Book Shanghai Girls and Dreams of Joy  Two Bestselling Novels

Download or read Shanghai Girls and Dreams of Joy Two Bestselling Novels PDF, written by Lisa See and published by Random House. This book was released on 2013-08-26 with total page 704 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Across two critically acclaimed linked novels, now together in this eBook bundle, Lisa See unfolds a captivating saga of the bonds between women—mothers and daughters, sisters and friends—while illuminating the events of China’s tumultuous history. SHANGHAI GIRLS “As in Snow Flower and the Secret Fan and Peony in Love, [See] has . . . created ordinary women who, through willfulness and resiliency, accomplish extraordinary things.”—Miami Herald In 1937 Shanghai—the Paris of Asia—twenty-one-year-old Pearl Chin and her younger sister, May, are beautiful, modern, and carefree . . . until the day their father tells them that he has gambled away their wealth. To repay his debts, he must sell the girls as wives to suitors from Los Angeles. As Pearl and May set out from the Chinese countryside to the shores of America, they face impossible choices and confront a life-changing secret, but through it all the two sisters hold fast to who they are—Shanghai girls. DREAMS OF JOY “Astonishing . . . a story with characters who enter a reader’s life, take up residence, and illuminate the myriad decisions and stories that make up human history.”—Los Angeles Times Reeling from newly uncovered family secrets, Pearl’s nineteen-year-old daughter, Joy, runs away to Shanghai in early 1957 to find her birth father—an artist with whom both May and Pearl were once in love. Dazzled by him, and blinded by idealism, Joy throws herself into the New Society of Red China, heedless of the dangers in the Communist regime. Terrified for Joy’s safety, Pearl returns to Shanghai, determined to save her daughter. Yet even as Joy’s and Pearl’s journeys converge, one of the most tragic episodes in China’s history threatens their very lives. Praise for Lisa See “Explores the bonds of sisterhood while powerfully evoking the often nightmarish American immigrant experience.”—USA Today, on Shanghai Girls “As compulsively readable as it is an enlightening journey.”—The Denver Post, on Shanghai Girls “See is a gifted historical novelist. . . . The real love story, the one that’s artfully shown, is between mother and daughter, and aunt and daughter.”—San Francisco Chronicle, on Dreams of Joy “See’s research feels impeccable, and she has created an authentic, visually arresting world.”—The Washington Post, on Dreams of Joy

Book China Dolls

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  • Author : Lisa See
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2014-06-03
  • ISBN : 1408853264
  • Pages : 448 pages

Download or read China Dolls PDF, written by Lisa See and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2014-06-03 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It's 1938 and the exclusive Oriental nightclub in San Francisco's Forbidden City is holding auditions for showgirls. In the dark, scandalous glamour of the club, three girls from very different backgrounds stumble into each other lives. All the girls have secrets. Grace, an American-born Chinese girl, has fled the Midwest and an abusive father. Helen is from a Chinese family which has deep roots in San Francisco's Chinatown. And, as both her friends know, Ruby is Japanese passing as Chinese. Then, in a heartbeat, everything changes. The Japanese attack Pearl Harbor and paranoia, suspicion, and a shocking act of betrayal, threaten to destroy their lives.

Book The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

Download or read The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane PDF, written by Lisa See and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2017-03-21 with total page 371 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter, who has been adopted by an American couple, tracing the very different cultural factors that compel them to consume a rare native tea that has shaped their family's destiny for generations.

Book The Island of Sea Women

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  • Author : Lisa See
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2019-03-05
  • ISBN : 1501154877
  • Pages : 384 pages

Download or read The Island of Sea Women PDF, written by Lisa See and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2019-03-05 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “A mesmerizing new historical novel” (O, The Oprah Magazine) from Lisa See, the bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, about female friendship and devastating family secrets on a small Korean island. Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends who come from very different backgrounds. When they are old enough, they begin working in the sea with their village’s all-female diving collective, led by Young-sook’s mother. As the girls take up their positions as baby divers, they know they are beginning a life of excitement and responsibility—but also danger. Despite their love for each other, Mi-ja and Young-sook find it impossible to ignore their differences. The Island of Sea Women takes place over many decades, beginning during a period of Japanese colonialism in the 1930s and 1940s, followed by World War II, the Korean War, through the era of cell phones and wet suits for the women divers. Throughout this time, the residents of Jeju find themselves caught between warring empires. Mi-ja is the daughter of a Japanese collaborator. Young-sook was born into a long line of haenyeo and will inherit her mother’s position leading the divers in their village. Little do the two friends know that forces outside their control will push their friendship to the breaking point. “This vivid…thoughtful and empathetic” novel (The New York Times Book Review) illuminates a world turned upside down, one where the women are in charge and the men take care of the children. “A wonderful ode to a truly singular group of women” (Publishers Weekly), The Island of Sea Women is a “beautiful story…about the endurance of friendship when it’s pushed to its limits, and you…will love it” (Cosmopolitan).

Book Shanghai Girls

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  • Author : Lisa See
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2009-05-26
  • ISBN : 1588368602
  • Pages : 336 pages

Download or read Shanghai Girls PDF, written by Lisa See and published by Random House. This book was released on 2009-05-26 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A gifted writer . . . explores the bonds of sisterhood while powerfully evoking the often nightmarish American immigrant experience.”—USA Today BONUS: This edition contains a Shanghai Girls discussion guide and an excerpt from Lisa See's Dreams of Joy. In 1937, Shanghai is the Paris of Asia, a city of great wealth and glamour, the home of millionaires and beggars, gangsters and gamblers, patriots and revolutionaries, artists and warlords. Thanks to the financial security and material comforts provided by their father’s prosperous rickshaw business, twenty-one-year-old Pearl Chin and her younger sister, May, are having the time of their lives. Though both sisters wave off authority and tradition, they couldn’t be more different: Pearl is a Dragon sign, strong and stubborn, while May is a true Sheep, adorable and placid. Both are beautiful, modern, and carefree . . . until the day their father tells them that he has gambled away their wealth and that in order to repay his debts he must sell the girls as wives to suitors who have traveled from California to find Chinese brides. As Japanese bombs fall on their beloved city, Pearl and May set out on the journey of a lifetime, one that will take them through the Chinese countryside, in and out of the clutch of brutal soldiers, and across the Pacific to the shores of America. In Los Angeles they begin a fresh chapter, trying to find love with the strangers they have married, brushing against the seduction of Hollywood, and striving to embrace American life even as they fight against discrimination, brave Communist witch hunts, and find themselves hemmed in by Chinatown’s old ways and rules. At its heart, Shanghai Girls is a story of sisters: Pearl and May are inseparable best friends who share hopes, dreams, and a deep connection, but like sisters everywhere they also harbor petty jealousies and rivalries. They love each other, but each knows exactly where to drive the knife to hurt the other the most. Along the way they face terrible sacrifices, make impossible choices, and confront a devastating, life-changing secret, but through it all the two heroines of this astounding new novel hold fast to who they are: Shanghai girls. Praise for Shanghai Girls “A buoyant and lustrous paean to the bonds of sisterhood.”–Booklist “A rich work . . . as compulsively readable as it is an enlightening journey.”—Denver Post

Book The Island of Sea Women

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  • Author : Lisa See
  • Publisher : Scribner
  • Release : 2019-03-05
  • ISBN : 9781501154850
  • Pages : 384 pages

Download or read The Island of Sea Women PDF, written by Lisa See and published by Scribner. This book was released on 2019-03-05 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A new novel from Lisa See, the New York Times bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, about female friendship and family secrets on a small Korean island. Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends that come from very different backgrounds. When they are old enough, they begin working in the sea with their village’s all-female diving collective, led by Young-sook’s mother. As the girls take up their positions as baby divers, they know they are beginning a life of excitement and responsibility but also danger. Despite their love for each other, Mi-ja and Young-sook’s differences are impossible to ignore. The Island of Sea Women is an epoch set over many decades, beginning during a period of Japanese colonialism in the 1930s and 1940s, followed by World War II, the Korean War and its aftermath, through the era of cell phones and wet suits for the women divers. Throughout this time, the residents of Jeju find themselves caught between warring empires. Mi-ja is the daughter of a Japanese collaborator, and she will forever be marked by this association. Young-sook was born into a long line of haenyeo and will inherit her mother’s position leading the divers in their village. Little do the two friends know that after surviving hundreds of dives and developing the closest of bonds, forces outside their control will push their friendship to the breaking point. This beautiful, thoughtful novel illuminates a world turned upside down, one where the women are in charge, engaging in dangerous physical work, and the men take care of the children. A classic Lisa See story—one of women’s friendships and the larger forces that shape them—The Island of Sea Women introduces readers to the fierce and unforgettable female divers of Jeju Island and the dramatic history that shaped their lives.

Book Narratives of Diaspora

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  • Author : W. Lim
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2013-12-17
  • ISBN : 1137055545
  • Pages : 195 pages

Download or read Narratives of Diaspora PDF, written by W. Lim and published by Springer. This book was released on 2013-12-17 with total page 195 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Chinese American authors often find it necessary to represent Asian history in their literary works. Tracing the development of the literary production of Maxine Hong Kingston, Amy Tan, Lisa See, and Russell Leong, among others, this book captures the effects of international politics and globalization on Chinese American diasporic consciousness.

Book Braille Book Review

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Book Braille Books

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  • Author : Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
  • Publisher :
  • Release :
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : pages

Download or read Braille Books PDF, written by Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped and published by . This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Sing song Girls of Shanghai

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  • Author : Bangqing Han
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 2007-11-30
  • ISBN : 0231529457
  • Pages : 592 pages

Download or read The Sing song Girls of Shanghai PDF, written by Bangqing Han and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2007-11-30 with total page 592 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Desire, virtue, courtesans (also known as sing-song girls), and the denizens of Shanghai's pleasure quarters are just some of the elements that constitute Han Bangqing's extraordinary novel of late imperial China. Han's richly textured, panoramic view of late-nineteenth-century Shanghai follows a range of characters from beautiful sing-song girls to lower-class prostitutes and from men in positions of social authority to criminals and ambitious young men recently arrived from the country. Considered one of the greatest works of Chinese fiction, The Sing-song Girls of Shanghai is now available for the first time in English. Neither sentimental nor sensationalistic in its portrayal of courtesans and their male patrons, Han's work inquires into the moral and psychological consequences of desire. Han, himself a frequent habitué of Shanghai brothels, reveals a world populated by lonely souls who seek consolation amid the pleasures and decadence of Shanghai's demimonde. He describes the romantic games played by sing-song girls to lure men, as well as the tragic consequences faced by those who unexpectedly fall in love with their customers. Han also tells the stories of male patrons who find themselves emotionally trapped between desire and their sense of propriety. First published in 1892, and made into a film by Hou Hsiao-hsien in 1998, The Sing-song Girls of Shanghai is recognized as a pioneering work of Chinese fiction in its use of psychological realism and its infusion of modernist sensibilities into the traditional genre of courtesan fiction. The novel's stature has grown with the recent discovery of Eileen Chang's previously unknown translation, which was unearthed among her papers at the University of Southern California. Chang, who lived in Shanghai until 1956 when she moved to California and began to write in English, is one of the most acclaimed Chinese writers of the twentieth century.

Book On Gold Mountain

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  • Author : Lisa See
  • Publisher : St Martins Press
  • Release : 1995
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 448 pages

Download or read On Gold Mountain PDF, written by Lisa See and published by St Martins Press. This book was released on 1995 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Documenting the history of her own Chinese-American family, a journalist shares the results of five years of research, including interviews with nearly one hundred Chinese and Caucasian relatives, in a story of acceptance and discrimination. 85,000 first printing. $85,000 ad/promo. Tour.

Book The Saturday Review of Politics  Literature  Science  Art  and Finance

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Book The Saturday Review of Politics  Literature  Science and Art

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Book Cries of Joy  Songs of Sorrow

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  • Author : Marc L. Moskowitz
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release : 2010-01-01
  • ISBN : 0824833694
  • Pages : 165 pages

Download or read Cries of Joy Songs of Sorrow PDF, written by Marc L. Moskowitz and published by University of Hawaii Press. This book was released on 2010-01-01 with total page 165 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Children of Marx and Coca-Cola affords a deep study of Chinese avant-garde art and independent cinema from the mid-1990s to the beginning of the twenty-first century. Informed by the author's experience in Beijing and New York-global cities with extensive access to an emergent transnational Chinese visual culture-this work situates selected artworks and films in the context of Chinese nationalism and post-socialism and against the background of the capitalist globalization that has so radically affected contemporary China. It juxtaposes and compares avant-garde artists and independent filmmakers form a number of intertwined perspectives, particularly in their shared avant-garde postures and perceptions. Book jacket.

Book The Art of Useless

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  • Author : Calvin Hui
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 2021-09-21
  • ISBN : 0231549830
  • Pages : pages

Download or read The Art of Useless PDF, written by Calvin Hui and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2021-09-21 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since embarking on economic reforms in 1978, the People’s Republic of China has also undergone a sweeping cultural reorganization, from proletarian culture under Mao to middle-class consumer culture today. Under these circumstances, how has a Chinese middle class come into being, and how has consumerism become the dominant ideology of an avowedly socialist country? The Art of Useless offers an innovative way to understand China’s unprecedented political-economic, social, and cultural transformations, showing how consumer culture helps anticipate, produce, and shape a new middle-class subjectivity. Examining changing representations of the production and consumption of fashion in documentaries and films, Calvin Hui traces how culture contributes to China’s changing social relations through the cultivation of new identities and sensibilities. He explores the commodity chain of fashion on a transnational scale, from production to consumption to disposal, as well as media portrayals of the intersections of clothing with class, gender, and ethnicity. Hui illuminates key cinematic narratives, such as a factory worker’s desire for a high-quality suit in the 1960s, an intellectual’s longing for fashionable clothes in the 1980s, and a white-collar woman’s craving for brand-name commodities in the 2000s. He considers how documentary films depict the undersides of consumption—exploited laborers who fantasize about the products they manufacture as well as the accumulation of waste and its disposal—revealing how global capitalism renders migrant factory workers, scavengers, and garbage invisible. A highly interdisciplinary work that combines theoretical nuance with masterful close analyses, The Art of Useless is an innovative rethinking of the emergence of China’s middle-class consumer culture.

Book Billboard

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  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1964-04-11
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 90 pages

Download or read Billboard PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 1964-04-11 with total page 90 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

Book Captive in Shanghai

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  • Author : Hugh Collar
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 1990
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 196 pages

Download or read Captive in Shanghai PDF, written by Hugh Collar and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 1990 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This is a firsthand account of the experiences of the foreign community in Shanghai under Japanese occupation, seen through the eyes of Hugh Collar - the de facto head of the British community, and from 1942-1945 chief representative in an internment camp for 'prominent persons' and 'dangerous criminals' in the city. Written immediately after the Japanese surrender, this moving testament recounts how Collar found himself not only responsible for the welfare of the community, but also answerable for the actions of each member of it. He describes the problems he encountered outwitting the Japanese bureaucracy, ensuring food supplies in a time of rampant inflation, agonizing over selective repatriation, and providing relief for the increasing numers in great need. We see a community galvanized into a vigorous mutual aid network, its leader frequently confronting the authorities as he attempts to shield the community from the excesses of the Gendarmerie - barbarity to which he is himself a witness. Factual, intrinsically interesting, filled with examples of quiet courage and heroism, this book offers a significant contribution to the understanding of the war years in the Far East."--BOOK JACKET.