New Release Books by Nick Knight

Nick Knight is the author of The Book of Absolutely Nothing (2019), Dialectical Materialism: Writings on Philosophy, 1937 (2016), Byron (2018), Marxism in Asia (RLE Marxism) (2015) and other 11 books.

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The Book of Absolutely Nothing

release date: Aug 26, 2019
The Book of Absolutely Nothing
This Book of Absolutely nothing is for whatever you want it to be. Create, write, draw, buy it as a gift or do whatever you want.It''s simple but the best. I really hope this book helps you and thank you for your purchase.

Dialectical Materialism: Writings on Philosophy, 1937

release date: Sep 16, 2016
Dialectical Materialism: Writings on Philosophy, 1937
New and annotated translations of philosophical essays written by Mao Zedong in 1937, which have come to be regarded as a cornerstone in the development of Chinese Marxism. The editor analyzes their textual, philosophical and historical significance.

Byron

release date: Oct 29, 2018
Byron
Shake, shake, nosebump. Rick Montgomery can visit the afterlife. But not without the help of his dappled dachshund, Byron. Rick is obsessed with the afterlife and tries to commit suicide several times. He''s lost his marriage, his job and gained a new best friend, Julie. Together, Julie and Rick fight his suicidal tendencies as Byron allows Rick to visit the afterlife.Meanwhile, Julie''s daughter Amelia is away at college struggling with her childhood disappearance that left her parents divorced and questions unanswered. Can Rick pick up the missing pieces of Amelia''s disappearance with his abilities to visit the afterlife? Find out how Byron changed all their lives in this speculative fiction story.

Marxism in Asia (RLE Marxism)

release date: Apr 17, 2015
Marxism in Asia (RLE Marxism)
Marxism is a theory which originated in the context of nineteenth-century industrialised Europe. Despite its European origins, Marxism has actually found greatest significance as a doctrine for change in the context of the underdeveloped peasant societies of Asia. This paradox has only been resolved through adaptation of Marxism to suit the specific features of particular Asian societies. There has consequently been a differentiation of Marxism along national lines. In this book, first published in 1985, the theoretical and practical implications for this national differentiation of a ‘universal’ (European) theory are explored, followed by a more detailed analysis of the manner in which Marxism has developed during different historical periods in particular Asian contexts.

Understanding Australia's Neighbours

release date: Sep 26, 2011
Understanding Australia's Neighbours
"The East and Southeast Asian region is of immense economic, strategic and cultural significance to Australia. It has also been important in defining Australia''s national identity, and is the origin of many of Australia''s immigrants. Australians, therefore, need to have a good understanding of their northern neighbours and to think about the region ... This is a book for all Australians who seek a well-informed view of the country''s neighbours in East and Southeast Asia"--P. [4] of cover.

Skinhead

release date: May 16, 2011
Skinhead
A handbook of the most prevalent post-war youth cult. Over 20,000 copies sold.

Rethinking Mao

release date: Apr 16, 2007
Rethinking Mao
Rethinking Mao offers an innovative perspective on the thought of Mao Zedong, the major architect of the Chinese Revolution and leader of the People''s Republic of China until his death in 1976. Utilizing a number of recently discovered documents written by Mao, Nick Knight ''rethinks'' Mao by subjecting a number of controversial themes to fresh scrutiny. This book provides a sophisticated analysis of Mao''s views on the role of the peasants and working class in the Chinese revolution, his theoretical attempt to make Marxism appropriate to Chinese conditions, and his understanding of the Chinese road to socialism. Knight includes a discussion of the theoretical difficulties in interpreting Mao''s thought. Rethinking Mao represents a challenge to many of the conventional accounts of Mao and his thoughts. This book will appeal to scholars and students of Chinese history and politics, as well as the history of Marxism in China.

Marxist Philosophy in China : From Qu Qiubai to Mao Zedong, 1923-1945

release date: Oct 19, 2010
Marxist Philosophy in China : From Qu Qiubai to Mao Zedong, 1923-1945
This book recounts the history of Marxist philosophy in China between 1923 and 1945 through the writings and activities of four philosophers: Qu Qiubai, Ai Siqi, Li Da and Mao Zedong. Two of these philosophers – Qu and Mao – were also political activists and leaders, but their contribution to this history is as important, if not more so, than the contribution of Ai and Li who were predominantly philosophers and scholars. The inclusion of Qu and Mao underlines the intimate connection between philosophy and politics in the revolutionary movement in China. It is not possible to speak credibly of Marxist philosophy in China without considering the political context within which its introduction, elaboration and dissemination proceeded. Indeed, each of the philosophers considered in this book repudiated the notion that the study of philosophy was a scholastic intellectual exercise devoid of political significance. Each of these philosophers regarded himself as a revolutionary, and considered philosophy to be useful precisely because it could facilitate a comprehension of the world and so accelerate efforts to change it. By the same token, each of these philosophers took philosophy seriously; each bent his mind to the daunting task of mastering the arcane and labyrinthian philosophical system of dialectical materialism. Philosophy might well be political, they believed, but this was no excuse for philosophical dilettantism.

Imagining Globalisation in China

release date: Jan 01, 2008
Imagining Globalisation in China
Nick Knight''s close reading of the debate on increased globalisation within China provides an essential analysis for anyone seeking to identify the dynamics of change in that country.

Nicknight

release date: Oct 01, 1997
Nicknight
In this first published volume of his work, Nick Knight displays the fruits of fifteen years of creative achievement. Stunningly produced using a newly developed, innovative lithographic process known as novaspace, this bound retrospective possesses a visual brilliancy that matches the luminous quality of the work it reveals.

Flora

release date: Jan 01, 2000
Flora
The young British photographer Nick Knight discovered the beauty of dried plants on a stroll through the herbarium, the "library of pressed flowers", at the Natural History Museum in London. These flowers were a source of such fascination to the photographer that he has now devoted his second large photo album to them. The charm of their fragile corporeality, their filigree transparency and their subtle colours have delighted Nick Knight for more than three and a half years - the time it took him to select from the over six million plants in the herbarium the photographs for this album. Thousands were considered, several hundred photographed and finally the forty-six "most beautiful" chosen. The entire book is imbued with the aesthetic happiness Nick Knight experienced himself on his photographic journey of discovery and whose effect he described in these words: "These are few things that make one happier than discovering a new way of seeing the familiar. Seeing in a way I could not have imagined. It is a very liberating feeling and one that makes me very optimistic." Sandra Knapp, curator of the plants of Middle America at the Natural History Museum has written short explanatory texts on the individual plants commenting on their biological characteristics as well as on their historical and cultural importance. The way the author weaves into her text a short history of botany, botanical research and techniques as well as a history of the herbarium makes this book a pleasure to read and is indispensable for all those who are interested in botany as a scientific discipline.

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release date: Jul 01, 2022

Marxist Philosophy in China: From Qu Qiubai to Mao Zedong, 1923{u2013}1945

release date: Jan 01, 2005
Marxist Philosophy in China: From Qu Qiubai to Mao Zedong, 1923{u2013}1945
This book examines the introduction of Marxist philosophy to China from the early 1920s to the mid 1940s. It does this through an examination of the philosophical activities and writings of four Chinese Marxist philosophers central to this process. These are Qu Qiubai, Ai Siqi, Li Da and Mao Zedong. The book sets the philosophical writings of these philosophers in the context of the development of Marxist philosophy internationally, and examines particularly the influence on these philosophers of Soviet Marxist philosophy. It argues that these Chinese Marxist philosophers’ interpretations of Marxist philosophy were quite orthodox when judged by the standards of contemporary Soviet Marxism. The book explores core themes in Marxist philosophy in China, including the dilemma of determinism, and investigates the way in which these Chinese Marxist philosophers sought a formula for the ‘Sinification’ of Marxist philosophy that both retained the universal dimensions of Marxism and allowed its application to the Chinese context. The book concludes with analysis of the role of the Yanan New Philosophy Association in developing from Soviet Marxist philosophy the philosophical dimension of Mao Zedong Thought, the official ideology of the Chinese Communist Party after 1945.
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