. For a socially responsible digital future, the authors in this volume call for the inclusion of indigenous communities (like those in Gilgit-Baltistan) and safeguarding their traditional rights and common property resources when it comes to ecological conservation efforts and mining projects. It also stresses the importance of strengthening endangered languages of indigenous communities (e.g., in the Northern Areas of Pakistan) for the protection of their rich cultural heritage, identity, history, literature and traditional knowledge.

Salmond on Jurisprudence by P.J Fitzgerald, M.A

The Easement Act 1882 by  Nafeer A. Malik

The Pakistan Penal Code (3 Volume Set) by Shaukat Mahmood

The Trusts Act,1882 [II of 1882] by Haroon Dugal

The Companies Ordinance, 1984 by Muhammad Mumtaz Dogar

The Registration Act, 1908 by Nasir Mahmood Khan

The Land Acquisition Act, 1894 (I of 1894) by Ambrin Tariq Awan

The Transfer of Property Act-1882 with Commentary by C. M. Hanif

The Transfer of Property Act-1882 (Commentary) by Shams-ul-Haq Kazi

The Muslim Family Laws. The Dissolution of Muslim Marriage Act, 1939 by Yasoob Zahra

Islamic Law (D. F. Mulla’s Principles of Islamic Law) by Amna Bakhtiar Malik

Manual of Land Revenue Laws in Pakistan by Aamir Shahzad Anjum

Punjab Pre-Emption Act (Act 1991) by A.D Dahar

Punjab Tenancy Act – 1887 by Rana Sami-ul-Hassan

The Limitation Act 1908 by C. M. Hanif

The Code of Civil Procedure with Commentary by Aamer Raza A. Khan

The Limitation Act 1908 (Commentary) by Muhammad Ahmad Khan

The Code of Criminal Procedure (4 Vol Set) by Shaukat Mahmood

Modi’s Medical Jurisprudence & Toxicology by K. Mathiharan

Law of Evidence (The Qanoon-e-Shahdat Order, 1984) by Mian Imran Mushtaq

The Law of Evidence (2 Vol set) by M. Monir

The Qanoon-e-Shahdat Order, 1984 with Commentary by C. M. Hanif

Manual of Civil Services : Law and Practice by Masud-ul-Hassan

Manual of Civil Services Law by Zia-ul-Islam Janjua

Manual of Stamp Laws (The Stamp Act, 1899) by Khursheed Ahmed Chaudhary

The Arbitration Act, 1940 by Khawaja M. Sharif

The Contract Act 1872. By Amna Bakhtiar Malik

Pakistan Panel Code by Shahid Hussain Qadri and Ahsan Sohail Anjam

Transfer of Property Act Commentary by Shams-ul-Haq Kazi

Workmen compensation act, 1923 with rules [Amended Upto-Date]

The Factories act,1934 [Amended up-to-date] by Asmat Kamal Khan

A History of Islamic Law by N. J. Coulson M.A.

Islamic Jurisprudence  revised third edition by Imran Ahsan Khan Nyazee

The Sale of Goods Act, [III of1930] by Amna Bakhtiar Malik

Raranlal & Dhirajlal Law of Torts by S.K. Kapoor

Easement Act of 1882 with Commentary by Nafeer A. Malik

The Pakistan Penal Code, 1860 by Ambrin Tariq Awan

Hudood Laws in Pakistan by Atta-Ur-Rehman

International Law by Dr. H. O. Agarwal

The Code of Civil Procedure [V of 1908] by Shahid Mehmood Akbar

Civil Procedure Code (4 Vol Sets) by Shaukat Mahmood

The Code of Criminal Procedure 1898 by Shaukat Mahmood and Nadeem Shaukat

Modi’s Medical Jurisprudence and Toxicology 29th reprint edition by K Mathiharan and Amrit K. Patnaik

Law of Evidence by M. Mahmood

The Court Fees Act, 1870 by Shaukat Mahmood and Nadeem Shaukat

Chinese History: A New Manual, Fifth Edition By Endymion Wilkinson

The Real Story of Ah-Q and Other Tales of China: The Complete Fiction of Lu Xun by Lu Xun

One Billion Customers: Lessons from the Front Lines of Doing Business in China by James McGregor