The Cloudy Mirror

The Cloudy Mirror Tension and Conflict in the Writings of Sima Qian Stephen W. Durrant Sima Qian's vast Records of the Historian is the first comprehensive history of China and has exerted an immense influence both upon our ...

Author: Stephen W. Durrant

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791426556

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

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Sima Qian's writings have influenced the Chinese for over 2,000 years and still serve as a fiscal source of historical information about China.

The Clouded Mirror

Clouded. Mirror. 1. Voices of Akenfield Ronald Blythe 2. The Wood John Stewart Collis 3. From Dover to the Wen William Cobbett 4. The Pleasures of English Food Alan Davidson 5. Through England on a Side‐Saddle Celia Fiennes 6.

Author: L.T.C Rolt

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141932910

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 128

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In these evocative and elegiac writings L. T. C. Rolt meditates on landscape, history, poetry, steam railways, vintage cars and the endless summer days of his childhood. He also recalls his many happy boating voyages on Britain's canals: the peace and tranquillity, the wildlife and people, the changing scenery as he travelled from county to county, and the role he played in preserving the waterways for future generations. Generations of inhabitants have helped shape the English countryside - but it has profoundly shaped us too.It has provoked a huge variety of responses from artists, writers, musicians and people who live and work on the land - as well as those who are travelling through it.English Journeys celebrates this long tradition with a series of twenty books on all aspects of the countryside, from stargazey pie and country churches, to man's relationship with nature and songs celebrating the patterns of the countryside (as well as ghosts and love-struck soldiers).

Celestial Mirror

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Author: Barry Perlus

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300246278

Category: Science

Page: 168

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Explore the eighteenth-century Indian astronomical observatories called the Jantar Mantars, massive, stunning structures built to observe and understand the heavens Between 1724 and 1730, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II of Jaipur constructed five astronomical observatories, called Jantar Mantars, in northern India. The four remaining observatories are an extraordinary fusion of architecture and science, combining elements of astronomy, astrology, and geometry into forms of remarkable beauty. The observatories’ large scale and striking geometric forms have captivated the attention of architects, artists, scientists, and historians worldwide, yet their purpose and use remain largely unknown to the public. In this book, Barry Perlus’s visually driven exploration brings readers to the Jantar Mantars and creates an immersive experience. Panoramas plunge the viewer into a breathtaking 360-degree space, while pages of explanatory illustrations describe the observatories and the workings of their many instruments. The book provides the experience of visiting the sites, the historical context of the Jantar Mantars, and an understanding of their scientific and architectural innovations.

China and the West at the Crossroads

When commentators on poetry use the mirror metaphor, on the one hand they highlight its “stillness”静, whilst on the other they stress its ... The sage's heart is a bright mirror and the common man's heart is like a cloudy mirror.

Author: Daiyun Yue

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811011160

Category: Social Science

Page: 388

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Beginning with a retrospective of the past century, this book offers a panoramic picture of Chinese comparative literature, from its nascence in the early 1920s, through its evolution in the 1980s, to the new development at the turn of the century, ending with a prospective look at the future of comparative literature in the 21st century. The articles presented here reveal the author’s deep understandings of the literature and culture of her own country and those of other countries. A rich array of case studies and in-depth theorizing make it an extremely interesting and enlightening read. Prof. Daiyun Yue is a prominent professor at Peking University and a leading figure in Chinese comparative literature. She has served as Head of the Institute for Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, PKU (1984—1998) and the third president of the Chinese Comparative Literature Association (1989—2014). Further, she is the founder of Dialogue Transculturel, a much-acclaimed journal of comparative literature. Prof. Yue approaches outstanding literature as a bridge to link people of different cultural traditions: “The reason why interdisciplinary literary research between two alien cultures is possible is because dialog between alien cultures, along with exchange and understanding, is more readily realized through literature.” Herein lies the value of comparative literature.

The Ascent of Mount Carmel

Darken (A.1.8) The Clouded Mirror (A.1.8.1) When we know that what we are doing is against God's will, we feel either guilty or ill at ease with ourselves. If we do not change our behavior, we will attempt to rationalize it.

Author: Marc Foley OCD

Publisher: ICS Publications

ISBN: 9781939272119

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Saint John of the Cross is one of Christianity’s greatest poets and mystics. Nevertheless, his subject matter and writing style, coupled with his use of Scholastic terminology, can make his prose difficult to understand and intimidating. Readers of The Ascent of Mount Carmel: Reflections will thank Father Marc Foley for making John’s thought accessible and refreshingly contemporary. The author shares with contemporary spiritual seekers his seasoned wisdom, gleaned from years of reading and teaching John of the Cross. He deftly weaves together insights from psychology, theology, and literature to make The Ascent of Mount Carmel both understandable and relevant to daily life.

Forever Young

“Go on... look in the mirror. ... The mirror was old and dim with innumerable blemishes in the silver, but there she was. ... But it was an old and cloudy mirror with a lot of dead patches, and Jasmine put it down to that ...

Author: Barbara Stanzl

Publisher: Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783751935234


Page: 290

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Jasmine, a young anthropology student arrives in Venice, Italy, to research ghost stories. She meets a mysterious young woman who is trapped in a world as ancient and violent as any ghost story. Jasmine starts to help her new friend to escape her mausoleum of a life, and the man who is her beguiling tormentor, but gradually she too starts to fall under his spell.

A Rainbow In December

His beard was unkept, his bloodshot eyes peered at the cloudy mirror behind the rack of booze against the wall behind the bar. “That'll be two bucks.” The surly, obese bartender spat at his customer. “Two bucks!

Author: Nancy Jasin Ensley

Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers

ISBN: 9781398406568

Category: Fiction

Page: 233

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Melinda Strigow was excited about starting a new job at Jacob, Ballingsford and Treacher Financial Consultants. While waiting for a bus, a car runs her down, almost killing her. From that moment on her life is changed radically. She is swept into the nightmare of people in the corporate world who have crossed the line from ethical and moral practises to obsession within power and financial gain. Francesca Romonoff Jacob morphs into a demonizing, murderous manipulator driven by her need for success. Hank Baldoni tries to hide from his past by adopting a false persona that puts Melinda in extreme danger. The entangled web created by those who fall prey to these obsessions leads to murder, loss, sexual abuse and pain for those who are innocent and trying to resist temptation.

Savage Exchange

Ancient and modern metaphors for the Shiji abound: a cloudy mirror, the eyes and ears of a sage, a capital city, a tomb, a microcosm, a universal encyclopedia.2 To these one might add a marketplace. Despite the parallel content of much ...

Author: Tamara T. Chin

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9781684170784

Category: History

Page: 383

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Savage Exchange explores the politics of representation during the Han dynasty (206 BCE–220 CE) at a pivotal moment when China was asserting imperialist power on the Eurasian continent and expanding its local and long-distance (“Silk Road”) markets. Tamara T. Chin explains why rival political groups introduced new literary forms with which to represent these expanded markets. To promote a radically quantitative approach to the market, some thinkers developed innovative forms of fiction and genre. In opposition, traditionalists reasserted the authority of classical texts and advocated a return to the historical, ethics-centered, marriage-based, agricultural economy that these texts described. The discussion of frontiers and markets thus became part of a larger debate over the relationship between the world and the written word. These Han debates helped to shape the ways in which we now define and appreciate early Chinese literature and produced the foundational texts of Chinese economic thought. Each chapter in the book examines a key genre or symbolic practice (philosophy, fu-rhapsody, historiography, money, kinship) through which different groups sought to reshape the political economy. By juxtaposing well-known texts with recently excavated literary and visual materials, Chin elaborates a new literary and cultural approach to Chinese economic thought. Co-Winner, 2016 Harry Levin Prize, American Comparative Literature Association; Honorable Mention, 2016 Joseph Levenson Book Prize, Pre-1900 Category, China and Inner Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies

The Holy Spirit Power from on High

mirror dimly . " The more clear revelation is then compared with seeing one's face in a very good mirror : “ but then face to face ... ( 1 ) seeing 1 we see Chapter 11 Miraculous Gifts Today ? only in an allegedly cloudy mirror , and ( 2 461.

Author: Jack Cottrell

Publisher: College Press

ISBN: 0899005179

Category: Holy Spirit

Page: 520

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Critical Terms for Religious Studies

In Beauty and Revelation in the Thought of St. Augustine, Carol Harrison (1992, 1) comments on Augustine's metaphor of a spotted and cloudy mirror as characteristic of human beings: Ancient mirrors . . . were simply polished pieces of ...

Author: Mark C. Taylor

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226791739

Category: Religion

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A century that began with modernism sweeping across Europe is ending with a remarkable resurgence of religious beliefs and practices throughout the world. Wherever one looks today, from headlines about political turmoil in the Middle East to pop music and videos, one cannot escape the pivotal role of religious beliefs and practices in shaping selves, societies, and cultures. Following in the very successful tradition of Critical Terms for Literary Studies and Critical Terms for Art History, this book attempts to provide a revitalized, self-aware vocabulary with which this bewildering religious diversity can be accurately described and responsibly discussed. Leading scholars working in a variety of traditions demonstrate through their incisive discussions that even our most basic terms for understanding religion are not neutral but carry specific historical and conceptual freight. These essays adopt the approach that has won this book's predecessors such widespread acclaim: each provides a concise history of a critical term, explores the issues raised by the term, and puts the term to use in an analysis of a religious work, practice, or event. Moving across Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Native American and Mayan religions, contributors explore terms ranging from experience, territory, and image, to God, sacrifice, and transgression. The result is an essential reference that will reshape the field of religious studies and transform the way in which religion is understood by scholars from all disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, psychology, cultural studies, gender studies, and literary studies.