Sunday, October 15, 2017

Great Mosque of Xi'an

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https://www.chinahighlights.com/xian/attraction/great-mosque.htm 

The Great Mosque, located at 30 Huajue (Change Feeling) Lane in the center of the city, is the largest and one of the most important Islamic places of worship in China. The Great Mosque was added to the UNESCO Islamic Heritage List in 1985. See famous churches and mosques in China. The History of the Mosque  It's construction started in 742 AD, the first year of the Tianbao Era of Emperor Xuanrong's reign in the Tang Dynasty, and additions were made during the Song (960-1279), Yuan (1271-1638), Ming (1368-1644), and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties, which makes it an ancient architectural complex representative of many periods of time. In the Tang dynasty, Islam was introduced to China by the Arabian merchants. Many Muslims settled in China and married Han people. The Great Mosque was constructed at that time to honor the founders of Islam in China. Since then many other mosques have been erected across the county. he Structure of the Mosque Xi'an Great MosqueXi'an Great Mosque  Covering an area of 6,000 square meters, the whole complex can be divided into four courtyards.   In the first courtyard, there is a wooden arch. The arch is nine meters high, with glaze-covered tiles, and can be traced back to the seventeenth century. Three chambers stand either side of the arch, in which is now displayed some furniture preserved from the Ming and Qing dynasties.   In the center of the second courtyard stands a stone arch with two steles on both sides. On the steles are famous calligraphic writings from prominent ancient calligraphers.   At the entrance to the third courtyard is a hall that contains many steles from ancient times. In the center of the yard is the Xingxin Tower, where visitors can come to attend prayer services.   The fourth courtyard contains a big prayer hall which can accommodate over a thousand people.  The mosque is a combination of traditional Chinese architecture and Islamic art. In Chinese style, there are a series of pavilions, with the four courtyards of the mosque between them. The wall, however, is decorated with Islamic art. Travel Essentials for Planning a Trip Great Mosque  It is the only mosque in the country that is open to visitors. However, non-Muslim visitors are not allowed to enter the main prayer hall. 
Location: It is located at 30 Huajue Lane in the center of the city. 
How to get there: Take Tourism Bus No. 8 (610) or bus 4, 7, 32, 201 and get off at Zhonglou (Bell Tower) Station.
Open: 8am–7pm
Entrance fee: 25 yuan (March 1 to November 30 ); 15 yuan (December 1 to end of next February)















Thursday, October 12, 2017

INFOGRAPHIC: How the CCP Rules, a Guide to China’s leaders of party and state

http://fairbank.fas.harvard.edu/infographic-how-the-ccp-rules-a-guide-to-chinas-leaders-of-party-and-state/

U.S.-China Competition During the Cold War Professor Gregg Brazinsky

U.S.-China Competition During the Cold War Professor Gregg Brazinsky talked about the competition between the United States and China to influence newly independent African and Asian countries during the Cold War. He is the author of Winning the Third World: Sino-American Rivalry during the Cold War.

https://www.c-span.org/video/?428120-1/uschina-competition-cold-war

The Postcolonial Cold War

How the U.S. and China Fought Over the Third World

By Timothy Nunan

FOREIGN AFFAIRS - October 10, 2017

In an August interview with The American Prospect, then White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon said that the United States is “at economic war with China. It’s in all their literature. They’re not shy about saying what they’re doing. One of us is going to be a hegemon in 25 or 30 years and it’s gonna be them if we go down this path.” If the United States continues to lose the economic war, Bannon said, “we’re five years away, I think, ten years at the most, of hitting an inflection point from which we’ll never be able to recover.” Seemingly in line with these comments, U.S. President Donald Trump, who campaigned on an agenda of economic nationalism, has launched investigations into Chinese intellectual property theft that could lead to U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports. At the same time, however, U.S. officials have sought to win Beijing’s cooperation in taming an increasingly belligerent North Korea. 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

China will 'compel' Saudi Arabia to trade oil in yuan — and that's going to affect the US dollar

"I believe that yuan pricing of oil is coming and as soon as the Saudis move to accept it — as the Chinese will compel them to do — then the rest of the oil market will move along with them," Carl Weinberg, chief economist and managing director at High Frequency Economics, told CNBC     In recent years, several nations opposed to the dollar being the world's reserve currency have progressively sought to try and abandon it    

OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia is at the crux of the petrodollar 

Sam Meredith    | @smeredith19

CNBC - OCTOBER 11, 2017

China will "compel" Saudi Arabia to trade oil in yuan and, when this happens, the rest of the oil market will follow suit and abandon the U.S. dollar as the world's reserve currency, a leading economist told CNBC on Monday.  Carl Weinberg, chief economist and managing director at High Frequency Economics, said Beijing stands to become the most dominant global player in oil demand since China usurped the U.S. as the "biggest oil importer on the planet."  Saudi Arabia has "to pay attention to this because even as much as one or two years from now, Chinese demand will dwarf U.S. demand," Weinberg said.  "I believe that yuan pricing of oil is coming and as soon as the Saudis move to accept it — as the Chinese will compel them to do — then the rest of the oil market will move along with them."

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The International Conference on the History and Governance of Turkey in the Context of the Changing Middle East October 14-15, 2017 Shaanxi Normal University


The International Conference on the History and Governance of Turkey in the Context of the Changing Middle East 
October 14-15, 2017
Shaanxi Normal University 
http://english.snnu.edu.cn/
 
研讨会议程Seminar Agenda1014日)
场次
时段
议题
主持人
评议人
发言人
发言题目
14

09:50
12:00

黄民兴
马瑞映
(主持)
20分钟/
Michael Gunter
1.Trump,Turkey and Kurds
杨光
2.推进中土经贸易合作的多边和投资视角
高有祯
3.土耳其与卡塔尔关系
Bill Park
4.Turkey’s Interlocking Kurdish Quagmires;Roadsto Nowhere?
陈晓律
5.欧洲与土耳其未来的发展路径
何志龙
6.土耳其与叙利亚内战
14:0018:30

安春英(主持)

孙德刚Tugrul
(评议)
15分钟/人(包括评议)
Gunter
1.Introduction to the Kurdish question in general and Turkey in Particular
黄昭宇
2.土耳其政治变革的本质是国家治理模式转型
田文林
3.土耳其模式述评
敏敬
4.伊斯兰教与土耳其亲伊斯兰政党的崛起
马晓霖
5.阿拉伯之春后的土耳其地区政策调整及意图
曲兵
6.欧洲难民危机背景下的欧盟与土耳其关系
李艳枝
7.试论正义与发展党执政以来的土耳其修宪公投
刘义
8.伊斯兰教与女性主义——土耳其社会-政治的性别维度
严天钦
9.土耳其化政策与土耳其的民族认同危机
朱传忠
10.土耳其新自由主义改革评析:成就与不足


黄昭宇
(主持)

田文林
李琪
(评议)
15分钟/人(包括评议)
Tugrul Keskin
1.Modern Kurdish Nationalism: Transregional Movement in the Context of US Foreign Policy
刘中民
2.奥斯曼帝国晚期的民族主义思潮与伊斯兰教
周少青
3.土耳其新课改:去世俗化的关键一步?
李亚男
4.土耳其国家身份重塑及其对内外政策的影响
哈宝玉
5.奥斯曼帝国时期宗教思想的演进与反思
李洁
6.土耳其宗教管理的经验及趋向辨析
梁娟娟
7.朋友、对手、敌人
——建构主义视角下的法图拉·葛兰外交思想

19:30
21:30


邹志强 (主持)
王林聪
李艳枝
Seevan
冀开运
(评议)
15分钟/人(包括评议)
龚鑫
1.库尔德工人党从追求独立到自治的曲折之路
李赛
2.盟友但非密友:土耳其反美主义研究
涂斌
3.苏莱曼大帝时期的地中海海军战略
梁钦
4.库尔德人民族独立运动
吉喆
5.土耳其与美国的毒品外交
赵烨玮
6.19世纪中后期奥斯曼帝国与阿富汗关系
史永强
7.德土使团赴阿富汗外交活动考略(1915-1916
研讨会议程 Seminar Agenda1015日)
场次
时段
议题
主持人
评议人
发言人
发言题目
15

08:00
09:20


刘中民(主持)
20分钟/

王林聪
1.“转型与重塑:土耳其发展道路再思考”
Tugrul Keskin
2.Turkish Studies Industry in the US
李秉忠
3. 埃尔多安时代土耳其的国家治理及西方的误读
Seevan
Saeed
4. The Kurds in Turkey: What Went Wrong Recently?

920
12:00




包胜利(主持)

刘义
Gunter
(评议)
15分钟/人(包括评议)
黄民兴
1.叙利亚库尔德人对叙利亚内战的影响及其前景
韩志斌
2.政治发展理论视阈下的阿曼政治变局探究
冀开运
3.土耳其与两伊战争
肖文超
4.一战后初期大英帝国对伊拉克库尔德人的政策演变
闵捷
5.中东穆斯林难民治理与中国的外交应对——以叙利亚为例





(一)

李新烽(主持)

韩志斌
Bill
(评议)
15分钟/人(包括评议)
牛新春
1.当前土耳其外交特征
孙德刚
2.新时期中国与土耳其关系:从双边主义到多边主义
陈广猛
3.土耳其智库及其对“一带一路”倡议的认知
章波
4.近年来中国和土耳其关系
刘昌鑫
5.1923年希腊与土耳其人口交换评析
14:00
17:15





(二)

王南
(主持)

牛新春
马晓霖
 (评议)
15分钟/人(包括评议)
李琪
1.土耳其与中亚:互动关系与政策取向
韩中义
2.土耳其与乌兹别克斯坦关系观察
王建
3.土耳其对叙利亚政策的两次逆转
尹建龙
4.简论欧盟与土耳其矛盾激化对欧洲一体化的影响
张波
5.土耳其当前反恐怖政策中的几个焦点
王林
6.库尔德人独立公投对土耳其反恐政策的影响
贺敏
7.19世纪上半期英国的土耳其形象研究:以大卫·厄克特为例
舒梦
8.土耳其:巴勒斯坦问题的新调停员?



 张金平
(主持)
李艳枝
王建
(评议)
15分钟/人(包括评议)
朱泉钢
1.试论土耳其军队经济行为及其影响
魏敏
2.土耳其的结构调整和产业政策效应——从能源政策的角度
李阳
3.“欧洲协调”与“全球治理”的起源
王南
4.“高速飞行列车”与中土铁路合作
邹志强
5.土耳其国家经济治理的危机与转型