Il Cinese Per Gli Italiani Corso Avanzato

Author: Federico Masini
ISBN: 9788820359362
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Pagodas In Play

Author: Adrienne Ward
Editor: Bucknell University Press
ISBN: 0838756964
Size: 15,76 MB
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Pagodas in Play analyzes the treatment of China in the imaginative and spectacular world of eighteenth-century Italian opera. It shows how Italians used perceptions of Chinese culture to address local and transnational developments, particularly Enlightenment and secular reform initiatives. Its focus on the texts and performance practices of opera, an entertainment form accessible to a wide public, reveals cultural operations and identities harder to detect in non-fictional reformist writings, the texts traditionally privileged to explain Italian mediations of Enlightenment ideas. In its close reading of nine libretti of the most salient Settecento operas treating China (opere serie and opere buffe by authors including Metastasio, Zeno, Goldoni and Lorenzi), Pagodas in Play differentiates Italian iterations of Chinese culture from French and English counterparts. It further challenges certain tenets of orientalism, showing how it operates when nationalist and/or colonialist projects are absent, and how orientalist practices in eighteenth-century Italy exhibit early on the complexity some scholars locate only in the twentieth century. Adrienne Ward teaches Italian literature and culture at the University of Virginia.

Encoding The Olympics

Author: Luo Qing
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 113574744X
Size: 18,12 MB
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Encoding the Olympics assembles a uniquely representative international team of media experts to provide a comprehensive review of the global impact of media and cultural communications associated with the Beijing 2008 Olympics. Commissioned by the IOC, this pioneering comparative study – the largest in Olympic Games research –provides a ground-breaking, panoramic, cross-cultural perspective on media responses to the leading sports event of the modern world. The representative team that undertook the study includes media commentators and political analysts, sport and media journalists, Sinologists and observers of the Asian Pacific Rim, academics in Olympic Studies and media and communication studies, scholars of the cultural and sociology studies of sport and festival and events managers. Encoding the Olympics provides a unique, encyclopaedic study that will serve as a versatile resource at several levels – as a textbook or source reference for academic institutions, media public relations agencies that facilitate the work of inter-cultural exchange organisations, and international communication departments of multinational enterprises and international NGOs. This volume analyses global media responses to a mega-sport event on a scale never before attempted. This book was previously published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.

Histories Of Ornament

Author: Gülru Necipoğlu
ISBN: 0691167281
Size: 15,14 MB
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Dictionary Catalog Of The Research Libraries Of The New York Public Library 1911 1971

Author: New York Public Library. Research Libraries
Size: 15,87 MB
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Studi Italiani Di Linguistica Teorica Ed Applicata

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A Vicenda

Author: Romana Capek-Habeković
Editor: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
ISBN: 9780073274355
Size: 14,52 MB
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A vicenda is a flexible, comprehensive communication- and culture-based program for intermediate Italian that develops communicative competence in all language skills and provides a solid review of grammar, all within the context of contemporary Italian culture and society. The themes of A vicenda reflect the concerns and priorities of today's Italy and Italians as part of the larger European Community, and the language students encounter in A vicenda is equally contemporary and up-to-date. The “Five Cs of Foreign Language Learning” – Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities - are consistently woven throughout the A vicenda program. Together, all of these characteristics result in the most well-rounded and engaging intermediate Italian program available today. A vicenda is a two-volume program. A vicenda: Lingua is the core volume, and focuses primarily on language acquisition and the development of all four language skills. A vicenda: Cultura is the companion volume, and it offers authentic excerpts from newspapers and magazines, narrative texts, poetry, and author-written texts, accompanied by reading strategies and activities, as well as additional vocabulary development and language practice. Instructors can use both volumes or only one, depending on the goals of their course and the number of contact hours they have with students.

The Multimedia And Cd Rom Directory 1998

Author: Connectsoft-U S
Editor: Waterlow Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780333711699
Size: 12,55 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Now in its 19th edition, this comprehensive directory details companies active in multimedia, which continues to evolve alongside the industry that it tracks. The text contains details of approximately 16,000 companies. Entries include company descriptions and classifications by activity, sector, platform, product type, size, turnover and more. The database section is indexed. This year articles from industry leaders and shapers, as well as interviews with heads of trend-setting companies and a round-up of statistics, should make this a useful item for professionals in the industry, and those who purchase multimedia professionally.