By Qiu Xiaolong
“Dark, gorgeous…feels authentically chinese language and it really works like a charm.” --Washington submit booklet World on A Case of 2 Cities
Chief Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Police division is offered a little luxurious through associates and supporters in the social gathering – a week’s holiday at a sumptuous hotel close to Lake Tai, a week the place he can sit back, and recuperate, undisturbed by way of open air calls for or disruptions. regrettably, the as soon as attractive Lake Tai, well known for its transparent waters, is now lined by means of fetid algae, its waters polluted by means of poisonous runoff from neighborhood production crops. Then the director of 1 of the producing plants responsible for the pollutants is murdered and the chief of the neighborhood ecological staff is the first suspect of the neighborhood police. Now Inspector Chen needs to tread conscientiously if he is to discover the truth behind the brutal homicide and discover a degree of justice for either the sufferer and the accused.
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Extra info for Don't Cry, Tai Lake (Inspector Chen Cao, Book 7)
As the prototypes of the modern think tanks, these early nongovernmental organizations consciously distanced themselves from traditional religious charities and devised their policy recommendations and social programs based on extensive research conducted by social experts and scientists. At the same time, the global expansion of industrial capitalism propelled many of these foundations into roles as major players in the development, promotion, and implementation of social science research and social engineering programs outside the United States.
I further argue that early twentieth-century China was in effect a social laboratory in which contending political interests sought to innovate and experiment with new research methods, conceptual categories, and social engineering programs in their attempts to gain control and govern China. Finally, the epilogue is a brief reflection on the lasting impacts of this earlier history of facticity and the social survey movement on contemporary China. Lam, A Passion for Facts 1 8/18/11 12:58 PM Page 19 The Rise of the Fact and the Reimagining of China To take such [a scientific] attitude is to seek truth from facts.
11 Leading political arithmeticians such as John Graunt (1620–74) and William Petty (1623–89), among others, argued that governance should be based strictly on numbers and measurements instead of theories and rhetoric. As a device to study the relationship among population, disease, and wealth, political arithmetic was critical to thinkers and practitioners of political economy in their bids to strengthen the power of the state. The question of state strength remained central even when political arithmetic was losing ground to the emerging branch of knowledge known as statistics in the early nineteenth century.