Across the diverse continent of Asia, there is an abundance of cultural blending, leading to many distinctive visual styles that nevertheless reference and converse with one another. Asian Elements comprises two sections: A guide to traditional Eastern illustrations and patterns including zodiac, festivals, solar terms and traditional paintings, and a gallery of hundreds of superb examples of graphic designs across branding, posters, fonts and logos and more. Though the majority of designers featured hail directly from Asia, several non-Asian designers passionate about Asian culture show work and share perspectives on the elements presented. Featuring more than 100 works from Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, Korea, and more, Asian Elements is a rich guide for those interested in Asian culture who want to explore it through visual elements.
Presenting a range of interior design possibilities, Asian Elements goes beyond the motifs of a particular country or style. Showcasing interiors from Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bali, Japan, Vietnam, Singapore, and other locales, the book covers many styles, all in tune with the contemporary desire for clean lines, a sense of balance, and the use of natural materials. The author looks at five key elements of Asian decorating. Air focuses on space and light; Earth explores Asian gardens; Water looks at bathrooms and waterside homes; Fire includes kitchens, tableware, and metal, glass, and ceramic materials; and Wood presents living and sleeping rooms. Jane Edwardss text is based on interviews with owners, architects, and craftspeople. 200 full-color photographs are included.
A guide to bilingual education for Asians contains chapters on bilingual and multicultural education characteristics; the learner; Asian and Asian American learners; bilingual program designs, methodology, and classroom activities; instructional materials and resources for Asian bilingual education programs; and teacher competencies, staff development, and certification. Appendixes, which make up 75% of the document include materials on: compiling Asian bilingual curriculum development materials; the question of literacy and its application in Chinese bilingual education; a taxonomy of bilingualism-biculturalism; a Philippine experiment in multicultural social studies; an example of a multicultural alternative curriculum; bridging the Asian language and culture gap; students from Korea; an Asian-American profile; learning styles of Chinese children; the early history of Asians in America; Korean-Americans; Asians as Americans; the Japanese American in the Los Angeles community; Koreans in America, 1903-1945; organized gangs taking refuge in the United States; cultural marginality and multiculturalism as they relate to bilingual-bicultural education; problems in current bilingual-bicultural education; new approaches to bilingual-bicultural education; an outline for a guided study course; a list of competencies for university programs that train personnel for bilingual education programs; inservice bilingual teacher training; state bilingual teacher certification requirements; and behavioral outcomes for bilingual program students. (MSE)
Floristic Characteristics and Diversity of East Asian Plants
East Asia is an area with the richest plant species in the world, and possesses quite a lot of endemic taxa, some of which are still at the primitive stage of evolution. This book is the proceedings of the International Symposium on Floristic Characteristics and Diversity of East Asian Plants held on July 25-27, 1996, in Kunming, P.R. China. There were more than 200 botanists from 17 countries attending this symposium. It includes 45 papers in all, discussing the floristic characteristics and diversity of east Asia, China in particular; the systematic evolution of some important taxa in this area; and the utilization and conservation of plant resources from perspectives of geobotany, plant systematics, plant cytology and molecular biology.
Pan Asian Sports and the Emergence of Modern Asia 1913 1974
The history of regional sporting events in 20th- century Asia yields insights into Western and Asian perspectives on what defines modern Asia, and can be read as a staging of power relations in Asia and between Asia and the West. The Far Eastern Championship Games began in 1913, and were succeeded after the Pacific War by the Asian Games. Missionary groups and colonial administrations viewed sporting success not only as a triumph of physical strength and endurance but also of moral education and social reform. Sporting competitions were to shape a "new Asian man" and later a "new Asian woman" by promoting internationalism, egalitarianism and economic progress, all serving to direct a “rising” Asia toward modernity. Over time, exactly what constituted a “rising” Asia underwent remarkable changes, ranging from the YMCA’s promotion of muscular Christianity, democratization, and the social gospel in the US-colonized Philippines to Iranian visions of recreating the Great Persian Empire. Based on a vast range of archival materials and spanning 60 years and 3 continents, Pan-Asian Sports and the Emergence of Modern Asia shows how pan-Asian sporting events helped shape anti-colonial sentiments, Asian nationalisms, and pan-Asian aspirations in places as diverse as Japan and Iran, and across the span of countries lying between them.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries, ICADL 2007, held in Hanoi, Vietnam, in December 2007. The 41 revised full papers, 15 revised short papers, and extended abstracts of 10 poster papers presented together with three keynote and three invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 154 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections.
Studies in Asian History
Author: Indian Council for Cultural Relations
Publisher: Bombay ; New York : Asia Publishing House [for] Indian Council for Cultural Relations
Explores the experience of Asian immigrants and the communities which they and their descendants have created in the United States, and offers information about the history, language and culture of Asian Americans' diverse countries of origin.