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Death & Dying

  • Megaproject: Case Study of China's Three Gorges Projectby Shiu-hung Luk; Joseph Whitney

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 210.00

    This volume translates crucial Chinese documents on a debate currently raging in China on a proposed project that has enormous implications for its environmental, economic, and social impact - the Three Gorges (Sanxia) Project on the Yangtze River. The most massive water resource project ever planned in China and one of the largest in the world, the... more...

  • Les Morts violentesby Eugène Gru; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Tout dit : adore-moi, je suis l'Éternel ! Depuis l'aigle impétueux dans sa course, jusqu'à la mouche capricieuse dans son vol ; du brin d'herbe qui brille, fier de sa goutte de rosée, jusqu'au cèdre orgueilleux qui, bravant l'orage, touche aux nues ; de l'éléphant qui se joue lourdement, insouciant de sa nourriture qu'il trouvera toujours,... more...

  • Les Morts mystérieuses de l'Histoireby Augustin Cabanès; Alexandre Lacassagne; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "L'histoire des rois de la première race n'est qu'incertitude et chaos. Les vacillations du pouvoir, l'existence éphémère des princes, la variation des récits sur les événements principaux, les changements de limites, la mobilité des principes, donnent à la narration des historiens les plus exacts une ambiguïté qui rend pénible le soin de... more...

  • Les Morts mystérieuses de l'Histoireby Augustin Cabanès; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "A entendre le bon médecin, Louis XIII enfant était très enclin à boire de l'alcool, ce dont il se montre très inquiet : Héroard craignait beaucoup pour son royal client l'usage du vin (l'alcoolisme n'est pas une préoccupation médicale d'apparition contemporaine). Henri IV, qui aimait le bon vin, en faisait verser au Dauphin toutes les fois... more...

  • Denying to the Graveby Sara E. Gorman; Jack M. Gorman

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 21.99 US$ 18.91

    In Denying to the Grave , authors Sara and Jack Gorman explore the psychology of health science denial. Using several examples of such denial as test cases, they propose seven key principles that may lead individuals to reject "accepted" health-related wisdom. more...

  • Helping Children and Adolescents Think about Death, Dying and Bereavementby Marian Carter

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2016; US$ 27.95

    How can children begin to understand death and cope with bereavement? And how can we, as adults, support and engage with children as they encounter this complex subject?Exploring how children and adolescents can engage with all aspects of death, dying and bereavement, this comprehensive guide looks at how children comprehend the death of a pet or someone... more...

  • Mortuary Dialoguesby David Lipset; Eric K. Silverman

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 34.95

    Mortuary Dialogues presents fresh perspectives on death and mourning across the Pacific Islands. Through a set of rich ethnographies, the book examines how funerals and death rituals give rise to discourse and debate about sustaining moral personhood and community amid modernity and its enormous transformations. The book's key concept, "mortuary... more...

  • Theater of the Deadby Jeehee Hong

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 59.00

    In eleventh-century China, both the living and the dead were treated to theatrical spectacles. Chambers designed for the deceased were ornamented with actors and theaters sculpted in stone, molded in clay, rendered in paint. Notably, the tombs were not commissioned for the scholars and officials who dominate the historical record of China but affluent... more...

  • I Am Hereby Johannes Klabbers

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2016; US$ 20.99

    What comfort can an agnostic give people who are suffering or dying? Looking for more meaning in his work, Johannes Klabbers gave up a tenured academic position to spend his days caring for the sick and dying. He trained as a secular pastoral carer in a cancer hospital, and from the patients there he learned how simply talking and listening can... more...

  • Scythe and the Cityby Christian Henriot

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 65.00

    The issue of death has loomed large in Chinese cities in the modern era. Throughout the Republican period, Shanghai swallowed up lives by the thousands. Exposed bodies strewn around in public spaces were a threat to social order as well as to public health. In a place where every group had its own beliefs and set of death and funeral practices, how... more...