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Die Wahrheit erkennen und Zweifel überwinden

Was wir von den 40 Jahren der Reform- und Öffnungspolitik Chinas lernen können

Fang Cai

Dieses Buch erläutert, warum Chinas Reform- und Öffnungspolitik erfolgreich das schnelle Wirtschaftswachstum fördern konnte. Anhand einer sachlichen Darstellung sowie der analytischen wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Logik wird die erfolgreiche Entwicklung Chinas in den vergangenen vierzig Jahren zusammengefasst, die in dessen Geschichte zu beispiellosen Verbesserungen hinsichtlich des Lebens der Bevölkerung und der grundlegenden öffentlichen Dienstleistungen geführt hat. Die wirtschaftlichen Entwicklungsstadien Chinas werden bewertet und neue Herausforderungen sowie Aufgaben aufgezeigt. Zudem werden Gedanken hervorgebracht, wie eine Abwendung von der Abhängigkeit bezüglich der demografischen Dividende und gleichzeitige Hinwendung der Reformdividende erzielt werden kann. Es wird nach Wegen gesucht, ein nachhaltiges Wirtschaftswachstum aufrechtzuerhalten, die mittlere Einkommensphase zu überwinden und den Übergang zur hohen Einkommensphase zu erreichen. Dieses Buch bedient sich der normativen Analysemethoden der Wirtschaftswissenschaften, um anhand der Logik der Reform- und Öffnungspolitik und mithilfe von einem einfachen Sprachstil über das chinesische Wirtschaftswunder zu erzählen. Unter der Hinzunahme von Chinas Erfahrungen, der chinesischen Weisheit sowie dem chinesischen Konzept wird bestrebt die Wirtschaftsentwicklungstheorie zu bereichern.

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André Malraux and Art

An Intellectual Revolution

Derek Allan

This study provides a step by step explanation of André Malraux's theory of art. Drawing on his major works, such as The Voices of Silence and The Metamorphosis of the Gods, it examines key topics such as the nature of artistic creation, the psychology of our response to art, the birth of the notion of "art" itself and its transformation after Manet, the birth and death of the idea of beauty, the seriously neglected question of the relationship between art and the passage of time, the emergence of our "first universal world of art," the contemporary role of the art museum and the musée imaginaire, and the contentious question of the relationship between art and history.

 

Rejecting negative criticisms from writers such as Maurice Merleau-Ponty and E. H. Gombrich, the study argues that Malraux offers us a theory of art that is fully coherent and highly illuminating. In addition, the analysis shows that he presents a radical challenge to the traditional explanations of art inherited from the Enlightenment that have dominated Western thinking for some three hundred years. In short, the study unveils a way of understanding art that is nothing short of an intellectual revolution.

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Jan Felicjan Terelak

The book is a scientific monograph, based on a natural experiment on cognitive, emotional and social functioning during the year-long isolation of 21 winter hounds at the Henryk Arctowski Polish Antarctic Station. The conducted research was of a specimen and sociometric nature. The results presented in the book are unique in the literature on the subject due to the longitudinal nature of the research conducted, together with its high frequency (every two weeks). Moreover, the social isolation was total in its character, due to the large limitation of connectivity with the outside world, which could be considered analogous to future long-term space missions.

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Edited by Alison Cathcart and Patrick Gleeson

This series focuses on the islands of the North Atlantic archipelago and on the water that surrounds those islands from pre-history through to the eighteenth century. Moving beyond traditional national histories, the series will highlight research that examines localities or regions bounded by geography and transnational studies of the insular world, and connections between peoples and societies within the archipelago and their neighbours to the south (Brittany) and the north (Norway and beyond). Archipelagic studies will explore a range of themes (landscape, society, culture, language, religion, trade networks) and incorporate a number of disciplines and approaches (archaeology, heritage, history, literature, historical ecology, environmental, marine, political, social).

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Fight the Power

Breakin Down Hip Hop Activism

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Edited by Arash Daneshzadeh, Anthony J. Nocella II, Chandra Ward and Ahmad R. Washington

Fight the Power: Breakin Down Hip Hop Activism, co-edited by provocative and Fiercely intelligent Hip Hop heads Arash Daneshzadeh, Anthony J. Nocella II, Chandra Ward, and Ahmad Washington, is a fresh thought-provoking book that engages in social justice, Black Lives Matter, Hip Hop, youth culture, and current affairs. This must-read is a timely and powerfully engaging collection of interviews by outstanding, brilliant BIPOC Hip Hop activists from around the United States. Their stories are a poignant testimony for what is happening in the streets against racism, classism, police brutality, prisons, hate groups, and white supremacy. This dope-ass book that screams loud FTP is perfect for any reader at any age.
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Edited by Tina K. Coffelt

Interpersonal Sexual Communication across the Lifespan traces curious children, eager adolescents, exploring adults, committed partners, and vibrant elderly in their negotiation of sexual development and changes in relationships. Sex and sexuality have been examined at least since the inaugural works of Kinsey and Masters and Johnson. These early and subsequent works have been marked by the emphasis on sexual performance, biological, physiological, or psychological processes that impact sexual activity and interaction. This book emphasizes communication research dispersed across several disciplines and would be of value to students in sexual communication or human sexuality courses.
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Number Names

The Magic Square Divination of Cai Chen 蔡沈 (1167-1230)

Larry J. Schulz

In his Master Plan Cai Chen (1167-1230) created an original divination manual based on the Yijing and keyed it to an intricate series of 81 matrixes with the properties of "magic squares." Previously unrecognized, Cai's work is a milestone in the history of mathematics, and, in introducing it, this book dramatically expands our understanding of the Chinese number theory practiced by the "Image and Number" school within Confucian philosophy. Thinkers of that leaning devised graphic arrays of the binary figures called "trigrams" and "hexagrams" in the Yijing as a way of exploring the relationship between the random draws of divination and the classic's readings. Cai adapted this perspective to his 81 matrix series, which he saw as tracing the recurring temporal cycles of the natural world. The architecture of the matrix series is echoed in the language of his divination texts, which he called "number names"—hence, the book's title. This book will appeal to those interested in philosophy, the history of science and mathematics, and Chinese intellectual history. The divination text has significant literary as well as philosophical dimensions, and its audience lies both among specialists in these fields and with a general readership interested in recreational mathematics and topics like divination, Taiji, and Fengshui.

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Plantations by Land and Sea

North Channel Communities of the Atlantic Archipelago c.1550-1625

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Alison Cathcart

This series focuses on the islands of the North Atlantic archipelago and on the water that surrounds those islands from pre-history through to the eighteenth century. Moving beyond traditional national histories, the series will highlight research that examines localities or regions bounded by geography and transnational studies of the Insular world, and connections between peoples and societies within the archipelago and their neighbours to the south (Brittany, Normandy and beyond) and the north (Norway and beyond). Archipelagic Studies will explore a range of themes (landscape, society, culture, language, religion, trade networks) and incorporate a number of disciplines and approaches (archaeology, heritage, history, literature, historical ecology, environmental, marine, political, social).

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Preston King

History, Toleration, and Friendship

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Edited by Kipton E. Jensen

This volume celebrates the remarkable career of Dr. Preston King, an African American political philosopher with an international reputation. King's first degree was from Fisk University (1956). He moved directly to the London School of Economics (LSE), completing his M.Sc. (Econ) in 1958 with a Mark of Distinction. He taught at LSE for the next two years. A scrap with Jim Crow America kept him in exile for the next 40 years. Major friends and influences at LSE were Professors Sir Karl Popper, Michael Oakeshott, and Dr Bernard Crick. King took up subsequent lectureships at the universities of Keele, Ghana, and Sheffield. He was Senior Research Assistant at the Acton Society Trust (London), then professor at the universities of Nairobi, New South Wales (Sydney), and Lancaster, returning at last to the United States as joint Woodruff Professor at Emory and Distinguished Professor at Morehouse. The essays comprising this volume are by internationally renowned figures. They creatively explore history, toleration, and friendship as three seminal themes running through Preston King's sizeable oeuvre. The first third of this book consists of essays on time and history, with brilliant contributions by Professors Browning, Lawson, Moore, and Cherribi. The second third consists of essays on time and toleration, with memorable and penetrating analyses by Professors Jones, Read, Modood/Dobbernak, and Brown. The final third consists of essays on time and friendship, with offerings—both charming and insightful—by Professors Devere, Smith, and Coleman. The book concludes with a novel and captivating chapter by King himself, on the philosophy of time, which constitutes the substratum of so much of his work and reflection.
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Zofia Bilut-Homplewicz

Dieses Buch versteht sich als ein Beitrag zur Textlinguistik, verfolgt jedoch eine andere Zielsetzung als die üblichen Publikationen zur Textforschung. Es stellt den zweiten Band eines zweibändigen Projekts dar. Das gesamte Vorhaben hat zum Ziel, zwei wissenschaftliche Schreibkulturen im Hinblick auf die Disziplin miteinander in Beziehung zu setzen. Der erste Band widmete sich der germanistischen Textlinguistik. Im zweiten Band werden Entwicklungen der polonistischen Textlinguistik und der Textsorten, ihre Traditionen und Schwerpunkte charakterisiert sowie die Disziplin in der aktuellen Sprachforschung situiert. Die Problematik ergibt sich aus dem Forschungsstand, sie wird aber auch durch die Relation zum germanistischen Pendant geprägt und aus dessen Perspektive gezeigt.