x, 372 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Part I: Side projects. The trough of sorrow : the early years of Airbnb
  • Jam sessions : the early years of Uber
  • The nonstarters : SeamlessWeb, Taxi Magic, Cabulous, Couchsurfing, Zimride
  • The growth hacker : How Airbnb took off
  • Blood, sweat, and ramen : how Uber conquered San Francisco
  • Part II: Empire building. The wartime CEO : Airbnb fights on two fronts
  • The playbook : Uber's expansion begins
  • Travis's law : The rise of ridesharing
  • Too big to regulate : Airbnb's fight in New York City
  • Part III: The trial of the upstarts. God view : Uber's rough ride
  • Escape velocity : Fights and fables with Airbnb
  • Global mega-unicorn death match! : Uber versus the world.
Discusses the radical companies of the new Silicon Valley that are rewriting the rules of business and sidestepping ethical and legal obstacles in the process. --Publisher
"Ten years ago, the idea of getting into a stranger's car, or walking into a stranger's home, would have seemed bizarre and dangerous, but today it's as common as ordering a book online. Uber and Airbnb have ushered in a new era: redefining neighborhoods, challenging the way governments regulate business, and changing the way we travel. In the spirit of iconic Silicon Valley renegades like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, another generation of entrepreneurs is using technology to upend convention and disrupt entire industries. These are the upstarts, idiosyncratic founders with limitless drive and an abundance of self-confidence. Led by such visionaries as Travis Kalanick of Uber and Brian Chesky of Airbnb, they are rewriting the rules of business and often sidestepping serious ethical and legal obstacles in the process. The Upstarts is the definitive story of two new titans of business and a dawning age of tenacity, conflict, and wealth. In Brad Stone's riveting account of the most radical companies of the new Silicon Valley, we discover how it all happened and what it took to change the world."--Dust jacket.
Law Library (Crown)
42 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
  • Introduction
  • Section one, The students of the future: The financial future
  • Section two, Rethinking the faculty: The emergence of a bifurcated faculty ; New models for future faculty
  • Section three, The future of learning
  • Conclusion.
Law Library (Crown)
2, 2, 4, 338 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
East Asia Library

4. Carrying the world [2016]

183 pages ; 20 cm..
Green Library

5. Ci bei [2016]

231 pages ; 21 cm.
East Asia Library
vii, 238 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
  • The crisis of the African state and the impact of globalization, tribalism, and Jihadism / by Dr. Anthony N. Celso and Dr. Robert Nalbandov
  • Ansar al-Sharia in Tunisia's long game: Dawa, Hisba, and Jihad / by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross
  • Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb: Libya, Mali, and the next Jihadist war / by Dr. Anthony N. Celso
  • Small wars: tactical and strategic drivers in north Mali, 2013 / by Henri Borø
  • From rebels to rulers: conflict and state consolidation in comparative perspective / by Ian S. Spears
  • After the genocide / by Robert E. Gribbin
  • France and Libya in Chad: a strange triangle / by Dr. Robert Nalbandov
  • Political economy and stability in Nigeria / by Clarence J. Bouchat
  • The African failed state and the challenge of combating Jihadism and tribalism in the global area / by Dr. Anthony N. Celso and Dr. Robert Nalbandov.
Green Library

7. Da feng ge [2016]

281 pages ; 21 cm.
East Asia Library
118 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Green Library

9. Fine [2016]

300 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Moon shiny night
  • Water hours
  • Maggot
  • Down
  • Breakdown
  • Family block
  • Blur
  • Taken
  • Late change
  • Paperboy
  • Last man standing
  • Keeping tabs
  • Hundreds and thousands
  • Stupid
  • Blurred edges
  • Precatuions
  • Sweet
  • Moving men
  • Rot
  • Look down
  • In quiet moments
  • Praying Aunt Fud outta the house
  • For the life of me
  • Great moments in earth-moving history
  • [werdz]
  • West of Stile, south of Clay
  • Long thin strip
  • Prey
  • Photographs of the missing
  • Blow
  • Summertime
  • Last rites
  • Fine.
Fine shines a light into the quiet corners of human life. By observing the traumas, doubts and isolation of its characters, the book reveals the strength and fragility of people and relationships...These stories explore the silent sorrows, desires and regrets that we choose to hide when we say that we are 'fine'. As they describe moments big and small in the lives of ordinary people, they invite us to think about who we are when no one is looking...By illuminating these quiet moments in ordinary lives, Michelle Wright follows in a tradition which includes Olga Masters, Amy Witting and Alice Munro. Many of these stories have won Australian and international awards, and this collection was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Award for an Unpublished Manuscript.
Green Library
pages cm
  • Introduction: Grand openings and closings
  • Order in the landscape
  • Christmas city and sin city simply do not go together
  • The postindustrial factory
  • A steel site in limbo
  • Landscapes of life and loss
  • What happens in Bethlehem depends on Macau
  • Conclusion: Postindustrial planning and possibility.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, was once synonymous with steel. But after the factories closed, the city bet its future on a new industry: casino gambling. From Steel to Slots tells the story of a city struggling to make sense of the ways in which local jobs, landscapes, and identities are transformed by global capitalism. Postindustrial redevelopment often makes a clean break with a city's rusted past. In Bethlehem, where the new casino is industrial-themed, the city's heritage continues to dominate the built environment and infuse everyday experiences. Through the voices of steelworkers, casino dealers, preservationists, immigrants, and executives, Chloe Taft examines the ongoing legacies of corporate presence and urban development in a small city-and their uneven effects. Today, multinational casino corporations increasingly act as urban planners, promising jobs and tax revenues to ailing communities. Yet in an industry premised on risk, short-term gains do not necessarily mean long-term commitments to local needs. While residents often have few cards to play in the face of global capital, Taft argues that the shape economic progress takes is not inevitable, nor must it always look forward. Citizens see alternatives for more equitable futures in the layered landscapes all around them.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674660496 20160704
Law Library (Crown)
3, 2, 241 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
本书主要讨论2012年安倍政府再次上台以来内外 政策及其影响. 涉及安倍政府的经济政策、外交政策及日美关系 、日俄关系、日澳关系、日台关系等, 同时也分析了安倍历史观、安倍历史文化观等问 题.
East Asia Library

12. Meng huan kuai di [2016]

288 p. ; 19 cm.
East Asia Library

13. Mister Hamilton [2016]

1 online resource (76 pages)
"This book takes a fresh look at the streets and lawns and people of urban and suburban 'Pig Island' and from that space offers some careful, wisely pitched and immensely likeable poems"--Publisher information.
Green Library

14. Ni ming [2016]

449 pages ; 21 cm
"Ta shi Shanghai tui xiu zhi yuan, shou pin zai yi jia si ren qi ye gong zuo. Yi ci ou ran shi gu, yin cuo yang cha, ta bei bang fei dai zou. Bang fei wei le xiao mie zong ji, jiang ta qi yu shan ao. Zhe ge shan ao zai qi shi nian zhong ceng yin di li wei zhi cheng wei min jian de yi ge ji mao di, hou lai jing ji kai fang, cun min zhu jian zou chu shan ao, cun zhuang huang luo. Ta yi ren zai ci di zheng zha sheng huo, du guo le yi qiu yi dong. Chun tian shi, ta bu shen niang cheng shan huo, chu tao hou yu jiu, bei song wang shan zhen yang lao yuan, bu qi ran yu dao dang shi de bang fei; you xun ji qu wang xian cheng fu li yuan, zhan zhuan zhao dao Shanghai jia ren. Dan zai ji jiang hui jia shi, ta zhui ru jiang zhong, shun jiang he liu xiang da hai. Ci yi zao ji zhong, you wu shu de ren he shi jin ru ta de sheng huo. Er ta yin ying ji fan ying shi qu le ji yi, xiang yi ge chu sheng de hai zi yi yang, chong xin ren shi le shi jie he ren sheng, jiang yuan shi wen ming chong xin jing li le yi bian, zui hou cheng wei yi ge xin ren, hui ru le yong heng de shi jian." --
"他是上海退休职员, 受聘在一家私人企业工作。 一次偶然事故,阴错阳差,他被绑匪带走。绑匪 为了消灭踪迹,将他弃于山坳。这个山坳在七十 年中曾因地理位置成为民间的一个集贸地,后来 经济开放,村民逐渐走出山坳,村庄荒落。他一 人在此地挣扎生活,度过了一秋一冬。春天时, 他不慎酿成山火,出逃后遇救,被送往山镇养老 院,不期然遇到当时的绑匪;又寻机去往县城福 利院,辗转找到上海家人。但在即将回家时,他 坠入江中,顺江河流向大海。 此一遭际中,有无数的人和事进入他的生活。而 他因应激反应失去了记忆,像一个初生的孩子一 样,重新认识了世界和人生,将原始文明重新经 历了一遍,最后成为一个新人,汇入了永恒的时 间。"
East Asia Library
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  • Acknowledgments ix Part 1 Pathways Chapter 1 Why Shari'a in Britain? 3 Chapter 2 Transplanting Ties 10 Chapter 3 Islamic Topographies 25 Part 2 Practices Chapter 4 Background to the Shari'a Councils 47 Chapter 5 Improvising an Institution 65 Chapter 6 Unstable Performativity 88 Chapter 7 Competing Justifications 103 Part 3 Variants Chapter 8 When Women Rule in Birmingham 123 Chapter 9 Sufi Encompassments 143 Part 4 Boundaries Chapter 10 Shari'a in English Law 173 Chapter 11 When Can Shari'a Be British? 194 Chapter 12 Internal Debates and Practical Convergences 209 Chapter 13 Conclusions 229 Glossary 233 Notes 235 References 257 Index 271.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691158549 20160619
On British Islam examines the history and everyday workings of Islamic institutions in Britain, with a focus on shari'a councils. These councils concern themselves with religious matters, especially divorce. They have a higher profile in Britain than in other Western nations. Why? Taking a historical and ethnographic look at British Islam, John Bowen examines how Muslims have created distinctive religious institutions in Britain and how shari'a councils interpret and apply Islamic law in a secular British context. Bowen focuses on three specific shari'a councils: the oldest and most developed, in London; a Midlands community led by a Sufi saint and barrister; and a Birmingham-based council in which women play a leading role. Bowen shows that each of these councils represents a prolonged, unique experiment in meeting Muslims' needs in a Western country. He also discusses how the councils have become a flash point in British public debates even as they adapt to the English legal environment. On British Islam highlights British Muslims' efforts to create institutions that make sense in both Islamic and British terms. This balancing act is rarely acknowledged in Britain-or elsewhere-but it is urgent that we understand it if we are to build new ways of living together.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691158549 20160619
Law Library (Crown)
1 volume (unpaginated) : color illustrations ; 15 x 21 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
347 pages ; 22 cm.
Green Library

18. Wang chun feng [2016]

393 pages ; 21 cm.
East Asia Library
280 p. ; 21 cm.
East Asia Library
307 pages ; 23 cm
East Asia Library