The Dao Of Capital

Author: Mark Spitznagel
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111834703X
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Combing ancient Daoist philosophy with old school Austrian economics, this timely resource presents a singular approach to investing that illuminates the market's natural homeostatic processes.

The Dao Of Translation

Author: Douglas Robinson
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317539826
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The Dao of Translation sets up an East-West dialogue on the nature of language and translation, and specifically on the "unknown forces" that shape the act of translation. To that end it mobilizes two radically different readings of the Daodejing (formerly romanized as the Tao Te Ching): the traditional "mystical" reading according to which the Dao is a mysterious force that cannot be known, and a more recent reading put forward by Sinologists Roger T. Ames and David L. Hall, to the effect that the Dao is simply the way things happen. Key to Ames and Hall’s reading is that what makes the Dao seem both powerful and mysterious is that it channels habit into action—or what the author calls social ecologies, or icoses. The author puts Daoism (and ancient Confucianism) into dialogue with nineteenth-century Western theorists of the sign, Charles Sanders Peirce and Ferdinand de Saussure (and their followers), in order to develop an "icotic" understanding of the tensions between habit and surprise in the activity of translating. The Dao of Translation will interest linguists and translation scholars. This book will also engage researchers of ancient Chinese philosophy and provide Western scholars with a thought-provoking cross-examination of Eastern and Western perspectives.

The Dao Of The Military

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Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231526881
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Master Sun's The Art of War is by no means the only ancient Chinese treatise on military affairs. One chapter in the Huainanzi, an important compendium of philosophy and political theory written in the second century BCE, synthesizes the entire corpus of military literature inherited from the Chinese classical era. Drawing on all major, existing military writings, as well as other lost sources, it assesses tactics and strategy, logistics, organization, and political economy, as well as cosmology and the fundamental morality of warfare. This powerful work set out to become the last word on military matters, subsuming and replacing all preceding literature. Written under the sponsorship of Liu An, king of Huainan, the Huainanzi's "military methods" emphasize the preservation of peace as the ultimate value to be served by the military, insisting that the army can be effectively and rightly used only when defending the sacred hereditary position of the emperor and his vassals. This position stands in stark contrast to that of The Art of War, which prioritizes the enrichment and empowerment of the state. Liu An's philosophy also argues that military success depends on the personal cultivation of the commander and that deception is not enough to secure victory. Only a commander with the exceptional qualities of insight and cognition, developed through a program of meditative practice and yogic refinement, can effectively control and interpret the strategic situation. Andrew Seth Meyer offers both a full translation of this text and an extensive analysis of its historical context. His thorough treatment relates Liu An's teachings to issues in Chinese philosophy, culture, religion, and history, helping to interpret their uncommon message.

The Innocence Of Father Brown Illustrated

Author: G K Chesterton
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"The first of G.K. Chesterton's books about seemingly hapless sleuth Father Brown, ""The Innocence of Father Brown"" collects twelve classic tales: ""The Blue Cross,"" ""The Secret Garden,"" ""The Queer Feet,"" ""The Flying Stars,"" ""The Invisible Man,"" ""The Honour of Israel Gow,"" ""The Wrong Shape,"" ""The Sins of Prince Saradine,"" ""The Hammer of God,"" ""The Eye of Apollo,"" ""The Sign of the Broken Sword,"" and ""The Three Tools of Death.""""Father Brown is a direct challenge to the conventional detective and in many ways he is more amusing and ingenious."""

The Code Of Capital

Author: Katharina Pistor
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691189439
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A compelling explanation of how the law shapes the distribution of wealth Capital is the defining feature of modern economies, yet most people have no idea where it actually comes from. What is it, exactly, that transforms mere wealth into an asset that automatically creates more wealth? The Code of Capital explains how capital is created behind closed doors in the offices of private attorneys, and why this little-known fact is one of the biggest reasons for the widening wealth gap between the holders of capital and everybody else. In this revealing book, Katharina Pistor argues that the law selectively “codes” certain assets, endowing them with the capacity to protect and produce private wealth. With the right legal coding, any object, claim, or idea can be turned into capital—and lawyers are the keepers of the code. Pistor describes how they pick and choose among different legal systems and legal devices for the ones that best serve their clients’ needs, and how techniques that were first perfected centuries ago to code landholdings as capital are being used today to code stocks, bonds, ideas, and even expectations—assets that exist only in law. A powerful new way of thinking about one of the most pernicious problems of our time, The Code of Capital explores the different ways that debt, complex financial products, and other assets are coded to give financial advantage to their holders. This provocative book paints a troubling portrait of the pervasive global nature of the code, the people who shape it, and the governments that enforce it.

The Tao Of Healthy Eating

Author: Bob Flaws
Editor: Blue Poppy Enterprises, Inc.
ISBN: 9780936185927
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"This small, concise book on Chinese dietary therapy has been written specifically for lay readers. It is meant to replace two earlier book I have written on Chinese dietary therapy, Prince Wen Hui's Cook, and Arisal of the Clear."--Preface.

Stock Trader S Almanac 2015

Author: Jeffrey A. Hirsch
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118988329
Size: 10,39 MB
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The most trusted source of historical stock trading trend data for over forty years Stock Trader's Almanac is the indispensable annual resource that helps active traders and investors profit from market cycles and seasonal trends. This practical investment tool provides a roundup of the year's data—some of the cleanest in the business—and encapsulates the historical price information, patterns, seasonalities, and trends in a calendar format. Readers get daily and monthly reminders, alerts to seasonal opportunities and dangers, plus outlines of widely-followed historical patterns and proprietary theory and strategy. The new 2015 edition includes significant revisions from the famous Best Six Months switching strategy, plus details on the renowned January Barometer and the stock market strategy aligned with the election cycle. Analytical tools help investors and traders make investing decisions from fundamental analysis to technical analysis. Historical stock patterns have an uncanny tendency to repeat, and the proprietary data and expert analysis of Stock Trader's Almanac translates these patterns into practical information that gives market players an edge. Readers can: Discover little-known market patterns and tendencies Evaluate pre-Presidential election year cycles and perspectives Explore the market impact of the Lame Duck year Forecast market trends accurately and confidently Representing a massive feat of data collection and analysis, this annual guide offers a host of market-ready strategies and delineated patterns. This invaluable data is not available from any other source, and the expert analysis is exclusive to this guide. For over forty years, thousands of market players have turned to the historical patterns found only in the Stock Trader's Almanac, the most trusted source for patterns, trends, and cycles.

The Dao Of Taijiquan

Author: Tsung Hwa Jou
Editor: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9780804813570
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In The Dao of Taijiquan, the author, Jou, Tsung Hwa, himself bears witness to the ability of Tai-Chi to relieve the body of pent-up tension and rejuvenate the spirit in a thorough study of the techniques and classical texts of this ancient martial art. In order to create a serious textbook that explains the philosophy behind the movements of tai chi chuan, he read all available books in both English and Chinese before writing The Dao of Taijiquan. Now this book can be used as a college textbook for courses in tai chi (whether as a philosophy or in Sports Studies). Jou, Tsung Hwa is also the author of The Tao of Meditation: Way to Enlightenment, and The Tao of I Ching: Way to Divination, both from Tuttle Publishing.

A Jesuit Garden In Beijing And Early Modern Chinese Culture

Author: Hui Zou
Editor: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 1557535833
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In this volume, Hui Zou analyzes historical, architectural, visual, literary, and philosophical perspectives on the Western-styled garden that formed part of the great Yuanming Yuan complex in Beijing, constructed during the Qing dynasty. Designed and built in the late eighteenth century by Italian and French Jesuits, the garden described in this book was a wonderland of multistoried buildings, fountains, labyrinths, and geometrical hills. It even included an open-air theater. Through detailed examination of historical literature and representations, Zou analyzes the ways in which the Jesuits accommodated their design within the Chinese cultural context. He shows how an especially important element of their approach was the application of a linear perspective the "line-method"-to create the jing, the Chinese concept of the bounded bright view of a garden scene. Hui Zou's book demonstrates how Jesuit metaphysics fused with Chinese cosmology and broadens our understanding of cultural and religious encounters in early Chinese modernity. It presents an intriguing reflection on the interaction between Western metaphysics and the poetical tradition of Chinese culture. The volume will be of interest to scholars and students in a variety of fields, including literature, philosophy, architecture, landscape and urban studies, and East-West comparative cultural studies.

Records Of The Grand Historian

Author: Qian Sima
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231521073
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This volume of the history of the Han dynasty consists of chapters dealing principally with the reign of Emperor Wu, one of the most energetic and strong-willed of China’s Rulers. Here the historian is chronicling events he has witnessed and writing of the men he personally knows or has known. In Nagano Hozan’s (1783-1837) words, “He makes us see in our minds the character of the men of the time, and this is why he is a great historian.: