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An Irishman in China - Zhao Changtian

An Irishman in China - Zhao Changtian shop >>

It was a long journey--in more ways than mere geography--from a childhood in Northern Ireland to becoming the most influential foreigner in 19th-century China. This historical novel follows the life of Robert Hart, whose career in China spanned more than half a century during the turbulent last decades of the Qing dynasty. As the Qing government's Inspector General of the Maritime Customs Service, Hart was involved in many major events of late Imperial China. While negotiating his way through ci.. Zistiť viac >>



No Sail on the Western Sea - Ma Yuan

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No Sail on the Western Sea takes two favorite novellas by the well-known Chinese author Ma Yuan and combines them into a single volume. With the shared location of Tibet, both of these stories delve into the intricacies of personal relationships and emotions. A kaleidoscope which reflects the heightened sensation of adventurous lives acted out on the Tibetan plateau, these stories reflect the avant-garde storytelling technique for which Ma Yuan is known. In the title story, No Sail on the Wester.. Zistiť viac >>



Confucius : The Sage on the Road - Ning Qian

Confucius : The Sage on the Road - Ning Qian shop >>

Retold as an entertaining and readable story, this chronicle of Confucius' travels brings a new perspective to the teachings of this ancient sage. Reading about the life of Confucius--the renowned Chinese philosopher--never seems old-fashioned, even in this era of constant change. For millennia his philosophy and teachings have deeply influenced the lives and politics of people in China and many other countries in Asia. What led to his great fame? What lay inside his mind? What is the Great Way,.. Zistiť viac >>



Ming´s Adventure in the Forbidden City - Li Jian

Ming´s Adventure in the Forbidden City - Li Jian shop >>

In this colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book a boy of today and a Little Emperor from the past find adventure and fun in the Forbidden City! On a visit to the Forbidden City, Xiao Ming somehow manages to lose his father. During his search, Ming finds a strange set of stairs. Perhaps his father went down them? Off he goes--down the stairs, across a strange pathway and through a hall where, rather than finding his father, Ming finds himself in the midst of the Qing Dynasty! The awe.. Zistiť viac >>



Behind the Singing Masks - Wang Xiaoying

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In this contemporary Chinese novel, a family opera performers struggles to remain true to each other and their art as they are buffeted by political turmoil and personal drama. The eventful lives of three generations of outstanding Chinese opera performers form the framework of Behind the Singing Masks, a story of turmoil and resolution, both personal and political. Xie Yingge, a celebrated dan actor of Yue Ju (also known as Shaoxing Opera), grew up and thrived in an environment alive with music.. Zistiť viac >>



Quiet Sitting - Jiang Weiqiao

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Jing Gong (quiet sitting) has been shrouded in mysticism since it traveled out of the Far East and across the shores to the West. Along the way, new schools of thought developed and the essential keys to the simple practice that is Jing Gong had been lost. Quiet Sitting: The Daoist Approach for a Healthy Mind and Body is a combination of two translated texts from two of the most famous Jing Gong pioneers in China during the early 20th century. This no-frills handbook is essential to anyone who i.. Zistiť viac >>



Celebrating Chinese Festivals - Sanmu Tang

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Through beautiful illustrations, Celebrating Chinese Festivals presents the most important and celebrated festivals of China, and explains the traditions, the delicious foods, the exciting activities and special customs that go with them! Readers will experience many Chinese festivities together with Little Mei and her family as they celebrate: Chinese New Year. Fireworks at midnight, lion dancing and visiting with family members. The Lantern Festival. A parade of lanterns to celebrate the first.. Zistiť viac >>



Beautiful Days - Teng Xiaolan

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This book of contemporary Chinese literature contains two separate novellas, A Riot of Brilliant Purple and Tender Crimson and Beautiful Days. A Riot of Brilliant Purple and Tender CrimsonThis novel is about the love lives of a father and daughter pair. The heroine is Xiang Yijun, a government officer who is greatly influenced by her Peking Opera performer father. She is fond of singing this type of opera, but the old fashion hobby sets her apart from others who see it as peculiar. It doesn't he.. Zistiť viac >>




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