Remembering Xinxiang

It is his experience there, living and teaching in impoverished Henan province - China's most populated province - that inspired this book.

Author: William Adams

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ISBN: 1571686541

Category: History

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William L. Adams has led a varied and exciting life, severing in the United State Navy as an officer and teaching around the world. On sabbatical in 1999, he journeyed to central China, the "real China," and spent a year teaching writing and British and American history at Henan Normal University. It is his experience there, living and teaching in impoverished Henan province - China's most populated province - that inspired this book.
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Remembering 1942

I can't take it in town because I must stay here to care for my father, but I'll go to the exam site in Xinxiang. Ge, my dear, we can't sit in the same room but I know our hearts are together. I think I'll pass, and with all my heart I ...

Author: Liu Zhenyun

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 9781628727159

Category: Fiction

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Sweeping, humorous, and moving tales from one of contemporary China’s greatest writers. The bestselling and award-winning author of novels satirizing contemporary China, Liu Zhenyun is also renowned for his short stories. Remembering 1942 showcases six of his best, featuring a diverse cast of ordinary people struggling against the obstacles—bureaucratic, economic, and personal—that life presents. The six exquisite stories that comprise this collection range from an exploration of office politics unmoored by an unexpected gift to the tale of a young soldier attempting to acclimate to his new life as a student and the story of a couple struggling to manage the demands of a young child. Another, about petty functionaries trying to solve a mystery of office intrigue, reads like a survival manual for Chinese bureaucracy. The masterful title story explores the legacy of the drought and famine that struck Henan Province in 1942, tracing its echoes in one man’s personal journey through war and revolution and into the present. Each story is rich in wit, insight, and empathy, and together they bring into focus the realities of China’s past and present, evoking clearly and mordantly the often Kafkaesque circumstances of contemporary life in the world’s most populous nation. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
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A Bitter Revolution

Taofen 'Duzhe xinxiang'[Taofen's 'Readers' Mailbox'] (Beijing, 1998), 137. Taofen 'Duzhe xinxiang', 150. Taofen 'Duzhe xinxiang', 151. ... 'Banian', 4. 'Banian', 2. 1. Xu Deheng, 'Huiyi wusi yundong' [Remembering the May Fourth 331 notes.

Author: Rana Mitter

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191579289

Category: History

Page: 384

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China is now poised to take a key role on the world stage, but in the early twentieth century the situation could not have been more different. Rana Mitter goes back to this pivotal moment in Chinese history to uncover the origins of the painful transition from a premodern past into a modern world. By the 1920s the seemingly civilized world shaped over the last two thousand years by the legacy of the great philosopher Confucius was falling apart in the face of western imperialism and internal warfare. Chinese cities still bore the imprints of its ancient past with narrow, lanes and temples to long-worshipped gods, but these were starting to change with the influx of foreign traders, teachers, and missionaries, all eager to shape China's ancient past into a modern present. Mitter takes us through the resulting social turmoil and political promise, the devastating war against Japan in the 1940s, Communism and the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s, and the new era of hope in the 1980s ended by the Tian'anmen uprising. He reveals the impetus behind the dramatic changes in Chinese culture and politics as being China's "New Culture" - a strain of thought which celebrated youth, individualism, and the heady mixture of strange and seductive new cultures from places as far apart as America, India, and Japan.
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The Three Body Problem

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Author: Cixin Liu

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781466853447

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Soon to be a Netflix Original Series! “War of the Worlds for the 21st century.” – Wall Street Journal The Three-Body Problem is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience the Hugo Award-winning phenomenon from China's most beloved science fiction author, Liu Cixin. Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion. The result is a science fiction masterpiece of enormous scope and vision. The Three-Body Problem Series The Three-Body Problem The Dark Forest Death's End Other Books Ball Lightning Supernova Era To Hold Up The Sky (forthcoming) At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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In Remembrance of the Saints

This volume presents the complete, long recension of In Remembrance of the Saints, translated for the first time into any Western language and extensively annotated with reference to both Islamic and Qing sources.

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Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231552523

Category: Literary Collections

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In the first half of the eighteenth century, rival dynasties of Naqshbandi Sufi shaykhs vied for influence in the Tarim Basin, part of present-day Xinjiang. In the 1750s, the collapse of the Junghar Mongol state gave one branch of this family an opportunity to assert their independence in the oasis cities of Kashgar and Yarkand. Others sided with the armies of the Qing dynasty, which were massing on the frontiers to invade. The ensuing conflict saw the region incorporated into the expanding Qing imperium. Three decades afterward, Muḥammad Ṣadiq Kashghari was commissioned to write an account of these Naqshbandi Sufis and their downfall. Blending the genres of collective biography and historical epic, mixing prose and verse, Kashghari’s text vividly depicts religious and political conflicts on the eve of the Qing conquest. It became the most popular and influential Chaghatay-language work to grapple with this divisive period. This volume presents the complete, long recension of In Remembrance of the Saints, translated for the first time into any Western language and extensively annotated with reference to both Islamic and Qing sources. The introduction situates the work in the Inner Asian tradition of Sufi biography and discusses the political factors shaping historical memory in Qianlong-era Xinjiang. Providing a rare local perspective on China’s expansion into Muslim borderlands, this translation sheds light on Xinjiang’s political and religious traditions and makes a foundational work of Inner Asian literature available to students and scholars.
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In Remembrance of the Saints the Rise and Fall of an Inner Asian Sufi Dynasty

This volume presents the complete, long recension of In Remembrance of the Saints, translated for the first time into any language.

Author: David Brophy

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ISBN: 0231198191

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In the late eighteenth century, Muḥammad Ṣadiq Kashghari wrote an account of religious and political conflicts in the Tarim Basin, part of present-day Xinjiang, on the eve of the Qing conquest. This volume presents the complete, long recension of In Remembrance of the Saints, translated for the first time into any language.
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Cold Prince VS Vicious Princess

She remembered a lot of things. ... Yan Liang lowered his head, unwilling to look at Zhou Xinxiang's smug expression. He knew that Zhou Xinxiang had feelings for her master and would take good care of her young master.

Author: Yang JiaXiaoJiang

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 9781649911162

Category: Fiction

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Thinking of her, Jiang Chu Mo. As a genius pharmacist of the twenty-first century, her career was smooth sailing and she was in high spirits. She had never thought that she would be transported to another world. It was fine if he had transcended, but when he opened his eyes, he found that he was in a critical situation. Oh, buy! Something's not right. Let's start over! "This is bad..." The gloomy voice called out, "Want to run?"
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The Chinese Dream and Ordinary Chinese People

Domicile: Xinxiang County, Xinxiang City, Henan Province 4. Employer: A driver of a privately-owned transport ... He remembers that he envied his elder second brother who had a watch at that time and Mr. Yang thought it was quite fancy.

Author: Mai Lu

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789813349520

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The Fat Years

Banned in China, this controversial and politically charged novel tells the story of the search for an entire month erased from official Chinese history.

Author: Chan Koonchung

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780385534352

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Banned in China, this controversial and politically charged novel tells the story of the search for an entire month erased from official Chinese history. Beijing, sometime in the near future: a month has gone missing from official records. No one has any memory of it, and no one could care less—except for a small circle of friends, who will stop at nothing to get to the bottom of the sinister cheerfulness and amnesia that have possessed the Chinese nation. When they kidnap a high-ranking official and force him to reveal all, what they learn—not only about their leaders, but also about their own people—stuns them to the core. It is a message that will astound the world. A kind of Brave New World reflecting the China of our times, The Fat Years is a complex novel of ideas that reveals all too chillingly the machinations of the postmodern totalitarian state, and sets in sharp relief the importance of remembering the past to protect the future.
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Three Brothers

From one of China’s most highly regarded writers, winner of the Franz Kafka Prize and twice finalist for the International Booker Prize, Three Brothers is a beautiful and heartwrenching memoir of the author’s childhood and family life ...

Author: Yan Lianke

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802148094

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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From one of China’s most highly regarded writers, winner of the Franz Kafka Prize and twice finalist for the International Booker Prize, Three Brothers is a beautiful and heartwrenching memoir of the author’s childhood and family life during the Cultural Revolution In this heartfelt, intimate memoir, Yan Lianke brings the reader into his childhood home in Song County in Henan Province, painting a vivid portrait of rural China in the 1960s and ’70s. Three Brothers is a literary testament to the great humanity and small joys that exist even in times of darkness. With lyricism and deep emotion, Yan chronicles the extraordinary lives of his father and uncles, as well as his own. Living in a remote village, Yan’s parents are so poor that they can only afford to use wheat flour on New Year and festival days, and while Yan dreams of fried scallion buns, and even steals from his father to buy sesame seed cakes. He yearns to leave the village, however he can, and soon novels become an escape. He resolves to become a writer himself after reading on the back of a novel that its author was given leave to remain in the city of Harbin after publishing her book. In the evenings, after finishing back-breaking shifts hauling stones at a cement factory, sometimes sixteen hours long, he sets to work writing. He is ultimately delivered from the drudgery and danger of manual labor by a career in the Army, but he is filled with regrets as he recalls these years of scarcity, turmoil, and poverty. A philosophical portrait of grief, death, home, and fate that gleams with Yan’s quick wit and gift for imagery, Three Brothers is a personal portrait of a politically devastating period, and a celebration of the power of the family to hold together even in the harshest circumstances.
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Someone to Talk To

Qing'e remembered that her grandfather had lived on South Street and had owned Jiang's Cotton Shop back then. ... So she left Yanjin three days later and went to Xinxiang to find the inn by the Dongguan Bus Depot where she had become ...

Author: Zhenyun Liu

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822371885

Category: Fiction

Page: 396

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Tofu peddler Yang Baishun is a man of few words and few friends. Unable to find meaningful companionship, he settles for a marriage of convenience. When his wife leaves him for another man he is left to care for his five-year-old stepdaughter Qiaoling, who is subsequently kidnapped, never to be seen by Yang again. Seventy years later we find Niu Aiguo, who, like Yang, struggles to connect with other people. As Niu begins learning about his recently deceased mother’s murky past it becomes clear that Qiaoling is the mysterious bond that links Yang and Niu. Originally published in China in 2009 and appearing in English for the first time, Liu Zhenyun’s award-winning Someone to Talk To highlights the contours of everyday life in pre- and post-Mao China, where regular people struggle to make a living and establish homes and families. Meditating on connection and loneliness, community and family, Someone to Talk To traces the unexpected and far-reaching ramifications of seemingly inconsequential actions, while reminding us all of the importance of communication.
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The Mythistorical Chinese Scholar Rebel Advisor Li Yan

This book uses a genealogical manuscript discovered in 2004 to argue for the historicity of the scholar-rebel-advisor Li Yan who helped overthrow the Ming polity in 1644.

Author: Roger V. Des Forges

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004421066

Category: History

Page: 586

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This book uses a genealogical manuscript discovered in 2004 to argue for the historicity of the scholar-rebel-advisor Li Yan who helped overthrow the Ming polity in 1644. It invokes a spiral theory to elucidate his significance in Chinese and world history.
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The New Silk Roads

Author: Peter Frankopan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781526607423

Category: Asia

Page: 313

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Provides a timely reminder that we live in a world that is profoundly interconnected. In an age of Brexit and Trump, the themes of isolation and fragmentation permeating the western world stand in sharp contrast to events along the Silk Roads since 2015, where ties have been strengthened and mutual cooperation established
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The Ellipses of Katherine Ch iu Hinton

The Ellipses of Katherine Ch'iu Hinton reveals the human side of completing research and managing programs in China, Kenya and Mongolia.

Author: K. T. Ch'iu Hinton

Publisher: Government Institutes

ISBN: 9780761846598

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 136

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The Ellipses of Katherine Ch'iu Hinton reveals the human side of completing research and managing programs in China, Kenya and Mongolia. Hinton, trained in epidemiology, spent over twenty years working overseas; first, testing the safety and effectiveness of a male contraceptive drug on volunteers in Beijing, and secondly, carrying out an HIV prevention study among prostitutes in Nairobi. Her UNICEF assignment engaged her in poverty alleviation work, specifically maternal and child health, girl's education, income-generating for poor rural women, safe drinking water, sanitation, and iodine eradication, in China's ten outlaying provinces (Xinjiang, Tibet, Yunnan, Guizhou, Sichuan, Honan, Shaanxi, Anhui, Qinghai, and Gansu), as well as in Mongolia. While the scientific side of her research has been published in various professional journals, the author now recounts her experiences in narrative form.
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China s Conservative Revolution

In this ambitious examination of the complex political culture of China under Guomindang rule, Brian Tsui interweaves political ideologies, intellectual trends, social movements and diplomatic maneuvers to demonstrate how the Chinese ...

Author: Brian Tsui

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108174039

Category: History

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In this ambitious examination of the complex political culture of China under Guomindang rule, Brian Tsui interweaves political ideologies, intellectual trends, social movements and diplomatic maneuvers to demonstrate how the Chinese revolution became conservative after the anti-Communist coup of 1927. Dismissing violent struggles for class equality as incompatible with nationalist goals, Chiang Kai-shek's government should, Tsui argues, be understood in the context of the global ascendance of radical right-wing movements during the inter-war period. The Guomindang's revolutionary nation-building and modernization project struck a chord with China's reformist liberal elite, who were wary of mob rule, while its obsession with Eastern spirituality appealed to Indian nationalists fighting Western colonialism. The Nationalist vision was defined by the party-state's hostility to communist challenges as much as by its ability to co-opt liberalism and Pan-Asianist anti-colonialism. Tsui's revisionist reading revisits the peculiarities of the Guomindang's revolutionary enterprise, resituating Nationalist China in the moment of global radical right ascendancy.
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Mrs Pollifax on the China Station

“Absorbing and worthwhile . . . You won't want to put the book down.”—Portland Telegram The cheerful Mrs. Virgil (Emily) Pollifax of New Brunswick, New Jersey, is once again plunged headfirst into a hair-raising CIA mission.

Author: Dorothy Gilman

Publisher: Fawcett

ISBN: 9780804151771

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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“Absorbing and worthwhile . . . You won't want to put the book down.”—Portland Telegram The cheerful Mrs. Virgil (Emily) Pollifax of New Brunswick, New Jersey, is once again plunged headfirst into a hair-raising CIA mission. Posing as a tourist in China, Mrs. Pollifax meets the sinister challenges of the Orient to safeguard a treasure for the CIA . . . and all but loses her life in the bargain. “Filled with adventures—and misadventures—but through it all Mrs. Pollifax is triumphant.”—Booklist
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The Cook the Crook and the Real Estate Tycoon

The Cook, the Crook, and the Real Estate Tycoon, by prize-winning Chinese novelist Liu Zhenyun is a novel of Beijing that paints a microcosm of contemporary China, dealing with classes at the two extremes: the super rich and the migrant ...

Author: Liu Zhenyun

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781628725520

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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The Cook, the Crook, and the Real Estate Tycoon, by prize-winning Chinese novelist Liu Zhenyun is a novel of Beijing that paints a microcosm of contemporary China, dealing with classes at the two extremes: the super rich and the migrant workers who make them rich through deceit and corruption. The protagonist, Liu Yuejin, is a work site cook and small-time thief whose bag is stolen. In searching for it he stumbles upon another bag, which contains a flash disk that chronicles high-level corruption, and sets off a convoluted chase. There are no heroes in this scathing, complex, and highly readable critique of the dark side of China’s predatory capitalism, corruption, and the plight of the underclasses. A movie adaptation and TV series appeared in 2008 in China. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
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China s Crisis Management

This book presents a comprehensive overview of crisis management in China, and examines China’s mode of managing economic, political and military crises, as well as natural disasters, ethnic-minority issues, environmental and public ...

Author: Jae Ho Chung

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136634512

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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The continuation of China’s successful rise depends considerably on the capacity of the Chinese government to prevent and manage a wide range of potential and actual crises, which could, if mishandled, have serious adverse consequences for China. These potential crises are both domestic - where the example of the collapse of the Soviet Union is well understood and remembered in China - and, increasingly, as a result of China’s ever closer involvement in the global system. This book presents a comprehensive overview of crisis management in China, and examines China’s mode of managing economic, political and military crises, as well as natural disasters, ethnic-minority issues, environmental and public health problems. In each area it considers the nature of potential crises and their possible effects, and the degree to which China is prepared to cope with crises.
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Women and the Periodical Press in China s Long Twentieth Century

In this major new collection, an international team of scholars examine the relationship between the Chinese women's periodical press and global modernity in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Author: Michel Hockx

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108331098

Category: History

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In this major new collection, an international team of scholars examine the relationship between the Chinese women's periodical press and global modernity in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The essays in this richly illustrated volume probe the ramifications for women of two monumental developments in this period: the intensification of China's encounters with foreign powers and a media transformation comparable in its impact to the current internet age. The book offers a distinctive methodology for studying the periodical press, which is supported by the development of a bilingual database of early Chinese periodicals. Throughout the study, essays on China are punctuated by transdisciplinary reflections from scholars working on periodicals outside of the Chinese context, encouraging readers to rethink common stereotypes about lived womanhood in modern China, and to reconsider the nature of Chinese modernity in a global context.
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The Missionary Position

In the 1970's Angie Benedetto, a smart-mouthed Brooklyn girl whos neighborhood customs chafe her as much as her plaid-flannel Catholic school uniform, desperately wants to fly.

Author: R. E. Dinlocker

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1425996701

Category: Fiction

Page: 424

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In the 1970's Angie Benedetto, a smart-mouthed Brooklyn girl whos neighborhood customs chafe her as much as her plaid-flannel Catholic school uniform, desperately wants to fly. Angie dreams of flying airplanes, traveling to exotic places and finding a guy who doesn't think high-roll collars and a duck's ass hairstyle mark the height of sophistication. After Angies mother allows her to fly for her Uncle Anthony as a missionary pilot, Angie reports the murder of Asmat natives. She becomes a tool for her Uncles plans to gain control of a gold mine and the quarry of mercenaries who protect the new owners possession of the same mine. Charles Abbott Aldridge is a proper New Englander who wants to study primitive tribes, help his father, and be left alone to live his life. Charles, lost and presumed dead for half-a-dozen years, is the only man who can help Angie. Smart-mouthed Angie needs proper New Englander Charles to escape from those people looking to kill her and Charles needs Angie to help his father. Angies Uncle Anthony must deal with Angies mother alone.
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