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East Meets West Quilts

Author : Patricia Belyea
ISBN : 9781683351146
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Improv quilting, in which quilt designs emerge organically as fabric is cut and stitched, is simple, popular, and fun. In this book, expert quilter Patricia Belyea offers improv instruction and shares her appealing Quilt Manifesto of five simple rules. While providing quilters with a starting point, the fifth rule of the Manifesto, “Break any rule you like,â€? opens the door to creative freedom. (However, the solid instructions allow even the rule-breakers to create beautiful quilts on the first try). Fourteen projects combine authentic Japanese yukata cottons and contemporary fabrics; each is finished with bold hand-stitching. The quilt-making process is presented in detail, and each quilt shows the irresistible wabi-sabi influence of Japanese design. The sense of discovery in each project is inspiring and out of the ordinary.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

East Meets West

Author : Stephanie Yuen
ISBN : 9781553658641
Genre : Cooking
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While foodies may flock to Vancouver for dumplings and dim sum, they leave having discovered a wealth of world-class Asian dishes, from sushi to sambar, bánh mì to bubble tea. East Meets West celebrates the distinctive dishes from the best of the city's Asian restaurants. Almost one in five of Vancouver's two million residents is ethnically Chinese, as well as many Taiwanese, Japanese, Koreans, Malaysians, Filipinos, Thai, Vietnamese and Indians whose cooking has influenced the local cuisine. This book compiles signature recipes from the city’s best Asian restaurants, showcasing both traditional Asian foods made with Pacific Northwest ingredients and modern classics inspired by Asian flavors and techniques but designed for contemporary diners. A guide to preparing and serving Asian food plus an explanation of specialty ingredients. An overall introduction traces the roots of Asian food in Vancouver, and sidebars describe the hidden gems in the region's distinct culinary neighbourhoods, from Coquitlam's Little Korea to Richmond's Chinatown to Surrey's Little India. Illustrated throughout, this celebration of Asian food presents world-class, flavorful dishes for the home cook.
Category: Cooking

East Meets West

Author : Edward H. Tarr
ISBN : 1576470288
Genre : Music
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This volume is devoted to trumpet players who left their homeland to make a career in another country. Specifically, it focuses on German musicians Wilhelm Wurm, Willy Brandt, and Oskar B hme, who emigrated to Russia and Russians Max Schlossberg and Vladimir Drucker, who settled in the US. The volume opens with an overview of musical life in Tsaris
Category: Music

Socio Economic Segregation In European Capital Cities

Author : Tiit Tammaru
ISBN : 9781317637486
Genre : Business & Economics
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Growing inequalities in Europe are a major challenge threatening the sustainability of urban communities and the competiveness of European cities. While the levels of socio-economic segregation in European cities are still modest compared to some parts of the world, the poor are increasingly concentrating spatially within capital cities across Europe. An overlooked area of research, this book offers a systematic and representative account of the spatial dimension of rising inequalities in Europe. This book provides rigorous comparative evidence on socio-economic segregation from 13 European cities. Cities include Amsterdam, Athens, Budapest, London, Milan, Madrid, Oslo, Prague, Riga, Stockholm, Tallinn, Vienna and Vilnius. Comparing 2001 and 2011, this multi-factor approach links segregation to four underlying universal structural factors: social inequalities, global city status, welfare regimes and housing systems. Hypothetical segregation levels derived from those factors are compared to actual segregation levels in all cities. Each chapter provides an in-depth and context sensitive discussion of the unique features shaping inequalities and segregation in the case study cities. The main conclusion of the book is that the spatial gap between the poor and the rich is widening in capital cities across Europe, which threatens to harm the social stability of European cities. This book will be a key reference on increasing segregation and will provide valuable insights to students, researchers and policy makers who are interested in the spatial dimension of social inequality in European cities. A PDF version of the introduction and conclusion are available Open Access at www.tandfebooks.com. It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license.
Category: Business & Economics

East Meets West

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ISBN : 383655402X
Genre : Design
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Cultured conversation: Neat pictograms from Yang Liu explore the differences between East and WestAlready an online phenomenon,East Meets West is the first volume in designer Yang Liu's successful infographic series. Conceived and designed with perceptive wit and her signature graphic simplicity, Yang Liu's pictograms convey the obvious and sometimes not so obvious discrepancies in life on opposite sides of the globe. Drawing on her own experiences of China and Europe, Yang Liu explores a rich range of differences betweenEastern and Western experience, from sleeping patterns to the role of senior citizens, from leisure activities to attitudes towards beauty, property and public space. With their clarity, insight and fundamental fondness towards both cultures, Yang Liu's work has become not only a social media and magazine darling, but also a favorite with professional training programms around the world. In the same series, Yang Liu has also published Man Meets Woman.
Category: Design


Author : Sing Lau
ISBN : 9789814482820
Genre : Education
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' What actually is creativity? And what contributes to its conceptualization and development? For decades, these and other questions have fascinated researchers, educators, parents and laypeople alike, and equally so in the East and West. This interesting collection of articles is an attempt at exploring and answering the above questions from both the Eastern and Western perspectives. Readers may find some answers stimulating, and others bewildering. This is in fact the reality and fascination of creativity research and education. It is hoped that readers will share the joy of reading such a road map. Contents:Creativity: A Meeting Between the East and the West (S Lau et al.)Personal Creativity and Culture (M Runco)Creativity: Developmental and Cross-Cultural Issues (T I Lubart & A Georgsdottir)Creativity Among Chinese People: Beyond Western Perspective (E Rudowicz)Why is There a Paradox in Promoting Creativity in the Asian Classroom? (A K Ng & I Smith)Creativity and Innovation: East-West Comparisons with an Emphasis on Chinese Societies (K Leung et al.)Progress from Traditional to Creativity Education in Chinese Societies (V M Y Cheng)Recognizing and Nurturing Creativity in Chinese Students (J-J Wu)The Social Psychology of Creativity: The Beginnings of a Multicultural Perspective (B A Hennessey)Beauty is in the Eye of the Creator — A Psychological and Cross-Cultural Account of Children's Understanding of Pictorial Art (S F Lin)Blue Apples and Purple Oranges: When Children Paint Like Picasso (K C Soh)Singapore's Creativity Education: A Framework of Fostering Constructive Creativity (A-G Tan)Inspiring Creativity Through Music (M Adachi & Y Chino)Creativity and Multiple Intelligences: The DISCOVER Project and Research (C J Maker)Nurturing Creative Thinking: Western Approaches and Eastern Issues (G J Puccio & D W González) Readership: Students, instructors, researchers and professionals in education, Asian culture/politics/society and psychology. Keywords:Creativity;East;West;Culture;Creative Thinking;Chinese;Asia;Education;PsychologyReviews:“A particularly impressive feature of this book is the cultural diversity and regional variations represented by the range of authors … this book extended my understanding of the relationship between culture and creativity through the presentation of central theories and solid empirical evidence. It is also a good general reference book for anyone who is interesting in studying creativity or other topics with a cultural theme.”American Journal of Psychology '
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Where East Meets West

Author : Mona Abul-Fadl
ISBN : 9781565643543
Genre : Christianity and other religions
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The fate of civilization lies in the balance of culture, not power. This penetrating work argues that the terms of the culture of our times will determine the future of politics and societies. Islam continues to be, as much as it was in the past, at the hub and crossroads of contemporary civilization. The difference from a historical perspective, lies in the West’s control of the political setting, the primary factor in qualifying the terms of today’s civilization, and in setting its pace and direction accordingly. The modern West takes pride in its rational liberalism, yet for all its reverent skepticism it is not at all sure how it can handle its growing human problems. As such it makes sense to recall a timeless exhortation of natural wisdom, confirmed in divine revelation, handed down over the generations and understandable to all, in both East and West. It needs to be taken seriously on the agenda of any future encounter between East and West which presumes to address the future ecology of a moral global economy. When the individual has become a measure unto himself, the community dissolves: or at least, its matrix is severely undermined. In the meantime, there is nothing that can secure the individual against his own excesses. In forgetting their Creator, their origin, and their destiny, God has made them oblivious of themselves.
Category: Christianity and other religions

A Unified Theory Of Happiness

Author : Andrea F. Polard
ISBN : 9781604078183
Genre : Self-Help
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The Western world teaches us that happiness comes from achievement—from setting goals and actively pursuing them. Eastern wisdom teaches us that surrender is the key, that we must let go in order to experience the great flow of being that is only available in the present moment. How do we take the best wisdom from both of these approaches, and honor what Dr. Andrea Polard calls “the two wings of happiness” that allow us to truly soar? Discover Dr. Polard's groundbreaking synthesis of Western thinking and Eastern philosophy with A Unified Theory of Happiness, a warm and personalized guide for the transformation of consciousness that allows personal well-being and fulfillment to flourish. While our lives are full of ups and downs, Dr. Polard teaches us that we don't have to let these ups and downs control our experience of life. A Unified Theory of Happiness teaches you the skills to choose and accept happiness by illuminating: How to navigate the active “Basic Mode” and the non-active “Supreme Mode” of consciousness to respond to life's complexities with flexibility Tools to build ambition, competence, confidence, and connection—essential aspects of reconciling with life's fragility and building an engaging, authentic self Paths to receptivity, tranquility, reliance, and lightheartedness—keys to accessing your natural connection with the whole of being, and realizing your non-dual self The Theory of Elastic Consciousness—a balanced place in perfect accord with an authentically lived life “Happiness,” says Dr. Polard, “is a complex path that becomes easy only as we walk it.” At last, here is a work that provides a comprehensive understanding of happiness that honors the full spectrum of life's offerings while broadening your experience of its inherent joy.
Category: Self-Help

Man Meets Woman

Author : Yang Liu
ISBN : 3836553988
Genre : Design
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Is this a man's world?: Bright, bold pictograms from Yang Liu revisit the roles, relationships and age-old clichés of male and female experience. Imagine a setting in which a man wearing a dress might be as habitual as a woman in trousers. Where a woman exposing herself in public wasn't sexy, but as creepy as a male flasher. Where professional status and success presented the same prospects for both sexes. In this first in a new series for TASCHEN, leading graphic designer Yang Liu tackles one of the hottest, and one of the oldest, topics of all: he and she. Drawing on the experiences, challenges and many perspectives on men and women she has encountered in her own life, Yang Liu distils the vast, swirling question of gender to bold, binary pictograms. Dealing with a whole host of situations from the bedroom to the boardroom, Yang Liu's designs are as simple and accessible in their presentation as they are infinite in the associations, evocations and responses they elicit. Combining age-old stereotypes with topical discrepancies, this fresh approach to the roles and relationships of men and women is above all an effort to synthesize a notoriously thorny issue into a fun and refreshing graphic form, and so to lighten and enlighten our mutual understanding and tolerance.
Category: Design

East Meets West

Author : June Kwok
ISBN : 9781450285728
Genre : Self-Help
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June Kwok works as a Chi-Energy Therapist for Mind, Body and Soul, including Men’s Sexual Health. She found 85% of her clients need some alternative ways to help with their Western Sexual Disorders.These include problems such as prostate, night urination, medication, age, health or mind, partners and more...She got her training from many Doctors.and Chi-Masters, all are experts in their feild. She hopes to use her 10 years of in field expirence with well over 20,000 clients, her unique, sensual, and sexual alternitive ways to help many people, and make them alive again for their body and mind. So she wrote this book to give more imformations to those who need this knowleadge to improve their sexual skills. She finds that to be sexy, happy, healthy, and weathy, people need good techniques in bed, eat healthy,excercises for their genital area for blood circulation to strengthen sex muscle, and have a happy mind and love their own body & partner.
Category: Self-Help