Nine Continents

Nine Continents
Author: Xiaolu Guo
Publsiher: Grove Press
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2017-10-10
ISBN 10: 0802189326
ISBN 13: 9780802189325
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nine Continents Book Review:

The acclaimed novelist’s award-winning memoir of growing up in a remote Chinese fishing village is “a rich and insightful coming-of-age story” (Kirkus). The acclaimed author of A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers and I Am China, Xiaolu Guo grew up an unwanted child in a poor fishing village on the East China Sea. But a Taoist monk made a startling prediction to her grandmother: that Guo would prove herself to be a peasant warrior and grow up to travel the nine continents. In Nine Continents, Guo tells the story of a curious mind coming of age in an inhospitable country, and her determination to seek a life beyond the limits of its borders. From her family’s village to a rapidly changing Beijing, to a life beyond China, Nine Continents presents a fascinating portrait of how the Cultural Revolution shaped families, and how the country’s economic ambitions have given rise to great change. This “moving and often exhilarating” memoir confirms Xiaolu Guo as one of world literature’s most urgent voices (Financial Times, UK).

I Am China

I Am China
Author: Xiaolu Guo
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-09-02
ISBN 10: 0385538723
ISBN 13: 9780385538725
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Am China Book Review:

Rock 'n' roll, revolution, and romance are seductively woven together in this intense and moving novel from the author of Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth In her flat in north London, Iona Kirkpatrick sets to work on a new project translating a collection of letters and diaries by a Chinese musician. With each letter and journal entry, Iona becomes more and more intrigued with the unfolding story of two lovers: Jian, a punk rocker who believes there is no art without political commitment, and Mu, the young woman he loves as fiercely as his ideals. Iona cannot possibly know that Jian is mere miles away in Dover, awaiting the uncertain fate of a political exile. Mu is still in Beijing, writing letters to London and desperately trying to track Jian down. As Iona charts the course of their twenty-year relationship, from its early beginnings at Beijing University to Jian’s defiant march in the Jasmine Revolution, her own empty life takes on an urgent purpose: to bring Jian and Mu together again before it’s too late.

Science and Civilisation in China Volume 5 Chemistry and Chemical Technology Part 4 Spagyrical Discovery and Invention Apparatus Theories and Gifts

Science and Civilisation in China  Volume 5  Chemistry and Chemical Technology  Part 4  Spagyrical Discovery and Invention  Apparatus  Theories and Gifts
Author: Joseph Needham,Ho Ping-Yu,Lu Gwei-Djen,Nathan Sivin
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 804
Release: 1980-09-25
ISBN 10: 9780521085731
ISBN 13: 052108573X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science and Civilisation in China Volume 5 Chemistry and Chemical Technology Part 4 Spagyrical Discovery and Invention Apparatus Theories and Gifts Book Review:

The fifth volume of Dr Needham's immense undertaking, like the fourth, is subdivided into parts for ease of assimilation and presentation, each part bound and published separately. The volume as a whole covers the subjects of alchemy, early chemistry, and chemical technology (which includes military invention, especially gunpowder and rockets; paper and printing; textiles; mining and metallurgy; the salt industry; and ceramics).

Interpreter of Maladies

Interpreter of Maladies
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri,Janet Silver
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 198
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 039592720X
ISBN 13: 9780395927205
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interpreter of Maladies Book Review:

A debut collection of short fiction blends elements of Indian traditions with the complexities of American culture in such tales as "A Temporary Matter," in which a young Indian-American couple confronts their grief over the loss of a child, while their Boston neighborhood copes with a nightly blackout. Original. 20,000 first printing.

Once Upon a Time in the East

Once Upon a Time in the East
Author: Xiaolu Guo
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-01-26
ISBN 10: 1784740675
ISBN 13: 9781784740672
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once Upon a Time in the East Book Review:

'This generation's Wild Swans' Daily Telegraph 'One of the most startling and fascinating memoirs I've read in recent years...a story of China' Libby Purves 'Impressive...moving...exhilarating' Financial Times 'Guo is rebellious, flamboyant and fundamentally optimistic...fascinating' Scotland on Sunday 'This stunning memoir picks up where Jung Chang's 1991 bestseller Wild Swans left off...This book will make your jaw drop, then clench in anger' Five stars, Sunday Telegraph 'Riveting...Guo is a bolder, angrier and more ambitious figure than her forebears' The Times Xiaolu Guo meets her parents for the first time when she is almost seven. They are strangers to her. When she is born her parents hand her over to a childless peasant couple in the mountains. Aged two, and suffering from malnutrition on a diet of yam leaves, they leave Xiaolu with her illiterate grandparents in a fishing village on the East China Sea. It's a strange beginning. A Wild Swans for a new generation, Once Upon a Time in the East takes Xiaolu from a run-down shack to film school in a rapidly changing Beijing, navigating the everyday peculiarity of modern China- censorship, underground art, Western boyfriends. In 2002 she leaves Beijing on a scholarship to study in Britain. Now, after a decade in Europe, her tale of East to West resonates with the insight that can only come from someone who is both an outsider and at home. Xiaolu Guo's extraordinary memoir is a handbook of life lessons. How to be an artist when censorship kills creativity and the only job you can get is writing bad telenovela scripts. How to be a woman when female babies are regularly drowned at birth and sexual abuse is commonplace. Most poignantly of all- how to love when you've never been shown how.

Every Conceivable Way

Every Conceivable Way
Author: Despina Meris
Publsiher: Hardie Grant Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-04-01
ISBN 10: 1743586752
ISBN 13: 9781743586754
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Every Conceivable Way Book Review:

Every Conceivable Way recounts one couple’s nine-year quest to become parents, while giving an inside peek into the IVF and surrogacy industries, the fertility merry-go-round, and what it’s like to live for years with uncertainty. After relocating to Australia from New York, Despina Meris and her husband, Bill, settle down to baby-making. What they never expect is a string of heartbreaking unexplained miscarriages, even with the help of IVF. They turn to surrogacy – first in India, then in the Ukraine and finally in Thailand, where their baby is conceived. But more drama unfolds when, overnight, they are caught up in the Thai government crackdown on commercial surrogacy, leaving them with no way of contacting their pregnant surrogate. Every Conceivable Way, a real-life story that is stranger than fiction, asks how far you would go before you call it quits, when it seems like all the odds are stacked against you.

Nine Lives

Nine Lives
Author: Anita Waller
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2021-04-07
ISBN 10: 1504072308
ISBN 13: 9781504072304
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nine Lives Book Review:

The internationally bestselling author of Blood Red delivers “a masterfully written, first class mystery thriller with a jaw dropping twist” (Once Upon a Time Book Reviews). Will this killer ever run out of luck? When DI Erica Cheetham and DS Beth Machin are called to investigate the murder of a young woman, whose naked body is discovered in a river, they realise an old foe is killing again. The police realise this new death is linked to a spate of cold case murders and the killer is back. Five years earlier, four young women were found murdered, their bodies left in woody areas, and the new victim shares similar hallmarks. But why did the killer stop killing for all that time and what has inspired them to start again? As more young women fall victim to a vicious and calculating murderer, Erica and Beth find themselves chasing their tails. But when a witness is identified the case takes an unexpected and macabre turn. Can Erica and Beth bring the killer to justice, or will this case prove too much? “Quite a whirlwind of murder . . . Smartly plotted and—as always—so cleverly written, this is a gripping whodunnit.” —Grace J Reviewerlady

The Sinister Way

The Sinister Way
Author: Richard von Glahn
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 385
Release: 2004-04-20
ISBN 10: 0520234081
ISBN 13: 9780520234086
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sinister Way Book Review:

Annotation A survey of Chinese religion from 1000 BC to the beginning of the 20th century, as well as a study of the ambiguitues of divine power in Chinese religion.

Lun h ng

Lun h  ng
Author: Chong Wang
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1907
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: HARVARD:32044009833823
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lun h ng Book Review:

On Six Continents

On Six Continents
Author: James K. Bartleman
Publsiher: Douglas Gibson Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-03-04
ISBN 10: 1551994542
ISBN 13: 9781551994543
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Six Continents Book Review:

Muskoka, the University of Western Ontario, Ottawa, New York, Colombia, Bangladesh, Nicaragua, Peru, Cuba, Israel, Belgium, South Africa, Australia –the place-names tell the story of an amazing career. Then there are the people involved –Trudeau, Clark, and Chrétien, Kissinger, Castro, Rabin, Walesa, Havel, Mandela and dozens of others. Not to mention the moments of high drama: when young Jim Bartleman becomes Ottawa’s security expert on terrorism during the FLQ crisis in 1970; or when he leads the movement to bring countries like Poland and Ukraine into NATO and the West. But this is also a light-hearted look at what our diplomats actually do and is full of funny stories: so watch young Jim attend a drunken party with Trudeau; compete with Mother Teresa for Bangladesh babies; or sweep his Belgian bride off her feet to the altar. Bartleman also writes candidly about falling prey to depression, and about his concern, as a native Canadian, to see aboriginal peoples well treated. In summary, a richly varied career, as the only Canadian diplomat to serve on all six continents, well told by a remarkable character. *** On Six Continents is a Douglas Gibson Book.

Futian Sword Fanatics

Futian Sword Fanatics
Author: Qi Dao
Publsiher: Funstory
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-11-05
ISBN 10: 164736082X
ISBN 13: 9781647360825
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Futian Sword Fanatics Book Review:

Mo Lin, who has been bullied, even his mother was bullied and hated to death. He vowed to stand out and make the price for everyone who bullied them. From then on, he started the cultivation process. He got the secret. The cultivation speed was much faster than ordinary people, and soon reached the peak. At this time, the people who had bullied him all bowed down in front of him to admit his mistakes. He also met a beloved girl and lived happily with her. ☆About the Author☆ Qi Dao, a well-known online novelist and contracted author of Zhulang Literature Network. He has rich creative experience and proficient writing skills. He has written many novels which is loved by readers.

Lun heng Miscellaneous essays on Wang Ch ung

Lun heng      Miscellaneous essays on Wang Ch ung
Author: Chong Wang
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1911
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UVA:X030238397
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lun heng Miscellaneous essays on Wang Ch ung Book Review:

Early Chinese Mysticism

Early Chinese Mysticism
Author: Livia Kohn
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 1400844460
ISBN 13: 9781400844463
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Early Chinese Mysticism Book Review:

Did Chinese mysticism vanish after its first appearance in ancient Taoist philosophy, to surface only after a thousand years had passed, when the Chinese had adapted Buddhism to their own culture? This first integrated survey of the mystical dimension of Taoism disputes the commonly accepted idea of such a hiatus. Covering the period from the Daode jing to the end of the Tang, Livia Kohn reveals an often misunderstood Chinese mystical tradition that continued through the ages. Influenced by but ultimately independent of Buddhism, it took forms more various than the quietistic withdrawal of Laozi or the sudden enlightenment of the Chan Buddhists. On the basis of a new theoretical evaluation of mysticism, this study analyzes the relationship between philosophical and religious Taoism and between Buddhism and the native Chinese tradition. Kohn shows how the quietistic and socially oriented Daode jing was combined with the ecstatic and individualistic mysticism of the Zhuangzi, with immortality beliefs and practices, and with Buddhist insight meditation, mind analysis, and doctrines of karma and retribution. She goes on to demonstrate that Chinese mysticism, a complex synthesis by the late Six Dynasties, reached its zenith in the Tang, laying the foundations for later developments in the Song traditions of Inner Alchemy, Chan Buddhism, and Neo-Confucianism.

Heaven and Earth in Early Han Thought

Heaven and Earth in Early Han Thought
Author: John S. Major
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 388
Release: 1993-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780791415856
ISBN 13: 0791415856
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heaven and Earth in Early Han Thought Book Review:

The Huainanzi has in recent years been recognized by scholars as one of the seminal works of Chinese thought at the beginning of the imperial era, a summary of the full flowering of early Taoist philosophy. This book presents a study of three key chapters of the Huainanzi, "The Treatise on the Patterns of Heaven," "The Treatise on Topography," and "The Treatise on the Seasonal Rules," which collectively comprise the most comprehensive extant statement of cosmological thinking in the early Han period. Major presents, for the first time, full English translations of these treatises. He supplements the translations with detailed commentaries that clarify the sometimes arcane language of the text and presents a fascinating picture of the ancient Chinese view of how the world was formed and sustained, and of the role of humans in the cosmos.

The Shackled Continent

The Shackled Continent
Author: Robert Guest
Publsiher: Smithsonian Institution
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-09-14
ISBN 10: 1588342972
ISBN 13: 9781588342973
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shackled Continent Book Review:

A former Africa editor for The Economist, Robert Guest addresses the troubled continent's thorniest problems: war, AIDS, and above all, poverty. Newly updated with a preface that considers political and economic developments of the past six years, The Shackled Continent is engrossing, highly readable, and as entertaining as it is tragic. Guest pulls the veil off the corruption and intrigue that cripple so many African nations, posing a provocative theory that Africans have been impoverished largely by their own leaders' abuses of power. From the minefields of Angola to the barren wheat fields of Zimbabwe, Guest gathers startling evidence of the misery African leaders have inflicted on their people. But he finds elusive success stories and examples of the resilience and resourcefulness of individual Africans, too; from these, he draws hope that the continent will eventually prosper. Guest offers choices both commonsense and controversial for Africans and for those in the West who wish Africa well.

Lights On Rats Out

Lights On  Rats Out
Author: Cree LeFavour
Publsiher: Grove Press
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2017-08-01
ISBN 10: 0802189156
ISBN 13: 9780802189158
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lights On Rats Out Book Review:

“A harrowing, beautiful, searching, and deeply literary memoir. In these pages, we watch Cree LeFavour evolve from a wounded (and wounding) lost girl to a woman who can at last regard her existence with a modicum of mercy and forgiveness...a story of true self-salvation and transformation.”—Elizabeth Gilbert As a young college graduate a year into treatment with a psychiatrist, Cree LeFavour's began to organize her days around the cruel, compulsive logic of self-harm: with each newly lit cigarette, the world would drop away as her focus narrowed to an unblemished patch of skin calling out for attention and the fierce, blooming release of pleasure-pain as the burning tip was applied to the skin. Her body was a canvas of cruelty; each scar a mark of pride and shame. In sharp and shocking language, Lights On, Rats Out brings us closely into these years, allowing us to feel the pull of a stark compulsion taking over a mind. We see the world as Cree did—turned upside down, the richness of life muted and dulled, its pleasures perverted. The heady, vertiginous thrill of meeting with her psychiatrist, Dr. X—whose relationship with Cree is at once sustaining and paralyzing—comes to be the only bright spot in her mental solitude. Her extraordinary access to and inclusion of the notes kept by Dr. X during treatment offer concrete evidence of Cree’s transformation over 3 years of therapy. But it is her own evocative and razor-sharp prose that traces a path from a lonely and often sad childhood to her reluctant commitment to and emergence from a psychiatric hospital, to the saving refuge of literature and eventual acceptance of love. Moving deftly between the dialogue and observations from psychiatric records and elegant, incisive reflection on youth and early adulthood, Lights On, Rats Out illuminates a fiercely bright and independent woman’s charged attachment to a mental health professional and the dangerous compulsion to keep him in her life at all costs.

Here in China I Dwell

Here in  China  I Dwell
Author: Zhaoguang Ge
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2017-04-26
ISBN 10: 9004279997
ISBN 13: 9789004279995
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Here in China I Dwell Book Review:

In Here in 'China' I Dwell, Ge Zhaoguang sums up a wealth of research on the evolution of Chinese historical narratives, and suggests that viewing China from its borders is the most helpful and objective view moving forward.

Contested Ground

Contested Ground
Author: Donna J. Guy,Thomas E. Sheridan
Publsiher: University of Arizona Press
Total Pages: 275
Release: 1998-04
ISBN 10: 9780816518609
ISBN 13: 0816518602
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contested Ground Book Review:

The Spanish empire in the Americas spanned two continents and a vast diversity of peoples and landscapes. Yet intriguing parallels characterized conquest, colonization, and indigenous resistance along its northern and southern frontiers, from the role played by Jesuit missions in the subjugation of native peoples to the emergence of livestock industries, with their attendant cowboys and gauchos and threats of Indian raids. In this book, nine historians, three anthropologists, and one sociologist compare and contrast these fringes of New Spain between 1500 and 1880, showing that in each region the frontier represented contested ground where different cultures and polities clashed in ways heretofore little understood. The contributors reveal similarities in Indian-white relations, military policy, economic development, and social structure; and they show differences in instances such as the emergence of a major urban center in the south and the activities of rival powers. The authors also show how ecological and historical differences between the northern and southern frontiers produced intellectual differences as well. In North America, the frontier came to be viewed as a land of opportunity and a crucible of democracy; in the south, it was considered a spawning ground of barbarism and despotism. By exploring issues of ethnicity and gender as well as the different facets of indigenous resistance, both violent and nonviolent, these essays point up both the vitality and the volatility of the frontier as a place where power was constantly being contested and negotiated.

Explorations in Early Chinese Cosmology

Explorations in Early Chinese Cosmology
Author: Henry Rosemont
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 171
Release: 1984
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105037820011
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Explorations in Early Chinese Cosmology Book Review:

Peerless God Emperor

Peerless God Emperor
Author: Qian Qiuxue
Publsiher: Funstory
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-02-19
ISBN 10: 164846114X
ISBN 13: 9781648461149
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peerless God Emperor Book Review:

Is there really a soul in the endless starfield that can give the unimaginable ability to ordinary people? Whether the beautiful pictures believed by countless people really exist? It seemed that destiny had abandoned Qin Xuan from the beginning. In order to open the road towards cultivation, Qin came to the cold area alone three years ago. Three years later, he still hadn't made any progress. It was also during these several years that his parents were framed and expelled from the family, and he was betrayed by close friends. Is there really a soul in the endless starfield that can give the unimaginable ability to ordinary people? Whether the beautiful pictures believed by countless people really exist? ☆About the Author☆ Qian Qiu Xue, a new web novelist, has the fiction debut "Peerless God Emperor". This fantasy novel is still ongoing and has accumulated nearly five million words. Because of the excellent literary quality, Qian Qiu Xue has become a contract writer of a novel website.