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London, 1958 - Soho, Notting Hill ... an international of smoky jazz golf equipment, espresso bars and hip hang-outs within the heart of London's rising formative years tradition. The younger and stressed - absolutely the rookies - have been making a global as diverse as they dared from the conventional picture of England's eco-friendly and delightful land. keep on with our younger photographer as he files the moments of a tender teenager's existence within the capital- intercourse, medications and rock 'n' roll, the period of the 1st race riots and the lead-up to the swinging sixties. A 20th century cult vintage, Absolute newbies continues to be the fashion bible for a person attracted to Mod tradition and paints a shiny photograph of a altering society with perception and sensitivity.

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The most significant contribution of Cha Chitso in the field of scholarship was a complete history of the Ming dynasty, entitled ~·~~· Tsui-wei lu in 97 chuan, compiled over a period of twenty years (1655-75) and arranged after the manner of the official dynastic histories. It was never printed, for fear it would give offense to the Manchu authorities. A manuscript copy supposed to be, in part at least, in the authors's own clear handwriting was reproduced in facsimile in the third series of the RY-msitfiJ Ssi1-pu ts'ung-k'an (1936).

It is said that Asitan was also the author of discourses (~if chiang-i) on the Great Learning and the Doctrine of the Mean, in Chinese. ,, and Hesu [q. ], especially the latter, also distinguished themselves as translators. A grandson, Liu-pao i/ f* (T. ~ff H. ~~A, chin-shih of 1721), served as junior vice-president of the Board of Civil Office (1740-43). Many other descendants of Asitan were famous officials (see under Lin-ch'ing and Ch'ung-hou). <*m). [1/296/6a; l/489/13a; 1/125/3a; 3/74/38a; 3/133/ 7a; 4/52/24b; 34/3/25b; Pa-ch'i Man-chou shih-tsu t'ung-p'u (see under AnfiyanggQ) 28/Sa; ShCng-yii.

IJI. K. 1/1a, 2/8a, 19/lla; Wang Shih-ch~n [q. ], Hsiang-tsu pi-chi 3/20b; Cha SMn-hsing [q. ] FANG CHAQ-YING CHA-lang-a. See under Jalangga. tjf (original ming ~ill, $jf, T. mJ~, 'I#, H. ft~. , Mrr, ••. &~A, fft:1V5±), July 27, 1715-1783, Jan. 31, official and poet, was a native of Wan-p'ing (Peking). From the T'ang period onward his family lived in southern Anhwei, from where his branch of the family first moved to Lin-ch'uan, Kiangsi, and then to Peking. His great-great-great-grandfather came to live in Peking in 1590.

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