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.
Works by Faculty
Zhang JianjunPublication Date:2012Publisher:Jinxiu wen zhang chu ban sheCall Number:N7349.Z4743 A4 2012ISBN: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:2014Publisher:Hua dong shi fan da xue chu ban sheCall Number:LB1028.3 V55 2014ISBN: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:2013Publisher:Bejing da xue chu ban sheCall Number:KF384 .P47 2013ISBN: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:2009Publisher:University of Washington PressCall Number:PN2876.S53 J53 2009ISBN: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:2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanCall Number:T395 .G36 2010ISBN: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:2008Publisher:BirkhäuserCall Number:QA273.A1 B73 2006ISBN: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:2010Publisher:Berghahn BooksCall Number:GT2630 .N49 2010ISBN:9781845457365