Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Cambridge Illustrated History of China

Patricia Buckley Ebrey
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The Cambridge Illustrated History of China
More populous than any other country on earth, China also occupies a unique place in our modern world for the continuity of its history and culture. In this sumptuously illustrated single-volume history, now in its second edition, noted historian Patricia Buckley Ebrey traces the origins of Chinese culture from prehistoric times to the present. She follows its development from the rise of Confucianism, Buddhism, and the great imperial dynasties to the Mongol, Manchu, and Western intrusions and the modern communist state. Her scope is phenomenal - embracing Chinese arts, culture, economics, society and its treatment of women, foreign policy, emigration, and politics, including the key uprisings of 1919 and 1989 in Tiananmen Square. Both a comprehensive introduction to an extraordinary civilization and an expert exploration of the continuities and disjunctures of Chinese history, Professor Ebrey's book has become an indispensable guide to China past and present. This second edition includes a new chapter on China's recent opening to the world and a fully revised guide to further reading.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


趙興萍剪紙百雞圖

趙興萍 編著
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本書展示了作者的“剪紙百雞圖”作品,作者採用圓形構圖,並在適合圓形中運用折剪、單剪方法和穿插、排列、重複等形式,將主體雞和周圍花草魚蟲等物像上的各種裝飾紋樣有機組合,構成均稱、和諧、圓滿的吉祥圖案。

(摘錄自youlu.net)

Monday, January 23, 2017

The Industries of the Future

Alec Ros
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The Industries of the Future
This book answers the question: 'What's next?' The Internet had a world-changing impact on businesses and the global community over the twenty years from 1994 to 2014. In the next ten years, change will happen even faster. As Hillary Clinton's Senior Advisor for Innovation, Alec Ross travelled nearly a million miles to forty-one countries, the equivalent of two round-trips to the moon. From refugee camps in the Congo and Syrian war zones, to visiting the world's most powerful people in business and government, Ross's travels amounted to a four-year masterclass in the changing nature of innovation. In The Industries of the Future, Ross distils his observations on the forces that are changing the world. He highlights the best opportunities for progress and explains how countries thrive or sputter. Ross examines the specific fields that will most shape our economic future over the next ten years, including robotics, artificial intelligence, the commercialization of genomics, cybercrime and the impact of digital technology. Blending storytelling and economic analysis, he answers questions on how we will need to adapt. Ross gives readers a vivid and informed perspective on how sweeping global trends are affecting the ways we live, now and tomorrow.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

二手時間 (Secondhand Time)

S.A. 阿列克谢耶维奇 (Svetlana Alexievich)
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二手時間 (Secondhand Time)
《二手時間》是2015年諾貝爾文學獎獲得者阿列克謝耶維奇的最新作品。通過口述采訪的形式,講述了蘇聯解體後,1991年到2012年二十年間的痛苦的社會轉型中,身處關鍵歷史時刻的普通人的生活,以及他們為夢想破碎付出的代價。在書中,從學者到清潔工,每個人都在重新尋找生活的意義。他們的真實講述同時從宏觀和微觀上呈現出一個重大的時代,一個社會的變動,為這一段影響深遠的歷史賦予了人性的面孔。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)



Monday, January 16, 2017

The Politics Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

Paul Kelly, consultant editor
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From ancient and medieval philosophers such as Confucius and Thomas Aquinas, to revolutionary thought leaders such as Thomas Jefferson and Leon Trotsky, to the voices who have shaped modern politics today — Mao Zedong, Malcolm X, Che Guevara, and more — The Politics Book clearly and simply explains more than 100 groundbreaking ideas in the history of political thought.

With easy-to-follow graphics, succinct quotations, and accessible text, The Politics Book is an essential reference for students and anyone wondering how politics works.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

走讀周有光 : 漢語拼音之父

陳光中 著
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周有光(1906年1月13日-2017年1月14日),中國著名語言學家,“漢語拼音之父”。

《走讀周有光》力求在追尋周有光百年人生軌跡的過程中,探求一個中國知識份子思想演化的脈絡;把一個人和一個家庭的命運投射在歷史與社會的大背景下,與讀者一起領略諸多更深層次的感悟。

讓我動心的,並不僅僅是他的健康長壽,也不僅是他的筆耕不輟。人活百歲,如今並不稀奇;壽而能文,古來也不乏其人。我所真心敬佩的,是周有光的勇氣--那種藐視俗流、敢說真話的勇氣,以及豁達樂觀的人生態度。
-作者


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