CATACOMBS AND THE FORBIDDEN CITY

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A Jesuit In The Forbidden City

Author : R. Po-chia Hsia
ISBN : 9780199592258
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The remarkable life of the Italian Jesuit Matteo Ricci, one of the most famous missionaries of all time and the founder of the Catholic Mission in China. This is the first critical biography to use all relevant sources, not only in western languages but in Chinese as well.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Treasure Hunters Secret Of The Forbidden City

Author : James Patterson
ISBN : 9780316299862
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The Kidds--treasure hunting family extraordinaire--are heading to China, on a journey that will lead them beyond the Great Wall and into the underbelly of Berlin. Bick and Beck Kidd are desperately trying to secure the ancient Chinese artifact that will buy their mother's freedom from renegade pirates. But when the kidnappers force them to locate an even greater treasure--priceless paintings stolen by Nazis, the Kidds must rely on their own cunning and experience to outwit the criminals, all while their mom's life is on the line.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Forbidden

Author : Charles Lightcap
ISBN : 9781475977134
Genre : Fiction
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In the early 1900s, a silent plague swept the American countryside, creating pain, disfigurement, and shame. Leprosy was the unspoken disease, and those who suffered from it were shunned, reviled, and ultimately doomed—not by the disease itself, but by the hatred and fear of their community. In one rural farming community, that fear turned to the unthinkable. Each time a baby was born with leprosy, a new horror emerged for the family and the community itself. To protect the perceived purity of their crops, the farmers hid the afflicted, using them in the shadows to harvest. As these children grew and aged, they became so unsightly that the farmers decided the best thing to do was to banish the lepers to their own hidden colony in the woods. However, fear spread faster than the disease, and in a moment of horrific self-preservation, the decision was made to eradicate the afflicted. What happened from that moment of terror was the stuff of legend and conjecture. The truth of their fate is more horrifying than can be imagined.
Category: Fiction

Paris Underground

Author : Caroline Archer
ISBN : UOM:39015062618528
Genre : Photography
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Literally underneath Paris, graffiti, signage, murals and mosaics reflect 500 years of the city's history.
Category: Photography

Forbidden City

Author : William Bell
ISBN : 9780385674126
Genre : Fiction
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Seventeen-year-old Alex Jackson comes home from school to find that his father, a CBC news cameraman, wants to take him to China's capital, Beijing. Once there, Alex finds himself on his own in Tian An Men Square as desperate students fight the Chinese army for their freedom. Separated from his father and carrying illegal videotapes, Alex must trust the students to help him escape. Closely based on eyewitness accounts of the massacre in Beijing, Forbidden City is a powerful and frightening story. From the Paperback edition.
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Interlope

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105113360742
Genre : American poetry
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Category: American poetry

Heaven Cracks Earth Shakes

Author : James Palmer
ISBN : 9780465023493
Genre : History
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When an earthquake of historic magnitude leveled the industrial city of Tangshan in the summer of 1976, killing more than a half-million people, China was already gripped by widespread social unrest. As Mao lay on his deathbed, the public mourned the death of popular premier Zhou Enlai. Anger toward the powerful Communist Party officials in the Gang of Four, which had tried to suppress grieving for Zhou, was already potent; when the government failed to respond swiftly to the Tangshan disaster, popular resistance to the Cultural Revolution reached a boiling point. In Heaven Cracks, Earth Shakes, acclaimed historian James Palmer tells the startling story of the most tumultuous year in modern Chinese history, when Mao perished, a city crumbled, and a new China was born.
Category: History