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Control: China Story Yearbook 2016

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ISBN: 9781760461195 Year: Language: Undetermined
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Political Science --- Languages and Literatures
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‘More cosmopolitan, more lively, more global’ is how the China Daily summed up the year 2016 in China. It was also a year of more control. The Chinese Communist Party laid down strict new rules of conduct for its members, continued to assert its dominance over everything from the Internet to the South China Sea and announced a new Five-Year Plan that Greenpeace called ‘quite possibly the most important document in the world in setting the pace of acting on climate change’. The China Story Yearbook 2016: Control surveys the year in China’s economy, population planning, law enforcement and reform, environment, Internet, medicine, religion, education, historiography, foreign affairs, and culture, as well as developments in Taiwan and Hong Kong.

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politics --- five-year plan --- china

Body and Spirit in the Middle Ages. Literature, Philosophy, Medicine

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ISBN: 9783110615937 Year: Pages: 290,00 DOI: 10.1515/9783110615937 Language: English / French / Italian
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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A crucial question throughout the Middle Ages, the relationship between body and spirit cannot be understood without an interdisciplinary approach – combining literature, philosophy and medicine. Gathering contributions by leading international scholars from these disciplines, the collected volume explores themes such as lovesickness, the five senses, the role of memory and passions, in order to shed new light on the complex nature of the medieval Self.

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Body --- Spirit --- Five Senses --- Passions --- Lovesickness

Taiwan and China

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ISBN: 9780520295988 9780520968707 Year: Pages: 320 DOI: 10.1525/luminos.38 Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press
Subject: History
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China's relation to Taiwan has been in constant contention since the founding of the People's Republic of China in October 1949 and the creation of the defeated Kuomintang (KMT) exile regime on the island two months later. The islands autonomous sovereignty has continually been challenged, initially because of the KMT's insistence that it continue to represent not just Taiwan but all of China and later because Taiwan refused to cede sovereignty to the then-dominant power that had arisen on the other side of the Taiwan Strait. One thing that makes Taiwan so politically difficult and yet so intellectually fascinating is that it is not merely a security problem, but a ganglion of interrelated puzzles. The optimistic hope of the Ma Ying-jeou administration for a new era of peace and cooperation foundered on a landslide victory by the Democratic Progressive Party, which has made clear its intent to distance Taiwan from China's political embrace. The Taiwanese are now waiting with bated breath as the relationship tautens. Why did detente fail, and what chance does Taiwan have without it? Contributors to this volume focus on three aspects of the evolving quandary: nationalistic identity, social economy, and political strategy.

Multicultural Work in Five United Nations Organisations

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Book Series: Forschungsergebnisse der Wirtschaftsuniversitaet Wien ISBN: 9783631591703 Year: Pages: 156 DOI: 10.3726/b13908 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Business and Management
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This book aims at developing an understanding of multicultural work in five Organisations of the United Nations. The context of international organisations differs from international companies, amongst others, with regards to the legal base, the financial and operational agenda, and human resource practices. The purpose of this study is to explore which factors are a trigger, a barrier, and/or an influence on team and group work in this specific context. Based on 50 semi-structured, personal interviews which were analysed within the framework of constant comparison method, a typology of multicultural work is provided. Moreover, this study offers an integrative view of the reciprocal relationships between organisation, management, group and individual.

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Austrian --- Five --- Group Work --- Kiefer --- Multicultural --- Nation --- Nations --- Organisations --- Perspective --- Team Work --- United --- UNO --- Work

Southern Indians in the American Revolution

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ISBN: 0870491318 Year: Pages: xiv, 171 Language: English
Publisher: Newfound Press
Subject: History
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Screenwriting

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ISBN: 9780415642651 Year: Pages: 164 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Media and communication
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Screenwriting: Creative Labor and Professional Practice analyses the histories, practices, identities and subject which form and shape the daily working lives of screenwriters. Author Bridget Conor considers the ways in which contemporary screenwriters navigates and make sense of the labor markets in which they are immersed. Chapters explore areas including screenwriting as creative labor, screenwriters' working lives, the how-to genre, screenwriting inequalities, and myths of the profession.

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guru --- scene --- appendix --- authors --- bibliography --- conclusion --- creative --- five --- genre --- good --- histories --- indicative --- information --- labor --- lives --- myths --- one --- out? --- practice --- profession --- professional --- publishing --- screenwriters --- screenwriting --- setting --- texts --- titles --- two --- working

China: Surpassing the “Middle Income Trap”

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Book Series: Contemporary China Studies ISBN: 9789811565403 Year: Pages: 218 DOI: 10.1007/978-981-15-6540-3 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Economics --- Political Science
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This open access book explores one of the most fiercely debated issues in China: if and how China will surpass the middle income trap that has plagued many developing countries for years. This book gives readers a clear picture of China today and acts as a reference for other developing countries. China is facing many setbacks and experiencing an economic slowdown in recent years due to some serious issues, and income inequality is one such issue deferring China’s development potential by creating a middle income trap. This book thoroughly investigates both the unpromising factors and favorable conditions for China to overcome the trap. It illustrates that traps may be encountered at any stage of development and argues that political stability is the prerequisite to creating a favorable environment for economic development and addressing this “middle income trap”. Written by one of China's central planners, this book offers precious insights into the industrial policies that are transforming China and the world and will be of interest to China scholars, economists and political scientists.

Positive Aspects of Animal Welfare

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ISBN: 9783039285327 / 9783039285334 Year: Pages: 180 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-533-4 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Science (General) --- Biology --- Animal Sciences
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Comfort during resting, half-closed eyes when feeding on highly palatable feed, or vigorous tail wagging when being brushed are some of the positive indicators that can be used to evaluate the quality of the environment in which domestic animals live. This has been a radical shift from the past as, until now, the welfare assessment on farms has meant assessing negative indicators, namely the number of lame animals, presence of lesions, or frequency of agonistic behaviours. However, the latest research confirms that the absence of a problem or of suffering does not necessarily imply that the animals are experiencing a good life and that their level of welfare is high. To guarantee high welfare standards, animals should experience positive conditions that allow them to live a “life worth living”, and positive indicators are needed to identify these conditions. This Special Issue focuses on the development and validation of indicators of positive welfare or on the refinement of the existing ones, as well as on the identification of suitable living conditions for providing positive welfare to farmed and companion animals.

Alternative Sources of Energy Modeling and Automation

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ISBN: 9783039283743 9783039283750 Year: Pages: 182 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-375-0 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Physics (General) --- Science (General)
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Micro-power domestic organic Rankine cycle (ORC) systems and the selection of the expander and the working fluid are presented, analyzed thoroughly, and numerically evaluated. A promising decentralized hybrid PV-SOFC system is investigated for providing useful energy supply to commercial buildings, capable of power and heat generation at a lower cost. A hybrid solar-combined cycle power plant integrated with a packed-bed thermal energy storage system with a novel recycling configuration enables robust control of collector temperature and net power during times of high solar activity. An automated hybrid (solar and biomass) power plant for thermal energy production for indoor space heating loads coverage is presented. A comprehensive and up-to-date literature review is presented of non-iterative methods for the extraction of the single diode model parameters of photovoltaic modules. A prototype custom built two-speed gearbox with a single stage transmission electric vehicle achieves significant reductions in the overall energy consumption. Two new fuzzy models are presented of high concentrator photovoltaics using the high-accuracy Takagi–Sugeno–Kang approach and the ease of interpreting the Mamdani linguistic rules. Finally, the impact of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) in the primary frequency regulation is studied and the effects of PHEVs in non-interconnected isolated power systems with significant renewable energy source (RES) penetration are demonstrated through simulations of the isolated power system of Cyprus Island.

Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Conditions for Wind Energy Applications

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ISBN: 9783038979425 9783038979432 Year: Pages: 290 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-943-2 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Science (General) --- Physics (General)
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This Special Issue “Atmospheric Conditions for Wind Energy Applications” hosts papers on aspects of remote sensing for atmospheric conditions for wind energy applications. Wind lidar technology is presented from a theoretical view on the coherent focused Doppler lidar principles. Furthermore, wind lidar for applied use for wind turbine control, wind farm wake, and gust characterizations is presented, as well as methods to reduce uncertainty when using lidar in complex terrain. Wind lidar observations are used to validate numerical model results. Wind Doppler lidar mounted on aircraft used for observing winds in hurricane conditions and Doppler radar on the ground used for very short-term wind forecasting are presented. For the offshore environment, floating lidar data processing is presented as well as an experiment with wind-profiling lidar on a ferry for model validation. Assessments of wind resources in the coastal zone using wind-profiling lidar and global wind maps using satellite data are presented..

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detached eddy simulation --- turbulence --- Lidar --- range gate length --- wind energy resources --- QuikSCAT --- WindSAT --- ASCAT --- global ocean --- wind energy --- resource assessment --- power performance testing --- wind turbine controls --- complex flow --- Doppler lidar --- coherent Doppler lidar --- wind sensing --- single-particle --- wind gusts --- Doppler lidar --- detecting and tracking --- impact prediction --- wind energy --- atmospheric boundary layer --- wind turbine wake --- wind lidar --- turbulence --- wake modeling --- field experiments --- wind energy --- atmospheric boundary layer --- wind turbine wake --- wind lidar --- virtual lidar --- turbulence --- wake modeling --- large-eddy simulations --- tropical cyclones --- Doppler Wind Lidar --- atmospheric boundary layer --- wind structure --- wind energy --- Doppler lidar --- wind turbine controls --- lidar-assisted control (LAC) --- IEA Wind Task 32 --- coastal wind measurement --- vertical Light Detection and Ranging --- NeoWins --- fetch effect --- Hazaki Oceanographical Research Station --- empirical equation --- complex terrain --- complex flow --- lidar --- VAD --- remote sensing --- wind energy --- Doppler lidar --- NWP model --- mesoscale --- Floating Lidar System (FLS), wind resource assessment --- wind atlas --- lidar --- wind --- Doppler --- aerosol --- motion estimation --- optical flow --- cross-correlation --- wind energy --- gust prediction --- variational analysis --- Doppler radar --- five-minute ahead wind power forecasting --- probabilistic forecasting --- remote sensing forecasting --- offshore wind speed forecasting --- wind energy --- remote sensing --- Doppler wind lidar --- velocity-azimuth-display algorithm --- resource assessment --- offshore --- turbulence intensity --- Doppler wind lidar --- wind energy --- aerosol --- wind turbine --- wind farm --- wake --- control --- complex terrain --- offshore

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