Author: Jicai Feng

Publisher: Viking Juvenile

ISBN: 9780670858057

Category: Artists

Page: 106

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A talented young artist working at the Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, Hua finds himself sent away to a remote porcelain factory, far away from his friends and family because of the chilling propaganda that has arisen against him, in a story about growing up during the Cultural Revolution.
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Author: Harold Feinstein

Publisher: Bulfinch

ISBN: 9780821226650

Category: Art

Page: 160

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One Hundred Flowers features 100 exquisite colour portraits of dahlias, roses, anemones, poppies, pansies, orchids, tulips, azaleas, peonies, and other flowers in luscious detail. Each variety is coupled with a brief description, including tips about cultivation, as well as comprehensive notes about the major flower groups, all written by a distinguished botanistmaking the book as useful as it is beautiful. One Hundred Flowers also includes an introduction by popular garden author and lecturer Sydney Eddison and a critical essay by celebrated photography critic A.D. Coleman.
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A Novel

Author: Gail Tsukiyama

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429961694

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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A powerful new novel about an ordinary family facing extraordinary times at the start of the Chinese Cultural Revolution China, 1957. Chairman Mao has declared a new openness in society: "Let a hundred flowers bloom; let a hundred schools of thought contend." Many intellectuals fear it is only a trick, and Kai Ying's husband, Sheng, a teacher, has promised not to jeopardize their safety or that of their young son, Tao. But one July morning, just before his sixth birthday, Tao watches helplessly as Sheng is dragged away for writing a letter criticizing the Communist Party and sent to a labor camp for "reeducation." A year later, still missing his father desperately, Tao climbs to the top of the hundred-year-old kapok tree in front of their home, wanting to see the mountain peaks in the distance. But Tao slips and tumbles thirty feet to the courtyard below, badly breaking his leg. As Kai Ying struggles to hold her small family together in the face of this shattering reminder of her husband's absence, other members of the household must face their own guilty secrets and strive to find peace in a world where the old sense of order is falling. Once again, Tsukiyama brings us a powerfully moving story of ordinary people facing extraordinary circumstances with grace and courage.
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One Hundred Flowers

Author: Georgia O'Keeffe

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714826967

Category: Botanical illustration

Page: 100

View: 7211

Produced in a pocket-sized, jacketed paperback format, Phaidon's miniature editions make ideal gifts and desirable possessions. Each book features a wealth of finely reproduced colour images. This concise edition captures the ageless and absorbing quality of Georgia O'Keefe's highly distinctive paintings of flowers, each of which draws the viewer into the most minute of details and, in turn, into another world.
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Author: Harry George Haverstick

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 9781376821758

Category: History

Page: 106

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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Author: Gail Tsukiyama

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783404921119

Category: Female friendship

Page: 300

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"China, 1938: Der Einmarsch japanischer Truppen löst eine dramatische Fluchtbewegung unter der chinesischen Bevölkerung aus. Die Seidenarbeiterin Pei begibt sich mit der 14jährigen Waise Ji Shen nach Hongkong, um ein neues Leben zu beginnen -- ein Leben fernab des Krieges. Sie schließen schon bald Freundschaft mit einem jungen Rikschafahrer, der ihnen die überfüllte Metropole zeigt, mit all den Düften, Geräuschen und Menschenmassen, die diese aufregende Stadt prägen. Doch die vermeintliche Sicherheit trügt, und die Besetzung Hongkongs durch die Japaner stellt den Wunsch der Flüchtlinge nach Ruhe und Frieden auf eine harte Probe"--Page 4 of cover.
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100 Postcards in a Box

Author: Royal Horticultural Society

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Limited

ISBN: 9780711234802

Category: Photography

Page: 100

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The Libraries of the Royal Horticultural Society hold the world's finest collection of printed material on gardens and gardening and a selection of the best botanical paintings from this collection is featured here. One Hundred Flowers from the RHS gathers together the most striking images to create 100 different postcards to send, keep or frame. The earliest works of art date from the late 17th or early 18th century and are by an anonymous Italian artist and the latest are from the middle of the 20th century.
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Author: Diana Wells

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1565126858

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

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Illustrations by Ippy Patterson. From Baby Blue Eyes to Silver Bells, from Abelia to Zinnia, every flower tells a story. Gardening writer Diana Wells knows them all. Here she presents one hundred well-known garden favorites and the not-so-well-known stories behind their names. Not for gardeners only, this is a book for anyone interested not just in the blossoms, but in the roots, too.
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Contemporary Poetry, Cross-cultural Encounter, Comparative Literature

Author: Jacob Edmond

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 0823242595

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Examines poetic responses to the transition from the late Cold War period to the post-Cold War era of globalization, focusing on the work of Bei Dao and Yang Lian from China, Arkadii Dragomoshchenko and Dmitrii Prigov from Russia, and Charles Bernstein and Lyn Hejinian from the United States.
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A Collection of Literary Essays Written by Chinese Scholars

Author: Xiao-Ming Yang

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761847774

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 142

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A Hundred Flowers Blossoming is a collection of literary essays written by faculty members of Xi'an International Studies University, China with two distinctive features. The first one is a Chinese perspective on Western literary works, which is normally not found in the scholarship in the West. The second is the feministic stance demonstrated in most articles, as most of the contributors are female. There are four parts in this collection. Part One is titled 'A Room of Her Own' and shows the feminist approach to literary works. Part Two is titled 'Through the Chinese Lens,' as it presents a Chinese perspective in the analysis of the literary works. 'Form Is Meaning' is the title of Part Three, which approaches literary works from a structuralist perspective. Part Four includes two articles: one exploring the theme of death in Joyce's Dubliners and the other reexamining the images of Faulkner's Trio of Hunting Tales.
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A Life of Feng Zikai (1898-1975)

Author: Geremie Barmé

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520208322

Category: Art

Page: 471

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He investigates Feng Zikai's aesthetic vision, its development, and how it relates to traditional and contemporary Chinese cultural values and debates.".
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Das Leben eines Mannes, das Schicksal eines Volkes

Author: Jung Chang,Jon Halliday

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 364114843X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 976

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Mythos und Massenmörder – die Wahrheit über Mao Tse-tung Es war nicht das Wohl seines Volkes, das Mao Tse-tung, dem Großen Vorsitzenden der Volksrepublik China, am Herzen lag. Es war auch nicht die kommunistische Ideologie, obwohl er ihren weltweiten Sieg anstrebte. Das Motiv von Maos Handeln war ausschließlich und zu jeder Zeit sein absoluter Wille zur Macht. Ob auf persönlicher, auf nationaler, auf internationaler Ebene – sein Machthunger war grenzenlos. Mao Tse-tung hat nicht alle, aber viele seiner Ziele erreicht, und China hat teuer dafür bezahlt: mit dem Leben von 70 Millionen Menschen. Kein Buch über China hat je mehr Leser und Anhänger gefunden als Jung Changs Erinnerungsbuch WILDE SCHWÄNE, das in 30 Sprachen übersetzt und zehn Millionen Mal verkauft wurde. Jetzt erscheint ihr lang erwartetes neues Werk – eine bahnbrechende Biographie über Mao Tse-tung, den Mann, dem es gelang, sich auf vielfach gewundenen Pfaden zum Alleinherrscher über Hunderte Millionen Menschen aufzuschwingen. Jung Chang hat die letzten zwölf Jahre damit verbracht, allen Spuren dieses Menschen nachzugehen, der zu den einflussreichsten politischen Gestalten des 20. Jahrhunderts gehörte, dessen Aura Staatsmänner in aller Welt beeindruckte, und dessen Gedanken und Worte in millionenfacher Verbreitung in zahllosen Ländern auf Begeisterung stießen. Doch der Mann, den sie in ihrem Buch für den Leser lebendig werden lässt, weist ganz andere Züge auf – es sind sehr viel hässlichere. Die jahrelangen Recherchen in allen relevanten Archiven und die zahllosen Gespräche mit Zeitzeugen – mit Politikern in Ost und West, die mit Mao in Berührung gekommen waren, mit unbekannten chinesischen Betroffenen, mit Führungsfiguren aus Maos engsten Zirkeln, die sich nie zuvor geäußert hatten – haben die Autorin in die Lage versetzt, endlich und zum ersten Mal ein wahrheitsgetreues, ein realistisches Bild jener Epoche aufzuzeigen, kein von kommunistischen oder persönlichen Machtinteressen gefärbtes und verbrämtes. Und so gelingt es ihr, die Wahrheit hinter zahlreichen, von den Kommunisten gehegten und gepflegten Mythen ans Licht zu bringen und viele, teils von Mao vorsätzlich und gekonnt verbreitete Falschdarstellungen zu entlarven.
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Author: Thomas M. Magstadt

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305156250

Category: Political Science

Page: 608

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Politics is a gateway to a broader and better understanding of human nature, society, and the world. This idea has inspired each edition of UNDERSTANDING POLITICS: IDEAS, INSTITUTIONS, AND ISSUES. Thomas Magstadt's book provides in-depth coverage of contemporary political issues and calls attention to the more enduring underlying questions. With its intense, engaging politics are pertinent theme and current, cutting-edge coverage, the Eleventh Edition will fascinate you with its coverage of three fundamental premises: 1) politics is a pervasive force in modern society; 2) government is too critically important to be left in the hands of a few; and 3) everyone has both the opportunity and the obligation to participate in public life in a democracy. The Eleventh Edition focuses on such vital concepts as democracy, dictatorship, citizenship, voting behavior, elections, leadership, ideologies, war, revolution, world politics, and public policy. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316071889

Category: Photography

Page: 300

View: 3653

In One Hundred Butterflies, photographer Harold Feinstein showcases butterfly varieties from around the world, turning exquisite details into mesmerizing works of art. Feinstein's breathtaking photographs capture the color, vibrancy, and infinite variety of patterns that occur on the wings of these ornate insects. One hundred impeccably reproduced, oversized photographs allow viewers to appreciate the Blue Morpho of Central America, the African Birdwing, and the Asian Swallowtail at a scale and depth impossible to experience in nature. An elegantly printed deluxe gift book, it is a treasure for butterfly enthusiasts and art lovers alike.
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