Rivers of China

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Rivers of China, The (1987)

Perspective and Prospects of China's Pan-Pearl River Delta

Diving behaviour of freshwater finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides) in an oxbow of the Yangtze River, China

David A. Pietz. The Yellow River: The Problem of Water in Modern China.

Phylogenetic diversity, composition and distribution of bacterioplankton community in the Dongjiang River, China

Lineage, Market, Pirate, and Dan: Ethnicity in the Pearl River Delta of South China

Prehistoric Wetland Occupations in the Lower Regions of the Yangtze River, China

The Yellow River: The Problem of Water in Modern China. By David A. Pietz.

Source Areas for the Early Immigration of Sogatella furcifera (Homoptera: Delphacidae) at Xiushan in the Middle Reach of Yangtze River of China

Population Dynamics of Spodoptera litura (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) on Bt Cotton in the Yangtze River Valley of China

Agreements between China and Japan recognising the River Tumen as the Boundary between China and Corea, the Opening of Ports etc., the Position of Coreans in the Boundary Districts of China, and the Extension and Connection of Railways, signed at Peking, 4 September 1909

Protocol between China and Russia for the Delimitation of the Frontier along the River Horgos, signed at Kure, 12 June 1915

Sequence Variation and Gene Duplication at MHC DQB Loci of Baiji (Lipotes vexillifer), a Chinese River Dolphin

Vertical distribution and diversity of sulfate-reducing prokaryotes in the Pearl River estuarine sediments, Southern China

Change of bacterial communities in sediments along Songhua River in Northeastern China after a nitrobenzene pollution event

Structure, reproduction and flood-induced dynamics of riparian Tugai forests at the Tarim River in Xinjiang, NW China

To Be or Not to Be: On the Pathos of Chinese Environmental Writing about the Yellow River

Micah S. Muscolino. The Ecology of War in China: Henan Province, the Yellow River, and Beyond, 1938–1950.


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A: Alma de Groen Pf: 1987, Sydney Pb: 1988 G: Drama in 2 acts S: Gurdjieff's Institute, Fontainebleau, France, 1922–3, and hospital, Sydney, 1987 C: 7m, 6f (performed by 4m, 3f)In 1922 Katherine Mansfield, the writer, tells her husband John (‘Jack’) Middleton Murry that she is going to seek a cure for her tuberculosis by visiting Gurdjieff's Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man in Fontainebleau. Russian mystic Gurdjieff, telling Katherine that she has been asleep and does not know who she is, subjects her to a rigorous regime designed to bring her back into harmony with her self and her body. In 1987, Wayne, a hospital cleaner, becomes interested in a male patient who has woken from plastic surgery convinced that he is Katherine Mansfield. Wayne is surprised to learn that there have been male poets. It seems that, after being ‘silenced for centuries’, women have taken their revenge by criminalizing male creativity. If necessary, women can now use the Medusa look, which avenges earlier male exploitation of women by inducing paralysis. While Katherine's physical condition deteriorates, the hospital patient, unable to get any Shakespeare, begs Wayne to bring him writing materials. Katherine loses faith in Gurdjieff, convinced that he is an old lecher who despises women. When Wayne discovers the patient is dying of TB, Dr Rahel, who created him, offers Wayne the choice between letting the Man live an ordinary life or die having written like Katherine Mansfield. Wayne says that he should be allowed to die.

A: Alma de Groen Pf: 1987, Sydney Pb: 1988 G: Drama in 2 acts S: Gurdjieff's Institute, Fontainebleau, France, 1922–3, and hospital, Sydney, 1987 C: 7m, 6f (performed by 4m, 3f)

De Groen's finest play contains two major themes: a futuristic vision in which the suppression of women's creativity by men is reversed, so that men's history is blanked out; and the choice faced by many creative people, that they may lose their artistic talent if they are rendered psychologically normal. The interweaving of the two time periods offers a fascinating framework for these explorations.

Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights).

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