Category: South

  • The South China Sea and Asian Regionalism: A Critical by Thanh-Dam Truong, Knio Karim

    By Thanh-Dam Truong, Knio Karim

    This ebook bargains an leading edge method of the research of the present predicament within the South China Sea. relocating past the spirit of the UN conference at the legislation of the ocean (UNCLOS), the mechanisms of that are constrained to actual geography, it demonstrates how epistemological insights from the sphere of serious realist philosophy can exhibit the significance of cultural and structural conditioning methods in social interactions, procedures which form the stipulations for the emergence of hindrance issues alongside a spectrum of clash and cooperation. the opportunity of clash answer and the emergence of recent areas in Pacific Asia a lot will depend on the character of such interactions at many degrees (political-economic, semiotic and cultural) according to perceptions of what constitutes the "common" as opposed to a Sinicised model of "Lebensraum".

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  • Born Again: Evangelicalism in Korea by Timothy S. Lee

    By Timothy S. Lee

    Known as Asia’s "evangelical superpower," South Korea at the present time has a few of the greatest and such a lot dynamic church buildings on this planet and is moment merely to the us within the variety of missionaries it dispatches in a foreign country. realizing its evangelicalism is important to greedy the process its modernization, the increase of nationalism and anticommunism, and the connection among Christians and different religionists in the state.

    Born Again is the 1st e-book in a Western language to think about the advent, improvement, and personality of evangelicalism in Korea―from its humble beginnings on the finish of the 19th century to claiming one out of each 5 South Koreans as an adherent on the finish of the 20 th. during this considerate and thorough examine, Timothy S. Lee argues that the exceptional upward thrust of this actual species of Christianity will be attributed to numerous components. As a faith of salvation, evangelicalism appealed powerfully to multitudes of Koreans, arriving at a time whilst the rustic used to be engulfed in unheard of crises that discredited demonstrated social constructions and conventional attitudes. Evangelicalism attracted and empowered Koreans via supplying them a extra compelling worldview and a extra significant foundation for organization. one other issue is evangelicalisms confident connection to Korean nationalism and South Korean anticommunism. It shared within the aspirations and hardships of Koreans throughout the jap profession and used to be legitimated back in the course of and after the Korean clash as South Koreans skilled the trauma of the warfare. both vital was once evangelicals’ relentless proselytization efforts during the 20th century.

    Lee explores the ideals and practices that experience turn into the hallmarks of Korean evangelicalism: kibok (this-worldly blessing), saebyok kido (daybreak prayer), and kumsik kido (fasting prayer). He concludes that Korean evangelicalism is distinguishable from different kinds of evangelicalism by way of its intensely functional and devotional bent. He finds how, after a protracted interval of outstanding enlargement, together with the tremendous campaigns of the Seventies and Nineteen Eighties that drew hundreds of thousands to its revivals, the Nineties was once a decade of ambiguity for the religion. at the one hand, it had develop into South Korea’s such a lot influential faith, affecting politics, the economic climate, and civil society. at the different, it came upon itself beleaguered by way of a stalemate in progress, the shortcomings of its leaders, and conflicts with different religions. Evangelicalism had not just risen in South Korean society; it had additionally, for higher or worse, develop into a part of the establishment.

    Despite this importance, Korean evangelicalism has no longer got sufficient therapy from students outdoors Korea. Born Again will for that reason locate an keen viewers between English-speaking historians of contemporary Korea, students of comparative faith and international Christianity, and practitioners of the faith.

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  • Frommer's Florida from $70 a Day (Frommer's $ A Day) by Lesley Abravanel, Laura Lea Miller

    By Lesley Abravanel, Laura Lea Miller

    Frommer's is the identify you could belief for excellent trip offers. Our acclaimed $-a-Day sequence isn't for backpackers who are looking to tough it, yet for tourists with flavor, who have outgrown their scholar way of life and insist cozy lodgings and reliable, genuine food at a cheap fee. every one advisor is loaded with exact listings for mom-and-pop inns, B&Bs, cozy guesthouses, good-value bistros, and ethnic eating places. you will discover a bargain-hunter's procuring advisor, reasonable enjoyable after darkish, and whole sightseeing assurance, together with the simplest activities at no cost (or almost).

    Our specialist authors have already long gone all over it's possible you'll go--they've performed the legwork for you, and they are no longer afraid to inform it love it is, saving you money and time. each Frommer's $-a-Day consultant is updated, with dozens of colour maps and distinctive costs for each unmarried fee, so that you can competently plan every one day's price range. Frommer's is aware that reasonable shuttle does not need to suggest making sacrifices. it is approximately having enjoyable and getting a superb deal!

    A holiday within the Sunshine nation does not need to rate you an arm and a leg in case you go back and forth with Frommer's Florida from $70 an afternoon. Our authors have exposed hundreds and hundreds of fantastic mom-and-pop resorts, captivating B&Bs, great-value condominium leases, lovable cottages, and more.

    We'll help you get monetary savings on airfares, automobile leases, and package deal bargains. you will even the right way to take pleasure in Walt Disney international with out breaking the financial institution or spending all your journey status online! we are going to additionally assist you locate nice eating at unbelievably low costs, from $8 seafood platters to all-you-can-eat stone crab feasts, and element you to the easiest seashore bars and different reasonable after-dark fun.

    We've bought the entire information on Florida's excellent shorelines and traditional wonders, plus the easiest finances golfing, reasonable water activities, and different open air adventures. And now we have even thrown in a colour fold-out map!

    More upscale publications contain Frommer's Florida and Frommer's Miami & the Keys. For indepth assurance of Florida's best subject matter parks, with decisions in all cost levels, try out Frommer's Walt Disney international & Orlando.

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  • 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Atlanta: Including Marietta, by Randy Golden, Pam Golden

    By Randy Golden, Pam Golden

    Atlanta is among the South’s best towns, yet it’s additionally domestic to a couple of the region’s such a lot unbelievable mountain climbing and strolling locations. 60 Hikes inside of 60 Miles: Atlanta is helping readers locate and luxuriate in the simplest close by hikes, from Stone Mountain Park to the Georgia mountains, Sprewell Bluff to the Kennesaw Mountain nationwide Battlefield Park, and a wealth of destinations in among. Hikes diversity from friendly relatives strolls to not easy treks for these searching for a major exercise routine and likewise to scenic attractiveness, the various hikes, corresponding to Burnt Hickory Loop and Cheatham Hill path, have historic allure. Others, just like the furnish Park Loop and Atlantic Ramble, function significant Atlanta points of interest. Expertly drawn maps and path profiles supplement distinct path descriptions, whereas a convenient record shows designated pursuits — top hikes for kids, scenic hikes, hikes for natural world viewing, working trails, and more.
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  • Shiloh: A Battlefield Guide (This Hallowed Ground: Guides to by Mark Grimsley

    By Mark Grimsley

    Peabody’s conflict Line, McCuller’s box, Stuart’s safety, the Peach Orchard, and Hell’s Hollow—these monuments mark a number of the serious moments within the conflict of Shiloh yet supply the customer simply the main meager experience of what occurred at the banks of the Tennessee in April 1862. This battlefield consultant breathes lifestyles into Civil conflict background, giving readers a transparent photo of the environment on the time of engagement, who was once the place, and whilst and the way the conflict progressed. Designed to guide the person on a one-day travel of 1 of an important battlefields of the conflict, the consultant offers distinct instructions to all of the key destinations in a way reflecting how the conflict itself spread out. A wealth of maps, bright descriptions, and cautious yet obtainable research makes simple the sweep of occasions and the geography of the battlefield, improving the adventure of Shiloh for the intense scholar, the informal customer, and the armchair vacationer alike.
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  • Sul Ross: Soldier, Statesman, Educator by Judith Ann Benner

    By Judith Ann Benner

    Lawrence Sullivan Ross, born in Iowa Territory, served Texas with a keenness unrivaled through a lot of its local sons, devoting such a lot of his lifestyles to the Lone big name country as Indian fighter, Texas Ranger, accomplice soldier, sheriff, structure framer, kingdom senator, governor, and president of Texas A&M College. In this primary full-scale biography of Ross, Judith Benner engrossingly narrates the tale of his existence, from a strong baby of the Texas frontier to a venerable collage president credited with revitalizing a virtually defunct establishment. utilizing such unpublished fabric as army documents, deepest kinfolk papers, and archival collections, the writer convincingly provides Ross and his contemporaries and fleshes out the person in the back of the legend.
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