Dragon Lady: The Life and Legend of the Last Empress of China
The author of The Soong Dynasty gives us our most vivid and reliable biography yet of the Dowager Empress Tzu Hsi, remembered through the exaggeration and falsehood of legend as the ruthless Manchu concubine who seduced and murdered her way to the Chinese throne in 1861.
- Brand: Brand: Vintage
- ASIN: 0679733698
Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China
A New York Times Notable BookAn NPR Best Book of the Year In 1852, at age sixteen, Cixi was chosen as one of Emperor Xianfeng’s numerous concubines. When he died in 1861, their five-year-old son succeeded to the throne. Cixi at once launched a coup against her son’s regents and placed herself as the true source of power—governing through a silk screen that separated her from her male officials. Drawing on newly available sources, Jung Chang comprehensively overturns Cixi’s reputation as a conservative despot. Cixi’s extraordinary reign saw the birth of modern China. Under her, the ancient country attained industries, railways, electricity, and a military with up-to-date weaponry. She abolished foot-binding, inaugurated women’s liberation, and embarked on a path to introduce voting rights. Packed with drama, this groundbreaking biography powerfully reforms our view of a crucial period in China’s—and the world’s—history.
- Brand: Anchor Books
- ASIN: 0307456706
The Servant Women
- ASIN: B079YGMMW7
Daughters of the Dragon
When twenty-year-old Anna Carlson travels from America to a Korean orphanage to locate her birth mother, she’s devastated to learn the woman is already dead. But just when it seems her search is over, a stranger hands her a parcel containing an antique comb—and an address.That scrap of paper leads Anna to the Seoul apartment of the poor yet elegant Hong Jae-hee. Jae-hee recounts an epic tale that begins with the Japanese occupation of Korea and China during World War II, when more than two hundred thousand Korean women were forced to serve the soldiers as “comfort women.” Jae-hee knows the story well—she was one of them.As Jae-hee’s narrative unfolds, Anna discovers that the precious tortoiseshell comb, with its two-headed ivory dragon, has survived against all odds through generations of her family’s women. And as its origins become clearer, Anna realizes that along with the comb, she inherits a legacy—of resilience and courage, love and redemption—beyond her wildest imagination.Revised edition: This edition of Daughters of the Dragon includes editorial revisions.
- Brand: Lake Union Publishing
- ASIN: 1503936260
The Phoenix Empress (Ascendant)
K Arsenault Rivera's second novel, The Phoenix Empress, is the continuation of a new epic fantasy trilogy "Rich, expansive, and grounded in human truth...simply exquisite.” ―V. E. Schwab, New York Times bestselling author of the Shades of Magic seriesOnce they were the heirs to a prophecy that predicted two women would save an empire.Now Shefali is dying―and her wife is unaware of the coming tragedy. Shizuka is too busy trying to reunite a fractured empire and right the wrongs of her ancestors.As the Imperial Army gathers against a demonic invasion, Shizuka must do all she can with an empire on the brink of civil war.Their Bright Ascendancy #1 The Tiger’s Daughter #2 The Phoenix Empress#3 The Warrior Moon
- ASIN: 0765392577
Pacifica Island Art - Go Empress to The Orient - Honolulu, Japan, China - Canadian Pacific - Vintage Ocean Liner Travel Poster by Maurice Logan c.1934 - Master Art Print - 12in x 18in
Enjoy a taste of the Golden Age of Travel with these beautiful Fine Art Prints by Pacifica Island Art. This print will look wonderful framed in the home, office or restaurant and is perfect for the Travel Poster art collector. Maurice Logan (1886-1977), Society of Six Painter A native of California, Maurice Logan studied with a number of the finest instructors at the San Francisco Institute of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago and the California College of Arts and Crafts, where he ultimately taught between 1935-1943. Throughout the 1920's, Logan painted and exhibited with a group known as "the Society of Six." Devoted to the colorist principles of the French Fauvists, the Six banded together to share costs, rents, ideas and exhibitions spaces. Logan's works grew more subdued as he aged and by the end of the 1930's he had abandoned his colorful palette entirely.
- Brand: Pacifica Island Art
- ASIN: B07S4HGXM1
The Boxer Rebellion: The Dramatic Story of China's War on Foreigners that Shook the World in the Summer of 1900
Chinese peasants chafed against the foreign technologies and ideas that the imperialists introduced. Then a new movement-mystical, materialistic, and virulently anti-Christian-began to spread among them like wildfire. The foreigners laughed at the peasants' martial-arts routines and nicknamed them "the Boxers"-never imagining that the group, with the backing of China's empress dowager, would soon terrorize the world...This acclaimed account of the Boxer Rebellion, by an Oxford-trained historian, is an important new addition to every shelf of high-quality, highly accessible history.
- ASIN: 0425180840
- ASIN: B01CG7Z4Q4
The Warrior Moon (Ascendant)
The Warrior Moon, the sequel to The Phoenix Empress and striking conclusion to K Arsenault Rivera's wildly buzzed about epic fantasy, which began with The Tiger's DaughterBarsalayaa Shefali, famed Qorin adventurer, and the spoiled divine warrior empress, O-Shizuka, have survived fights with demon armies, garnered infamy, and ruled an empire. Raised together since birth, then forced into exile after their wedding, and reunited amidst a poisonous invasion―these bold warrior women have faced monumental adventures and catastrophic battles.As they come closest to fulfilling the prophecy of generations―Shefali and Shizuka will face their greatest test yet. "The Phoenix Empress expands and deepens the mysteries of this intricate and fully-realized fantasy world. I'm riveted by this story and can't wait for the next volume."―Martha Wells, author of the Murderbot Diaries series "Rich, expansive, and grounded in human truth...simply exquisite.” ―V. E. Schwab, New York Times bestselling author of the Shades of Magic seriesAscendant#1 The Tiger’s Daughter#2 The Phoenix Empress#3 The Warrior Moon
- ASIN: 0765392593
The Tiger's Daughter (Ascendant Book 1)
K Arsenault Rivera's debut, The Tiger's Daughter, the beginning of a new epic fantasy trilogy "Rich, expansive, and grounded in human truth...simply exquisite.” —V. E. Schwab, New York Times bestselling author of the Shades of Magic seriesIndie Next List October 2017 PickPaste Magazine's 10 Most Anticipated Books in October 2017io9's Best Books Coming in 2017The Verge's SF/F Books to Read in October 2017BookRiot's Most Anticipated Titles of 2017Medium's Most Anticipated Books of 2017Bookish's Fall 2017's Hottest SF/F BooksEven gods can be slainThe Hokkaran empire has conquered every land within their bold reach—but failed to notice a lurking darkness festering within the people. Now, their border walls begin to crumble, and villages fall to demons swarming out of the forests.Away on the silver steppes, the remaining tribes of nomadic Qorin retreat and protect their own, having bartered a treaty with the empire, exchanging inheritance through the dynasties. It is up to two young warriors, raised together across borders since their prophesied birth, to save the world from the encroaching demons.This is the story of an infamous Qorin warrior, Barsalayaa Shefali, a spoiled divine warrior empress, O Shizuka, and a power that can reach through time and space to save a land from a...
- ASIN: B01MT7C6T7
Pacifica Island Art 8in x 12in Vintage Tin Sign - Go Empress to The Orient - Honolulu, Japan, China - Canadian Pacific by Maurice Logan
Enjoy a taste of Aloha with these vintage-style Tin Signs. They will perfectly accent any kitchen, home, bar, pub, game room, office or garage. Maurice Logan (1886-1977), Society of Six Painter A native of California, Maurice Logan studied with a number of the finest instructors at the San Francisco Institute of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago and the California College of Arts and Crafts, where he ultimately taught between 1935-1943. Throughout the 1920's, Logan painted and exhibited with a group known as "the Society of Six." Devoted to the colorist principles of the French Fauvists, the Six banded together to share costs, rents, ideas and exhibitions spaces. Logan's works grew more subdued as he aged and by the end of the 1930's he had abandoned his colorful palette entirely.
- Color: Multicolor
- Brand: Pacifica Island Art
- ASIN: B07S16H3W9
The Tale of Genji (Penguin Classics)
An abridged edition of the world’s first novel, in a translation that is “likely to be the definitive edition . . . for many years to come” (The Wall Street Journal)The inspiration behind The Metropolitan Museum of Art's "The Tale of Genji: A Japanese Classic Illuminated" -- Now through June 16 at The Met Fifth Avenue A Penguin Classic Written in the eleventh century, this exquisite portrait of courtly life in medieval Japan is widely celebrated as the world’s first novel—and is certainly one of its finest. Genji, the Shining Prince, is the son of an emperor. He is a passionate character whose tempestuous nature, family circumstances, love affairs, alliances, and shifting political fortunes form the core of this magnificent epic. Royall Tyler’s superior translation is detailed, poetic, and superbly true to the Japanese original while allowing the modern reader to appreciate it as a contemporary treasure. In this deftly abridged edition, Tyler focuses on the early chapters, which vividly evoke Genji as a young man and leave him at his first moment of triumph. This edition also includes detailed notes, glossaries, character lists, and chronologies.
- Brand: Penguin Books
- ASIN: 0143039490
Mencius (Penguin Classics)
Mencius was one of the great philosophers of ancient China, second only in influence to Confucius, whose teachings he defended and expanded. The Mencius, in which he recounts his dialogues with kings, dukes and military men, as well as other philosophers, is one of the Four Books that make up the essential Confucian corpus. It takes up Confucius's theories of jen, or goodness and yi, righteousness, explaining that the individual can achieve harmony with mankind and the universe by perfecting his innate moral nature and acting with benevolence and justice. Mencius' strikingly modern views on the duties of subjects and their rulers or the evils of war, created a Confucian orthodoxy that has remained intact since the third century BCE. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
- Brand: imusti
- ASIN: 014044971X
Women Poets of China (New Directions Paperbook)
“The poetry proves again that stereotypes mislead. Chinese verse is supposedly cool and distant, detached and dispassionate. The opposite seems true; poets are exalted or downcast, drunk with wine or, in the case of women, frankly sensuous....Nothing stands still in this poetry: the wind blows the trees, the lake water ripples and the ever-present road runs in and out of the hills.” ―America This book (originally published in 1972 by The Seabury Press as The Orchid Boat) is the first representative collection of the poetry of Chinese women to appear in English. Unlike Japan with its long tradition of women writers, poetry by women did not become fashionable in China until the Ch'ing dynasty (1644-1911), although poems from earlier centuries that do in fact survive will quickly dispel any stereotyped views. Included here are samplings from the legendary earliest poetry of courtesans, palace women, and Tao priestesses to works by contemporary Chinese women living in both the East and West. Appendixes include notes on the poems, an introductory essay on Chinese women and literature, a table of historical periods, and a bibliography.
- ASIN: 0811208214
Snow in the Year of the Dragon (The Rise of the Upper Kingdom) (Volume 4)
“Shame comes to the House of Fangxieng! Shame sits on the old wooden seat!” These are the dying words of an hassassin, sent to kill Empress Thothloryn Parillaud Markova Wu, and political tensions seethe in this next installment of the Rise of the Upper Kingdom series. With a coup in the Eastern Kingdom and anarchy in the North, Unification has never seemed so far off. The Shogun-General’s team is divided and facing hostility at every turn. Sireth and Ursa are back in Pol'Lhasa, determined to uncover spies at the highest levels of government, while Setse and Yahn Nevye struggle with the daunting task of training Oracles in a land that despises them. Solomon finds life, death and deceit in Sandman 3, Kalgoorlie, and the Sandman bases of NorAm regroup in the shadow of IAR. Kirin, Kerris and the others journey to the mysterious city of Shin Sekai under the insular ranks of the Snow Guard. Here, they discover a gruesome secret at the heart of the Capuchin Council and the Court of the Rising Suns. With snow and Snow thwarting their every move, the leaders of the Nine Thousand Dragons will be hard-pressed to get out of this New World alive.
- ASIN: 1987564081
Boxer incident and Empress Dowager Cixi - China cartoon history of <6> (Chuko Bunko) (2006) ISBN: 4122047439 [Japanese Import]
- ASIN: 4122047439
China's Empress Dowager Cixi reign - acme of China Makiaberizumu (light wind ISBN: 4875190204 (1991) [Japanese Import]
- ASIN: 4875190204
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