Works by Faculty

  • Software Engineering for Large-Scale Multi-Agent Systems: Research Issues and Practical Applications

    Nowadays, engineering large-scale software systems means dealing with complex systems composed of pervasive software components that move around and adapt to nondeterministic and open environments, like the Internet, in order to achieve systems design goals through the coordination of autonomously distributed services. The agent metaphor, in particular software agents and multi-agent systems (MAS), constitutes a promising approach for covering most of the software development life cycle, from conceptual modeling and requirements specification to architectural definition, design, and implementation.

    This book presents 17 carefully reviewed papers arranged in order to provide a coherent survey of how to exploit agent properties and MAS issues in today's software systems. The book offers the following topical sections:
    - software engineering foundations
    - requirements engineering and software architecture
    - coordination and mobility
    - reuse
    -dependability
    -empirical studies and applications

    Publication Date:
    2013
    Author:
    Garcia, Alessandro
    Publisher:
    Springer
    Call Number:
    QA76.758.S64635 2003
    ISBN:
    9783540087724
  • Spectacle and the city : Chinese urbanities in popular culture and art

    As China becomes increasingly modern and urban, artists have responded by imagining the Chinese city at the intersections of the social, material, and political realities of modern life. This volume explores how the city-as-spectacle has been visualized and contested in art and popular culture.  Featuring essays by an interdisciplinary team of scholars, Spectacle and the City is as broad as the terrain it covers: with essays by an interdisciplinary team of experts on Chinese cities, as well as leading cultural critics, it goes beyond mainland China to include cities with cultural significance, such as Singapore and Hong Kong.

    Publication Date:
    2013
    Author:
    Jeroen de Kloet and Lena Scheen
    Publisher:
    Call Number:
    DS779.23 .S72 2013
    ISBN:
    9789089644459
  • Leaf in the Air : February 18 - April 3, 2015

    The catalogue to accompany the solo exhibition by Shanghai based artist Barbara Edelstein, at Christian Duvernois Gallery. The interface of nature, art and contemporary life serves as the foundation for Barbara Edelstein's work. Edelstein brings to focus often overlooked elements of the natural world, and uses her various media as transformative devices. From the catalog essay by Gloria Orenstein: “Barbara Edelstein.. inspires us to re-imaging and revisit the Garden. We suddenly realize that we are not only perceiving the trees and the leaves in their material solidity, but we are also see in their anima, the invisible dimension of the life-force that flows through everything… (she) aspires to awaken our desire to put an end to the destruction of the Earth”

    Publication Date:
    2015
    Author:
    Edelstein, Barbara
    Publisher:
    Christian Dubernois Landscape/Gallery
    Call Number:
    NB237.E24 A4 2015
    ISBN:
    9781845111595
  • Zhang Jianjun

    This publication is produced on the occasion of solo exhibition of Chinese artist Zhang Jian-jun of the title 'Form . Water . Vestiges: Zhang Jian-Jun Art Exhibition' at You Ran Ya Ju, Jiangsu from December 2012 to January 2013. Throughout his artistic career, Zhang has been preoccupied by themes of existence, time, space, and transformation, and their effects on individuals and culture, which can be divided into three main stages. In the 1980s he led a daring trend of abstract art; after the mid-1980s he shifted to and was shortly engaged in figurative expression; from the 1990s onward, he abandoned the pre-existing style and started his way to conceptual art, practicing installation and performance art. From a modernist to a post-modernist, his works full of historical significance and innovative elements remain an expression of his character and his unique way of visual narration. Including a biography of Zhang Jian-Jun.

    Publication Date:
    2012
    Author:
    Zhang jianjun
    Publisher:
    Jinxiu wen zhang chu ban she
    Call Number:
    N7349.Z4743 A4 2012
    ISBN:
    9787545211849
  • 与大数据同行 : 学习和教育的未来 = Learning with big data : the future of education

    This book is in Chinese. Homework assignments that learn from students. Courses tailored to fit individual pupils. Textbooks that talk back. This is tomorrow’s education landscape, thanks to the power of big data. These advances go beyond the much-discussed rise of online courses. As the New York Times-bestselling authors of Big Data explain, the truly fascinating changes are actually occurring in how we measure students’ progress and how we can use that data to improve education for everyone, in real time, both on- and offline. Learning with Big Data offers an eye-opening, insight-packed tour through these new trends, for educators, administrators, and readers interested in the latest developments in business and technology.

    Publication Date:
    2014
    Author:
    Weiketuo Maiʻer-sheʻenboge, Kennisi Kukeye (Zhao Zhongjian, Zhang Yannan translated)
    Publisher:
    Hua dong shi fan da xue chu ban she
    Call Number:
    LB1028.3 V55 2014
    ISBN:
    9787567528406
  • Perspectives on American Law 美国法律面面观

    The authors of this books are law professors from renowned American universities or Fulbright Program attendees in China, and they understand the situation in China very well. The topics in this book include American law and lawyers, the court system of the United States and judges, and topics in public and private research in American law.

    Publication Date:
    2013
    Author:
    Dan Guttman, Glenn Shive, John Nagle.
    Publisher:
    Bejing da xue chu ban she
    Call Number:
    KF384 .P47 2013
    ISBN:
    9787301217887
  • Women Playing Men: Yue Opera and Social Change in Twentieth-Century Shanghai

    This ground-breaking volume documents women's influence on popular culture in twentieth-century China by examining Yue opera. A subgenre of Chinese opera, it migrated from the countryside to urban Shanghai and morphed from its traditional all-male form into an all-female one, with women cross-dressing as male characters for a largely female audience.

     

    Yue opera originated in the Zhejiang countryside as a form of story-singing, which rural immigrants brought with them to the metropolis of Shanghai. There, in the 1930s, its content and style transformed from rural to urban, and its cast changed gender. By evolving in response to sociopolitical and commercial conditions and actress-initiated reforms, Yue opera emerged as Shanghai's most popular opera from the 1930s through the 1980s and illustrates the historical rise of women in Chinese public culture.

     

    Jiang examines the origins of the genre in the context of the local operas that preceded it and situates its development amid the political, cultural, and social movements that swept both Shanghai and China in the twentieth century. She details the contributions of opera stars and related professionals and examines the relationships among actresses, patrons, and fans. As Yue opera actresses initiated reforms to purge their theater of bawdy eroticism in favor of the modern love drama, they elevated their social image, captured the public imagination, and sought independence from the patriarchal opera system by establishing their own companies. Throughout the story of Yue opera, Jiang looks at Chinese women's struggle to control their lives, careers, and public images and to claim ownership of their history and artistic representations.

    Publication Date:
    2009
    Author:
    Jiang, Jin.
    Publisher:
    University of Washington Press
    Call Number:
    PN2876.S53 J53 2009
    ISBN:
    9780295988436
  • Fleeting Cities: Imperial Expositions in Fin-de-Siècle Europe

    Imperial expositions held in fin-de-siècle London, Paris and Berlin were knots in a world-wide web. Conceptualizing exhibitions as meta-media, Fleeting Cities undertakes a transdisciplinary investigation into how modernity was created and displayed, consumed and disputed within the European metropolis. Focusing on five such expositions – the Berliner Gewerbeausstellung (1896), the fifth Parisian Exposition Universelle (1900), the Franco-British Exhibition in London (1908), the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley (1924/25), and the Exposition Coloniale Internationale in Paris (1931) – this award-winning book examines their specific aims and aspirations, evolving forms and execution, and the public debates they engendered. Who shaped these mega-events, how were exposition venues inscribed into the urban fabric, what legacies did they bequeath? Taken as dense textures stretched over time, these expositions undergo both a close hermeneutic reading and broad spatial analysis. Fleeting Cities weaves extensive empirical research with underlying theoretical concerns, investigating their individual meanings in a new form of transnational network analysis.

    Publication Date:
    2010
    Author:
    Alexander C.T. Geppert.
    Publisher:
    Palgrave Macmillan
    Call Number:
    T395 .G36 2010
    ISBN:
    9780230221642
  • In and Out of Equilibrium II

    This volume consists of a collection of invited articles, written by some of the most distinguished probabilists, most of whom have been personally responsible for advances in the various subfields of probability.

    Publication Date:
    2008
    Author:
    Vladas Sidoravicius, Maria Eulália Vares
    Publisher:
    Birkhäuser
    Call Number:
    QA273.A1 B73 2006
    ISBN:
    9783764387853
  • New Dangerous Liaisons: Discourses on Europe

    In Europe, love has been given a prominent place in European self-representations from the Enlightenment onwards. The category of love, stemming from private and personal spheres, was given a public function and used to distinguish European civilisation from others. Contributors to this volume trace historical links and analyse specific connections between the two discourses on love and Europe over the course of the twentieth century, exploring the distinctions made between the public and private, the political and personal. In doing so, this volume develops an innovative historiography that includes such resources as autobiographies, love letters, and cinematic representations, and takes issue with the exclusivity of Eurocentrism. Its contributors put forth hypotheses about the historical pre-eminence of emotions and consider this history as a basis for a non-Eurocentric understanding of new possible European identities.

    Publication Date:
    2010
    Author:
    Luisa Passerini, Liliana Ellena, and Alexander C.T. Geppert.
    Publisher:
    Berghahn Books
    Call Number:
    GT2630 .N49 2010
    ISBN:
    9781845457365

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