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The short works collected in Four Huts give voice to one of the most treasured aesthetic and spiritual ideals of Asia—that of a simple life lived in a simple dwelling. The texts were written between the ninth and the seventeenth centuries and convey each author's underlying sense of the world and what is to be valued in it. Four Huts presents original translations by Burton Watson—one of the most respected translators of Chinese and Japanese literature. The qualities that emerge from these writings are an
Thrilling recipes from around the world that prove you can give up the gluten without giving up the flavor For sufferers of celiac disease, the necessary diet limitations can seem like a culinary curse. With the right information and a great cookbook, you can still eat most of the foods you love while maintaining a healthy, well-balanced diet. In "The Gloriously Gluten-Free Cookbook, " Vanessa Maltin compiles Italian, Asian, and Mexican recipes that are safe for a gluten-free diet but taste so good you
Asian American filmmakers and video artists have created a substantial, diverse, and challenging body of work that reimagines the cultural and political representation of Asian Americans. Yet much of this work remains unknown. For Mimura, Asian American cinema is the spectral, ghostly return of the international film movement known as Third Cinema. Tracing contemporary Asian American cinema as a continuation of Third Cinema’s radical enterprise of making marginalized subjects visible in the First World,
Since the late nineteenth century, the concept of everyday life has been the subject of increasing scrutiny. The familiar events, routine actions, and ordinary objects that comprise modernity's daily life have been studied by Georg Simmel, Sigmund Freud, Henri Lefebvre, Michel de Certeau, and others. Informed by this theoretical tradition, Modern Minority argues that Asian American literary realism is defined by a focus on the everyday, which allows Asian Americans to comprehend their minority status and
This beautifully designed book Includes an interactive wheel that helps you calculate your elemental sign Explains how to plan meals appropriate to your home element Offers tempting recipes for every home element, season, and time of day Shares dishes with a delicious variety of ingredients and flavors, from Cold Soba Noodles to Stir-Fried Chicken or Port with Watermelon Rind Contains beauty, mind, and spirit sections with recipes for face masks, hair treatments, and massage oils based on each home element
One of the Ten Best Books of the Year, Washington Post Book World One of the Los Angeles Times’ Favorite Books of the Year One of the Top Ten National Books of 2008, Portland Oregonian A 2009 Honor Book of the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association “Few books have combined the historical scope and the literary skill to give the foreign reader a sense of events from a Vietnamese perspective. . . . Now we can add Andrew Pham’s Eaves of Heaven to this list of indispensable books.” — New York Times Book
Buy Life, Death & Magic by Robyn Maxwell in Hardcover for the low price of 70.00. Find this product in Art > Asian, History - Ancient & Classical.
A unique approach to counseling and psychotherapy that takes both cultural diversity and lifespan stages into consideration. This distinctive book on counseling and psychotherapy takes the unique stance that understanding cultural backgrounds as well as life stages will give counselors the information and knowledge they need to best serve their clients. In addition to exploring the lives and experiences of African American, Hispanic American, Asian American, European American, and American Indian
Brand New, Perfect Condition. May Ship From Overseas, Free Upgrade to Priority Shipping. This anthology of work by three Asian American women playwrights Wakako Yamauchi, Genny Lim, and Velina Hasu Houston features pioneering contemporary writers who have made their mark in regional and...
It's the ultimate escape fantasy: Trade in the rat race for life on a tropical island and all the languid luxury that it evokes. For India Hicks and David Flint Wood, the dream became reality when, after high-profile careers, she as a fashion model, he as an advertising executive, the couple left the city behind for the Bahamas. Five years and three children later, the husband-and-wife team have impeccably restored three houses and one hotel. Fusing traditional European design with Asian, African, and
New in paperback Human rights lawyer Yap Thiam Hien's (1913-1989) ethnic Chinese roots spurred him to become a courageous defender of the rights of all oppressed Indonesians. In No Concessions , Yap's fascinating story brings modern Indonesian history to life. Daniel S. Lev (1933Ð2006) was professor of political science at the University of Washington. "Both Lev and Yap were utterly committed to fundamental reform of Indonesia's legal, political, and moral life. Yap, so reserved in many ways, opened his
Ancient Wisdom, Modern Kitchen , a winner in the 2010 International Book Awards, reveals how easy it is to tap into the 3,000-year-old secrets of the Eastern healing arts. This entertaining and easy-to-use book provides scores of delicious recipes, anecdotes about various herbs and foods, and all you need to know about acquiring ingredients--even if you don't know the difference between a lotus seed and the lotus position .Highlighting "superfoods," such as goji berries, as well as more familiar ingredients
In the first 1,000 years after Christ, merchants, missionaries, monks, mendicants, and military men traveled on the vast network of Central Asian tracks that became known as the Silk Road. Linking Europe, India, and the Far East, the route passed through many countries and many settlements, from the splendid city of Samarkand to tiny desert hamlets. Susan Whitfield creates a rich and varied portrait of life along the greatest trade route in history in a vivid, lively, and learned account that spans the
Life Insurance in Asia By Stephan Binder and Joseph Luc Ngai is an informative study on the competition of insurance companies in Asian market. It provides you with a practical perspective on the inner workings and key challenges for market players..Author Name: Stephan Binder, Joseph Luc Ngai.No of Pages: 250 Pages.Publisher: Wiley.Publishing Date: December 04, 20 2.Language: English.ISBN - 0: 8323 73.ISBN - 3: 978- 8323 75.Edition: 2.Life Insurance in Asia By Stephan Binder and Joseph Luc Ngai - An
Warriorship is a journey from ordinary to extraordinary. By opening your heart to the special connection between physical and the spiritual whether in the gym, on the field, practicing Tai Chi, or riding your bike, Spirit of the Dancing Warrior shows you how to expand and improve your experience and performance - and your relationship with all physical activity. Using a meditation program based on 52 warrior virtues, this book presents a program of everyday spiritual training, a soulful path of wisdom,
Spirituality cannot be an escape from reality. Jesus Christ empowers us to live in the world in ways that glorify God, enhance the well-being of others, and transform our world. We are encouraged to take life seriously in all its dimensions: personal, social, economic, cultural, political and spiritual. Here are 110 faith-stretching reflections on many issues of daily living. Each is an encouragement to live life realistically, proactively, and with hope. Charles Ringma is Professor of Missions and
When Ann Richards delivered the keynote of the 1988 Democratic National Convention and mocked President George H. W. Bush--"Poor George, he can't help it. He was born with a silver foot in his mouth"--she instantly became a media celebrity and triggered a rivalry that would alter the course of American history. In 1990, Richards won the governorship of Texas, upsetting the GOP's colorful rancher and oilman Clayton Williams. The first ardent feminist elected to high office in America, she opened up public
This book explores people’s everyday experience of the media in Asian countries in confrontation with huge social change and transition and the need to understand this phenomenon as it intersects with the media. It argues for the centrality of the media to Asian transformations in the era of globalization. The profusion of the media today, with new imaginations, new choices and contradictions, generates a critical condition for reflexivity engaging everyday people to have a resource for the learning
Low-Fat Low-Cholesterol Chinese Cookbook: 200 Delicious Chinese & Far East Asian Recipes for Health, Great Taste, Long Life & Fitness
As a result of immigration from Asia in the wake of the passage of the 1965 Hart-Celler Immigration Act, the fastest-growing religions in America -- faster than all Christian groups combined -- are Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Sikhism. In this remarkable book, a leading scholar of religion asks how these new faiths have changed or have been changed by the pluralist face of American civil society. How have these new religious minorities been affected by the deep-rooted American ambivalence toward foreign
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The first of the modern Asian ball-jointed dolls hit the international market about ten years ago. Strongly influenced by the anime/manga culture, these dolls are made of high-quality polyurethane resin and strung with elastic cord to allow for posing of their intricately-jointed bodies. The dolls are often purchased blank, without eyes, hair, or face paint, allowing their owners to customize them into highly-unique pieces of art. Most of them are made in Japan, Korea, or China, and must be purchased
Although a widely observed and respected practice in America, Buddhism is still difficult for many seekers to thoroughly grasp. Now, Adrienne Howley personally ordained by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and one of the highest ranking Buddhist nuns in the world writes in a warm, simple, and engagingly humorous style that illustrates the life, ideas, and teachings of the Buddha and the religion and philosophy that he inspired. This charming guide demystifies Buddhism and shows how we can apply its
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This timely book, updated for the paperback edition, examines how civic ties between Hindus and Muslims in different Indian cities serve to contain, or even prevent, ethnic violence. It is of interest not only to South Asian scholars and policymakers but also to those studying multiethnic societies in other areas of the world.
"An impressive achievement by a scholar well-versed in the field." --Virginia Yans-McLaughlin "Sweeping in scope and prodigious in research, Gabaccia is able to make insightful comparisons between these female newcomers in both the past and the present and between the experiences of the foreign-born and other minorities in American society." --John Bodnar This long-needed study of women "from the other side" examines the experience of women immigrants as they came to the United Stated from all corners of
In the years before the communist coup and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, Veronica Doubleday set up home in the ancient city of Herat with her husband, who was researching Central Asian music. At first, her only glimpses of women were as shadows--faceless and voiceless. Gradually, however, she formed friendships with three young mothers who welcomed her into their lives, taught her their customs and music and shared the details of their everyday existence. She witnessed their most personal moments: the
"Those who find themselves living in the Americas, no matter what their ethnic, educational, or economic background, must ultimately 'become their own personalities,' melding their point of view with their points of origin and their places of settlement. For immigrant or refugee families and their children, this 'process of becoming' often means struggling with the contradictions of race, generation, economics, class, work, religion, gender, and sexuality within the family, workplace, or school. . . .
Dracula, Prince of Many Faces reveals the extraordinary life and times of the infamous Vlad Dracula of Romania (1431 - 1476), nicknamed the Impaler. Dreaded by his enemies, emulated by later rulers like Ivan the Terrible, honored by his countrymen even today, Vlad Dracula was surely one of the most intriguing figures to have stalked the corridors of European and Asian capitals in the fifteenth century.
SAVE YOUR LIFE WITH SMART FOOD CHOICES101 Healthiest Foods is a handy, easy-to-use guide to power-packed superfoods that are chock-full of nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Using the book’s five-star ratings of over 300 foods, you can easily replace unhealthy foods in each area of your diet with life-saving alternatives, including & #58 ; & #149 ;CARBSQuinoa & #151 ;a low-GI grain and great source of protein & #149 ;PROTEINSSardines & #151 ;an oily fish packed with heart-healthy omega -3 & #149