The Spoils of Dust

- Reinventing the Lake that Made Los Angeles

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The Spoils of Dust
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Udgivelsesdato:
26-09-2018
Sprog:
Engelsk
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Transforming Consciousness forces us to rethink the entire project in modern China of the "translation of the West." Taken together, the chapters develop a wide-ranging and deeply sourced argument that Yogacara Buddhism played a much more important role in the development of modern Chinese thought (including philosophy, religion, scientific thinking, social, thought, and more) than has previously been recognized. They show that Yogacara Buddhism enabled keyintellectuals of the late Qing and early Republic to understand, accept, modify, and critique central elements of Western social, political, and scientific thought. The chapters cover the entire period of Yogacara's distinct shaping of modern Chinese intellectual movements, from its roots in Meiji Japanthrough its impact on New Confucianism. If non-Buddhists found Yogacara useful as an indigenous form of logic and scientific thinking, Buddhists found it useful in thinking through the fundamental principles of the Mahayana school, textual criticism, and reforming the canon. This is a crucial intervention into contemporary scholarly understandings of China's twentieth century, and it comes at a moment in which increasing attention is being paid to modern Chinese thought, both in Westernscholarship and within China.Once the third largest lake in California, and among the world's greatest air pollution offenders, the deadened Owens Lakewas for decades merely a catastrophic footnote to the most notorious water grab in modern history. Now, the lake has been reassembled to exceed the value of what was lost - without refilling its shores and depriving Los Angeles of its water supply. InSpoils of Dust the lake's peculiar redemption is the backdrop for investigating contemporary relationships between landscapedesign, control, and perception. The lake-like terrain is the most intimate display of modern technocratic vision and exposes thelimits of invention and control of infrastructural ecologies. Whether by observations of dust or scenery, it is as much the productof how we perceive and value landscape today. Answering its analysis, the book concludes with a visual atlas and proposal toinduce more imaginative outcomes and perceptions.

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Udgivelsesdato:
26-09-2018
ISBN13:
9781940743486
Bredde:
178 mm
Højde:
229 mm
Format:
Paperback
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    Transforming Consciousness develops a wide-ranging and deeply sourced argument that Yogacara Buddhism played a much more important role in the development of modern Chinese thought than has previously been recognized. It shows how key Chinese thinkers used Yogacara Buddhism to make sense of and to change the modern world.Once the third largest lake in California, and among the world's greatest air pollution offenders, the deadened Owens Lakewas for decades merely a catastrophic footnote to the 180 colour

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