Through multi-site, multi-media, and multi-language ethnographic and historical research, the author demonstrates that during the twentieth century, as the mainstream definition of Americanness changed from whiteness to assimilation and to ethnic diversity, the meaning of being Chinese evolved. Jinzhao Li demonstrates the shifts that occurred from non-assimilation in the 1910s and Americanization in the 1930s to exoticization in the 1950s-1960s, pan-ethnicization in the 1970s, and localization in the 1990s and 2000s. She focuses on the transformation and self-representation of the Chinese American community through its biggest annual events. Different from many contemporary studies of U.S. ethnic festivals and beauty contests that adopt a white/non-white analytical binary, this book proposes a colonial settler-indigenous triangular model in understanding U.S. racial relations and ethnic self-representation.
The volumes of Annual Review of Heat Transfer published up to 2005 were edited by Professor Chang-Lin Tien. Chang-Lin had a long-lasting impact on the heat transfer community through his pioneering research. The current editors decided to use Volume XIV as a bridge between the past and the future by summarizing Chang-Lin's contributions and reviewing current and future research directions in areas in which Professor Tien made a significant impact. In this volume, his contributions are divided into six topical areas: radiation and combustion, micro/nanoscale heat transfer, phase change and heat pipes, porous media, materials processing and laser materials interactions, and energy systems. Previous volumes of Annual Review in Heat Transfer all aspects of heat transfer and fluid flow are examined by an array of the top international specialists in the field. Future volumes are being planned to include contemporary achievements in the thermal and fluids sciences.
The search for a republican morality provides an exciting new study of an important event in the French Revolution and a defining moment in the career of its principal actor, Maximilien Robespierre, the Festival of the Supreme Being. This day of national celebration was held to inaugurate the new state religion, the Cult of the Supreme Being, and whilst traditionally it has been dismissed as a compulsory political event, this book redefines its importance as a hugely popular national event. Hitherto unused or disregarded source material is used to offer new perspective to the national reaction to Robespierre's creation of the Festival and of his search for a new republican morality. It is the first ever detailed study in English of this area of French Revolutionary history, the first in any language since 1988 and will be welcomed by scholars and students of this period.
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