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  Author: Baturi   |   24 November 2022   |   comments: 0
Ximing Monastery History and Imagination in Medieval Chinese Buddhism
Ximing Monastery: History and Imagination in Medieval Chinese Buddhism By Wang Xiang
2015 | 300 Pages | ISBN: 3659676713 | PDF | 23 MB
Presented in the cultural context of medieval Chang'an and the broader network of Buddhist Asia, this book provides an interdisciplinary study of Ximing Monastery (Ximingsi) in Tang China (618-907). As a premier center of Buddhist learning, Ximingsi not only served as a national shrine active in state-protection movement, but also attracted a steady stream of Chinese pundits, Indian missionaries, Korean scholars and Japanese pilgrims. Despite its fame, Ximingsi has yet to receive a full scholarly treatment. Drawing from a large body of widely-scattered literature as well as numerous marginal notes, the first part of the book offers a consideration of the monastery's dark prehistory, a sketch of its literary imaginaire, and a presentation of its complex religio-political history, with special attention to the interaction between politics and Buddhism. The present study also attempts to reconstruct the religious space of Ximingsi in relation to the Indian Jetavana Vihara and the Daianji Temple in Japan. Lastly, the final chapters explore the monastery's celebrated library, highlighting its rich bibliographical tradition and its role in cultural exchange between China and Japan.

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  Author: Baturi   |   24 November 2022   |   comments: 0
Workshops of Empire Stegner, Engle, and American Creative Writing during the Cold War
Eric Bennett, "Workshops of Empire: Stegner, Engle, and American Creative Writing during the Cold War"
English | 2015 | ISBN: 1609383710 | PDF | pages: 231 | 1.6 mb
During and just after World War II, an influential group of American writers and intellectuals projected a vision for literature that would save the free world. Novels, stories, plays, and poems, they believed, could inoculate weak minds against simplistic totalitarian ideologies, heal the spiritual wounds of global catastrophe, and just maybe prevent the like from happening again. As the Cold War began, high-minded and well-intentioned scholars, critics, and writers from across the political spectrum argued that human values remained crucial to civilization and that such values stood in dire need of formulation and affirmation. They believed that the complexity of literature-of ideas bound to concrete images, of ideologies leavened with experiences-enshrined such values as no other medium could.

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  Author: Baturi   |   24 November 2022   |   comments: 0
Work From Home
Work From Home: Complete guide - jobs to be done, job analysis, job hunting, deep work, new work rules, success stories, job search, make money online and offline by Alessio Aloisi
English | 2020 | ISBN: N/A | ASIN: B08529WTL3 | 160 pages | EPUB | 0.66 Mb
[2 book in 1]

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  Author: Baturi   |   24 November 2022   |   comments: 0
Words of Power A Feminist Reading of the History of Logic
Andrea Nye, "Words of Power: A Feminist Reading of the History of Logic"
English | 2019 | pages: 207 | ISBN: 0367426870, 0367426900, 0367417073 | PDF | 20,2 mb
Originally published in 1990. A common complaint of philosophers, and men in general, has been that women are illogical. On the other hand, rationality, defined as the ability to follow logical argument, is often claimed to be a defining characteristic of man. Andrea Nye undermines assumptions such as: logic is unitary, logic is independent of concrete human relations, logic transcends historical circumstances as well as gender. In a series of studies of the logics of historical figures Parmenides, Plato, Aristotle, Zeno, Abelard, Ockham, and Frege she traces the changing interrelationships between logical innovation and oppressive speech strategies, showing that logic is not transcendent truth but abstract forms of language spoken by men, whether Greek ruling citizens, imperial administrators, church officials, or scientists. She relates logical techniques, such as logical division, syllogisms, and truth functions, to ways in which those with power speak to and about those subject to them. She shows, in the specific historical settings of Ancient and Hellenistic Greece, medieval Europe, and Germany between the World Wars, how logicians reworked language so that dialogue and reciprocity are impossible and one speaker is forced to accept the words of another.

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  Author: Baturi   |   24 November 2022   |   comments: 0
Women in Modern Burma
Women in Modern Burma By Tharaphi Than
2013 | 200 Pages | ISBN: 0415687578 | PDF | 16 MB
This book challenges the popular notion that Burmese women are powerful and are granted equal rights as men by society. Throughout history Burmese women have been represented as powerful and as having equal status to men by western travellers and scholars alike. National history about women also follows this conjecture. This book explains why actually very few powerful Burmese women exist, and how these few women help construct the notion of the high status of Burmese women, thereby inevitably silencing the majority of 'unequal' and disempowered women. One of the underlying questions throughout this book is why a few powerful women feel compelled to defend the notion that women hold privileged positions in Burmese society. Combining historical archives with statistical data published by UN agencies, this book highlights the reality of women's status in modern Burma. Case studies include why the first Burmese women's army was disbanded a few months after its establishment; how women writers assessed the conditions of Burmese women and represented their contemporaries in their works; the current state of prostitution; how modern-day sex-workers are trying to find their voice; and how women fared vis-à-vis men in education.

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  Author: Baturi   |   24 November 2022   |   comments: 0
Wild Salmonids in the Urbanizing Pacific Northwest
Wild Salmonids in the Urbanizing Pacific Northwest by J. Alan Yeakley, Kathleen G. Maas-Hebner, Robert M. Hughes
English | PDF | 2014 | 270 Pages | ISBN : 1461488176 | 7.1 MB
Wild salmon, trout, char, grayling, and whitefish (collectively salmonids) have been a significant local food and cultural resource for Pacific Northwest peoples for millennia. The location, size, and distribution of urban areas along streams, rivers, estuaries, and coasts directly and indirectly alter and degrade wild salmonid populations and their habitats. Although urban and exurban areas typically cover a smaller fraction of the landscape than other land uses combined, they have profound consequences for local ecosystems, aquatic and terrestrial populations, and water quality and quantity.​

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  Author: Baturi   |   24 November 2022   |   comments: 0
Wide Awake and Dreaming A Memoir of Narcolepsy
Julie Flygare, "Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy"
English | 2012 | ISBN: 0988314908 | 214 pages | EPUB | 0.35 MB
Julie Flygare was on an ambitious path to success, entering law school at age 22, when narcolepsy destroyed the neurological boundaries between dreaming and reality in her brain. She faced terrifying hallucinations, paralysis and excruciating sleepiness - aspects of dream sleep taking place while wide awake.

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  Author: Baturi   |   24 November 2022   |   comments: 0
Why Is My Teenager Feeling Like This A Guide for Helping Teens through Anxiety and Depression
David Murray, "Why Is My Teenager Feeling Like This?: A Guide for Helping Teens through Anxiety and Depression"
English | ISBN: 1433570750 | 2020 | 160 pages | EPUB | 428 KB
Unlock the Chains of Anxiety or Depression

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  Author: Baturi   |   24 November 2022   |   comments: 0
Who Has Seen the Wind 75th Anniversary Illustrated Edition
Who Has Seen the Wind: 75th Anniversary Illustrated Edition by W.O.Mitchell
English | Nov. 8 2022 | ISBN: 199060112X | True EPUB | 336 pages | 17.96 MB
Available for the first time as an ebook, this illustrated edition of W.O. Mitchell's prairie classic Who Has Seen the Wind is a delight to discover again - or for the first time.

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  Author: Baturi   |   24 November 2022   |   comments: 0
When Are We Going to Teach Health Let's Teach Health as If Each Child's Life Depends on It - Because It Does
Duncan Van Dusen, "When Are We Going to Teach Health?: Let's Teach Health as If Each Child's Life Depends on It - Because It Does"
English | ISBN: 1544507615 | 2020 | 236 pages | EPUB | 7 MB
Fact: Health improves learning.

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