Wind Against the Mountain

Richard Davis has expertly crafted a stirring narrative of the last years of Song, focusing on loyalist resistance to Mongol domination as more than just a political event.

Author: Richard L. Davis

Publisher: Harvard Univ Asia Center

ISBN: 0674953576

Category: History

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Richard Davis has expertly crafted a stirring narrative of the last years of Song, focusing on loyalist resistance to Mongol domination as more than just a political event. Seen from the perspective of the conquered, the phenomenon of martyrdom reveals much about the cultural history of the Song.

Wind Against the Mountain

From these coastal positions they launched surprise strikes against the stationary ships of the south . ... mammoth hulks capable of high velocity on the ocean with its strong winds and waves , but near to immobile on the relatively ...

Author: Richard L. Davis

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9781684170227

Category: History

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Richard Davis has expertly crafted a stirring narrative of the last years of Song, focusing on loyalist resistance to Mongol domination as more than just a political event. Davis convincingly argues that Song martyrs were dying for more than dynasty alone: martyrdom can be linked to other powerfully compelling symbols as well. Seen from the perspective of the conquered, the phenomenon of martyrdom reveals much about the cultural history of the Song. Davis challenges the traditional view of Song martyrdom as a simple expression of political duty by examining the phenomenon instead from the perspective of material life and masculine identity. He also explores the tensions between the outer court of militant radicals and an inner court run by female regents—tensions that reflect the broader split between factions of Song government as well as societal conflict. Davis reveals the true magnitude of the loyalist phenomenon in this beautifully written, fascinating study of Song political loyalty and cultural values.

Meteorology For Pilots

The wind itself is a normal wind blowing against a mountain. It is made very special because, the air lifted by the wind, can cool at the SALR on the upwind side and be heated at the DALR on the lee side of the mountain.

Author: Mike Wickson

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 9781847979612

Category: Transportation

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This new third edition of 'Meteorology for Pilots' has been modified to satisfy all aspects of the meteorological requirements necessary to be JAR compliant. It also discusses the latest data concerning global warming and its consequences, especially in relation to the El Nino effect.For aviation the study of meterology provides knowledge and awareness of the atmosphere, which is, after all, the medium within which the pilot works. A proper study of the subject will provide the basis that can enable a pilot to appreciate properly the weather forecast given to him for a flight - and indeed to forecast for himself. Technical aircraft safety is now approaching the highest standards, whilst safety affected by particular weather conditions remains a large problem.Clearly a proper study of meteorology can only assist the pilot in providing safe passage.

A Court on Horseback

But they all saw governance as chiefly an enterprise of the literati with the military serving a supporting role” (Davis, Wind Against the Mountain, 142–45). 56. Ibid., 93. 57. Bol, “This Culture of Ours,” chap. 2, esp. 33–35, table 1.

Author: Michael G Chang

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9781684174560

Category: History

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"Between 1751 and 1784, the Qianlong emperor embarked upon six southern tours, traveling from Beijing to Jiangnan and back. These tours were exercises in political theater that took the Manchu emperor through one of the Qing empire’s most prosperous regions. This study elucidates the tensions and the constant negotiations characterizing the relationship between the imperial center and Jiangnan, which straddled the two key provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang. Politically, economically, and culturally, Jiangnan was the undisputed center of the Han Chinese world; it also remained a bastion of Ming loyalism and anti-Manchu sentiment. How did the Qing court constitute its authority and legitimate its domination over this pivotal region? What were the precise terms and historical dynamics of Qing rule over China proper during the long eighteenth century? In the course of addressing such questions, this study also explores the political culture within and through which High Qing rule was constituted and contested by a range of actors, all of whom operated within socially and historically structured contexts. The author argues that the southern tours occupied a central place in the historical formation of Qing rule during a period of momentous change affecting all strata of the eighteenth-century polity."

Near Death in the Mountains

The sun touched the top of Everest before seven on May 17. Four thousand feet below, on the crest of a ridge sat our yellow-orange tent. Beaten nearly to submission, it clung to the mountainside. Roar of wind against the mountain served ...

Author: Cecil Kuhne

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307793706

Category: Travel

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“He wrapped the rope around his body, got ready to rappel and leaned back. Standing about five feet from him, I heard a sharp scraping, Suddenly Ed was flying. I could see him fall, wordless, fifty feet free, then strike the steep ice below…he was sliding and bouncing down. He passed out of sight, but I heard his body bouncing. There wasn't a chance of his stopping for 4,000 feet.” —From David Robert's The Mountain of My Fear In these thrillingly true tales of narrow brushes with death, Cecil Kuhne has amassed a wide range of stories that show the awesome power of the mountains. Spanning five continents, from the frosty tip of Mount McKinley in the dead of the winter, to the unexplored vastness of the Himalayas and beyond, this is a pulse-pounding collection of disaster and survival at the top of the world. Also featuring: • Joe Simpson's Touching the Void—An inspiring story of a climber who topples into a icy crevasse and, though crippled, starving and frostbitten, still manages to crawl to rescue. • Jon Krakauer's Eiger Dreams—Reaching the limits of his own climbing skills, the author makes a crucial decision whether to brave the treacherous higher altitudes or return to base. • Nando Parrado's Miracle in the Andes—The stunning first-person account of a Peruvian rugby team's airplane crash in the Chilean Andes and their harrowing journey down the mountain for help.

Discovery on Spirit Mountain

Patches of trees, gray rather than green, at this elevation, dotted the hillside beyond the lake nestled against the breast of the mountain. The wind on the open ridge felt good on Gwyn's sweaty face, but she knew before long it would ...

Author: K. Z. West

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781770976177

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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Warned away from Spirit Mountain, destination for their spring break, sixteen-year old Gwyn Lorne, her twin brother and their best friends opt to visit the mountain anyway, and find themselves caught up in an adventure that quickly escalates into danger. Tired of what she feels is a mundane existence, Gwyn knows something is missing in her life. While she grapples with mysterious thieves, ghostly dancers and seeks to unravel an ancient Iroquoian riddle, an unseen force is at work within her...is it mystery, romance, or God's pursuant love that will finally make her whole?

Drifting among Rivers and Lakes

the last ruler on his shoulders as both drowned to avoid humiliation by the Mongols. ... Davis' goal in writing Wind Against the Mountain was to account for these suicides, which he lists in appendix C, pp. 211–18. 48.

Author: Michael Fuller

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9781684170708

Category: History

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What drives literary change? Does literature merely follow shifts in a culture, or does it play a distinctive role in shaping emergent trends? Michael Fuller explores these questions while examining the changes in Chinese shipoetry from the late Northern Song dynasty (960–1127) to the end of the Southern Song (1127–1279), a period of profound social and cultural transformation. Shi poetry written in response to events was the dominant literary genre in Song dynasty China, serving as a central form through which literati explored meaning in their encounters with the world. By the late Northern Song, however, old models for meaning were proving inadequate, and Daoxue (Neo-Confucianism) provided an increasingly attractive new ground for understanding the self and the world. Drifting among Rivers and Lakes traces the intertwining of the practice of poetry, writings on poetics, and the debates about Daoxue that led to the cultural synthesis of the final years of the Southern Song and set the pattern for Chinese society for the next six centuries. Examining the writings of major poets and Confucian thinkers of the period, Fuller discovers the slow evolution of a complementarity between poetry and Daoxue in which neither discourse was self-sufficient.

The Age of Confucian Rule

Huan Kuan-chung, Nan Song difang wuli, pp. 299–304. 56. Rossabi, “The Reign of Khubilai Khan,” pp. 427–428. 57. Soffel, Ein Universalgelehrter verarbeitet das Ende seiner Dynastie, pp. 16, 152. 58. Davis, Wind against the Mountain, pp.

Author: Dieter Kuhn

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674062023

Category: History

Page: 368

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Just over a thousand years ago, the Song dynasty emerged as the most advanced civilization on earth. Within two centuries, China was home to nearly half of all humankind. In this concise history, we learn why the inventiveness of this era has been favorably compared with the European Renaissance, which in many ways the Song transformation surpassed. With the chaotic dissolution of the Tang dynasty, the old aristocratic families vanished. A new class of scholar-officials—products of a meritocratic examination system—took up the task of reshaping Chinese tradition by adapting the precepts of Confucianism to a rapidly changing world. Through fiscal reforms, these elites liberalized the economy, eased the tax burden, and put paper money into circulation. Their redesigned capitals buzzed with traders, while the education system offered advancement to talented men of modest means. Their rationalist approach led to inventions in printing, shipbuilding, weaving, ceramics manufacture, mining, and agriculture. With a realist’s eye, they studied the natural world and applied their observations in art and science. And with the souls of diplomats, they chose peace over war with the aggressors on their borders. Yet persistent military threats from these nomadic tribes—which the Chinese scorned as their cultural inferiors—redefined China’s understanding of its place in the world and solidified a sense of what it meant to be Chinese. The Age of Confucian Rule is an essential introduction to this transformative era. “A scholar should congratulate himself that he has been born in such a time” (Zhao Ruyu, 1194).

FIRE WEATHER Agriculture Handbook 360

The wavelength and wave amplitude depend upon the strength of the flow bearing against the mountains and the ... There is evidence that strong downslope winds of the warm foehn on lee slopes are always caused by mountain waves.

Author: U.S. Department of Agriculture – Forest Service

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780359769520

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Fire Weather

A weak foehn may override cooler air on the lee side of the mountains . In these cases only the higher elevations are affected by the foehn flow . INTERACTION OF VALLEY AND SLOPE WINDS WITH GENERAL WINDS. mountains .

Author: Mark J. Schroeder

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ISBN: UCR:31210003299615

Category: Agriculture

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Set includes revised editions of some issues.

U S Geological Survey Water supply Paper

Rain - producing weather duration , streamflow deficiency , and effect on water supplies . systems generally move into ... The north coast area extends from the Río breezes in coastal areas and mountain - valley winds in the interior .

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Everest

Beaten nearly to submission, it clung to the mountainside. Roar of wind against the mountain served as background for the staccato vibration of the tent walls. Inside two of us sat hunched at the windward corners, leaning into the gale, ...

Author: Thomas F. Hornbein

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 0898866162

Category: Sports & Recreation

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Details the author and his partner Willi Unsoeld's ascent of Everest's West Ridge in 1963.

The Prince of Innocence

The wind was now trying to play games with the dove of love. The wind was determined not to allow this Dove of Love to come to the top of the mountain. It was the wind against the Dove of Love or was it the Dove of Love against the wind ...

Author: Mary Groda-Lewis MD

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781532044052

Category: Fiction

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An unforeseen crisis forces multiple worlds to become intertwined in a race for survival. An evil enemy challenges the World of Joy, the World of Behavior, and the World of Psyche. The realms are collapsing due to Sindars ability to steal health, justice, and knowledge, and he must be stopped before all existence is destroyed. Seven people now find themselves drawn together to help regain a sense of oneness and stop Sindars odious intentions. Many obstacles are placed in their paths, including each other, but they must continue moving forward in the process of reestablishing their existence and saving all three worlds. To help with their journey, they are gifted with objects that connect them to their ancestors. Three intriguing fairies also join the group. However, they cannot rely on bravery and brute force to end Sindars reign. No, first, these unlikely heroes must discover they cannot be fulfilled until they accept responsibility for their own behaviors, fill their lives with joy, and regain a sense of spiritual wonder. They must pursue the true essence of life and happiness and find their way back to long ago, when the Prince of Innocence was born.

Immortal Star Arts

I moved my body with great difficulty, pressing myself against the mountain wall to reduce the force of the strong wind on my body, so that I would have enough strength to climb the rest of the way. At this moment, I had already moved ...

Author: Xing ChenZhiLian

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 9781649552594

Category: Fiction

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A person who had fused with the primordial Tai Chi diagram from birth, due to the lack of a concept of "love", failed his transference. The Kunlun Mirror then brought his soul back to the continent of magic to reincarnate. Let's see how he experiences the emotions that almost made him disappear from this world! The front may be written in an easy and funny way! Perhaps everyone would think that the protagonist of the book was too abnormal, but there was no need to worry. Even if he was an abnormal person, they would still write him down, no?! I'll start over after I'm reincarnated! ~ ~ (Since the ten divine tools of the ancient times have different opinions, I have chosen ten of them, please do not hold grudges against me!) Collection! Collection! Collection! Ticket!

Sword King of Heaven

were swaying in the wind on the tree, then smiled without saying anything, and started walking down the mountain as if they did not exist. After the breakup, Qi Tianyun walked alone again. He spent the night in a mountain leeward cave.

Author: Dong DongGeEr

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 9781649356048

Category: Fiction

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He was the newly risen legend of Wu Lin. He was the descendant of the mysterious and elusive Sword of Eternity, causing all of the martial artists' expressions to change. However, he had always been a character from the legends. After he disappeared for seven years, he finally entered the martial world to search for the next successor of the Sword of Astral Space. No one could have imagined that he, who was still young and didn't know any martial arts, would be carrying a world-shaking divine sword and roaming the martial world with a desolate heart. Whether he would become a legendary figure that shocked Martial Lin, or an unknown nobody, how should he choose? What would be his ultimate destination ... ...

Wrath of the Mountain Man

Along with the waterproof ground blanket folded behind the saddle, he would at least have some protection against the ... he found some boulders sitting so there was a small protected space out of the chilly wind on the mountainside.

Author: William W. Johnstone

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 9780786043040

Category: Fiction

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Shoot A Mountain Man In The Back... On the frontier, a man’s word is his bond, and only fast guns and good friends can save your life. So when Smoke Jensen trusts his gravely injured comrade to the care of a small town doctor, the last thing he expects is an act of betrayal—and a call for revenge... And Get Ready To Look Him In The Eye. Somewhere in his past, Smoke crossed paths with a lowlife who has now built a little kingdom as a frontier sheriff. For the corrupt lawman, holding Smoke's friend hostage is the perfect way to lure Smoke into a deathtrap. Now there’s no choice for the mountain man. He knows how many guns are waiting up ahead. But he won't ever leave a brother behind. And this time, there won't be an enemy left standing—or a bullet left in Smoke's gun... Over 10 Million Johnstone Books In Print!

The Meteorological Magazine

Winds , which , in accordance with Hadley's theory , have been very generally divided into polar and equatorial ... of the great westerly winds on the continental barriers , whether against mountain ranges or the more sluggish air which ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B3485346

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Visions of Ryukyu

The quality of trees depends on the configuration of the surrounding mountains. Therefore, for woodland cultivation, it is most important carefully to scrutinize the mountain topography.”25 Wind, not soil quality, was the major ...

Author: Gregory Smits

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824865498

Category: History

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Between 1609 and 1879, the geographical, political, and ideological status of the Kingdom of Ryukyu (modern Okinawa) was characterized by its ambiguity. It was subordinate to its larger neighbors, China and Japan, yet an integral part of neither. A Japanese invasion force from Satsuma had conquered the kingdom in 1609, resulting in its partial incorporation into Tokugawa Japan’s bakuhan state. Given Ryukyu’s long-standing ties with China and East Asian foreign relations following the rise of the Qing dynasty, however, the bakufu maintained only an indirect link with Ryukyu from the mid-seventeenth century onward. Thus Ryukyu was able to exist as a quasi-independent kingdom for more than two centuries—albeit amidst a complex web of trade and diplomatic agreements involving the bakufu, Satsuma, Fujian, and Beijing. During this time, Ryukyu’s ambiguous position relative to China and Japan prompted its elites to fashion their own visions of Ryukyuan identity. Created in a dialogic relationship to both a Chinese and Japanese Other, these visions informed political programs intended to remake Ryukyu. In this innovative and provocative study, Gregory Smits explores early modern perceptions of Ryukyu and their effect on its political culture and institutions. He describes the major historical circumstances that informed early modern discourses of Ryukyuan identity and examines the strategies used by leading intellectual and political figures to fashion, promote, and implement their visions of Ryukyu. Early modern visions of Ryukyu were based on Confucianism, Buddhism, and other ideologies of the time. Eventually one vision prevailed, becoming the theoretical basis of the early modern state by the middle of the eighteenth century. Employing elements of Confucianism, the scholar and government official Sai On (1682–1761) argued that the kingdom’s destiny lay primarily with Ryukyuans themselves and that moral parity with Japan and China was within its grasp. Despite Satsuma’s control over its diplomatic and economic affairs, Sai envisioned Ryukyu as an ideal Confucian state with government and state rituals based on the Chinese model. In examining Sai’s thought and political program, this volume sheds new light on Confucian praxis and, conversely, uncovers one variety of an East Asian “prenational” imagined political/cultural community.

Encyclopaedia Britannica

This he was · Ætna sions of cannon ; the mountain appeared to shake from its very easily enabled to do by the ravages ... had deposited . driven by the winds against the sides of the mountain , the Afterwards re - uniting their streams ...

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