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Noble House: A Novel of Contemporary Hong Kong
James Clavell
0440164842
September 1986
Mass Market Paperback
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Review
"The last time I was so taken with a spellbinding safari was when I read Gone With The Wind." -- Los Angeles Times.

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"The last time I was so taken with a spellbinding safari was when I read Gone With The Wind." -- Los Angeles Times.

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The Language of Threads: A Novel
Gail Tsukiyama
0312267568
September 21, 2000
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The unique bond forged between Chinese women who were abandoned by their families and forced into the silk industry at a young age is beautifully explored in Tsukiyama's (Night of Many Dreams) precisely crafted novel. During the Japanese invasion of Canton in 1938, Pei, a shy 27-year-old whose quiet strength marks her as a survivor, flees the silk factory where she has lived and worked since she was eight years old. She takes with her Ji Shen, an adolescent orphaned when the Japanese took Nanking, whom Pei has pledged to raise. Arriving in Hong Kong, Pei relies on her ties with the silk sisterhood to find housing and a place to work, and also to learn the rules and customs which she must adopt in this new environment. In spare, evocative prose, Tsukiyama paints contrasting pictures of the bustling wealth of Hong...


Lost Daughters of China: Abandoned Girls, Their Journey to America, and the Search for a Missing Past
Karin Evans
1585421170
October 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
The Lost Daughters of China is that rare book that can be many things to different people. Part memoir, part travelogue, part East-West cultural commentary, and part adoption how-to, Karin Evans's book is greater than the sum of its parts. Evans weaves together her experience of adopting a Chinese infant with observations about Chinese women's history and that country's restrictive, if unevenly enforced, reproductive policies. She and her husband adopted Kelly Xiao Yu in 1997, and anyone curious about adopting from a Chinese orphanage--which houses girls and disabled boys--will learn about the mechanics and the emotional freight of the two-year process. Borrowing an image from Chinese folklore, Evans conveys herself, her husband, and their daughter as tethered by a red string that yoked them across an ocean and an equally...


Lonely Planet Hong Kong & Macau (Lonely Planet Hong Kong and Macau)
Steve Fallon
1740598431
January 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
52 Maps --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Dead Sleep
Greg Iles
0451206525
July 2002
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
Greg Iles lives up to the promise of his previous bestseller, 24 Hours, with a new thriller that showcases his ability to deliver top-level suspense as well as multidimensional characterization. When Jordan Glass, a world-renowned photojournalist, happens on an exhibit of a series of paintings known as "The Sleeping Women," she is stunned to discover that one of the models--a nude who, like the other women in the paintings, looks dead rather than asleep--is her mirror image. But Jordan knows the face in the painting isn't her; it's her twin sister, Jane, who disappeared from her New Orleans home more than a year ago, and is presumed to have been murdered by a serial killer who's been snatching women off the streets of the Crescent City for at least that long. None of the bodies of the missing women have turned up,...


The Feng Shui Detective
Nury Vittachi
0312320590
Jan 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
A bestselling English-language author based in Hong Kong, Vittachi stands to become a lot better known in the U.S. with this soft-boiled mystery peopled by quirky, engaging characters, the first in a new crime series. Set in Singapore and featuring C.F. Wong, a "geomancer" or feng shui master, this lighthearted novel blends, blurs and contrasts the three main ethnic groups of the Asian city-state-Chinese, Malays and Indians. Along with his cohorts, Madame Xu and Dilip Kenneth Sinha (both psychics), the gifted, if often reluctant, detective gets drawn into a plot to save a young girl who has an extraordinarily bleak future, psychically speaking. Wong is dragged to Australia to solve the case by his intern, Joyce McQuinnie, a British-Australian teenager forced on him by a valued client. McQuinnie makes a great foil...


Hong Kong
Jan Morris
0679776486
February 1997
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Overlooking one of the world's finest natural harbors, the crowded, glittering, hilly British crown colony of Hong Kong is a major banking, commercial, industrial and transportation center. In this well-written albeit overly detailed overview, noted Welsh travel writer Morris alternates chapters on Hong Kong's history with descriptions of its geography, economy, politics and society, interspersing word-portraits of some of its leading rulers and entrepreneurs. The author also assesses changes likely to occur before 1997, when the colony is scheduled to be returned to China, as well as after the transfer of power. Unfortunately, the British have declined to give political power to the people or to keep them properly informed, according to Morris. There is much more here than most American readers will want to...


Fodor's Citypack Hong Kong's 25 Best, 4th Edition
Fodor's
1400015219
Apr 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
25 Best Bets in Hong Kong - Plus a Full Color, Pull-Out Map And the Best of the Rest including:

Best temples and sacred places • Best museums and galleries • Best open-air markets • Best places to buy a suit • Best dim sum restaurants • Best mainland excursions

Everything you need to explore this dynamic city in the South China Sea

· Top lodging and dining picks for every budget
· Sacred spaces, from the elderly Pak Tai to the magnificent Ten Thousand Buddhas
· Bustling markets selling birds, flowers, and aromatic cuisine
· Traditional Cantonese dim sum and the best of local Pan-Asian fare
· Modern buildings that employ the principles of feng shui
· Side trips to Lamma Island, Macau, and the People's Republic of China ...


Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides: Hong Kong (Eyewitness Travel Top 10)
DK Publishing
078948434X
July 1, 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
A better value than all the competition, these pocket travel guides offer travelers the insight of local experts to easily plan the perfect trip. Take the work out of planning any trip with DK's Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides. Branded with DK's trusted and familiar "Eyewitness" style, these compact guides make finding the best every destination has to offer easier than ever before! Perfect for business travel and vacation, searching for the finest cuisine or the least expensive places to eat, the most luxurious hotels or the best deals on places to stay, the best family destination or the hottest nightspot, Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides provide current, useful information based on the insight of local experts to find the best of everything that each destination has to offer.


Night of Many Dreams : A Novel
Gail Tsukiyama
0312199406
December 15, 1998
Paperback
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From Library Journal
In a novel that focuses on the bonds between women and how the pull of individual destinies shapes their lives, Tsukiyama conveys the sights, sounds, and smells of a privileged Hong Kong as well as the hardships following the war. Sisters Emma (younger) and Joan (older) Lew grow up in Hong Kong with a mother determined to make a good marriage for Joan; their fiercely loyal yet enigmatic family cook, Foon; successful Auntie Go; and a mostly absent father. When World War II makes life in Hong Kong impossible, they move to Macao, where Emma finds a lifelong friend. Upon their return to Hong Kong, Auntie Go must rebuild her business; Emma feels more strongly than ever that she is meant to see the world; and Joan, not having found the love of her life, turns to acting in the Hong Kong film community. Emma departs for...


Suzy Gershman's Born to Shop Hong Kong, Shanghai & Beijing
Suzy Gershman
0764578642
September 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
"Gershman may be the best guide for novice and pro shoppers alike." —The Washington Post

For nearly twenty years, Suzy Gershman has been leading savvy shoppers to the world s best finds. Now Born to Shop Hong Kong, Shanghai & Beijing is easier to use and packed with more up-to-date listings than ever before. Inside you ll find: What s hot in Hong Kong, from hip new fashions and designer labels to porcelain, jade, and colorful markets The best of Shanghai, from the Old City to the exciting new Pudong area Terrific buys in Beijing, from the Silk Market to the Pearl Market to the famous antiques street of Liulichang A completely new section on Hanoi and its unique treasures such as contemporary art, sophisticated lacquer, and funky ethnic fashions



Traditional Chinese Clothing
Valery M. Garrett
0195841743
Mar 1988
Hardcover
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Book Description
Taking a close look at the traditional apparel worn by the common people in Hong Kong and South China from 1840 to 1980, Valery Garrett records the attire of children and adults; describes various accessories, charms, fabrics, and dyes; explains wedding and funeral costume; and recollects
styles forgotten with the advent of urbanization.


Golden Boy: Memories of a Hong Kong Childhood
Martin Booth
0312348177
November 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In this genial, absorbing memoir of life in Hong Kong during his civil servant father's three-year (1952–1955) post there, British poet, novelist and popular historian Booth (Opium; Cannabis; Hiroshima Joe; Industry of Souls; etc.) recreates a time of wonder and recollects Chinese culture as absorbed by a fearless seven-to-nine-year-old boy. Booth makes the newness palpable as he evokes his first experiences with the taste of coconut juice, the glow of phosphorescent plankton and a rocky rickshaw ride. While his conservative father shies away from local culture, impromptu expeditions with his intrepid mother lead to a fortune teller, a leper colony and a Buddhist monastery. With innocence, insouciance and something close to a street urchin's freedom, young Booth soaks it up—a monkey ambush, a funeral...


The Emergence of Greater China : The Economic Integration of Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong (Studies on the Chinese Economy)
Yun-Wing Sung
0333625994
March 2, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The fusion of know-how and capital from Hong Kong and Taiwan with the substantial labour resources on China has led to the emergence of a dynamic economy of "Greater China" rivalling the USA, the European Union and Japan. What is the nature and trend of trade and investment within Greater China? What are the impacts on the world economy? With China's entry into the WTO, what are the problems and prospects of Greater China? These are some of the issues raised within Yun-Wing Sung's book.


Women in Hong Kong
Veronica Pearson
0195859545
Oct 1995
Hardcover
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Book Description
Despite the post-war economic boom that brought Hong Kong into the first rank of wealthy societies, gender discrimination is still widespread in the territory. The ten essays collected here discuss various aspects of gender relations and gender inequality in the territory, addressing such
diverse issues as education, industrialization, the sex industry, and relations within the family.


The Hong Kong Story
Caroline Courtauld
0195903536
Oct 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
This timely book chronicles the history of Hong Kong from its misty beginnings to the present day. The territory's unique and turbulent political and economic development form the backdrop to a still more compelling and human story. The essence of The Hong Kong Story is the interwoven sagas of
the family dynasties and business houses - vital ingredients in transforming the `barren rock' into a miracle city state.
These families were by no means all British and Chinese: by the mid-nineteenth century Hong Kong was already a cosmopolitan city with a prominent American contingent. It is the collective spirit of these nationalities - grit, optimism, practicality, ruthlessness, generosity, resilience - that lies
at the heart of modern Hong Kong's unique East-West chemistry. The book follows the waxing and waning...


Understanding China: A Guide to China's Economy, History and Political Culture
John Bryan Bryan Starr
0809094894
March 2001
Paperback
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Lucian W. Pye, The New York Times
"An excellent introduction to China... concise information about that ... country. Packed with facts and figures... enlivened with firsthand observations."

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"An excellent introduction to China for anyone in search of solid but concise information about that complicated country. Packed with facts and figures, but enlivened with firsthand observations."--Lucian W. Pye, The New York Times

"Invaluable . . . Provides substantial coverage of the relationships between China's history and present-day system."--MultiCultural Review

"An impressive and comprehensive survey of mainland China's geography, political structure, military establishment, economics, and recent history. Invaluable and indispensable reading for students of...


A Place of One's Own
Kwok-kan Tam
0195916581
Nov 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
This unique collection of translations of Chinese stories explores the manifestations of "self" and the impact of place upon Chinese identity, found both on the mainland and in other Chinese communities such as Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Though sharing a common cultural heritage, these
four communities have different social, political, and economic realities; realities which are reflected in the stories' themes of self, identity, gender, and location. The stories not only demonstrate the diverse creativity of contemporary Chinese authors, they also express the aspirations and
fears felt by many who live in places and circumstances where the mass media are controlled by the state and opportunities for open discussion are few and far between.

Translated into English for the first time, the stories in...


Chasing the Dragon
Jackie Pullinger, Andrew Quicke
0830734007
June 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Inside of Hong Kong lies the infamous Walled City. Strangers are not welcome there. Police hesitate to enter. It is a haven of filth, crime and sin. Prostitution, pornography and drug addiction flourish. Thirthy thousand people-maybe twice that-live in a few cramped, dismal acres. Jackie Pullinger had grown up believing that if she put her trust in God, He would lead her. When she was 20 years old, God called her to the Walled City. She obeyed. And as she spoke of Jesus Christ, brutal hoods were converted, prostitutes retired from their trade, and heroin junkies found new power that freed them from the bondage of drug addiction. Hundreds discovered new life in Christ. Chasing the Dragon tells the whole amazing story-exactly as it happened.

About the Author
Jackie Pullinger ...


Frommer's Hong Kong (Frommer's Complete Travel Guide Series)
Beth Reiber
0764576690
February 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
A discriminating guide to a great time in Hong Kong Our guide offers the lowdown on the best hotels, restaurants, sights, nightlife, and shopping A giant foldout map, walking tours, and special tips for single business travelers as well as families make the guide even more valuable Travelers also get the scoop on nearby Macao as well as side trips to the New Territories and mainland China

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A discriminating guide to a great time in Hong Kong. Offers the lowdown on the best hotels, restaurants, sights, nightlife, and shopping.

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Insight City Guide Hong Kong: Macau & Guangzhou (Insight Guides)
Tom Le Bas (Editor)
9812582460
November 30, 2005
Paperback
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White Ghost Girls
Alice Greenway
0802170188
February 2006
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
For all its dreamy lyricism, this debut novel about two teenaged American sisters growing up in Hong Kong one summer boasts a satisfyingly complicated plot and a devastating conclusion. While their father is away photographing the war in Vietnam for Time magazine, 13-year-old Kate, the book's now adult narrator, and her big sister, Frances, revel in the simple life of Pok Fu Lam village. They swim in the harbor, dive for sea slugs and urchins, and listen to housekeeper Ah Bing's intense folk wisdom. ("Having babies is hard and sore," she tells them. "If you die, your spirit will sit in a pool of blood.") Their mother, on the other hand, spends her time pining for their absent father and painting watercolors that picture grassy western knolls. As Frances grows wilder that summer, Kate is forced to look more...


An Impossible Dream
Kit-Ching Chan Lau
0195938429
Feb 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
This is a collection of twelve scholarly yet accessible essays that examine the history of the University of Hong Kong, from the laying of its foundation stone in 1910 to its reestablishment after World War II. The book provides fascinating insights into one of Hong Kong's most important and
prestigious institutions, as well as scholarly contributions to the history of Hong Kong itself.


China Trade and Empire
Alain Le Pichon
0197263372
Jan 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
The letters of William Jardine and James Matheson, co-founders of the Hong Kong Trading Firm Jardine, Matheson & Co., shed new light on the important commercial, economic and political developments of the nineteenth century. Local and world politics, debate about freedom, monopoly and free
trade, the conduct of the Opium War and the beginnings of British rule in Hong Kong are passionately discussed alongside the immediate business concerns of tea, opium and British exports to China. The letters from the Jardine Matheson Archive, collected here for the first time, portray a fascinating
commercial, political and personal drama played out in England, Scotland, India, and China. A substantial introduction provides the historical background of British involvement in Eastern trade from the eighteenth century up to the...


The Last Six Million Seconds: A Thriller
John Burdett
0688147747


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Book Review
Hong Kong, about to be absorbed into the People's Republic of China, is the setting for this fact-and-action-packed thriller, as a tough and moral policeman tries to solve a triple murder before time runs out. Hong Kong Chief Inspector Chan Siukai's investigation brings him up against all the usual suspects--corrupt British diplomats and businessmen, American gangsters, Chinese warlords--and a few unusual ones. John Burdett, who once practiced law in Hong Kong, knows where the bodies are buried--and his fast-moving scenes of violence add quite a few more.

From Library Journal
The author of the solid but unspectacular A Personal History of Thirst (Morrow, 1996) returns with a thriller set in Hong Kong. Film rights have been sold to 20th Century Fox.Copyright 1996 Reed Business...


Jade Island
Elizabeth Lowell
0380789876
April 1999
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
Elizabeth Lowell's second book in her trilogy featuring the internationally renowned Donovan family pairs youngest brother Kyle, who featured prominently in the previous book Amber Beach, with the illegitimate daughter of a Chinese trading dynasty. Lianne Blakely accepts that she'll never be openly acknowledged as Johnny Tang's daughter, but her expertise in handling the family's extensive jade collection has earned their respect and leads to her realization that someone has substituted inferior replicas for several priceless pieces. Kyle, meanwhile, has been ordered by big brother Archer to investigate Lianne's possible involvement in the sale of jade treasures that may have been stolen from China. With international relations and leadership within the Tang family at stake, Lianne joins Kyle's effort to find the thief and...

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