The Modern Woman's Guide to Life

Author: Elizabeth Chapman,Maggie Kassner,Karen Kriberney

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: 9780060962487

Category: Women

Page: 464

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Here is the ultimate guide for today's women, created by their own expert peers. Women can learn how to prepare seven edible facials; behave at a bullfight; deal with friends' children; tip a taxi driver and much more. 150 line drawings.

History of Financial Institutions

Essays on the history of European finance, 1800–1950

Author: Carmen Hofmann,Martin L. Müller

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317213661

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 210

View: 4213


Globalization is not an external force but a result of concrete business decisions made by millions of entrepreneurs and managers across the world. As such, the modern corporation has completely altered the economic landscape; business and finance have shaped the international order of the modern world. History of Financial Institutions contributes to the analysis of how the modern corporation, business and finance have shaped and keep on shaping our world. In a collection of nine succinct essays, this volume looks at the role of finance in European history from the beginning of the 19th century to the period after the Second World War. Archivists and financial historians, who are also leading scholars of banking and financial history, investigate the ways in which the international post-war order developed. They draw on often hitherto unused archival sources from central banks and other institutions to reveal the unique histories of a variety of European countries and the paths that have led to the contemporary economic and financial system. The collection includes reflections on (monetary) stabilization, inflation, hyperinflation, globalization and public relations in banking and commerce. This book is essential reading for banking and finance executives, as well as policy makers with a historical interest. It will also be of importance to academics with a particular interest in economic history, financial or banking history, and European history.

The Columbia Anthology of Modern Chinese Drama

Author: Xiaomei Chen

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231165021

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 760

View: 9697


This condensed anthology reproduces close to a dozen plays from Xiaomei ChenÕs well-received original collection, along with her critical introduction to the historical, cultural, and aesthetic evolution of twentieth-century Chinese spoken drama. Comprising representative works from the PeopleÕs Republic of China, the collection encapsulates the revolutionary rethinking of Chinese theater and performance that began in the late Qing dynasty and vividly portrays the uncertainty and anxiety brought on by modernism, socialism, political conflict, and war. Chosen works from 1919 to 1990 also highlight the formation of Chinese national and gender identities during a period of tremendous social, cultural, and political change and the genesis of contemporary attitudes toward the West. PRC theater tracks the rise of communism in China, juxtaposing ideals of Chinese socialism against the sacrifices made for a new society. Post-Mao drama addresses the nationÕs socialist legacy, its attempt to reexamine its cultural roots, and postsocialist reflections on critical issues such as nation, class, gender, and collective memories. An essential, portable guide for easy reference and classroom use, this abridgement provides a concise yet well-rounded survey of China's theatricality and representation of political life. This work has not only established a canon of modern Chinese drama but also made it available for the first time in English in a single volume.


Author: Surazeus Astarius


ISBN: 1387283103

Category: Poetry

Page: 560

View: 3585


Angeliad of Surazeus - Revelation of Angela presents 136,377 lines of verse in 1,346 poems, lyrics, ballads, sonnets, dramatic monologues, eulogies, hymns, and epigrams written by Surazeus 2001 to 2005.

Enduring Change

The Labor and Social History of One Third-front Industrial Complex in China from the 1960s to the Present

Author: Ju Li

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110630524

Category: History

Page: 203

View: 3689


In Enduring Change, Ju Li explores the concrete labor and social history of one particular Third-Front industrial complex in China from the 1960s to the globalized present. By connecting the micro-historical-ethnographic research with larger structural dynamics, Li provides a vivid, in-depth, and multi-layered account of how the transformative history of the past half-century has manifested itself in this small industrial site and how several generations of workers there have lived through these turbulences.

A History of Psychology in Autobiography

Author: Gardner Lindzey,William McKinley Runyan

Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn

ISBN: 9781591477969

Category: Psychology

Page: 354

View: 5915


Part of the History of Psychology in Autobiography series, this book takes personal and intellectual journeys of nine eminent people whose research has psychology into the 21st century.


Sport, Adventure, Travel Fiction

Author: Poultney Bigelow,James Henry Worman,Ben James Worman,Caspar Whitney,Albert Britt

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sports

Page: N.A

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