LIBRARY Readers ALERT: A Semi-monthly Service for Students
no. 174 (23 May 2012)
1. “Still in second gear; Chinese carmakers,”
The Economist vol. 403, no. 8783 (May 5, 2012): p. 62-63.
Some of China’s leading carmakers including SAIC, Geely, Chery, JAC and Great Wall are beginning to establish their brands overseas. Last November, models from SAIC and Geely won high marks in crash tests by a European safety agency. Styling, however, is their weakest point. The Chinese government’s dream of dominating the world car market still seems distant.
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2. Liu, Melinda. “Blind injustice: The true story of a dissident’s life-and daring escape,”
Newsweek vol. 159, no. 20 (May 14, 2012)
This article tells the story of the Chen Guang Cheng’s dramatic escape from his house arrest to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. It chronicles the incidents following his escape. The reporter also gives an account of Chen’s involvement in human rights issues in the rural areas of China. He advocates women’s rights and the welfare of the disabled.
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Aung San Suu Kyi : a biography
(DS530.53.A85 B46 2012)
Aung San Suu Ky, Nobel Peace Laureate and leader of Burma’s democracy movement, captivates the world’s attention with her unrelenting pursuit of freedom and equality in an oppressive regime. What is she really like? What drives her to make enormous personal sacrifices for her country? Here is a riveting portrait of one of today’s most revered political activists.
The EMP Museum, formerly known as Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame, is a famous U.S. museum located in Seattle, Washington. The Frank Gehry’s designed EMP building includes multiple innovative galleries, an interactive Sound Lab, and Sky Church – a concert venue with state-of-the-art sound and lighting that houses the largest indoor LED screen in the world. The Science Fiction Hall of Fame honors the lives, work and ongoing legacies of science fiction’s greatest creators.
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