Books tagged: chinese history

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Rule of the Second Fate
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 107,880. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Miranda Montagne has discovered a therapy that extends life expectancy in lab mice by a hundredfold. But without more of the source material she needs, a previously unknown tree called Ginkgo quadloba, further research is stymied. Pursuing an unlikely clue to remote Axel Heiberg Island in the high Canadian Arctic, her journey turns into a deadly race as others scramble to find quadloba first.
The Gunners of Shenyang
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 73,410. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2013 by Typhoon Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
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
Price: Free! Words: 4,490. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Civil / General
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.
Browning FN Hi-Power: An Engraved Mystery
Series: Continuing Education, Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,130. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2013 by Broomhandle Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » Weapons, Nonfiction » History » Asian
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
Series: Culture Briefings. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 16,280. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Social Science » Customs & Traditions
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,620. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: May 30, 2013 by CUSTOM BOOK PUBLICATIONS. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, 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
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 32,680. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Ethnic Studies / Asian American Studies, Essay » Sociology
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
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,240. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2014 by Desktop Adventure. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Kayaking
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.
The Perfect Tea Thief
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 118,630. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Nonfiction » History » Asian
In 1843, under the guise of a plant hunter for the British Horticultural Society, Robert Fortune's secret mission is to steal China's secrets of tea production, a brazen act of industrial espionage that will devastate China's 5,000-year-old civilization. He audaciously ventures into prohibited lands and pursues beautiful Jadelin from the House of Poe, unaware she is trained as a warrior.
Princess Yifan
Series: Worlds of Yifan. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 38,590. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
Yifan, like many eleven-year-old girls, wishes she was a Princess. But when she meets Vicky she becomes part of an adventure that began over two thousand years before. But who is Vicky? Is she Yifan from the future - or is she something even more mysterious? And even with Vicky's help, Yifan can't avoid the threats to herself and her family that the revelations of the past can bring.