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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95
The award-winning author of Waiting and War Trash returns to his homeland in a searing new novel that unfurls during one of the darkest moments of the twentieth century: the Rape of Nanjing. In 1937, with the Japanese poised to invade Nanjing, Minnie Vautrin?an American missionary and the dean of Jinling Women?s College?decides to remain at... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 15.00
Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award The place is the chilly border between Russia and China. The time is the early 1970s when the two giants were poised on the brink of war. And the characters in this thrilling collection of stories are Chinese soldiers who must constantly scrutinize the enemy even as they themselves are watched for signs of the fatal... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 13.95
National Book Award-winner Ha Jin's arresting debut novel , In the Pond , is a darkly funny portrait of an amateur calligrapher who wields his delicate artist's brush as a weapon against the powerful party bureaucrats who rule his provincial Chinese town. Shao Bin is a downtrodden worker at the Harvest Fertilizer Plant by day and an aspiring artist... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 26.95
From the award-winning author of Waiting and War Trash: a riveting tale of espionage and conflicted loyalties that spans half a century in the entwined histories of two countries?China and the United States?and two families. When Lilian Shang, born and raised in America, discovers her father?s diary after the death of her parents, she is shocked... more...
- The Floating Press 1753; US$ 3.99
Famed Scottish satirist Tobias Smollett effortlessly blends humor and adventure in The Adventures of Roderick Random. Based on Smollett's own experiences in the military and heavily influenced by Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote, this book is a hilarious romp that takes the title character on a series of misadventures around the globe. more...
- The Floating Press 1753; US$ 3.99
Travel through eighteenth-century Europe with aristocratic dandy Peregrine Pickle, a hilarious character plucked from the imagination of famed Scottish author Tobias Smollett. In The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, Smollett uses his protagonist as the lens through which to pull off a side-splitting send-up of the ridiculous airs and blatant hypocrisy... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 62.62
1542 begann der Jesuitenorden mit der Mission im asiatischen Raum, zunächst in Indien, dann in Indonesien und Japan. In diesen ersten drei Jahrzehnten der Jesuitenmission wurden Strukturen geschaffen und Praktiken institutionalisiert, die für die weitere Entwicklung im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert prägend blieben. Was aber ließ die ersten Jesuitenmissionare... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95
As seen on the TODAY Show! Homeowners and renters of all means dream of having a beautiful home. With the lingering recession, many of us have less to work with but still long to live in style. Big Design, Small Budget makes luxury an affordable reality. In this DIY home decorating handbook, Helmuth reveals insider tips and her tried-and-tested... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
French Enlightenment thinker Voltaire saw much to admire in Russian emperor Peter the Great. Most significantly, Voltaire admired Peter's tireless efforts to drag Russia from its medieval mindset and thrust it into an age of rationality. This exhaustive biography focuses more on Peter's philosophy and values than his wartime exploits. more...
- Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 25.00
In 1976, David Bowie left Los Angeles and the success of his celebrated albums Diamond Dogs and Young Americans for Europe. The rocker settled in Berlin, where he would make his ?Berlin Trilogy??the albums Low , Heroes , and Lodger , which are now considered some of the most critically acclaimed and innovative of the late twentieth century.... more...