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Gurzil Dispels the Darkness

Subject: Religion

(Libya) Gurzil, the sun god, was worshiped among the Huwwara of Tripolitania well into the eleventh century, long after the Arab conquest. This deity was a protector, a guide, ...

♂ Běi Dǎo

♂ Běi Dǎo (1949)   Reference library

Dian LI

Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography (Volume 4)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016

...Bei Dao recalls, is an accident that happened to him. He would not have become a poet if not for his experience with bricks and cement. Young and restless, yet stuck in a back-breaking job that taxed his body and soul, Bei Dao found writing down lines of words a convenient way to dispel the feelings of boredom and despair. The lines of words accumulated to become poems, soon to be shared with a few poetry-loving friends from his high school days. The circle of friends grew and formed a sort of “underground poetry club” that included aspiring young poets such as...

Landscape History: The Countryside

Landscape History: The Countryside   Quick reference

The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
6,151 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...no weaker than the inferences which historians are frequently forced to make from oblique or patchy documentary evidence, yet it must be added that they are still mistrusted in some circles, perhaps because some practitioners have erred on the wild side. That mistrust would be dispelled if we were able to construct a typological atlas of landscape evidence, explaining each category, its value, and the limits of the inferences which may be drawn from it. The writing of landscape history also poses challenges. One poor type of writing is the catalogue. For...

Summer Palace of Yiheyuan

Summer Palace of Yiheyuan   Reference library

TzeHuey CHIOU-PENG

Berkshire Encyclopedia of China

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Current Version:
2016

...up from the lakefront is the Longevity Hill (60 meters high), on which buildings cluster amidst a landscape designed with distinct features characteristic of Chinese classical gardens. Along a north-south axial line on the hill is the courtyard of a ceremonial hall (Cloud Dispelling Hall), followed by an imposing octagonal tower (Pavilion of Buddhist Incense) on a high platform, and a temple (Sea of Wisdom) wrapped in glazed ceramic tiles and miniature Buddhist images at the summit. Beyond these glittering architectural structures down the northern slope...

Colored Troops, U.S

Colored Troops, U.S   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Military History

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Current Version:
2004

...the art of soldiering. Initially, USCT regiments were mustered into service as labor and support units. The War Department and a substantial amount of the Northern public did not think that black troops could withstand the rigors of combat. Once they fought, black regiments dispelled that notion. In the spring and summer of 1863 , USCT units engaged in three major battles. The 1st and 3rd Louisiana Guards participated in an assault on the Confederate stronghold of Port Hudson on the Mississippi River in May. Although they did not break through the...

Fulbright, William

Fulbright, William (1905–1995)   Reference library

Jonathan A. Kolieb

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History

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Current Version:
2013

...of the war in Vietnam, questioning its efficacy, legality, and morality. Beginning in 1966 , Fulbright held several televised committee hearings on U.S. military involvement in Vietnam. As Fulbright himself developed a healthy distrust of the executive, so, too, did he help dispel the often blind trust that Americans had had for their government—and most especially for their presidents—during the first few decades of the Cold War. A recurrent theme in Fulbright's six books was a warning against the hubris that so often leads to the downfall of great...

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

North Atlantic Treaty Organization   Reference library

Trudie Eklund and Timothy J. Lynch

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History

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Current Version:
2013

...When Joseph Stalin died in 1953 , the Allies became hopeful that the Soviet Union would become less militant, particularly after Stalin's successor, Nikita Khrushchev , criticized Stalin's dictatorship and accused him of escalating international tensions. Khrushchev quickly dispelled this optimism, particularly after he ordered a Soviet force into Hungary in 1956 to suppress a rebellion and maintain Communist rule. In 1957 , the USSR launched Sputnik, the first space satellite, signaling that they had begun the process of building long-range nuclear...

Xǔ Shèn

Xǔ Shèn   Reference library

Françoise BOTTÉRO

The Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography

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Current Version:
2014

...). According to his biography, Xu first wrote Different Meanings of the Five Classics because he was worried by the fact that all sorts of explanations—good and bad—were circulating on the Classics. The book confronted different data from the Classics. Xu’s goal was to dispel contradictions and clarify the meaning of the ancient texts by choosing the best interpretation rather than following a particular school of thought. But he was then confronted with another problem: characters or written words were often given ad hoc or folkloric interpretations...

Zhāng Héng

Zhāng Héng (78–139 ce)   Reference library

Ian W. FRASER

The Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
History, Regional and National History, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
3,072 words
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...of fish.” Another of his well-known fu is “ Fu on Pondering the Mystery,” a poem in the style of Qu Yuan’s famed “Encountering Sorrow” (“Lísāo” 离骚 ‎), where Zhang breaks the mold of traditional sao -style authors and proclaims his faith in the universe’s moral order, dispelling his melancholy and doubt and allowing him to go on in his life’s work. Zhang’s final composition, “ Fu on Returning to the Fields” (“Gūitián fù” 归田赋 ‎), written in 138 ce , describes his happiness at finally retiring from government service and returning to his country...

Sui Wendi

Sui Wendi (541–604 ce)   Reference library

Charles D. BENN

Berkshire Encyclopedia of China

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Current Version:
2016

...The emperor took the vows of a Buddhist layman in 585 and came to be known among the faithful as the bodhisattva Son of Heaven. In 586 , in a very rare surrender of imperial prerogatives and dignity to a clergyman, Wendi invited a prelate to lecture on the dharma in order to dispel a drought. The monk ascended the throne and faced south while Wendi and his court sat on the ground facing him. Wendi cast himself in the role of the universal Buddhist monarch, claiming that he owed his rise to dharma, predestined fate. He employed Buddhism among his subjects as...

Zhuāngzǐ

Zhuāngzǐ (369–c. 268 bce)   Reference library

Steve COUTINHO

The Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
History, Regional and National History, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
5,288 words
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...recluses who live outside the social realm to conform to the regulations by which ordinary people are bound. These narratives indicate, at the very least, the self-understanding of the reception of the text by its contemporaries. This seems to be confirmed to some extent in “Dispelling Obsessions,” an essay by the Confucian philosopher Xúnzǐ 荀子 ‎ (c. 312–c. 230 bce ), in which he criticizes Zhuangzi for his one-sided obsession with the cosmic perspective of tian (the heavens, or the natural world) at the expense of the human, which Xunzi understood as...

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