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Modernist Poetry, Gender and Leisure Technologies: Machin...

Goody, Alex
Modernist Poetry, Gender and Leisure Technologies: Machine Amusements
Modernist Poetry, Gender and Leisure Technologies: Machine Amusements explores how modernist women poets were inspired by leisure technologies to write new versions of the gendered subject. Focusing on American women writers and particularly on the city of New York, the book argues that the poetry of modernist women that engages with, examines or critiques the new leisure technologies of their era is fundamentally changed by the encounter with...

CHF 95.00

Maps and Memory in Early Modern England: A Sense of Place

Sanford, R.
Maps and Memory in Early Modern England: A Sense of Place
Dealing with the relationship between the places of England and depictions of places in maps and literature, "Maps and Memory" focuses on increasingly local terrain to show how understanding contemporary maps is useful to understanding literary works of the time.

CHF 154.00

The Precision Farming Revolution: Global Drivers of Local...

Addicott, James E.
The Precision Farming Revolution: Global Drivers of Local Agricultural Methods
This book examines the precision farming revolution in Somerset, England. It reveals the reasons why local farmers invested in autonomous systems and traces the outcomes of adoption. It describes the local and global drivers of the fourth industrial revolution, from world population growth, climatic and ecological crises, profit driven farming and government agri-tech grants, to the Space Race era. A new cultural method of intelligence, ideas ...

CHF 76.00

Italian-Canadian Narratives of Return

Baldo, Michela
Italian-Canadian Narratives of Return
This book examines the concept of translation as a return to origins and as restitution of lost narratives, and is based on the idea of diaspora as a term that depicts the longing to return home and the imaginary reconstructions and reconstitutions of home by migrants and translators. The author analyses a corpus made up of novels and a memoir by Italian-Canadian writers Mary Melfi, Nino Ricci and Frank Paci, examining the theme of return both...

CHF 93.00

Winning at the Turning Point: The Great Trend of China's ...

Chi, Fulin / Chen, George G.
Winning at the Turning Point: The Great Trend of China's Economic Transformation
This book by influential policymaker Chi Fulin lays out in issue-oriented and detailed chapters, at a time when China is at a crossroads, exactly how the government plans to deal with the social, political and economic issues the world's second-largest economy faces. From managing the decline of industry, to urbanization, to managing consumption, to social security and education, Chi offers a roadmap for the years ahead. This book will be part...

CHF 124.00

Worlding a Peripheral Literature

Juvan, Marko
Worlding a Peripheral Literature
Bringing together the analyses of the literary world-system, translation studies, and the research of European cultural nationalism, this book contests the view that texts can be attributed global importance irrespective of their origin, language, and position in the international book market. Focusing on Slovenian literature, almost unknown to world literature studies, this book addresses world literature's canonical function in the nineteent...

CHF 76.00

Contemporary History of Cantonese Migrants in Yokohama Ch...

Wong, Yee Lam Elim / Lim, Tai Wei
Contemporary History of Cantonese Migrants in Yokohama Chinatown: A Case Study of Shatenki and the XIE Family
This book vividly portrays the past, current, and future development of Yokohama Chinatown through the context of its Cantonese residents, grounded through a family history. It is useful for both academic and non- academic readers who are interested in migration history, transformation of urban spaces, anthropological perspectives of integration of immigrants, diasporic studies and overseas Chinese studies. It is informative when considering t...

CHF 135.00

Chinese Medicine and Transnational Transition During the ...

Islam, Md Nazrul
Chinese Medicine and Transnational Transition During the Modern Era: Commodification, Hybridity, and Segregation
This volume analyses the transition of Chinese medicine during the modern era and the development of product and service niches in selective countries: China, Malaysia, Japan and the Philippines. Through investigating the major actors behind the transition, this volume explores in what way and to what extent these actors affected the transition process. This volume argues that the transnational transition of Chinese medicine is not only caused...

CHF 193.00

China Branding: Cases from Zhejiang

Liu, Martin J. / Luo, Jun
China Branding: Cases from Zhejiang
This book provides an overview of the brand construction process of manufacturing enterprises in Zhejiang province, China. There are now a number of industry-leading enterprises that are trying to build their own brands and manufacture products of higher quality in Zhejiang. The first chapter focuses on the place branding strategy employed by the Zhejiang Provincial Government in launching the "ZhejiangMade" brand to improve the perception of ...

CHF 141.00

The Jewish Experience of the First World War

Madigan, Edward / Reuveni, Gideon
The Jewish Experience of the First World War
This book explores the variety of social and political phenomena that combined to the make the First World War a key turning point in the Jewish experience of the twentieth century. Just decades after the experience of intense persecution and struggle for recognition that marked the end of the nineteenth century, Jewish men and women across the globe found themselves drawn into a conflict of unprecedented violence and destruction. The frenzied...

CHF 112.00

The Sexual Politics of Ballroom Dancing

Harman, Vicki
The Sexual Politics of Ballroom Dancing
This book presents an engaging sociological investigation into how gender is negotiated and performed in ballroom and Latin dancing that draws on extensive ethnographic research, as well as the author's own experience as a dancer. It explores the key factors underpinning the popularity of this leisure activity and highlights what this reveals more broadly about the nature of gender roles at the current time. The author begins with an overview ...

CHF 86.00

The Butterfly Effect in China's Economic Growth: From Soc...

Zhang, Wei-Bin
The Butterfly Effect in China's Economic Growth: From Socialist Penury Towards Marx's Progressive Capitalism
This book examines China's butterfly effect in its modern economic development during the period of 1978-2018. In chaos theory, the butterfly effect refers to a phenomenon that a butterfly flaps its wings in Okinawa, and subsequently a storm may ravage New York. Deng applied a trivial idea, called the market mechanism, to China's countryside in 1978. The idea has subsequently caused economic structural changes and fast growth in the economy wi...

CHF 135.00

A New Beginning or More of the Same?: The European Union ...

Reilly, Michael / Lee, Chun-Yi
A New Beginning or More of the Same?: The European Union and East Asia After Brexit
The EU's interest in and engagement with North East Asia has grown massively over the last three decades, the shaping and implementation of its policy influenced heavily by the UK and its historical links with East Asia. Brexit therefore raises questions about the future of this engagement and comes against a background of wider threats to the liberal world order, especially rising tensions between the USA and China. Worried that they may be f...

CHF 141.00

The Tokyo Trial and War Crimes in Asia

Ju-Ao, Mei
The Tokyo Trial and War Crimes in Asia
The book examines the process and the impact of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East (IMTFE), otherwise known as the Tokyo Trial, which was convened in 1946 to try the Japanese leaders accused of committing war crimes during World War II. Offering valuable research materials, it studies the lessons learned from the failed attempt after World War I, and the background and establishment of the IMTFE. It elaborates on the Charter,...

CHF 135.00

India's Private Health Care Delivery: Critique and Remedies

Kelkar, Sanjeev
India's Private Health Care Delivery: Critique and Remedies
This book brings together all the major components of the private health care sector in India, with detailed description of its evolution, the foundational ideas, its development, the positives and ill effects on the population. It suggests intelligible and practical remedies for public good. The book presents a comprehensive review of private health care sector's resistance to Indian Government's reforms like the national medical commission, ...

CHF 166.00

Workers, Managers, Productivity: Kaizen in Developing Cou...

Hosono, Akio / Page, John / Shimada, Go
Workers, Managers, Productivity: Kaizen in Developing Countries
This open access book provides a glimpse into the Japanese management technique known as "Kaizen, " and the ways it has been disseminated around the developing world. The novelty of this book is three-fold: it provides a contextualized view of the mechanisms of initiatives implementing Kaizen in developing countries, compared with productivity studies, it places the relationship between workers and managers at the center of inquiry, reflecting...

CHF 76.00

Digital Entertainment: The Next Evolution in Service Sector

Das, Subhankar / Gochhait, Saikat
Digital Entertainment: The Next Evolution in Service Sector
This book presents a clear constructive representation for policy framework, effect, and integrities of various platforms that are vocal about digital entertainment. It provides a holistic representation of all the platforms, whether they are application based or AI based or web portal based.Digital entertainment (DE) incorporates Internet-based gaming, remote gaming, online applications for TV, music, and films fans, and types of consumer-to-...

CHF 193.00

Image, Imagination and Imaginarium: Remapping World War I...

Pan, Lu
Image, Imagination and Imaginarium: Remapping World War II Monuments in Greater China
This book explores five cases of monument and public commemorative space related to World War II (WWII) in contemporary China (Mainland), Hong Kong and Taiwan, all of which were built either prior to or right after the end of the War and their physical existence still remains. Through the study on the monuments, the project illustrates past and ongoing controversies and contestations over Chinese nation, sovereignty, modernism and identity. De...

CHF 135.00

A Chinese Jesuit Catechism: Giulio Aleni's Four Character...

Clark, Anthony E.
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This book is the first scholarly study of the famous Jesuit Chinese children's primer, the Four Character Classic, written by Giulio Aleni (1582-1649) while living in Fujian, China. This book also includes masterful translations of both Wang Yinglin's (1551-1602) hallowed Confucian Three Character Classic and Aleni's Chinese catechism that was published during the Qing (1644-1911). Clark's careful reading of the Four Character Classic provides...

CHF 76.00

Social Transformations in India, Myanmar, and Thailand: V...

Yamahata, Chosein / Seekins, Donald M. / Takeda, Makiko
Social Transformations in India, Myanmar, and Thailand: Volume I: Social, Political and Ecological Perspectives
This book focuses on the different challenges and opportunities for social transformation in India, Myanmar and Thailand, by centering communities and individuals as the main drivers of change. In doing so, it includes discussions on a wide array of issues including women's empowerment and political participation, ethno-religious tensions, plurilingualism, education reform, community-based healthcare, climate change, disaster management, ecolo...

CHF 165.00