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Chinese Cinderella
Adeline Yen Mah

Ember, 2010

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 ...
  
  











  



  
Cogar's Despair (Cogar Adventure Series Book 1), 2013

Mounting an unprovoked artillery attack on the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong, North Korea has pushed international relations to the breaking point. With the civilian death toll mounting by the minute, the world stands by with bated breath, awaiting the coming of a second Korean War. The Chicago Herald prepares to send their best reporter to cover this desperate event as it spirals out of control. Only, their best also happens to ...
  
  











  



  
The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power and Politics of the ...
Pietra Rivoli

Wiley, 2009

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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
The Good Earth (Oprah's Book Club)
Pearl S. Buck

Washington Square Press, 2004

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 Diamond Age (Bantam Spectra Book)

Spectra, 2003

Decades into our future, a stone's throw from the ancient city of Shanghai, a brilliant nanotechnologist named John Percival Hackworth has just broken the rigorous moral code of his tribe, the powerful neoVictorians.  He's made an illicit copy of a state-of-the-art interactive device called A Young Ladys Illustrated Primer   Commissioned by an eccentric duke for his grandchild, stolen for Hackworth's own daughter, the Primer's purpose is ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
The Chase (Fox and O'Hare)
Janet Evanovich, Goldberg Lee

Bantam, 2014

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg, bestselling authors of The Heist, return in this action-packed, exciting adventure featuring master con artist Nicolas Fox and die-hard FBI agent Kate O’Hare. And this time around, things go from hot to nuclear when government secrets are on the line.   Internationally renowned thief and con artist Nicolas Fox is famous for running elaborate and daring scams. His greatest ...
  
  











  



  
The Valley of Amazement
Amy Tan

Ecco, 2014

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 ...
  
  











  



  
Shanghai Mission (Navy SEAL Grant Stevens Book 6), 2013

An intriguing proposition has been extended to 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. Stevens will organize and head up a team comprised entirely of former Navy SEALs. Team Alpha Tango will become a force to be reckoned with. Three months after a successful operation in ...
  
  











  



  
Home Leave: A Novel
Brittani Sonnenberg

Grand Central Publishing, 2014

Chris Kriegstein is a man on the move, with a global career that catapults his family across North America, Europe, and Asia. For his wife, Elise, the hardship of chronic relocation is soothed by the allure of reinvention. Over the years, Elise shape-shifts: once a secretive Southern Baptist, she finds herself becoming a seasoned expat in Shanghai, an unapologetic adulterer in Thailand, and, finally, a renowned interior decorator in Madison. ...
  
  











  



  
The Party: The Secret World of China's Communist Rulers
Richard McGregor

Harper Perennial, 2012

“Few outsiders have any realistic sense of the innards, motives, rivalries, and fears of the Chinese Communist leadership. But we all know much more than before, thanks to Richard McGregor’s illuminating and richly-textured look at the people in charge of China’s political machinery.... Invaluable.” — James Fallows, National Correspondent for The Atlantic The Party is Financial Times reporter Richard McGregor’s eye-opening ...
  
  











  



  
Introduction to Cities: How Place and Space Shape Human Experience
Xiang Ming Chen, Anthony M. Orum, ...

Wiley-Blackwell, 2012

A complete introduction to the history, evolution, and future of the modern city, this book covers a wide range of theory, including the significance of space and place, to provide a balanced account of why cities are an essential part of the global human experience. Covers a wide range of theoretical approaches to the city, from the historical to the cutting edge Emphasizes the important themes of space and place Offers a balanced account ...
  
  











  



  
Forgotten Ally: China's World War II, 1937-1945
Rana Mitter

Mariner Books, 2014

An Economist Book of the Year A Financial Times Book of the Year “A book that has long cried out to be written.” — Observer (UK), Books of the Year In 1937, two years before Hitler invaded Poland, Chinese troops clashed with Japanese occupiers in the first battle of World War II. Joining with the United States, the Soviet Union, and Great Britain, China became the fourth great ally in a devastating struggle for its very ...
  
  











  



  
Asian Dumplings: Mastering Gyoza, Spring Rolls, Samosas, and More
Andrea Nguyen

Ten Speed Press, 2009

Is there anything more satisfying than a well-made Asian dumpling? Plump pot stickers, spicy samosas, and tender bāo (stuffed buns) are enjoyed by the million every day in dim sum restaurants, streetside stands, and private homes worldwide. Wrapped, rolled, or filled; steamed, fried, or baked–Asian dumplings are also surprisingly easy to prepare, as Andrea Nguyen demonstrates in Asian Dumplings . Nguyen is a celebrated food writer and ...
  
  











  



  
A Visitor's Guide to Shanghai - A travel guide for China's center of excitement, 2013

ALMOST 70% OFF FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY! Normally $2.99 A quick easy reference guide for first time visitors to historic Shanghai In this quick, easy to read guide, regular China visitor (and passionate sinophile) Tim Benson covers all the important information you will need for your visit to Shanghai, one of the world's 'megacities'. From the high-speed Maglev train to the historic Bund and across the river to the skyscraper district of ...
  
  











  



  
Falling Leaves: The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter
Adeline Yen Mah

Broadway Books, 1999

Born in 1937 in a port city a thousand miles north of Shanghai, Adeline Yen Mah was the youngest child of an affluent Chinese family who enjoyed rare privileges during a time of political and cultural upheaval. But wealth and position could not shield Adeline from a childhood of appalling emotional abuse at the hands of a cruel and manipulative Eurasian stepmother. Determined to survive through her enduring faith in family unity, Adeline ...
  
  











  



  
The Elephant and the Dragon: The Rise of India and China and What It Means for All of Us
Robyn Meredith

W. W. Norton & Company, 2008

"A comprehensive primer on the development of these Asian tigers."—Noam Lupu, San Francisco Chronicle The Elephant and the Dragon is the essential guide to understanding how India and China are reshaping our world. With labor now unbound from geographic borders, we're seeing startling shifts in how—and where—nearly everything we buy is made. In a compelling mix of history and on-the-ground reporting, veteran journalist Robyn Meredith ...
  
  











  



  
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Beijing and Shanghai
DK Publishing

DK Travel, 2013

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. ...
  
  











  








   



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