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A Thousand Pieces of Gold: Growing Up Through China's Proverbs
By HarperOne
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mpn: Illustrated, ean: 9780060006419, isbn: 0060006412,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 107 reviews
In this poignant memoir the New York Times bestselling author of Falling Leaves, Adeline Yen Mah, provides a fascinating window into the history and cultural soul of China. Combining personal reflections, rich historical insights, and proverbs handed down to her by her grandfather, Yen Mah shares the wealth of Chinese civilization with Western readers. Exploring the history behind the proverbs, she delves into the lives of the first and second emperors and the two rebel warriors who changed the

Dreaming in Chinese: Mandarin Lessons in Life, Love, and Language
By Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
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4.5 out of 5 stars with 32 reviews
Deborah Fallows has spent a lot of her life learning languages and traveling around the world. But nothing prepared her for the surprises of learning Mandarin - China's most common language - or the intensity of living in Shanghai and Beijing. Over time, she realized that her struggles and triumphs in studying learning the language of her adopted home provided small clues to deciphering behavior and habits of its people, and its culture's conundrums. As her skill with Mandarin increased, bits

Objects of Enquiry: The Life, Contributions, and Influence of Sir William Jones (1746-1794)
By NYU Press
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4.1 out of 5 stars with 22 reviews
Sir William Jones was a brilliant and engaged man of letters and law closely involved with the significant figures of Great Britain, America and India during the American Revolution and the early days of the Raj. He essentially introduced the Western world to Oriental peoples and cultures. To linguists, he is known as the founder of Indo-European linguistics. In the field of South Asian Studies, he is known as one of the early pioneers of Indology, and the founder of the Royal Asiatic Society

Jinnah: India, Partition, Independence
By Oxford University Press
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ean: 9780195479270, isbn: 0195479270,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews
The partition of India, 1947, some call it vivisection as Gandhi had, has without doubt been the most wounding trauma of the twentieth century. It has seared the psyche of four plus generations of this subcontinent. Why did this partition take place at all? Who was/is responsible -- Jinnah? The Congress party? Or the British? Jaswant Singh attempts to find an answer, his answer, for there can perhaps not be a definitive answer, yet the author searches. Jinnah's political journey began as ''an

Stalin's Spy: Richard Sorge and the Tokyo Espionage Ring
By St Martins Pr
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ean: 9780312193393, isbn: 0312193394,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 292 reviews
Provides a compelling study of the life and career of Richard Sorge, who entered Soviet intelligence in 1920 and led a life of espionage for the Russians in the Tokyo Spy Ring, where he was embraced by the Germans as a Nazi journalist. Dr. Richard Sorge, writes British journalist Robert Whymant, deserves to be considered ''one of the most successful spies in modern history.'' The grand-nephew of a close comrade of Karl Marx, Sorge became an active member of the German Communist Party after

The Legend of Mar Qardagh: Narrative and Christian Heroism in Late Antique Iraq
By University of California Press
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ean: 9780520245785, isbn: 0520245784,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 37 reviews
This pioneering study uses an early seventh-century Christian martyr legend to elucidate the culture and society of late antique Iraq. Translated from Syriac into English here for the first time, the legend of Mar Qardagh introduces a hero of epic proportions whose characteristics confound simple classification. During the several stages of his career, Mar Qardagh hunts like a Persian King, argues like a Greek philosopher, and renounces his Zoroastrian family to live with monks high in the

The Macedonian State: Origins, Institutions, and History (Clarendon Paperbacks)
By N G L Hammond
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mpn: line figures, 1 chart, 1 colour folding, ean: 9780198149279, isbn: 0198149271,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 236 reviews
In 338 B.C. Philip II of Macedon established Macedonian rule over Greece. He was succeeded in 336 B.C. by his son Alexander the Great, whose conquests during the next twelve years reached as far as the Russian steppes, Afghanistan, and the Punjab, thus creating the Hellenistic world. Based on his earlier work, a first-ever comprehensive history of ancient Macedonia, this abridgement now provides, in one volume, a history of the Macedonian State from early times to 167 B.C. Using recent

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