China In Books

Author: Robert D. Stueart
Editor: JAI Press(NY)
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The Vision Of China In The English Literature Of The Seventeenth And Eighteenth Centuries

Author: Adrian Hsia
Editor: Chinese University Press
ISBN: 9789622016088
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The people who shaped America's public broadcasting system thought it should be "a civilized voice in a civilized community" -- a clear alternative to commercial broadcasting. This book tells the story of how NPR has tried to embody this idea. Michael P. McCauley describes NPR's evolution from virtual obscurity in the early 1970s, when it was riddled with difficulties -- political battles, unseasoned leadership, funding problems -- to a first-rate broadcast organization. The book draws on a wealth of primary evidence, including fifty-seven interviews with people who have been central to the NPR story, and it places the network within the historical context of the wider U.S. radio industry. Since the late 1970s, NPR has worked hard to understand the characteristics of its audience. Because of this, its content is now targeted toward its most loyal listeners -- highly educated baby-boomers, for the most part -- who help support their local stations through pledges and fund drives.

Representations Of China In British Children S Fiction 1851 1911

Author: Shih-Wen Chen
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317066049
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In her extensively researched exploration of China in British children’s literature, Shih-Wen Chen provides a sustained critique of the reductive dichotomies that have limited insight into the cultural and educative role these fictions played in disseminating ideas and knowledge about China. Chen considers a range of different genres and types of publication-travelogue storybooks, historical novels, adventure stories, and periodicals-to demonstrate the diversity of images of China in the Victorian and Edwardian imagination. Turning a critical eye on popular and prolific writers such as Anne Bowman, William Dalton, Edwin Harcourt Burrage, Bessie Marchant, G.A. Henty, and Charles Gilson, Chen shows how Sino-British relations were influential in the representation of China in children’s literature, challenges the notion that nineteenth-century children’s literature simply parroted the dominant ideologies of the age, and offers insights into how attitudes towards children’s relationship with knowledge changed over the course of the century. Her book provides a fresh context for understanding how China was constructed in the period from 1851 to 1911 and sheds light on British cultural history and the history and uses of children’s literature.

Artists In China

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Artists in China is an unfiltered documentation of the current state of China's artistic resurgence, memorably illustrated with hundreds of color photographs. Fifty of the most important artists working in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou present themselves through their artwork and open the doors of their living and working spaces. Entering into the interior worlds of the artists allows the reader to develop not only a professional portrait of each but also a personal one so that they are no longer simply a line on an incomprehensible list of names. Artists in China has more than four hundred large format images that convey the atmosphere of the artists' eclectic spaces that canvas the intriguing variety of artwork currently being produced by Chinese painters, sculptors, photographers, installation and video artists. Art journalist Philip Tinari has written brief essays on the artists featured in the book, placing the activity of each within the context of the rapidly expanding world of Chinese art.

India And China In The Emerging Dynamics Of East Asia

Author: G. V. C. Naidu
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 8132221389
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Though considerable research literature is now available on China–India relations, most of it still follows a conventional narrative, viewing the relationship through the narrow conflictual prism limited to South Asia than in the new, larger perspective, especially in the context of emerging East Asian dynamics. This book offers comprehensive analyses of some of these issues in papers addressing two broad themes. One, significant trends in the relationship between China and India on a range of issues, including economic development models, their military strategies, and the boundary dispute; and two, how others are responding to the rise of India and China and their impact on East Asia. Together, the chapters constitute a comprehensive study on both China–India relations and their concurrent rise, including a variety of perspectives and methodologies. Written by some of the top experts on the subject from India, China, Japan, and Taiwan and covering a broad range of issues, the book will generate considerable interest in understanding this relatively neglected dimension of today’s East Asia.

China In The 1990s

Author: Robert Benewick
Editor: UBC Press
ISBN: 9780774806718
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Now updated with a chapter-length afterword by the editors on the end of the Deng era and its aftermath, China in the 1990s provides a comprehensive survey of a nation in transition. An understanding of this complex process requires a multidisciplinary and multidimensional approach, which the editors have achieved by bringing together experts from Britain, the United States, Europe, Australia, and Hong Kong who examine China's economic, political, military, cultural and social achievements and problems. The difficulties China still faces are enormous, some of them of its own making: pollution, urban sprawl, the insecurity of food supplies, the risks of political authoritarianism and the perils of liberalisation. Its population is still growing dramatically and is likely to be 1.5 billion by 2015, three times what it was when the P.R.C. was established in 1949. But since embarking on a reform programme which, at the time seemed experimental and hard to reconcile with official ideology, it has gone from being the 'sick man of Asia' to being one of the world's largest and fastest developing economies in what now looks to be a remarkably effective and well-managed transition.

China And The World

Author: David Shambaugh
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190062312
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As the world evolves in increasingly unpredictable directions, one of the key determinants of the future global order will surely be the impact of China. No country and no society can escape China's reach-indeed many seek its embrace. China brings benefits to many-but it's also a problematic interlocutor for others. In China and the World, one of the world's leading China specialists David Shambaugh has assembled fifteen leading international authorities on China to create the most comprehensive and up-to-date scholarly assessment of China's foreign relations and roles in international affairs. The volume covers China's contemporary position in all regions of the world, with all major powers, and across multiple arenas of China's international interactions. It also explores the sources of China's grand strategy, how the past shapes the present, and the impact of domestic factors that shape China's external behavior. China and the World is a uniquely focused and well-organized volume that provides many insights into China's calculations and behavior, and identifies a number of challenges China will face in the future.

Chinese Mother Goose Rhymes

Author: Robert Wyndham
Editor: Philomel
ISBN: 9780399208669
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An enchanting "album containing more than 40 rhymes, riddles, lullabies and games that have amused Chinese children since long before the time of the emperors . . ".--The New York Times Book Review. Full color. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

India And China In The Colonial World

Author: Bernhard Vogel
Editor: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9788187358206
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Contributed articles on foreign relations between India and China presented earlier at a seminar held in November 2000.

Critical Content Analysis Of Visual Images In Books For Young People

Author: Holly Johnson
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0429761058
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Extending the discussion of critical content analysis to the visual realm of picturebooks and graphic novels, this book provides a clear research methodology for understanding and analyzing visual imagery. Offering strategies for "reading" illustrations in global and multicultural literature, chapter authors explore and bring together critical theory and social semiotics while demonstrating how visual analysis can be used to uncover and analyze power, ideologies, inequity, and resistance in picturebooks and graphic novels. This volume covers a diverse range of texts and types of books and offers tools and procedures for interpreting visual images to enhance the understandings of researchers, teachers, and students as they engage with the visual culture that fills our world. These methods are significant not only to becoming a critical reader of literature but to also becoming a critical reader of visual images in everyday life.