Nine Dragons

Nine Dragons
Author: Michael Connelly
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 0316071722
ISBN 13: 9780316071727
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nine Dragons Book Review:

After what seems like a routine murder investigation, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch finds himself in Hong Kong facing the highest-stakes case of his life: bringing his kidnapped daughter home. Fortune Liquors is a small shop in a tough South L.A. neighborhood, a store Bosch has known for years. The murder of John Li, the store's owner, hits Bosch hard, and he promises Li's family that he'll find the killer. The world Bosch steps into next is unknown territory. He brings in a detective from the Asian Gang Unit for help with translation -- not just of languages but also of the cultural norms and expectations that guided Li's life. He uncovers a link to a Hong Kong triad, a lethal and far-reaching crime ring that follows many immigrants to their new lives in the U.S. And instantly his world explodes. The one good thing in Bosch's life, the person he holds most dear, is taken from him and Bosch travels to Hong Kong in an all-or-nothing bid to regain what he's lost. In a place known as Nine Dragons, as the city's Hungry Ghosts festival burns around him, Bosch puts aside everything he knows and risks everything he has in a desperate bid to outmatch the triad's ferocity. Featuring ebook bonus materials including an in-depth interview with the author about writing "Nine Dragons," photos from his exciting travels while writing the book, and a link to an online promotional video.!--EndFragment--

Nine Dragons War God

Nine Dragons War God
Author: Jiang GongZi
Publsiher: Funstory
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-11-20
ISBN 10: 1647596386
ISBN 13: 9781647596385
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nine Dragons War God Book Review:

He had seized the nine dragons that defied the heavens! With the Lightning Perception surrounded, one's soul would be reincarnated, reborn into the body of the trash, Lei Nian. What? Cultivation genius? I have the Nine Dragons Stone! Unconvinced? Close the door, let loose thunder!

Nine Dragons Gold

Nine Dragons Gold
Author: Katy Haye
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2020-06-25
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9798653721373
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nine Dragons Gold Book Review:

A courtly game. An impossible prize.Lady Hanna is used to being the neglected, unwanted daughter, ignored by a father who only values his sons.Until Muirland's crown prince needs a wife.Suddenly, Hanna is dragged from her quiet life and taken to the royal court, where it is a matter of life and death to fulfil her father's ambitions by beating the other candidates and winning the prince's hand.But four other girls - beautiful, clever and determined - are also vying to become the princess. Inexperienced Hanna must learn to navigate the treacherous currents of court life - and friendship - if she is to have any chance of securing a glittering future for herself.Perfect for fans of The Selection or The Pageant, one-click this sumptuous fantasy by a USA Today bestselling author and step into a glittering world where deceit lurks in every corner.

River of Nine Dragons

River of Nine Dragons
Author: John Richardson
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-04-21
ISBN 10: 1426965303
ISBN 13: 9781426965302
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

River of Nine Dragons Book Review:

The River of Nine Dragons (Song Cuu Long) is the name given to the nine "tails" or distributaries of the Mekong River that flow through the thick, verdant, watery world of the Mekong Delta in Southern Vietnam and Cambodia. The first of these to break away from the Mekong is the Bassac, starting in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh and making up one of the star of four converging waterways upon which Phnom Penh sits. Jack Logan, a naïve country boy from North Carolina, joins the Army with his cousin Joseph and becomes a U.S. Army Ranger. The Vietnam War is about to change his life forever. Like so many warriors of the past, he has learned to love the effects of war, the adrenaline rush, and the heat of battle. He rediscovered a love that he thought he lost along the way, while discovering a new love in the process. Now he's torn between the love of war and the love for two women. Who will he choose, the War, Rana or Maya?

Land of Nine Dragons

Land of Nine Dragons
Author: Joseph R. Yogerst
Publsiher: Abbeville Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: IND:30000035384241
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Land of Nine Dragons Book Review:

Most accounts of contemporary Vietnam take the retrospective approach: veterans or correspondents return for the first time since the war and compare what they see today with memories of combat tours. They dwell on their own past history, telling us little of this ancient country and its people today. The objective of this book, however, is to take a much different look at Vietnam, to examine the nation more as a modern entity than as a chapter of American military history, to provide a vehicle for mutual understanding. What, indeed, is Vietnam today, this nation of roughly seventy million people, most of them ethnic Viets, but with a significant number of hilltribe minorities, among them the Black Thai, White Thai, Meo, Muong, and Hmong of the Northern Highlands? As the many photographs in this book so beautifully show, this small country covers an incredibly diverse landscape, ranging from tropical beaches and mangrove swamps to picture-postcard rice paddies and impenetrable rainforest. With one of Asia's least developed economies - yet with a historic architecture that rivals any in the East - Vietnam today is once again under intense foreign scrutiny, by entrepreneurs from Japan, Europe, and, lately, America. A nation of contradictions, Vietnam is a Communist state with a government under rising pressure to reform both its economic and basic human rights policy. In chapters organized geographically, beginning in Hanoi, working south toward Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), and ending in the Mekong Delta, the author and the photographer explore the country through firsthand encounters with Vietnamese of every sort, showing Vietnam in a 1990s context - the culture, the geography, the resources, the landscapes, and the people. They provide a perfect introduction for the traveler to a country now experiencing a resurgence of tourist and business interest.

The Emperor Landing on the Nine Heavens

The Emperor Landing on the Nine Heavens
Author: Kong Shen
Publsiher: Funstory
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-11-12
ISBN 10: 1647575281
ISBN 13: 9781647575281
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Emperor Landing on the Nine Heavens Book Review:

I am the Emperor of the Nine Layered Heavens of the Myriad Domain! My decree is so vast that in this world, there is no one who dares to disobey it! This was the story of an ordinary boy like Lin Dong growing up to become the Nine Heavens Emperor! Experts were as numerous as the clouds, and they could also be seen how Lin Dong managed to carve a path through countless geniuses and powerhouses! If a beauty falls in love, how could the main character choose?

Nine Dragons

Nine Dragons
Author: Bertha Ten Eyck James
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 72
Release: 1927
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OSU:32435011156346
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Song Blue and White Porcelain on the Silk Road

Song Blue and White Porcelain on the Silk Road
Author: Adam T. Kessler
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 664
Release: 2012-07-25
ISBN 10: 9004218599
ISBN 13: 9789004218598
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Song Blue and White Porcelain on the Silk Road Book Review:

Song Blue and White Porcelain on the Silk Road disproves received opinion that pre-Ming blue and white dates to the Yuan (1279-1368 A.D.) and establishes the proper foundation for 21st century study of ancient Chinese porcelain.

Treasure Identifying Divine Eyes

Treasure Identifying Divine Eyes
Author: Guan Shen
Publsiher: Funstory
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-06-21
ISBN 10: 1649558694
ISBN 13: 9781649558695
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Treasure Identifying Divine Eyes Book Review:

Lin Xi, the pawnbroker who was about to lose his job, coincidentally obtained a pair of Heaven's Eyes from the jade pendant his master left behind. He wanted to see how Lin Xi would grow up, pick up treasures while growing up, and play the strings of fate. A pair of Heaven's Eyes could detect treasure, avoid disaster, and drive away evil. However, what secrets did it hide ...

Lord of Thunder The Masculine Man

Lord of Thunder  The Masculine Man
Author: Zhi DuanQingChang
Publsiher: Funstory
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN 10: 1636317154
ISBN 13: 9781636317151
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lord of Thunder The Masculine Man Book Review:

He, was a member of China's most mysterious organization! He was a man that could shock the entire world! He, was also known as Thunder God! An unexpected mission had left him in the city. Behind the mission, there was an earth-shattering conspiracy. And he, with his iron fists, defended everything, protected his woman. While fighting to the death with the dark forces, he also threw himself into the bustling city. Beautiful women, money, little brothers, love rivals. He used his way to explain his pretentious life!

Power and Authority in Internet Governance

Power and Authority in Internet Governance
Author: Blayne Haggart,Natasha Tusikov,Jan Aart Scholte
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2021-03-15
ISBN 10: 1000361624
ISBN 13: 9781000361629
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Power and Authority in Internet Governance Book Review:

Power and Authority in Internet Governance investigates the hotly contested role of the state in today's digital society. The book asks: Is the state "back" in internet regulation? If so, what forms are state involvement taking, and with what consequences for the future? The volume includes case studies from across the world and addresses a wide range of issues regarding internet infrastructure, data and content. The book pushes the debate beyond a simplistic dichotomy between liberalism and authoritarianism in order to consider also greater state involvement based on values of democracy and human rights. Seeing internet governance as a complex arena where power is contested among diverse non-state and state actors across local, national, regional and global scales, the book offers a critical and nuanced discussion of how the internet is governed – and how it should be governed. Power and Authority in Internet Governance provides an important resource for researchers across international relations, global governance, science and technology studies and law as well as policymakers and analysts concerned with regulating the global internet.

Supreme Taoism Master

Supreme Taoism Master
Author: Qu MaoDeLaoShu
Publsiher: Funstory
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-11-24
ISBN 10: 1647622999
ISBN 13: 9781647622992
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Supreme Taoism Master Book Review:

After entering the ptacticing world, Li Xiaobai, a young man who woke up and found that the world he knew was different. High school is no longer just teaching cultural knowledge, but actually teaching martial arts! He had a crush on the beautiful girl in school for three years while no one in the school was able to defeat her. The grade director who was very harsh on the students turned out to have a sword against the sky. The former college entrance examination has now become the national martial arts entrance examination. However, Li Xiaobai found that in this new world, his innate ancestors had a place to play, and he was invincible!☆About the Author☆Qu Mao De Lao Shu, a new online novelist, his writing is smooth and full of fun, and his work Supreme Taoism Master has been widely welcomed for its ups and downs storyline and peculiar imagination.

Dan and Martial God of the Other World

Dan and Martial God of the Other World
Author: Lu SHaoYou
Publsiher: Funstory
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-07-10
ISBN 10: 1649757433
ISBN 13: 9781649757432
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dan and Martial God of the Other World Book Review:

What genius Holy Son, peerless Holy Son, daring to provoke me, I'll stomp them all down. What big sect or underworld clan, if they dare to invade me, I'll flatten them all. The Dual God of Pills, Du Shaowu, a peerless genius who had crossed worlds twice. Since he had come in this life, he would leave behind a legend, waking up with power in his hands, drunk on the knees of beauties!

Immortal Cultivation in Six Realms

Immortal Cultivation in Six Realms
Author: Qing YiShen
Publsiher: Funstory
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-05-22
ISBN 10: 1649209223
ISBN 13: 9781649209221
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Immortal Cultivation in Six Realms Book Review:

I was originally an Immortal, but because my six Daos were incomplete and my seven spirits were incomplete, I could ascend to become an Immortal, but not an Immortal. The world is vast, and my cultivation base can fight against the heavens and the earth, and protect my people. [Previous Chapter] [Table of Contents] [Next Chapter] Tenth reincarnation, nine dead and one alive. To avenge his family, Ah'Bao stepped onto the path of cultivation. Close]

Historical Dictionary of Chinese Theater

Historical Dictionary of Chinese Theater
Author: Tan Ye
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2020-03-15
ISBN 10: 153812064X
ISBN 13: 9781538120644
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of Chinese Theater Book Review:

There is a sense of timelessness in the Chinese theater: ever since its maturation, its format has not changed in any significant way. Chinese Theater matured into its final format in the 13th century and flourished during the Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasties. It is a unique, exclusive, and self-sufficient system, whose evolution has received little influence from the West and whose influence on Western theaters has been minimal and often misinterpreted. It is essentially a performer's theater; the actors attract the audience with splendid performances perfected through many years of rigorous training. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Chinese Theater contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,500 cross-referenced entries on performers, directors, producers, designers, actors, theaters, dynasties, and emperors. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Chinese theater.

War Tao Becomes Saint

War Tao Becomes Saint
Author: Zhui BiSanQian
Publsiher: Funstory
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-04-15
ISBN 10: 164884829X
ISBN 13: 9781648848292
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

War Tao Becomes Saint Book Review:

Unparalleled Sovereign Ye Dongfeng was only an inch away from the Misty Heavenly Dao, but at the critical moment, he was plotted against and reincarnated at the starting point of everything. In this life, Ye Dongfeng had created a perfect dao heart. He slowly got up, used his cold talent to sweep the world, turned his hand into a cloud, and used his own strength to trample all around, suppressing the current era. The regret and unwillingness from his past life had been completely wiped out. His name shook the Primordial Era, and with war as the way, he finally became a Saint Lord.

Everlasting Divine Emperor

Everlasting Divine Emperor
Author: Bei JiHai
Publsiher: Funstory
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-11-08
ISBN 10: 1647571014
ISBN 13: 9781647571016
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Everlasting Divine Emperor Book Review:

When Lu Yang returned to the world that he lived in for many years, he unexpectedly discovered that the time was fixed at three days before he disappeared. Back then, Lu Yang had tried to learn literature but failed to do so. He could only be mocked by his clansmen as trash if he had no cultivation. He was helpless to do anything about it. In the past, his mother had been neglected because of her birth, so she had to wash her face with tears all day long. Back then, he had suffered all sorts of humiliation and vowed to become stronger. However, under the manipulation of fate, there was nothing he could do about it. Now that he had returned from the Asura Realm, Lu Yang wanted to change everything. He wanted to make heaven and earth submit to him.

The Zoomorphic Imagination in Chinese Art and Culture

The Zoomorphic Imagination in Chinese Art and Culture
Author: Jerome Silbergeld,Eugene Y. Wang
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2016-10-31
ISBN 10: 0824872568
ISBN 13: 9780824872564
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Zoomorphic Imagination in Chinese Art and Culture Book Review:

China has an age-old zoomorphic tradition. The First Emperor was famously said to have had the heart of a tiger and a wolf. The names of foreign tribes were traditionally written with characters that included animal radicals. In modern times, the communist government frequently referred to Nationalists as “running dogs,” and President Xi Jinping, vowing to quell corruption at all levels, pledged to capture both “the tigers” and “the flies.” Splendidly illustrated with works ranging from Bronze Age vessels to twentieth-century conceptual pieces, this volume is a wide-ranging look at zoomorphic and anthropomorphic imagery in Chinese art. The contributors, leading scholars in Chinese art history and related fields, consider depictions of animals not as simple, one-for-one symbolic equivalents: they pursue in depth, in complexity, and in multiple dimensions the ways that Chinese have used animals from earliest times to the present day to represent and rhetorically stage complex ideas about the world around them, examining what this means about China, past and present. In each chapter, a specific example or theme based on real or mythic creatures is derived from religious, political, or other sources, providing the detailed and learned examination needed to understand the means by which such imagery was embedded in Chinese cultural life. Bronze Age taotie motifs, calendrical animals, zoomorphic modes in Tantric Buddhist art, Song dragons and their painters, animal rebuses, Heaven-sent auspicious horses and foreign-sent tribute giraffes, the fantastic specimens depicted in the Qing Manual of Sea Oddities, the weirdly indeterminate creatures found in the contemporary art of Huang Yong Ping—these and other notable examples reveal Chinese attitudes over time toward the animal realm, explore Chinese psychology and patterns of imagination, and explain some of the critical means and motives of Chinese visual culture. The Zoomorphic Imagination in Chinese Art and Culture will find a ready audience among East Asian art and visual culture specialists and those with an interest in literary or visual rhetoric. Contributors: Sarah Allan, Qianshen Bai, Susan Bush, Daniel Greenberg, Carmelita (Carma) Hinton, Judy Chungwa Ho, Kristina Kleutghen, Kathlyn Liscomb, Jennifer Purtle, Jerome Silbergeld, Henrik Sørensen, and Eugene Y. Wang.

10 000 Chinese Numbers

10 000 Chinese Numbers
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 055700621X
ISBN 13: 9780557006212
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ancient Devil Monarch

Ancient Devil Monarch
Author: Tian Shi
Publsiher: Funstory
Total Pages: 816
Release: 2020-03-10
ISBN 10: 164857386X
ISBN 13: 9781648573866
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Devil Monarch Book Review:

Was it the rebirth of a Martial Soul? Or was it relying on the Martial Skills? Because he had offended the three great families, Yi Zhou, a youngster with nine large veins who had been trapped in the Seal, finally emerged from the three great academies of the Azure Sun Dynasty due to his fortuitous encounter in the Misty Forest, obtaining an unknown Martial Soul and the Four Arts of the Sky Demons. However, in the end, the Azure Sun Empire was only a small country that was subordinate to a large country. What Yi Zhou had to face were not only the various countries, but also that mysterious sect and that mysterious world. Under so many dangers, would Yi Zhou be able to succeed?