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Pieces of China By Peter Lighte
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These snapshots of bygone days gathered in Pieces of China very much resonate in the present. Told in a deceptively breezy voice by Peter Lighte - unlikely Ming scholar and unlikelier banker - his... More > stories illuminate shadows of the Cultural Revolution, the hilarity of bureaucracy, the complexity of relationships and the daily adventures of a young man who thinks he somehow fits into a world beyond the looking glass. All profits from Pieces of China will be donated to Half the Sky, a foundation which seeks to bring a caring adult into the life of each orphan in China - www.halfthesky.org.< Less
Pieces of China 2008-2011 By Jerry Finch
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This book of 250 pages contains 40 cartoons and over 20 photos. You can read about a large variety of interesting information about China. For example: Who are the little people who run China? The... More > One Child Policy and what it reallly means and its effects, Chinese women, the virtues and dangers. A very unique insight in to Corruption and fascinating facts about the Chinese language and why it is the way it is! How to decipher Chinese names as well as a basic course in Chinese cultural knowledge. The book contains over 40 opinions and observations about Chinese mentality and fascinating stories and personal experiences of the author who has so far survived 8 years on the mainland! This book can save you a lot of hassle and enhance your time or interest in China and the Chinese! Buy it now in paperback or download it at a very cheap price and enjoy!< Less
Pieces of China 2008-2011 By Jerry Finch
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This book of 250 pages contains 40 cartoons and over 20 photos. You can read about a large variety of interesting information about China. For example: Who are the little people who run China? The... More > One Child Policy and what it reallly means and its effects, Chinese women, the virtues and dangers. A very unique insight in to Corruption and fascinating facts about the Chinese language and why it is the way it is! How to decipher Chinese names as well as a basic course in Chinese cultural knowledge. The book contains over 40 opinions and observations about Chinese mentality and fascinating stories and personal experiences of the author who has so far survived 8 years on the mainland! This book can save you a lot of hassle and enhance your time or interest in China and the Chinese! Buy it now in paperback or download it at a very cheap price and enjoy!< Less
China and Pottery Marks By Anonymous
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With over 600 illustrations (thumbnails and large) this book covers markings from the 1700’s to the early 1900’s. Included are marks from: Germany, Austria, Russia, Poland, Denmark,... More > Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, England and France. For the convenience of the seasoned collector, as well as the beginner, in this book is a representative list of better known marks by which china can be identified. While it is not possible to include a complete list, particularly those of extremely rare specimens, those compiled have particular reference to the marks of English china which is greatly in demand by collectors. These will suffice to enable the reader to identify pieces whenever encountered. The signatures or mark which the master craftsmen in earth or clay signed their products, just as a painter signs his work, were often specially designed devices of various kinds, often a combination of initials and dates. Each “fabrique mark” stands for a certain potter’s art just as the modern trade-mark.< Less
The Tribulations of a Chinaman in China By Jules Verne
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This delightful story is one of Verne's foreign tales. In all likelihood he never set foot anywhere near the places he writes about, but his background research seems impeccable. Unlike some others,... More > this is not a travel piece as much as it is the story of a moderately rich Chinese man, in China, arranging his own death so that he can give the love of his life as well as a philosopher some money. His hope it will make them happy. Along the way he sets out of some travels where he inevitably finds that there might just be a good reason to live after all. And then he and his companions find themselves floating in the middle of the sea, with a hungry shark coming at them. There is little hope for them… Please note that Verne tries to not be insensitive about another culture, but somewhere in the translations a bit of that shows through. Also, spellings of far-away places back in the 1800s was a little odd. Sound some of them out and you will have no troubles.< Less
Turandot, Princess of China: A Chinoiserie in Three Acts By Various
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Carlo, Count Gozzi (Italian: [ˈkarlo... More > ˈɡɔddzi]; 13 December 1720 – 4 April 1806) was an Italian playwright.Gozzi was born and died in Venice; he came from an old Venetian family from the Republic of Ragusa. His father's debts forced him to look for a means of supporting himself, and at the age of sixteen, he joined the army in Dalmatia; three years later he returned to Venice, where he soon made a reputation for himself as the wittiest member of the Granelleschi Society, to which the publication of several satirical pieces had gained him admission. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlo_Gozzi< Less
Aztec Warrior - The Savior - Vol. 2 By Raymond Rayos
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In this second installment of the Aztec Warrior, Pilli (now known as Miquiztli) is in China. He has been sent by Tiacapan (his brother) to help a culture that does not want help. They are very... More > self-reliant and do not welcome outsiders. Not only must he find out where the danger will be coming from but his personal life has hit a brick wall. At least until he laid eyes on the exotic beauty known as An. She somehow ties into the turmoil that will unfold to reveal the hidden truths about some of their new found friends. Are they friend or foe, and how can he trust anyone if they all claim to be honest acquaintances?< Less
Aztec Warrior - The Savior - Vol. 2 By Raymond Rayos
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In this second installment of the Aztec Warrior, Pilli (now known as Miquiztli) is in China. He has been sent by Tiacapan (his brother) to help a culture that does not want help. They are very... More > self-reliant and do not welcome outsiders. Not only must he find out where the danger will be coming from but his personal life has hit a brick wall. At least until he laid eyes on the exotic beauty known as An. She somehow ties into the turmoil that will unfold to reveal the hidden truths about some of their new found friends. Are they friend or foe, and how can he trust anyone if they all claim to be honest acquaintances?< Less
Boken Reality By Ritchie Felix
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Change dynamics is pulling the entire mass population of earth citizens through various forms and formats of revolutions towards a build up of a new era better known as “Super- industrial... More > Age”. The most fundamental thesis or concern of this piece outside racial revolution, relational revolution, sexual revolution, youth revolution, institutional revolution, economic revolution, technological revolution and others, is INCOME REVOLUTION. Man’s survival in tomorrow economics of transience is anchored on his ability to fast track his income from rat-race economy to creative economy in the direction of Knowledge and speed of change.< Less
Bumps On The Road By Gina Stone
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Bumps On The Road is a collection of travel essays inspired by my adventures and misadventures of travel to some of the poorest nations on earth and to some of the wealthiest. It is not a... More > compilation of what-to’s, when-to’s, where-to’s or the how-to’s of travel. It is not a memoir of a life on the road, nor a journal of self-discovery. It is not a discourse on how this or that culture changed my life. It is simply a series of pieces about my experiences of criss-crossing this wonderful world: first class, no class and every which way in between.< Less