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Jet Li: ‘Wushu Master’ in Sport and Film

Mary Farquhar

in Celebrity in China

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090873
eISBN:
9789882206670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090873.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines Jet Li's celebrity status in relation to the sports and film worlds. It first explores the early basis of Li's fame against the broad backdrop of China's changing sports sector. ... More


Abandon in Place

Jonathan R. Eller

in Bradbury Beyond Apollo

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043413
eISBN:
9780252052293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043413.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

After returning home from Europe in 1978, Bradbury was unable to come to agreement with the Smithsonian over “The Ghosts of Forever,” an animated film fantasy tour of the various Smithsonian museums. ... More


Visions of Mars

Jonathan R. Eller

in Bradbury Beyond Apollo

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043413
eISBN:
9780252052293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043413.003.0044
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The digitized copy of The Martian Chronicles, along with many other stories, novels, and science fiction art inspired by the Red Planet, finally reached Mars aboard the Phoenix lander in 2008. ... More


Introduction: Remaking Chinese Cinemas, Hollywood Style

Kenneth Chan

in Remade in Hollywood: The Global Chinese Presence in Transnational Cinemas

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090552
eISBN:
9789882207356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090552.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book examines the Chinese presence in Hollywood cinema, focusing on the proliferation of Hollywood and Hollywood-inflected films featuring ethnic Chinese stars such as Jet Li, Michelle Yeoh, ... More


JPL: From JATO to the Corporal, 1936–1957

J. D. Hunley

in Preludes to U.S. Space-Launch Vehicle Technology: Goddard Rockets to Minuteman III

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031774
eISBN:
9780813038551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031774.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter covers rocket development in the United States before, during, and shortly after World War II at what became the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) near Pasadena, California. Topics ... More


From Pompton Lakes to White Sands: Other Liquid-Propellant Rocket Developments, 1930–1954

J. D. Hunley

in Preludes to U.S. Space-Launch Vehicle Technology: Goddard Rockets to Minuteman III

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031774
eISBN:
9780813038551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031774.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses other American rocket efforts from 1930 to 1954, culminating in a joining of German and JPL rocket technologies in the Bumper WAC project. Goddard, with his small band of ... More


From Eaton Canyon to the Sergeant Missile: Solid-Propellant Rocket Developments, 1940–1962

J. D. Hunley

in Preludes to U.S. Space-Launch Vehicle Technology: Goddard Rockets to Minuteman III

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031774
eISBN:
9780813038551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031774.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on developments at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory after World War II. Until the mid-1950s, the main efforts in the evolution of large surface-to-surface missiles in the United ... More


The Darkness between the Stars

Jonathan R. Eller

in Bradbury Beyond Apollo

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043413
eISBN:
9780252052293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043413.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In chapter 2, Bradbury enters the public debate over the curtailment of the Apollo program, beginning with his Los Angeles Times op-ed column, “Apollo Murdered: The Sun Goes Out.” For the moment, ... More


Into the Black: JPL and the American Space Program, 1976-2004

Peter J. Westwick

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110753
eISBN:
9780300134582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110753.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the decades since the mid-1970s, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has led the quest to explore the farthest reaches of the solar system. JPL spacecraft, including the ... More


May 1967: “The Group They Love to Hate”

Jas Obrecht

in Stone Free: Jimi Hendrix in London, September 1966-June 1967

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469647067
eISBN:
9781469647081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469647067.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Popular

On May 1, Reprise Records issues the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s debut single in the U.S. During a series of interviews, Jimi addresses the racism he experienced during the Walker Brothers tour and the ... More


Bringing NASA Back to Earth:: A Search for Relevance during the Cold War

Erik M. Conway

in Science and Technology in the Global Cold War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262027953
eISBN:
9780262326100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027953.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

During the Cold War, NASA became the largest funder of climate research in the United States, and a major player in the Earth sciences more generally. When NASA was created after the launch of ... More


No Expression as Prevalent: Civil Rights, Black Power, and Alex Haley’s Roots

Tyler D. Parry

in Jumping the Broom: The Surprising Multicultural Origins of a Black Wedding Ritual

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781469660868
eISBN:
9781469660882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469660868.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 6 revolves around the cultural impact of African American novelist Alex Haley’s Roots: The Saga of an American Family in the late-twentieth century. It specifically examines how the novel and ... More


“Questionable Leanings”: The “New Crowd” Driven Out

Fred Carroll

in Race News: Black Journalists and the Fight for Racial Justice in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041495
eISBN:
9780252050091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041495.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

During the Cold War, the anticommunism movement spurred leading black publishers to rid their newsrooms of left-leaning journalists and suppress coverage of radical political perspectives. Publishers ... More


Shocking the Conscience: A Reporter's Account of the Civil Rights Movement

Simeon Booker and Carol McCabe Booker

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037894
eISBN:
9781617037900
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037894.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Within a few years of its first issue in 1951, Jet, a pocket-size magazine, became the “bible” for news of the civil rights movement. It was said, only half-jokingly, “If it wasn’t in Jet, it didn’t ... More


A Master Strategist: John H. Johnson and the Development of Chicago as a Center for Black Business Enterprise

Jason P. Chambers

in Building the Black Metropolis: African American Entrepreneurship in Chicago

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041426
eISBN:
9780252050022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041426.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

John H. Johnson was a titan of 20th century business. Starting from humble beginnings, Johnson created two of the most successful magazines in American history (Ebony and Jet) and built a personal ... More


Home Going

Darryl Mace

in In Remembrance of Emmett Till: Regional Stories and Media Responses to the Black Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813145365
eISBN:
9780813145488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145365.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Emmett Till's home-going events—ranging from the return of his body to Chicago through the wake and funeral services—are the subject of chapter 3. Included in this chapter are pinpoint analyses of ... More


‘Friending’ Jet Li on Facebook: the celebrity-philanthropist persona in online social networks

Dorothy Wai Sim Lau

in Chinese Stardom in Participatory Cyberculture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474430333
eISBN:
9781474460040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430333.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter investigates Jet Li’s celebrity-philanthropist personality in online social networks. The discussion emphasises on a Facebook fan page named under Jet Li, presumably is run by the actor ... More


Diva Misora Hibari as Spectacle of Postwar Japan’s Modernity

Christine R. Yano

in Vamping the Stage: Female Voices of Asian Modernities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824869861
eISBN:
9780824875695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824869861.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines Japan’s premiere diva of popular song, Misora Hibari (1937-1989) as a child star who grows up in postwar Japan.  It asks, what kinds of gendered negotiations between childhood ... More


The Battle of Little Rock

Simeon Booker

in Shocking the Conscience: A Reporter's Account of the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037894
eISBN:
9781617037900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037894.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

In this chapter, the author narrates the events surrounding the battle of Little Rock that occurred on September 24, 1957. On that day, 1,000 paratroopers of the 101st Airborne “Screaming Eagle” ... More


Eisenhower Redux

Simeon Booker

in Shocking the Conscience: A Reporter's Account of the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037894
eISBN:
9781617037900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037894.003.0011
Subject:
History, African-American History

In this chapter, the author recalls his 1962 interview with Dwight D. Eisenhower, who talked about his eight years in office as president of the United States. The former president talked about the ... More


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