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American Wheels, Chinese Roads: The Story of General Motors in China
Michael J. Dunne
How could one company—General Motors—meet disaster on one continent and achieve explosive growth on another at the very same time? While General Motors was hurtling towards bankruptcy in 2009, GM’s subsidiary in China was setting new sales and profit records. This book reveals how extraordinary people, remarkable decisions and surprising breaks made triumph in China possible for General Motors. It also shows just how vulnerable that ...
China's Wings: War, Intrigue, Romance, and Adventure in the Middle Kingdom During the Golden Age of Flight
From the acclaimed author of Enduring Patagonia comes a dazzling tale of aerial adventure set against the roiling backdrop of war in Asia. The incredible real-life saga of the flying band of brothers who opened the skies over China in the years leading up to World War II—and boldly safeguarded them during that conflict— China’s Wings is one of the most exhilarating untold chapters in the annals of flight. At the center of the ...
M. L. Malcolm
Good Read Publishing
Inspired by true stories from the author's family, Silent Lies tells the story of Leo Hoffman, a dashing young Hungarian with a gift for languages who inadvertently becomes embroiled in an international counterfeiting scheme during the general chaos following WWI. When the botched plans end in a murder, Leo flees to the scandal-filled city of Shanghai, hoping to make a new life there for himself and the woman he loves. However, one small ...
Hiding in a Cave of Trunks
Hiding in a Cave of Trunks: A Prominent Jewish Family's Century in Shanghai and Internment in a WWII POW camp. Against an impressive historical background, China-born Ester Benjamin Shifren relates the saga of her family's century-long existence in Shanghai, the city often referred to as "The Paris of the East," and details the culture and tribulations of the colorful multi-ethnic population. In the 1840s a vessel brought the Benjamins from ...
Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret (Moody Classics)
Dr. and Mrs. Howard Taylor
Now with a new foreword by George Verwer. A spiritual biography of the "father of modern missions," Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret poses the question: What empowered Hudson Taylor's ministry in China? The answer: a fierce faith that believed God truly would fulfill the promises in His Word. Written by the missionary statesman's son and daughter-in-law, this book is intended for Christians who "need and long for just the inward joy ...
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
A soul-stirring story of two college friends who reconnect after 20 years. One is living life apart from God in comfortable corporate America, while the other is living for Christ under intense persecution in China. This challenging book will convict the heart of readers to live in the light of eternity.
BRS Gross Anatomy (Board Review Series)
Kyung Won Chung PhD
Harold M. Chung MD
This revised seventh edition prepares students for first-year anatomy courses and the USMLE Step 1. Written in the popular Board Review Series outline format, this text presents the essentials of human anatomy in the form of concise descriptions and full-color illustrations. USMLE-style questions at the end of each chapter emphasize board-relevant information and allow for self-testing to confirm strengths and uncover areas of weakness. The 100 ...
Running with the Tiger
A Memoir of an Extraordinary Young Woman’s Life in Hong Kong, China, the South Pacific and POW Camp Ansie Lee Sperry's beautiful and witty memoir combines passages from her personal diaries, historical research, photos and sketches to portray the fascinating life of a woman who lived in challenging times. Ansie grew up in a prominent Hong Kong family, one of fourteen children in a household with four mothers. Sent to England for her education ...
China: Portrait of a People
From the subtropical jungles of Yunnan to the frozen wastes of Heilongjiang; across the scalding deserts of Xinjiang and beneath Hong Kong's neon blur. Tramping through China by train, bus, boat, motorcycle, mule or hitching on the back of anything that moved. On a budget so scant that he drew sympathetic stares from peasants. Backpacking photographer Tom Carter somehow succeeded in circumnavigating over 35,000 miles (56,000 kilometers) ...
Created for Commitment
A. Wetherell Johnson
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
This fascinating account portrays God's power in the life and ministry of A. Wetherell Johnson, from her overseas mission work to the founding and remarkable growth of Bible Study Fellowship.
Skyscrapers: A History of the World's Most Extraordinary Buildings -- Revised and Updated
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
Now, bigger than ever, this long-awaited revised edition of Judith Dupré's best-selling Skyscrapers is a giant celebration of today's most significant superstructures. It features an all-new design with full-color photographs, 10 new buildings, and informative updates throughout. Unique in scale and design, Skyscrapers explores in-depth more than 60 buildings, including One World Trade Center, Burj Dubai, the Shanghai World Financial ...
China: People Place Culture History
As the world's oldest continuous civilization and most populous country, with the fastest-growing economy, China is experiencing profound social, economic, and political change. A detailed exploration of the country's long, rich history paired with its complex present makes China a one-of-a-kind reference that offers an eye-opening, thought-provoking and authoritative visual guide to one of the world's great nations. AUTHOR BIO: Written by an ...
A Thousand Invisible Cords: An American Lawyer's Unorthodox Journey
Sanford H. Perliss
Sanford H. Perliss, A Professional Law Corporation
In this memoir, Attorney Sanford Perliss narrates a fascinating and surprising insider’s journey into the world of criminal and immigration law in the multicultural melting pot of Southern California. A former Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney, Perliss became the first American lawyer licensed by the People’s Republic of China to open a foreign law office in Central China, Sichuan Province, City of Chengdu. Perliss’ unorthodox ...
The Generalissimo: Chiang Kai-shek and the Struggle for Modern China (Belknap Press)
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
One of the most momentous stories of the last century is China’s rise from a self-satisfied, anti-modern, decaying society into a global power that promises to one day rival the United States. Chiang Kai-shek, an autocratic, larger-than-life figure, dominates this story. A modernist as well as a neo-Confucianist, Chiang was a man of war who led the most ancient and populous country in the world through a quarter century of bloody revolutions, ...
Years of Red Dust: Stories of Shanghai
St. Martin's Press
Published originally in the pages of Le Monde, this collection of linked short stories by Qiu Xiaolong has already been a major bestseller in France (Cite de la Poussiere Rouge) and Germany (Das Tor zur Roten Gasse), where it and the author was the subject of a major television documentary. The stories in Years of Red Dust trace the changes in modern China over fifty years—from the early days of the Communist revolution in 1949 to the ...
A Concubine for the Family: A Family Saga in China
Amy S. Kwei
This novel covers a tumultuous era in Chinese history beginning in 1937 and ending in 1941. It also explores the circumstances surrounding the true-life event of my grandmother's gift of a concubine to my grandfather on his birthday. This is also a story of family solidarity and feminine heroism in times of war and destruction.
Daughter of China
C. Hope Flinchbaugh
C Hope Flinchbaugh
Daughter of China is a novel based on true accounts of persecuted Christians in China and women and their daughters who faced the one child policy there. Like young women everywhere, Mei Lin longs for an education, a career—even love. But the system she lives in doesn’t tolerate religious belief. Must she abandon her beliefs to achieve the life she’s always dreamed of? In this astonishing debut novel, author C. Hope Flinchbaugh employs ...
Getting China and India Right: Strategies for Leveraging the World's Fastest Growing Economies for Global ...
Anil K. Gupta
This book is the first strategic guide for multi-national corporations (MNCs)who are contemplating expanding into both China and India. Gupta and Wang explain how many MNCs view China and India solely from the lens of off-shoring and cost-reduction, and focusing their marketing strategies on only the top 5-10% of the population. This is a missed opportunity. China and India are the only two countries that constitute four realities that are ...
Mah-jongg: From Shanghai to Miami Beach
The Chinese game of skill, luck, clattering tiles, and "100 intelligences" is more popular than ever with a growing cross-cultural audience. This handsomely illustrated pop culture celebration of the game—the first of its kind—traces mah-jongg's storied history from its roots in China through its immense popularity in the U.S. in the 1920s to its popularity in the Jewish community and resurgence among a whole new generation of players. ...
Sheryl Sandberg, China & Me
JG_Ink is publisher, a division of Pink Streak Ink
An executive on the rise, Jennifer took an assignment in Shanghai moving her family half-way around the world for her career. After leaning-in, traveling tens of thousands of miles, she discovered that she was losing her daughter. Finding her family again meant losing her career or maybe just realizing it was never there in the first place. This journey of discovery is intimately told as though you were Jennifer's best friend. Laugh, cry and ...
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