Enchanting Hong Kong reveals this multi-faceted destination for a broad spectrum of visitors ranging from those making a short business trip but with some spare time to those who have a bit longer to explore outside the city itself.
Author: Martin Williams
Category: Hong Kong (China)
___Hong Kong surely has few rivals worldwide for being a major city in an outstanding natural setting, surrounded by hills, islands, beaches, waterfalls, wildlife and South China village traditions. Enchanting Hong Kong reveals this multi-faceted destination for a broad spectrum of visitors ranging from those making a short business trip but with some spare time to those who have a bit longer to explore outside the city itself. It provides full information on all the shopping possibilities from the malls to the daytime and night-time markets of Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Central, Wanchai and Stanley, as well as the many delicious dining possibilities - seafood, especially, is a must in Hong Kong. It also takes the visitors a bit further afield to explore the outstanding and extensive network of country trails, the islands, the New Territories and some less well-known beaches. A holiday in Hong Kong can combine a stay in a comfortable hotel with hiking or birding during the day, some shopping, then dinner and a night on the town. It is a many-splendoured place just waiting to be explored
... 1971, Tokyo Disneyland in 1983 (the adjoining DisneySea opened in 2001),8
and Disneyland Resort Paris in 1992 (Walt Disney Studios Paris joined it in 2002
). In addition, the Hong Kong Disneyland 2——Enchanting a Disenchanted World
Author: George Ritzer
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
Category: Business & Economics
The only book to connect the everyday world of the 20-something undergraduate consumer with sound sociological analysis of the world of consumption Enchanting a Disenchanted World, Third Edition examines Disney, malls, cruise lines, Las Vegas, the world wide web, Planet Hollywood, credit cards, and all the other ways we now consume. Thoroughly updated to reflect the recent economic recession and the impact of the internet, bestselling author George Ritzer continues to explore this book’s central thesis: that our society has undergone fundamental change because of the way and the level at which we consume. This Third Edition demonstrates how we have created new "cathedrals" of consumption (places that enchant us so as to entice us to stay longer and consume more) while continuing to take capitalism to a new level. These places of consumption, whether in our homes, the mall, or cyberspace, are in a constant state of "enchanting the disenchanted," luring us through new spectacles because their rational qualities are both necessary and deadening at the same time. New and Hallmark Features Offers a unique analysis of the world of consumption, especially the settings in which consumption takes place Discusses the recent global economic recession throughout Offers rich details on consuming in such places as Las Vegas, Disney World, on cruise ships, in Wal-Mart, at McDonald’s, and, new to this edition, on the Web Includes a wide range of theoretical perspectives—Marxian, Weberian, critical theory, postmodern theory—as well as a number of concepts such as hyperconsumption, implosion, simulation, and time and space to show students how sociological theory can be applied to everyday phenomena
One noteworthy Wenzhou international export was the official metal badges for
diverse organizations such as the New York City Police Department, United
Nations patrols, Ghanaian customs inspectors, the Chinese army in Hong Kong,
Author: Mayfair Yang
Publisher: Duke University Press
Category: Social Science
In Re-enchanting Modernity Mayfair Yang examines the resurgence of religious and ritual life after decades of enforced secularization in the coastal area of Wenzhou, China. Drawing on twenty-five years of ethnographic fieldwork, Yang shows how the local practices of popular religion, Daoism, and Buddhism are based in community-oriented grassroots organizations that create spaces for relative local autonomy and self-governance. Central to Wenzhou's religious civil society is what Yang calls a "ritual economy," in which an ethos of generosity is expressed through donations to temples, clerics, ritual events, and charities in exchange for spiritual gain. With these investments in transcendent realms, Yang adopts Georges Bataille's notion of "ritual expenditures" to challenge the idea that rural Wenzhou's economic development can be described in terms of Max Weber's notion of a "Protestant Ethic". Instead, Yang suggests that Wenzhou's ritual economy forges an alternate path to capitalist modernity.
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Author: Dee Hockenberry
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Favorite storybook characters in teddy bears and dolls include Raggedy Ann and Andy, Beatrix Potter's creatures, Golliwog, Alice in Wonderland characters, Winnie-the-Pooh and his pals, Teddy Roosevelt bears, Punkinhead, Paddington, The Three Bears, and The Busy Bears-all are pictured and described. A collectors guide with memorabilia about these lovable characters, this book was inspired by the characters it gathers.
While it's easy to think all the bright lights are the sum of today's Hong Kong, you
need only walk or board a tram for the ... of Mong Kok and in the dense
residential neighborhoods beyond, two of Hong Kong's most enchanting spiritual
Publisher: Fodor's Travel
With cutting-edge architecture, chic restaurants, and hotels alongside ancient temples, outdoor markets, and hole-in-the-wall dim sum establishments, Hong Kong is an intoxicating destination. Whether travelers are stopping over on the way to a farther destination or spending a week in the city, this full-color guide will inspire them to experience all that Hong Kong has to offer. EXPANDED COVERAGE: New hotel and restaurant recommendations have been added througout this new edition to keep up with Hong Kong's constantly evolving offerings. Coverage of Macau is even more user-friendly and accessible than ever. INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: Features on Top Attractions, free experiences, and what to do with kids make it easy to plan a trip. Best bets charts for restaurants and hotels; easy-to-read color regional maps; and tips on how to make the most of your time make it easy to enjoy the best Hong Kong has to offer. DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Hong Kong ebook edition offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights. ON-THE-GO MAP: A handy take-along companion map of Hong Kong gives travelers essential information about top attractions, walking tours, and nearby dining so they can travel with confidence. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.
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You can fly to Mahé from Paris ( Air France ) , Bombay ( Air India ) , London ,
Frankfurt , Amsterdam or Rome ( Air Seychelles ) , Johannesburg or Colombo (
British Airways ) , Nairobi ( Kenya Airways ) and Hong Kong ( British Airways ) .
The rapid development of Hong Kong has occasioned the demolition of buildings and landscapes of historic significance, but film acts as a repository for memories of lost places, vanished vistas, and material objects. Location shoots in Hong Kong have preserved many disappearing landmarks of the city, and the resulting films function as valuable and irreplaceable archives of the city's evolution. Far more than a simple collection of movie locations, this book delivers a rare glimpse into the history of film production practices in Hong Kong. The locations described here are often not the most iconic; rather, they are the anonymous streets and back alleys used by local film studios in the 1960s and 70. They are the garden cafes with outdoor seating near the Chinese University of Hong Kong where moments of conflict in romantic comedies erupt and dissipate. They are the old Kai Tak Airport, which channels rage and desire, and the tenement housing, which splits citizens into greedy landlords and the diligent working class and embodies old-day communal values. Modern Hong Kong horror films draw their power from the material character of home-grown convenient stores, shopping arcades, and lost mansions found under modern high rises. As in the films of Wong Kar-wai and Johnnie To, readers will drift and dash through the streets of Central to the district's periphery, almost recklessly, automatically, or for the sheer pleasure of roaming. The first of its kind in English, this book is more than a city guide to Hong Kong through the medium of film; it is a unique exploration of relationship between location and place and genre innovations in Hong Kong cinema.
This festschrift commemorates the seventy-fifth birthday in 1989 of F.W. Sternfeld, Emeritus Reader in the History of Music at the University of Oxford. The contributors discuss topics in music, theatre, and text in the Italian Renaissance; music and the theatre in seventeenth-century England; and the relation of English music to English poetry.
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Category: Juvenile Fiction
Retells three favorite fairy tales that feature powerful magical spells--"Sleeping Beauty," "The Little Mermaid," and "Beauty and the Beast."
Jet West to the East stopover in enchanting Hong Kong on your way to UK /
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Category: Fantasy films
A collection of fantasy, science fiction, and horror films in various languages listed in title order referencing the crew for each production. For the purpose of this work, fantastic films are defined as those motion pictures depicting or strongly implying significant exceptions to man's conception of natural reality.
... and we easily fall for the tricks they play with our senses . Design by John
Diebboll · Layout , composition , and digital imaging by Carl W. Scarbrough First
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Author: John Diebboll
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
This book is a collection of the artwork that architect and artist John Diebboll has been creating for a modern generation of art-case pianos. Continuing the nineteenth-century tradition of one-of-a-kind comissioned constructions that are to be seen as well as played, his drawings present his visions of twenty-first century pianos.
The identical circumstance recurred in 1965 for Xi Si, and even the Qiong Yao
adaptation Many Enchanting Nights (Ji du ... Productions were equally distributed
among Hong Kong directors and scriptwriters whom he had brought from Shaws'
Author: Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Focusing on the work of four contemporary filmmakers—Ang Lee, Edward Yang, Hou Hsiao-hsien, and Tsai Ming-liang—the authors explore how these filmmakers broke from tradition, creating a cinema that is both personal and insistent on examining Taiwan's complex history. Featuring stills, anecdotes, and close readings of films, the authors consider the influence of Hong Kong and martial arts films, directors' experiments with autobiography, the shifting fortunes of the Taiwanese film industry, and Taiwan cinema in the context of international cinema's aesthetics and business practices.
This volume focuses on Hong Kong's coral and marine diversity, containing a breathtaking array of underwater photographs.
Author: Matthew Flynn
Water Margin: Hong Kong's Link to the Sea is an enchanting exploration of the human and natural geography of Hong Kong's coastline and waters. The volume opens with Hong Kong's early history as a wild coastal frontier ( haijiang) of imperial China and follows the social and cultural development of its maritime border zone. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Chinese and Western influences created the city of Hong Kong, a durable crossroads forever reinventing itself. Today, Hong Kong's coastline boasts an intense mix of urban high-rise dwellings, vast shipping facilities, and near-pristine wild areas. It is home to one of the most vibrant water sports venues in Asia and hosts a range of unique wildlife populations, including dolphins, turtles, and migratory birds. This volume focuses on Hong Kong's coral and marine diversity, containing a breathtaking array of underwater photographs. The text is filled with little-known tales of pearl fishing, crocodile boating, piracy, the adventures of the city's fishing fleet, and the voices of Hong Kong's ocean heros, including Olympic gold medalist Lee Lai Shan, singer G.E.M., and the elders of Hong Kong's remote fishing villages. A portfolio of Robin Moyer's black and white photography recaptures Hong Kong's seascapes and its unceasing resources of wonder for local residents and tourists alike. The volume also covers global ocean protection initiatives sponsored by the Ocean Recovery Alliance. In addition to raising awareness and an appreciation for these precious waters, the text examines the key challenge of reviving and preserving Hong Kong's aquatic environment for future generations.
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Category: East Asia
Asia's premier business magazine. The magazine reports on politics, business, economics, technology and social and cultural issues throughout Asia, with a particular emphasis on both Southeast Asia and China.
Article on Recent Whereabouts of Deng Xiaoping HK2112075292 Hong Kong
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“Szu Hsuan Tien Ti” column: “Scenery of Rivers and Lakes is Enchanting”] [Text]
He arrived in Hong Kong on 27 November 1941 on a business trip from Kobe,
Japan. ... But this principle proved faulty when the enchanting allure of the Indian
National Army captivated so many Indians, which led to a belated postwar purge
Author: Gerald Horne
Publisher: NYU Press
Japan’s lightning march across Asia during World War II was swift and brutal. Nation after nation fell to Japanese soldiers. How were the Japanese able to justify their occupation of so many Asian nations? And how did they find supporters in countries they subdued and exploited? Race War! delves into submerged and forgotten history to reveal how European racism and colonialism were deftly exploited by the Japanese to create allies among formerly colonized people of color. Through interviews and original archival research on five continents, Gerald Horne shows how race played a key—and hitherto ignored—;role in each phase of the war. During the conflict, the Japanese turned white racism on its head portraying the war as a defense against white domination in the Pacific. We learn about the reverse racial hierarchy practiced by the Japanese internment camps, in which whites were placed at the bottom of the totem pole, under the supervision of Chinese, Korean, and Indian guards—an embarrassing example of racial payback that was downplayed by the defeated Japanese and the humiliated Europeans and Euro-Americans. Focusing on the microcosmic example of Hong Kong but ranging from colonial India to New Zealand and the shores of the U.S., Gerald Horne radically retells the story of the war. From racist U.S. propaganda to Black Nationalist open support of Imperial Japan, information about the effect of race on U.S. and British policy is revealed for the first time. This revisionist account of the war draws connections between General Tojo, Malaysian freedom fighters, and Elijah Muhammed of the Nation of Islam and shows how white racism encouraged and enabled Japanese imperialism. In sum, Horne demonstrates that the retreat of white supremacy was not only driven by the impact of the Cold War and the energized militancy of Africans and African-Americans but by the impact of the Pacific War as well, as a chastened U.S. and U.K. moved vigorously after this conflict to remove the conditions that made Japan's success possible.