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Mahjong Grandpa

Author : Tammy Fisher
ISBN : 1686255187
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Mahjong Grandpa Lined Notebook An awesome Diary/Journal/Notepad to write in. Perfect for Writing songs, Creative writing, Creating list, for scheduling, Organizing and Recording your thoughts. Perfectly sized at 6"x9" 120 Pages Softcover Bookbinding Flexible Paperback

An Oral History Of The Special Olympics In China Volume 2

Author : William P. Alford
ISBN : 9789811551284
Genre : Electronic books
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This open access book contains the oral histories that were inspired by the work of the Special Olympics in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of its founding. The foreword and prefatory materials provide an overview of the Special Olympics and its growth in the Peoples Republic of China. The sections that follow record interview transcripts of individuals with intellectual disabilities living in Shanghai. In addition to chronicling the involvement of these individuals and their families in the Special Olympics movement, the interview transcripts also capture their daily lives and how they have navigated school and work.
Category: Electronic books

Sweet And Sour Life In Chinese Family Restaurants

Author : Professor of Psychology Emeritus John Jung
ISBN : 9781257205318
Genre : History
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"Sweet and Sour" examines the history of Chinese family restaurants in the U. S. and Canada. Why did many Chinese immigrants enter this business around the end of the 19th century What conditions made it possible for Chinese to open and succeed in operating restaurants after they emigrated to North America How did Chinese restaurants manage to attract non-Chinese customers, given that they had little or no acquaintance with the Chinese style of food preparation and many had vicious hostility toward Chinese immigrants The goal of "Sweet and Sour" is to understand how the small Chinese family restaurants functioned. Narratives provided by 10 Chinese who grew up in their family restaurants in all parts of the North America provide valuable insights on the role that this ethnic business had on their lives. Is there any future for this type of immigrant enterprise in the modern world of franchised and corporate owned eateries or will it soon, like the Chinese laundry, be a relic of history
Category: History

Bury You In Coffin

Author : Ban Yincanjiu
ISBN : 9781648576263
Genre : Fiction
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Since I was born, I have been the "Coffin Man" predestined to be alone for the rest of my life. The coffin shop was overcast, so I was single for 20 years. However, it was a coincidence. Marrying a thousand gold pieces was like marrying a ghost. My view of life instantly collapsed ...
Category: Fiction

Seeking More Of The Sky

Author : Charles N. Stevens
ISBN : 9781496954824
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The stories presented in this book follow the life of a young boy growing up in Inglewood, California, a suburb of Los Angeles, during the 1930s. The author lived during the depression when unemployment was affecting many and banks were closed, while the clouds of war were gathering in Europe. But he was lucky enough to be raised in a loving family, the power of that love reflected throughout his stories. The day when boys would have cell phones, television, smart phones, and Ipads was in the far distant future. Boys made do with what they had—old tires, bottle caps, marbles, spools, and anything else they could find around the house, forcing them to be inventive in their play. It was a period when milkmen delivered milk in bottles, icemen brought blocks of ice for the ice box, and the sound of steam locomotives echoed through the town. These true stories take the reader back to a simpler time. Older readers may find a little of themselves in the stories while the young may be amazed by how boys lived over seventy-five years ago.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Female Ceo S Godly Bodyguard

Author : Xing Chen
ISBN : 9781649200570
Genre : Fiction
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He was the super Soldier King of China, a nightmare that caused all the powers of the various countries to fear him. The tragic death of his comrade-in-arms had allowed him to return to the city, transforming into the bodyguard of his comrade-in-arms, investigating the cause of his comrade-in-arms' death. At this point, a legend began. The atmosphere of the city was all because of him!
Category: Fiction

Shanghai Homes

Author : Jie Li
ISBN : 9780231538176
Genre : History
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In the dazzling global metropolis of Shanghai, what has it meant to call this city home? In this account—part microhistory, part memoir—Jie Li salvages intimate recollections by successive generations of inhabitants of two vibrant, culturally mixed Shanghai alleyways from the Republican, Maoist, and post-Mao eras. Exploring three dimensions of private life—territories, artifacts, and gossip—Li re-creates the sounds, smells, look, and feel of home over a tumultuous century. First built by British and Japanese companies in 1915 and 1927, the two homes at the center of this narrative were located in an industrial part of the former "International Settlement." Before their recent demolition, they were nestled in Shanghai's labyrinthine alleyways, which housed more than half of the city's population from the Sino-Japanese War to the Cultural Revolution. Through interviews with her own family members as well as their neighbors, classmates, and co-workers, Li weaves a complex social tapestry reflecting the lived experiences of ordinary people struggling to absorb and adapt to major historical change. These voices include workers, intellectuals, Communists, Nationalists, foreigners, compradors, wives, concubines, and children who all fought for a foothold and haven in this city, witnessing spectacles so full of farce and pathos they could only be whispered as secret histories.
Category: History

Captain Mahjong

Author : Philip Holder
ISBN : UOM:39015031234480
Genre : Fiction in English
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Beijing Review

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ISBN : IND:30000125081632
Genre : China
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Category: China

Dream Of Ding Village

Author : Yan Lianke
ISBN : 9781849017428
Genre : Fiction
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Told through the eyes of Xiao Qiang, a young boy killed by his family's neighbours, this seminal novel tells the tragic and shocking story of the blood-contamination scandal in China's Henan province. Villagers, coerced into selling vast quantities of blood for money, are infected with the AIDS virus when they're injected with plasma to prevent the onset of anaemia. Whole villages are wiped out as the sickness spreads, but no one takes responsibility for the epidemic and nothing is done to care for those left behind. As Xiao tells of the fate of his village, his family is torn apart by suspicion and retribution. This searing novel relates the tragedy of one village among many and the absurdity of a situation caused and perpetuated by the Chinese government. With black humour and biting satire, Yan Lianke's novel is a powerful allegory of the moral vacuum at the heart of Communist China, tracing the relentless destruction of a community. 'I come from the bottom of society. All my relatives live in Henan, one of the poorest areas of China. When I think of people's situation there, it is impossible not to feel angry and emotional. Anger and passion are the soul of my work.' Yan Lianke
Category: Fiction


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ISBN : MINN:31951P00565710O
Genre : Arts, American
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Category: Arts, American

The Lost

Author : Daniel Mendelsohn
ISBN : 9780061748721
Genre : History
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In this rich and riveting narrative, a writer's search for the truth behind his family's tragic past in World War II becomes a remarkably original epic—part memoir, part reportage, part mystery, and part scholarly detective work—that brilliantly explores the nature of time and memory, family and history.
Category: History

Yossarian Slept Here

Author : Erica Heller
ISBN : 9781439197707
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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THROUGHOUT ERICA HELLER’S LIFE, when people learned that Joseph Heller was her father, they often remarked, “How terrific!” But was there a catch? Like his most famous work, her father was a study in contradictions: eccentric, brilliant, and voracious, but also mercurial, competitive, and stubborn, with a love of mischief that sometimes cut too close to the bone. Being raised by such a larger than- life personality could be claustrophobic, even at the sprawling Upper West Side apartments of the Apthorp, which the Hellers called home—in one way or another—for forty-five years. Yossarian Slept Here is Erica Heller’s wickedly funny but also poignant and incisive memoir about growing up in a family—her iconic father; her wry, beautiful mother, Shirley; her younger brother, Ted; her relentlessly inventive grandmother Dottie—that could be by turns caring, infuriating, and exasperating, though anything but dull. From the forbidden pleasures of ordering shrimp cocktail when it was beyond the family’s budget to spending a summer, as her father’s fame grew, at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Erica details the Hellers’ charmed—and charmingly turbulent— trajectory. She offers a rare glimpse of meetings with the Gourmet Club, where her father would dine weekly with Mel Brooks, Zero Mostel, and Mario Puzo, among others (and from which all wives and children were strictly verboten). She introduces us to many extraordinary residents of the Apthorp, some famous—George Balanchine, Sidney Poitier, and Lena Horne, to name a few—and some not famous, but all quite memorable. Yet she also manages to limn the complex bonds of loyalty and guilt, hurt and healing, that define every family. Erica was among those present at her father’s bedside as he struggled to recover from Guillain-Barré syndrome and then cared for her mother when Shirley was diagnosed with terminal cancer after the thirty-eight-year marriage and intensely passionate partnership with Joe had ended. Witty and perceptive, and displaying the descriptive gifts of a born storyteller, this authentic and colorful portrait of life in the Heller household unfolds alongside the saga of the family’s moves into four distinctive apartments within the Apthorp, each representing a different phase of their lives together—and apart. It is a story about achieving a dream; about fame and its aftermath; about lasting love, squandered opportunities, and how to have the best meal in Chinatown.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Call Me Cyril

Author : Cyril Magnin
ISBN : UCAL:B3512767
Genre : Business & Economics
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A member of the great California mercantile family, Magnin discusses his duties as the volunteer chief of protocol for San Francisco and his longtime role as a leading sponsor of the arts
Category: Business & Economics

Women Of China

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105007116614
Genre : Women
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Category: Women

Moving The Mountain

Author : Lu Li
ISBN : UVA:X004414377
Genre : China
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A student leader of the demonstrations in Tiananmen Square provides a persona account of the protests, the Chinese government's violent retaliation, and the aftermath.
Category: China

The New Yorker

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105114633139
Genre : Periodicals
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Category: Periodicals

Summer Wind

Author : Richard H. Nagasawa
ISBN : STANFORD:36105035241517
Genre : Arizona
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Category: Arizona

No Tears For Mao

Author : Niu-Niu
ISBN : UOM:39015033261614
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Niu-Niu (NOO-Noo) was four years old when, amidst the rubble of charred books and tattered curtains that had been her comfortable "bourgeois" home, she watched the mindless beating of her helpless parents, and saw them, bloody and with shaven heads, taken away for what seemed like forever. That traumatic day marked the end of Niu-Niu's innocent childhood. Two days after she was born, on May 16, 1966, Mao Zedung began his "Great Cultural Revolution," which caused untold suffering. Niu-Niu's "intellectual" family was among the tens of thousands of Chinese people cruelly persecuted and even murdered in the name of the "Social Revolution." For the next nine years, Niu-Niu's life became a nightmare in which human kindness and reason all but disappeared, where violence and hunger were the order of the day. Even after the end of the Cultural Revolution, when Niu-Niu attended university in Beijing, she found Chinese society rigid, puritanical and small-minded. This direct eyewitness account of one of the world's most shocking social upheavals is told vividly and compassionately. It is a chronicle readers will not forget.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Making More Waves

Author : Elaine H. Kim
ISBN : UOM:39015041356620
Genre : Fiction
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Gathers poems, essays, and fiction by Asian American women
Category: Fiction