books about: shanghai
Bridge to the Sun: A Memoir of Love and War
Rock Creek Books
National Book Award Finalist Non-Fiction (1958) * Washington Post Non-Fiction Book of the Year (1958) * New York Times Bestseller Bridge to the Sun is a beautiful, tender, and moving love story-the true report of an international and interracial marriage of a an American girl from the mountains of Tennessee and a Japanese diplomat. They were married in 1931, just as tension between their two countries was mounting, and their constant dream was ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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) ...
Lonely Planet Discover China (Full Color Travel Guide)
Experience the best of China Now it’s even easier to plan the perfect trip Highlights: Must-see sights and all the best experiences Itineraries: Great trip ideas to make your planning easy Local Experts: Get advice from people who know the place Discover this and more inside… Summit the Great Wall Meet the Terracotta Warriors Stroll Shanghai’s historic Bund Eat dim sum in Hong Kong Choose Lonely Planet because… Our job ...
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 ...
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, ...
New Shanghai: The Rocky Rebirth of China's Legendary City
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 ...
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 ...
BRS Gross Anatomy (Board Review Series)
Kyung Won Chung PhD
Harold M. Chung MD
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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 ...
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 ...
Bound for a Distant Home: A Russian Family's Saga of Culture and Survival
Nicholas M. Graves
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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, ...
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 ...
The $10 Trillion Prize: Captivating the Newly Affluent in China and India
Michael J. Silverstein
Harvard Business Review Press
Meet your new global consumer You’ve heard of the burgeoning consumer markets in China and India that are driving the world economy. But do you know enough about these new consumers to convert them into customers? Do you know that: There will be nearly one billion middle-class consumers in China and India within the next ten years? More than 135 million Chinese and Indians will graduate from college in this timeframe, compared to ...
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. ...
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 ...
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