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Encyclopedia Of Contemporary Chinese Culture

Author : Edward Lawrence Davis
ISBN : 9780415241298
Genre : History
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'Made in China' has become a tag familiar to all Westerners, but China's shift to a market economy in the early 1980s released not only the industrial but also the vast creative energies of China's citizens to produce a cultural renaissance unique in the contemporary world. The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture is the first reference book to digest this vast cultural output and make it accessible to the English-speaking world. The Encyclopedia contains nearly 1,200 entries written by an international team of specialists to enable readers to explore a range of diverse and fascinating cultural subjects from prisons to rock groups, underground Christian churches to TV talk shows and radio hotlines. While the focus of the Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture is on mainland China since 1980, the Encyclopedia also includes longer, specially commissioned entries on various aspects of contemporary culture in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Most entries include full and up-to-date references for further reading, making the Encyclopedia an indispensable reference tool for all teachers and students of contemporary Chinese culture. It is also likely to be warmly embraced as an invaluable source of cultural context by tourists, journalists, business people and others who visit China.

Kleines W Rterbuch F R Liebende

Author : Xiaolu Guo
ISBN : 9783641149451
Genre : Fiction
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Lost in Translation zwischen Peking und London Die junge Chinesin Zhuang reist zum ersten Mal in den Westen und taucht in eine fremde Welt ein. Sprache und Umgangsformen, Essen und Trinken, Liebe und Sex – alles ist befremdlich, überraschend und manchmal unbegreiflich. Ebenso amüsante wie erhellende Missverständnisse verbinden sich zu einem rasanten Verwirrspiel zwischen Ost und West und Mann und Frau. Ein außergewöhnliches Lesevergnügen! Als Zhuang in London ankommt, fühlt sie sich vollkommen verloren. Ihre Eltern haben sie in den Westen geschickt, damit sie Englisch lernt. Doch es ist nicht nur die fremde Sprache, die ihr Mühe macht. Sie sieht sich mit unfreundlichen Taxifahrern, ungenießbarem Essen und seltsamen Umgangsformen konfrontiert. Unbekannte Wörter, ungewöhnliche Begebenheiten und verblüffende Beobachtungen hält sie in einem kleinen Notizbuch fest, das zum Rettungsanker im Meer der Missverständnisse wird. Geborgen fühlt sich Zhuang nur im Kino – dort begegnet sie schließlich auch der Liebe. Doch im Westen erweist sich diese als ebenso kompliziert wie der Alltag. Xiaolu Guo inszeniert den Kulturschock erhellend und voller Witz. „Kleines Wörterbuch für Liebende“ ist ein kluges, unterhaltsames Verwirrspiel um kulturelle Unterschiede und nicht miteinander zu vereinbarende Lebensformen. Zugleich ist es eine zärtliche, bittersüße Liebesgeschichte.

An Encyclopaedia Of Translation

Author : Sin-wai Chan
ISBN : 9622016170
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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The Britannica Guide To Modern China

Author : Jonathan Fenby
ISBN : 1845298012
Genre : China
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In 2008, as Beijing hosts the Olympic Games, the world_s attention is focused on China _ yet the most populous nation on the planet is still something of a mystery for many. This comprehensive introduction to the country gives an unbiased and lively overview of China_s people, its culture and recent history.In an illuminating account of the rise of modern China, The Britannica Guide shows how this former peasant economy has been transformed in the last three decades to achieve its present position as a super-power _ and the future looks set to be even more impressive. China is a country with a continuous culture stretching back 4000 years.Much of what makes the modern world started there _ from gunpowder and the compass to paper and credit banking. This guide reveals those roots and the development of other innovations. It explains the differences between the Long March, the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution and the Four Modernizations. It looks at the key personalities _ Sun Yat Sen, Mao, Deng Xiaopeng and Jiang Zemin _ who transformed China into a modern state with the world_s fastest-growing economy. And it explores the diversity of culture in the contemporary nation, from calligraphy to cuisine, religion, the arts and sport.Drawing together the most up-to-date material, and presenting it in a clear, reader-friendly style, it is the perfect companion for travellers who wish to know the country beyond the tourist trail, students and business people who need an overview of the culture and society, and of course the general reader, who wants to understand China_s remarkable legacy and potent future.The Britannica Guide series offers an essential introduction to many of the key issues of our times. Clear, accurate, and meticulously researched, the series gives both the background and analysis for when you need to know for sure what is really happening in the world, whether you are an expert, student or traveller.

The Oxford Encyclopedia Of The Modern World

Author : Peter N. Stearns
ISBN : UCSC:32106019293007
Genre : History
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Alphabetically-arranged articles cover the history of the world, from the eighteenth century to the present day.

Encyclopaedia Of Asian Culture And Society

Author : Feroz Kapadia
ISBN : 812610290X
Genre : History
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Encyclopedia Of Lesbian Histories And Cultures

Author : Bonnie Zimmerman
ISBN : 9781136787515
Genre : Reference
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A rich heritage that needs to be documented Beginning in 1869, when the study of homosexuality can be said to have begun with the establishment of sexology, this encyclopedia offers accounts of the most important international developments in an area that now occupies a critical place in many fields of academic endeavours. It covers a long history and a dynamic and ever changing present, while opening up the academic profession to new scholarship and new ways of thinking. A groundbreaking new approach While gays and lesbians have shared many aspects of life, their histories and cultures developed in profoundly different ways. To reflect this crucial fact, the encyclopedia has been prepared in two separate volumes assuring that both histories receive full, unbiased attention and that a broad range of human experience is covered. Written for and by a wide range of people Intended as a reference for students and scholars in all fields, as well as for the general public, the encyclopedia is written in user-friendly language. At the same time it maintains a high level of scholarship that incorporates both passion and objectivity. It is written by some of the most famous names in the field, as well as new scholars, whose research continues to advance gender studies into the future.

The Oxford Encyclopedia Of American Cultural And Intellectual History

Author : Paul S. Boyer
ISBN : 9780199764358
Genre : History
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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History brings together in one two-volume set the record of the nation's values, aspirations, anxieties, and beliefs as expressed in both everyday life and formal bodies of thought. Over the past twenty years, the field of cultural history has moved to the center of American historical studies, and has come to encompass the experiences of ordinary citizens in such arenas as reading and religious practice as well as the accomplishments of prominent artists and writers. Some of the most imaginative scholarship in recent years has emerged from this burgeoning field. The scope of the volume reflects that development: the encyclopedia incorporates popular entertainment ranging from minstrel shows to video games, middlebrow ventures like Chautauqua lectures and book clubs, and preoccupations such as "Perfectionism" and "Wellness" that have shaped Americans' behavior at various points in their past and that continue to influence attitudes in the present. The volumes also make available recent scholarly insights into the writings of political scientists, philosophers, feminist theorists, social reformers, and other thinkers whose works have furnished the underpinnings of Americans' civic activities and personal concerns. Anyone wishing to understand the hearts and minds of the inhabitants of the United States from the early days of settlement to the twenty-first century will find the encyclopedia invaluable.

Encyclopaedia Of South East And Far East Asia

Author : P. C. Sinha
ISBN : STANFORD:36105210662651
Genre : East Asia
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Encyclopedia Of Modern Asia

Author : David Levinson
ISBN : 0684806177
Genre : History
File Size : 49. 79 MB
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'The Encyclopedia of Modern Asia' is a monumental new scholarly work, as expansive in scope as the continent of Asia itself. Under the direction of cultural anthropologist David Levinson, 800 contributors from around the world - including 25 Asian countri

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