New Ghosts, Old Ghosts
Prisons and Labor Reform Camps in China
Paperback ISBN: 0765605104
Much has been written about the laogai (sometimes likened to the Soviet gulag) in the People's Republic of China. Depending on the source, the prisons are described as nonexistent, enlightened institutions, or hellish places that subject the inmates to degradation and misery. The system is commonly thought of (by admirers and critics alike) as having a measurable impact on the national economy and providing significant resources to the state. Based on research in classified documents and extensive interviews with former prisoners, judicial personnel, and other insiders, and featuring case studies dealing with the three northwestern provinces, this book examines such assertions on the basis of the facts about this underexamined subject in order to arrive at a detailed, objective, and realistic picture of the situation. In the case of each province under study, the authors discuss the history of the provincial prison system and the impact that each has had at the macro, meso, and micro levels.
Fortress of the Yuan-ti
Paperback ISBN: 0786943602
The thrilling conclusion of a three-part D&D(R) adventure series that began in Barrow of the Forgotten King(TM) and Sinister Spire(TM)... Evil yuan-ti conspire to destroy a kingdom using dark rituals and the bones of a long-dead king. To win the day, heroes must storm the yuan-ti fortress and wrest the bones from the cultists' clutches before they complete their rituals and unleash a far greater menace upon the world. DD3 Fortress of the Yuan-ti is a Dungeons & Dragons(R) adventure designed for 6th-level characters. The third adventure in a three-part series, it can also be played as a stand-alone adventure.