Revolutionary Cycles In Chinese Cinema 1951 1979

Author: Z. Wang
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137378743
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Revolutionary Cycles In Chinese Cinema 1951 1979. A comprehensive history of how the conflicts and balances of power in the Maoist revolutionary campaigns from 1951 to 1979 complicated and diversified the meanings of films, this book offers a discursive study of the development of early PRC cinema.

Shanghai Filmmaking

Author: HUANG Xuelei
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004279342
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Shanghai Filmmaking. In Shanghai Filmmaking, Huang Xuelei paints a multi-faceted picture of early Chinese film culture and examines a series of border-crossing practices across various ideological, geographical and medial divides.

China S Millennials

Author: Eric Fish
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 144224884X
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China S Millennials. In 1989, students marched on Tiananmen Square demanding democratic reform. The Communist Party responded with a massacre, but it was jolted into restructuring the economy and overhauling the education of its young citizens. A generation later, Chinese youth are a world apart from those who converged at Tiananmen. Brought up with lofty expectations, they’ve been accustomed to unprecedented opportunities on the back of China’s economic boom. But today, China’s growth is slowing and its demographics rapidly shifting, with the boom years giving way to a painful hangover. Immersed in this transition, Eric Fish, a millennial himself, profiles youth from around the country and how they are navigating the education system, the workplace, divisive social issues, and a resurgence in activism. Based on interviews with scholars, journalists, and hundreds of young Chinese, his engrossing book challenges the idea that today’s youth have been pacified by material comforts and nationalism. Following rural Henan students struggling to get into college, a computer prodigy who sparked a nationwide patriotic uproar, and young social activists grappling with authorities, Fish deftly captures youthful struggle, disillusionment, and rebellion in a system that is scrambling to keep them in line—and, increasingly, scrambling to adapt when its youth refuse to conform.

Dialectic Of Enlightenment

Author: Max Horkheimer
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804736336
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Dialectic Of Enlightenment. This celebrated work is the keystone of the thought of the Frankfurt School. It is a wide-ranging philosophical and psychological critique of the Western categories of reason and nature, from Homer to Nietzsche.

The Good Earth

Author: Pearl S. Buck
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743272935
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The Good Earth. A Chinese peasant overcomes the forces of nature and the frailties of human nature to become a wealthy landowner.

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.

Fearless Genius

Author: Doug Menuez
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476752737
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Fearless Genius. An award-winning documentary photographer delivers a stunning visual history of the Silicon Valley technology boom, in which he was witness to key moments in the careers of Steve Jobs and more than seventy other leading innovators as they created today’s digital world. An eye-opening chronicle of the Silicon Valley technology boom, capturing key moments in the careers of Steve Jobs and more than seventy other leading innovators as they created today’s digital world In the spring of 1985, a technological revolution was under way in Silicon Valley, and documentary photographer Doug Menuez was there in search of a story—something big. At the same time, Steve Jobs was being forced out of his beloved Apple and starting over with a new company, NeXT Computer. His goal was to build a supercomputer with the power to transform education. Menuez had found his story: he proposed to photograph Jobs and his extraordinary team as they built this new computer, from conception to product launch. In an amazing act of trust, Jobs granted Menuez unlimited access to the company, and, for the next three years, Menuez was able to get on film the spirit and substance of innovation through the day-to-day actions of the world’s top technology guru. From there, the project expanded to include the most trailblazing companies in Silicon Valley, all of which granted Menuez the same complete access that Jobs had. Menuez photographed behind the scenes with John Warnock at Adobe, John Sculley at Apple, Bill Gates at Microsoft, John Doerr at Kleiner Perkins, Bill Joy at Sun Microsystems, Gordon Moore and Andy Grove at Intel, Marc Andreessen at Netscape, and more than seventy other leading companies and innovators. It would be fifteen years before Menuez stopped taking pictures, just as the dotcom bubble burst. An extraordinary era was coming to its close. With his singular behind-the-scenes access to these notoriously insular companies, Menuez was present for moments of heartbreaking failure and unexpected success, moments that made history, and moments that revealed the everyday lives of the individuals who made it happen. This period of rapid, radical change would affect almost every aspect of our culture and our lives in ways both large and small and would also create more jobs and wealth than any other time in human history. And Doug Menuez was there, a witness to a revolution. In more than a hundred photographs and accompanying commentary, Fearless Genius captures the human face of innovation and shows what it takes to transform powerful ideas into reality.

Visionary Film

Author: P. Adams Sitney
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195148862
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Visionary Film. P. Adams Sitney has once again revised and updated this standard text on American avant-garde film, restoring a chapter on Gregory J. Markopoulos and extending his discussion of the principal genres and major filmmakers up to the year 2000.

Gi P

Author: Peter G. Macdonald
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393034011
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Gi P. A look at the career of Vo Nguyen Giap, based on interviews with the Vietnamese general, reveals how an army so poor in material resources accomplished so much militarily, discussing Giap's early days as a resistance fighter and more.

Optics In Photography

Author: Rudolf Kingslake
Publisher: SPIE Press
ISBN: 9780819407634
Size: 64.34 MB
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Optics In Photography. This book explains fundamental optical principles that apply to photography, cameras, and lenses. It is intended for professionals and serious amateur photographers as well as lens designers and optical engineers.