Books tagged: chinese history

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The Gunners of Shenyang
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 73,410. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2013 by Typhoon Media. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Yu Jihui's memoir of his life as a university student in China as the nation starved during Mao's Great Leap Forward.
Shanghai Manholes
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Price: Free! Words: 4,490. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
While many have dedicated much time and energy to showcasing the buildings and historical sites of the former International Settlement and French Concession in Shanghai, the purpose of this book is to highlight the forgotten remnants of infrastructure – still dotting the streets – originally installed by the foreign powers that once called Shanghai home.
The Warring States
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Series: The Warring States, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,970. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
The Warring States Series: Book 1 400 BC. War looms in the land that will one day become China. Seven States battle for power and influence in the waning days of the Zhou Dynasty: Wei, Han, Zhao, Qin, Chu, Qi, and Yan. Marquis Wen of Wei and his family are ready to take their place of honor in the country, but the other states are ready to stop them. Their course will set the stage for war.
The State of Chu
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Series: The Warring States, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,410. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
The Warring States Series: Book 2 Frustrated with the direction the Army of Wei is taking following Marquis Wen's death, General Wu Qi leaves and finds himself in the struggling State of Chu. Not fearful of speaking his mind, Wu Qi suddenly finds himself tasked with changing the entire state, much to the chagrin of the corrupt and jealous nobles, who will do anything to keep their way of life.
The State of Qin
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Series: The Warring States, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,290. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
The Warring States Series: Book 3 Qin is one of the weakest of the Seven States, and Duke Xiao knows it. Determined to restore the State of Qin to its former glory, Duke Xiao sends an announcement for men of talent to aid him in strengthening Qin. Wei Yang, a young scholar, responds to the Duke's call, setting the State of Qin onto a course that will one day make it the country known as China.
Browning FN Hi-Power: An Engraved Mystery
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,130. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2013 by Broomhandle Books. Category: Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » Weapons
In 2009 an engraved 1935 Browning FN Hi-Power in perfectly preserved condition appeared for sale online. Purportedly a personal gift from Chiang Kai-shek, the gun had been carefully stored away until finally sold as part of an estate. This article looks into the mystery of the gun's provenance. How had this Browning passed from a once powerful Asian leader to an American soldier during WWII?
Culture Briefing: China - Your Guide to Chinese Culture and Customs
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Series: Culture Briefings. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,730. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Culture Briefing: China provides current, in-depth information found in no other single publication to help you understand the culture, customs, values and beliefs of the Chinese people. Whether traveling to China, working on a class paper or doing business with the Chinese, you'll find Culture Briefing: China an invaluable resource.
Twisted Edges
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,620. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: May 30, 2013 by CUSTOM BOOK PUBLICATIONS. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
It was the 14th century in ancient China where the powerful emperor Zyrius lived and ruled. His obedient wife Olla was continually crushed by her husband’s dominant manner. Over the years, she had become used to the way things were. In those days women knew their place and obeyed their husband without question. It was their way, their culture...
China Photos and Reflections: A Grassroots Look at Chinese Culture and the Chinese People
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 32,680. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Ethnic Studies / Asian American Studies
This photo narrative is a compilation of this author's experiences in China since 2001. During the past thirteen years I have had the opportunity to travel to China eight times, during which time I lived there a total of fourteen months. Those experiences are captured in my presentation, which contains a selection of photos that try to capture amazing China and its wonderful culture and people.
Riding the Dragon's Back: The Great Race to Run the Wild Yangtze
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,240. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2014 by Desktop Adventure. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
The thrilling and true account of the competition to be the first river rafting team down the Yangtze, one of the world's longest and most mythic rivers. When a group of American rafters begins its trip high in the Tibetan Plateau, China's patriotic youth rush to the river to beat the foreigners down their own historic waterway, the "dragon" of the title.