This volume contains the English translation of the histories of Rabban Sawma and Mar Yahbalaha III (ca. 1230-1300) and their travels from China across Persia into Iraq. The translator also offers over 100 pages of prefatory material.
Able, bored and just down from Cambridge in the summer of 1937, Sally Marsden contemplates her future without enthusiasm. So many have assumed she will marry Hugh Jerrold, it is practically, an engagement. When Hugh returns from his diplomatic posting to China there will be a wedding and a thoroughly respectable settling down.
This book explores the history, the reality, and the complex fantasy of American and European Chinatowns and traces the patterns of transnational travel and traffic between China, South East Asia, Europe, and the United States which informed the development of these urban sites. Despite obvious structural or architectural similarities and overlaps, Chinatowns differ markedly depending on their location. European versions of Chinatowns can certainly not be considered mere replications of the American model. Paying close attention to regional specificities and overarching similarities, Chinatowns thus discloses the important European backdrop to a phenomenon commonly associated with North America. It starts from the assumption that the historical and modern Chinatown needs to be seen as complicatedly involved in a web of cultural memory, public and private narratives, ideologies, and political imperatives. Most of the contributors to this volume have multidisciplinary and multilingual backgrounds and are familiar with several different instances of the Chinese diasporic experience. With its triangular approach to the developments between China and the urban Chinese diasporas of North America and Europe, Chinatowns reveals connections and interlinkages which have not been addressed before.
KEYNOTE: Provides tips from an experienced photographer on equipment and techniques How many of us have brought our cameras with us on holiday in hopes of creating a memorable visual record of our trip and been disappointed in the results? This book, written by a leading travel photographer and journalist contains a stunning array of images from all over the world. Written from the author's vast experience of photographing subjects, he provides invaluable and practical advice on how to get the best shots. The author's lively writing style and his gorgeous and evocative photographs of people and places make the reader feel that they have been travelling with him. This book is ideal for the person who travels for work or pleasure and wants advice and inspiration for creating and improving their own photography. Contents: From hobby to art; Moving on from "Smile, please"; In praise of 'digital'; Breaking the rules; Into the sun; "Before the setting of the sun"; Paris by night; Seen through the mist; Why you should wear a white shirt; Shooting in waltz time; The still silence of black-and-white; Finding your own rhythm; A point in space; Vivid impressions; The world in faces; faces in the world; The law is the law; Taking genre to new heights; Playing with reflections; Down shady avenues; Are you still a prisoner?; Sparring with Euclid; Getting down to the nuts and bolts; Welcome to Sodom!; The gentle hunt; Render unto God the things that are God's; Captured by the Moors; How can you photograph the Venus de Milo?; Open sesame! AUTHOR: Alex Milovsky is a popular travel photographer and journalist. He is a tireless explorer, who has travelled through more than eighty countries. In his work, photographs and text flow together to form a single artistic unity. Thousands of his photographs have been published in magazines such as GEO, Stern, Natural History, Vanity Fair, Vogue, GQ, Elle, Harper's Bazaar and Focus. He is the author of numerous books that have been published worldwide in multiple languages. REVIEWS: "With 200 colour photographs by a leading travel photographer, this book shows you just how striking travel shots can be. It's also packed with tips on how you can achieve such results with your camera. Be inspired by frozen waterfalls in Iceland or the sun setting over the Nile." Townswoman ILLUSTRATIONS: 200 colour *
Examines the Development of Journalism in China from Pre-Qin Period to the Modern Age
Fang Hanqi is a Professor, Doctoral and Graduate Supervisor of the Journalism School at the Renmin University of China, Counselor of the Journalism and Social Development Research Center, and Director of the Academic Committee of the Renmin University of China. He has been appointed a member of the Editorial Board of the Encyclopedia of China Press and Publication, Editor of the Chinese Journalism section of the Encyclopedia, and President of the History of the Chinese Journalism Institute.
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