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The Emperor's Harem in Late Imperial China - Chinese History - History of China The private life of the emperor and his harem is the stuff of a Hollywood blockbuster or best-selling biography. The life of the emperor was full of ritual performance, including what went on in his boudoir. One of the most important rituals of the Son of Heaven was to produce other celestial sons. Despite the lack of motion pictures and television way back in late imperial China, the details of the emperor's boudoir did not go unrecorded.

Black History Month Timeline August 20. Twenty Africans arrived in Jamestown, Virginia, aboard a Dutch ship. They were the first blacks to be forcibly settled as involuntary laborers in the North American British Colonies. Massachusetts was the first colony to legalize slavery by statute. September 13. Charles Moore, 1931-2010 Charles Moore, 1931-2010 Charles Moore, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is arrested for loitering outside a courtroom where his friend and associate Ralph Abernathy is appearing for a trial, 1958 Charles Moore, On a downtown Montgomery, Alabama street, racial violence erupts, 1958 Charles Moore, Birmingham, Alabama, policemen use police dogs during civil rights demonstrations, May 1963

Children's Publishing Group News As it did with music and cellphones, Apple today fundamentally redefined what a textbook is with the announcement of iBooks 2 and its accompanying iBooks Author software. The benefits of iBooks 2 and its interactive textbooks were hammered home during Apple’s New York City press event today: they’re interactive, easily updated, portable, the list goes on. But now that Apple’s hype machine has calmed down a bit, the issues with the company’s grand plan to revitalize education are becoming more apparent. iPads for everyone? First, there are the obvious problems.

EUNUCHS IN CHINA {*style:<b> </b>*} Qing era eunuchs The tradition of using eunuchs in the imperial court goes back at least 2,000 years. African American National Biography General Editors: Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Evelyn Brooks HigginbothamExecutive Editor: Steven J. Niven The African American National Biography (AANB) is a joint project of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University and Oxford University Press. Edited by Professors Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, this landmark undertaking resulted in an eight-volume print edition containing over 4,000 individual biographies, indices, and supplementary matter.

Charles Moore, 1931-2010 Charles Moore, the celebrated Black Star photographer whose searing images of violence and injustice during the Civil Rights Era helped mobilize U.S. public opinion toward change, died last week at the age of 79. The Black Star family joins the world in mourning him. Ben Chapnick, Black Star’s president, has had the privilege of discussing Moore and his legacy in interviews with the news media since the legendary photographer’s passing. SMART Notebook collaborative learning software SMART Notebook collaborative learning software SMART Notebook collaborative learning software sets the standard for creating, delivering and managing interactive lessons within a single application. This award-winning software includes a rich set of lesson creation and delivery features and connects you to a full ecosystem of content, tools and support.

History of the Forbidden City, Beijing, China History of the Forbidden City 紫禁城的历史 At the beginning of the fifteenth century, the third Ming emperor, YongLe, created one of the most dazzling architectural masterpieces in the world. The Forbidden City, located in the center of China's capital, Beijing, displays an extraordinarily harmonious balance between buildings and open space within a more or less symmetrical layout. 在十五世纪初期,永乐年间明朝的第三个皇帝朱棣,建造了这个在建筑史上最耀眼的建筑之一。 紫禁城,位于中国首都北京的中心,其整体布局十分严谨,凸显着和谐平稳,建筑与空间之间都蕴藏着对称设计。 His three architects, Hsu Tai, Yuan An and Feng Chiao, were given the brief to build an extravagant set of palaces to serve as the emperor's metropolis.

National Archives EEO Special Emphasis Observances The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday It took 15 years to create the federal Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Powerful Days: Index The School of Visual Communication (VisCom) offers an interdisciplinary visual communication degree in four specialized sequences. Information Design: Interactive Students learn how to integrate audio, video, still images and illustrations for the web and mobile devices. Information architecture and user experience design are key components explored to tell stories in a digital medium. View student work in the gallery Information Design: Publication

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