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Encyclopedia Of Contemporary Chinese Culture

Author : Edward L. Davis
ISBN : 9780415777162
Genre : History
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Collects entries on contemporary Chinese culture since 1980, discussing such topics as prisons, underground churches, and rock groups.

The Encyclopedia Of Contemporary Japanese Culture

Author : Sandra Buckley
ISBN : 041548152X
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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With more than 700 alphabetically arranged entries, The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Japanese Culture offers extensive coverage of Japanese culture spanning from the end of the Japanese Imperialist period in 1945, right up to the present day. Entries range from shorter definitions, histories or biographies to longer overview essays giving an in-depth treatment of major issues. Culture is defined in its broadest sense to allow for coverage of the diversity of practice and production in a country as vibrant and rapidly changing as Japan. Including a new preface by the editor to bring the book fully up-to-date with cultural developments since 2001, this Encyclopedia will be an invaluable reference tool for students of Japanese and Asian Studies, as well as providing a fascinating insight into Japanese culture for the general reader.

Encyclopedia Of Contemporary British Culture

Author : Peter Childs
ISBN : 9781134755547
Genre : Reference
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Boasting more than 970 alphabetically-arranged entries, the Encyclopedia of Contemporary British Culture surveys British cultural practices and icons in the latter half of the twentieth century. It examines high and popular culture and encompasses both institutional and alternative aspects of British culture. It provides insight into the whole spectrum of British contemporary life. Topics covered include: architecture, pubs, film, internet and current takes on the monarchy. Cross-referencing and a thematic contents list enable readers to identify related articles. The entries range from short biographical synopses to longer overview essays on key issues. This Encyclopedia is essential reading for anyone interested in British culture. It also provides a cultural context for students of English, Modern History and Comparative European Studies.

Encyclopedia Of Contemporary American Culture

Author : Robert Gregg
ISBN : 9781134719280
Genre : Reference
File Size : 80. 82 MB
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As a meeting point for world cultures, the USA is characterized by its breadth and diversity. Acknowledging that diversity is the fundamental feature of American culture, this volume is organized around a keen awareness of race, gender, class and space and with over 1,200 alphabetically-arranged entries - spanning 'the American century' from the end of World War II to the present day - the Encyclopedia provides a one-stop source for insightful and stimulating coverage of all aspects of that culture. Entries range from short definitions to longer overview essays and with full cross-referencing, extensive indexing, and a thematic contents list, this volume provides an essential cultural context for both teachers and students of American studies, as well as providing fascinating insights into American culture for the general reader. The suggestions for further reading, which follows most entries, are also invaluable guides to more specialized sources.

The World Encyclopedia Of Contemporary Theatre

Author : Don Rubin
ISBN : 0415260876
Genre : History
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This new paperback edition provides a unique examination of theatre in Asia and the Pacific and is written by leading experts from within the countries covered. Its far-reaching scope and broad interpretation of theatre (to include all types of performance) set it apart from any other similar publication. Entries on 33 Asian countries are featured in this volume, preceded by introductory essays on Asian Theatre, Theatre in the Pacific, History and Culture, Cosmology, Music, Dance, Theatre for Young Audiences, Mask Theatre and Puppetry. The volume contains approximately 300,000 words and includes national essays of up to 25,000 words each. The countries include: Afghanistan * Australia * Bangladesh * Bhutan * Brunei * Cambodia * India * Indonesia * Iran * Japan * Kazakhstan *Kirghizia * Laos * Malaysia * Myanmar * Mongolia * Nepal *New Zealand * Pakistan * Papua New Guinea * PhilippinesNew Zealand * Pakistan * Papua New Guinea * Philippines *Singapore * South Korea * South Pacific * Sri Lanka * Tadjikistan * Thailand * Turkmenistan * Vietnam

Encyclopedia Of Modern Asia China India Relations To Hyogo

Author : David Levinson
ISBN : 0684312433
Genre : History
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Online version of: Encyclopedia of modern Asia. New York : Scribner, 2002. 6 v.

Modern Japan

Author : James L. Huffman
ISBN : 0815325258
Genre : History
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"First Published in 1998, Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company."

Die Fallgrube Der Modernisierung Von He Qinglian Reaktionen Auf Ein Systemkritisches Werk In China

Author : Philipp Zielke
ISBN : 9783842873193
Genre : Business & Economics
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Im Jahre 1998 ver”ffentlichte die Journalistin He Qinglian die ?Fallgrube der Modernisierung?, eine Revue der chinesischen Wirtschaftsreformen seit 1978. Darin formuliert sie eine umfassende Kritik an der verfehlten Modernisierung Chinas und prangert offen die Korruption und Schattenwirtschaft an, welche die Volksrepublik bedrohlich nah an die Fallgrube der Modernisierung gefhrt hat. Dieses Werk war so brisant, dass sein Manuskript nur mit Verz”gerungen und Entsch„rfungen publiziert werden konnte. Trotzdem entwickelte sich unter chinesischen Intellektuellen eine hitzige Debatte ber Methodik und Inhalt von He Qinglians Analyse. Wie die vorliegende Untersuchung aufzeigt, standen in der Debatte weniger die aufgestellten Thesen im Fokus, als vielmehr He Qinglians Kritik an ihren ”konomischen Kollegen. So suchte sie nach einer Antwort auf die Frage nach der Wertneutralit„t der Wirtschaftswissenschaften und kritisierte den achtlosen Umgang chinesischer ™konomen mit westlichen Wirtschaftstheorien. Diese Studie basiert auf einer detaillierten Untersuchung von Artikeln aus chinesischsprachigen Journalen und zeigt, dass kaum eine Diskussion von He Qinglians Thesen stattgefunden hat. Kritiker zweifeln die verwendete Methodik und die Quellen an und bestreiten den Nutzen von He Qinglians Analyse. Auch die Befrworter rezipieren bestenfalls einige Thesen, ohne jedoch inhaltlich weiter auf sie einzugehen. Die Debatte wurde im Jahre 2000 von der Regierung erstickt, nachdem He China als ?polarisierte Hochrisikogesellschaft? bezeichnete und von einer ?institutionalisierten Korruption? schrieb. Seit 2001 lebt He Qinglian in den Vereinigten Staaten. Auch zw”lf Jahre nach der Debatte verlieren ihre Thesen kaum an Relevanz. Die Einkommensverteilung ist noch ungerechter geworden und gegen die Korruption konnten noch immer keine erfolgreichen Waffen eingesetzt werden.

Historical Dictionary Of Chinese Cinema

Author : Tan Ye
ISBN : 9780810879133
Genre : Performing Arts
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The Historical Dictionary of Chinese Cinema covers the history of Chinese Cinema through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section contains several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on films, directors, and historical figures. This book is an excellent access point for anyone interested in Chinese cinema and for scholars interested in investigating ideas for future research.

Encyclopedia Of China

Author : Dorothy Perkins
ISBN : 9781135935627
Genre : Reference
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Presents a representative cross-section of entries on all aspects of the history and culture of China. Alphabetically organized, the entries include* major cities and provinces* historical eras and figures* government and politics* economics* religion* language and the writing system* food and customs* sports and martial arts* crafts and architecture* important Chinese figures outside of mainland China* important Westerners in China.

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