The Chinese Earth

Although deconstruction has become a popular catchword, as an intellectual movement it has never entirely caught on within the university.

Author: Congwen Shen

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231054850

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 292

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Although deconstruction has become a popular catchword, as an intellectual movement it has never entirely caught on within the university. For some in the academy, deconstruction, and Jacques Derrida in particular, are responsible for the demise of accountability in the study of literature. Countering these facile dismissals of Derrida and deconstruction, Herman Rapaport explores the incoherence that has plagued critical theory since the 1960s and the resulting legitimacy crisis in the humanities. Against the backdrop of a rich, informed discussion of Derrida's writings -- and how they have been misconstrued by critics and admirers alike -- The Theory Mess investigates the vicissitudes of Anglo-American criticism over the past thirty years and proposes some possibilities for reform.



Between Heaven and Earth

“Comprehensive, encyclopedic, and lucid, this book is a must for all practitioners of the healing arts who want to broaden their understanding.

Author: Harriet Beinfield

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0804151733

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 448

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“Comprehensive, encyclopedic, and lucid, this book is a must for all practitioners of the healing arts who want to broaden their understanding. Readers interested in the role of herbs and foods in healing will also find much to learn here, as I have. . . . A fine work.”—Annemarie Colbin, author of Food and Healing The promise and mystery of Chinese medicine has intrigued and fascinated Westerners ever since the “Bamboo Curtain” was lifted in the early 1970s. Now, in Between Heaven and Earth, two of the foremost American educators and healers in the Chinese medical profession demystify this centuries-old approach to health. Harriet Beinfeld and Efrem Korngold, pioneers in the practice of acupuncture and herbal medicine in the United States for over eighteen years, explain the philosophy behind Chinese medicine, how it works and what it can do. Combining Eastern traditions with Western sensibilities in a unique blend that is relevant today, Between Heaven and Earth addresses three vital areas of Chinese medicine—theory, therapy, and types—to present a comprehensive, yet understandable guide to this ancient system. Whether you are a patient with an aggravating complaint or a curious intellectual seeker, Between Heaven and Earth opens the door to a vast storehouse of knowledge that bridges the gap between mind and body, theory and practice, professional and self-care, East and West. “Groundbreaking . . . Here at last is a complete and readable guide to Chinese medicine.”—San Francisco Chronicle

The Chinese Earth

A collection of stories by Shen Ts'ung-wen, written between the mid-1920s and mid-1930s.

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ISBN: 9780231879736

Category: LITERARY CRITICISM

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A collection of stories by Shen Ts'ung-wen, written between the mid-1920s and mid-1930s.

Chinese Astrology 2018 Year Of The Earth Dog

"Chinese Astrology: 2018 Year of the Earth Dog" will be your invaluable tool on the way to reaching the the next level of personal success and fulfillment. Author Donna Stellhorn has included two special bonus sections in this book.

Author: Donna Stellhorn

Publisher: ETC Publishing

ISBN: 1944622187

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 322

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What does 2018, Chinese Year of the Earth Dog have in store for you? Will your family prosper? Will our dreams start to become reality? We all wonder about the future. This book is a comprehensive guide to what is coming up for you in 2018. Chinese Astrologer, Feng Shui Expert, and Author Donna Stellhorn's popular annual series of predictions and Feng Shui cures is now in its eighth year. She does the research and offers the most useful insights into the things you can do to improve your luck in the areas of love, money, career and much more. Her instructions are based on thousand-year-old traditions, and are easy to follow once you are aware of them. And they work! You can increase your good fortune, your good luck potential, and attract what you want into your life. This year Chinese Astrology 2018, Year of the Earth Dog includes predictions for every month for each and every Chinese Zodiac sign. You'll find tips on these topics and many more: * Finding new love or supporting your existing relationship * Financial opportunities and career/job prospects * Home and family (as well as tips for increasing fertility energy) * Energy surrounding legal matters and education * You and your family's protection and safety, and much more! You'll have access to this comprehensive information, right at your finger tips! In "Chinese Astrology: 2018 Year of the Earth Dog" you will find more than just predictions. You'll find easy-to-follow guidelines to help you work with specific Feng Shui Cures for each individual Chinese Zodiac Sign. This book also contains: * Mercury Retrograde dates and tips * Solar and Lunar Eclipse dates and information * 2018 Flying Star predictions Chinese New Year begins mid-February 2018, but that's just the beginning of this exciting year! You'll want to know how to bring in luck, love and prosperity energy all year long. This is the best book you will find that reveals forecasts for every aspect of your life in the coming year 2018. "Chinese Astrology: 2018 Year of the Earth Dog" will be your invaluable tool on the way to reaching the the next level of personal success and fulfillment. Author Donna Stellhorn has included two special bonus sections in this book. First, the bonus chapter on the 144 compatibility combinations in Chinese astrology can help you find out who you click with; and then you can discover tips about the best things to do when you want a relationship with someone to work out. Another chapter explores how to work with gemstones and crystals, and offers instructions on how to energize them. You can use this information to make the crystals and gemstones you already own more powerful and more effective. Imagine yourself a year from now...you're at a party, talking to some people you've just met. They are frustrated and worried about their jobs, their relationships, and whether or not they will have the money they need in the future. You listen and sympathize but inside, you feel very happy and very blessed. Why? Because a year ago you took the time to review what was ahead for you. You took some simple steps to improve your situation. You took action to create positive luck for yourself and your loved ones. Now you are in a whole new place in your life. And it feels great! Get your copy of "Chinese Astrology: 2018 Year of the Earth Dog" now, and make the most of this opportunity to get ahead in your life!

Feng Shui The Living Earth Manual

This is the perfect book for those new to Feng-Shui or someone who is interested in expanding their knowledge.

Author: Stephen Skinner

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462900054

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

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The ancient Chinese art of Feng-Shui, the basis of man's relationship with the land, has practitioners and followers throughout the Western world, from rural communities to big cities. Not just an Eastern practice any more, Feng-Shui can be found around the globe. Feng-Shui is an art that stresses the importance of living in harmony with nature. The Chinese believe that the earth has channels of energy known as 'dragon-lines', comparable with the meridians of the human body, and the buildings, towns and rooms should be designed and constructed so as not to obstruct these channels. According to the principles of Feng-Shui, living in harmony with the earth's field of energy will promote prosperity, peace and happiness. Living Earth Feng Shui is a fascinating book which outlines how Feng-Shui can be applied on a small or large scale, in the busiest cities or the smallest room. Author Stephen Skinner outlines its history and philosophy, clearly showing how it can be used to determine the site and arrangement of dwelling places in order to enhance the quality of life of the inhabitants. This is the perfect book for those new to Feng-Shui or someone who is interested in expanding their knowledge.


Yinyang

By putting yinyang on a secure and clear philosophical footing, the book roots the concept in the original Chinese idiom, distancing it from Western assumptions, frameworks and terms, yet also seeking to connect its analysis to shared cross ...

Author: Robin R. Wang

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139536214

Category: Philosophy

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The concept of yinyang lies at the heart of Chinese thought and culture. The relationship between these two opposing, yet mutually dependent, forces is symbolized in the familiar black and white symbol that has become an icon in popular culture across the world. The real significance of yinyang is, however, more complex and subtle. This brilliant and comprehensive analysis by one of the leading authorities in the field captures the richness and multiplicity of the meanings and applications of yinyang, including its visual presentations. Through a vast range of historical and textual sources, the book examines the scope and role of yinyang, the philosophical significance of its various layers of meanings and its relation to numerous schools and traditions within Chinese (and Western) philosophy. By putting yinyang on a secure and clear philosophical footing, the book roots the concept in the original Chinese idiom, distancing it from Western assumptions, frameworks and terms, yet also seeking to connect its analysis to shared cross-cultural philosophical concerns.



China s Virtual Monopoly of Rare Earth Elements

This book surveys the Rare Earths mining industry, discusses the extent to which Rare Earths really are scarce elsewhere in the world and assesses the economics of production, considering arguments for the rationing of supply, for higher ...

Author: Roland Howanietz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351109898

Category: Social Science

Page: 178

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Rare Earth Elements are a group of 17 metals which have a central role in modern industry, increasingly used in the fields of green technologies, high technological consumer goods, industrial and medical appliances and modern weapons systems. Although deposits of Rare Earths are globally dispersed, over 90% of global demand has been provided by Chinese mines since the late 1990s, leading to a situation where China has a virtual monopoly. This book surveys the Rare Earths mining industry, discusses the extent to which Rare Earths really are scarce elsewhere in the world and assesses the economics of production, considering arguments for the rationing of supply, for higher pricing and for a total export embargo. This actually occurred in 2010, demonstrating the vulnerability of the rest of the world to China’s control of these increasingly vital resources.

The Good Earth

A Chinese peasant overcomes the forces of nature and the frailties of human nature to become a wealthy landowner.

Author: Pearl S. Buck

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 9780785795285

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 92

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A Chinese peasant overcomes the forces of nature and the frailties of human nature to become a wealthy landowner.

Broken Earth

An anthropologist and Sinologist, Stephen W. Mosher, lived and worked in rural China in late 1979 and early 1980.

Author: Steven W. Mosher

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439119678

Category: History

Page: 348

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An anthropologist and Sinologist, Stephen W. Mosher, lived and worked in rural China in late 1979 and early 1980. His shocking revelations about conditions there have earned him the condemnation of the Beijing (Peking) government, which denounces him as a "foreign spy."

Your Chinese Horoscope 2017 What the Year of the Rooster holds in store for you

This complete guide contains all the predictions you will need to take you into the year ahead – an interesting year offering scope, awareness and much possibility.

Author: Neil Somerville

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008144532

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

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The year 2017 is the Chinese Year of the Rooster – what will this mean for you? This complete guide contains all the predictions you will need to take you into the year ahead – an interesting year offering scope, awareness and much possibility.

Your Chinese Horoscope 2016 What the Year of the Monkey holds in store for you

This complete guide contains all the predictions you will need to take you into the year ahead – an interesting year offering scope, awareness and much possibility.

Author: Neil Somerville

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007588267

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

View: 509

The year 2016 is the Chinese Year of the Monkey – what will this mean for you? This complete guide contains all the predictions you will need to take you into the year ahead – an interesting year offering scope, awareness and much possibility.

Bringing Heaven to Earth

Shining a light on a little-known area of Chinese decorative arts from 1850 to 1930, this lavishly illustrated book presents dazzling jewelry from an important private North American collection.

Author: Elizabeth Herridge

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780995557703

Category: Art

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The prowess of Chinese creative abilities in the decorative arts in the 19th and early 20th centuries was well known globally, but, while much has been written about Chinese textiles and on the influence of the East on European styles of the time, the story of the influence of Western formats and tastes on the manufacture of Chinese jewelry in the period has, amazingly, never been told. In examining 50 objects of extraordinary quality from an important private North American collection, this book seeks to redress the situation and reveal the splendor of silver and silver-gilt jewelry of the late Qing dynasty. An ancient and sophisticated culture, the Chinese who have since records begun made up about a quarter of world s population had almost everything they could need or want within their own borders except for silver. The metal had long cultural, commercial and governmental associations but had to be imported largely from South America, after both national and Japanese reserves were quickly exhausted by huge Chinese demand. Beginning in the mid 19th century where the story told here begins after two successive defeats in the Opium Wars, sixteen treaty ports were established on coastal and inland cities, enabling Western merchants freer movement and trade with the Chinese. The 50 pieces of jewelry and ornament presented here have been beautifully photographed and carefully documented. In superb unrestored condition, the objects incorporate exotic materials like tiger-shark teeth, teak wood, amber, precious and semiprecious stones from India and Sri Lanka, enamel, as well as finely carved and pierced nephrite, jadeite and lapis lazuli. Daoist imagery and motifs dominate but with the inclusion of some surprising Buddhist imagery as well. Though not from the imperial collection of the Qing, these exquisite pieces were seemingly commissioned and worn by prosperous members of the society from all over the vast country. The differences in manufacture, even in this varied sample of 50 items, is striking. Their appeal is more than just aesthetic, and their design and decoration speak of the social, religious, economic and political climate of their time. Questions regarding the sale and consumption of these object are discussed, and changing local and foreign tastes in the wake of the fall of the Qing dynasty and the establishment of the Republican period are also addressed."

Down to Earth

The contributors argue that local society in the Delta was integrated into the Chinese state through a series of changes that involved constant redefinition of lineages, territories, and ethnic identities.

Author: David Faure

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804724350

Category: History

Page: 286

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The contributors argue that local society in the Delta was integrated into the Chinese state through a series of changes that involved constant redefinition of lineages, territories, and ethnic identities. The emergence of lineages in the Ming and Qing dynasties, the deployment of deities in local alliances, and the shrewd use of ethnic labels provided terms for a discourse that reified the criteria for membership in Chinese local society. The ideology produced by these developments continued to serve as the norm for the legitimation of power in local society through the Republican period

Journey Into the Interior of the Earth

The narrative portrays the enthusiasm and determination of the characters and the sensational adventures that they encounter. A deep sense of mystery pervades throughout the book and is eloquent of the author's imagination.

Author: Jules Verne

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1425042201

Category: Fiction

Page: 556

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An interesting and thrilling saga about a journey to the centre of the earth is presented. The narrative portrays the enthusiasm and determination of the characters and the sensational adventures that they encounter. A deep sense of mystery pervades throughout the book and is eloquent of the author's imagination.