Tales From 5000 Years Of Chinese History

Author: Lin Handa
Editor: Shanghai Press
ISBN: 9781602201125
Size: 19,25 MB
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With readable and enternatining stories from China's past, this book is a unique addition to the field of Chinese history. Open these pages to discover the great figures of Chinese history: Du Yu, the tamer of floods; Qin Shihuang, the First Emperor of China; Confucius, the great philosopher; Sima Qian, the great historian; and the unforgettable villain, Cao Cao. Tales from 5000 Years of Chinese History covers the history of China in an anecdotal fashion that makes each event come alive. Entertaining and informative, this ambitious narrative will enlighten all those who wish to know more about the chronicles of the Middle Kingdom.

Tales From 5000 Years Of Chinese History

Author: Handa Lin
Size: 13,72 MB
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The Magic Lotus Lantern And Other Tales From The Han Chinese

Author: Haiwang Yuan
Editor: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781591582946
Size: 10,53 MB
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Focusing specifically on the stories of the Han Chinese (the largest ethnic group in China, numbering over a billion people), this collection presents more than 50 tales, both well known and obscure--from "Monkeys Fishing the Moon" and "The Butterfly Lovers" to "Painted Skin" and "Dragon Princess." These are stories that will enchant listeners of all ages, while providing a glimpse into Chinese traditions and ways of thought. To further enhance cultural understanding, the tales are supplemented with historical and cultural background, notes on storytelling, crafts and games, recipes, proverbs, color photos, a map, a glossary, and more.

Faiths Across Time 5 000 Years Of Religious History 4 Volumes

Author: J. Gordon Melton
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610690265
Size: 17,91 MB
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This monumental, four-volume reference overviews significant events and developments in religious history over the course of more than five millennia. • Provides interesting sidebars to entries on such topics as monotheism and the problem of evil, the construction of the Egyptian pyramids, Mesoamerican mythology, the legacy of Charlemagne, the lives of various religious thinkers and leaders, the Hundred Years' War, the indigenous religions of South Africa, the Second Great Awakening, Potala Palace in Tibet, and many others • Offers a sweeping chronological presentation of faith and religion over five millennia that enables readers to see the connections between historical events and the evolution of various belief systems • Includes an extensive selection of photos that helps readers visualize many of the topics discussed in the text

5000 Years Of Geometry

Author: Christoph J. Scriba
Editor: Birkhäuser
ISBN: 3034808984
Size: 20,57 MB
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The present volume provides a fascinating overview of geometrical ideas and perceptions from the earliest cultures to the mathematical and artistic concepts of the 20th century. It is the English translation of the 3rd edition of the well-received German book “5000 Jahre Geometrie,” in which geometry is presented as a chain of developments in cultural history and their interaction with architecture, the visual arts, philosophy, science and engineering. Geometry originated in the ancient cultures along the Indus and Nile Rivers and in Mesopotamia, experiencing its first “Golden Age” in Ancient Greece. Inspired by the Greek mathematics, a new germ of geometry blossomed in the Islamic civilizations. Through the Oriental influence on Spain, this knowledge later spread to Western Europe. Here, as part of the medieval Quadrivium, the understanding of geometry was deepened, leading to a revival during the Renaissance. Together with parallel achievements in India, China, Japan and the ancient American cultures, the European approaches formed the ideas and branches of geometry we know in the modern age: coordinate methods, analytical geometry, descriptive and projective geometry in the 17th an 18th centuries, axiom systems, geometry as a theory with multiple structures and geometry in computer sciences in the 19th and 20th centuries. Each chapter of the book starts with a table of key historical and cultural dates and ends with a summary of essential contents of geometr y in the respective era. Compelling examples invite the reader to further explore the problems of geometry in ancient and modern times. The book will appeal to mathematicians interested in Geometry and to all readers with an interest in cultural history. From letters to the authors for the German language edition I hope it gets a translation, as there is no comparable work. Prof. J. Grattan-Guinness (Middlesex University London) "Five Thousand Years of Geometry" - I think it is the most handsome book I have ever seen from Springer and the inclusion of so many color plates really improves its appearance dramatically! Prof. J.W. Dauben (City University of New York) An excellent book in every respect. The authors have successfully combined the history of geometry with the general development of culture and history. ... The graphic design is also excellent. Prof. Z. Nádenik (Czech Technical University in Prague)

Legends Of Assassins

Author: Chen Uen
Editor: Locus Publishing Company
ISBN: 0984282459
Size: 13,61 MB
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This book won the award for the best comic from the National Institute for Translation in 1986. Although more than 20 years have passed since then, there is still a great appreciation for this book. This book is based on the Chronicles of the Historian from the Han dynasty scholar Sima Qian. It includes the legends of the five assassins: Chaomu, Yurang, Juanju, Niezheng and Jingke, during the Spring and Autum Period. The comic is beautifully printed in full color. Chen Uen used traditional Chinese brushes, and he drew each page as one on special hand-made calligraphy paper. It really took a lot of skill to paint one panel after another on this kind of calligraphy paper. Only Chen Uen has the ability to use calligraphy skills to paint comics. There are 500 colorful paintings, from small to large, with exact and difficult-to-achieve details. He has to draw each page quickly, with skill in determination. If he makes a single mistake, the whole page is lost. There are a lot of special details in the facial expressions; his point is to try to express their fleeting emotions through their eyes, their brow and mouth. He gives lively personal characteristics through painting the five assassins in different circumstances, atmospheres, mindsets, emotions, and how they dedicated themselves to lethal missions with their cunning, bravery and nobility. It's quite captivating. Chen Uen is really modest to say that he drew the legends of assassins because he was moved by these stories. We were so touched by his depiction, that we asked his agreement to republish them and share them with everybody.

Secrets Of The Chinese Palace 2010 Edition Epub

Author: Lim SK
Editor: Asiapac Books Pte Ltd
ISBN: 9812299963
Size: 17,53 MB
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For 5,000 years, kings and emperors had ruled China with the palace as their power hub. Yet the common people knew little of the goings-on there, even though court affairs greatly affected their lives. In this book, we unveil the secrets of the Chinese palace. You will learn about the physical palaces of the various dynasties of China although most of them no longer exist. Meet the occupants of the palace: the emperors, empresses, imperial concubines and siblings, eunuchs and many others, and find out how the notable ones altered the course of history. You will be surprised to know that although authority was vested in the emperor, there were numerous occasions when others, such as the empress, concubines, eunuchs and even imperial siblings around him, supplanted his power. Renowned cartoonist Tian Hengyu now relives these stirring tales with the deft strokes of his pen to shed new insights into Chinese history.

Chinese Festivals

Author: S. K. Mishra
ISBN: 9781677069095
Size: 16,78 MB
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Chinese festivals, characterized by numerous traditional themes, are an integral part of China's rich history and culture. Well, Chinese social history is about 5000 years old. Obviously, Chinese culture (中华文化) and its values are one of the world's oldest existing social norms. In fact, the Chinese cultural legacies are a unique feature in the East and South East Asia. As such, there is a very close association between many of the traditional Chinese festivals, science, the lunar calendar and solar terms. Needless is to say, understanding Chinese festivals are very important to intuitively feel China's rich cultural heritage. The current book volume, Chinese Festivals, is a Chinese reading practice book. It introduces the 10 most important festivals in China (中国十大重要节日). The volume, 1st in the "Introduction to Chinese Culture Series", includes both the Chinese text (simplified characters) and pinyin. With about 1000 unique Chinese characters, the volume would be suitable for the beginners, lower intermediate and advanced level Chinese language learners (HSK 1-6). Overall, the Reading Series offers you a variety of elementary level books (Level 1/2/3) to learn Chinese culture as well as practice Chinese reading fast. Paperback Edition: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1677069090 Kindle Edition: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082W7QN6J The book has 10 chapters in the following order: Chapter 1: Spring Festival (第一章:春节) Chapter 2: Dragon Boat Festival (第二章:端午节) Chapter 3: Qingming Festival (第三章:清明节) Chapter 4: Mid-Autumn Festival (第四章:中秋节) Chapter 5: Lantern Festival (第五章:元宵节) Chapter 6: Chongyang Festival (第六章:重阳节) Chapter 7: National Day (第七章:国庆节) Chapter 8: New Year's Day (第八章:元旦) Chapter 9: Mother's Day (第九章:母亲节) Chapter 10: Teacher's Day (第十章:教师节)

Media Review Digest

Author: C. Edward Wall
Size: 16,38 MB
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The Cambridge History Of The American Novel

Author: Leonard Cassuto
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316184439
Size: 10,98 MB
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This ambitious literary history traces the American novel from its emergence in the late eighteenth century to its diverse incarnations in the multi-ethnic, multi-media culture of the present day. In a set of original essays by renowned scholars from all over the world, the volume extends important critical debates and frames new ones. Offering new views of American classics, it also breaks new ground to show the role of popular genres - such as science fiction and mystery novels - in the creation of the literary tradition. One of the original features of this book is the dialogue between the essays, highlighting cross-currents between authors and their works as well as across historical periods. While offering a narrative of the development of the genre, the History reflects the multiple methodologies that have informed readings of the American novel and will change the way scholars and readers think about American literary history.