The third book in the Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox series When a resepcted mandarin is murdered in the heart of the Forbidden City, Master Li and his sidekick, Number Ten Ox, are called in to investigate. Thus begins a Sherlockian adventure that takes Master Li and Number Ten Ox--accompanied by a scarred puppeteer and his shamanka daughter--on a wild chase across China. With murder, mayhem, and magic aplenty, and Chinese folklore and literary references thrown into the mix, Eight Skilled Gentlemen is a hilarious romp through Ancient China.
The third book in the Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox series When a resepcted mandarin is murdered in the heart of the Forbidden City, Master Li and his sidekick, Number Ten Ox, are called in to investigate.
Author: Barry Hughart
Publisher: Broadway Books
Set in a mythical, medieval China where folklore and history are indistinguishable, a dead monk, an ancientand now missingmanuscript, and a ghostly murderer entice the venerable Master Li and his faithful companion Number Ten Ox into the Valley of Sorrows for a deadly and uproarious confrontation with the long-dead Laughing Prince.
Set in a mythical, medieval China where folklore and history are indistinguishable, a dead monk, an ancientand now missingmanuscript, and a ghostly murderer entice the venerable Master Li and his faithful companion Number Ten Ox into the ...
Author: Barry Hughart
The first problem about the skilled gentlemen is whether they were actually eight
in number . The Chinese term , pa neng chih shih , is ambiguous by itself and
permits three possible interpretations : ( 1 ) “ Eight - skilled gentlemen , ” that is ...
Author: Derk Bodde
The emerging Chinese empire was faced with a dilemma typical for empires, be they Roman, Mesopotamian, or Carolingian. The realm was "won on horseback, but could not be ruled from horseback," as an advisor of the Han dynasty put it. Military conquest had to be buttressed by a convincing legitimation of the supreme rule, including certain forms of power sharing, as well as by the establishment of a courtly protocol and a bureaucracy that provided for both a smooth operation of government and checks and balances. Here, the communication to and from the imperial court attained a crucial role. This study identifies the characteristics of different types of documents - imperial edicts as well as memorials, petitions, etc. - that helped to shape imperial policies. It contrasts a classification of documents by the famous intellectual Cai Yong (second century A.D.) with the remnants of courtly communication in the received sources and is able for the first time to make sense of the terse explanations that have long baffled historians of ancient China.
Otherwise , the director of astronomy is summoned to write a tablet each , which
is ( then ) sealed in a black pouch ( zàonáng ) and sent to the western steps
where ( the Eight Skilled Gentlemen or the director of astronomy ) kneel ( s ) and
Author: Enno Giele
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
A must-have collection of the best short science fiction and speculative fiction of 2019, showcasing brilliant talent and examining the cultural moment we live in, compiled by award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan. With short works from some of the most lauded science fiction authors, as well as rising stars, this collection displays the top talent and the cutting-edge cultural moments that affect our lives, dreams, and stories. Authors include past award-winners Rebecca Roanhorse, Ken Liu, Carmen Maria Machado, Aliette de Boddard, Kim Stanley Robinson, Yoon Ha Lee, and Ted Chiang. An assemblage of future classics, this anthology is a must-read for anyone who enjoys the vast and exciting world of science fiction.
... and Eight Skilled Gentlemen; publisher Robert S. Friedman, who founded
Rainbow Ridge Books and specialty book publisher The Donning Company;
Australian author Andrew McGahan, who wrote the Ship Kings series of fantasy
Author: Jonathan Strahan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Presents articles on the horror and fantasy genres of fiction, including authors, themes, significant works, and awards.
The Enchantment Emporium (2009) Hughart, Barry Bridge of Birds (1984) The
Storyofthe Stone (1988) Eight Skilled Gentlemen (1991) Chronicles of Master Li
and Number Ten Ox (1998) Hutson, Shaun Skull (1982) Spawn (1983) Erebus ...
Author: Don D'Ammassa
Publisher: Infobase Learning
Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Once upon a time all literature was fantasy, set in a mythical past when magic existed, animals talked, and the gods took an active hand in earthly affairs. As the mythical past was displaced in Western estimation by the historical past and novelists became increasingly preoccupied with the present, fantasy was temporarily marginalized until the late 20th century, when it enjoyed a spectacular resurgence in every stratum of the literary marketplace. Stableford provides an invaluable guide to this sequence of events and to the current state of the field. The chronology tracks the evolution of fantasy from the origins of literature to the 21st century. The introduction explains the nature of the impulses creating and shaping fantasy literature, the problems of its definition and the reasons for its changing historical fortunes. The dictionary includes cross-referenced entries on more than 700 authors, ranging across the entire historical spectrum, while more than 200 other entries describe the fantasy subgenres, key images in fantasy literature, technical terms used in fantasy criticism, and the intimately convoluted relationship between literary fantasies, scholarly fantasies, and lifestyle fantasies. The book concludes with an extensive bibliography that ranges from general textbooks and specialized accounts of the history and scholarship of fantasy literature, through bibliographies and accounts of the fantasy literature of different nations, to individual author studies and useful websites.
Demon (1977); Graham Diamond's Samarkand (1980), Samarkand Dawn (1981)
, and Cinnabar (1985); Barry Hughart's Bridge of Birds (1984), The Story of the
Stone (1988), and Eight Skilled Gentlemen (1991); Stephen Marley's Spirit Mirror
Author: Brian Stableford
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Category: Literary Criticism
In The Year's Best Science Fiction: Ninth Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois produces another volume in the series that Locus calls 'the field's real anthology-of-record.' With a unique combination of foresight and perspective, Dozois continues to collect outstanding work by newcomers and established authors alike, reflecting the present state of the genre while suggesting its future directions. With the editor's annual summary of the year in the field, and his appendix of recommended reading, this book is indispensable for anyone interested in contemporary science fiction.
... Eternal Light, Paul I. McAuley (Gollancz); Eight Skilled Gentlemen, Barry
Hughart (Doubleday Foundation); Outside the Dog Museum, Ionathan Carroll (
Macdonald); The Exile Kiss, George Alec Effinger (Doubleday Foundation);
Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
"These four volumes cover 791 books or series, 238 of them published during the 1980s and 1990s. the entries are 1,000 words long for single books and 1,500 for series, with a one-sentence summary beginning each entry followed by bibliographical information ... Volume 4 contains an extensive bibliography of critical works on science fiction and fantasy, a list of major award winners, a genre index." Booklist.
First published : Bridge of Birds ( 1984 ) , The Story of Moon Boy is the
reincarnation of a divine but evil flower the Stone ( 1988 ) , and Eight Skilled
Gentlemen ( 1991 ) that the Stone rehabilitated long ago . Eventually the
Laughing Prince is ...
Author: T. A. Shippey
Publisher: Salem PressInc
Category: Literary Criticism
In addition to this there are two passing references to " Five Surnames and Eight
Houses " ( wu hsing pa chai Et ; see ch . 1 , p . ... 49 . The passage in the Hsieh T'
u Cheng fragment describing the function of the " Eight Skilled Gentlemen " in 78.
Category: Astrology, Chinese
Profiles the most significant contemporary British and American writers of fantasy and horror. Entries cover all aspects of each writer's career.
Hughart followed it with The Story of the Stone ( 1988 ) and Eight Skilled
Gentlemen ( 1990 ) . All three books feature the same main characters and are
often referred to as the Master Li and Number Ten Ox series . In addition to
Author: Richard Bleiler
Publisher: Gale Cengage
Concise discussions of the lives and principal works of prominent science-fiction authors, written by subject experts.
Eight Skilled Gentlemen . Garden City New York , Doubleday , and London ,
Bantam , 1991 . Barry Hughart comments : My three novels featuring Master Li
and Number Ten Ox are set in a seventh - century China that never existed as a
Author: St James Press
Publisher: Detroit, MI : St. James Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Now it may be that you , gentlemen , belonging as you do to the working class ,
may at this point of my speech lose all further ... We will avail ourselves of the
action of competition among you , confident that the scarcity of skilled employers
Author: Bernard Shaw
Category: Eight-hour movement
Science fiction constitutes one of the largest and most widely read genres in literature, and this reference provides bibliographical data on some 20,000 science fiction, fantasy, and horror fiction books, as well as nonfiction monographs about the literature. A companion to Reginald's Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, 1700-1974 (Gale, 1979), the present volume is alphabetically arranged by approximately 10,000 author names. The entry for each individual work includes title, publisher, date and place published, number of pages, hardbound or paperback format, and type of book (novel, anthology, etc.). Where appropriate, entries also provide translation notes, series information, pseudonyms, and remarks on special features (such as celebrity introductions). Includes indexes of titles, series, awards, and "doubles" (for locating volumes containing two novels). Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
... Zilpha K . Egypt Green * Hyde , Christopher Eight , The : a novel * Neville ,
Katherine Eighi days of Luke * Jones , Diana Wynne Eight fantasms and magics *
Vance , Jack Eighi ghost stories * Burton , S . H . Eight skilled gentlemen *
Author: R. Reginald
Publisher: Detroit : Gale Research
Contains entries for over 1,300 books aimed at young adult readers. Titles have been selected on the basis of their currency, appeal to readers, and literary merit.
... Tom 44 , 70 Eight Mules from Monterey Beatty , Patricia 65 Eight Skilled
Gentlemen Hughart , Barry 106 , 513 E , My Name Is Emily Mazer , Norma Fox
734 The Dragonlance Chronicles Hickman , Tracy 985 The Dragonriders of Pern
Author: Pam Spencer
Category: Best books
Author: Bowker Editorial Staff
48 . See Festivals in Classical China , pp . 169-172 for the " Eight Skilled
Gentlemen " , and pp . 178-185 for the winter solstice music ceremony . The
sources for his description are the Hou Han Shu " Treatise on Musical Pitch Pipes
and the ...
Author: Robert Lawrence Chard
A comprehensive bibliography of books and short fiction published in the English language.
Category: Fantasy fiction
Lists books by subject and title and recommends what book children and young adults should read next based on their previous likes and dislikes.
... Joann 717 Eight Seconds Ferris, Jean 286, 791 Eight Skilled Gentlemen
Hughart, Barry 526 The Elephant Man Sparks, Christine 959 Elephant Moon Le
Tord, Bijou 491 Elephants Can't Jump and Other Freaky Facts about Animals
Author: Janis Ansell
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
... D89 Eight hands round , Jy70 Everett Alvarez , A130 Finders keepers , Au168
Eight legs , Jy86 Everett Anderson's Christmas com Finding Buck McHenry ,
Ma95 Eight skilled gentlemen , N156 ing , 028 Finding foxes , S228 Eighties ,
Category: Children's libraries