2020.11.4 New ArrivalsHas China Won?: The Chinese Challenge to American Primacy
AUTHOR: Kishore Mahbubani
China and America are world powers without serious rivals. They eye each other warily across the Pacific; they communicate poorly; there seems to be little natural empathy. A massive geopolitical contest has begun.
Kishore Mahbubani, a diplomat and scholar with unrivaled access to policymakers in Beijing and Washington, has written the definitive guide to the deep fault lines in the relationship, a clear-eyed assessment of the risk of any confrontation, and a bracingly honest appraisal of the strengths and weaknesses and superpower eccentricities, of the United States and China.
Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive
AUTHOR: Marc Brackett Ph.D.
PUBLISHER: Celadon Books
The mental well-being of children and adults is shockingly poor. Marc Brackett, author of "Permission to Feel," knows why. And he knows what we can do.
"We have a crisis on our hands, and its victims are our children."
Marc Brackett is a professor in Yale University’s Child Study Center and founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. In his 25 years as an emotion scientist, he has developed a remarkably effective plan to improve the lives of children and adults — a blueprint for understanding our emotions and using them wisely so that they help, rather than hinder, our success and well-being. The core of his approach is a legacy from his childhood, from an astute uncle who gave him permission to feel. He was the first adult who managed to see Marc, listen to him and recognize the suffering, bullying and abuse he’d endured. And that was the beginning of Marc’s awareness that what he was going through was temporary. He wasn’t alone, he wasn’t stuck on a timeline and he wasn’t “wrong” to feel scared, isolated and angry. Now, best of all, he could do something about it.
In the decades since, Marc has led large research teams and raised tens of millions of dollars to investigate the roots of emotional well-being. His prescription for healthy children (and their parents, teachers and schools) is a system called RULER, a high-impact and fast-effect approach to understanding and mastering emotions that has already transformed the thousands of schools that have adopted it. RULER has been proven to reduce stress and burnout, improve school climate and enhance academic achievement. This book is the culmination of Marc’s development of RULER and his way to share the strategies and skills with readers around the world. It is tested, and it works.
This book combines rigor, science, passion and inspiration in equal parts. Too many children and adults are suffering; they are ashamed of their feelings and emotionally unskilled, but they don’t have to be. Marc Brackett’s life mission is to reverse this course, and this book can show you how.
Change Your Brain, Change Your Grades: The Secrets of Successful Students: Science-Based Strategies to Boost Memory, Strengthen Focus, and Study Faster
AUTHOR: Daniel G. Amen, Chloe Amen Alize Castellanos
PUBLISHER: BenBella Books
Do you feel like you should be getting better grades? Are you spending more time studying than the A students in your class but not getting the same results? Are you heading back to school after a long break and need a refresher to get more done in less time?
With schools becoming more competitive and technology becoming increasingly distracting, today’s students face a minefield of obstacles to academic success. Doing well in school isn’t just a matter of smarts or more studying: It takes good habits, practical tools — and a healthy brain.
Brain health pioneer Dr. Daniel Amen knows what it takes to get the brain ready to succeed. "Change Your Brain, Change Your Grades" draws on Dr. Amen’s experience as a neuroscientist and psychiatrist as well as the latest brain science to help you study more effectively, learn faster and stay focused so you can achieve your academic goals. This practical guide will help you:
•Discover your unique brain type and learning style
•Kick bad habits and adopt smarter study practices
•Get more out of your classes with less overall study time
•Memorize faster and remember things longer
•Increase your confidence and beat stress
For underachievers, stressed-out studiers and students from middle school to college and beyond, "Change Your Brain, Change Your Grades" gives you the knowledge and tools you need to get the best out of yourself.
Korean Art from 1953: Collision, Innovation, Interaction
AUTHOR : Yeon Shim Chung (Editor), Sunjung Kim (Editor), Kimberly Chung (Editor), Keith B. Wagner (Editor)
PUBLISHER : Phaidon Press
Starting with the armistice that divided the Korean Peninsula in 1953, this one-of-a-kind book spotlights the artistic movements and collectives that have flourished and evolved throughout Korean culture over the past seven decades — from the 1950s avant-garde to the feminist scene in the 1970s, the birth of the Gwangju Biennale in the 1990s, the lesser-known North Korean art scene and all the artists who have emerged to secure a place in the international art world.