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  • Chu Hsi's "Family Rituals"by Patricia Buckley Ebrey; Chu Hsi

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 33.00

    Compiled by the great Neo-Confucian philosopher Chu Hsi (1130-1200), the Family Rituals is a manual for the private performance of the standard Chinese family rituals: initiations, weddings, funerals, and sacrifices to ancestral spirits. This translation makes the work, which is the most important text of its kind in the last thousand years of Chinese... more...

  • Alle Jahre wieder? Weihnachtliche Konsumstrukturen im Wandelby Tanja Roos

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 24.77

    Das Weihnachtsfest gilt vielerorts als das bedeutendste Familienfest des Jahres. Spätestens seit dem Ende der 1960er Jahre hat es sich darüber hinaus auch zum bedeutendsten Konsumereignis entwickelt. Tanja Roos analysiert Haushaltsbücher und Taschenkalender eines Kölner Haushalts, in denen für die Jahre 1933 bis 1992 detailliert das Konsumverhalten... more...

  • Festivusby Allen Salkin; Jerry Stiller

    Grand Central Publishing 2008; US$ 9.99

    A brand-new and revised edition of the hilarious guide to the national anti-holiday made famous by Seinfeld , complete with never-before-seen material, photos, and illustrations on how to prepare and enjoy your very own Festivus. more...

  • The Book of Teaby Kakuzo Okakura

    The Floating Press 1906; US$ 7.99

    The Book of Tea discusses the impact of "Teaism" on all aspects of Japanese culture and life. Kakuzo elaborates on the relationship between tea ceremony and Zen and Taoism. He also talks about the tea masters and their contribution to the tea ceremony. Kakuzo spoke English from an early age, and so was able to make his writings accessible... more...

  • Emily Post's Table Manners for Kidsby Cindy Post Senning; Steve Bjorkman; Peggy Post

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    Which fork do I use? How do you use chopsticks? Is it okay to answer my cell phone during dinner? What is the polite way to eat spaghetti? These and other important questions are answered in this handy guide to eating without grossing people out. Pretty much everything you need to know to get you through any meal is here?from table settings,... more...

  • The Baseball Codesby Jason Turbow; Michael Duca

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    Everyone knows that baseball is a game of intricate regulations, but it turns out to be even more complicated than we realize. What truly governs the Major League game is a set of unwritten rules, some of which are openly discussed (don?t steal a base with a big lead late in the game), and some of which only a minority of players are even aware of... more...

  • Mauritius Society & Culture Complete Reportby World Trade Press

    World Trade Press 2010; US$ 28.50

    Need to know it all? Our all-inclusive culture report for Mauritius will get up to speed on all aspects of culture in Mauritius, including lifecycle, religion, women, superstitions & folklore, sports, holidays & festivals, and etiquette. more...

  • Papua New Guinea Society & Culture Complete Reportby World Trade Press

    World Trade Press 2010; US$ 28.50

    Need to know it all? Our all-inclusive culture report for Papua New Guinea will get up to speed on all aspects of culture in Papua New Guinea, including lifecycle, religion, women, superstitions & folklore, sports, holidays & festivals, and etiquette. more...

  • Sudan Society & Culture Complete Reportby World Trade Press

    World Trade Press 2010; US$ 28.50

    Need to know it all? Our all-inclusive culture report for Sudan will get up to speed on all aspects of culture in Sudan, including lifecycle, religion, women, superstitions & folklore, sports, holidays & festivals, and etiquette. more...

  • Ukraine Society & Culture Complete Reportby World Trade Press

    World Trade Press 2010; US$ 28.50

    Need to know it all? Our all-inclusive culture report for Ukraine will get up to speed on all aspects of culture in Ukraine, including lifecycle, religion, women, superstitions & folklore, sports, holidays & festivals, and etiquette. more...