Death by a Thousand Cuts

Author: Timothy Brook,Jérôme Bourgon,Gregory Blue

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674027732

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 6498

In a public square in Beijing in 1904, multiple murderer Wang Weiqin was executed before a crowd of onlookers. He was among the last to suffer the extreme punishment known as lingchi. Called by Western observers âeoedeath by a thousand cutsâe or âeoedeath by slicing,âe this penalty was reserved for the very worst crimes in imperial China. A unique interdisciplinary history, Death by a Thousand Cuts is the first book to explore the history, iconography, and legal contexts of Chinese tortures and executions from the tenth century until lingchiâe(tm)s abolition in 1905. The authors then turn their attention to an in-depth investigation of âeoeorientalâe tortures in the Western imagination. While early modern Europeans often depicted Chinese institutions as rational, nineteenth- and twentieth-century readers consumed pictures of lingchi executions as titillating curiosities and evidence of moral inferiority. By examining these works in light of European conventions associated with despotic government, Christian martyrdom, and ecstatic suffering, the authors unpack the stereotype of innate Chinese cruelty and explore the mixture of fascination and revulsion that has long characterized the Westâe(tm)s encounter with âeoeotherâe civilizations. Compelling and thought-provoking, Death by a Thousand Cuts questions the logic by which states justify tormenting individuals and the varied ways by which human beings have exploited the symbolism of bodily degradation for political aims.

Death by a Thousand Cuts

The Fight over Taxing Inherited Wealth

Author: Michael J. Graetz,Ian Shapiro

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400839186

Category: Political Science

Page: 392

View: 4412

This fast-paced book by Yale professors Michael Graetz and Ian Shapiro unravels the following mystery: How is it that the estate tax, which has been on the books continuously since 1916 and is paid by only the wealthiest two percent of Americans, was repealed in 2001 with broad bipartisan support? The mystery is all the more striking because the repeal was not done in the dead of night, like a congressional pay raise. It came at the end of a multiyear populist campaign launched by a few individuals, and was heralded by its supporters as a signal achievement for Americans who are committed to the work ethic and the American Dream. Graetz and Shapiro conducted wide-ranging interviews with the relevant players: members of congress, senators, staffers from the key committees and the Bush White House, civil servants, think tank and interest group representatives, and many others. The result is a unique portrait of American politics as viewed through the lens of the death tax repeal saga. Graetz and Shapiro brilliantly illuminate the repeal campaign's many fascinating and unexpected turns--particularly the odd end result whereby the repeal is slated to self-destruct a decade after its passage. They show that the stakes in this fight are exceedingly high; the very survival of the long standing American consensus on progressive taxation is being threatened. Graetz and Shapiro's rich narrative reads more like a political drama than a conventional work of scholarship. Yet every page is suffused by their intimate knowledge of the history of the tax code, the transformation of American conservatism over the past three decades, and the wider political implications of battles over tax policy.

Death by a Thousand Cuts

Micro-air Vehicles in the Service of Air Force Missions

Author: N.A

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1428990143

Category: Aerodynamics

Page: 58

View: 8682

"Technological progress in a number of areas to include aerodynamics, micro-electronics, sensors, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), and micro-manufacturing, is ushering in the possibility for affordable development and acquisition of a new class of military systems known as micro-air vehicles (MAV). MAVs are a subset of uninhabited air vehicles (UAV) that are up to two orders of magnitude smaller than the manned systems that permeate our contemporary life. Recent advances in miniaturization may make possible vehicles that can carry out important military missions that heretofore were beyond our reach or could only be attained at great risk or resource expenditure. These missions will be possible if MAVs can fulfill their potential to attain certain attributes to include: low cost, low weight, little to no logistical "footprint," mission versatility, range, endurance, stealth, and precision ... This paper provides an outline of the contemporary technological dimension of MAVs and contemplates how they might be used to enhance Air Force operations." -- Abstract.

Die Tränen des Eros

Author: Georges Bataille

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783882212167

Category: Erotic art

Page: 258

View: 7401

Der Selbstmord Europas

Immigration, Identität, Islam

Author: Douglas Murray

Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag

ISBN: 3960921802

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 2007

Sinkende Geburtenraten, unkontrollierte Masseneinwanderung und eine lange Tradition des verinnerlichten Misstrauens: Europa scheint unfähig zu sein, seine Interessen zu verteidigen. Douglas Murray, gefeierter Autor, sieht in seinem neuen Bestseller Europa gar an der Schwelle zum Freitod – zumindest scheinen sich seine politischen Führer für den Selbstmord entschieden zu haben. Doch warum haben die europäischen Regierungen einen Prozess angestoßen, wohl wissend, dass sie dessen Folgen weder absehen können noch im Griff haben? Warum laden sie Tausende von muslimischen Einwanderern ein, nach Europa zu kommen, wenn die Bevölkerung diese mit jedem Jahr stärker ablehnt? Sehen die Regierungen nicht, dass ihre Entscheidungen nicht nur die Bevölkerung ihrer Länder auseinandertreiben, sondern letztlich auch Europa zerreißen werden? Oder sind sie so sehr von ihrer Vision eines neuen europäischen Menschen, eines neuen Europas und der arroganten Überzeugung von deren Machbarkeit geblendet? Der Selbstmord Europas ist kein spontan entstandenes Pamphlet einer vagen Befindlichkeit. Akribisch hat Douglas Murray die Einwanderung aus Afrika und dem Nahen Osten nach Europa recherchiert und ihre Anfänge, ihre Entwicklung sowie die gesellschaftlichen Folgen über mehrere Jahrzehnte ebenso studiert wie ihre Einmündung in den alltäglich werdenden Terrorismus. Eine beeindruckende und erschütternde Analyse der Zeit, in der wir leben, sowie der Zustände, auf die wir zusteuern.

Tod und Leben großer amerikanischer Städte

Author: Jane Jacobs

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3035602123

Category: Architecture

Page: 220

View: 5462

In The Death and Life of Great American Cities durchleuchtet Jane Jacobs 1961 die fragwürdigen Methoden der Stadtplanung und Stadtsanierung in Amerika, der "New Yorker" nannte es das unkonventionellste und provozierendste Buch über Städtebau seit langem. Die deutsche Ausgabe wurde schnell auch im deutschsprachigem Raum zu einer viel gelesenen und diskutierten Lektüre. Sie ist jetzt wieder in einem Nachdruck zugänglich, mit einem Vorwort von Gerd Albers (1993), das nach der Aktualität dieser Streitschrift fragt.

Für eine kurze Zeit waren wir glücklich

Roman

Author: William Kent Krueger

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492993346

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 7257

Von der Freude und Traurigkeit des Erwachsenwerdens, vom Ende der Unschuld und von der Kraft der Anteilnahme– ein leuchtender Roman! Im Sommer des Jahres 1961 kommt der Tod in vielen Formen nach New Bremen. Als Unfall. Als Selbstmord. Und als Mord. Zusammen mit seinem kleinen Bruder Jake scheint der dreizehnjährige Frank immer am falschen Ort zu sein – oder am richtigen, schließlich liefert eine Leiche auch Stoff für gute Geschichten. Bis das Sterben auch Franks Familie heimsucht. Plötzlich tut sich vor den Brüdern die ganze Welt der Erwachsenen auf, und der Tod fordert von allen eine Entscheidung: für die Familie, die Freunde und das Leben.

Das wahre Buch vom südlichen Blütenland

Author: Zhuang Zi

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843022208

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

View: 3224

Zhuang Zi: Das wahre Buch vom südlichen Blütenland Entstanden im 4. Jahrhundert v. Chr. Hier in der Übersetzung von Richard Wilhelm. Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Dschuang Dsï: Das wahre Buch vom südlichen Blütenland. Übersetzt v. Richard Wilhelm, Düsseldorf/Köln: Eugen Diederichs Verlag, 1972. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Lu Chih, Zhuangzi träumt von einem Schmetterling, 16. Jahrhundert. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.

China's Espionage Dynasty

Economic Death by a Thousand Cuts

Author: James Scott,Drew Spaniel

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781535327435

Category:

Page: 58

View: 8699

The criminal culture of theft that has been injected into virtually every line of China's 13th Five-Year Plan is unprecedented. From state sponsored smash and grab hacking and techno-pilfering, to corporate espionage and targeted theft of IP, the threat is real, the economic implications are devastating and Western Nations are the primary target of China's desperate effort to steal in order to globally compete. Never before in recorded history has IP transfer occurred at such a rapid velocity. The all-encompassing, multifaceted onslaught of cyber-physical Chinese espionage targets industry genres from satcom to defense and from academic research to regional factories manufacturing proprietary blends of industrial materials. China seeks to not only steal but to economically interrupt and cripple. Economic warfare is just as much a part of the strategy as catching up to Western innovation and becoming less dependent on foreign technology. Chinese student and scholar associations, trade organizations, legions of strategically placed insider threats and yes, even criminal organizations such as the Triad, all play their key role in the purloining of intellectual property in contribution to the Chinese agenda. This report covers the primary structure of Chinese espionage initiatives.

Death by a Thousand Cuts

Islam, Fiscal Irresponsibility, and Other Threats to Destroy America

Author: Richard Hobbs

Publisher: Coldoc Publishing

ISBN: 9780964778887

Category: Political Science

Page: 462

View: 8144

Islam - is it a religion or an ideology with a facade of religion - or is it a cult? Islamism, jihad, Muslims, the Qur'an, Salafis, Sharia, abrogation, apostasy, dhimmitude, taqiyya. Muhammad - his life an epic tale - to Muslims, the world's perfect man - probably the most brilliant illiterate in history - some 1.5 billion people idolize him. The Muslim Brotherhood and the myriad of Muslim organizations operating around the world including here in the US. Islam swept out of the desert and conquered from the Atlantic to Indonesia with almost irreversible success and ended local religions. The Middle East is in turmoil Our elected officials, local, state, and federal, have bankrupted our country with debt that can never be paid? Why is China buying up gold in addition to oil, farmland, and minerals all around the world? If China, now the world's second largest economy, consumes the way Americans did, it would absorb so much oil, food, minerals, and water in a few years that there would be little left for the other 5 billion of us! The populations of the industrialized countries are declining (except the USA, only because of expanding Hispanic population, many of whom are illegal immigrants) while those of the Third World are still rapidly growing with increasing pressure on food and water. A new world order is still evolving and it will not likely be to our liking. Read about these and other threats facing America in this hard hitting book from ColDoc Publishing by Richard Hobbs that provides a background for all concerned citizens to better understand the world situation.

Death by a Thousand Cuts

Author: Jakki Clarke

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781544918792

Category:

Page: 392

View: 5690

Ben Campbell, a young political operative, draws a plum gig as campaign manager to incumbent senator Dino Bruni, consummate politician and a shoo-in for reelection. Campbell figures he'll phone this one in, marry blue-blood debutant Kat Van Horn, and write his own ticket. Enter Campbell's childhood best friend Sydney Langston, fresh off a breakup with Cody Briggs of NFL Superbowl fame. She has some dirt on the senator she's looking to confirm. The cutting-edge charter school Senator Bruni built as a monument to himself is starting to draw suspicion, but Campbell doesn't want to hear any of it. There's simply too much at stake. But when a Bruni underling commits a shocking act of violence, Ben can't ignore the facts any longer. Bruni signals he will stop at nothing to maintain his cover-up when he calls in a bevy of unhinged white supremacists to snuff out anyone who stands in his way. When the bloody climax arrives, Campbell and Langston will face down death in their quest to uncover the truth and take down Bruni.

Sabriel

Das Alte Königreich, Bd. 1. Roman

Author: Garth Nix

Publisher: Bastei Lübbe (Bastei Verlag)

ISBN: 9783404205073

Category: Fiction

Page: 365

View: 1186

Wer wird die Lebenden beschützen, wenn die Toten sich erheben? Sabriel ist die Tochter des Magiers Abhorsen. Seit früher Kindheit lebt sie außerhalb der Mauer des Alten Königreichs ═ weit entfernt von der ungezügelten Macht Freier Magie und fern von den Toten, die nicht im Reich des Todes verbleiben. Doch dann wird ihr Vater vermisst, und Sabriel kehrt ins Alte Königreich zurück, um ihn zu suchen. Sie verlässt die Geborgenheit der Schule, die ihr Zuhause war, und macht sich auf eine Suche voller übernatürlicher Gefahren, begleitet von Gefährten, von denen sie nicht weiß, ob sie ihnen vertrauen kann ... Beginn der Trilogie vom "Alten Königreich"

Rayuela

Himmel und Hölle ; Roman

Author: Julio Cortázar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518460573

Category:

Page: 645

View: 6569

The Death of A Thousand Cuts

Corporate Campaigns and the Attack on the Corporation

Author: Jarol B. Manheim,Professor of Political Communication and Political Science and Director of National Center for Communication Studies Jarol B Manheim, Prof PH.D.

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135648573

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 6177

A corporate campaign is an organized assault on the reputation of a company that has offended some interest group. Although corporate campaigns often involve political, economic, and legal tactics, they are centered around the media, where protagonists attempt to redefine the image--and undermine the reputation--of the target company. It is a strategy most frequently employed by unions but is also employed by special interests, such as environmental or human rights groups. Sometimes it is even employed by one corporation against another. It is a rapidly growing phenomenon that is still unknown to the general public, to most academics and journalists, and is rarely understood by the corporations that find themselves on the firing line. The Death of a Thousand Cuts argues and demonstrates that corporate campaigns are a distinctive phenomenon whose manifestations are today ubiquitous in both the marketplace and the media. This volume examines, in considerable detail, the history, strategy, tactics, effects, consequences, and likely future directions of the corporate campaign and of its nonlabor-based cousin, the anticorporate campaign. The book is based on ample sources and methods, among them an extensive review and analysis of media coverage, news releases, previous scholarship, union publications, campaign materials, interviews and conversations with individuals who have experienced corporate campaigns, public presentations by labor leaders and others, correspondence, Internet postings, case law summaries, documents, videotapes, and other materials. Through original data and interpretation, this book adds context and integration to these materials thus giving them new meaning. Key features of this outstanding new book include: * A thorough and clear explanation of what a corporate campaign is and how it differs from other more mundane "public relations" campaigns. * A detailed examination of strategies and tactics that includes their historical development. Some of the more high profile target companies in recent years include Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Caterpillar, Campbell's Soup, Federal Express, General Dynamics, Home Depot, International Paper, K-Mart, Nike, Texaco, Walmart, Starbucks, and UPS. * Hundreds of examples that help explain such contemporary events as the anti-sweatshop movement on college campuses, the living wage movement, and the protests against the World Trade Organization, International Monetary Fund, and World Bank. * A lengthy appendix contains abbreviated descriptions of nearly 200 corporate campaigns waged by labor unions and various advocacy groups since the idea of the corporate campaign was first developed in the 1960's.

Am Abgrund

Pakistan, Afghanistan und der Westen

Author: Ahmed Rashid

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783942377065

Category:

Page: 232

View: 7246

Schwarzer Montag

Roman

Author: Garth Nix

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 9783404205967

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 1867

Eigentlich ist Arthur Penhaligon kein Held. Genau genommen ist ihm sogar ein früher Tod vorherbestimmt. Doch dann rettet ihm ein merkwürdiger Gegenstand das Leben: ein Schlüssel, geformt wie ein Uhrzeiger. Mit dem Schlüssel kommen bizarre Wesen aus einer anderen Dimension: Finstere Boten mit Flügeln, eine Armee aus hundegesichtigen Schergen, angeführt von einem unheimlichen Fremden. Sie wollen den Schlüssel um jeden Preis zurück. Arthur wagt es, ein geheimnisvolles Haus zu betreten, das nur er sehen kann und das in andere Dimensionen führt. Dort will er die Geheimnisse des Schlüssels lüften ...