Language : English
Published : 2019
This Is What Inequality Looks Like 2nd Edition
This New Edition of This Is What Inequality Looks Like by Teo You Yenn features a new Afterword by the author, and a Foreword by Kwok Kian Woon, Professor of Sociology at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Learn about the origin of Chinese artistry in this fun comic book style with pictures and fun descriptions. The Chinese have made a range of artistic contributions such as the making of silk and porcelain, bronze ware, paper cuts, jade carving, embroidery, face masks and more. This book provides the details and many stories related to their origins.
Meet the Laughing Buddha. Not your usual sombre-faced Buddha, he is always seen with a megawatt grin across his face and a bulging sack over his shoulders. One of his trademarks is his big belly, a symbol of joy, good fortune and generosity.
The Laughing Buddha is the epitome of happiness, abundance and contentment, and is sometimes worshipped as a god of fortune and prosperity. Happiness is one of his greatest gifts to his devotees.
An exemplary model of magnanimity and a jocund outlook on life, he brings joy wherever he goes. These uplifting and whimsical accounts of his life give you a glimpse into the way of life as inspired by the teachings of the Buddha.
Why do Chinese consider the number “eight” to be a lucky number? For the answer to this question, look no further than the Eight Immortals who are one of the most popular subjects of art and craft in China.
The term “Eight Immortals” is used figuratively for happiness. The Chinese regard happiness as one of the most important qualities in life. The stories in this book show how eight ordinary people in ancient China attained immortality and lasting felicity through selfless actions and good deeds.
The Eight Immortals also play a significant role in relation to the Bagua, or Eight Trigrams, of the I Ching, the most popular classic of traditional China. Each of them is associated with a certain direction of the Eight Trigrams which is applied in the Bazhen Tu, the battle Chart of the Eight Trigrams, used by folk Taoists to counter the work of practitioners of black magic.
The presentation is made more interesting by the comic illustrations provided by Chan Kok Sing. You will be enthralled by the vivid description of the great battle that shook heaven and earth at the palace of the Dragon King.
One of the Four Main Classical Novels of China, A Dream of Red Mansions is the only novel to address the role of women in China’s history. This tragic romance is brought to life with the delicate penstrokes of local artist Seraphina Lum, in her debut graphic novel. Jia Baoyu and Lin Daiyu are cousins who grow up together in the Rong Mansion, residence of the Jia clan. Bound together by their love for poetry, the two lovers spend much time in the beautiful Grand View Garden reciting and composing their own poetry. However, their romance is hindered by Daiyu’s weak condition and Baoyu’s impending marriage with his other cousin, Baochai. The romance is framed by subplots of deceit, tyranny, and lust. Female characters are abound in this classic, and range from the manipulative Wang Xifeng, mistress of the Jian clan, to the maligned Qingwen, Baoyu’s maid. This is truly a classic that is not to be missed!