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Forbidden City

By Vanessa Hua
  • ISBN Code: : 039917883X
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A teenage girl living in 1960s China becomes Mao Zedong’s protégée and lover—and a heroine of the Cultural Revolution—in this “masterful new novel” (The Washington Post) “A new classic about China’s Cultural Revolution . . . Think Succession, but add death and mayhem to the palace intrigue. . . . Ambitious and impressive.”—San Francisco Chronicle ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2022—Vulture, Electric Lit, Ms. magazine, The Millions, Book Riot On the eve of China’s Cultural Revolution and her sixteenth birthday, Mei dreams of becoming a model revolutionary. When the Communist Party recruits girls for a mysterious duty in the capital, she seizes the opportunity to escape her impoverished village. It is only when Mei arrives at the Chairman’s opulent residence—a forbidden city unto itself—that she learns that the girls’ job is to dance with the Party elites. Ambitious and whip-smart, Mei beelines toward the Chairman. Mei gradually separates herself from the other recruits to become the Chairman’s confidante—and paramour. While he fends off political rivals, Mei faces down schemers from the dance troupe who will stop at nothing to take her place and the Chairman’s imperious wife, who has secret plans of her own. When the Chairman finally gives Mei a political mission, she seizes it with fervor, but the brutality of this latest stage of the revolution makes her begin to doubt all the certainties she has held so dear. Forbidden City is an epic yet intimate portrayal of one of the world’s most powerful and least understood leaders during this extraordinarily turbulent period in modern Chinese history. Mei’s harrowing journey toward truth and disillusionment raises questions about power, manipulation, and belief, as seen through the eyes of a passionate teenage girl.

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As China’s global influence continues to rise, its capital, Beijing, has become increasingly important—and a popular tourist destination, greeting close to five million international visitors each year. An Armchair Traveller’s History of Beijing presents the capital from its earliest beginnings as a prehistoric campsite for Peking Man through its fluctuating fortunes under a dozen dynasties. Home to capitals of several states over time, the site of modern Beijing has been ruled by Mongolian chiefs and the glorious Ming emperors, whose tombs can still be found on its outskirts. Through Beijing, we can experience Chinese history itself, including its more famous residents—including Khubilai Khan, Mulan, and Marco Polo. Special emphasis is placed on Beijing’s precarious heritage in the twenty-first century, as modern construction wipes out much of the old city to make way for homes for twenty million people. This book also offers detailed information on sites of tourist interest, including the pros and cons of different sections of the Great Wall and the best ways to see the Forbidden City and the fast-disappearing relics of the city’s Manchu and Maoist eras. A chapter on food and drink examines not only local delicacies, but the many other Chinese dishes that form part of Beijing’s rich dining traditions. With its blend of rich history and expert tips, An Armchair Traveller’s History of Beijing is an essential introduction to one of the world’s most remarkable cities.

To Timbuktu for a Haircut

By Rick Antonson
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  • Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1626364885
  • Total of Pages : 313
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 856
  • Pdf File: to-timbuktu-for-a-haircut.pdf

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Timbuktu: the African city known to legend as a land of scholars, splendor and mystery, a golden age in the Sahara Desert. But to many it is a vaguely recognizable name – a flippant tag for “the most remote place on earth.” With this fabled city as his goal, author Rick Antonson began a month-long trek. His initial plan? To get a haircut. Aided by an adventuresome spirit, Rick endures a forty-five hour train ride, a swindling travel agent, “Third World, three-lane” roads, rivers, and a flat deck ferry boat before finally reaching Timbuktu. Rick narrates the history of this elusive destination through the teachings of his Malian guide Zak, and encounters with stranded tourists, a camel owner, a riverboat captain, and the people who call Timbuktu home. Antonson’s eloquence and quiet wit highlight the city’s myths—the centuries old capital and traveler’s dream—as well as its realities: A city gripped by poverty, where historic treasures lie close to the sands of destruction. Indeed, some 700,000 ancient manuscripts remain there, endangered. Both a travelogue and a history of a place long forgotten, To Timbuktu for a Haircut emerges as a plea to preserve the past and open cultural dialogues on a global scale. The second edition of this important book outlines the volatile political situations in Timbuktu following the spring 2012 military coup in Mali and the subsequent capture of the city by Islamic extremists. Literally, it is a race against time to save the city’s irreplaceable artifacts, mosques, and monuments, and to understand why Timbuktu’s past is essential to the future of Africa.

Fragile Cargo

By Adam Brookes
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1982149302
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : History
  • Members : 277
  • Pdf File: fragile-cargo.pdf

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The extraordinary true story of how a group of bold and determined museum curators saved the priceless treasures of China’s Forbidden City in the years leading up to World War II and beyond. 1924: Two days before Christmas, a small and clandestine group of professors, curators, and historians made their way through the enormous gates and towering vermillion walls of Peking’s Forbidden City, for centuries the home to the Chinese emperors. For the first time in its history, the city’s vast and priceless Imperial collection was carefully catalogued. Everything, from ornate jade carvings to exquisite jewels and historical archives, was counted and noted for the future Palace Museum. But even as the museum opened to international acclaim, tensions were rising in China. Rival factions rose up to destabilize the newly formed Republic of China and by 1932, Japanese pilots were bombing Shanghai. In the increasingly vulnerable city of Peking, the Palace Museum’s curator made a difficult and monumental decision: to safeguard the treasures, they would need to be evacuated. The task seemed impossible—the museum housed over a million objects that ranged from heavy thrones to impossibly fragile porcelain masterworks. Which objects would be saved? Where would they be hidden? And how could they be safely packed and transported? What followed was an unbelievable and perilous journey through a vast country facing tremendous upheaval and conditions as varied as icy winter storms to boiling heatwaves. Now, the full story is finally revealed and the men and women who helped saved China’s precious cultural history are given their due in this unforgettable book. Fragile Cargo reminds us of the enduring power of beauty in a world beset by war and violence.

Fodor's Essential China

By Fodor's Travel Guides
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  • Publisher : Fodor's Travel
  • Book Code : 1640971300
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 653
  • Pdf File: fodor-s-essential-china.pdf

Book Short Summary:

For a limited time, receive a free Fodor's Guide to Safe and Healthy Travel e-book with the purchase of this guidebook! Go to fodors.com for details. Ready to experience China? The experts at Fodor’s are here to help. Fodor’s Essential China travel guide is packed with customizable itineraries with top recommendations, detailed maps of China, and exclusive tips from locals. Whether you want to climb the Great Wall, explore the Forbidden City, or discover the Terracotta Warriers, this up-to-date guidebook will help you plan it all out. This new edition has been FULLY-REDESIGNED with a new layout and beautiful images for more intuitive travel planning! Fodor’s Essential China includes: • AN ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE GUIDE that visually captures the top highlights of China. • SPECTACULAR COLOR PHOTOS AND FEATURES throughout, including special features on Forbidden City, the Great Wall, Chinese food, the Terracotta Warriors, and Chinese tea. • INSPIRATIONAL “BEST OF” LISTS identify the best things to see, do, eat, drink, and more. • MULTIPLE ITINERARIES for various trip lengths help you maximize your time. • MORE THAN 60 DETAILED MAPS help you plot your itinerary and navigate confidently. • BRAND NEW HOTEL AND RESTAURANT REVIEWS in major cities like Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Chengdu, Xian and Kunming offer options for every taste. • TRIP PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS: guides to getting around, saving money and time, beating the crowds; basic Chinese language phrases; and a calendar of events. • LOCAL INSIDER ADVICE tells you where to find under-the-radar gems, along with the best tours. • HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL OVERVIEWS add perspective and enrich your travels. • COVERS: Lantau island and Victoria Peak in Hong Kong, The Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City in Beijing, Shanghai Disneyland in Pudong, the Terracotta Warriors in Xian, Chengdu, Sichuan and the Panda Breeding Research Center, Yangtze river cruises, Chongqing and more. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years. Planning on visiting Southeast Asia? Check out Fodor’s Thailand: with Cambodia & Laos, and Fodor’s Vietnam.

City of the Rats (Deltora Quest #3)

By Emily Rodda
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  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Book Code : 0545529565
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 419
  • Pdf File: city-of-the-rats.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The international bestselling series returns for a new generation with a fresh look and bonus content from the legends of Deltora. Lief, Barda, and Jasmine--three companions with nothing in common but their hatred of the enemy--are on a perilous quest to recapture the seven lost gems of the magic Belt of Deltora. Only when the Belt is complete can the evil Shadow Lord be overthrown.They have succeeded in finding the golden topaz and the great ruby. The two gems' mysterious powers have strengthened them and given them courage to move on in their search for the third stone. But none of them can know the horrors that await them in the forbidden City of the Rats.

Scottish Mandarin

By Shiona Airlie
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  • Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
  • Book Code : 9888139568
  • Total of Pages : 332
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 404
  • Pdf File: scottish-mandarin.pdf

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Colonial administrator, writer, explorer, Buddhist, and friend to China's last emperor, Sir Reginald Johnston (1874–1938) was a distinguished sinologist with a tangled love and family life that he kept secret even from his closest friends. Born and educated in Edinburgh, he began his career in the colony of Hong Kong and eventually became Commissioner of the remote British leased territory of Weihai in northern China. He travelled widely and, during a break from colonial service, served as tutor and advisor to Puyi, the deposed emperor. As the only foreigner allowed to work in the Forbidden City, he wrote the classic account of the last days of the Qing Dynasty—Twilight in the Forbidden City. Granted unique access to Johnston's extensive personal papers, once thought to be lost, Shiona Airlie tells the life of a complex and sensitive character whose career made a deep impression on 20th-century China.

The Presidents Son – Book One

By Dyan James
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  • Publisher : BookCaps Study Guides
  • Book Code : 1621075273
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 884
  • Pdf File: the-presidents-son-book-one.pdf

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Alex is just a normal teenage kid…except for one small detail: his father just happens to be the President of the United States! In the first book of the First Kid Series, Alex finds himself in the Forbidden City of Beijing, China; an attempt is made on his life and Alex is suddenly on the run in a foreign land.

Architectural Excellence

By William T. Baker,The Images Publishing Group
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  • Publisher : Images Publishing
  • Book Code : 9781864702798
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Architecture
  • Members : 153
  • Pdf File: architectural-excellence.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A landmark book for our generation, Architectural Excellence provides a unifying theory for architectural design with a decidedly non-western, culturally neutral perspective. This work addresses the controversial subject of what constitutes architectura

Passing Strange

By Ellen Klages
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  • Publisher : Tor.com
  • Book Code : 0765389517
  • Total of Pages : 155
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 565
  • Pdf File: passing-strange.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Inspired by the pulps, film noir, and screwball comedy, Passing Strange is a story as unusual and complex as San Francisco itself from World Fantasy Award winning author Ellen Klages, and a finalist for the 2017 Nebula Award for Best Novella San Francisco in 1940 is a haven for the unconventional. Tourists flock to the cities within the city: the Magic City of the World’s Fair on an island created of artifice and illusion; the forbidden city of Chinatown, a separate, alien world of exotic food and nightclubs that offer “authentic” experiences, straight from the pages of the pulps; and the twilight world of forbidden love, where outcasts from conventional society can meet. Six women find their lives as tangled with each other’s as they are with the city they call home. They discover love and danger on the borders where magic, science, and art intersect. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Threads of Silk

By Amanda Roberts
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  • Publisher : Red Empress Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 442
  • Pdf File: threads-of-silk.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This sweeping historical fiction novel takes you behind the scenes of the Forbidden City during the fall of China's last empire. When I was a child, I thought my destiny was to live and die on the banks of the Xiangjiang River as my family had done for generations. I never imagined that my life would lead me to the Forbidden City and the court of China’s last Empress. Born in the middle of nowhere, Yaqian, a little embroidery girl from Hunan Province, finds her way to the imperial court, a place of intrigue, desire, and treachery. From the bed of an Emperor, the heart of a Prince, and the right side of an Empress, Yaqian weaves her way through the most turbulent decades of China’s history and witnesses the fall of the Qing Dynasty. Fans of Amy Tan, Lisa See, Anchee Min, and Pearl S. Buck are sure to love this debut novel by Amanda Roberts. This richly descriptive and painstakingly researched novel brings the opulence of the Qing Court to life as Yaqian and Empress Cixi's lives intertwine over six decades. Keywords: historical fiction, historical romance, Chinese historical fiction, historical fiction book, historical fiction novel, historical romance novels, historical novel, books set in China, historical fiction set in China, ancient china historical fiction, historical novels about China

The HodgePodge Lifestyle: Season is Changing

By Remedious Lucio
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  • Publisher : Ukiyoto Publishing
  • Book Code : 9815003763
  • Total of Pages : 180
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 152
  • Pdf File: the-hodgepodge-lifestyle.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The HodgePodge Lifestyle: Season is Changing is part two of the book that is based on the blog and YouTube channel. After a decade of writing, there are still more stories to share on my life adventures from living in the new normal during the Covid-19 pandemic, helping others through charity works, experiencing a major career breakup, travelling to the Middle East and the Philippines and living as an expat in Malaysia.