Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife [3 volumes]

Author: Jonathan H. X. Lee

Publisher: ABC-CLIO


Category: Social Science

Page: 1254

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This comprehensive compilation of entries documents the origins, transmissions, and transformations of Asian American folklore and folklife. • More than 600 entries • Contributions from more than 170 expert contributors • Introductory essays covering disciplinary theories and methods in the study of folklore and folklife • An appendix of Asian American folktales

Geo-Architecture and Landscape in China’s Geographic and Historic Context

Volume 3 Geo-Architecture Blending into Nature

Author: Fang Wang

Publisher: Springer


Category: Social Science

Page: 299

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This book explores the concept of geo-architecture by analyzing the ways architectures are related to the local geography, including mingling or contrasting with surrounding landscape, adapting to mountainous or aquatic terrain, and selection of construction materials. Architectures build with such skillfully contrived strategies and techniques have become live exhibit of folk customs and served to record in profound detail the long history of mankind’s recognition of nature. The combined effect is such that the architecture grows out of the surrounding natural and human environment. This book is the third of a 4-volume book series. The series develops the innovative concept of “geo-architecture” by exploring the myriad influences of natural, human and historical factors upon architecture. These influences are considered in three categories, namely, interaction between architecture and nature, interaction between architecture and its human users and change in architecture over time--each category serves as a lens. Augmenting these lenses is the Time-Person-Place concept applied different geographic. The analysis ultimately focuses on two aspects: geographic influence on architecture and architectural response to geography. The over 1000 pictures of case architectures enriches the study with stunning and unique visual angles. "This unprecedented work will be a unique and valuable contribution to the literature. Integrating as it does the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and geography, Wang Fang’s voice is original, compelling, and will be much appreciated by English-speaking readers (and inside China, too, I can only imagine.)"Stephen M Ervin Assistant Dean Graduate School of Design, Harvard University July 2nd, 2013 "One reason for why there would be interest is because her research would fill some significant gaps in the literature.What is novel about Dr. Wang’s series is that she further extends this intellectual project of looking at Chinese architecture through Chinese eyes, by taking it one provocative step further."Annette M. Kim Associate Professor Department of Urban Studies and Planning, M.I.T. July 1st, 2013

Economies Of China And India, The: Cooperation And Conflict (In 3 Volumes)

Author: Agarwal Manmohan

Publisher: World Scientific


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1020

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China and India, the two largest developing countries, are developing rapidly both inside themselves and towards global markets. Are these two economies dual or dueling? This 3-volume set tries to answer this question by providing comprehensive analyses scoping varied economic issues. This volume set covers both China's and India's strategies and objectives in international governance, their bilateral and multilateral trade agreement negotiations, financial liberalization, growth prospects, rural development and agriculture, income distribution, labor market mechanism, manufacturing and competitiveness upgrading, as well as environmental and other social issues. The set collects papers (most unpublished until now) written by Chinese and Indian researchers who have rich experiences and strong backgrounds in policy analyses and are well connected to Chinese and Indian policy makers. Thus, these papers contain valuable first-hand information about China's and India's development strategies. This makes this volume set an essential source of reference for China–India comparisons and studies. 0Readership: Students, researchers, and academics who are interested in the interactions between and the dynamics of two of the world's largest economies. China, India, Economic Development, Comparison, Competitiveness0

Asia in the Making of Europe

Vol. III, Bk. 4: A Century of Advance - East Asia

Author: Donald Frederick Lach

Publisher: University of Chicago Press


Category: Asia

Page: 752

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Annotation This monumental series, acclaimed as a "masterpiece of comprehensive scholarship" in theNew York Times Book Review, reveals the impact of Asia's high civilizations on the development of modern Western society. The authors examine the ways in which European encounters with Asia have altered the development of Western society, art, literature, science, and religion since the Renaissance. In Volume III:A Century of Advance, the authors have researched seventeenth-century European writings on Asia in an effort to understand how contemporaries saw Asian societies and peoples

The Grand Documentation

Ernst Boerschmann and Chinese Religious Architecture (1906–1931)

Author: Eduard Kögel

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG


Category: Architecture

Page: 592

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Ernst Boerschmann was the most influential foreign architectural researcher in China in the first half of the twentieth century. This book concerns his three-year research expedition through the Chinese Empire (1906–1909). He was the first Westerner to systematically document China’s religious architecture, returning from his travels with thousands of photographs, sketches, and architectural surveys. His six major publications leading up to 1931, described here alongside the reactions they caused, were milestones on the path to formal study of Chinese architectural history, long before Chinese academics themselves began to take interest in the subject in the 1930s.

International Encyclopedia of Digital Communication and Society, 3 Volume Set

Author: Dixons Chair in New Media and the Internet Interdepartmental Programme in Media and Communications Robin Mansell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Computers

Page: 1296

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"The International Encyclopedia of Digital Communication and Society" offers critical assessments of theoretical and applied research on digitally-mediated communication, a central area of study in the 21st century. - Examines topics with unprecedented breadth and depth, with the aim of bringing together international and interdisciplinary perspectives - Organized in an accessible A-Z format with over 150 entries on key topics ranging from 2,000 to 10,000 words - Addresses a full range of topics including digitally-mediated social media, commercial applications and online gaming, to law and policy analysis and information and communication technologies for development - Published with a regularly updated online edition which will ensure readers are kept abreast of the latest developments in research- Part of "The Wiley Blackwell-ICA International Encyclopedias of Communication" series, published in conjunction with the "International Communication Association"

Building Knowledge, Constructing Histories, volume 2

Proceedings of the 6th International Congress on Construction History (6ICCH 2018), July 9-13, 2018, Brussels, Belgium

Author: Ine Wouters

Publisher: CRC Press


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 696

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Building Knowledge, Constructing Histories brings together the papers presented at the Sixth International Congress on Construction History (6ICCH, Brussels, Belgium, 9-13 July 2018). The contributions present the latest research in the field of construction history, covering themes such as: - Building actors - Building materials - The process of building - Structural theory and analysis - Building services and techniques - Socio-cultural aspects - Knowledge transfer - The discipline of Construction History The papers cover various types of buildings and structures, from ancient times to the 21st century, from all over the world. In addition, thematic papers address specific themes and highlight new directions in construction history research, fostering transnational and interdisciplinary collaboration. Building Knowledge, Constructing Histories is a must-have for academics, scientists, building conservators, architects, historians, engineers, designers, contractors and other professionals involved or interested in the field of construction history. This is volume 2 of the book set.

China and International Security: History, Strategy, and 21st-Century Policy [3 volumes]

History, Strategy, and 21st-Century Policy

Author: Donovan C. Chau

Publisher: ABC-CLIO


Category: Political Science

Page: 880

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The first work of its kind, this strategic assessment of China's national security reveals the nation's intentions, capabilities, and threats—and their implications for the United States and the world. • Offers a strategic assessment of China, past and present • Analyzes China's traditional and non-traditional security threats, including economic and resource security • Provides a cogent examination of China's security strategies—historically, regionally, and internationally • Includes in-depth discussions of China's internal security dynamics • Shares original research performed by leading scholars in the field, professional intelligence analysts, and journalists based in East Asia