Liu Zheng Dream Shock

ISBN: 9783958292673
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Liu Zheng Dream Shock. Liu Zheng (born 1969) is one of the few Chinese photographers whose work has reached the West. The exhibition of his extensive series The Chineseat ICP in New York in 2004 and the accompanying publication indicated he was working on the borders between the documentary tradition and the extended portrait school of August Sander. His background on the Workers’ Dailysuggests his grounding as a photojournalist. Yet Liu Zheng’s vision does not echo the common view of China, characterized by anonymity in the sheer mass of the population, or by the momentum of industry. Frequently the subjects of his portraits are those on the fringes of Chinese society. Dream Shockbrings us to another space that exists in the mind itself. Some of the characters, such as a Peking Opera singer, may be half-familiar, but the historical references to occupation and the sexual explicitness take us into unprecedented territory.

A Study Of Daoist Acupuncture Moxibustion

Author: Liu Zheng-cai
Publisher: Blue Poppy Enterprises, Inc.
ISBN: 9781891845086
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A Study Of Daoist Acupuncture Moxibustion. The author, Dr. Liu Zheng-cai, helps clarify what the specifically Daoist contributions to the practice of acupuncture actually are. Included in this book are numerous short biographies of Daoist physicians, detailed explanations on the clinical use of such chrono-acupuncture techniques as midday/midnight point selection and the magic turtle eight methods, moxibustion techniques for longevity and emergencies, and other secret Daoist acupuncture lore. 260 pages.

Encyclopedia Of Contemporary Chinese Culture

Author: Edward L. Davis
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 041577716X
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Encyclopedia Of Contemporary Chinese Culture. Collects entries on contemporary Chinese culture since 1980, discussing such topics as prisons, underground churches, and rock groups.

Birth Control In China 1949 2000

Author: Thomas Scharping
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136823689
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Birth Control In China 1949 2000. This comprehensive volume analyses Chinese birth policies and population developments from the founding of the People's Republic to the 2000 census. The main emphasis is on China's 'Hardship Number One Under Heaven': the highly controversial one-child campaign, and the violent clash between family strategies and government policies it entails. Birth Control in China 1949-2000 documents an agonizing search for a way out of predicament and a protracted inner Party struggle, a massive effort for social engineering and grinding problems of implementation. It reveals how birth control in China is shaped by political, economic and social interests, bureaucratic structures and financial concerns. Based on own interviews and a wealth of new statistics, surveys and documents, Thomas Scharping also analyses how the demographics of China have changed due to birth control policies, and what the future is likely to hold. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of Modern China, Asian studies and the social sciences.

Zooming In

Author: Wu Hung
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1780236301
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Zooming In. From the first sets of photographic records made by Western travelers to doctored portraits of Chairman Mao and the avant-garde photographic performances of the post–Cultural Revolution era, photography in China has followed divergent paths. In this book, Wu Hung explores the multiple histories of photographic production in China, using them to tell a larger story about China’s shifting sociopolitical contexts and the different agendas, technologies, and aesthetics that have helped define its arts. At the center of the book is a large question: how has photography represented China and its people, its collective history and memory as well as the diversity of Chinese artists who have striven for creative expression? To address this question, the author offers an in-depth study of selected photographers, themes, and movements in Chinese photography from 1860 to the present, covering a wide range of genres, including portraiture, photojournalism, architectural and landscape photography, and conceptual photography. Beautifully illustrated, this book offers a multifaceted and in-depth analysis of an important photographic history.

The Day To Day Life Of Albert Hastings

Author: KayLynn Deveney
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 9781568987040
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The Day To Day Life Of Albert Hastings. When Albert Hastings was eighty-five years old, photographer KayLynn Deveney moved near his small flat in Wales. KayLynn took notice of the small rituals and routinesgardening, laundry, grocery shoppingthat made up Bert's life. A friendship slowly developed as KayLynn began photographing parts of Bert's day. The two developed a simple yet effective method of storytellingwith KayLynn's images and Albert's handwritten textand the project evolved into The Day-to-Day Life of Albert Hastings a poignant and profound chronicle of aging, living alone, and the small things that make up our daily lives. Containing seventy-eight photographs along with poems written by Bert, his clock drawings, and personal family photographs, The Day-to-Day Life of Albert Hastings gives the reader a glimpse into one man's life. We can only imagine what stories are left untold.

Proceedings Of Symposium On Paddy Soils

Author: Institute of Soil Science, Academia Sinica
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642681417
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Proceedings Of Symposium On Paddy Soils. China contributes a large part to rice production, one of the most important crops in the world. It is estimated that in China rice constitutes about half of the total food production, covering an area of about 30 % of \08 hectares of cultivated land of the whole country. Owing to the peculiar water regime, paddy soils possess quite different properties physically, chemically and biologically as compared with those of upland soils. Such properties have a conspicuous effect on fertility and management practice of paddy field. For the purpose of summing up the past work and opening up new prospects, a "Symposium on Paddy Soils" was organized under the auspices of Academia Sinica, held on October 19-24, 1980 in Nanjing, which was followed by a seven-day paddy soil excursion in the lower Changjiang Delta. In addition to 120 Chinese soil scientists, 56 guests coming from America, Asia, Europe and Oceania attended the symposium on invitation. A total of 110 papers were presented either orally or by poster. All these are collected and published in the present proceedings which we hope may be helpful to the scientific exchanges between soil scientists of China and other countries.

Chinese Law

Author: Jianfu Chen
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9004165045
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Chinese Law. This book examines the historical and politico-economic context in which Chinese law has developed and transformed, focusing on the underlying factors and justifications for changes. It attempts to sketch the main trends in legal modernisation in China and, by doing so, it is hoped that the main features of contemporary Chinese law can be outlined and the nature of contemporary Chinese law can be better understood from a developmental perspective. This book offers a comprehensive coverage of topics such as: 'legal culture' and modern law reform, constitutional law, legal institutions, law-making, administrative law, criminal law, criminal procedure law, civil law, property, family law, contracts, law on business entities, securities, bankruptcy, intellectual property, law on foreign investment and trade, and implementation of law.