China Men

Author: Maxine Hong Kingston

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307787818

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 4992

The author chronicles the lives of three generations of Chinese men in America, woven from memory, myth and fact. Here's a storyteller's tale of what they endured in a strange new land. From the Trade Paperback edition.

China Men

Author: Maxine Hong Kingston

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0679723285

Category: History

Page: 308

View: 9006

The author chronicles the lives of three generations of Chinese men in America, woven from memory, myth and fact. Here's a storyteller's tale of what they endured in a strange new land.

China Men

Author: Maxine Hong Kingston

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307787818

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 8897

The author chronicles the lives of three generations of Chinese men in America, woven from memory, myth and fact. Here's a storyteller's tale of what they endured in a strange new land. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Three Tough Chinamen

Author: Scott D. Seligman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789881616234

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 6414

Hemmed in by prejudice and restrictive laws, Chinese Americans lived in a defensive crouch at the turn of the 20th century. This is the true story of three scrappy and ambitious brothers who fought hard for their share of the American dream. Activists who rose to prominence and spoke out against injustice, these men made waves and broke barriers; they defied laws to defend their interests and tore down the walls that separated them from the rest of society. Exciting and informative, this history weaves the tale of Chinese immigrants with the larger relationship between China and the United States during that time.

Chinese Medicine Men

Consumer Culture in China and Southeast Asia

Author: Sherman Cochran

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674021617

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 242

View: 4180

In this book, Sherman Cochran reconsiders the nature and role of consumer culture in the spread of cultural globalization. Cochran brings to light enduring features of the Chinese experience with consumer culture. The history of Chinese medicine men in pre-socialist China, he suggests, has relevance for the twenty-first century because they achieved goals that their successors in contemporary China are currently seeking to attain.

Men and Masculinities in Contemporary China

Author: Geng Song,Derek Hird

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004264914

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

View: 4227

In Edited byMen and Masculinities in Contemporary ChinaEdited by, Geng Song and Derek Hird offer an account of Chinese masculinities in media discourse and everyday life, covering masculinities on television, in lifestyle magazines, in cyberspace, at work, at leisure, and at home.

Mr. China

A Memoir

Author: Tim Clissold

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060761407

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 9354

Mr. China tells the rollicking story of a young man who goes to China with the misguided notion that he will help bring the Chinese into the modern world, only to be schooled by the most resourceful and creative operators he would ever meet. Part memoir, part parable, Mr. China is one man's coming-of-age story where he learns to respect and admire the nation he sought to conquer.

The Chinaman

Author: Stephen Leather

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780340559741

Category:

Page: 312

View: 6241

Nguyen Minh fought with the Viet Cong, before changing sides to become an efficient hunter of his former comrades. Imprisoned and tortured by the victorious North Vietnamese, he saw two of his daughters die. So when his wife and third daughter are killed by an IRA bomb, Nguyen seeks revenge.

Evil Men

Author: James Dawes

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674073991

Category: History

Page: 279

View: 6498

A searching meditation on our all-too-human capacity for inhumanity, Evil Men confronts atrocity head-on—how it looks and feels, what motivates it, how it can be stopped. James Dawes’s unflinchingly honest account, drawing on firsthand interviews, is not just about the things Japanese war criminals did, but about what it means to befriend them.

Chinese Lessons

Five Classmates and the Story of the New China

Author: John Pomfret

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805076158

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 315

View: 5418

A journalist for The Washington Post offers an eyewitness account of the changes in China over the past forty years as he recalls his stint as a twenty-year-old exchange student from Stanford at China's Nanjing University and the lives of his Chinese classmates, in a study of the human cost of China's development.

The Five Chinese Brothers

Author: Claire Huchet Bishop

Publisher: Perfection Learning

ISBN: 9780812476286

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2084

Five brothers who look just alike outwit the executioner by using their extraordinary individual qualities.

Men to Devils, Devils to Men

Japanese War Crimes and Chinese Justice

Author: Barak Kushner

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674966988

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 3575

The Japanese Army committed numerous atrocities during its pitiless campaigns in China from 1931 to 1945. Focusing on the trials of Japanese war criminals, Barak Kushner analyzes the political maneuvering and propagandizing in both China and Japan that would roil East Asian relations throughout the Cold War, with repercussions still felt today.

China and EU

Reform and Governance

Author: Jing Men,Annika Linck

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1134991851

Category: Social Science

Page: 170

View: 2860

Reform and governance are of vital interest to both the People’s Republic of China and the European Union (EU). China is facing demographic and environmental challenges and has been experiencing a rapid economic transition. The social tensions arising from these challenges call for a governance system that will allow the Chinese leadership to alleviate social tensions without putting at risk their leadership. A society which is becoming more diverse and facing problems of a global scale that also cause turmoil at the grass roots may be difficult to govern top-down. Notwithstanding the Communist Party of China’s (CPC) grip on Chinese society, there may be ways to integrate public opinion and civil society organisations in governmental decision-making through reforms that do not challenge the current leadership. The EU, on the other hand, faces the same global challenges with a very different and complex governance system. EU foreign and security policy, thus including EU policy towards China, are governed by the EU’s foreign policy principles, which contain, among others, the promotion of democracy, the rule of law and the universality and indivisibility of human rights and fundamental freedoms. How successful can the EU be in advancing these principles when engaging with China, while respecting the Chinese political system? How can the EU and China find common grounds in their governance systems so as to enhance their strategic partnership in order to tackle global issues that need a coordinated approach?

The Fifth Book of Peace

Author: Maxine Hong Kingston

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307428575

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 5462

A long time ago in China, there existed three Books of Peace that proved so threatening to the reigning powers that they had them burned. Many years later Maxine Hong Kingston wrote a Fourth Book of Peace, but it too was burned--in the catastrophic Berkeley-Oakland Hills fire of 1991, a fire that coincided with the death of her father. Now in this visionary and redemptive work, Kingston completes her interrupted labor, weaving fiction and memoir into a luminous meditation on war and peace, devastation and renewal. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Hungry Hearts

Author: Anzia Yezierska

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Jews, Russian

Page: 297

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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

Author: Sijie Dai

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 037541309X

Category: Fiction

Page: 197

View: 3528

During the Chinese Cultural Revolution, two boys are sent to the country for reeducation, where their lives take an unexpected turn when they meet the beautiful daughter of a local tailor and stumble upon a forbidden stash of Western literature.

China Dolls

Author: Lisa See

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408853264

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 2516

It's 1938 and the exclusive Oriental nightclub in San Francisco's Forbidden City is holding auditions for showgirls. In the dark, scandalous glamour of the club, three girls from very different backgrounds stumble into each other lives. All the girls have secrets. Grace, an American-born Chinese girl, has fled the Midwest and an abusive father. Helen is from a Chinese family which has deep roots in San Francisco's Chinatown. And, as both her friends know, Ruby is Japanese passing as Chinese. Then, in a heartbeat, everything changes. The Japanese attack Pearl Harbor and paranoia, suspicion, and a shocking act of betrayal, threaten to destroy their lives.

Wild Swans

Three Daughters of China

Author: Jung Chang

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439106495

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

View: 3548

The story of three generations in twentieth-century China that blends the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history—a bestselling classic in thirty languages with more than ten million copies sold around the world, now with a new introduction from the author. An engrossing record of Mao’s impact on China, an unusual window on the female experience in the modern world, and an inspiring tale of courage and love, Jung Chang describes the extraordinary lives and experiences of her family members: her grandmother, a warlord’s concubine; her mother’s struggles as a young idealistic Communist; and her parents’ experience as members of the Communist elite and their ordeal during the Cultural Revolution. Chang was a Red Guard briefly at the age of fourteen, then worked as a peasant, a “barefoot doctor,” a steelworker, and an electrician. As the story of each generation unfolds, Chang captures in gripping, moving—and ultimately uplifting—detail the cycles of violent drama visited on her own family and millions of others caught in the whirlwind of history.

The Travel Diaries of Albert Einstein

The Far East, Palestine, and Spain, 1922 - 1923

Author: Albert Einstein

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400889952

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 1475

The first publication of Albert Einstein’s travel diary to the Far East and Middle East In the fall of 1922, Albert Einstein, along with his then-wife, Elsa Einstein, embarked on a five-and-a-half-month voyage to the Far East and Middle East, regions that the renowned physicist had never visited before. Einstein's lengthy itinerary consisted of stops in Hong Kong and Singapore, two brief stays in China, a six-week whirlwind lecture tour of Japan, a twelve-day tour of Palestine, and a three-week visit to Spain. This handsome edition makes available, for the first time, the complete journal that Einstein kept on this momentous journey. The telegraphic-style diary entries--quirky, succinct, and at times irreverent—record Einstein's musings on science, philosophy, art, and politics, as well as his immediate impressions and broader thoughts on such events as his inaugural lecture at the future site of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, a garden party hosted by the Japanese Empress, an audience with the King of Spain, and meetings with other prominent colleagues and statesmen. Entries also contain passages that reveal Einstein's stereotyping of members of various nations and raise questions about his attitudes on race. This beautiful edition features stunning facsimiles of the diary's pages, accompanied by an English translation, an extensive historical introduction, numerous illustrations, and annotations. Supplementary materials include letters, postcards, speeches, and articles, a map of the voyage, a chronology, a bibliography, and an index. Einstein would go on to keep a journal for all succeeding trips abroad, and this first volume of his travel diaries offers an initial, intimate glimpse into a brilliant mind encountering the great, wide world.