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Literature And The Arts In Twentieth-century China

RRP $256.99

A. C. Scott, a student of Chinese culture, traces the development of the novel, short story, and poetry; the theatre and dance; painting, the graphic arts, and sculpture; architecture; and music through the 20th century. He also discusses the artistic achievements of the Chinese outside of China.


The Art Of Pulse Diagnosis

RRP $442.99

DESCRIPTION The first book of its kind, The Art of Pulse Diagnosis contains a detailed step-by-step exploration of method for the practice of Chinese Medical pulse diagnosis. Includes descriptions of pulse qualities/images, organ function as described in the pulses, the concept of dynamic and directional pulses and pulses for all the channels of acupuncture. (This book includes the entire text, Dynamic Pulses by the same author, introducing the ancient, remarkable practice of Dynamic Directional Pulses in writing for the first time.) Over 100 diagrams/illustrations/paintings. Foreword by Dr Linda Puckette. Printed in the USA, London or Melbourne. Hard Cover, 260 pages. ADVANCE PRAISE This is a wonderful work. Ann Cecil-Sterman has been writing methodical clinical manuals assembled from her study of the oral tradition of Jeffrey Yuen and her own busy practice. This time, she focuses upon the topic of pulse diagnosis. She is clear and concise, providing a detailed approach to this method. The images contained herein elucidate many areas that have long proven to be confusing for learners. Her years of work on these oral transmissions is to be commended. At long last, this tradition will be available for generations to come. --William Morris, PhD, DAOM, author of Li Shi-Zhen's Pulse Studies, An Illustrated Guide All holistic systems of medicine contain at their core a deep awareness that the human body consists of more than just fluids and tissue and bone. Chinese medicine specifically views the body as a hierarchically organized fusion of spirit, energy and matter. No treatment should ever be administered without considering the body's energetic planes first. Among the various modalities of Chinese medicine, pulse diagnosis once reigned supreme as a direct way to perceive energetic imbalances. This book represents a practical and sensitive introduction to the complex topic of Oriental pulse diagnosis that makes this waning art accessible. Another valuable contribution to the profession by Ann Cecil-Sterman! --Heiner Fruehauf, PhD, LAc, Founding Professor, School of Classical Chinese Medicine at the National College of Natural Medicine, Portland, Oregon. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Ann Cecil-Sterman, MS, L.Ac, is the author of the internationally acclaimed book, Advanced Acupuncture: A Clinic Manual, a required text in many acupuncture schools in the United States and widely read in Europe and Australia. She travels all over the world to teach the application and methodology of the Complement Channels, the art of pulse diagnosis, and the use of food as medicine. For many years she taught Advanced Clinical Observation and was a senior clinic supervisor at the school of acupuncture founded by Dr Jeffrey Yuen in 1997 in New York City. She is a long-time student of Dr Yuen, having extensively studied acupuncture, diet, Chinese medical history, herbs, qigong, essential oils, stones and philosophy with him across North America. Ann was Director of the Classical Wellness Center in Manhattan where for many years she practiced and taught classes on advanced diagnosis and the theory and application of Classical Chinese Medicine. Currently, her patients--children and adults of all ages--come from all over the world, working through illnesses or on personal cultivation. Ann's practice features the Complement Channels of acupuncture: the Sinew, Luo, Divergent and Eight Extraordinary Channels, and is augmented with Classical Chinese dietary therapeutic guidance. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and two children. www.classicalacupuncture.com


Non-western Art

RRP $257.99

This book offers a concise, useful introduction to the indigenous visual expressions created in the Americas, Africa and Asia. It emphasizes the idea that Non-Western cultures have history, that known events occurred, important people lived, and that the arts changed through time. A global perspective on art covers Andean, Mesoamerican, Native American, African, Indian, Chinese and Japanese art, with additional coverage of expressions in Southeast Asia and The Pacific Islands. For those who appreciate visual expressions and the language of art--especially as it pertains to key areas of Non-Western cultures.


Chinese

RRP $268.99

Chinese: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to Chinese grammar.
It presents a fresh and accessible description of the language, concentrating on the real patterns of use in modern Chinese. The Grammar is an essential reference source for the learner and user of Chinese, irrespective of level. It is ideal for use in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types and will remain the standard reference work for years to come.
The volume is organized to promote a thorough understanding of Chinese grammar. It offers a stimulating analysis of the complexities of the language, and provides full and clear explanations. Throughout, the emphasis is on Chinese as used by present-day native speakers.
An extensive index and numbered paragraphs provide readers with easy access to the information they require.
Features include:
* thorough and comprehensive coverage of the modern language
* use of script and romanisation throughout
* detailed treatment of common grammatical structures and parts of speech
* extensive and wide-ranging use of examples
* particular attention to areas of confusion and difficulty


The New Art History

RRP $381.99

The New Art History provides a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental changes which have occurred in both the institutions and practice of art history over the last thirty years.

Jonathan Harris examines and accounts for the new approaches to the study of art which have been grouped loosely under the term 'the new art history'. He distinguishes between these and earlier forms of 'radical' or 'critical' analysis, explores the influence of other disciplines and traditions on art history, and relates art historical ideas and values to social change.

Structured around an examination of key texts by major contemporary critics, including Tim Clarke, Griselda Pollock, Fred Orton, Albert Boime, Alan Wallach and Laura Mulvey, each chapter discusses a key moment in the discipline of art history, tracing the development and interaction of Marxist, feminist and psychoanalytic critical theories. Individual chapters include: * Capitalist Modernity, the Nation-State and Visual Representation * Feminism, Art, and Art History * Subjects, Identities and Visual Ideology * Structures and Meanings in Art and Society * The Representation of Sexuality



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