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Representing The Republic

Author : John R. Short
ISBN : 1861890869
Genre : History
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Representing the Republic provides an intriguing account of the mapping of America from its colonial origins to 1900. The most significant maps and mapmakers are discussed in a survey that begins with the first European mappings of New Netherlands in the early seventeenth century and concludes with the Rand McNally atlases of the 1890s. Maps tell us a great deal about the transformation of America's national identity. Having undertaken extensive research in map collections, including work with rare archival materials, prominent geographer John Rennie Short provides an account of how maps have both embodied and reflected power, conflict and territorial expansion over time, opening a new perspective on North American history and geography.
Category: History

The Republic Of Republics

Author : Bernard Janin Sage
ISBN : MINN:31951001873780C
Genre : Constitutional history
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Category: Constitutional history

Representing Justice

Author : Judith Resnik
ISBN : 9780300110968
Genre : History
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By mapping the remarkable run of the icon of Justice, a woman with scales and sword, and by tracing the development of public spaces dedicated to justice—courthouses—the authors explore the evolution of adjudication into its modern form as well as the intimate relationship between the courts and democracy. The authors analyze how Renaissance “rites” of judgment turned into democratic “rights,” requiring governments to respect judicial independence, provide open and public hearings, and accord access and dignity to “every person.” With over 220 images, readers can see both the longevity of aspirations for justice and the transformation of courts, as well as understand that, while venerable, courts are also vulnerable institutions that should not be taken for granted.
Category: History

Representing History In Chinese Media

Author : Gotelind Müller
ISBN : 9783825807870
Genre : History
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Historical TV dramas are a highly popular genre in the People's Republic of China and an important, contested factor in shaping historical consciousness of the populace. The monumental TV drama Zou xiang gonghe made a stir when aired by China Central Television in the spring of 2003. Because of its unconventional representation of the historically critical time-span 1890-1917, the TV drama sparked a heated discussion in the print media as well as in the internet, and was ultimately taken off the program. This book aims at presenting a synopsis of the TV drama, analysing its background and impact on society.
Category: History


Author : Plato
ISBN : 9780191623059
Genre : Political Science
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Republic is the central work of the Western world's most famous philosopher. Essentially an inquiry into morality, Republic also contains crucial arguments and insights into many other areas of philosophy. It is also a literary masterpiece: the philosophy is presented for the most part for the ordinary reader, who is carried along by the wit and intensity of the dialogue and by Plato's unforgettable images of the human condition. This new, lucid translation by Robin Waterfield is complemented by full explanatory notes and an up-to-date critical introduction. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Category: Political Science

China Under Western Gaze

Author : Qing Cao
ISBN : 9789814578318
Genre : History
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This book presents a critical analysis of the images of China portrayed in British television documentaries between 1980 and 2000. The examination is contextualized within the profound transformations of the post-reform China and global political structures in the last two decades of the 20th century. Using an innovative analytical framework based on Vladimir Propp, the book focuses on how different images of China are constructed through an effective use of TV narrative strategies. In particular it details how various strands of (Western) modernity underpin major discourses about China. The book will be valuable to the understanding of how China was perceived in the West during one of the most dramatic moments in modern history. Contents:China as an Image: History, Structure and PerspectivesTelevision Narrative as Discourse: Poetics of RepresentationLegitimate Controversy: China as a CivilisationA Struggle Without Heroes: Representing Republic of China, 1911–1949Consensus and Deviance: China as the Communist ‘Other ’, 1949–1989Road to Xanadu: A Case StudyBehind Representation: Discursive Strategies and Relations of PowerConclusions Readership: Researchers and students who are interested to understand how China was perceived in the West during the 1980–2000 period. Key Features:This is the first book-length study of television documentaries about China in a European countryThe book uses an innovative analytical method based on Vladimir Propp's narrative functions to decode televisual images of another countryIt focuses both on China images portrayed in the media and how those images are constructedKeywords:Western Images of China;Reporting China;TV DocumentariesReviews: “Cao Qing has established a reputation as a leader in the study of how the West views China, including in the areas of history, periodization and theory. In this new study, he takes up views of the big picture of Chinese civilization and history, but does so through one medium in one country during a comparatively short period, namely British television documentaries from 1980 to 2000. This makes for a valuable and interesting study of images, especially as transcripts of many of the relevant programmes are included. I recommend this book strongly as a learned but accessible and fascinating study, and am confident it will become acknowledged as a major contribution to the study of Western, especially British, perspectives on China.” Colin Mackerras Griffith University “Cao Qing has written a very important book. In successive epochs, the West has constructed different images of China and the Chinese — often as repulsive or revulsive, but always difficult to understand and, above all, somehow as threatening and alien. With the advent of modern technology and visual representation, leading to products of representation destined for global viewing, one would imagine greater care not to construct an Other race and culture on the basis of one's own fears, concerns or simple lack of knowledge. Perhaps it is a fear of knowledge. Cao Qing looks deeply at how the British have been representing China and the Chinese in the most modern and far-reaching of media. His findings are profound, very useful, but also profoundly disturbing.” Stephen Chan The Foundation Dean of Law and Social Sciences at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK
Category: History


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ISBN : UOM:39015039361947
Genre : United States
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Category: United States

The Republic

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ISBN : UCAL:$B566338
Genre : United States
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The Market For Remittance Services In The Czech Republic

Author : Marco Nicoli
ISBN : 9780821385869
Genre : Business & Economics
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This publication presents the outcomes of a survey conducted by the World Bank Payment System Development Group, at the request of the Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic, as a follow up to the World Bank-led mission that visited the country in 2008 to assess the market for remittances. The survey aimed at analyzing the main characteristics of the market for remittances in the Czech Republic and should serve as a guide for both public authorities and private sector in identifying possible actions to improve the efficiency of the market. 880 migrants from eight different nationalities were interviewed during the summer 2009 in Prague. The nationalities selected represent the largest and most important migrant communities in the country: China, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, Russia, Slovak Republic, Ukraine, and Vietnam.
Category: Business & Economics

Pamphlets And Politics In The Dutch Republic

Author : Femke Deen
ISBN : 9789004191785
Genre : History
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This volume explores the relationship between politics and pamphleteering in the Dutch Republic. By analyzing the political role of pamphlets and their interplay with other media in public debates, the articles provide a new understanding of Dutch political culture.
Category: History

Politics In The Republic Of Ireland

Author : John Coakley
ISBN : 9781134737208
Genre : History
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Politics in the Republic of Ireland is now available in a fully revised fourth edition. Building on the success of the previous three editions, this text continues to provide an authoritative introduction to all aspects of politics in the Republic of Ireland. Written by some of the foremost experts on Irish politics, it explains, analyzes and interprets the background to Irish government and contemporary political processes. Crucially, it brings the student up-to-date with the very latest developments. New patterns of government formation, challenges to the established political parties, ever-deepening, if sometimes ambivalent, involvement in the process of European integration, a growing role in the politics of Northern Ireland and sustained discussion of gender issues are among these developments – along with evidence, revealed by several tribunals of enquiry, that Irish politics is not as free of corruption as many had assumed.
Category: History