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21H.560 Smashing the Iron Rice Bowl: Chinese East Asia (MIT) 21H.560 Smashing the Iron Rice Bowl: Chinese East Asia (MIT)

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This subject examines the experiences of ordinary Chinese people as they lived through the tumultuous changes of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. We look at personal narratives, primary sources, films alongside a textbook to think about how individual and family lives connect with the broader processes of change in modern China. In the readings and discussions, you should focus on how major political events have an impact on the characters' daily lives, and how the decisions they make cause large-scale social transformation. This subject examines the experiences of ordinary Chinese people as they lived through the tumultuous changes of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. We look at personal narratives, primary sources, films alongside a textbook to think about how individual and family lives connect with the broader processes of change in modern China. In the readings and discussions, you should focus on how major political events have an impact on the characters' daily lives, and how the decisions they make cause large-scale social transformation.

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China; rice; bowl; Chinese; East Asia; ordinary people; nineteenth century; twentieth century; personal narratives; primary sources; films; textbook; individual; family; lives; change; modern; readings; discussions; political events; daily; decisions; large-scale; social; transformation. | China; rice; bowl; Chinese; East Asia; ordinary people; nineteenth century; twentieth century; personal narratives; primary sources; films; textbook; individual; family; lives; change; modern; readings; discussions; political events; daily; decisions; large-scale; social; transformation. | China | China | rice | rice | bowl | bowl | Chinese | Chinese | East Asia | East Asia | ordinary people | ordinary people | nineteenth century | nineteenth century | twentieth century | twentieth century | personal narratives | personal narratives | primary sources | primary sources | films | films | textbook | textbook | individual | individual | family | family | lives | lives | change | change | modern | modern | readings | readings | discussions | discussions | political events | political events | daily | daily | decisions | decisions | large-scale | large-scale | social | social | transformation | transformation | 21F.191 | 21F.191 | 21F.991 | 21F.991

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Japanese Bazaar at Elswick Road Wesleyan Church Japanese Bazaar at Elswick Road Wesleyan Church

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1920s | 1920s | portrait | portrait | men | men | industry | industry | window | window | glass | glass | hat | hat | wall | wall | glitter | glitter | standing | standing | 1932 | 1932 | religious | religious | shoe | shoe | japanese | japanese | necklace | necklace | interesting | interesting | chair | chair | women | women | shoes | shoes | pattern | pattern | shine | shine | lordmayor | lordmayor | dress | dress | floor | floor | unitedkingdom | unitedkingdom | interior | interior | room | room | text | text | religion | religion | leg | leg | banner | banner | decoration | decoration | hats | hats | jewellery | jewellery | event | event | frame | frame | signage | signage | archives | archives | service | service | ribbon | ribbon | unusual | unusual | sheriff | sheriff | 1912 | 1912 | bazaar | bazaar | stocking | stocking | methodism | methodism | seated | seated | occasion | occasion | tyneside | tyneside | newcastleupontyne | newcastleupontyne | fascinating | fascinating | 1877 | 1877 | digitalimage | digitalimage | blyth | blyth | socialevent | socialevent | citycouncil | citycouncil | alderman | alderman | socialhistory | socialhistory | northeastengland | northeastengland | wesleyanchurch | wesleyanchurch | blackandwhitephotograph | blackandwhitephotograph | 19241925 | 19241925 | northeastofengland | northeastofengland | 19361937 | 19361937 | cityofnewcastleupontyne | cityofnewcastleupontyne | servingthecity | servingthecity | ladysheriff | ladysheriff | johngrantham | johngrantham | elswickroad | elswickroad | elswickroadwesleyanmethodistchurch | elswickroadwesleyanmethodistchurch | japanesebazaar | japanesebazaar | cinemaproprietor | cinemaproprietor | 11march1925 | 11march1925 | violetgrantham | violetgrantham | elswickroadmethodistchurch | elswickroadmethodistchurch

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21G.040 A Passage to India: Introduction to Modern Indian Culture and Society (MIT) 21G.040 A Passage to India: Introduction to Modern Indian Culture and Society (MIT)

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This course introduces students to Indian Culture through films, short-stories, novels, essays, and newspaper articles. The course examines some major social and political controversies of contemporary India through discussions centered on India's history, politics and religion. The focus is on issues such as ethnic tension and terrorism, poverty and inequality, caste conflict, the "missing women," and the effects of globalization on popular and folk cultures. Particular emphasis is on the IT revolution, outsourcing, the "new global India," and the enormous regional and sub-cultural differences. This course introduces students to Indian Culture through films, short-stories, novels, essays, and newspaper articles. The course examines some major social and political controversies of contemporary India through discussions centered on India's history, politics and religion. The focus is on issues such as ethnic tension and terrorism, poverty and inequality, caste conflict, the "missing women," and the effects of globalization on popular and folk cultures. Particular emphasis is on the IT revolution, outsourcing, the "new global India," and the enormous regional and sub-cultural differences.

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Bipan Chandra | Bipan Chandra | Ismat Chugtai | Ismat Chugtai | Mahasweta Devi | Mahasweta Devi | Nayantara Sahgal | Nayantara Sahgal | Amartya Sen | Amartya Sen | directors | directors | film | film | writers | writers | leading parallel film makers | leading parallel film makers | Shyam Benegal | Shyam Benegal | Shekhar Kapoor | Shekhar Kapoor | Govind Nihalani | Govind Nihalani | Satyajit Ray | Satyajit Ray | IT revolution | IT revolution | documentaries | documentaries | Indian culture | Indian culture | globalization | globalization | Indian cities | Indian cities | political events | political events | social events | social events | negotiating the "system" in India | negotiating the "system" in India | ideology of a "new Indian" | ideology of a "new Indian"

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2.017J Design of Systems Operating in Random Environments (MIT) 2.017J Design of Systems Operating in Random Environments (MIT)

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This class covers the principles for optimal performance and survival of extreme events in a random environment; linear time invariant systems and Fourier transform; random processes, autocorrelation function, and power spectra. We will study statistics of the response of systems and perform optimization using a statistics-based index. The class will also involve sea wave modeling, sea spectra, elements of seakeeping, wind modeling, and wind spectra. Finally, it also covers extreme events and probability of failure; examples include extreme waves and 100-year events. Students undertake a term project, focusing on electronics and instrumentation, and design for the ocean environment. This class covers the principles for optimal performance and survival of extreme events in a random environment; linear time invariant systems and Fourier transform; random processes, autocorrelation function, and power spectra. We will study statistics of the response of systems and perform optimization using a statistics-based index. The class will also involve sea wave modeling, sea spectra, elements of seakeeping, wind modeling, and wind spectra. Finally, it also covers extreme events and probability of failure; examples include extreme waves and 100-year events. Students undertake a term project, focusing on electronics and instrumentation, and design for the ocean environment.

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optimal performance | optimal performance | extreme events | extreme events | random environment | random environment | linear time invariant systems | linear time invariant systems | random processes | random processes | autocorrelation function | autocorrelation function | power spectra | power spectra | sea wave modeling | sea wave modeling | sea spectra | sea spectra | seakeeping | seakeeping | wind modeling | wind modeling | wind spectra | wind spectra | probability of failure | probability of failure | extreme waves | extreme waves | 100-year events | 100-year events

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21G.040 A Passage to India: Introduction to Modern Indian Culture and Society (MIT) 21G.040 A Passage to India: Introduction to Modern Indian Culture and Society (MIT)

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This course is an introduction to modern Indian culture and society through films, documentaries, short stories, novels, poems, and journalistic writing. The principal focus is on the study of major cultural developments and social debates in the last sixty five years of history through the reading of literature and viewing of film clips. The focus will be on the transformations of gender and class issues, representation of nationhood, the idea of regional identities and the place of the city in individual and communal lives. The cultural and historical background will be provided in class lectures. The idea is to explore the "other Indias" that lurk behind our constructed notion of a homogeneous national culture. This course is an introduction to modern Indian culture and society through films, documentaries, short stories, novels, poems, and journalistic writing. The principal focus is on the study of major cultural developments and social debates in the last sixty five years of history through the reading of literature and viewing of film clips. The focus will be on the transformations of gender and class issues, representation of nationhood, the idea of regional identities and the place of the city in individual and communal lives. The cultural and historical background will be provided in class lectures. The idea is to explore the "other Indias" that lurk behind our constructed notion of a homogeneous national culture.

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contemporary India | contemporary India | film | film | writers | writers | IT revolution | IT revolution | documentaries | documentaries | Indian culture | Indian culture | globalization | globalization | Indian cities | Indian cities | political events | political events | social events | social events | nationhood | nationhood | gender and class issues | gender and class issues | rural India | rural India | urban India | urban India | Devdas | Devdas | Mukul Kesavan | Mukul Kesavan | Deepa Mehta | Deepa Mehta | Chetan Bhagat | Chetan Bhagat | Salman Rushdie | Salman Rushdie

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African American marching band in the North Florida Fair parade on Monroe St. in Tallahassee African American marching band in the North Florida Fair parade on Monroe St. in Tallahassee

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florida | florida | fairs | fairs | events | events | festivals | festivals | parades | parades | bands | bands | marching | marching | africanamericans | africanamericans | conferences | conferences | tallahassee | tallahassee | monroestreet | monroestreet | tallahasseedemocrat | tallahasseedemocrat | northfloridafair | northfloridafair | marchingbands | marchingbands | leoncounty | leoncounty | entertainmentevents | entertainmentevents

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F5A3 11 Event Organisation

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This Unit is designed to allow students to develop knowledge and skills regarding the practicalities of organising an actual event. It develops an understanding of the pre-planning processes of event organisation, the implementation of a planned event and the evaluation of the processes, roles and individuals involved in the organisation of an event. This Unit is suitable for students who have no previous experience of event organisation.

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F5A311 | TranSETT | event planning | event organisation | event evaluation | BA : Marketing/PR | B : Sales Marketing and Distribution | SCQF Level 5

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DM5T12 HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Infections

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This is the COLEG learning pack for this unit. This Unit is designed to help you develop knowledge and understanding of the ways in which HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C are spread, and ways of preventing this spread. It will provide you with knowledge about the signs, symptoms and possible progression of each infection. You will also examine the effects of prejudice and discrimination on individuals who have these infections, and think about way of challenging this. Finally, you will investigate how people with the infection people can use support services to promote their well-being. 1. Explain the entry and spread of HIV and possible progress of the infection toward AIDS. 2. Explain the entry and spread of Hepatitis B and C and possible effects of the infection. 3. Explain how peopleâ€

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DM5T12 | preventing the spread of HIV | preventing the spread of Hepatitis B | preventing the spread of Hepatitis C | SCQF Level 6

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KMR49131 : HIV and AIDS Prevention Education

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Course Information Background HIV and AIDS have been declared as a worldwide threatening for the nation development. AIDS reduces the life expectancy and economic potential, increasing the vulnerability of future generation by creating millions of orphans, and diminishing the capacity of public and private sectors (UNAIDS). Nowadays, over 20 million people are now living with […]

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Faculty of Public Health | 021-787 4265 | Acronyms | Africa | AIDS | AIDS Prevention | Asia | Asia Region HIV/AIDS Epidemic | Benjamin Lara | Credits For University | Dili | Dili Distance Learning Center World Bank Timor-Leste Office | disease | diseases | Distance Learning | epidemic | Ferchito L. Avelino | Governor | Health | HIV | HIV Prevention | HIV/AIDS | HIV/AIDS in China | Indonesia | Jakarta | Kamal Hisham Kamaruddin | Karina Razali Timor Leste | Laguna | Malaysia | Medicine | National Holiday in Indonesia | National Minority AIDS Council | Pandemics | Philippines | Prevention of HIV | Procedure University | Rui Calvarho | sub-Saharan Africa | Syndromes | UNAIDS | United Nations | United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization | University of Indonesia | Venue For University of Indonesia’s Student | Vicente Soares

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Eldon Square War Memorial on St George's Day Eldon Square War Memorial on St George's Day

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door | door | flowers | flowers | 1920s | 1920s | roof | roof | chimney | chimney | sky | sky | people | people | blur | blur | window | window | glass | glass | car | car | wheel | wheel | statue | statue | wall | wall | architecture | architecture | 1932 | 1932 | buildings | buildings | square | square | interesting | interesting | chair | chair | uniform | uniform | branch | branch | lordmayor | lordmayor | dress | dress | unitedkingdom | unitedkingdom | path | path | military | military | duty | duty | grain | grain | lawn | lawn | structure | structure | historic | historic | line | line | marks | marks | event | event | step | step | fabric | fabric | frame | frame | signage | signage | gathering | gathering | archives | archives | land | land | soldiers | soldiers | service | service | unusual | unusual | sheriff | sheriff | 1912 | 1912 | remembrance | remembrance | striking | striking | warmemorial | warmemorial | eldonsquare | eldonsquare | tyneside | tyneside | crease | crease | crowds | crowds | newcastleupontyne | newcastleupontyne | fascinating | fascinating | 1877 | 1877 | digitalimage | digitalimage | blyth | blyth | citycouncil | citycouncil | commemoration | commemoration | alderman | alderman | stgeorgesday | stgeorgesday | socialhistory | socialhistory | northeastengland | northeastengland | blackandwhitephotograph | blackandwhitephotograph | 19241925 | 19241925 | northeastofengland | northeastofengland | 19361937 | 19361937 | cityofnewcastleupontyne | cityofnewcastleupontyne | servingthecity | servingthecity | thetyreshop | thetyreshop | johngrantham | johngrantham | 23april1925 | 23april1925 | cinemaproprietor | cinemaproprietor

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18.366 Random Walks and Diffusion (MIT) 18.366 Random Walks and Diffusion (MIT)

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Mathematical modeling of diffusion phenomena: Central limit theorems, the continuum limit, first passage, persistence, continuous-time random walks, Levy flights, fractional calculus, random environments, advection-diffusion, nonlinear diffusion, free-boundary problems. Applications may include polymers, disordered media, turbulence, diffusion-limited aggregation, granular flow, and derivative securities. Mathematical modeling of diffusion phenomena: Central limit theorems, the continuum limit, first passage, persistence, continuous-time random walks, Levy flights, fractional calculus, random environments, advection-diffusion, nonlinear diffusion, free-boundary problems. Applications may include polymers, disordered media, turbulence, diffusion-limited aggregation, granular flow, and derivative securities.

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Discrete and continuum modeling of diffusion processes in physics | Discrete and continuum modeling of diffusion processes in physics | chemistry | chemistry | and economics | and economics | central limit theorems | central limit theorems | ontinuous-time random walks | ontinuous-time random walks | Levy flights | Levy flights | correlations | correlations | extreme events | extreme events | mixing | mixing | renormalization | renormalization | and percolation | and percolation

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Visit of the Channel Fleet to Sunderland, 1895 Visit of the Channel Fleet to Sunderland, 1895

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portofsunderland | portofsunderland | sunderland | sunderland | riverwear | riverwear | channelfleet | channelfleet | crane | crane | victorian | victorian | hats | hats | ceremony | ceremony | pier | pier | harbour | harbour | marine | marine | wearside | wearside | historic | historic | blur | blur | mark | mark | industrialheritage | industrialheritage | blackandwhitephotograph | blackandwhitephotograph | digitalimage | digitalimage | northeastofengland | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | unitedkingdom | memorialstone | memorialstone | laying | laying | southpier | southpier | commemoration | commemoration | event | event | occasion | occasion | visit | visit | 12september1895 | 12september1895 | shipbuildingheritage | shipbuildingheritage | maritimeheritage | maritimeheritage | archives | archives | abstract | abstract | bank | bank | water | water | sky | sky | chain | chain | flag | flag | pole | pole | windy | windy | hat | hat | cane | cane | trousers | trousers | crease | crease | fabric | fabric | ribbon | ribbon | scarf | scarf | shirt | shirt | moustache | moustache | beard | beard | dress | dress | blouse | blouse | cog | cog | wheel | wheel | timber | timber | mechanical | mechanical | blocks | blocks | cabin | cabin | window | window | glass | glass | rail | rail | soil | soil | debris | debris | interesting | interesting | unusual | unusual | fascinating | fascinating

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Public diplomacy games: a comparative study of American and Japanese responses to the interplay of nationalism, ideology and Chinese soft power strategies around the 2008 Beijing Olympics

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The Olympic Games are global communication events that offer host-nations the unique opportunity to promote a soft power agenda by allowing them to construct global messages about their cultural identities and work towards public diplomacy goals that may be more difficult to achieve under normal circumstances. At the same time, however, the Olympics accentuate nationalist and patriotic sentiment, especially in host-nations. Nationalist conviction must be conceptually differentiated from support for the national government. Indeed, we suggest that one of the tasks of governments of Olympic host cities is to manage strong nationalist emotions in order that they support the public diplomacy efforts associated with the Olympic Games. In this paper, American and Japanese media responses to the

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HLST | LL2012 | London 2012 | Olympics | Olympic Games | Paralympics | Paralympic Games | Learning Legacies | JISC | HEA | HLSTOER | sport | leisure | tourism | hospitality | politics | diplomacy | cultural identity | broadcasting | propaganda | Beijing 2008 | nationalism | mega-event | event management | media | television | Human Rights | NGO | OPHR | Olympic Torch relay | Sichuan earthquake | protest.

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16.812 The Aerospace Industry (MIT) 16.812 The Aerospace Industry (MIT)

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This course meets weekly to discuss recent aerospace history and current events, in order to understand how they are responsible for the state of the aerospace industry. With invited subject matter experts participating in nearly every session, students have an opportunity to hone their insight through truly informed discussion. The aim of the course is to prepare junior and senior level students for their first industry experiences. This course meets weekly to discuss recent aerospace history and current events, in order to understand how they are responsible for the state of the aerospace industry. With invited subject matter experts participating in nearly every session, students have an opportunity to hone their insight through truly informed discussion. The aim of the course is to prepare junior and senior level students for their first industry experiences.

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aerospace industry | aerospace industry | current events | current events | lean | lean | lean enterprise | lean enterprise | lean aerospace initiative | lean aerospace initiative | aerospace history | aerospace history | value creation | value creation | reflective thinking | reflective thinking | career interests | career interests | class discussions | class discussions | student journal | student journal | evolution of aerospace | evolution of aerospace | cold war legacy | cold war legacy | lean thinking | lean thinking

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The Olympic Games: Twenty-First Century challenges as a global Media Event

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The age of the television introduced us to the media event. Media events are a unique media genre that results when televsion's visual and narrative power taps intopublic facination with a story that transcends daily experence.

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HLST | LL2012 | London 2012 | Olympics | Olympic Games | Paralympics | Paralympic Games | Learning Legacies | JISC | HEA | HLSTOER | sport | leisure | tourism | hospitality | media | media management | legacy | television | culture | mega event | event management | broadcasting | culture | sports broadcasting | advertising | marketing | commercialisation | Olympic movement | doping | bribery |

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SP.725 D-Lab: Medical Technologies for the Developing World (MIT) SP.725 D-Lab: Medical Technologies for the Developing World (MIT)

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D-Lab Health provides a multidisciplinary approach to global health technology design via guest lectures and a major project based on fieldwork. We will explore the current state of global health challenges and learn how to design medical technologies that address those problems. Students may travel to Nicaragua during spring break to work with health professionals, using medical technology design kits to gain field experience for their device challenge. As a final class deliverable, you will create a product design solution to address challenges observed in the field. The resulting designs are prototyped in the summer for continued evaluation and testing. D-Lab Health provides a multidisciplinary approach to global health technology design via guest lectures and a major project based on fieldwork. We will explore the current state of global health challenges and learn how to design medical technologies that address those problems. Students may travel to Nicaragua during spring break to work with health professionals, using medical technology design kits to gain field experience for their device challenge. As a final class deliverable, you will create a product design solution to address challenges observed in the field. The resulting designs are prototyped in the summer for continued evaluation and testing.

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global health | global health | medicine | medicine | developing nation | developing nation | third world | third world | disease | disease | disease prevention | disease prevention | vaccine | vaccine | immunization | immunization | drug | drug | health diagnostic | health diagnostic | medical informatics | medical informatics | appropriate technology | appropriate technology | sustainable development | sustainable development | inequality | inequality | poverty | poverty | poor | poor | medical device | medical device | medical device design | medical device design | innovation | innovation | prototyping | prototyping | co-creation | co-creation

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21H.560 Smashing the Iron Rice Bowl: Chinese East Asia (MIT)

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This subject examines the experiences of ordinary Chinese people as they lived through the tumultuous changes of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. We look at personal narratives, primary sources, films alongside a textbook to think about how individual and family lives connect with the broader processes of change in modern China. In the readings and discussions, you should focus on how major political events have an impact on the characters' daily lives, and how the decisions they make cause large-scale social transformation.

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China; rice; bowl; Chinese; East Asia; ordinary people; nineteenth century; twentieth century; personal narratives; primary sources; films; textbook; individual; family; lives; change; modern; readings; discussions; political events; daily; decisions; large-scale; social; transformation. | China | rice | bowl | Chinese | East Asia | ordinary people | nineteenth century | twentieth century | personal narratives | primary sources | films | textbook | individual | family | lives | change | modern | readings | discussions | political events | daily | decisions | large-scale | social | transformation | 21F.191 | 21F.991

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"Amoral universalism": mediating and staging global and local in the 1998 Nagano Olympic Winter Games

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This paper is a case study that critically analyzes the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympic Games. The Olympics are a gigantic global event, largely as a result of significant global media attention, particularly through television and corporate sponsors. However, these entities simultaneously need a specific locale in which to operate. Analytically, the paper focuses on interactions between the global media actors and the host city and its people. It argues that the commercialized nature of the Olympic Games controls not only the program, but also numerous aspects of the local host city to maximize benefit for the media. This paper reviews how historically and structurally the media were able to obtain such extensive control. Then, it argues how the media actually control the locale through the in

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HLST | LL2012 | London 2012 | Olympics | Olympic Games | Paralympics | Paralympic Games | Learning Legacies | JISC | HEA | HLSTOER | sport | leisure | tourism | hospitality | broadcasting | 1998 Winter Games | mega event | event management | politicians | media | media management | legacy | television | culture.

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Weapons of mass destruction Weapons of mass destruction

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This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught Autumn Semester 2010. With the possible exception of climate change, weapons of mass destruction are probably the only thing on the planet that could conceivably mean curtains for all of us. Yet Britain has relied on its nuclear arsenal for decades, and other states seem anxious to acquire one. Why do some countries have these things? What, if anything, should we do about them? How should we feel about their spread? These are some of the questions we will examine in this module. The goal is to familiarise you with the policy issues and the theoretical debates underlying them. Module Code: M13103 Credits: 20 Suitable for study at: Undergraduate level 3 Dr Matthew Rendall, School of Politics and This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught Autumn Semester 2010. With the possible exception of climate change, weapons of mass destruction are probably the only thing on the planet that could conceivably mean curtains for all of us. Yet Britain has relied on its nuclear arsenal for decades, and other states seem anxious to acquire one. Why do some countries have these things? What, if anything, should we do about them? How should we feel about their spread? These are some of the questions we will examine in this module. The goal is to familiarise you with the policy issues and the theoretical debates underlying them. Module Code: M13103 Credits: 20 Suitable for study at: Undergraduate level 3 Dr Matthew Rendall, School of Politics and

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UNow | UNow | ukoer | ukoer | Module Code: M13103 | Module Code: M13103 | nuclear arsenal | nuclear arsenal | Nuclear Strategy and Deterrence | Nuclear Strategy and Deterrence | Nuclear Disarmament | Nuclear Disarmament | Preventive War | Preventive War | Effects of Weapons of Mass Destruction | Effects of Weapons of Mass Destruction | Catastrophic Threats | Catastrophic Threats | WMD and Global Warming | WMD and Global Warming

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21G.040 A Passage to India: Introduction to Modern Indian Culture and Society (MIT)

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This course introduces students to Indian Culture through films, short-stories, novels, essays, and newspaper articles. The course examines some major social and political controversies of contemporary India through discussions centered on India's history, politics and religion. The focus is on issues such as ethnic tension and terrorism, poverty and inequality, caste conflict, the "missing women," and the effects of globalization on popular and folk cultures. Particular emphasis is on the IT revolution, outsourcing, the "new global India," and the enormous regional and sub-cultural differences.

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Bipan Chandra | Ismat Chugtai | Mahasweta Devi | Nayantara Sahgal | Amartya Sen | directors | film | writers | leading parallel film makers | Shyam Benegal | Shekhar Kapoor | Govind Nihalani | Satyajit Ray | IT revolution | documentaries | Indian culture | globalization | Indian cities | political events | social events | negotiating the "system" in India | ideology of a "new Indian"

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21H.105 American Classics (MIT) 21H.105 American Classics (MIT)

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This subject is devoted to reading and discussing basic American historical texts that are often cited but often remain unread, understanding their meaning, and assessing their continuing significance in American culture. Since it is a "Communications Intensive" subject, 21H.105 is also dedicated to improving students' capacities to write and speak well. It requires a substantial amount of writing, participation in discussions, and individual presentations to the class. This subject is devoted to reading and discussing basic American historical texts that are often cited but often remain unread, understanding their meaning, and assessing their continuing significance in American culture. Since it is a "Communications Intensive" subject, 21H.105 is also dedicated to improving students' capacities to write and speak well. It requires a substantial amount of writing, participation in discussions, and individual presentations to the class.

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classic documents in American history from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries | classic documents in American history from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries | writings by authors such as John Winthrop | writings by authors such as John Winthrop | Thomas Jefferson | Thomas Jefferson | James Madison | James Madison | Frederick Douglass | Frederick Douglass | William Lloyd Garrison | William Lloyd Garrison | Abraham Lincoln | Abraham Lincoln | Horatio Alger | Horatio Alger | Franklin D. Roosevelt | Franklin D. Roosevelt | Betty Friedan | Betty Friedan | Martin Luther King | Martin Luther King | Jr | Jr | Martin Luther King | Jr | Martin Luther King | Jr

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Female shipyard workers at South Shields Female shipyard workers at South Shields

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southshields | southshields | shipbuilding | shipbuilding | johnreadheadsonsltd | johnreadheadsonsltd | shipyard | shipyard | shipyardworkers | shipyardworkers | ww2 | ww2 | industry | industry | industrial | industrial | womenworkers | womenworkers | northeastengland | northeastengland | tyneside | tyneside | 1940s | 1940s | happy | happy | smiles | smiles | industrialheritage | industrialheritage | maritimeheritage | maritimeheritage | abstract | abstract | blackandwhitephotograph | blackandwhitephotograph | digitalimage | digitalimage | archives | archives | shipbuildingheritage | shipbuildingheritage | johnreadhead | johnreadhead | johnreadheadsonssouthshields | johnreadheadsonssouthshields | northeastofengland | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | unitedkingdom | gathering | gathering | event | event | occasion | occasion | smiling | smiling | femaleshipyardworkers | femaleshipyardworkers | posing | posing | launch | launch | ship | ship | cargoship | cargoship | obra | obra | 7november1945 | 7november1945 | development | development | construction | construction | production | production | structure | structure | johnreadheadco | johnreadheadco | swanhuntergroup | swanhuntergroup | britishshipbuilders | britishshipbuilders | readheads | readheads | hainsteamshipcompanyltd | hainsteamshipcompanyltd | stricklineltd | stricklineltd | princeline | princeline | sirjamesknott | sirjamesknott | jsoftley | jsoftley | rail | rail | stone | stone | standing | standing | stairs | stairs | rope | rope | flowers | flowers | suit | suit | hat | hat | ribbon | ribbon | overalls | overalls | jumper | jumper | coat | coat | shoes | shoes | stockings | stockings | fascinating | fascinating | interesting | interesting | unusual | unusual | blur | blur | grain | grain | debris | debris | pocket | pocket | crease | crease | fabric | fabric | mouth | mouth | teeth | teeth | timber | timber

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STS.003 The Rise of Modern Science (MIT) STS.003 The Rise of Modern Science (MIT)

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This course studies the development of modern science from the seventeenth century to the present, focusing on Europe and the United States. Key questions include: What is science, and how is it done? How are discoveries made and accepted? What is the nature of scientific progress? What is the impact of science on society? What is the impact of society on science? Topics will be drawn from the histories of physics, chemistry, biology, psychology, and medicine.AcknowledgementThis class is based on the one originally designed and taught by Prof. David Jones. His Spring 2005 version can be viewed by following the link under Archived Courses on the right side of this page. This course studies the development of modern science from the seventeenth century to the present, focusing on Europe and the United States. Key questions include: What is science, and how is it done? How are discoveries made and accepted? What is the nature of scientific progress? What is the impact of science on society? What is the impact of society on science? Topics will be drawn from the histories of physics, chemistry, biology, psychology, and medicine.AcknowledgementThis class is based on the one originally designed and taught by Prof. David Jones. His Spring 2005 version can be viewed by following the link under Archived Courses on the right side of this page.

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technology; | technology; | technology | technology | society | society | modern | modern | seventeenth century | seventeenth century | present | present | discovery | discovery | progress | progress | history | history | physics | physics | chemistry | chemistry | biology | biology | genetics | genetics | geology | geology | medicine | medicine | psychology | psychology | computer science | computer science | race | race | ethics | ethics | scientific revolution | scientific revolution | warfare | warfare | evolution | evolution | Freud | Freud | Einstein | Einstein | Darwin | Darwin | experiment | experiment | eugenics | eugenics | technology and society | technology and society | policy | policy

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22.38 Probability And Its Applications To Reliability, Quality Control, And Risk Assessment (MIT) 22.38 Probability And Its Applications To Reliability, Quality Control, And Risk Assessment (MIT)

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This course covers interpretations of the concept of probability. Topics include basic probability rules; random variables and distribution functions; functions of random variables; and applications to quality control and the reliability assessment of mechanical/electrical components, as well as simple structures and redundant systems. The course also considers elements of statistics; Bayesian methods in engineering; methods for reliability and risk assessment of complex systems (event-tree and fault-tree analysis, common-cause failures, human reliability models); uncertainty propagation in complex systems (Monte Carlo methods, Latin Hypercube Sampling); and an introduction to Markov models. Examples and applications are drawn from nuclear and other industries, waste repositories, and mech This course covers interpretations of the concept of probability. Topics include basic probability rules; random variables and distribution functions; functions of random variables; and applications to quality control and the reliability assessment of mechanical/electrical components, as well as simple structures and redundant systems. The course also considers elements of statistics; Bayesian methods in engineering; methods for reliability and risk assessment of complex systems (event-tree and fault-tree analysis, common-cause failures, human reliability models); uncertainty propagation in complex systems (Monte Carlo methods, Latin Hypercube Sampling); and an introduction to Markov models. Examples and applications are drawn from nuclear and other industries, waste repositories, and mech

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risk | risk | uncertainty | uncertainty | nuclear accident | nuclear accident | disaster | disaster | meltdown | meltdown | probability | probability | risk assessment | risk assessment | PRA | PRA | probabalistic risk assessment | probabalistic risk assessment | NUREG-1150 | NUREG-1150 | WASH-1400 | WASH-1400 | failure | failure | applied probability | applied probability | applied statistics | applied statistics | system performance | system performance | MTBF | MTBF | decision | decision | hazard | hazard | fault tree analysis | fault tree analysis | event tree analysis | event tree analysis

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ía Preventiva y Comunitaria I (2015) ía Preventiva y Comunitaria I (2015)

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La Odontología Preventiva y Comunitaria pretende que el alumno sea capaz de conseguir y mantener la salud bucodental del individuo y de la comunidad a través del desarrollo de conocimientos, actitudes y habilidadaes básicos y aplicados para la promoción, prevención, diagnóstico y tratamiento integrado de las alteraciones más prevalentes del sistema estomatognático, independientemente que estos métodos preventivos sean aplicados a nivel individual o colectivo. La materia aporta una considerable contribución para adquirir competencias de la titulación, teniendo su estudio continuación con todas las disciplinas que integran el cirrículum del grado en Odontología. La Odontología Preventiva y Comunitaria pretende que el alumno sea capaz de conseguir y mantener la salud bucodental del individuo y de la comunidad a través del desarrollo de conocimientos, actitudes y habilidadaes básicos y aplicados para la promoción, prevención, diagnóstico y tratamiento integrado de las alteraciones más prevalentes del sistema estomatognático, independientemente que estos métodos preventivos sean aplicados a nivel individual o colectivo. La materia aporta una considerable contribución para adquirir competencias de la titulación, teniendo su estudio continuación con todas las disciplinas que integran el cirrículum del grado en Odontología.

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ía preventiva | ía preventiva | ía | ía | ph salivar | ph salivar | control de placa | control de placa | test de saliva | test de saliva | triplaque | triplaque

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