This book is an annotated and illustrated translation from The Mirror of Writing, by Kang Youwei (1889). It contributes to the study of modern Chinese art and culture, and to an understanding of the history and aesthetics of Chinese calligraphy.
This book seeks answers to the challenges of urban diversity, conflict, and creativity by examining the emergence of musical and theatrical originality in specific cities at specific times.
This volume of 300 tables by Lo Ch’ing shows how selective borrowing from the Chinese classical canon and from Western cultures enabled this artist to make work that is relevant to his own society as well as to an increasingly globalized world.
This book explores the reasons for and ramifications of women making a Grand Tour in Europe (1814-1914). This century between major wars witnessed the golden age of American Grand Tours.
This erudite and engaging scholarly memoir offers a wealth of historical details about films and filmmakers, a critique of a half-century of cultural politics in academia, and a passionate polemic about the value of the cinema.
Jack Bray tells a powerful story about the military conquest and colonization of Ireland in the 16th/17th centuries. He shows how despite this period marked by violent conflict, starvation, and mass migration, the resiliency of the Irish spirit soar in all aspects of life today.
A memoir-anthology of episodes by a connoisseur/ participant. The author was right-hand man for Bobby Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and Ambassador Jock Whitney, and he was present as national and world events unfolded.
This memoir presents a reliable firsthand account of the development of U.S. strategic economic policy and the new institutions that became the framework for trade, aid, economic growth, and monetary policy.
This book offers a colorful and penetrating look at African cultural norms and imperatives at the core of African political and economic performance over the past half-century.
This volume of poetry offers readers a window into the stories of teachers and students as they struggle to be successful in our test-obsessed culture.
Humor and pathos share the stage. These poems speak to people working—whether alone, with a friend, counselor or therapist, or in a group setting—to reorient their personal and interpersonal compasses.
This book chronicles a career in writing poetry, broadcasting, publishing, teaching, and writing for theater.