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Love-Letters and Privacy in Modern China: The Intimate Lives of Lu Xun and Xu Guangping
Love-Letters and Privacy in Modern China: The Intimate Lives of Lu Xun and Xu Guangping
This book opens up three new topics in modern Chinese literary history: the intimate lives of Lu Xun and Xu Guangping as a couple; real and imagined love-letters in modern Chinese literature; and concepts of privacy in China. The scandalous affair between modern China's greatest writer and his former student is revealed in their letters to each...
Technology: A World History (New Oxford World History)
Technology: A World History (New Oxford World History)
Today technology has created a world of dazzling progress, growing disparities of wealth and poverty, and looming threats to the environment. Technology: A World History offers an illuminating backdrop to our present moment--a brilliant history of invention around the globe. Historian Daniel R. Headrick ranges from the Stone Age and the beginnings...
The Making of a New Rural Order in South China: Volume 1: I. Village, Land, and Lineage in Huizhou, 900-1600
The Making of a New Rural Order in South China: Volume 1: I. Village, Land, and Lineage in Huizhou, 900-1600

Among the large caches of private documents discovered and collected in China, few rival the Huizhou sources for the insight they provide into Chinese local society and economy over the past millennium. Having spent decades researching these exceptionally rich sources, Joseph P. McDermott presents in two volumes his findings about the major...

Traditional Festivals: A Multicultural Encyclopedia: Volume 1 & 2
Traditional Festivals: A Multicultural Encyclopedia: Volume 1 & 2

This illustrated reference work covers a wide range of festivals that have sacred origins and are, or have been, part of a folk tradition, a world religion, or a major civilization.

• More than 150 A–Z entries on the content and context of each festival, tracing its historical development and geographic variations, from...

Rough Guide Mandarin Chinese Phrasebook (Rough Guide Phrasebook: Mandarin Chinese)
Rough Guide Mandarin Chinese Phrasebook (Rough Guide Phrasebook: Mandarin Chinese)

The Rough Guide Mandarin Chinese Phrasebook is the definitive Phrasebook to help you make the most of your time in China. Whether you want to book a hotel room, ask what time the train leaves, or buy a drink from the bar, this Phrasebook will help you communicate with the locals in no time with a dictionary of more than 5,000...

Microprocessor Theory and Applications with 68000/68020 and Pentium
Microprocessor Theory and Applications with 68000/68020 and Pentium
A self-contained introduction to microprocessor theory and applications

This book presents the fundamental concepts of assembly language programming and system design associated with typical microprocessors, such as the Motorola MC68000/68020 and Intel® Pentium®. It begins with an overview of microprocessors—including...

Socio-Economic Development in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region: Disparities and Power Struggle in China’s North-West
Socio-Economic Development in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region: Disparities and Power Struggle in China’s North-West

In an unprecedented exploration of space and power in rural Xinjiang, a Chinese region home to the Muslim population of the Uyghurs, this book adopts a grounded theory approach and a trans-ethnic perspective into the complex and sensitive topic of land issues and agricultural land evictions in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. By...

CJKV Information Processing: Chinese, Japanese, Korean & Vietnamese Computing
CJKV Information Processing: Chinese, Japanese, Korean & Vietnamese Computing

First published a decade ago, CJKV Information Processing quickly became the unsurpassed source of information on processing text in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese. It has now been thoroughly updated to provide web and application developers with the latest techniques and tools for disseminating information directly...

The Facts on File Geometry Handbook (The Facts on File Science Handbooks)
The Facts on File Geometry Handbook (The Facts on File Science Handbooks)
Geometry is the study of shape, form, and space, and is of interest for its own sake as well as for its many applications in the sciences and the arts. Geometry is an integral part of mathematics, drawing upon all other areas in its development, and in turn contributing to the development of other parts of mathematics.

The roots of
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Character Recognition Systems: A Guide for Students and Practitioners
Character Recognition Systems: A Guide for Students and Practitioners
"Much of pattern recognition theory and practice, including methods such as Support Vector Machines, has emerged in an attempt to solve the character recognition problem. This book is written by very well-known academics who have worked in the field for many years and have made significant and lasting contributions. The book will no doubt be...
Explanation and Proof in Mathematics: Philosophical and Educational Perspectives
Explanation and Proof in Mathematics: Philosophical and Educational Perspectives

In the four decades since Imre Lakatos declared mathematics a "quasi-empirical science," increasing attention has been paid to the process of proof and argumentation in the field -- a development paralleled by the rise of computer technology and the mounting interest in the logical underpinnings of mathematics.  Explanantion...

Sukhoi Su-27: Famous Russian Aircraft
Sukhoi Su-27: Famous Russian Aircraft
In the late 1960s, the Soviet Union became aware that the U.S. was developing a new generation of jet fighters that had an exceptional range, heavy armor, and great agility in the air. These U.S. aircraft, the F-14 Tomcat, F-15 Eagle, F-16 Fighting Hornet, and F/A-18 Hornet dominated U.S. air power for three decades. In the context of the Cold War,...
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