Leaving Mother Lake
A Girlhood at the Edge of the World
Paperback ISBN: 0316735493
A young Chinese woman describes growing up in Moso country in the Himalayas, among her people's unique matrilineal society and the conflicts with her strong-willed mother that led her to leave her mother's home to create a life of own. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Memories of a Hong Kong Childhood
Hardcover ISBN: 0312348177
An account of the author's coming-of-age in 1950s Hong Kong describes his experiences of early adolescence as a British citizen in a Chinese society and the conflicts between his Chinese-embracing mother and bigoted father.
All About Shanghai
A Standard Guidebook
Paperback ISBN: 0195815947
First published in 1934, this book brings Shanghai in its heyday vividly to life. Shanghai remains the most modern city in China, although today much of the glamour is gone. With All About Shanghai, the enterprising tourist can recapture the atmosphere of this extraordinary city.
Treason by the Book
Paperback ISBN: 0142000418
An acclaimed historian delves deeply into a famous 1728 plot to overthrow the Manchu dynasty, in a fascinating study of the intrigues, political and legal systems, and key personalities of eighteenth-century China. By the author of The Gate of Heavenly Peace. Reprint.
The Mummies of Urumchi
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0393045218
A look at the incredibly well-preserved ancient mummies found in Western China describes their clothing and appearance, attempts to reconstruct their culture, and speculates about how Caucasians could have found their way to the feet of the Himalayan mountains.
The Courage to Stand Alone
Letters from Prison and Other Writings
Hardcover ISBN: 0670872490
The letters of a Chinese dissident who has been imprisoned for nearly twenty years are published here, along with essays that he has written about his political beliefs and what China's economic and human rights reforms should be.
The Experience of Modernity
Chinese Autobiography of the Early Twentieth Century
Hardcover ISBN: 0472098217
In The Experience of Modernity: Chinese Autobiography of the Early Twentieth Century, Janet Ng Examines the place of autobiography in the China of the May Fourth Era (1917-40). The May Fourth Era began as a movement to make classical literary language accessible to the common people - and became a broader political movement against imperialism. The writing of autobiography was influenced by this social and political mission of literature. But autobiography was also a uniquely potent venue for individual expression. The Experience of Modernity explores autobiography's dual nature - as well as its popularity - using the autobiographical writings of Chen Hengzhe, Lu Xun, Hu Shi, Xie Bingying, Xiao Hong, Eileen Chang, Yu Dafu, and Shen Congwen.