A Study of Dragons, East and West (Asian Thought and by Qiguang Zhao

By Qiguang Zhao

Few symbols saturate human civilization so greatly and carefully as these of the ever present and enigmatic dragon. This compelling publication examines, compares, and analyzes the looks and symbolization of the japanese and Western dragons and treats them because the crystallization of human cultures. It indicates that chinese language dragons resemble each other yet recommend varied rules in numerous contexts, whereas Western dragons have varied appearances yet usually denote a unmarried thought. As some of the most amazing achievements of dragonology, this ebook deals miraculous new insights into dragons as zoological «fact», mental archetypes, and ideological symbols.

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If we have rambled too far, maybe the range boss, J. F. " Mody was still properly deferential to his old boss, Dobie. From Hell to Breakfast contains the traditional TFS topics: four papers on Negro folklore, followed by three Mexican and three Indian articles. A definitive article on cattle earmarks and another on Spanish-Indian cattle brands are worth remembering for future reference. The miscellany contained an article by John Lomax entitled "Adventures of a Ballad Hunter," which was a forecast to his autobiographical book by the same title which came out three years later.

He wrote a detailed twenty-eight-page pamphlet entitled "The Controversy at the University of Texas: 1939 1945," in which he traced the history of the Rainey-Painter affair. This was done at the request of the Student Committee for Academic Freedom. He also wrote a long iambic pentameter ode entitled "Tranquility" that satirized the Board of Regents, UT President Theophilus Shickel Painter, and sycophant faculty members who were trying to establish campus tranquility. After a catalog of UT "professors of tranquility," Henry concluded his verse with his request to the Goddess of Tranquility: Keep thou our Alma Mater safe in pawn, Prolong the darkness, and postpone the dawn, Till life and mind are lost in one vast tranquil yawn.

There is more to this poem than that which is quoted above. I spent much time on the telephone with Ernest Speck, who was on campus for much of the fray and provided historical background for the anonymous poem's brief explication. And Henry Nash Smith performed his duties as president of Page 8 the TFS in the midst of all this! By the spring of '44 gasoline on the home front was scarce and tightly rationed. Car tires were virtually unavailable. The trains were packed with troops and tanks and war supplies.

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