Monday, December 30, 2013

Megachange: The World in 2050

Edited by Daniel Franklin, John Andrews
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In 2050 there will be 9.3 billion people alive - compared with 7 billion today - and the number will still be rising. The population aged over sixty-five will have more than doubled, to more than 16 per cent; China's GDP will be 80 per cent more than America's; and the number of cars on India's roads will have increased by 3,880 per cent. And, in 2050 it should be clear whether we are alone in the universe. What other megachanges can we expect - and what will their impact be? This comprehensive and compelling book will cover the most significant trends that are shaping the coming decades, with each of its twenty chapters elegantly and authoritatively outlined by Economist contributors, and rich in supporting facts and figures. It will chart the rise and fall of fertility rates across continents; how energy resources will change in light of new technology, and how different nations will deal with major developments in science and warfare. Megachange is essential reading for anyone who wants to know what the next four decades hold in store.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


栽培自己 = Wake Up the Giant Within

吳若權
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栽培自己,就從現在!成就自己,永無止境!

在充滿不確定的年代,唯一且絕對可以確定的高報酬投資──栽培自己。

要做夢,就做大夢。e世代如何美夢成真?


• 成功需要的是:百分之百的熱忱,全心投入的努力,接受挫折的勇氣。
• 讓別人認識並且記得你,是你的責任,而不是對方的義務。
• 容許自己不快樂,是釋放壓力的方式之一。心情不好的時候,不妨發個呆,少做點事,等情緒調整過來,重新出發。
• 重要的事都已事先處置妥當,就不會經常發生緊急的事。
• 眼界的提昇,可用想像的;技巧的增加必須不斷的實驗、練習。你要調整「眼高」和「手低」的距離。
• 偷懶,總有藉口;上進,沒有理由。
• 溝通品質不受口才好壞影響,關鍵在於能否體貼對方。

• 有時候,克制自己不做什麼,比放任自己愛做什麼,要來得積極。
• 打開行動力的關鍵,在於決心。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)



Monday, December 23, 2013

After Modern Art 1945-2000

David Hopkins
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Modern and contemporary art can be both baffling and beautiful; it can also be innovative, political, and disturbing. This book sets out to provide the first concise interpretation of the period as a whole, clarifying the artists and their works along the way. Closely informed by new critical approaches, it concentrates on the relationship between American and European art from the end of the Second World War to the eve of the new millennium.

Jackson Pollock, Jasper Johns, Yves Klein, Andy Warhol, Louise Bourgeois, Cindy Sherman, and Damien Hirst are among many artists discussed, with careful attention being given to the political and cultural worlds they inhabited. Moving along a clear timeline, the author highlights key movements such as Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptualism, Postmodernism, and performance art to explain the theoretical and issue-based debates that have provided the engine for the art of this period.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)




世界名畫中的聖經故事:聖誕

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耶穌誕生前,人們就得到主降生的啟示。在伯利恆之星的指引下或天使的告知下,都到馬槽前來參拜聖嬰及聖母。耶穌降生是基督世界中最為重大的事件之一,他在人類世界淪落時誕生,預示混沌世界將得到拯救。

本書節選的60幅以“聖誕”為主題的聖像畫,都是西方藝術巨匠以其最為深厚的動力,最虔誠的心靈描繪的聖嬰誕生,天上人間共賀的場面,觀後,在帶給人以心靈的震撼的同時,也得到美的藝術燻陶。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)







Monday, December 16, 2013

The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy

Jon Gordon
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The Energy Bus, an international best seller by Jon Gordon, takes readers on an enlightening and inspiring ride that reveals 10 secrets for approaching life and work with the kind of positive, forward thinking that leads to true accomplishment - at work and at home. Jon infuses this engaging story with keen insights as he provides a powerful roadmap to overcome adversity and bring out the best in yourself and your team. When you get on The Energy Bus you’ll enjoy the ride of your life!

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《走讀魯迅》一代文學巨擘的十一個生命印記

陳光中 著
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一本與眾不同的寫魯迅的書

探析人生經歷中的眾多迷團
還原一個人性化的魯迅

他叫周樹人,他是一個普通人

一個身世坎坷、心境落寞、性格冷峻、且又看重感情、渴望愛情、深懷柔情的普通人

周樹人,1881年9月25日-1936年10月19日,字豫才。原名樟壽,字豫山、豫亭。以筆名魯迅聞名於世。浙江紹興人,20世紀中國重要作家,新文化運動的領導人、左翼文化運動的支持者。魯迅的作品包括雜文、短篇小說、評論、散文、翻譯作品,對於五四運動以後的中國文學產生了深刻的影響。

走讀魯迅:一代文學巨擘的十一個生命印記,……在那些老屋舊舍之中,隱藏著多少讓人唏噓感歎的故事啊!只有走進去、讀過去,才能品味魯迅那五味雜陳的內心世界。 紹興、人生之始、無可留連的故鄉、北京、“魯迅”誕生、兄弟失和、兩個“老虎尾巴”、“祝福”為誰而作、“魯迅師”與“廣平兄”、廈門、飛鴻遙繫兩地心、太陽、黑夜與月亮、廣州、大鐘樓上的孤獨宿客、奇怪的“官司”、哪一扇窗戶是他的家?上海、最後的歲月。

歷時十年走讀,行程逾萬公里,踏訪七城故地,解析性格成因,二百六十餘幅精彩圖。

只有當你真正瞭解了魯迅那特有的人生、瞭解了他所經受過的那些屈辱和艱辛,你才能真正讀懂他的內心,才能明白他在生命接近終點的時候為什麼會說出那樣驚世駭俗的話:“讓他們怨恨去,我也一個都不寬恕。”--作者

(摘錄自金石堂網路書店)



Monday, December 9, 2013

Innovation is Everybody's Business: How to Make Yourself Indispensable in Today's Hypercompetitive World

Robert B. Tucker
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Innovation isn't something you do after you get your work done. It's how you do your work.

Organizations all over the world are shedding jobs in record numbers. Yet today, they are desperately in need of people with the abilities and skills to think ahead of the curve, delight customers, motivate colleagues, slash costs, and achieve unconventional results.

In this practical road map to becoming irreplaceable, global innovation guru and bestselling author Robert B. Tucker reveals why honing your I-Skills (Innovation Skills) may be the smartest career move you'll make. Based on interviews with forty-three innovation-adept managers and individual contributors, Innovation Is Everybody's Business guides you in:

• Mastering the seven essential I-Skills you need to become indispensable
• Unleashing the “mindset, skillset, and toolset of the innovator” that enable you to anticipate and rise to the challenges your organization faces in a hypercompetitive era
• Developing your Personal Innovation Strategy to address the critical components of becoming irreplaceable
• Assaulting your assumptions at the personal, organizational, and industry levels
• Building tools for work-life balance and creating your own job satisfaction

If you're ready to stop talking about innovation and start adding value today – in your job, department or organization – you're ready to read and benefit from the powerful message of Innovation is Everybody's Business.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


管治香港:政務官與良好管治的建立

曾銳生
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孫中山先生自獻身中國革命以來,即與不少有識之士欲就管治之道向香港取經,為中國現代化尋求出路。究竟英國成功治理香港的訣竅何在,值得中國借鏡?

在這部資料詳盡、論據中肯的著作中,曾銳生博士探討被視為香港政府精英的政務官,如何令一百四十年前庸昧的初期殖民地政府,演變成二十世紀末最優秀的現代政體之一。

二次大戰後,香港政府成功融合中國傳統政治和現代英國公務員系統的精髓,把效率、誠信、公正、仁慈家長主義及不干預思想融為一體。香港因而取得空前發展,尤以工商與金融業成就顯著。中國對香港的「一國兩制」政策,部分原意是要確保香港成為中國特別行政區後,其卓越管治得到承傳,延續繁榮安定。

本書從歷史角度描述政務官的工作生涯和演變,從中透視特區政府如何維持並進一步提高管治成效。

(摘錄自商務網上書店)


Monday, December 2, 2013

Divided by a Common Language: A Guide to British and American English

Christopher Davies
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Puzzled by signs warning you to “mind the gap” in the London Underground? Wondering what will be on your plate if you order “toad in the hole” in a London café? In Divided by a Common Language, Christopher Davies explains these expressions and discusses the many differences in pronunciation, spelling, and vocabulary between British and American English. He compares the customs, manners, and practical details of daily life in the United Kingdom and the United States, and American readers will enjoy his account of American culture as seen through an Englishman’s eyes. Davies tops it off with an amusing list of expressions that sound innocent enough in one country but make quite the opposite impression in the other. Two large glossaries help travelers translate from one variety of English to the other, and additional lists explain the distinctive words of Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Divided by a Common Language is the ideal travel companion for both British visitors to the U.S. and American visitors to the U.K. It is also the perfect book for Britons interested in American culture and Americans enjoying British novels, movies, and television at home.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


北島詩歌集

北島 著
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《北島詩歌集》是詩人北島自80年代末以來在中國大陸出版的第一本詩集。做為中國當代“朦朧派”詩歌的領袖,曾經獲得諾貝爾文學獎提名的北島在中國詩壇和文化界有著廣泛的影響力。詩集出版消息公布後,北京、上海等大中城市的書店裡,北島的詩集被滿懷期待的讀者搶購一空。經過了十多年的隔膜,熱愛北島詩歌的人們都希望讀到他的新詩作,也想進一步了解這位中國當代偉大詩人的思想現狀。

北島原名趙振開,1949年生於北京。1978年前後,他和詩人芒克創辦《今天》,成為朦朧詩歌的代表性詩人。1989年4月,北島離開祖國,先後在德國、挪威、瑞典、丹麥、荷蘭、法國、美國等國家居住。北島曾著有多種詩集,作品被譯成二十餘種文字,先後獲瑞典筆會文學獎、美國西部筆會中心自由寫作獎、古根海姆獎學金等,並被選為美國藝術文學院終身榮譽院士。

詩歌是詩人最完備的精神自傳,也是感受和獲知一位詩人真實的思想狀況的唯一途徑。《北島詩歌集》中收入了北島各個時期的代表性作品,其時間跨度是30年,即從1972年到2001年。北島是一代中國青年的精神領袖。他早期的詩歌中具有強烈的懷疑和叛逆精神,在他的詩歌中,人們見到的是一個內心充滿痛苦和不安,熱血激昂,具有社會責任感和正義感,正在努力擺脫黑暗,四處尋找光明的青年形像。面對中國七十年代“文革”前後紛亂荒誕的社會現實,他有時感覺到苦悶和迷惘,“一切都是命運/一切都是煙雲《一切》”,在他的成名代表作《回答》中,他寫出了充滿激憤唾棄和理想追尋的響亮詩句——“卑鄙是卑鄙者的通行証,高尚是高尚者的墓誌銘。”這兩句詩和另一位朦朧詩代表詩人顧城的“黑夜給了我黑色的眼睛/我卻用它來尋找光明”兩句成為了一代青年人的精神寫真。直到今天,這四行詩還是在中國當代青年中傳誦最廣,影響最大的新詩名句。

(摘錄自源流中文網)


Monday, November 25, 2013

The Power of Infographics: Using Pictures to Communicate and Connect With Your Audiences

Mark Smiciklas
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Need to overcome information overload and get your message across? Infographics are your secret weapon. Using them, you can deliver knowledge and ideas visually, so your audiences can understand them quickly - and take action. In The Power of Infographics, Mark Smiciklas helps you understand how to leverage the use of powerful infographics: visual representations capable of transforming complex data or concepts into intuitive, instant knowledge. Writing from a business perspective, Smiciklas reveals how to use infographics both inside and outside the organization: to build brands, make sales, serve clients, align teams behind new strategies, and more. This straightforward, visual, common-sense based book explains:
* What infographics are, and why they work so well
* How to visualize statistical data, business processes, time, geography, lists, relationships, and concepts
* How to communicate the "personal" through infographics
* Best practices for observation, processing ideas, creating highly effective infographics, and publishing them
* How to plan for and measure the ROI of infographics
* And much more...

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


電影不散場

曾偉禎 著
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電影散場後,總有某些意味深長的橋段縈繞在心頭,久久不肯散去……
它潛入你我生活的空隙中,醞釀成新的經驗、新的滋味……

繼廣受好評的《從心看電影》後,
影評家曾偉禎再度跳脫傳統的影評框架,
從心靈的角度出發,
探討故事起承轉合裡的寓意與象徵、
故事角色裡的人心與人性。

書中電影取材多元,
有刻畫人類貪欲與自省的《阿凡達》、
探索自我與人我的《美味關係》等好萊塢大製作;
亦有呈現黃土高原天地人的紀錄片《黃羊川》、
寫下國片傳奇一頁的《海角七號》、
描述生命最終樂章的日本電影《送行者》,
以及揭露神祕輪迴啟示的西班牙電影《安娜》……等,共二十八部電影。

翻開書頁,
跟著作者走入心中那座戲院吧!
電影永不散場,
因為它始終在我們的生命中不斷上映。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)


Monday, November 18, 2013

The Unwritten Rules of PhD Research

Marian Petre and Gordon Rugg
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"I feel grateful to have found this book only a year into my PhD. It has opened my eyes to the world of academia. There is more to a PhD than just research in the sense of working on a problem, getting some results and publishing your findings. This book has allowed me to open my eyes and see all the other things I should be doing to fully succeed at my endeavour of becoming a researcher myself."
Dominic Hosler, University of Sheffield

This bestselling book on the process of PhD research provides readers with engaging discussion and comprehensive guidance on aspects that other books don't usually mention.

Covering all the key topics of the previous edition, including what a PhD is really about, how to do one well, how to decipher what your supervisor actually means by terms like 'good referencing' and 'clean research question', and how to design, report and defend your research, the authors continue to offer an accessible, down-to-earth, and insightful account of the whole PhD process. Their advice addresses how to avoid some of the pitfalls en route to a successful submission.

Updated throughout, the new edition includes new material on:
• Critical thinking
• Research skills
• The route to research independence
• Different models of study

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


漢字王國 : 講述中國人和他們的漢字的故事

林西莉 著
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《漢字王國》是林西莉女士耗時八年完成的一部介紹中國語言和文字的力作。作品問世後得到廣大讀者和文化界的很高評價,並很快被譯成英文、芬蘭文、德文和法文。林西莉女士是瑞典著名漢學家、作家和中國問題專家,20世紀60年代初曾在北京大學留學,後來多次到中國訪問,在山東、山西有她自己的點(村莊),隔一段時間她就到那些地方看一看,從而準確地了解中國政治、經濟、文化和社會的變化。因此她的有關中國的文章、講話顯得分外忠實、可信。

本書以圖文並茂的形式講述中國文字的起源和特點,選取200多個與人的生活有關的字進行細緻的講解,如與人的身體、住房、器皿、絲和麻、家畜、農具、車船、道路等有關的字,同時分析和描述中國人的生活方式和風俗習慣,從而使人加深對文字的理解。既有深度,又很好讀。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)



Monday, November 11, 2013

The Flaw of Averages: Why We Underestimate Risk in the Face of Uncertainty

Sam L. Savage
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A must-read for anyone who makes business decisions that have a major financial impact.

...  In The Flaw of Averages, Sam Savage­known for his creative exposition of difficult subjects­describes common avoidable mistakes in assessing risk in the face of uncertainty. Along the way, he shows why plans based on average assumptions are wrong, on average, in areas as diverse as healthcare, accounting, the War on Terror, and climate change. In his chapter on Sex and the Central Limit Theorem, he bravely grasps the literary third rail of gender differences.

Instead of statistical jargon, Savage presents complex concepts in plain English. In addition, a tightly integrated web site contains numerous animations and simulations to further connect the seat of the reader’s intellect to the seat of their pants.

The Flaw of Averages typically results when someone plugs a single number into a spreadsheet to represent an uncertain future quantity. Savage finishes the book with a discussion of the emerging field of Probability Management, which cures this problem though a new technology that can pack thousands of numbers into a single spreadsheet cell.

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她的城.張愛玲地圖

淳子 作
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總還有些什麼留下來的
她的城
她的房子
她的文字
她的悲涼


「舊家是張愛玲文字的原鄉。」作者淳子女士一語道盡了「張愛玲式的華麗與蒼涼」--那絕美的文字,所謂何來。

張愛玲的創作與上海這座大城市是分不開的。透過描寫都市生活的繁華與墮落,以及城市男女的情愛與孤寂,張愛玲的心靈在文字中得到釋放。想要走進張愛玲的世界,唯有走進她曾駐足過的這座城市。

在無數的張愛玲追隨者中,淳子女士憑藉其對上海史的研究專業,以及對張愛玲作品透澈的理解與掌握,在一條條人事已非的弄堂、一棟棟人去樓空的建築,以及一份份片段瑣碎的歷史文獻中,戮力爬梳,細心彙整,將張愛玲的作品一一對照史料,重現張氏創作生涯的華采段落,繪製了這份專屬於張愛玲的城市地圖。

因為有淳子女士鍥而不捨地追尋,鉅細靡遺地考證,我們才能從《孽海花》裡,看見張愛玲如何在康樂村的童年時光中,不經意洩漏了戀父情結;從《易經》裡得知她對母親的愛恨矛盾,如何在開納公寓中一發不可收拾;又從《小團圓》裡體會讓她刻骨銘心的胡蘭成,如何在美麗園裡讓她不知所措。

這份地圖,標記了張愛玲一生的情感座標。隨著時光逝去,情淡人散,只剩下當年張愛玲的住所還在。唯有張愛玲的文字常駐,依然在後世讀者心中熠熠閃耀。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)



Monday, November 4, 2013

Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs

Roberto Valenzuela
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Translating the chaos of the real world into a breathtakingly simple, beautiful photograph can often seem like an impossible task. With busy, cluttered backgrounds and subjects who don’t know how to pose, how can you take control and get a great shot no matter the situation? In Picture Perfect Practice, photographer Roberto Valenzuela breaks down the craft of photography into three key elements–locations, poses, and execution–that you can use to unlock the photographic opportunities lying beneath every challenging situation.

Valenzuela stresses the need for photographers to actively practice their craft every day–just like you would practice a musical instrument–in order to master the art of making great images. With chapters that offer practice exercises to strengthen your photographic abilities, you’ll learn how to approach a scene, break it down, and see your way to a great photograph. The Location section features chapters that cover symmetry, balance, framing, color elements, textures, and much more. The Posing section includes the Five Key Posing Techniques that Valenzuela uses every time he’s shooting people, as well as a complete list of poses and how to achieve, customize, and perfect them. The Execution portion, with sections like “Lighting through Direction” and “Simplicity through Subtraction,” reveals Valenzuela’s overall approach to getting the shot. The book also includes an inspiring and helpful chapter on deliberate practice techniques, where Valenzuela describes his system for practicing and analyzing his work, which leads to constant improvement as a photographer.

If you’ve been frustrated and overwhelmed by the challenges of real-world locations, posing your subjects, or executing a great image–or if you simply want to become a better shooter but don’t know where to start–Picture Perfect Practice gives you the tools and information you need to finally become the kind of photographer you’ve always wanted to be: the kind who can confidently walk into any location, under any lighting condition, with any subject, and know that you can create astonishing photographs that have a timeless impact.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

Portrait Photography
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攝影眼 : 視覺語言的字彙與文法 (Photographically Speaking)

David DuChemin
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拍出會說話的好照片,學習運用視覺語言的字彙和文法
在欣賞一張攝影作品時,我們的對話往往都從「我喜歡這張照片」開始,但不幸的是,也就這樣結束了。照理來說,下一個問題應該是「為什麼?」然而這問題總是少有人問得出口,也少有人答得出來。身為攝影師,我們常常無法好好談論影像,因為,老實說,我們根本不知該如何理解影像。若我們無法理解影像以及其中的「視覺語言」(影像是如何結構出來的、如何產生效果、又為何能產生效果),那麼當我們站在相機背後時,是否真能拍出最能傳達自身觀點、自身原始意圖的影像?觀點極為重要,但它並非攝影的終極目標,傳達才是目標。而為了能充分傳達自我,我們就必須學習並運用視覺語言的字彙和文法。

本書主要目的,是在學習攝影的視覺語言,以便更清楚地表達出影像成功的原因與方式,並進而有意識地運用該視覺語言來創作影像,使我們成為可充分傳達,且能徹底溝通自身觀點的優秀攝影師。透過將視覺語言分解成兩種主要要素(一是形成其字彙的「元素」,另一則是代表了文法的「決策」)之方式,本書將這些原本深奧、艱澀的內容,轉變成易懂又實用的內容,可讓您馬上吸收,並有效提升其攝影力。元素就是影像的「字彙」,是我們配置在畫面裡的東西,包括:線條、曲線、光線、色彩、對比等等;決策則是我們組合這些元素時,為了能充分傳達、溝通自身觀點而做的選擇,這些選擇包括了:取景方式、透視角度、觀看角度、平衡、對焦及曝光等等。

影像框架中的所有內容都有其意義,而 duChemin 主張,攝影師必須有意識地、謹慎地選擇要將哪些元素框入畫面,並決定畫面的結構與呈現方式。在本書後半部,duChemin 更進一步將這套方法應用在他自己的作品上,帶領你探索 20 張影像作品中的視覺語言,並討論那些刻意挑選的元素與決策,是如何進入了影像的創作之中,並為其成功帶來貢獻。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)


Featured Group: Photography
(Works by significant photographers from the late 19th century to the present, chronicling people, events, and places of our time, as well as images documenting the development of landmark processes and technologies, from early daguerreotypes to contemporary prints.)
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Monday, October 28, 2013

Say Anything to Anyone, Anywhere: 5 Keys To Successful Cross-Cultural Communication

Gayle Cotton
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The five steps to successful selling, negotiating, and managing multi-culturally

Say Anything to Anyone, Anywhere gives readers five simple key guidelines to create rapport and organize strategies for success across different cultures. This book teaches to be proactive, not reactive, in your cross-cultural communications and shows how to use simple rapport tools to create trust with the cultures you work with or travel to. Learn how to organize productive interactions in person, on the phone, and by email. Discover interpersonal communication skills and virtual strategies that build strong relationships.

• Offers quick, accessible examples and clear guidelines about how to create an understanding between cultures
• Gives tips and strategies on how to communicate without offending
• Author Gayle Cotton is a Emmy Award Winner and a distinguished, highly sought after speaker, corporate trainer, and executive coach.

This step-by-step guide to cross-cultural business will help you build strong relationships and manage successfully, no matter the cultural differences.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


同工異曲 : 跨文化閱讀的啟示 = Unexpected Affinities : Reading Across Cultures

張隆溪 著
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這本小書的目的不僅在於展示東西方在觀念和主題表現上的契合,而且還要提出一個更強的觀點,即只有從東西方比較研究跨文化的視角,才可能獲得某些批評的洞見。 如果不超越單一文學傳統有限的視野,我們就不可能有開闊的眼光,來縱覽人類創造力的各種表現和無窮的可能性;而我們一旦跨越文化差異的鴻溝,有了開闊的眼光,再回過頭去反觀許多文學作品,就會發現有些東西我們過去竟然沒有留意到,也毫無批評的意識。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)

Monday, October 21, 2013

A Companion to Television

Edited by Janet Wasko
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A Companion to Television is a magisterial collection of original essays that chart the history of television from its inception to the present day. Over thirty leading scholars across the humanities and social sciences look at television scholarship as it responded to technological, institutional, and aesthetic changes around the world.

The essays cover a myriad of topics and theories that have led to television's current incarnation, and predict its likely future. From technology and aesthetics, television's relationship to the state, televisual commerce, texts, representation, genre, internationalism, and audience reception and effects, A Companion to Television is an invaluable reference for understanding the significance of television in the modern and postmodern world.
 
(From the Publisher’s description)


香港新浪潮電影 = Hong Kong New Wave Cinema

卓伯棠 著
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一九七八年,香港電影界湧現一批新銳導演,有許鞍華、徐克、嚴浩、譚家明、方育平等。他們當時的年齡平均不超過三十歲,都先在電視台實戰磨練兩、三年,繼而不約而同地投身電影工業。短短數年間,這批新頴的作品,以銳不可擋的氣勢,在電影圈掀起一股巨浪,為正處於低潮的電影業注射了強心劑,開拓了前所未見的新局面。當時媒體稱之為「新浪潮」。「新浪潮」的出現,不僅完成了香港電影本土化的過程,更在整體上提升了香港電影的品質,在香港以至華人地區的電影發展史上均為關鍵的一頁。

本書是現時所見最全面探究「新浪潮電影」的學術專著。作者兼備電影人及學者雙重身份,以豐富的史料及客觀的態度,以香港七十年代社會、政治、文化為切入點,綜合新浪潮電影的崛起、發展和歷史,並討論電視發展與電影的血緣關係,新浪潮諸君電視時期及電影作品的內容分析、思想層面探索、風格特徵與美學上的成就,以及對整體香港電影的深遠影響。

(摘錄自香港書城)





Monday, October 14, 2013

Designing Qualitative Research

Uwe Flick
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Providing a comprehensive guide to devising an effective research design, Uwe Flick discusses each stage of the process of designing qualitative research in detail, including formulating a research design, selecting an appropriate strategy, conceptual framework and data source, and collecting and analyzing data.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)








敘事硏究 : 閱讀, 分析和詮釋 (Narrative Research)

艾米婭. 利布裡奇 (Amia Lieblich) , 裡弗卡. 圖沃-瑪沙奇 (Rivka Tuval-Mashiach) , 塔瑪. 奇爾波 (Tamar Zilber)
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本書旨在探討生命故事研究的方法論,聚焦於文本閱讀、資料分析,以及質性報告中經常被遺漏或忽略的主題。我們的目標在於透過一個閱讀和分類文本的嶄新模式,來傳授讀者如何閱讀、分析和詮釋生命故事的素材,並以我們實證研究工作中的實例來說明這些技術與程序的運用。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)



Monday, October 7, 2013

Case Study Method: Key Issues, Key Texts

Edited by Roger Gomm, Martyn Hammersley and Peter Foster
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This is the most comprehensive guide to the current uses and importance of case study methods in social research. The editors bring together key contributions from the field which reflect different interpretations of the purpose and capacity of case study research. The address issues such as: the problem of generalizing from study of a small number of cases; and the role of case study in developing and testing theories. The editors offer in-depth assessments of the main arguments. An annotated bibliography of the literature dealing with case study research makes this an exhaustive and indispensable guide.
 
(Excerpt from amazon.com)





實用數據再分析法 (Practical Meta-analysis)

馬克. W. 利普西 (Mark W. Lipsey) , 戴維. B. 威爾遜 (David B. Wilson)
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可以把再分析理解為一種形式的調查研究,不過在這種研究中,調查對象是一些研究報告而不是人。這需要提出一種編碼表,需要收集到由多項研究報告構成的一個樣本或總體,其中的每一項研究都要被認真地閱讀它的編碼員“訪談”,並對有關其特徵和定量結果的信息進行編碼。然後依據對常規統計技術的特定修正技術來分析出現的結果,以便探究、描述在所選擇的一系列研究的各項結果中出現的模式。

(摘錄自dushu.com)





Monday, September 30, 2013

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High

Kerry Patterson
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The New York Times and Washington Post bestseller that changed the way millions communicate

“[Crucial Conversations] draws our attention to those defining moments that literally shape our lives, our relationships, and our world. . . . This book deserves to take its place as one of the key thought leadership contributions of our time.” —from the Foreword by Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“The quality of your life comes out of the quality of your dialogues and conversations. Here’s how to instantly uplift your crucial conversations.” —Mark Victor Hansen, cocreator of the #1 New York Times bestselling series Chicken Soup for the Soul®

The first edition of Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene and revolutionized the way millions of people communicate when stakes are high. This new edition gives you the tools to:
• Prepare for high-stakes situations
• Transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue
• Make it safe to talk about almost anything
• Be persuasive, not abrasive

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


關鍵溝通 : 讓你在職場脫穎而出的 16 大成功說話技巧 (Talk Your Way to the Top)

凱文・戴雷 (Kevin Daley) , 蘿拉・戴雷卡拉維拉 (Laura Daley-Caravella) 原著
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這是本商業溝通技巧的入門佳作,它對說話者與觀眾的互動--不管對象是潛在客戶、商業午餐會的與會者,或是在和下屬與同事的會議中,都充滿著使人耳目一新的見解。無論你是緊張的菜鳥,還是經驗老道的企業主管,都會覺得這本節奏緊湊的書是學習有效領導藝術中,最實用且充滿敏銳觀察的指南。--雷夫.歐哈爾(Rev. Joseph A. O’Hare)福德罕大學校長

……身為美林證券最年輕的部門總經理,我得在1979年對公司的執委會作一場重要的簡報。我知道這場簡報非同小可,所以找了戴雷與他的團隊來幫我策劃這場簡報,結果相當成功。在我任職於美林證券的三十年職業生涯中,人們總是對我說,我最大的財富之一,就是我在所有場合的有效溝通能力。凱文.戴雷與蘿拉.戴雷卡拉維拉的演說技巧對我的溝通能力貢獻很大,我極力向大家推薦本書。 --溫托普.史密斯(Winthrop H. Smith)美林證券國際公司的前任董事長

在一場重要會議中,老闆忽然轉頭問你對這件事有什麼看法,你該怎麼回答,才能讓老闆對你印象深刻?如果你不同意老闆的看法,而你確信自己是對的,你該如何跟老闆有效溝通,同時還避免老闆惱羞成怒怪罪於你?如果大老闆忽然要求你向他簡報執行某項專案的可能性,你該如何準備?如果你必須宣布一個壞消息,該怎麼說才適當?可以透過電子郵件宣布嗎?還是當面說比較好?……在這樣的關鍵時刻你該怎麼說?…… 掌握關鍵時刻的溝通力,你就掌握了職場競爭力!

現在的上班族要在職場中生存是越來越不容易,除了具備專業技能之外,職場上的溝通技巧更已成為攸關重要的一環。而在職場中的各種關鍵時刻裡,能否說好話更會決定你的成功與否,只要你在對的時刻以對的方式說出對的話,就能輕輕鬆鬆脫穎而出。本書寫給各行各業的上班族,不管面對何種挑戰,都能成為更有效的演說者、會議主席或商業餐會的主持人,以及溝通者。對於那些在事業上已擁有位階職權的主管們,比事業才剛起步的人更需要這本書,因為有那麼多事都取決於他們在大眾前表達的技巧。而這項新技巧的副產品就是,你也會變成一位更好的領導者,能夠挺身把話說對的人自然就會擁有領導力。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)





Monday, September 23, 2013

Cross-cultural Issues in Art: Frames for Understanding

Steven M. Leuthold
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Cross-Cultural Issues in Art provides an engaging introduction to aesthetic concepts, expanding the discussion beyond the usual Western theorists and Western examples.

Steven Leuthold discusses both contemporary and historical issues and examples, incorporating a range of detailed case studies from African, Asian, European, Latin American, Middle Eastern and Native American art. Individual chapters address broad intercultural issues in art, including Art and Culture, Primitivism and Otherness, Colonialism, Nationalism, Art and Religion, Symbolism and Interpretation, Style and Ethnicity, A Sense of Place, Art and Social Order, Gender, and the Self, considering these themes as constructs that frame our understanding of art.

Cross-Cultural Issues in Art draws upon ideas and case studies from cultural and critical studies, art history, ethno-aesthetics and area studies, visual anthropology, and philosophy, and will be useful for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in these fields.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)





世界美術名作二十講

傅雷 著
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大名鼎鼎的傅雷,不但是我國第一流的文學藝術翻譯家,也是第一流的西方藝術史專家、美術作品和音樂作品鑒賞家。1934年,26歲的傅雷由法國遊學歸來後,執教於上海美術專科學校,主講西方美術史,《世界美術名作二十講》便是那時的作品。這本書不但在當時是空前的,即使在60多年後的今天,其文字的優美、議論的精到、見識的明達、賞析的深刻,也很難找到與之相匹敵者。

這本書共有20講,主要講述了16位美術大家和他們的鴻篇佳構,其中著重講述了歐洲文藝復興時期鼎足而立的三傑:達‧芬奇、米開朗琪羅、拉斐爾。這三人各有各的面目與精神:達‧芬奇的深,米開朗琪羅的大,拉斐爾的明媚,在文藝上各自匯成一支巨流,實現著文藝復興那個光華璀璨的時代之精神;綜合起來就造成了完滿宏富、源遠流長的近代歐洲文化。

書中作品涵括繪畫、雕塑、建築裝飾美術諸門。間或議論美術家的人品學問,以表現藝人的操守與修養;時而涉及時代與環境,以闡明藝術產生的因緣;同時兼顧理念分析與歷史敘述,以培植習藝術者的研究精神,講解藝術風格和作家情性,融文學與哲學、社會與時代於一體,生動洗練,引人入勝。

(摘錄自商務網上書店)





Monday, September 16, 2013

How to Write a Thesis

Rowena Murray
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"This book has become a trusted resource for students from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds. Not only does it take you through the steps and stages of thesis writing, but more importantly, it offers rich advice and support that helps build confidence, sets up effective writing habits and generates a positive orientation towards the complex task of thesis writing." —Professor Sarah Moore, Associate Vice President Academic, University of Limerick, Ireland

Providing down-to-earth guidance to help students shape their theses, Rowena Murray offers valuable advice and practical tips and techniques. Useful summaries and checklists help students to stay on track or regain their way.

Moving beyond the basics of thesis writing, the book introduces practical writing techniques such as freewriting, generative writing and binge writing. Issues such as working out the criteria for your thesis, writer's block, writing a literature review and making notes into a draft are also covered.

New to this edition:
• New introduction by students - 'How I used this book'
• Update on doctoral skills set and Training Needs Analysis
• Extended treatment of plagiarism - and how to avoid it
• Expanded section on students' well-being
• Learning outcomes for each chapter

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


質的硏究方法與社會科學硏究

陳向明 著
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《質的研究方法與社會科學研究》是國內第一部系統評介“質的研究方法”(qualitative research)的專著,對目前國際社會科學界提出的有關理論問題以及新近發展出來的操作手段進行了深入的探討,並結合有關西方學者以及作者自己的研究實例對其進行了生動的展示和說明。“質的研究方法”目前在社會科學研究領域是與“量的研究方法”相提並論、交相輝映的一種研究方法,它要求研究者深入社會現象,通過親身體驗了解研究對象的存在方式和意義解釋,在原始資料的基礎之上建立相關理論。

(摘錄自amazon.cn)




Monday, September 9, 2013

Reading, Writing and Reasoning: A Guide for Students

Gavin J. Fairbairn and Christopher Winch
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"A concise and useful guide, which provides an overview of the skills necessary to good reviewing ... Dealing clearly with traditional sources such as books and journals alongside recent developments such as wikis, blogs, and other online material, this handbook provides students with not only the basics, but guidance on the evolving issues in research dissemination and literature reviewing."
Daniel Zahra, Student, University of Plymouth, UK

What do you have to do to achieve success in your university studies?

Many students find the 'step up' from school or college work to university study a challenge. The same is frequently true for those returning to study after time spent in the workplace. If you find yourself in either of these situations then this is the book for you. Straightforward and sympathetic, this accessible handbook will help you to develop the essential skills in three of the core aspects of university study: reading, writing and reasoning.

Drawing on a wealth of experience of working with students in a variety of settings, Gavin Fairbairn and Christopher Winch have completely revised and updated this best selling text. It is packed with practical advice, examples and exercises that will be invaluable for all students and assist in developing effective reading practices, high quality academic writing and critical thinking skills.

The new edition contains:
• Expanded coverage on plagiarism and how to avoid it
• Additional guidance on structuring writing
• Suggestions for overcoming writer’s block
• Tasks designed to reflect on key issues and practice skills
• Guidance for tutors on how to help students

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


金字塔原理: 思考, 寫作和解決問題的邏輯 (The Minto Pyramid Principle)

明托 (Barbara Minto)
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廿一世紀是寫作的時代,不論是寫作文、寫情書、寫e-mail、交報告,這本書都可以幫助你。

本書作者芭芭拉.明托(Barbara Minto),為麥肯錫等世界各大顧問公司開設過寫作課程。《金字塔原理》自1973年出版以來,經過多次修訂,建立了不朽的名聲,成為顧問界乃至學術界的必讀書籍。大前研一《思考的技術》書中所提到的金字塔結構思考法,也源於此書。本書提供讀者最完整、最經典的關於思考與表達技巧的重要觀念。透過學習金字塔結構,對於提升寫作、思考、解決問題的專業能力,必將大有幫助。

本書分成四個部分:
Part1:寫作的邏輯。解釋何謂金字塔原理,同時告訴你如何利用它來建構一個基本的金字塔結構。讓你了解並能運用這個技巧到簡單的文書工作上。
Part2:思考的邏輯。告訴你如何仔細評估並組織你的想法,確保你所寫出來的文章能完全表達你的想法。這個部分提供許多例子,並且強調:強迫自己經歷這個「冷靜思考」過程,對於清楚表達你的想法來說非常重要。
Part3:解決問題的邏輯。主要針對撰寫諮詢報告的人,或是必須對複雜的問題進行分析後,提交結論給行動者的人。說明如何利用各種基礎架構,在解決問題過程中的不同階段去建構你的分析,如此一來你的觀點可以有效地預先組織好,方便組成金字塔結構。
Part4:簡報的邏輯。介紹一些技巧,幫助你在以簡報方式報告時,讀者或觀眾能清楚看到金字塔結構,並能快速理解你的想法。

運用金字塔原理還需要相當的訓練。然而,按照書中建議的方式,刻意強迫你自己先想後寫,你可以:(a)減少完稿通常需要花費的時間;(b)讓文章更清楚;(c)縮短文章的長度。在極短的時間內寫出簡潔又清楚的文章。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)



Monday, September 2, 2013

Mindhacker: 60 Tips, Tricks, and Games to Take Your Mind to the Next Level

Ron Hale-Evans, Marty Hale-Evans
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Compelling tips and tricks to improve your mental skills

Don't you wish you were just a little smarter? Ron and Marty Hale-Evans can help with a vast array of witty, practical techniques that tune your brain to peak performance. Founded in current research, Mindhacker features 60 tips, tricks, and games to develop your mental potential. This accessible compilation helps improve memory, accelerate learning, manage time, spark creativity, hone math and logic skills, communicate better, think more clearly, and keep your mind strong and flexible.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


積極生活的力量:激勵自我、改變命運的心理控制術 (The Power of Positive Living)

道格拉斯勒爾頓(Dougas Lurcon)
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本書通俗地討論了一個簡單的道理,這個道理有時對我們來說顯而易見。注意這裡我說的是“有時”!有時我們認識到,只要我們積極地思考和行動,就能得到肯定的和理想的結果。如果你早已認識到這種人生態度的神奇力量,那麼你是幸運的,這本書對你來說可能就不重要了。但是,對於那些還沒有樹立積極生活觀的人來說,探索積極的生活方式,滿懷希望地生活,把握生活的細節……都意義重大。如果能從中學到這些,他們的生活就會告別沉重和平庸,從此將變得更加充實而富有意義。

(摘錄自findbook.tw)



Monday, August 26, 2013

The Smarter Student: Skills and Strategies for Success at University

Kathleen McMillan and Jonathan Weyers
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...The Smarter Student is an essential manual, written by experts and road-tested on students. It will guide every student with confidence throughout their university career, helping them focus their efforts, trouble-shoot problems and thrive in their studies. The Smarter Student covers the entire university experience from Freshers' Week to Graduation, taking individual tasks chapter by chapter ideal for busy students to dip in and out, gleaning the advice and inspiration they need as they encounter every new experience throughout their university career. Whether they're a new student, they want to hone their skills, or are simply up against an assessment crunch-point and don't know where to start, The Smarter Student is every student's personal coach to achieving the most from their university life.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


人生的真諦 (Man's Search for Meaning)

維克托. E. 弗蘭克爾 (Viktor E. Frankl)
online access from SuperStar Digital Library 《追尋生命的意義》
online access from SuperStar Digital Library 《人生的眞諦》
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本書作者維克托·E·弗蘭克爾博士是奧地利著名的神經病學和精神病學教授,維也納第三心理治療學派創始人。二次世界大戰期間,他被囚禁納粹集中營整整三年,轉輾奧斯威辛、達豪等四所集中營,是少數幸存者之一。他的父母、兄弟、妻子等全家人除了一個妹妹以外全部死於集中營。集中營的非人生活使囚犯從活生生的人成為一個個號碼,除了自身赤裸的軀殼以外,喪失了所有一切。作者就是在這種一無所有狀況下,發現人擁有選擇人生態度的自由,這是任何人都無法剝奪的。當一個人領悟到生命的意義和目的,就有意想不到的無窮無盡力量,能夠毫不畏懼地經受任何艱辛困苦。作者從親身經歷體驗,根據存在主義哲學思想,提出了意義療法,發展成為繼弗洛伊德和阿德勒之後又一心理治療學派。

本書共分三個部分。第一部分為集中營經歷自述,描述囚犯從進集中營到獲釋的各個階段心理反應。第二部分用實際病例生動地闡述了意義療法概要。第三部分為1984年再版時增加的一章補充理論性總結。在悲劇性的樂觀主義主題下,用普通語言闡明了心理學理論,深入淺出通俗易懂。全書敘述生動,寓意深刻,引人入勝,同時具有文學和哲學價值,在美國成為享有盛譽的暢銷書。

(摘錄自書中“出版說明”)



Monday, August 19, 2013

For The Love of Music: Invitations to Listening

Michael Steinberg and Larry Rothe
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The power of music, the way it works on the mind and heart, remains an enticing mystery. Now two noted writers on classical music, Michael Steinberg and Larry Rothe, explore the allure of this melodious art--not in the clinical terms of social scientists--but through stories drawn from their own experience. In For the Love of Music, Steinberg and Rothe draw on a lifetime of listening to, living with, and writing about music, sharing the delights and revelatory encounters they have had with Mozart, Brahms, Stravinsky, and a host of other great (and almost-great) composers. At once highly personal and immediately accessible, their writings shed light on those who make music and those who listen to it--drawing readers into the beautiful and dangerous terrain that has meant so much to the authors. In recounting how they themselves came to love music, Steinberg and Rothe offer keys for listening. You will meet the man who created the sound of Hollywood's Golden Age and you will learn how composers have addressed issues as contemporary as AIDS and the terrorist attacks of September 11.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)