Liu Zheng Dream Shock

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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 Some of the characters, such as a Peking Opera singer, may be half-familiar, but the historical references to occupation and the sexual explicitness take us into unprecedented territory.

The Story Of Chinese Books

Author: Liu Guojun
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ISBN: 9781410205391
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The Story Of Chinese Books. This is a reference book to help people know more about the history of Chinese culture. China has a recorded history of 4,000 years, and Chinese books have taken almost as long a period of time to become what they are today. Since both paper and printing were invented in China, the development of books in China provides a glorious page in the history of mankind. Professor Liu Guojun, the principal author of the book, is an expert on the history of Chinese books. Based on his profound knowledge of history and a wealth of material from the latest archaeological finds, he tells readers about the oracle bone inscriptions; bronze and stone inscriptions; writing on bamboo strips; wooden slats and silk fabrics, as well as the development of book publishing and printing in China. The authors have also included many pictures of archaeological discoveries and significant developments in book production.

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.

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.

Training The Body For China

Author: Susan Brownell
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226076478
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Training The Body For China. Competing in the 1986 National College Games of the People's Republic of China, Susan Brownell earned both a gold medal in the heptathlon and fame throughout China as "the American girl who won glory for Beijing University." Now an anthropologist, Brownell draws on her direct experience of Chinese athletics in this fascinating look at the culture of sports and the body in China. Training the Body for China is the first book on Chinese sports based on extended fieldwork by a Westerner. Brownell introduces the notion of "body culture" to analyze Olympic sports as one element in a whole set of Chinese body practices: the "old people's disco dancing" craze, the new popularity of bodybuilding (following reluctant official acceptance of the bikini), mass calisthenics, martial arts, military discipline, and more. Translating official and dissident materials into English for the first time and drawing on performance theory and histories of the body, Brownell uses the culture of the body as a focal point to explore the tensions between local and global organizations, the traditional and the modern, men and women. Her intimate knowledge of Chinese social and cultural life and her wide range of historic examples make Training the Body for China a unique illustration of how gender, the body, and the nation are interlinked in Chinese culture.

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.

Performance Art In China

Author: Thomas J. Berghuis
Publisher: Timezone 8 Limited
ISBN: 9789889926595
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Performance Art In China. Performance Art in Chinatakes as its subject one of the most dynamic and controversial areas of experimental art practice in China. In his comprehensive study, Sydney-based theorist and art historian Thomas J. Berghuis introduces and investigates the idea of the "role of the mediated subject of the acting body in art," a notion grounded in the realization that the body is always present in art practice, as well as its subsequent, secondary representations. Through a series of in-depth case studies, Berghuis reveals how, during the past 25 years, Chinese performance artists have "acted out" their art, often in opposition to the principles governing correct behavior in the public domain. In addition to a 25-year chronology of events, a systematic index of places, names and key terms, as well as a bibliography and a glossary in English and Chinese, this study also offers the reader numerous previously unpublished photos and documents.