The first of its kind because it uses both Cantonese and Mandarin romanizations. It features over 6,000 of the most commonly used single-characters and over 12,000 terms to illustrate the use of the characters.
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Focus East is an examination of the intent, scope, and purpose of photography in the Middle East in the mid-19th century. It discusses why photographs were taken, who wanted them, and what purposes they served. There is a very valuable listing and short biography of the photographers represented and such instructive chapters as "Orientalism and Art." Though most of the photographs are fascinating, no real theme binds them together, making it difficult to determine for whom the book was intended. Graham-Brown has provided us with a social history showing how photography both obscured and illuminated the real status of women in the Middle East. The photographs are of Jews and Arabs over almost a century in every conceivable role. The text, carefully researched and well written, discusses the relationship between Oriental and Western society, the impact of photography on the Middle East, and the changing outlook on the role of women. The quality of the photographs in this scholarly study is excellent. Both volumes provide us with a visual image of the Middle East in the 19th century, although Graham-Brown takes us to the mid-20th century and permits us to see the changes that have occurred. Martin Chasin, Adult Inst., Bridgeport, Ct.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Descrizione libro Columbia University Press, 1988. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110231068263