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Shanghai Girls and Dreams of Joy: Two Bestselling Novels

Random House, 2013

Across two critically acclaimed linked novels, now together in this eBook bundle, Lisa See unfolds a captivating saga of the bonds between women—mothers and daughters, sisters and friends—while illuminating the events of China’s tumultuous history.   SHANGHAI GIRLS   “As in Snow Flower and the Secret Fan and Peony in Love, [See] has . . . created ordinary women who, through willfulness and resiliency, accomplish ...


Years of Red Dust: Stories of Shanghai

St. Martin's Press, 2010

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 ...


Silent Lies
M. L. Malcolm

Good Read Publishing, 2008

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 ...


Stocks for the Long Run 5/E: The Definitive Guide to Financial Market Returns & Long-Term Investment ...

McGraw-Hill, 2014

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, Jeremy ...


Running with the Tiger, 2011

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 ...


The Breath of a Wok
Grace Young, Alan Richardson

Simon & Schuster, 2004

When Grace Young was a child, her father instilled in her a lasting appreciation of wok hay, the highly prized but elusive taste that food achieves when properly stir-fried in a wok. As an adult, Young aspired to create that taste in her own kitchen. Her quest to master wok cooking led her throughout the United States, Hong Kong, and mainland China. Along with award-winning photographer Alan Richardson, Young sought the advice of home cooks, ...


Hiding in a Cave of Trunks, 2012

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

Moody Publishers, 2009

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 ...


Mah-jongg: From Shanghai to Miami Beach
Anita Luu, Christi Cavallaro

Chronicle Books, 2005

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. ...


Created for Commitment
A. Wetherell Johnson

Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 1982

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.


Chinese Bridges: Living Architecture from China's Past
Ronald G. Knapp

Tuttle Publishing, 2013

Bridges, the least known and understood of China's many wonders, are one of its most striking and resilient feats of architectural prowess. Chinese Bridges brings together a thorough look at the marvels of Chinese bridge design from one of the world's leading experts on Chinese culture and historical geography, Ronald G. Knapp. While many consider bridges to be merely utilitarian civil engineering, the bridges of China move beyond that ...


O'Malley's Irish Pub, Shanghai: An Entrepeneur's Guide to Doing Business in China

AuthorHouse, 2013

This is the story of entrepeneur Rob Young’s twenty years doing business in Shanghai. Anecdotes ranging from the sad to the hilarious to the outright perplexing - including fi ring an employee because she could see ghosts, wrestling with a corrupt policeman, and hiding a frozen body part from the Sanitary Bureau. This book is a wonderful commentary on China and the Chinese. Essential reading for anybody with an interest in China or looking to ...


China: People Place Culture History
DK Publishing

DK Publishing, 2007

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 ...


New Shanghai: The Rocky Rebirth of China's Legendary City
Pamela Yatsko

Wiley, 2000

A compelling account of the rebirth of China's greatest city. Earmarked by China's leaders to again become an international business hub, Shanghai, in less than a decade, has blossomed from a depressed industrial town, forgotten by the outside world, into a shimmering metropolis filled with glass skyscrapers, modern factories, and thumping discotheques. Foreign investors are once again flocking to Shanghai, which is commonly seen as an ...


Disoriented: Two Strange Years in China as Unexpected Expats

OverWater Books, 2014

Howard and Ellen Goodman were just turning 60 when Howard was laid off from his job as a newspaper editor during the Great Recession. Jobless in a dying industry in the U.S., the couple grabbed the chance at a new life when opportunity in Shanghai arose out of the blue. Both a travelogue and a cultural critique, “Disoriented” tells the couple’s story, from dazed arrival in a new land to Howard's experiences in working in ...


Bound for a Distant Home: A Russian Family's Saga of Culture and Survival
Nicholas M. Graves

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013

Nicholas Graves, the only American offspring of the Glushkoffs, a family with deep Siberian origins, brings alive a family history of deracination, adaptation, tragedy, and joy. Three siblings carve very different tracks in China and America. They make six troubled marriages yet still move forward, taking what America can give them, and always returning to a comfortable home in Russian culture. The memories of the three, Vassa, Misha, and Vera, ...


The Elephants of Shanghai

Solstice Publishing, 2013

It’s 1942. With war raging, and millions of lives hanging in the balance, the world faces an urgent need for chin-up heroics. Having barely escaped South American headhunters in his last adventure, Jack Hunter seizes the chance to prove his courage. He uses “skills” picked up as a former actor so he can pretend to be a Chicago gangster and pursue spies collaborating with the mob. A bold plan, however, is not always a clever plan, and when ...


Eleven Kinds of Loneliness
Richard Yates

Shanghai Translation Publishing House, 2013

With objective and penetrating writing, this book depicts the common lives in New York from 1950s to 1960s after the Second World War. There are eleven kinds of lonely lives, all the protagonists lack sense of security and live unhappy lives: fired white collar in Manhattans office; taxi driver with eminent imagination; young man dreaming to be a writer even being frustrated time and time again; man and woman who are going to get married but ...


Cutted Chicken in Shanghai

Sharon Winters, 2014

Friends will take you by the hand and help you cross a busy street. Occasionally, they will lead you into a whole new world. An American woman takes a cultural fling into China and finds humorous and engaging adventures as her Shanghai driver tries to keep her out of trouble in a land she struggles to understand, and her Chinese friends become as unforgettable to her as the China she comes to love. From supermarkets to restaurants, and her ...


Of Rickshaws and Rebellion

Jane Buffington, 2012

Of Rickshaws and Rebellion is the true story of a young American girl living in pre-World War II China. From riding the night streets of Shanghai with only her rickshaw driver as an escort to surviving a typhoon, Jane goes from one death defying adventure to the next. Jane's naive, American outlook illuminates the danger and beauty of the multicultural chaos of pre-revolutionary China.



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