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The Road To Sleeping Dragon

Author : Michael Meyer
ISBN : 9781632869371
Genre : Travel
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From the highly praised author of The Last Days of Old Beijing, a brilliant portrait of China today and a memoir of coming of age in a country in transition. In 1995, at the age of twenty-three, Michael Meyer joined the Peace Corps and, after rejecting offers to go to seven other countries, was sent to a tiny town in Sichuan. Knowing nothing about China, or even how to use chopsticks, Meyer wrote Chinese words up and down his arms so he could hold conversations, and, per a Communist dean's orders, jumped into teaching his students about the Enlightenment, the stock market, and Beatles lyrics. Soon he realized his Chinese counterparts were just as bewildered by China's changes as he was. Thus began an impassioned immersion into Chinese life. With humor and insight, Meyer puts readers in his novice shoes, introducing a fascinating cast of characters while winding across the length and breadth of his adopted country --from a terrifying bus attack on arrival, to remote Xinjiang and Tibet, into Beijing's backstreets and his future wife's Manchurian family, and headlong into efforts to protect China's vanishing heritage at places like "Sleeping Dragon," the world's largest panda preserve. In the last book of his China trilogy, Meyer tells a story both deeply personal and universal, as he gains greater – if never complete – assurance, capturing what it feels like to learn a language, culture and history from the ground up. Both funny and relatable, The Road to Sleeping Dragon is essential reading for anyone interested in China's history, and how daily life plays out there today.
Category: Travel

Eye Of The Sleeping Dragon

Author : Michael Schaible
ISBN : 9781434918321
Genre : Fiction
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Bay Wang kept turning down unwanted suitors that bargained for her marriage. But one day, a poor gentleman broke into her father's farm to borrow a rooster, but her father accused him of stealing. Hong agreed to enter a bargain with the rich farmer to save his hand. With Bay and a servant named Chi, Hong took the search for a magical stone called The Eye of the Sleeping Dragon. But the stone was only a part of a fable Bay's grandfather used to tell the rich farmer. Now, Hong had to either bring home The Eye or prove that the stone was unreal. An unwanted task in the beginning turned out to be a good adventure with fantastic creatures and the wonders of the mountain. Eye of the Sleeping Dragon, by Michael Charles Schaible, is an adventure that leads to a happy, fruitful ending.
Category: Fiction

Operation Sleeping Dragon

Author : Peter Krebs
ISBN : 9781412023436
Genre : Fiction
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In a desperate attempt to avoid defeat, the Japanese High Command devise Operation Sleeping Dragon. A sub carrying the virus disappears in the last days of WWII so the operation remained a secret, until now.
Category: Fiction

Three Kingdoms Volume 2 The Sleeping Dragon

Author : Lu Guanzhong
ISBN : 9781462914388
Genre : Literary Collections
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This exciting new translation with footnotes is more readable than past versions and will appeal to modern readers. The Three Kingdoms is an epic Chinese novel written over six centuries ago. It recounts in vivid historical detail the turbulent years at the close of the Han Dynasty, when China broke into three competing kingdoms and over half the population were either killed or driven from their homes. Part myth, part fact, readers will experience the loyalty and treachery, the brotherhood and rivalry of China's legendary heroes and villains during the most tumultuous period in Chinese history. Considered the greatest work in classic Chinese literature, The Three Kingdoms is read by millions throughout Asia today. Seen not just as a great work of art, many Chinese view it as a guide to success in life and business as well as a work that offers great moral clarity—while many foreigners read it to gain insights into Chinese society and culture. From the saga of The Three Kingdoms, readers will learn how great warriors motivate their troops and enhance their influence, while disguising their weaknesses and turning the strengths of others against them. This second volume introduces Liu Bei's greatest ally, his advisor Zhuge Lian—a master strategist whose clever strategies allows Liu Bei to claim many victories in the never-ending battle for dominance during the Warring States period in Chinese history.
Category: Literary Collections

Sleeping Dragon

Author : James Haggerty
ISBN : 9780557635252
Genre :
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Let Sleeping Dragons Lie Have Sword Will Travel 2

Author : Garth Nix
ISBN : 9781848126886
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 46.32 MB
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Brilliantly funny adventure for boys and girls, featuring magic, sword action and knights For fans of Shrek Odo and Eleanor are now officially knights, helped (and sometimes hindered) by their magical but rather difficult to control magical swords. But if they thought life as a knight was going to be easy, they are wrong! Before they know it, their first task is to tackle some ferocious bile wolves! A funny fantasy triumph from Garth Nix and Sean Williams, the perfect sequel to Have Sword, Will Travel.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

We Owe You Nothing

Author : Daniel Sinker
ISBN : 9781936070558
Genre : Music
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“Collects some of [Punk Planet’s] best interviews from the past half-decade . . . serves as a reminder that punk is not just music but a movement.” —The A.V. Club Updated with six more interviews and a new introduction, the expanded edition of We Owe You Nothing is the definitive book of conversations with the underground’s greatest minds from the pages of Punk Planet. New interviews include talks with bands like The Gossip and Maritime, a conversation with punk legend Bob Mould, and more . . . in addition to the classic interviews from the original edition: Ian MacKaye, Jello Biafra, Thurston Moore, Noam Chomsky, Kathleen Hanna, Black Flag, Sleater-Kinney, Steve Albini, Frank Kozik, Art Chantry, and others. “We Owe You Nothing made me feel vital and alive.” —Seattle Weekly “The magazine Punk Planet has quietly been one of the most intelligent voices in the kingdom of punk and post-punk . . . [and] anyone with the vaguest interest in music would be well-served to learn from these captured moments [in We Owe You Nothing].” —Detroit Metro Times “No book has illustrated this relationship between punk and its believers more than We Owe You Nothing.” —Daily Herald “Straight talk with no bullshit, no spin. The result is an airblast of honesty, an antidote of attitude. Music fans will love this book, and so will fans of independent thinking.” —Flagpole “A wholly unique vision wrought not by consensus but by cultural cynicism and never-say-die musical populism.” —Magnet
Category: Music

Creative Pilgrim Walks

Author : The Rev. Sandy Honnold
ISBN : 9781462035724
Genre : Religion
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This book is a creative "tool" that can be used by clergypersons, spiritual directors, and retreat leaders as well as those who would like to create a meditative walk on their own property for their own pleasure or for others' enjoyment. Creative Pilgrim Walks will enliven the participants who attend a conference, a retreat or a quiet day by helping them to see how their everyday life experiences connect to the sacred.
Category: Religion

Let Sleeping Dragons Lie

Author : Ty Burson
ISBN : 9781939535061
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Steve wants to be like any other kid on a normal summer break. But when he learns that his dad is keeping a dragon-sized secret, all hope of ‘normal’ is gone. Now, it’s exciting. And dangerous. In a deep mud pit near Steve's home, a dragon blissfully snores away. A demon and his human flunkies come to town to battle the dragon. Steve three friends, a ninja granny, some surfer dudes, and a stutter are all that stands between the determined demon and the dozing dragon. Is that good enough? It better be. Because everyone knows, it is always best to let sleeping dragons lie.