Transforming Paradigms in Confucian-Christian Dialogue
Author: John H. Berthrong
Publisher: SUNY Press
This book is a study of comparative philosophy and theology. The themes are the critical issues arising from the modern interpretation of Confucian doctrine as they confront the Christian beliefs of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
A comprehensive, contemporary portrait of China's culinary landscape and the geography and history that has shaped it, with more than 300 recipes. Vaulting from ancient taverns near the Yangtze River to banquet halls in modern Taipei, All Under Heaven is the first cookbook in English to examine all 35 cuisines of China. Drawing on centuries' worth of culinary texts, as well as her own years working, eating, and cooking in Taiwan, Carolyn Phillips has written a spirited, symphonic love letter to the flavors and textures of Chinese cuisine. With hundreds of recipes--from simple Fried Green Onion Noodles to Lotus-Wrapped Spicy Rice Crumb Pork--written with clear, step-by-step instructions, All Under Heaven serves as both a handbook for the novice and a source of inspiration for the veteran chef. — Los Angeles Times: Favorite Cookbooks of 2016
Pearl S. Buck is a humanitarian writer and her writings are of moral issues that deal with many aspects of the sordid atmosphere of the modern world and the inner torments of mankind. Her novels are about problems exist in the real society where she lived and wrote her novels. This book is a thematic study of two of Buck’s novels: All Under Heaven and The Devil Never Sleeps. In All Under Heaven Pearl Buck depicts the bad consequences of the Cold War on people’s life and criticizes the racial discrimination caused by the Cold War and tries to reduce that racial superiority because she believed that all under heaven are one. Also, she enlightens us about dilemmas faced by masses of American women. She criticizes women’s passive role and doing nothing in order to improve their situation in a society dominated by men. In The Devil Never Sleeps, Buck presents people’s sufferings and wretched life because of communism. She shows that most of the revolutionary parties’ promises are not true. They promise their followers a perfect life, demolishing of classes and people will be given whatever they want or wish. But, only then, people will discover that this is not really what they were looking for, or wished.
A heroic figure in the shaping of modern China, Sun Yat-sen has engendered much controversy among scholars and historians. Now, drawing on new archival and documentary material, Sidney H. Ch'ang and Leonard H. D. Gordon have produced a comprehensive study of China's enigmatic revolutionary. In reviewing Sun's career as a revolutionary activist and theorist, the authors focus on Sun's writings, ranging from books and formal speeches to telegrams and personal correspondence. By undertaking a fresh scrutiny of Sun's oeuvre, the authors give us a compelling portrait of a man who was both a visionary and a pragmatist. Chang and Gordon help us understand the ideological foundation of Sun's revolutionay process, a foundation that influences Chinese events today. Of the four major documents constituting the core of Sun's legacy, the authors focus particularly on the San Min Chu I, the ideological doctrine that sets forth measures to bring about a new political and economic framework for China. The authors detail the evolution of Sun's views and the intellectual challenges he faced in integrating such often conflicting strands as traditional Chinese though, revolutionary strategy and objective, and communist theory.
When Robert Sloan and Heidi Faust first meet mutual attraction follows soon thereafter. Rob, a marital and sex therapist has no idea that the attractive young woman with whom he has made a date has been for three years a high class call girl. The couple spends most of their free time together and their love for each other only grows deeper. Heidi, fearful she might run into one of her customers, and fearful of the impact it will have on their relationship concludes that she must tell Rob about her past. Rob, although deeply wounded concludes that his love for Heidi is too great and prostitute or not, he will not give her up. When he compares his sexual experience with Heidis, he is forced to confront uncertainties and anxieties he has not faced before. Heidi, with only limited success, does her best to assure Rob that his fears and anxieties are unwarranted. The couple finds marital bliss which only intensifies during their three years together until, that is, Heidi informs Rob she is returning to her profession as a call girl. Then all hell breaks loose. In this poignant love story, two people who could not be further apart in their professional backgrounds embark on an unlikely love affair that without warning, comes to an abrupt end. Love is replaced with hatred which leads to both learning the truth not only about each other, but also about themselves. In the end love proves to be far more enduring than hatred and a love which has never cooled once again characterizes Robs and Heidis marriage.
Jeanne-Marie Gescher, a highly-respected China observer who has lived in Beijing since 1989, argues that China's importance lies not in its economic power, but in a 5,000 year question about order: is order to be found under a top-down ruler or does it depend on the voices of human beings?