Memory and Agency in Ancient China: Shaping the Life History of Objects by Francis Allard , Yan Sun, Kathryn M. Linduff
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Overview: Memory and Agency in Ancient China offers a novel perspective on China’s material culture. The volume explores the complex ‘life histories’ of selected objects, whose trajectories as ginle objects (‘biographies’) and object types (‘lineages’) cut across both temporal and physical space. The essays, written by a team of international scholars, analyse the objects in an effort to understand how they were shaped by the constraints of their social, political and aesthetic contexts, just as they were also guided by individual preference and capricious memory. They also demonstrate how objects were capable of effecting change. Ranging chronologically from the Neolithic to the present, and spatially from northern to southern mainland China and Taiwan, this book highlights the varied approaches that archaeologists and art historians use when attempting to reconstruct object trajectories. It also showcases the challenges they face, particularly with the unearthing of objects from archaeological contexts that, paradoxically, come to represent the earliest known point of their ‘post-recovery lives’.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
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How to Develop a Perfect Memory by Dominic O’Brien
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Overview: This manual explains Dominic O’Brien’s system intended to help the reader remember names, faces, telephone numbers, pass exams, learn languages, win at Trivial Pursuit and clean up at the blackjack table. O’Brien is able to memorize the sequence of 36 shuffled packs of cards using his method.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Health, Fitness & Medical > Self-Help
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Expert SQL Server in-Memory OLTP by Dmitri Korotkevitch
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Overview: Expert SQL Server In-Memory OLTPis a deep dive into one of the most significant features of SQL Server 2014 – support for In-Memory Online Transaction Processing. The book describes the architecture and internals of the In-Memory OLTP Engine and explains how to develop, deploy, and maintain systems using it. With it you can dramatically increase transactional throughput to handle thousands of transactions per second supporting millions of customers.
Dmitri Korotkevitch is the five-star author ofPro SQL Server Internals, and now brings his same combination of clear thinking and deep expertise to the question of how to recognize the opportunities and benefit from Microsoft’s In-Memory OLTP feature set in SQL Server 2014.
Learn the architecture and the internals in order to recognize when in-memory OLTP can make a difference. Learn useful scenarios for thoughtfully incorporating In-Memory support into existing applications. Recognize opportunities for In-Memory OLTP in new development. Don’t be without Dmitri Korotkevitch and the deep expertise he imparts inExpert SQL Server In-Memory OLTPas you move forward in using SQL Server’s new and important In-Memory OLTP feature set.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Tech & Devices
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Memory, Subjectivity and Independent Chinese Cinema by Qi Wang
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Overview: Includes 12 case studies: exploring the works of leading Chinese directors such as Zhang Yimou, Chen Kaige, Jia Zhangke, Jiang Wen, Lou Ye, Meng Jinghui, Wang Bing, Wang Guangli, Duan Jinchuan, Cui Zi’en, Shi Tou, and Tang Danhong
Comprehensive and in-depth: examines the breadth of independent Chinese cinema including documentary and experimental video
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
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The Memory of Bones: Body, Being, and Experience among the Classic Maya (Joe R. and Teresa Lozana Long Series in Latin American and Latino Art and Culture) by Stephen Houston, David Stuart, Karl Taube
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Overview: All of human experience flows from bodies that feel, express emotion, and think about what such experiences mean. But is it possible for us, embodied as we are in a particular time and place, to know how people of long ago thought about the body and its experiences? In this groundbreaking book, three leading experts on the Classic Maya (ca. AD 250 to 850) marshal a vast array of evidence from Maya iconography and hieroglyphic writing, as well as archaeological findings, to argue that the Classic Maya developed a coherent approach to the human body that we can recover and understand today.
The authors open with a cartography of the Maya body, its parts and their meanings, as depicted in imagery and texts. They go on to explore such issues as how the body was replicated in portraiture; how it experienced the world through ingestion, the senses, and the emotions; how the body experienced war and sacrifice and the pain and sexuality that were intimately bound up in these domains; how words, often heaven-sent, could be embodied; and how bodies could be blurred through spirit possession
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
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Mudras for Reminiscence Enchancment: 25 Easy Hand Gestures for Final Reminiscence Enchancment by Advait
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Overview: Mudras for Reminiscence Enchancment is all about educating you about Historic Vedic ‘Mudra’ strategies which includes Boosting Your Reminiscence Manifolds and Reaching Mind Mastery with Easy Hand Gestures.
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The Mudras Talked about on this guide for Final Reminiscence Enchancment are labeled into two classes, viz. # Mudras which straight improve your Reminiscence, # Mudras which improve your Focus, Focus and Intelligence. Uncover:: 25 Easy Hand Gestures for Reminiscence Enchancment This guide particulars a wide range of Easy Hand Gestures known as as Mudras, that when carried out frequently will enable you obtain eternal Reminiscence Enchancment.
Style: Non-Fiction > Well being, Health & Medical > Self-Assist > Reminiscence Enchancment
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