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Mouse vs. Cat in Chinese Literature

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  • ISBN Code: : 0295744847
  • Publisher : University of Washington Press
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Literary Collections
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In literatures worldwide, animal fables have been analyzed for their revealingly anthropomorphic views, but until now little attention has been given to the animal tales of China. The complex, competitive relationship between rodents (vilified as thieves of grain) and the felines with whom they are perennially at war is explored in this presentation of Chinese tales about cats and mice. Master translator Wilt Idema situates them in an overview of animal tales in world literature, in the Chinese literary tradition as a whole, and within Chinese imaginative depictions of animals. The tales demonstrate the animals’ symbolism and their unusually prominent—and verbal—role in the stories. These readings depict cats and mice in conflict, in marital bonds, and in litigation—most centrally in a legal case of a mouse against a cat in the underworld court of King Yama. Many of the stories adopt the perspective of the mice as animals merely trying to survive, while also recognizing that cats are natural hunters. This entertaining volume will appeal to readers interested in Chinese literature and society, comparative literature, and posthumanist consideration of human-animal relations.

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This book provides a framework for assessing China's extensive cyber espionage efforts and multi-decade modernization of its military, not only identifying the "what" but also addressing the "why" behind China's focus on establishing information dominance as a key component of its military efforts. • Provides a detailed overview and thorough analysis of Chinese cyber activities • Makes extensive use of Chinese-language materials, much of which has not been utilized in the existing Western literature on the subject • Enables a better understanding of Chinese computer espionage by placing it in the context of broader Chinese information warfare activities • Analyzes Chinese military modernization efforts, providing a context for the ongoing expansion in China's military spending and reorganization • Offers readers policy-relevant insight into Chinese military thinking while maintaining academic-level rigor in analysis and source selection

Handbook of Cultural and Creative Industries in China

By Michael Keane
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  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Book Code : 1782549862
  • Total of Pages : 576
  • Category : History
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Book Short Summary:

China is at the crux of reforming, professionalising, and internationalising its cultural and creative industries. These industries are at the forefront of China's move towards the status of a developed country. In this comprehensive Handbook, international experts including leading Mainland scholars examine the background to China's cultural and creative industries as well as the challenges ahead. The chapters represent the cutting-edge of scholarship, setting out the future directions of culture, creativity and innovation in China. Combining interdisciplinary approaches with contemporary social and economic theory, the contributors examine developments in art, cultural tourism, urbanism, digital media, e-commerce, fashion and architectural design, publishing, film, television, animation, documentary, music and festivals.

Political Discourse in Emergent, Fragile, and Failed Democracies

By Orwenjo, Daniel Ochieng
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  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Book Code : 1522500820
  • Total of Pages : 412
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 555
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Any system of government is comprised of several dimensions of functionality, which must all work in congruence. When any part of the system is dysfunctional, the government’s stability becomes fractured and societal problems can arise. Political Discourse in Emergent, Fragile, and Failed Democracies examines the effects of unstable democratic systems of government in modern society, providing an imperative analysis on political communications from such nations. Highlighting real-world examples on the constraints seen in malfunctioning or emerging governments, this book is a pivotal reference source for policy makers, researchers, academicians, and upper-level students interested in politics and governance.

Keywords for Children's Literature, Second Edition

By Philip Nel,Lissa Paul,Nina Christensen
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  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Book Code : 1479843660
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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 455
  • Pdf File: keywords-for-children-s-literature-second-edition.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Introduces key terms, global concepts, debates, and histories for Children's Literature in an updated edition Over the past decade, there has been a proliferation of exciting new work across many areas of children’s literature and culture. Mapping this vibrant scholarship, the Second Edition of Keywords for Children’s Literature presents original essays on essential terms and concepts in the field. Covering ideas from “Aesthetics” to “Voice,” an impressive multidisciplinary cast of scholars explores and expands on the vocabulary central to the study of children’s literature. The second edition of this Keywords volume goes beyond disciplinary and national boundaries. Across fifty-nine print essays and nineteen online essays, it includes contributors from twelve countries and an international advisory board from over a dozen more. The fully revised and updated selection of critical writing—more than half of the essays are new to this edition—reflects an intentionally multinational perspective, taking into account non-English traditions and what childhood looks like in an age of globalization. All authors trace their keyword’s uses and meanings: from translation to poetry, taboo to diversity, and trauma to nostalgia, the book’s scope, clarity, and interdisciplinary play between concepts make this new edition of Keywords for Children’s Literature essential reading for scholars and students alike.

Children's Literature in China: From Lu Xun to Mao Zedong

By Mary Ann Farquhar
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317475070
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 267
  • Pdf File: children-s-literature-in-china.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book introduces the major works and debates in Chinese children's literature within the framework of China's revolution and modernization. It demonstrates that the guiding rationale in children's literature was the political importance of children as the nation's future.

General Introduction to Persian Literature

By J.T.P. Bruijn
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 0857736507
  • Total of Pages : 600
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 190
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Book Short Summary:

Persian literature is the jewel in the crown of Persian culture. It has profoundly influenced the literatures of Ottoman Turkey, Muslim India and Turkic Central Asia and been a source of inspiration for Goethe, Emerson, Matthew Arnold and Jorge Luis Borges among others. Yet Persian literature has never received the attention it truly deserves."A History of Persian Literature" answers this need and offers a new, comprehensive and detailed history of its subject. This 18-volume, authoritative survey reflects the stature and significance of Persian literature as the single most important accomplishment of the Iranian experience. It includes extensive, revealing examples with contributions by prominent scholars who bring a fresh critical approach to bear on this important topic.The first volume offers an indispensable entree to Persian literature's long and rich history, examining themes and subjects that are common to many fields of Persian literary study. This invaluable introduction to the subject heralds a definitive and ground-breaking new series.

Chinese Folktales

By Richard Wilhelm
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  • Publisher : Dalriada Books ltd
  • Book Code : N.a
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Book Short Summary:

Originally Published as Chinesische Märchen (Chinese Fairy Tales) Translated into German by Richard Wilhelm, 1958. This English Selection Translated from the German by Ewald Osers, and Published by G. Bell & Sons Ltd., 1971.

Internet Policy in China

By Helen Sun
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  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Book Code : 0739169998
  • Total of Pages : 332
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 572
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Internet Policy in China: A Field Study of Internet Cafés reports the results of a multi-layered study of the Internet café phenomenon in the People's Republic of China. Helen Sun investigates how the Internet has been used by the state and individuals, as well as the implications of Chinese Internet policies and regulations.

Digital Media and the Politics of Transformation in the Arab World and Asia

By Carola Richter,Anna Antonakis,Cilja Harders
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3658207000
  • Total of Pages : 189
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 342
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In times of increasing mediatization and digitalization media play an important role in political and societal transformation processes. The authors of this volume take an actor-centered perspective to shed light on current cases in Arab and Asian countries. They inquire into the ways processes of networking and mobilization evolve in the context of restricted media systems and state-dominated public spheres. It features original research about various social and political actors such as women’s rights activists, public intellectuals, anarchists and Islamists.

Chinese Animation, Creative Industries, and Digital Culture

By Weihua Wu
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351611089
  • Total of Pages : 194
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 583
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This book explores the development of the Chinese animation film industry from the beginning of China’s reform process up to the present. It discusses above all the relationship between the communist state’s policies to stimulate "creative industries", concepts of creativity and aesthetics, and the creation and maintenance , through changing circumstances, of a national style by Chinese animators. The book also examines the relationship between Chinese animation, changing technologies including the rise first of television and then of digital media, and youth culture, demonstrating the importance of Chinese animation in Chinese youth culture in the digital age.

Animation in China

By Sean Macdonald
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317382161
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 900
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By the turn of the 21st century, animation production has grown to thousands of hours a year in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Despite this, and unlike American blockbuster productions and the diverse genres of Japanese anime, much animation from the PRC remains relatively unknown. This book is an historical and theoretical study of animation in the PRC. Although the Wan Brothers produced the first feature length animated film in 1941, the industry as we know it today truly began in the 1950s at the Shanghai Animation Film Studio (SAFS), which remained the sole animation studio until the 1980s. Considering animation in China as a convergence of the institutions of education, fine arts, literature, popular culture, and film, the book takes comparative approaches that link SAFS animation to contemporary cultural production including American and Japanese animation, Pop Art, and mass media theory. Through readings of classic films such as Princess Iron Fan, Uproar in Heaven, Princess Peacock, and Nezha Conquers the Dragon King, this study represents a revisionist history of animation in the PRC as a form of "postmodernism with Chinese characteristics." As a theoretical exploration of animation in the People’s Republic of China, this book will appeal greatly to students and scholars of animation, film studies, Chinese studies, cultural studies, political and cultural theory.