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Nine Continents

Nine Continents Book
Author : Xiaolu Guo
Publisher : Grove Press
Release : 2017-10-10
ISBN : 0802189326
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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).

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 Book
Author : Joseph Needham,Ho Ping-Yu,Lu Gwei-Djen,Nathan Sivin
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1980-09-25
ISBN : 9780521085731
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Book
Author : Jhumpa Lahiri,Janet Silver
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 1999
ISBN : 039592720X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Lun h ng

Lun h  ng Book
Author : Chong Wang
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1907
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Sinister Way

The Sinister Way Book
Author : Richard von Glahn
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2004-04-20
ISBN : 0520234081
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

The Eagle and the Dragon

The Eagle and the Dragon Book
Author : Serge Gruzinski
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2014-12-23
ISBN : 0745681328
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this important new book the renowned historian Serge Gruzinski returns to two episodes in the sixteenth century which mark a decisive stage in global history and show how China and Mexico experienced the expansion of Europe. In the early 1520s, Magellan set sail for Asia by the Western route, Cortes seized Mexico and some Portuguese based in Malacca dreamed of colonizing China. The Aztec Eagle was destroyed but the Chinese Dragon held strong and repelled the invaders - after first seizing their cannon. For the first time, people from three continents encountered one other, confronted one other and their lives became entangled. These events were of great interest to contemporaries and many people at the time grasped the magnitude of what was going on around them. The Iberians succeeded in America and failed in China. The New World became inseparable from the Europeans who were to conquer it, while the Celestial Empire became, for a long time to come, an unattainable goal. Gruzinski explores this encounter between civilizations that were different from one another but that already fascinated contemporaries, and he shows that our world today bears the mark of this distant age. For it was in the sixteenth century that human history began to be played out on a global stage. It was then that connections between different parts of the world began to accelerate, not only between Europe and the Americas but also between Europe and China. This is what is revealed by a global history of the sixteenth century, conceived as another way of reading the Renaissance, less Eurocentric and more in tune with our age.

Futian Sword Fanatics

Futian Sword Fanatics Book
Author : Qi Dao
Publisher : Funstory
Release : 2019-11-05
ISBN : 164736082X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Once Upon a Time in the East

Once Upon a Time in the East Book
Author : Xiaolu Guo
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2017-01-26
ISBN : 1784740675
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'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.

Lun heng Miscellaneous essays on Wang Ch ung

Lun heng      Miscellaneous essays on Wang Ch ung Book
Author : Chong Wang
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1911
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Lun heng Miscellaneous essays on Wang Ch ung book written by Chong Wang, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Early Chinese Mysticism

Early Chinese Mysticism Book
Author : Livia Kohn
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2020-10-06
ISBN : 1400844460
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Book
Author : John S. Major
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release : 1993-01-01
ISBN : 9780791415856
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Here in China I Dwell

Here in  China  I Dwell Book
Author : Zhaoguang Ge
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2017-04-26
ISBN : 9004279997
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

A Paradise Lost

A Paradise Lost Book
Author : Young-tsu Wong
Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
Release : 2000-12-01
ISBN : 0824863879
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Noted for its magnificent architecture and extraordinary history, the Yuanming Yuan is China's most famous imperial garden. The complex was begun in the early eighteenth century, and construction continued over the next 150 years. While Chinese historians, and many Chinese in general, view the garden as the paramount achievement of Chinese architecture and landscape design, almost nothing is known about the Yuanming Yuan in the West. A Paradise Lost is the first comprehensive study of the palatial garden complex in a Western language. Written in a broad and engaging style, Young-tsu Wong brings "the garden of perfect brightness" to life as he leads readers on a grand tour of its architecture and history. Wong begins by inspecting the garden's physical appearance and its architectural elements. He discusses the origin and evolution of these structures and the aesthetics of their design and arrangement. Throughout he refers to maps and original models of individual buildings and other existing gardens of the Ming-Qing period, including the well-preserved Yihe Yuan and the Chengde Summer Mountain Retreat in Rehe. A special feature of the book is its exploration of the activities and daily life of the royal household.

Dandy Monk

Dandy Monk Book
Author : Si ShiLiu
Publisher : Funstory
Release : 2020-06-25
ISBN : 1649751656
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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I am just a monk. How can I get married? What? Such a beautiful female CEO, that poor monk could only reluctantly obey you. School belle, police flower, young lady, loli, don't come over. If it wasn't for the fact that you were beautiful, I would have already called the police!

On Six Continents

On Six Continents Book
Author : James K. Bartleman
Publisher : Douglas Gibson Books
Release : 2011-03-04
ISBN : 1551994542
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Explorations in Early Chinese Cosmology

Explorations in Early Chinese Cosmology Book
Author : Henry Rosemont
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1984
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Explorations in Early Chinese Cosmology book written by Henry Rosemont, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Peerless God Emperor

Peerless God Emperor Book
Author : Qian Qiuxue
Publisher : Funstory
Release : 2020-02-19
ISBN : 164846114X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Leaving India

Leaving India Book
Author : Minal Hajratwala
Publisher : HMH
Release : 2009-03-18
ISBN : 0547345410
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The PEN Award–winning chronicle of the Indian diaspora told through the stories of the author’s own family. In this “rich, entertaining and illuminating story,” Minal Hajratwala mixes history, memoir, and reportage to explore the collisions of choice and history that led her family to emigrate from India (San Francisco Chronicle). “Meticulously researched and evocatively written” (The Washington Post), Leaving India looks for answers to the eternal questions that faced not only Hajratwala’s own Indian family but all immigrants, everywhere: Where did we come from? Why did we leave? What did we give up and gain in the process? Beginning with her great-grandfather Motiram’s original flight from British-occupied India to Fiji, where he rose from tailor to department store mogul, Hajratwala follows her ancestors across the twentieth-century to explain how they came to be spread across five continents and nine countries. As she delves into the relationship between personal choice and the great historical forces—British colonialism, apartheid, Gandhi’s salt march, and American immigration policy—that helped shape her family’s experiences, Hajratwala brings to light for the very first time the story of the Indian diaspora. A luminous narrative from “a fine daughter of the continent, bringing insight, intelligence and compassion to the lives and sojourns of her far-flung kin,” Leaving India offers a deeply intimate look at what it means to call more than one part of the world home (Alice Walker).

Mapping Chengde

Mapping Chengde Book
Author : Philippe Foret
Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
Release : 2000-06-01
ISBN : 0824863518
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The imperial residence of Chengde was built by two powerful and ambitious Manchu emperors between 1703 and 1780 in the mountains of Jehol. This volume, the first scholarly publication in English on the Manchu summer capital, reveals how this unlikely architectural and landscape enterprise came to help forge a dynasty's multicultural identity and concretize its claims of political legitimacy. Using both visual and textual materials, the author explores the hidden dimensions of landscape, showing how geographical imagination shaped the aesthetics of Qing court culture while proposing a new interpretation of the mental universe that conceived one of the world's most remarkable examples of imperial architecture.

Science and Civilisation in China Volume 3 Mathematics and the Sciences of the Heavens and the Earth

Science and Civilisation in China  Volume 3  Mathematics and the Sciences of the Heavens and the Earth Book
Author : Joseph Needham
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1959
ISBN : 9780521058018
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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After two volumes mainly introductory, Dr Needham now embarks upon his systematic study of the development of the natural sciences in China. The Sciences of the Earth follow: geography and cartography, geology, seismology and mineralogy. Dr Needham distinguishes parallel traditions of scientific cartography and religious cosmography in East and West, discussing orbocentric wheel-maps, the origins of the rectangular grid system, sailing charts and relief maps, Chinese survey methods, and the impact of Renaissance cartography on the East. Finally-and here Dr Needham's work has no Western predecessors-there are full accounts of the Chinese contribution to geology and mineralogy.