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Losing Face

Author : Susan J. Pharr
ISBN : 0520080920
Genre : History
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How does a "homogeneous" society like Japan treat the problem of social inequality? Losing Face looks beyond conventional structural categories (race, class, ethnicity) to focus on conflicts based on differences in social status. Three rich and revealing case studies explore crucial asymmetries of age, sex, and former caste. How does a "homogeneous" society like Japan treat the problem of social inequality? Losing Face looks beyond conventional structural categories (race, class, ethnicity) to focus on conflicts based on differences in social status. Three rich and revealing case studies explore crucial asymmetries of age, sex, and former caste.

Losing Face Finding Grace

Author : Tom Lin
ISBN : 0830816844
Genre : Religion
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Here are a dozen inductive Bible studies written especially for young Asian-Americans who sometimes struggle with identity and questions of grace. These sensitive studies point to hope embedded in Scripture.

Losing Face

Author : Kathy Torpie
ISBN : 1869505786
Genre : Disfigured persons
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Losing Face

Author : C. W. Smith
ISBN : 9781105595158
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Losing Face

Author : Annie Try
ISBN : 9781780991207
Genre : Fiction
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Losing Face takes the form of Word documents, interspersed with emails. It covers the accident and recovery of Cass, who sustains terrible facial injuries in a car crash, including the loss of an eye. Her friend Em supports her throughout and the two very different girls struggle in their own ways to cope as Cass undergoes surgery, eventually returning to a mixed reception in school. Throughout the story, friendship and values are challenged, particularly through Cass's relationships with her mother and with her boyfriend, Spider. Courage is redefined and the triumphant final chapters celebrate that life is worth living. New beginnings and new relationships are promised.

Doing Business In The New China

Author : Birgit Zinzius
ISBN : 0275980316
Genre : Business & Economics
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Provides an objective, unbiased portrait of the Chinese market for investors, managers on global assignments, and entrepreneurs.

The Architectural Uncanny

Author : Anthony Vidler
ISBN : 0262720183
Genre : Architecture
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The Architectural Uncanny presents an engaging and original series of meditations onissues and figures that are at the heart of the most pressing debates surrounding architecturetoday. Anthony Vidler interprets contemporary buildings and projects in light of the resurgentinterest in the uncanny as a metaphor for a fundamentally "unhomely" modern condition. The essaysare at once historical - serving to situate contemporary discourse in its own intellectual traditionand theoretical - opening up the complex and difficult relationships between politics, socialthought, and architectural design in an era when the reality of homelessness and the idealism of theneo-avant-garde have never seemed so far apart.Vidler, one of the deftest and surest critics of thecontemporary scene, explores aspects of architecture through notions of the uncanny as they havebeen developed in literature, philosophy, and psychology from the beginning of the nineteenthcentury to the present. He interprets the unsettling qualities of today's architecture - itsfragmented neo-constructivist forms reminiscent of dismembered bodies, its "seeing walls"replicating the passive gaze of domestic cyborgs, its historical monuments indistinguishable fromglossy reproductions - in the light of modern reflection on questions of social and individualestrangement, alienation, exile, and homelessness.Focusing on the work of architects such as BernardTschumi, Rem Koolhaas, Peter Eisenman, Coop Himmelblau, John Hejduk, Elizabeth Diller, and RicardoScofidio, as well as theorists of the urban condition, Vidler delineates the problems and paradoxesassociated with the subject of domesticity.Anthony Vidler is William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor ofArchitecture at Princeton University. His most recent book is Claude-Nicolas Ledoux: Architectureand Social Reform at the End of the Ancien Régime.

Wealth And Power

Author : Orville Schell
ISBN : 9780679645382
Genre : History
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Through a series of lively and absorbing portraits of iconic modern Chinese leaders and thinkers, two of today’s foremost specialists on China provide a panoramic narrative of this country’s rise to preeminence that is at once analytical and personal. How did a nation, after a long and painful period of dynastic decline, intellectual upheaval, foreign occupation, civil war, and revolution, manage to burst forth onto the world stage with such an impressive run of hyperdevelopment and wealth creation—culminating in the extraordinary dynamism of China today? Wealth and Power answers this question by examining the lives of eleven influential officials, writers, activists, and leaders whose contributions helped create modern China. This fascinating survey begins in the lead-up to the first Opium War with Wei Yuan, the nineteenth-century scholar and reformer who was one of the first to urge China to borrow ideas from the West. It concludes in our time with human-rights advocate and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, an outspoken opponent of single-party rule. Along the way, we meet such titans of Chinese history as the Empress Dowager Cixi, public intellectuals Feng Guifen, Liang Qichao, and Chen Duxiu, Nationalist stalwarts Sun Yat-sen and Chiang Kai-shek, and Communist Party leaders Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, and Zhu Rongji. The common goal that unites all of these disparate figures is their determined pursuit of fuqiang, “wealth and power.” This abiding quest for a restoration of national greatness in the face of a “century of humiliation” at the hands of the Great Powers came to define the modern Chinese character. It’s what drove both Mao and Deng to embark on root-and-branch transformations of Chinese society, first by means of Marxism-Leninism, then by authoritarian capitalism. And this determined quest remains the key to understanding many of China’s actions today. By unwrapping the intellectual antecedents of today’s resurgent China, Orville Schell and John Delury supply much-needed insight into the country’s tortured progression from nineteenth-century decline to twenty-first-century boom. By looking backward into the past to understand forces at work for hundreds of years, they help us understand China today and the future that this singular country is helping shape for all of us. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH “Superb . . . beautifully written and neatly structured.”—Financial Times “[An] engaging narrative of the intellectual and cultural origins of China’s modern rise.”—The New York Times Book Review “Informative and insightful . . . a must-read for anyone with an interest in the world’s fastest-rising superpower.”—Slate “It does a better job than most other books of answering a basic question the rest of the world naturally asks about China’s recent rise: What does China want?”—The Atlantic “The portraits are beautifully written and bring to life not only their subjects but also the mood and intellectual debates of the times in which they lived.”—Foreign Affairs “Excellent and erudite . . . [The authors] combine scholarly learning with a reportorial appreciation of colorful, revealing details.”—The National Interest From the Hardcover edition.

Faces Around The World A Cultural Encyclopedia Of The Human Face

Author : Margo DeMello
ISBN : 9781598846188
Genre : Social Science
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This book provides a comprehensive examination of the human face, providing fascinating information from biological, cultural, and social perspectives. • A complete bibliography of sources and index of subjects • Includes 100 images, numerous sidebars, and interesting "pop-out" quotes related to the face

Show Me Your Mad Face

Author : Connie Schnoes, Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781545721582
Genre : Self-Help
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Children get angy for many different reasons. Exhausted parents often try to avoid anything that might trigger their anger. Author Dr. Connie Schnoes, however, tells parents not to shield children from situations that make them angry. Instead, all children must learn that feeling angry sometimes is normal and there are appropriate ways to control and express anger without hurting themselves or others.

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