The Limits of Realism

Chinese Fiction in the Revolutionary Period
Author: Marston Anderson
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520064362
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 225
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"This book occupies that often sought but rarely achieved scholarly ideal: it brilliantly provides a new paradigm at a time when the old has lived beyond its years of useful service."--Theodore D. Huters, University of Oregon "This book occupies that often sought but rarely achieved scholarly ideal: it brilliantly provides a new paradigm at a time when the old has lived beyond its years of useful service."--Theodore D. Huters, University of Oregon

Literature, Modernity, and the Practice of Resistance

Japanese and Taiwanese Fiction, 1960-1990
Author: Margaret Hillenbrand
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004154787
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 357
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This book is a cross-cultural, interdisciplinary study which compares responses to modernity in the literary cultures of contemporary Japan and Taiwan. Moving beyond the East-West paradigm that has traditionally dominated comparativism, the volume explores these literatures within the regional frame.

Dilophosaurus Vs. Ankylosaurus

Weapons Against Armor
Author: Michael O'Hearn,Philip Renne
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1429647566
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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"Describes the features of Dilophosaurus and Ankylosaurus, and how they may have battled each other in prehistoric times"--Provided by publisher.

Tuttle Compact Chinese Dictionary

Chinese English-English Chinese
Author: LI Dong
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462910807
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 640
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This is a compact and user–friendly English–Chinese and Chinese–English dictionary. The Tuttle Compact Chinese Dictionary is a completely new reference dictionary designed for English speakers who are learning or using Chinese as a foreign language. It contains more than 48,000 words and expressions, including all the words required for the official HSK Chinese Language Proficiency Examination. Entries are carefully selected to reflect the latest usage in the spheres of business, technology, sports and media. For each Chinese word, the pronunciation, word classes and definitions are given together with other useful information on measure words, and idiomatic expressions. Over 5,000 example sentences are provided to show how the words are used in real–life situations. All Chinese words and phrases are presented in Chinese characters and pinyin so that users can immediately pronounce the characters with ease and accuracy. A concise guide to Chinese pronunciation, tones and grammar is found at the front of the dictionary, as well as lists of common character components and measure words. A Radical Index and Stroke Order Index are given for all Chinese words listed in the Chinese–English section of the dictionary Contains over 48,000 entries, including all high–frequency Chinese and English words All Chinese words and phrases presented in Chinese characters and pinyin User–friendly presentation with idioms and example sentences The idea reference dictionary for students, and business people

The 100 Most Influential Women of All Time

Author: Britannica Educational Publishing
Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing
ISBN: 1615300589
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 376
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Through the ages women have had to fight to be taken seriously, have their work accepted, and be considered the equal of men intellectually and creatively. This book tips its hat to women such as Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, Sojourner Truth, and Princess Diana, who have made their mark and forever changed the world with their contributions.

The Ancient Ship

Author: Zhang Wei
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061860158
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
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Originally published in 1987, two years before the Tiananmen Square protests, Zhang Wei's award-winning novel is the story of three generations of the Sui, Zhao, and Li families living in the fictional northern town of Wali during China's troubled postliberation years. Spanning four decades following the creation of the People's Republic in 1949, The Ancient Ship is a bold examination of a society in turmoil, the struggle of oppressed people to control their own fate, and the clash between tradition and modernization. In the course of the narrative, the townspeople of Wali face the moments that have defined China's history during the latter part of the twentieth century: the land reform programs, the famine of 1959-1961, the Great Leap Forward, the Anti-Rightist Campaign, and the Cultural Revolution. Translated into English for the very first time, The Ancient Ship is a revolutionary work of Chinese fiction that speaks to people across the globe.

Chinese Ecocinema

In the Age of Environmental Challenge
Author: Sheldon H. Lu,Jiayan Mi
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9622090869
Category: Social Science
Page: 384
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This anthology is a book-length study of China's ecosystem through the lens of cinema. Proposing 'ecocinema' as a new critical framework, the volume collectively investigates a wide range of urgent topics in today's world.

Sonrise in Sweetland

The Complete Series
Author: Anne Baxter Campbell,Sue Badeau,June Foster,Peggy Blann Phifer,Diane Huff Pitts
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781622085972
Page: 132
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Sleepy little Sweetland is getting ready for Easter, and the excitement of the preparations and distractions are enough to provide a little craziness for your humdrum days. Will and Carlie split up within minutes of getting engaged. Celia deals with her large family scattered hither and yon, a sudden critical illness, and concern for a foster child with PTSD. Rozene wonders what ever happened to all the spare time she used to have before marrying Mike and adopting four teenagers. Nathan grumbles over losing his inheritance, leaving college to take on a menial job as an orderly at the hospital, and his family-or lack thereof. And Mary Ellen worries that her five active children will prove too much for the elderly and aristocratic Virginia Dansforth Livingston Thompson, especially when an enemy of Virginia causes the angst to rise. We dedicate this collection of Sweetland shorts to our writing sister and friend, Karen Kosman, who had a story planned and underway for this series when she fell ill. We want her to know how much we missed her joining in on our chats about the series, writing her imaginative stories, and spreading her nature on all of us. We send our get well wishes on her behalf heavenward to our dear Lord and Savior, and we praise God she's on the mend."

Writing a Resume

Author: Stuart B. Schwartz,Craig Conley
Publisher: Lifematters/Career Books
ISBN: 9780736885263
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 32
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Introduce readers to the world of work with this stimulating, easy-to-read set. All the important issues are explored, such as why people work, what physical abilities and personal skills are needed for employment, how to set salary expectation, how to look for a job, and how to interview for a job.

Clockwork Universe

Steampunk vs Aliens
Author: Seanan McGuire,Ian Tregillis,Leah Cutter,Bradley P. Beaulieu,J. R. Hargenrader,Gini Koch,Jason Palmatier,C. B. Pratt,Jean Marie Ward,Tansy Rayner Roberts,Gail Z. Martin,Larry N. Martin,David J. Fortier,Brad Hafford,S.C. Butler
Publisher: Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
ISBN: 1940709016
Category: Fiction
Page: 284
View: 9249

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When aliens reach Earth, they encounter the clockwork mechanisms and Victorian sensibilities of a full-blown steampunk civilization. Inspired by the classic science fiction adventure tales of the nineteenth century, leading fantasy and science fiction authors will bring us tales of first contact with a twist, as steam power meets laser cannons . . . and dirigibles face off against flying saucers. Clockwork Universe contains fourteen stories from some of the genre's top authors, including: Ian Tregillis, Leah Cutter, Bradley P. Beaulieu, J.R. Hargenrader, Gini Koch, Jason Palmatier, C.B. Pratt, Jean Marie Ward, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Gail Z. Martin & Larry N. Martin, David J. Fortier, Brad Hafford, S.C. Butler, and Seanan McGuire. So pour yourself that cup of tea, settle on those spectacles, sit back, and get ready to have your gaskets blown!

Mapping Shangrila

Contested Landscapes in the Sino-Tibetan Borderlands
Author: Emily T. Yeh,Christopher R. Coggins
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295805021
Category: Social Science
Page: 348
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In 2001 the Chinese government announced that the precise location of Shangrila�a place that previously had existed only in fiction�had been identified in Zhongdian County, Yunnan. Since then, Sino-Tibetan borderlands in Yunnan, Sichuan, Gansu, Qinghai, and the Tibet Autonomous Region have been the sites of numerous state projects of tourism development and nature conservation, which have in turn attracted throngs of backpackers, environmentalists, and entrepreneurs who seek to experience, protect, and profit from the region�s landscapes. Mapping Shangrila advances a view of landscapes as media of governance, representation, and resistance, examining how they are reshaping cultural economies, political ecologies of resource use, subjectivities, and interethnic relations. Chapters illuminate topics such as the role of Han and Tibetan literary representations of border landscapes in the formation of ethnic identities; the remaking of Chinese national geographic imaginaries through tourism in the Yading Nature Reserve; the role of The Nature Conservancy and other transnational environmental organizations in struggles over culture and environmental governance; the way in which matsutake mushroom and caterpillar fungus commodity chains are reshaping montane landscapes; and contestations over the changing roles of mountain deities and their mediums as both interact with increasingly intensive nature conservation and state-sponsored capitalism.

A Military History of China

Author: David Andrew Graff,Robin Higham
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813135842
Category: History
Page: 324
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Gaining an understanding of China's long and sometimes bloody history can help to shed light on China's ascent to global power. Many of China's imperial dynasties were established as the result of battle, from the chariot warfare of ancient times to the battles of the Guomindang (KMT) and Communist regimes of the twentieth century. China's ability to sustain complex warfare on a very large scale was not emulated in other parts of the world until the Industrial Age, despite the fact that the country is only now rising to economic dominance. In A Military History of China, Updated Edition, David A. Graff and Robin Higham bring together leading scholars to offer a basic introduction to the military history of China from the first millennium B.C.E. to the present. Focusing on recurring patterns of conflict rather than traditional campaign narratives, this volume reaches farther back into China's military history than similar studies. It also offers insightful comparisons between Chinese and Western approaches to war. This edition brings the volume up to date, including discussions of the Chinese military's latest developments and the country's most recent foreign conflicts.

The General Principles and the Standard Teachings of Spiritualism

Author: J. M. Peebles
Publisher: Health Research Books
ISBN: 9780787306649
Page: 30
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"Spiritualism is the true Christian Religion." Sample Contents: Heroes & Warriors Made Gods; Spiritualism - Not Spiritism; Naturalness of Spiritualism; What the Scriptural Writers Said of Jesus the Great Medium; Christ Spirit of Healing in All Ages,.

The A to Z of the Fashion Industry

Author: Francesca Sterlacci,Joanne Arbuckle
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810870460
Category: Design
Page: 490
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The A to Z of the Fashion Industry examines the origins and history of this billion-dollar industry. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced entries on designers, models, couture houses, significant articles of apparel and fabrics, trade unions, and the international trade organizations.


A History
Author: John Keay
Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)
ISBN: 0465025188
Category: History
Page: 608
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An authoritative history of five millennia of Chinese history