Arthur And The Forbidden City

Author: Luc Besson
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060596287
Size: 11,91 MB
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In order to find his grandfather's lost treasure and save the Minimoys, Arthur and his companions, including Princess Selinia, travel into the forbidden city ruled by Maltazard the Cursed.

Forbidden City Usa

Author: Arthur Dong
ISBN: 9780991573318
Size: 15,55 MB
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"Forbidden City, USA: Chinatown Nightclubs, 1936-1970" captures the magic and glamour of the Chinese American nightclub scene, which peaked in San Francisco during World War II. Previously unpublished personal stories, along with over four hundred stunning images and rare artifacts, are presented in this sexy and insightful chronicle of Asian American performers who defied racial and cultural barriers to pursue their showbiz dreams.It was the mid-1930s: Prohibition was repealed and the Great Depression was waning. With a global conflict on the rise, people were out to drink, dine, dance, and see a show to forget their woes--and what a surprise for the world to behold an emerging generation of Chinese American entertainers commanding the stage in their own nightclubs. "Forbidden City, USA: Chinatown Nightclubs, 1936-1970" reveals the sassy, daring, and sometimes heartbreaking memories of the dancers, singers, and producers who lived this story, and it weaves in a fascinating collection of photos, postcards, menus, programs, and yes, even souvenir chopsticks. Together they recreate a forgotten era, treating readers to a dazzling night on the town. "Forbidden City, USA: Chinatown Nightclubs, 1936-1970" is the culmination of filmmaker and writer Arthur Dong's nearly thirty-year devotion to the topic, originally inspired by the author's research for his documentary of the same name."Forbidden City, USA: Chinatown Nightclubs, 1936-1970" was previously published in paperback under the title: "Fobidden City, USA: Chinese American Nightclubs, 1936-1970."

Forbidden City

Author: Trina Robbins
Editor: Hampton Press (NJ)
ISBN: 9781572739475
Size: 20,76 MB
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Arthur And The Invisibles Movie Tie In Edition

Author: Luc Besson
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061227269
Size: 16,31 MB
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In search of a stolen treasure and his missing grandfather, ten-year-old Arthur travels to the land of the Minimoys; and, in order to find his grandfather's lost treasure and save the Minimoys, Arthur travels into the forbidden city.

Murder In The Forbidden City

Author: Amanda Roberts
Editor: Red Empress Publishing
Size: 17,79 MB
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Empresses Of China S Forbidden City 1644 1912

Author: Daisy Yiyou Wang
Editor: Peabody Essex Museum
ISBN: 9780300237085
Size: 16,19 MB
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A fascinating look at the life and times of empresses in the Qing dynasty

Empress Orchid

Author: Anchee Min
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618562039
Size: 12,66 MB
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A fictional portrait of the last empress of China follows Orchid, a beautiful teenager from an aristocratic family, who is chosen to become a low-ranking concubine of the emperor and rises to a position of power in the Chinese court.

China Dolls

Author: Lisa See
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408853264
Size: 17,99 MB
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It's 1938 and the exclusive Oriental nightclub in San Francisco's Forbidden City is holding auditions for showgirls. In the dark, scandalous glamour of the club, three girls from very different backgrounds stumble into each other lives. All the girls have secrets. Grace, an American-born Chinese girl, has fled the Midwest and an abusive father. Helen is from a Chinese family which has deep roots in San Francisco's Chinatown. And, as both her friends know, Ruby is Japanese passing as Chinese. Then, in a heartbeat, everything changes. The Japanese attack Pearl Harbor and paranoia, suspicion, and a shocking act of betrayal, threaten to destroy their lives.

Arthur S Reading Race With Two Full Pages Of

Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0679867384
Size: 17,81 MB
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Arthur doesn't believe that his little sister can really read, so he challenges her to prove it.

Stealth Altruism

Author: Arthur B. Shostak
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351627775
Size: 10,44 MB
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Though it has been nearly seventy years since the Holocaust, the human capacity for evil displayed by its perpetrators is still shocking and haunting. But the story of the Nazi attempt to annihilate European Jewry is not all we should remember. Stealth Altruism tells of secret, non-militant, high-risk efforts by “Carers,” those victims who tried to reduce suffering and improve everyone’s chances of survival. Their empowering acts of altruism remind us of our inherent longing to do good even in situations of extraordinary brutality. Arthur B. Shostak explores forbidden acts of kindness, such as sharing scarce clothing and food rations, holding up weakened fellow prisoners during roll call, secretly replacing an ailing friend in an exhausting work detail, and much more. He explores the motivation behind this dangerous behavior, how it differed when in or out of sight, who provided or undermined forbidden care, the differing experiences of men and women, how and why gentiles provided aid, and, most importantly, how might the costly obscurity of stealth altruism soon be corrected. To date, memorialization has emphasized what was done to victims and sidelined what victims tried to do for one another. “Carers” provide an inspiring model and their perilous efforts should be recognized and taught alongside the horrors of the Holocaust. Humanity needs such inspiration.