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AS NATURAL AS BREATHING: The Flu Virus

Jaap Goudsmit

in Viral Fitness: The Next SARS and West Nile in the Making

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195130348
eISBN:
9780199790166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130348.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

This chapter discusses the flu virus. The virus that causes the annual epidemics of influenza travels through the air. Although flu is widely viewed as a human disease, its agent is by nature a virus ... More


Carthusian Music in the Eighties

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0022
Subject:
Music, History, Western

By the eighties, at all events at Charterhouse, the arts, even the art of music, were mildly encouraged. There were in my time two presiding authorities over Carthusian music: Mr G. H. Robinson, the ... More


Tsui Hark's Peking Opera Blues

Tan See Kam

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208852
eISBN:
9789888313518
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208852.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Tsui Hark’s Hong Kong New Wave film Peking Opera Blues (1986) is set in a China marked by contestations between Republican democrats and monarchist revivalists (circa 1913). Through various acts of ... More


Bracing for Armageddon: Why Civil Defense Never Worked

Dee Garrison

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195183191
eISBN:
9780199788804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183191.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

At the dawn of the nuclear age, the US government was faced with an impossible task: to convince the American public that it could survive a nuclear attack. And so civil defense was born. Numerous ... More


Progress and Promise

Jussi Hanhimäki

in The Flawed Architect: Henry Kissinger and American Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195172218
eISBN:
9780199849994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172218.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter illustrates Kissinger's growing interest in an opening to China as a result of what he saw as the compensating gains that such a move would bring the United States. Kissinger knew that ... More


Death-Related Literature for Children and Adolescents: Selected and Annotated, with Guidelines and Resources for Adults

Charles A. Corr

in Hospice Care for Children

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195340709
eISBN:
9780199999927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340709.003.0022
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter provides a list of recommended and annotated death-related literature for children and adolescents. These include Timothy Duck: The Story of the Death of a Friend by L.B. Blackburn, The ... More


Seeing an Aspect and Seeing under an Aspect

Brian O’Shaughnessy

in Wittgenstein and the Philosophy of Mind

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199737666
eISBN:
9780199933372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737666.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

This chapter is concerned to show how Wittgenstein’s later-period discussions of the varieties of aspect perception call attention to the fact that understanding is centrally and irreducibly involved ... More


Cognitive Phenomenology: Real Life

Galen Strawson

in Cognitive Phenomenology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199579938
eISBN:
9780191731112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579938.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Cognitive phenomenology starts from something that has been obscured in much recent analytic philosophy: the fact that lived conscious experience isn't just a matter of sensation or feeling, but is ... More


Fernando Eimbcke

Jason Wood

in Last Words: Considering Contemporary Cinema

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171977
eISBN:
9780231850698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171977.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents an interview with filmmaker Fernando Eimbcke. His first feature, Duck Season (Temporada de Patos, 2004), offers a salutary lesson in adolescent friendship and love. His follow ... More


Food

M. A. Aldrich

in The Search for a Vanishing Beijing: A Guide to China's Capital Through the Ages

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622097773
eISBN:
9789882207585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622097773.003.0058
Subject:
History, Asian History

Peking hosts a magnificent selection of regional Chinese restaurants. This aspect alone makes the trip worthwhile. Food has occupied a central role in Chinese life for thousands of years, as can be ... More


Ah Q and Other Survivors

Jeremy Tambling

in Madmen and Other Survivors: Reading Lu Xun's Fiction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098244
eISBN:
9789882207158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098244.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The True Story of Ah Q, unlike the other short stories in A Call to Arms, was written for serial publication. Its nine chapters appeared under another pen name, Ba Ren, in the literary supplement to ... More


Verbal and Visual, Humor and Politics: Organization as Discourse

Allen Douglas

in War, Memory, and the Politics of Humor: The Canard Enchaine and World War I

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228764
eISBN:
9780520926943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228764.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the distinctive layout and organization of the Canard. It shows that the weekly's style was composed of carefully balanced mixtures of materials, and its visuals went further ... More


The Pacific Gold Rushes and the Struggle for Order

Benjamin Mountford

in Global History of Gold Rushes

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520294547
eISBN:
9780520967588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294547.003.0004
Subject:
History, Economic History

Concerns about crime and disorder, and how to manage those challenges, predominate in contemporary official and published accounts of all the Pacific gold rushes, as well as in many regional and ... More


Hunting Hennepin’s Windblown Bottom

Strachan Donnelley

Ceara Donnelley and Bruce Jennings (eds)

in Frog Pond Philosophy: Essays on the Relationship Between Humans and Nature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813167275
eISBN:
9780813175669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167275.003.0013
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Periodic duck-hunting trips were a staple of the Donnelley family when the author was growing up near Hennepin, Illinois. A detailed reminiscence of that experience in this chapter provides the ... More


Dinosaurs and Other Mesozoic Reptiles of California

Richard Hilton

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233157
eISBN:
9780520928459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233157.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

One of the most geologically complex and diverse states California spent much of the age of dinosaurs under water. While most of the fossils found in the state are those of reptiles that lived in the ... More


Three-Women Fiction, Mandarin Ducks and Butterflies

Tan See Kam

in Tsui Hark's Peking Opera Blues

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208852
eISBN:
9789888313518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208852.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

At work in Peking Opera Blues is a deeply intertextual relation to the film adaptations (three-women films) of a popular form of sentimental romance fiction - mandarin duck and butterfly fiction ... More


Postscript

Tan See Kam

in Tsui Hark's Peking Opera Blues

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208852
eISBN:
9789888313518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208852.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Peking Opera Blues presents a jiegu fengjin metafiction to the 1980s Hong Kong of the film’s making and release. This is done by Tsui Hark evoking a past (Republican China), that draws on historical ... More


The Value and Future of Wetlands

Arnold G. van der Valk

in The Biology of Freshwater Wetlands

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199608942
eISBN:
9780191774805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608942.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Wetlands in Iowa, especially the Des Moines Lobe, have virtually disappeared due to agricultural drainage. Today the total area of wetlands on the Des Moines Lobe is more than fivefold greater than ... More


The Fine Art of Living Well: Hannah and Her Sisters

Peter J. Bailey

in The Reluctant Film Art of Woody Allen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167190
eISBN:
9780813167862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167190.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Hannah is treated as Allen’s most successful blending of representational filmmaking with his skepticism toward the promises of artistic rendering. Also at play in the film is its largely positive ... More


Wings for Hummingbirds to Fly With: Creativity as a Play of Symbols

Markus Eberl

in War Owl Falling: Innovation, Creativity, and Culture Change in Ancient Maya Society

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813056555
eISBN:
9780813053486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056555.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter employs the famous rabbit-duck illusion to develop a dialectical approach to change. While individuals perceive only rabbit or duck at a given moment, most, if not all, can also see the ... More


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