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Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China
A New York Times Notable Book Empress Dowager Cixi (1835–1908) is the most important woman in Chinese history. She ruled China for decades and brought a medieval empire into the modern age. At the age of sixteen, in a nationwide selection for royal consorts, Cixi was chosen as one of the emperor’s numerous concubines. When he died in 1861, their five-year-old son succeeded to the throne. Cixi at once launched a palace coup against the ...
Dreams of Joy: A Novel
Random House, 2011
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In her most powerful novel yet, acclaimed author Lisa See returns to the story of sisters Pearl and May from Shanghai Girls, and Pearl’s strong-willed nineteen-year-old daughter, Joy. Reeling from newly uncovered family secrets, Joy runs away to Shanghai in early 1957 to find her birth father—the artist Z.G. Li, with whom both May and Pearl were once in love. Dazzled by him, and blinded by idealism and ...
Upsurge Books, 2010
1949. Shanghai is in turmoil as the Communist army approaches. In the ensuing chaos, a young crime lord loses a treasure of priceless value. 2008. Dean Lashure discovers a roll of film in an ancient camera, but he does not realize that what he is about to see will change his life forever. What starts out as a romantic treasure hunt turns into something darker and far more dangerous when the Hong Kong Triads get involved. Finding the gold is ...
Shanghai Mission (Navy SEAL Grant Stevens)
An intriguing proposition has been extended to retired Navy SEAL Grant Stevens. Equipment, transportation, salaries, money in offshore accounts will be supplied by four wealthy individuals. Every mission will be sanctioned by the President of the United States. All he has to do? Organize a Team. Comprised of former Navy SEALs, and headed by Stevens, Team Alpha Tango is a force to be reckoned with. Three months after a successful ...
The McCall Initiative Episode 1.1: Deception
Webfoot Publishing, 2013
What if the Pacific Northwest seceded from the United States? In 2063, it has. The climate change that's devastated all but the Northwest corner of the U.S. has been around since before Piper Hall was born. She doesn't spend much time thinking about it, the secession that created Cascadia, or the closed border, erected to keep out climate refugees. All she wants is to get through high school and earn a medical degree so she can pull her ...
Rules for Virgins (Kindle Single)
Byliner Inc., 2011
In her startlingly sensual new story, “Rules for Virgins”—this 43-page jewel of a tale is the first fiction she has published in six years—beloved bestselling author Amy Tan (“The Joy Luck Club,” “The Bonesetter’s Daughter”) takes us deep into the illicit world of 1912 Shanghai, where beautiful courtesans mercilessly compete for the patronage of wealthy gentlemen. For the women, the contest is deadly serious, a perilous game of ...
The Good Earth (Oprah's Book Club)
Pearl S. Buck
Washington Square Press
Nobel Laureate Pearl S. Buck’s epic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and Oprah Book Club selection about a vanished China and one family’s shifting fortunes. Though more than seventy years have passed since this remarkable novel won the Pulitzer Prize, it has retained its popularity and become one of the great modern classics. In The Good Earth Pearl S. Buck paints an indelible portrait of China in the 1920s, when the last emperor reigned and ...
The Valley of Amazement
Amy Tan’s The Valley of Amazement is a sweeping, evocative epic of two women’s intertwined fates and their search for identity, that moves from the lavish parlors of Shanghai courtesans to the fog-shrouded mountains of a remote Chinese village. Spanning more than forty years and two continents, The Valley of Amazement resurrects pivotal episodes in history: from the collapse of China’s last imperial dynasty, to the rise of the ...
Night in Shanghai
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014
In 1936, classical pianist Thomas Greene is recruited to Shanghai to lead a jazz orchestra of fellow African-American expats. From being flat broke in segregated Baltimore to living in a mansion with servants of his own, he becomes the toast of a city obsessed with music, money, pleasure and power, even as it ignores the rising winds of war. Song Yuhua is refined and educated, and has been bonded since age eighteen to Shanghai’s most ...
Shanghai Girls: A Novel
Random House, 2009
BONUS: This edition contains a Shanghai Girls discussion guide and an excerpt from Lisa See's Dreams of Joy . In 1937 Shanghai—the Paris of Asia—twenty-one-year-old Pearl Chin and her younger sister, May, are having the time of their lives. Both are beautiful, modern, and carefree—until the day their father tells them that he has gambled away their wealth. To repay his debts, he must sell the girls as wives to suitors who have traveled ...
Stocks for the Long Run 5/E: The Definitive Guide to Financial Market Returns & Long-Term Investment ...
The stock-investing classic--UPDATED TO HELP YOU WIN IN TODAY'S CHAOTIC GLOBAL ECONOMY Much has changed since the last edition of Stocks for the Long Run . The financial crisis, the deepest bear market since the Great Depression, and the continued growth of the emerging markets are just some of the contingencies directly affecting every portfolio in the world. To help you navigate markets and make the best investment decisions, ...
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Beijing and Shanghai
The updated and expanded DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Beijing & Shanghai will lead you straight to the best attractions these great cities have to offer, from the Great Wall of China to the Forbidden City. With the help of full-color photography and illustrated cutaways, floor plans, and reconstructions of the stunning architecture of both cities, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Beijing & Shanghai allows you to visualize your destinations. ...
The Web That Has No Weaver : Understanding Chinese Medicine
The Web That Has No Weaver is the classic, comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of Chinese alternative medicine. This accessible and invaluable resource has earned its place as the foremost authority in synthesizing Wester and Eastern healing practices. This revised edition is the product of years of further reflection on ancient Chinese sources and active involvement in cutting-edge scientific research.
Forgotten Ally: China’s World War II, 1937-1945
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The epic, untold story of China’s devastating eight-year war of resistance against Japan For decades, a major piece of World War II history has gone virtually unwritten. The war began in China, two years before Hitler invaded Poland, and China eventually became the fourth great ally, partner to the United States, the Soviet Union, and Great Britain. Yet its drama of invasion, resistance, slaughter, and political intrigue remains little known ...
The Power of Glamour: Longing and the Art of Visual Persuasion
Simon & Schuster
In provocative detail with more than one hundred illustrations, critically acclaimed author Virginia Postrel separates glamour from glitz, revealing what qualities make a person, an object, a setting, or an experience glamorous. What is it that creates that pleasurable pang of desire—the feeling of “if only”? If only I could wear those clothes, belong to that group, drive that car, live in that house, be (or be with) that person? Postrel ...
Adeline Yen Mah
A riveting memoir of a girl's painful coming-of-age in a wealthy Chinese family during the 1940s. A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots." In Chinese Cinderella , Adeline Yen Mah returns to her roots to tell the story of her painful childhood and her ultimate triumph and courage in the face of despair. Adeline's affluent, powerful family considers her bad luck after her mother dies giving birth to her. Life does not get ...
The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer (Bantam Spectra Book)
In Snow Crash , Neal Stephenson took science fiction to dazzling new levels. Now, in The Diamond Age , he delivers another stunning tale. Set in twenty-first century Shanghai, it is the story of what happens when a state-of-the-art interactive device falls in the hands of a street urchin named Nell. Her life—and the entire future of humanity—is about to be decoded and reprogrammed…
Three Souls: A Novel
William Morrow Paperbacks
An absorbing novel of romance and revolution, loyalty and family, sacrifice and undying love We have three souls, or so I'd been told. But only in death could I confirm this.... So begins the haunting and captivating tale, set in 1935 China, of the ghost of a young woman named Leiyin, who watches her own funeral from above and wonders why she is being denied entry to the afterlife. Beside her are three souls—stern and scholarly yang ; ...
The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power and Politics of the ...
The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy has been lauded by the New York Times, Financial Times, and reviewers worldwide. Translated into fourteen languages, Travels has received numerous awards for its frank and nuanced discussion of global economic realities. Now updated and revised--including a discussion of environmental issues--this fascinating book illustrates crucial lessons in economics, politics, and globalization. The major ...
Lonely Planet China (Travel Guide)
“With tumble-down chunks of the Great Wall, mist-wreathed mountains, traditional villages and fascinating ethnic borderlands, China is home to one of the world’s oldest and most remarkable civilizations.”—Damian Harper, Lonely Planet Writer Getting you to the heart of a place Amazing experiences Inspirational images, 3D illustrations, city walks and the best of local knowledge. Plan the perfect trip Planning features and ...
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