Download or read book A Short History of Beijing written by Jonathan Clements and published by Haus Publishing. This book was released on 2022-07-26 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A guide to the history of China’s capital, from before its rise to prominence as the seat of empires to the 2022 Winter Olympics. Before China’s capital became a sprawling megacity and international center of business and culture, its fortunes fluctuated under a dozen dynasties. It has been a capital for several states, including those headed by Mongolian chiefs and the glorious Ming emperors, whose tombs can still be found on its outskirts. And before all that, it was a campsite for primitive hominids, known as the Peking Man. A Short History of Beijing tells the story of this remarkable city, from its more famous residents—Khubilai Khan, Marco Polo, and Chairman Mao—right up to the twenty-first century, as modern construction wiped out so much of the old city to make way for its twenty-million-strong population. Through his timely and intimate portrait of the world’s most populous capital city, Jonathan Clements reveals the history of China itself.
Download or read book Literary Politics in the Soviet Ukraine 1917 1934 written by George S. N. Luckyj and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 1990 with total page 372 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Literary Politics in the Soviet Ukraine, 1917–1934 illuminates the flowering of Ukrainian literature in the 1920s and the subsequent purge of Soviet Ukrainian writers during the following Stalinist decade. Upon its original publication in 1956, George S. N. Luckyj’s book won the praise of American and English critics, but was violently attacked by Soviet critics who labeled it a “slander on the Soviet Union.” In the current political environment of glasnost, the book’s findings have been acknowledged and supported by Soviet scholars. Moreover, this new critical corroboration has enabled the author to discover that the 1930s purge was more brutal than was previously estimated. The new edition reissues Luckyj’s critical work in light of current political developments and reflects the revision of previous findings. Luckyj originally drew on published Soviet sources and the important unpublished papers of a Soviet Ukrainian writer who defected to the West to describe how the brief literary revival in the Soviet Ukraine in the 1920s was abruptly halted by Communist Party controls. The present volume features a new preface, an additional chapter covering recent Soviet attitudes toward the literature of the 1920s and 1930s, and an updated bibliography.
Download or read book Masculindians written by Sam McKegney and published by Univ. of Manitoba Press. This book was released on 2014-02-07 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What does it mean to be an Indigenous man today? Between October 2010 and May 2013, Sam McKegney conducted interviews with leading Indigenous artists, critics, activists, and elders on the subject of Indigenous manhood. In offices, kitchens, and coffee shops, and once in a car driving down the 401, McKegney and his participants tackled crucial questions about masculine self-worth and how to foster balanced and empowered gender relations. Masculindians captures twenty of these conversations in a volume that is intensely personal, yet speaks across generations, geography, and gender boundaries. As varied as their speakers, the discussions range from culture, history, and world view to gender theory, artistic representations, and activist interventions. They speak of possibility and strength, of beauty and vulnerability. They speak of sensuality, eroticism, and warriorhood, and of the corrosive influence of shame, racism, and violence. Firmly grounding Indigenous continuance in sacred landscapes, interpersonal reciprocity, and relations with other-than-human kin, these conversations honour and embolden the generative potential of healthy Indigenous masculinities.
Download or read book A Great Power of Attorney written by Gary Lawson and published by University Press of Kansas. This book was released on 2017-05-05 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What kind of document is the United States Constitution and how does that characterization affect its meaning? Those questions are seemingly foundational for the entire enterprise of constitutional theory, but they are strangely under-examined. Legal scholars Gary Lawson and Guy Seidman propose that the Constitution, for purposes of interpretation, is a kind of fiduciary, or agency, instrument. The founding generation often spoke of the Constitution as a fiduciary document—or as a “great power of attorney,” in the words of founding-era legal giant James Iredell. Viewed against the background of fiduciary legal and political theory, which would have been familiar to the founding generation from both its education and its experience, the Constitution is best read as granting limited powers to the national government, as an agent, to manage some portion of the affairs of “We the People” and its “posterity.” What follows from this particular conception of the Constitution—and is of greater importance—is the question of whether, and how much and in what ways, the discretion of governmental agents in exercising those constitutionally granted powers is also limited by background norms of fiduciary obligation. Those norms, the authors remind us, include duties of loyalty, care, impartiality, and personal exercise. In the context of the Constitution, this has implications for everything from non-delegation to equal protection to so-called substantive due process, as well as for the scope of any implied powers claimed by the national government. In mapping out what these imperatives might mean—such as limited discretionary power, limited implied powers, a need to engage in fair dealing with all parties, and an obligation to serve at all times the interests of the Constitution’s beneficiaries—Lawson and Seidman offer a clearer picture of the original design for a limited government.
Download or read book The Devil Sovereign written by Mo Zun and published by Funstory. This book was released on 2020-03-18 with total page 697 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This was a mysterious continent. It was a completely different continent from Hua Xia. The Buddha of the West, the demons and demons from the Oasis of Hanhai, and the cultivators of Hanzhou ...The several factions were originally living in harmony with each other, but all of this was broken by a person called Beacon Zhang Yan. Han Feng, who crossed over from China, possessed Beacon Zhang Yan and also received the inheritance of the ancient cultivation technique. Would he be able to make a name for himself on this continent? Let everyone know that the sigil of the beacon was Han Feng, and that the Han Feng was the sigil of the beacon!
Download or read book Fair Ways written by Robert J. Robertson and published by Texas A&M University Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 261 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The case of these six golfers who fought for the right to play their city's golf course set a nationwide precedent for desegregation of public facilities. Robertson chronicles the stories of the golfers, their lawyers, and the conservative judge just appointed by President Eisenhower, providing a vivid picture of racial segregation and the forces that brought about its end.
Download or read book An Asimov Companion written by Donald E. Palumbo and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2016-04-21 with total page 195 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A prolific author, Isaac Asimov is most admired for his science fiction, including his collection of short stories I, Robot and his Robot, Empire and Foundation series novels. While each of these narratives takes place in a different fictional universe, Asimov asserted at the end of his career that he had, with his last Robot and Foundation novels, unified them into one coherent metaseries. This reference work identifies and describes all of the characters, locales, artifacts, concepts and institutions in Asimov's metaseries. Mimicking the style of The Encyclopedia Galactica, the fictional compendium of all human knowledge that features prominently in the Foundation series, this encyclopedia is an invaluable companion to Asimov's science fiction oeuvre.
Download or read book Analog Science Fact science Fiction written by John Wood Campbell (Jr.) and published by . This book was released on 1952 with total page 172 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book New Horizons in Sephardic Studies written by Yedida K. Stillman and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on 2012-02-01 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book contains the most recent research in the intrinsically interdisciplinary field of Sephardic Studies. It provides new insights into Sephardic history, culture, folklore, languages, music, and literature from both new and established international scholars.
Download or read book Approaches to Disruptions and Interactions in Archaeology written by Penny Coombe and published by Archaeopress Publishing Ltd. This book was released on 2022-08-18 with total page 131 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of papers presented at the Graduate Archaeology at Oxford Conferences 2017-2019. The papers draw out different aspects of the key themes of interaction, mobility, entanglement and disruption amongst various communities and demonstrated through material culture, relating to a range of time periods.
Download or read book The Era of the Antichrist written by Ysatis De Saint-Simon and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2002-06-01 with total page 493 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Era of the Antichrist is not just a book. It is a prophecy that is being fulfilled everyday, corroborated in our daily news, magazines, newspapers, etc. This is not a strange coincidence, because we live now in the Era of the Antichrist. This is why The Era of the Antichrist is not a regular book, it is a living book that is happening around us visually and invisibly, it becomes alive in your life, it reveals to you the mysteries of the self and its link to the Antichrist, secrets and mysteries that have been hidden for thousands of years and whose understanding is paramount for our souls survival. In short, it makes you aware of the forces within and without yourself that influence your life. Saint John used in his book of the Apocalypsis precise symbols and arithmetic ciphers that were Understood only by early Christian Gnostics, both numbers and symbols have been approached superficially for lack of the experiential Knowledge of God. It is only this rare gift what makes of a man a Gnostic and gives him what Saint John called - Understanding. This is why he makes sure to specify: Let those who have Understanding, compute the number of the beast, for it is the name of a man. And his number is 666. Those who have only the logic, intellectual knowledge to decipher them, have believed Saint Johns numbers to be without more meaning than the symbolic. This is a capital error - no one is able to understand correctly anything written in the Sealed book of Saint John, one of the most mysterious manuscripts ever written without the secret numerological code, especially when we deal with the Antichrist. Without the code used to unveil the mysteries, its literally impossible to discover his true identity or to know why does he have so much power over human beings. Many have made superficial conclusions about the identity of the Antichrist, some of the most popular were based on the misinterpretation of a prophecy of Nostradamus, others have been overtly based on social preferences or fears, i.e. Hitler, Gorbachev, Saddam Hussein, any of the Popes, etc. Meanwhile, the true identity of the Antichrist remained unknown and well protected behind the wall built around him by all these wild theories about his identity. As I said before, the early Christian Gnostics used specific systems of numbers and symbols to protect from malice or distortion of truth the High Mysteries of Christianity and to communicate them to each other without endangering their purity, as only those possessing the secret code could disclose them. They were forced to do this, not only to protect the purity of the Christ Mystery, but also the knowledge they had of other mysteries who concerned the adversary forces, the ones whose role is to oppose the Christ on earth. One of these mysteries, maybe the most feared of all, is the mystery of the number 666, the number of the adversary of the Christ, the satanic beast who is supposed to reign on the earth as the false Messiah; his identity, is also the most misinterpreted identity of history. Well, that is not the case anymore, The Era of the Antichrist reveals his true identity. Oddly enough - because we must be very near to the time when he is going to reveal himself - his followers are willingly corroborating the information given in this book, by acknowledging that they have been working for this end for hundreds and thousands of years and by talking openly, for the first time in history about their preparation for his coming and the great benefits that the world is going to receive by having someone like him change things on earth, etc. Our Savior in the course of His instructions to the apostles about the coming of His adversary, gave them special signs to watch for that would signal the end of times, but no date. To that I adhere myself, because if He Who Is the Beginning and the End gave only the signs, and no specific time, is because of a perfect understanding of things. So, I follow His direction, observe the signs and put the action to communicate them to others. Like it or not, most of the signs have already been fulfilled this may be pleasant or unpleasant to hear, but in these times Truth, more than ever, is a life saver being handed to you, which may help you to survive. So I exhort those who have ears to hear and who want to be part of His Kingdom to inform themselves correctly about the true identity of the adversary of the Christ; because he will deceive many, even the elect if that were possible as Our Lord Jesus Himself said. The Era of the Antichrist uses the secret numerological code used by Valentinus a disciple of Saint John to unveil the identity of the dreaded beast of the Apocalypsis. The only correct computation and conclusions that I have knowledge of, were made by Rudolph Steiner, and G.R. Mead, and both had a different aspect than the one presented in The Era of the Antichrist because the time of the Antichrist was not due yet. But now, the time is ripe and the breaking of the seals of mystery of the Apocalypse is possible. It is now also possible to offer a book like this to the general public because there are technological mediums that allow us to communicate in ways that before were not possible. Book distribution, for instance, was before controlled by big publishing houses, which would probably have stopped most books containing a subject such as this if it was accurate and true - from reaching the public. The big difference between The Era of the Antichrist and other books in which there are diverse intellectual theories given about the mystery of the Antichrist is that The Era of the Antichrist does not theorize, or uses a modern system of numerology; it computes as Saint John directed us to do. It unveils the identity of the Antichrist, not by intellectual conclusions, but by disclosing its mystery with, if not the same numerical code that Saint John used, a code one of his disciples used, and which was in use in 96 AD, the time when Saint John wrote his document. The Era of the Antichrist is a book for our era, a book of spiritual survival. The correct Understanding of this matter is vital for the souls of every living being. As vital as to know what to do when a killer hurricane is coming. If you have a hurricane preparedness pamphlet and you follow its instructions chances are that you will be able to survive the hurricane. Please use it well.
Download or read book Heavenly Venerate of Five Gods written by Di YiRen and published by Funstory. This book was released on 2020-06-04 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The heavens and earth are the army, I am the general, Hong Yu is the official, and I am the king. The Heaven and Earth, the determinant of destiny. A heaven's pride level expert of this era had to bear the blessing of the Five Gods, changing his fate in a way that defied the will of the heavens. In the blink of an eye, the world had been turned upside down. Hot blood is eternal, passion is in all directions, fight with me to the sky! Fight!
Download or read book The Hero and the Grave written by Alireza Vahdani and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2018-08-23 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The theme of death is an essential component of film narrative, particularly in how it affects the hero. Filmmakers from different cultures and backgrounds have developed distinct yet archetypal perspectives on death and the protagonist's response. Focusing on Western and Japanese period genre films, the author examines the work of John Ford (1894-1973), Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998) and Sergio Leone (1929-1989) and finds similarities regarding death's impact on the hero's sense of morality.
Download or read book The impact of the Equal Rights Amendment written by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on the Constitution and published by . This book was released on 1985 with total page 1048 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Forgotten Worlds written by Patrick Chouinard and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2012-05-29 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An examination of the mythological, historical, and archaeological evidence for lost civilizations throughout the world • Explores unexplained mysteries such as the Caucasian mummies of China, the pyramids of Caral in Peru, and the genetically unique X-woman of Siberia • Examines evidence of lost, ancient civilizations in Asia, Europe, and the Americas, including extensive investigation into Atlantis • Shows that Siberia and the Amazon may have been cradles of humanity before Africa Over and over again, mainstream views of early history--which state that the first civilizations arose around 3500 BCE--are plagued by evidence of much older civilizations, evidence ranging from artifacts and inexplicable remains to pyramids and ubiquitous myths that clearly speak of great empires prior to the rise of the Sumerian city states and pharaonic Egypt. Viewing Atlantis and its many related myths as a metaphor for a long-lost global civilization, Patrick Chouinard explores the mythological, cultural, religious, and archaelogical evidence for many forgotten civilizations in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. He addresses unexplained mysteries from around the world, such as Caucasian mummies found in China, the pyramids of Caral in Peru, the “hobbit” remains on Flores Island, the giant heads of Easter Island, the lost legacy of Lemuria, the ideology and occult mysticism behind Nazi theory, and the genetically unique X-woman of Siberia. He also examines evidence of ancient alien visits and other supernatural phenomena in the distant past. Using recent archaeological findings, he shows that Siberia and the Amazon may have been cradles of humanity millennia before Africa. Sounding the call to continue searching ancient, remote, and formerly forbidden regions for lost cultures and genetic root races, Chouinard offers a new chronology for the emergence of human life and civilization as well as a new mechanism for how and why societies and species change over time. By finding lost peoples and their forgotten worlds, we can truly begin to understand the human race and learn from its long history.
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