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Useful Oneline Resource

Chinese Classics and Dictionaries

  1. 中國哲學書電子化計劃 (Chinese Text Project)  http://www.ctext.org
  2. 汉典

  3. 教育部重編國語辭典修訂本   http://dict.revised.moe.edu.tw/
  4. 故宮【寒泉】古典文獻全文檢索資料庫
  5. 教育部成語典--成語檢索

  6. http://zhongwen.com/
  7. http://jpkc.hutc.zj.cn/rwxy/gdwx/jiaoxueziyuan.htm

China: Basic Data

  1. China - CIA - The World Factbook

  2. List of ethnic groups in China http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ethnic_groups_in_China
  3. Research papers in Chinese http://www.cqvip.com/  (payment requried)

China News and Analysis

  1. http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/
  2. http://china.usc.edu/  USC US-China Institute.   Videos from the Institute http://www.youtube.com/user/USChinaInstitute
  3. Search Wall Street Journal articles (CSU CI student only)
  4. http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/
  5. http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/  (The Official News Site of the Communist Party)
  6. http://www.globaltimes.cn/ (tabloid newspaper very nationalistic).
  7. Xinhua News Agency:  the official press agency of the government of the People's Republic of China (PRC):  http://www.chinaview.cn/    or  http://english.news.cn/ 
  8. http://www.shanghaidaily.com/
  9. http://www.foreignpolicy.com/china
  10. http://www.rand.org/hot_topics/china/  and http://www.rand.org/international_programs/capp/
  11. The Abstract of Annual Report on Urban Competitiveness (No.7)    News of 2010 report (in Chinese)
  12. Power 30: The World's Most Influential Players - Chinese Workers http://www.smartmoney.com/investing/economy/power-30-the-worlds-most-influential-players/?page=3

Chinese Languages and Characters, Literatures

  1. http://www.pinyin.info/rules/index.html and http://www.pinyin.info/rules/pinyinrules.html (In Chinese)
  2. [PDF]

    Journey to the West

  3. Type in PinYin with tone
  4. PinYin 4 tones, http://ninhao.com/learn-mandarin-Chinese/pinyin/pinyin-lesson-1-introduction-and-tones/4

Chinese Culture

  1. Chinese Sketches by Herbert A. Giles
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China
  3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Territories_of_Dynasties_in_China.gif
  4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_philosophy
  5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_China
  6. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_literature
  7. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confucius
  8. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taoism
  9. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tao_Te_Ching
  10. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhuangzi
  11. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_traditional_medicine
  12. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qigong
  13. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f0/Wuxing_en.svg/500px-Wuxing_en.svg.png
  14. China the Beautiful http://www.chinapage.com/ 
  15. Richard C. Levin (President of Yale), "The Rise of Asia’s Universities," The Royal Society, London, England, February 1, 2010
  16. The Grand Scribe's Records at http://www.amazon.com/Grand-Scribes-Records-Vol-Pre-Han/dp/0253340217
  17. records of the grand historian
  18. Zhuangzi’s Way of Thinking through Fables http://www.caae.pku.edu.cn/china/HTML/714.html
  19. http://history.cultural-china.com/
  20. ACPA: Association of Chinese Philosophers in North America at http://www.acpa-net.org/  and http://www.acpa-net.org/scholarship.html

Taoism (more)

  1. Zhuang-Zi Fables
  2. Chinese Text Project 莊子 - ZhuangZi at http://ctext.org/zhuangzi "The Writings of Chuang Tzu", James Legge, 1891
  3. Lin Yutang's tr. of the Chuang-tzu
  4. Lao-Tze by Stan Rosenthal

East vs. West

  1. East Versus West: One Sees Big Picture, Other Is Focused  http://www.mongabay.com/external/wsj_east_vs_west.htm
  2. Ost trifft West - Deutschland & China (or see the following)
  3. Culture Clash: When East Meets West http://en.sap.info/china-yang-liu-cultural-differencies/38267
  4. Richard Nisbett, The Geography of Thought : How Asians and Westerners Think Differently...and Why, 2003.
  5. The geography of thought: How culture colors the way the mind works at http://www.ns.umich.edu/Releases/2003/Feb03/r022703a.html
  6. Transcription into Chinese characters

I-Ching or The Book of Changes

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Ching
  2. http://mvscenter.net/change/
  3. Wilhelm, R. & Baynes, C., (1967): "The I Ching or Book of Changes", With foreword by Carl Jung, Introduction, Bollingen Series XIX, Princeton University Press, (1st ed. 1950)
  4. 劉君祖, 《劉君祖完全破解易經密碼》,九州出版社,2003年。


    The I Ching: an illustrated guide to the Chinese art of divination

     By Xiaochun Tan from Amazon or http://books.google.com/books?id=GQblA-A0LcUC&printsec=frontcover
  6. 徐覺民, 《讀易簡說》
  7. 易學網, 易經典籍 inlcudes 楊萬里《誠齋易傳》, 來知德《周易集註》(易經來註圖解), 周易正義[孔穎達疏], 《周易禪解》, 周易本義[宋.朱熹撰], etc.
  8. Chinese Text Project Book of Changes
  9. I-Ching, The Book of Changes by Richard Wilhelm/Cary Baynes (Link)
  10. 朱邦復, 《易經明道錄 》, at http://www.cbflabs.com/book/aphh/aphh/index.html
  11. 林義正, 《易經》解讀, 國立臺灣大學 National Taiwan University, Open Course
  12. 周易正義查詢系統 (link) includes 王弼周易注, 周易集解, 易程傳, 周易集說
  13. 連山易, http://www.zy1248.com/list-28.html

The Art of Wars / Sun Tzu

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Art_of_War
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Tzu
  3. Sun Tzu’s Art of War Study Guide & Introductory Working Bibliography, by Stein, Air War College, 2008, excellent annotated guide to studying Sun Tzu and related writings

China Economy

  1. China's 'green economy' will have to wait (LA Times)
  2. Alibaba.com: A Smiling Community with a Dream

    “During the SARS crisis, because of one suspected case, Alibaba made the decision in one day to have all employees work from home and to pass the required
  3. When A Billion Chinese Jump: How China Will Save Mankind -- Or Destroy It, by Jonathan Watts http://www.amazon.com/When-Billion-Chinese-Jump.../dp/141658076X  & Book web site http://site.whenabillionchinesejump.com/
  4. China: The next superconsumer? http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jun/26/shanghai-china-superconsumer-big-business


  1. Three Faces of the New China http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/26/weekinreview/26sanger.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all
  2. http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2010/09/23/is_china_making_a_rare_earth_power_play
  3. David A. Shlapak, David T. Orletsky, and Barry A. Wilson: Dire Strait? Military Aspects of the China-Taiwan Confrontation and Options for U.S. Policy, RAND, 2000 http://www.rand.org/pubs/monograph_reports/2007/MR1217.pdf

  4. William H. Overholt, China and Globalization, Testimony present to U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, May 19, 2005 http://www.rand.org/pubs/testimonies/2005/RAND_CT244.pdf

  5. The Real Challenge from China: Its People, Not Its Currency, Fareed Zakaria, Time Columnist,  Thursday, Oct. 07, 2010   http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2024090,00.html
  6. An Interview with Premier Wen Jiabao, Oct. 3, 2010, Fareed Zakaria spoke to Premier Wen Jiabao on his CNN program Fareed Zakaria GPS, http://www.time.com/time/magazine/asia/0,9263,501101018,00.html#ixzz11zEWwITo

Religions / Philosophies

  1. The Sutra of Hui Neng   http://www.sinc.sunysb.edu/clubs/buddhism/huineng/content.html
  2. Philip Yampolsky’s translations included the Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch (1967) and The Zen Master Hakuin: Selected Writings (1971), both published by .  From Amazon, The Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch by Hui-neng and Philip Yampolsky, published by Columbia University Press, 1978 and another version The Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch the Text of Tun-Huang Manuscript by Philip B.
  3. The Sixth Patriarch's Dharma Jewel Platform Sutra: With the Commentary of Venerable Master Hsuan Hua by Huineng, Hsuan Hua, and Buddhist Text Translation Society (Hardcover - Nov 15, 2002) 

    [pdf] The Sixth Patriarch's Dharma Jewel Platform Sutra

  4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinicization  and



IT Case Study (Alibaba)

  1. http://video.techcrunch.com/video/4509604-the-surprising-religion-of-jack-ma  The Surprising Religion of Jack Ma (Alibaba CEO)
  2. http://www.davechaffey.com/E-commerce-Internet-marketing-case-studies/alibaba-case-study-e-commerce-marketplace-in-china
  3. Alibaba.com: A Smiling Community with a Dream

    “During the SARS crisis, because of one suspected case, Alibaba made the decision in one day to have all employees work from home and to pass the required ...
  4. http://haase.org/files/oct-29---virtual-services-value-chain-003a-alibaba-case-writeup.pdf

foxconnFoxConn Case Study

  1. Undercover Report From Foxconn's Hell Factory (complete reporting in Chinese)
  2. The Man Who Makes Your iPhone
  3. Podcast: Behind the Story
  4. Slide Show: Inside the iPhone Maker
  5. The Tao of Gou (.pdf)
  7. Hon Hai Reconsiders Danwei
  8. The Forbidden City of Terry Gou (wsj.com 2007)
  9. Supply Chain for iPhone Highlights Costs in China
  10. The latest teardown report of iPhone 4 compiled by iSuppli
  11. Silicon Sweatshops: Foxconn still under fire
  12. Suicide as Protest for the New Generation of Chinese Migrant Workers: Foxconn, Global Capital, and the State at http://japanfocus.org/-Jenny-Chan/3408%20
  13. Foxconn suicides: Pressure on the electronics industry continues

Case Study Questions

  • Why these suicides happened?
  • What were Terry Guo responses to this crisis?
  • Will his responese solve these problems?
  • What should Apple do?   Should Apple pay more to Chinese workers who make iPhone for Apple?
  • How much does FoxConn make in assembling an iPhone?
  • What are FoxConn's competitive advantages in the IT industry?
  • What is the management style at FoxConn or by Terry Gu
  • Characteristics of generation Y in China-what do they mean for multinational business in China
  • Challenges and opportunities of human resources management in China
  • Foxconn, China’s labor movement, and China’s changing competitive advantages in global markets