Publisher :Random House Release Date :2014-06-03 ISBN :0679644164 Pages :416 pages Rating Book:4.7/5 (679 users)
Download or read book China Dolls written by Lisa See and published by Random House. This book was released on 2014-06-03 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A fascinating portrait of life as a Chinese American woman in the 1930s and ’40s.”—The New York Times Book Review “Superb . . . This emotional, informative and brilliant page-turner resonates with resilience and humanity.”—The Washington Post (One of the Best Books of the Year) San Francisco, 1938: A world’s fair is preparing to open on Treasure Island, a war is brewing overseas, and the city is alive with possibilities. Talented Grace, traditional Helen, and defiant Ruby, three young women from very different backgrounds, meet by chance at the exclusive and glamorous Forbidden City nightclub. The girls become fast friends, relying on one another through unexpected challenges and shifting fortunes. When their dark secrets are exposed and the invisible thread of fate binds them even tighter, they find the strength and resilience to reach for their dreams. But after the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, paranoia and suspicion threaten to destroy their lives, and a shocking act of betrayal changes everything. Praise for China Dolls “A sweeping, turbulent tale of passion, friendship, good fortune, bad fortune, perfidy and the hope of reconciliation.”—Los Angeles Times “Bravo! Here’s a roaring standing ovation for this heartwarming journey into the glittering golden age of Chinese nightclubs.”—Jamie Ford, author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet “Lisa See masterfully creates unforgettable characters that linger in your memory long after you close the pages.”—Bookreporter “Stellar . . . The depth of See’s characters and her winning prose make this book a wonderful journey through love and loss.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Publisher :Macmillan Release Date :2007-02-06 ISBN :9781429983242 Pages :288 pages Rating Book:4.8/5 (983 users)
Download or read book China Dolls written by Michelle Yu and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2007-02-06 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sports reporter Michelle Yu and lawyer Blossom Kan introduce a vibrant, irresistible novel set in New York City. Based on personal experience, China Dolls is the story of three best friends from childhood—each an unforgettable Asian woman—tackling their late twenties over drinks, laughs, and dim sum: M. J. Wyn, the hip, tomboyish sportswriter trying to achieve her dreams of becoming an on-air broadcaster. Ambitious and driven, M.J. has always struggled to fit into different worlds: her high school boyfriend's blue-blooded country club sphere, her family's traditional Chinese culture, and the very white, very male world of sports. Alex Kwan, the confident, tough, no-nonsense attorney constantly fighting the stereotype of the submissive, docile Asian woman. After a heartbreaking romance, Alex has gone from a fearless daredevil to a woman terrified of taking risks—in her career, in her life, and with love. Lin Cho, the risk-taking, daring stockbroker who has spent her whole life trying not to make the mistakes her mother did. But then Lin falls head over heels with the office playboy, a guy she knows she should steer clear of but can't seem to stay away from. Exploring life at the intersection of two worlds—one of Asian grandmothers and red envelopes, and another of career challenges and dating disasters—China Dolls is an exhilarating debut from two sensational new talents.
Publisher :Lulu Press, Inc Release Date :2014-10-07 ISBN :1326040499 Pages : pages Rating Book:4.2/5 (326 users)
Download or read book The Black and the Grey: The Gentlemen Robbers and the China Dolls written by KP and published by Lulu Press, Inc. This book was released on 2014-10-07 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Gentlemen Robbers - two men, known as Mister Tall and Mister Small, renowned for their calm and mannered approach to robbery. They exert control through polite enforcement and persuasion, and have never been known to harm anyone they visit. The China Doll Gang - an all-female group of robbers, clad in grey save for their white faces, and also renowned for never ever speaking, using gestures and implied threats to control and contain those they call on. For the first time, this collection brings together two dozen of their best known stories, from a mother and daughter to a village church woman's group, and from one reporter's encounter to a visit which brings unexpected visitors. Each tale illustrates a different aspect of the groups, but together they demonstrate why they are so renowned.
Publisher :Experiences & Experiments Books Pte Ltd Release Date : ISBN :9814256633 Pages : pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (814 users)
Download or read book The China Doll written by Yap Li Yin and published by Experiences & Experiments Books Pte Ltd. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ong Kailing is a selfish, uncaring girl. A trip to China is about to change her life forever. What is the story behind that eerie doll her parents bought for her? Hesitate no further. Turn the pages of this book to find out now!
Publisher :Dramatic Publishing Release Date :2005 ISBN :9781583423158 Pages :92 pages Rating Book:4.2/5 (423 users)
Download or read book China Doll written by Elizabeth Wong and published by Dramatic Publishing. This book was released on 2005 with total page 92 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Typescript, dated copyright April 2005. Lightly marked script used for the Pan Asian Repertory production in the West End Theater, 233 West 86th Street, New York, N.Y., which opened April 2, 2005, directed by Tisa Chang. The play is based on the life and motion picture career of actress Anna May Wong, but it is not entirely factual.
Publisher :Mecox Hudson Release Date :2006 ISBN :0977382125 Pages :306 pages Rating Book:4.7/5 (977 users)
Download or read book China Doll written by Talia Carner and published by Mecox Hudson. This book was released on 2006 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: While American music icon Nola Sands is on a goodwill concert tour in China, a baby is thrust into her arms. Nola's well-orchestrated life is thrown out of orbit as she bonds with the infant and resolves to save her from death in the dumping ground of China's orphanages.
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2021-09-30 ISBN :1000449882 Pages :154 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 ( users)
Download or read book Civil Society in China written by Runya Qiaoan and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-09-30 with total page 154 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Chinese civil society groups have achieved iconic policy advocacy successes in the areas of environmental protection, women’s rights, poverty alleviation, and public health. This book examines why some groups are successful in policy advocacy within the authoritarian context, while others fail. A mechanism of cultural resonance is introduced as an innovative theoretical framework to systematically compare interactions between Chinese civil society and the government in different movements. It is argued that civil society advocacy results depend largely on whether advocators can achieve cultural resonance with policymakers and the mainstream public through their social performances. The effective performance is the one in which advocators employ symbols embraced by the audience (policymakers and the public) in their actions and framings. While many studies have tried to explain the phenomena of successful policy advocacy in China through institutional or organizational factors, this book not only contains extensive empirical data based on field research, but takes a cultural sociological turn to identify the meaning-making process behind advocacy actions. Civil Society in China will appeal to students and scholars of sociology, political science, social work, and Chinese and Asian studies more broadly.
Publisher :Read Books Ltd Release Date :2016-12-09 ISBN :1473346894 Pages :216 pages Rating Book:4.7/5 (473 users)
Download or read book Dolls - A Guide for Collectors written by Clara Hallard Fawcett and published by Read Books Ltd. This book was released on 2016-12-09 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This vintage book contains comprehensive guide to collecting dolls, containing information on the history of dolls, buying and selling, restoration, and a much more. Profusely illustrated and full of interesting information, "Dolls - A Guide for Collectors" constitutes a timeless resource for doll enthusiasts and is not to be missed by modern collectors. Contents include: "What is a Doll", "On Collecting Dolls-Where to Buy, What to Pay, and Dolls Worth Collecting", "Early Toy Dolls", "Dolls of the Nineteenth Century", "China-Headed Dolls and their Marks", "Bidque Dolls and their Marks", "Dolls of Papier Mache and Composition", "Hand-made Dolls", "The Christmas Crib", "The Cloth Doll", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on dolls.
Publisher :Indiana University Press Release Date :2014-05-05 ISBN :0253014581 Pages :306 pages Rating Book:4.5/5 (253 users)
Download or read book Philanthropy for Health in China written by Jennifer Ryan and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2014-05-05 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Drawing on the expertise of Chinese and Western academics and practitioners, the contributors to this volume aim to advance the understanding of philanthropy for health in China in the 20th century and to identify future challenges and opportunities. Considering government, NGO leaders, domestic philanthropists, and foreign foundations, the volume examines the historical roots and distinct stages of philanthropy and charity in China, the health challenges philanthropy must address, and the role of the Chinese government, including its support for Government Organized Non-Governmental Organizations (GONGOs). The editors discuss strategies and practices of international philanthropy for health; the role of philanthropy in China’s evolving health system; and the prospects for philanthropy in a country beginning to engage with civil society.
Publisher :Hachette UK Release Date :2012-10-02 ISBN :0316231835 Pages :256 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (316 users)
Download or read book Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies) written by Justina Chen and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-10-02 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Half Asian and half white, Patty Ho has never felt completely home in her skin. When a Chinese fortuneteller foresees a white guy on Patty's horizon, things go from bad to worse in this novel by acclaimed author Justina Chen.
Publisher :Alfred a Knopf Incorporated Release Date :1983 ISBN : Pages :478 pages Rating Book:4.O/5 ( users)
Download or read book Dolls written by Wendy Lavitt and published by Alfred a Knopf Incorporated. This book was released on 1983 with total page 478 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Supplies price listings and detailed descriptions of a variety of dolls made or sold in the United States from the 1700s to the twentieth century
Publisher :Springer Nature Release Date :2021-08-27 ISBN :9811625662 Pages :412 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (811 users)
Download or read book Internet Philanthropy in China written by Yidan Chen and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021-08-27 with total page 412 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is the work of Charles Chen Yidan, “the Father of China’s Internet Philanthropy”. It is based on the long-term research and practices of Tencent Research Institute and the Tencent Foundation. It reviews the recent history of internet-based charity during the past 20 years. It provides a first-time comprehensive review and study of internet-based charity from different dimensions, including the nature of internet-based charity, typical innovations and practices at home and abroad, as well as future prospects for integrating new technology and charity. It offers important insights into the transformation of many charitable organizations, the regulatory approach of governments towards these organizations, and the development of future society. This book contains not only a large set of the latest data from foreign countries but also exclusive interviews of many industry experts, including the directors of online charity platforms and chairmen of typical charitable organizations. It provides valuable references and is highly recommended for enterprises, organizations, and authorities that want to understand and promote the advancement of philanthropy in China.
Publisher : Release Date :1880 ISBN : Pages :984 pages Rating Book:4.L/5 ( users)
Download or read book Morgan's British Trade Journal and Export Price Current written by and published by . This book was released on 1880 with total page 984 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Publisher :Rowman & Littlefield Release Date :2006 ISBN :9780847694532 Pages :390 pages Rating Book:4.9/5 (694 users)
Download or read book Media & Minorities written by Stephanie Greco Larson and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2006 with total page 390 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Media & Minorities looks at the media's racial tendencies with an eye to identifying the system supportive messages conveyed and offering challenges to them. The book covers all major media--including television, film, newspapers, radio, magazines, and the Internet--and systematically analyzes their representation of the four largest minority groups in the U.S.: African Americans, Native Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans. Entertainment media are compared and contrasted with news media, and special attention is devoted to coverage of social movements for racial justice and politicians of color.
Publisher :Zed Books Release Date :2005-10 ISBN :9781842777275 Pages :274 pages Rating Book:4.7/5 (777 users)
Download or read book Defending Our Dreams written by Shamillah Wilson and published by Zed Books. This book was released on 2005-10 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book brings together analyses by feminists of diverse identities on themes including women's rights and economic change, new technologies, sexuality, feminist organizations and movements. It presents key issues arising out of the experiences of young women living in both North and South, the challenges confronting young feminists, and the agenda for a new era of feminist leadership and activism.