During the Han Dynasty the theory of the Five Elements became inseparably intertwined with the Yin Yang theory of Changes, also known as the Yi Ching (I-Ching). According to the “Book of Changes: Cycle of Elemental Music”, Earth, Metal, Wood, Fire and Water correspond with spleen, lung, liver, heart and kidney respectively.
Take three Chinese musicians schooled in the ancient art of traditional music making. A tradition that evokes images of romance and mystery. Add the futuristic, yet always musical sound of a synthesizer and apply state-of-the-art Chesky sonic technology. The result? I Ching: Of The Marsh and The Moon. This instrumental recording offers melodies that are at times distressingly beautiful, rhythmically driving and lushly melodic. Featuring Sisi Chen playing the Yangqin (Chinese hammered dulcimer), Tao Chen on Chinese flute and Bao Li on Erhu (two stringed Chinese fiddle) with the synthesizer of Joel Goodman, this is World music meeting New Age. This is I Ching.
THE LADY ASSASSIN (1982) is another entertaining kung fu/swordplay/costume adventure from Hong Kong's Shaw Bros. studio. It deals with a battle over succession to the Ching dynasty throne and the various kung fu fighters who get involved on behalf of the opposing factions. It starts out when the 4th Prince, one of over a dozen heirs eligible to succeed the Emperor, solicits a scholar for help and agrees to lift Ching-instituted sanctions on the Han majority if the scholar, a noted opponent of the Ching regime, will alter a letter on the imperial decree of succession so that the next in line is not the designated 14th Prince, as specified in the decree signed by the dying Emperor, but the 4th.
Architectural Graphics presents a wide range of basic graphic tools and techniques designers use to communicate architectural ideas. Expanding upon the wealth of illustrations and information that have made this title a classic, this Fourth Edition provides expanded and updated coverage of drawing materials, multiview drawings, paraline drawings, and perspective drawings. …