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By Namkee Choi. 2001
Discover intervention strategies for issues affecting Asian Americans!This important book examines the childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, and aging stages of…Asian Americans to help researchers and practitioners offer better services to this ethnic group. Psychosocial Aspects of the Asian-American Experience will help you understand the ethnic and cultural diversity within the Asian-American population and offers both quantitative and qualitative research that may impact social policies and social services for Asian Americans.Representing Chinese, Japanese, Filipinos, Koreans, Asian Indians, Vietnamese, Hmong, Cambodians, and native-born Hawaiians, this helpful book covers a wide span of individual ethnic identities in order to represent the scope of the Asian-American subculture.The topics and problems examined in Psychosocial Aspects of the Asian-American Experience include: ethnic identity, acculturation, and cultural orientation psychological adjustment of adoptees attitudes and behavior of adolescents regarding academic achievement social network composition depression and other mental health problems dating violence and domestic abuse substance abuse aging In addition to analyzing these problems, this book also presents culturally competent intervention strategies to assist human services practitioners in offering their clients relevant services that are appropriate for their ethnic backgrounds, beliefs, and experiences. This book is also a valuable resource for researchers, policymakers, and graduate students and faculty members in the areas of social work, sociology, psychology, and ethnic studies.
By Yutaka Yazawa. 2018
A fascinating exploration of all things Japan, including the country’s history, culture, customs, and cuisine.Whether it’s perfecting the art of…forest-bathing—shinrin-yoku—or celebrating imperfections in kintsugi, Japanesse customs have been thriving for centuries alongside modern practices of well-being.In How to Live Japanese, Yutaka Yazawa provides the ultimate insider’s guide to the country, full of inspiration and insight to help you experience the very best of Japanese design, cookery, philosophy, and culture. Not only is Tokyo the mother of all metropolises, making it a guiding light for how we can live together amicably in an ever-urbanizing world, but also, with two thirds of the country covered in forest, there is still much respect and celebration of the natural world.From Miyazaki to mountains, sake to sparking joy, find your Zen, discover the joy of ikigai and make time to learn about the land of the rising sun. You’ll be all the better for some time spent with How to Live Japanese.
A Kid's Guide to the Chinese Zodiac is a charming, fun-filled introduction to eastern astrology, perfect for discovering what your sign—Rat,…Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, or Pig—says about you. Are you loyal like the Dog? Or stubborn like the Ox? What does the time you were born say about who you are? Can knowing more about your Zodiac empower you in your day to day? A Kid's Guide to the Chinese Zodiac offers the history and lore behind this ancient classification system, along with practical advice for young readers on how to navigate relationships and apply oneself at school and at home, all based on the qualities associated with the twelve Zodiac animals. Someone born in the year of the Pig might prioritize stability and comfort. Naturally agreeable, they may need to work at recognizing when they're uncomfortable and speak up so they don't get stuck in the mud. Someone who is a Rat, on the other hand, might be ambitious and clever, but may need to take a step back from their own ideas every now and then in order to find balance. Beautifully illustrated, with sidebars on Chinese culture and myth throughout, this book is an informative and mystical guide for any kid who is curious about the universe and how they fit into it.
By Paul Theroux. 2006
The acclaimed author recounts his epic journey across Europe and Asia in this international bestselling classic of travel literature: &“Compulsive…reading&” (Graham Greene). In 1973, Paul Theroux embarked on a four-month journey by train from the United Kingdom through Europe, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. In The Great Railway Bazaar, he records in vivid detail and penetrating insight the many fascinating incidents, adventures, and encounters of his grand, intercontinental tour. Asia's fabled trains—the Orient Express, the Khyber Pass Local, the Frontier Mail, the Golden Arrow to Kuala Lumpur, the Mandalay Express, the Trans-Siberian Express—are the stars of a journey that takes Theroux on a loop eastbound from London's Victoria Station to Tokyo Central, then back from Japan on the Trans-Siberian. Brimming with Theroux's signature humor and wry observations, this engrossing chronicle is essential reading for both the ardent adventurer and the armchair traveler.
By Francesc Miralles, Héctor García. 2021
A bestselling motivational book based on the Japanese concept of finding happiness in everyday life, now for young readers!The Japanese…people say everybody has an "Ikigai," or a reason to live. Some people have found their Ikigai and are aware of it. Other people have it inside, but have not found it yet. This concept, Ikigai, is one of the secrets for a long, active, and happy life.Héctor García and Francesc Miralles visited Ogimi, a town on the north of Okinawa in Japan that has the highest longevity in the world. They spent weeks living with the residents of Ogimi and interviewing dozens of the villagers. These people all had lived to be more than a hundred years old, and they were all in great physical (and spiritual) shape. After their trip, Héctor and Francesc wrote a book examining the centennials' keys to an optimistic and vital existence. What do the oldest people in the world eat, what do they work on, how do they connect with others, and-the best-kept secret-how do they find their Ikigai? Ikigai is what gives them satisfaction and happiness, and brings real meaning to their lives.The result was Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life, an international bestseller which has been translated into over 49 languages.With the book, García and Miralles made it their mission to help its readers find their own Ikigai and discover many keys of Japanese philosophy to a healthy body, mind, and spirit.They have now adapted their bestselling book for young readers. Young adults can find their Ikigai too!
By Régis Debray. 2008
"D'après les Évangiles, et dans sa courte vie tant cachée que publique, le Galiléen s'est rendu, sans visa ni carte…d'identité, en Israël, Palestine, Jordanie, à Gaza, au Liban, en Égypte et en Syrie. Je me suis faufilé dans tous ces pays : il y faut plus d'un passeport et des détours. Jésus pouvait traverser la mer de Génésareth, aller "au-delà du Jourdain", et revenir le lendemain sur l'autre rive. Ce n'est plus possible. Aussi ce voyage d'un flâneur des deux rives n'a-t-il pu s'effectuer d'un seul trait. C'est un pari que de refaire l'itinéraire de Jésus à travers le Proche-Orient d'aujourd'hui, pour observer comment juifs, chrétiens et musulmans vivent à présent leur foi. Les surprenantes et souvent rebutantes vérités qui se dévoilent en Terre sainte ont valeur d'avertissement. Plus qu'un voyage au bout de la haine, ce carnet de route peut servir à la connaissance du monde profane tel qu'il va. Tout à la fois témoignage, chronique et méditation, l'enquête peut dès lors se lire comme un pèlerinage au coeur de l'homme, qu'il soit croyant ou agnostique, d'ici ou de là-bas". -- 4e de couv
By Jacques-Emmanuel Bernard. 2002
By Nicolas Bouvier. 2001
Par un voyageur suisse, un peu beatnik-hippie, un récit qui évoque le grand Japon des capitales puis relate un séjour…aux îles Kouriles au milieu des années 1960. A. Girard a bien noté que cette chronique est un "alliage d'ethnographie et de proses poétiques", qu'elle est vouée au plaisir de l'instant. Séduisant. [SDM
By Da Chen. 2003
Young Luka, destined to become the future emperor of China, is trained in the ways of the kung fu wandering…warriors by his guardian--the wise monk Atami. But when Atami is captured by their enemies, Luka has to fight for his own survival. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2003
By Jean-Étienne Poirier. 2001
Recueil de souvenirs et impressions de voyages de l'auteur dans ce pays un peu mystérieux qu'est la Mongolie et dont…on sait peu de choses, sinon qu'il fit partie de l'empire de Gengis Khan et qu'il survit aujourd'hui tant bien que mal par lui-même. Le recueil parle surtout du choc culturel de l'auteur et de ses rencontres avec les gens. Peu de commentaires sur la Mongolie, tout juste quelques données historiques en introduction. [SDM
By Olivier Germain-Thomas. 2007
"Aventure unique : une traversée de l'Asie par voie terrestre et maritime. De l'imprévu, des rencontres, des trains fantaisistes, des…jeteurs de sorts... et de l'érudition, mais avec cette réjouissance chère à Montaigne, un des compagnons du voyageur qui pratique la philosophie par la marche et l'ironie d'un regard perçant. Voici l'Inde avec cette union si troublante de l'éros et du divin. La Thaïlande et une femme prête à sauter d'une falaise au-dessus du Mékong. Le Tonkin avec un combattant de Diên Biên Phu qui aimait la France. Le dévoilement d'une Chine méconnue, le Tao et le Bouddha, une audience pleine d'humour avec l'empereur. Le Japon, une marche rituelle dans les montagnes habitées par les Esprits, les miroirs secrets dans les sanctuaires... On en ressort avec l'intelligence nourrie par d'autres manières de concevoir la vie." -- 4e de couv
As business becomes increasingly globalized and China establishes its growing role in the international business environment, developing an understanding of the complex…culture is important to anyone acting in the global arena. This book offers readers a thorough and nuanced resource to that end, describing the ever-evolving Chinese way of life circa 2014, based on extensive primary and secondary data. Taking an anthropological approach to achieve a well-rounded representation, the book covers 51 topics that would have been studied if China were a newly discovered civilization. It explores the culture through its examination of the nine core concepts that best represent the Chinese way of life. While the book is a rigorous treatment of the Chinese way of life, it is also filled with personal stories and perspectives from close to 1000 successful Chinese from academia, business, and government. The Chinese Way equips international business students, scholars, and practitioners with a deep understanding of a society that is a major player in global business today and offers a foundation for successful business interactions with Chinese companies, organizations, and people.
By Arthur Asa Berger. 2013
The island of Bali has long been characterized in the West as the last “paradise” on earth, but there is…far more to this small Indonesian province. Bali Tourism presents an enlightening ethnographic study of some of the most important icons—for tourists and locals alike—in Balinese culture and society and explores the growth of this island as an “exotic” vacation destination. In addition, it offers a firsthand look at many aspects of daily life, a semiotic analysis of its dominant cultural symbols, and insights into tourists’ perceptions of Bali. A thirty page photo section offers a unique glimpse at this remarkable island. Through a distinctive use of cultural analysis and psychoanalytic modes of interpretation, Bali Tourism offers an in-depth study of Balinese tourism, society, and character. This handy, easy-to-read text is an essential overview of what the island has to offer tourists and looks at the exciting possibilities—and the potential pitfalls—of visiting this extraordinary land. The book paints a vivid portrait of this country’s hidden gems and popular tourist destinations, exploring the ways visitors see Bali—and how the Balinese see visitors—as well as the promise and problems Bali faces in developing its tourism industry. Bali Tourism is an ideal book to read before visiting Bali yourself—or recommending/planning a trip for others. The fresh insights it presents will help make any trip to the region more rewarding for the traveler. It is also a unique scholarly resource, complete with informative tables, references, and a bibliography, for academics and students at all levels of tourism studies.
By Huang Quanyu, Chen Tong, Joseph W Leonard. 1997
Knowledgeable decision making not only saves you time, money, and effort, but also leads you to extra opportunities. Business Decision…Making in China improves your business acumen by showing you who (in itals) is involved in business decision making, how (in itals) decisions have been made, what (in itals) the characteristics and strategies of Chinese decision making are, and why (in itals) decision making has followed certain patterns in China. Practitioners, consultants, and government officials who are involved in business with China as well as academicians researching or teaching about business in East Asia will find this book to be an invaluable resource. Business Decision Making in China introduces you to such subjects as Chinese organizational structures and relationships, tactics of decision making, and traditional Chinese culture. Other vital topics you learn about include: the pros and cons of joint venture enterprises in China the climate for foreign banks operating in China the importance of saving face the concept of “the golden mean” the unity of opposites (Yin-Yang) the 4 realms of Chinese managers’daily affairs modes of thinking (universality versus individuality, thinking in images, understanding abstract thoughts) the parallels between the 5 elements (metal, wood, water, fire, earth) and the 4 P’s (product, price, promotion, place)As a guidebook for Chinese business, Business Decision Making in China addresses the broad and integrative discipline of decision making and helps Western business people (who have an entirely different set of patterns, styles, processes, philosophical thoughts, and tactics of decision making) to adapt to their Chinese business partners’or opponents’decision making. Since this book explains the profound process of Chinese decision making in uncomplicated terms and practical business experiences, readers will be able to apply their new knowledge to their long-range strategic planning, to skillfully solving their daily problems or questions, and to wisely avoiding losses from a multitude of potential pitfalls.
A biography of Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948), the champion of political change through peaceful resistance. Emphasizes the spiritual beliefs that guided…his actions in the nonviolent struggle to gain India's independence from Great Britain. Includes activities. For grades 2-4. 2004
By Edmund Hillary. 2003
" Le 29 mai 1953, Edmund Hillary et le sherpa Tensing atteignent le sommet de l'Everest. Après un demi-siècle de…tentatives infructueuses, la plus haute montagne du globe - 8 848 m - est désormais vaincue. De tous les ouvrages que suscita cet exploit historique, voici le seul témoignage écrit par l'un des deux hommes qui réussiront à atteindre le toit du monde et avoir la terre entière à leurs pieds ! Vivant et captivant, sincère et spontané, le récit d'Hillary nous entraîne irrésistiblement dans un voyage extraordinaire : la conquête du " troisième pôle ", le dernier grand chapitre de l'histoire de l'exploration, l'un des plus glorieux. " -- 4e de couv
By Katrina Streza. 2017
Discover Reading Early Reader Learn all about China! Read all about China in this Discover Reading Beginning Reader. From famous…landmarks like the Great Wall of China, to customs, foods and cultural practices, Discover China provides young readers with information about China in simple sentences for kindergarten, first, and second graders.
By Joseph Dalton Hooker. 2003
First published in 2003. Sir Joseph Hooker (1817-1911) was one of the greatest British botanists and explorers of the nineteenth…century. He succeeded his father as Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and was a close friend and supporter of Charles Darwin. His journey to the Himalayas and India was undertaken between 1847 and 1851 to collect plants for Kew, and his account, published in 1854, was dedicated to Darwin. Hooker collected some 7,000 species in India and Nepal, and carried out surveys and made maps which proved of economic and military importance to the British. He makes many observations about the inhabitants of the areas he visited, making this volume a useful resource for anyone interested in nineteenth-century India.
By Ferdinand Ossendowski. 2000
"Un livre-culte de la littérature d'aventure vécue. Krasnoïarsk (Sibérie centrale), hiver 1920. L'homme vient d'apprendre qu'on l'a dénoncé aux Rouges,…et que le peloton d'exécution l'attend. Il prend son fusil, fourre quelques cartouches dans la poche de sa pelisse, sort dans le froid glacial - et gagne la forêt. Commence alors une course-poursuite dont il ne sortira vivant, il le sait, que s'il ose l'impossible : gagner à pied l'Inde anglaise à travers l'immensité sibérienne, puis les passes de Mongolie, puis le désert de Gobi, puis le plateau tibétain, puis l'Himalaya... L'itinéraire qu'il suivra sera quelque peu différent, et si possible plus sidérant encore. Mais ce que le livre révèle - et que le lecteur n'attend pas - c'est, parallèle au voyage réel, une étrange odyssée intérieure qui nous introduit au cœur des mystères de l'Asie millénaire. Car Ossendowski, géologue de son état, n'est pas qu'un savant doublé d'un aventurier. C'est un esprit exalté et curieux qui vit sa marche folle à la manière d'une initiation... [...]" -- 4e de couv
By Sanjay Patel. 2023
A vibrantly illustrated board book inspired by Sanjay Patel's animated Netflix show, Ghee Happy, featuring Hindu deities as toddlers!In the…world of Sanjay Patel, creator of the Oscar-nominated Pixar short Sanjay's Super Team, the bold, bright colors of India leap off the page and screen. In his new children's book, drawn from Indian mythology, you'll meet the many faces (and arms) of the mighty Hindu goddesses!With dynamic illustrations and colorful tabs for each goddess, this eye-catching board book introduces the youngest readers to Hindu goddesses Durga, Saraswati, Lakshmi, Ganga, Parvati, and Kali. Get them together, and anything is possible.INSPIRED BY THE NETFLIX SHOW: The same deities in this book are featured in Sanjay Patel's Netflix show, which stars the Hindu gods and goddesses as tiny toddlers in preschool!NOTABLE CREATOR: Patel produced a short based on his life, Sanjay's Super Team, with Pixar, and Netflix's Ghee Happy series. His brand, Ghee Happy, has reached an eager audience with books, museum exhibitions, and merchandise. He is also the author of the popular picture book Ramayana, a twenty-first century retelling of a classic 2500-year-old story.VIBRANT & GIFTABLE: Ghee Happy Goddesses and companion volume Ghee Happy Gods are perfect for baby showers and first birthdays, as families welcome their own little goddesses and gods to the world and introduce them to the Hindu deities.DIVERSE CHILDRENS BOOKS: Featuring lovable characters and a light narrative, this book provides a fresh and accessible way for families who practice Hinduism to see themselves and celebrate. It's also a wonderful resource for Hindu parents, caregivers, and educators to introduce young readers to their own religious beliefs and promote religious literacy for all.PERFECT FOR LITTLE HANDS: With sturdy tabs, rounded corners, and simple profiles, this book provides a fun approach to learning and identifying each Hindu deity.Perfect for:Parents and grandparents looking for entertaining board books for toddlersReaders who love Hindu goddess mythology and adventure talesEducational material for classroom or homeschool curriculumAnyone looking for children's literature featuring Indian mythologyGift giving for Diwali, baby shower, birthday, or any special occasionFans of Ganesha's Sweet Tooth, Pixar's Sanjay's Super Team, and Netflix's Ghee Happy