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Author : Ethan Young
ISBN : 9781616557522
Genre : Graphic novels
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After the bombs fell and shook the walls of Nanjing, the Imperial Japanese Army entered and seized the Chinese capital. Through the dust of the demolished buildings, screams echo off the rubble. Two abandoned Chinese soldiers are trapped and desperately outnumbered inside the walled city. What they'll encounter will haunt them. But in the face of horror, they'll learn that resistance and bravery cannot be destroyed by the enemy. Ethan Young ("Tails") delves into World War II's forgotten tragedy, the devastating Japanese invasion of Nanjing, and tells a heart-wrenching tale of war, loss, and defiance. Beautifully illustrated in black and white. "In "Nanjing," cartoonist Ethan Young tells an intimate story against an epic landscape. Bold, heart-breaking, and gorgeously rendered."" "Eisner and Printz Award-winner Gene Luen Yang" (Boxers & Saints, American Born Chinese)" "Young s decision not to glorify violence or titillate the reader in any way avoids a common pitfall and heightens the drama. This is stunning, stirring historical fiction by a creator at the height of his craft." (Starred review) " Publishers Weekly" "Young s is just one chapter in an overwhelmingly grievous episode of the 20th century. The specifics might be fictional amidst a historical backdrop, but in creating names, depicting individual faces both living and dead, Young conjures a haunting microcosm amidst a horrifying event of epic proportions." "Smithsonian APAC Bookdragon" "A rugged black and white style ... a little Kubert, a little Tardi." " The Beat" "Nanjing: The Burning City deserves a spot alongside not only historical comics, but wartime prose and non-fiction as well. It s not often that an author can so skillfully evoke powerful emotion while telling a complex and long-forgotten story and this book is an excellent, necessary addition to the genre." " The A.V. Club" "Haunting and powerful, Nanjing is a moving tribute to an event which needs to be remembered, as much as we'd like to forget it." Eisner and Harvey Award-winning author Derek Kirk Kim ("Same Difference, Tune") "Young's expressive, thoughtful line work takes full advantage of comics' power. Nanjing reads effortlessly while begging the eyes to savor each page. A triumph at the very soul of the medium, a perfect marriage of Toth and Tatsumi." Eisner Award-winning writer/artist Nate Powell ("March, Swallow Me Whole")"

The Battles Of Bridget Lee

Author : Ethan Young
ISBN : 9781506700120
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"In the future, the Earth-and humanity-has survived an alien invasion, but there are rumors of another attack. Bridget Lee, an ex-combat medic, must overcome her fears to become the savior of her people"--Provided by publisher.

The Burning City

Author : Jerry Pournelle
ISBN : 9781439120187
Genre : Fiction
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Set in the world of Larry Niven's popular The Magic Goes Away, The Burning City transports readers to an enchanted ancient city bearing a provocative resemblance to our own modern society. Here Yagen-Atep, the volatile and voracious god of fire, alternately protects and destroys the city's denizens. In Tep's Town, nothing can burn indoors and no fire can start -- except when the Burning comes upon the city. Then the people, possessed by Yagen-Atep, set their own town ablaze in a riotous orgy of destruction that often comes without warning. Whandall Placehold has lived with the Burning all his life. Fighting his way to adulthood in the mean-but-magical streets of the city's most blighted neighborhoods, Whandall dreams of escaping the god's wrath to find a new and better life. But his best hope for freedom may lie with Morth of Atlantis, the enigmatic sorcerer who killed his father!


Author : Cecilia Lindqvist
ISBN : 9780786731992
Genre : History
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The origins of Chinese ideographs were not known until 1899, when a scholar went to an apothecary for some medicine made of “dragon bone.” To his surprise, the bone, which had not yet been ground into powder, contained a number of carved inscriptions. Thus began the exploration of the 3000-year-old sources of the written characters still used in China today. In this unparalleled and deeply researched book, Cecilia Lindqvist tells the story of these characters and shows how their shapes and concepts have permeated all of Chinese thought, architecture, art, and culture.

Girl In Dior

Author : Annie Goetzinger
ISBN : 9781561639168
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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In February of 1947, the crème de la crème of Paris haute couture have flocked to see Christian Dior's debut fashion show. In a flurry of corolla shaped skirts, the parade of models file down the runway and the mesmerized audience declares the show a triumph. When Clara—a freshly hired chronicler and guide to the busy corridors of the brand-new fashion house—is hand-picked by Dior to be a model, she knows her life will never be the same. A biography docudrama that marries fiction with the story of one of the greatest couturiers in history, this work is a breathless and stunning presentation of Christian Dior's greatest designs, beautifully rendered by bestselling artist Annie Goetzinger.

The Art Of Charlie Chan Hock Chye

Author : Sonny Liew
ISBN : 9781101870709
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Meet Charlie Chan Hock Chye. Now in his early 70s, Chan has been making comics in his native Singapore since 1954, when he was a boy of 16. As he looks back on his career over five decades, we see his stories unfold before us in a dazzling array of art styles and forms, their development mirroring the evolution in the political and social landscape of his homeland and of the comic book medium itself. With The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye Sonny Liew has drawn together a myriad of genres to create a thoroughly ingenious and engaging work, where the line between truth and construct may sometimes be blurred, but where the story told is always enthralling, bringing us on a uniquely moving, funny, and thought-provoking journey through the life of an artist and the history of a nation. From the Hardcover edition.

The Red Mirror

Author : Chihua Wen
ISBN : UOM:39015032297791
Genre : History
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These evocative stories bring to life the tragic personal impact of the Cultural Revolution on the families of China's intellectuals. Now adults, survivors recall their childhood during the tumultuous years between 1965 and 1976, when Mao's death finally drew a curtain on a bitterly failed social and political experiment.A series of first-person narratives eloquently describes the life-long influence of this seminal period on China's children. Those who were teenagers in the late 1960s joined the Red Guards and the revolutionary rebel groups, following Mao's directives to make revolution, often to their own undoing. Those who were too young to participate directly were even more vulnerable. Although they had little understanding of the political firestorm that engulfed their parents, they were old enough to understand and feel the terror it brought. Vividly capturing the emotional intensity of the time, these stories explore what it was like to be caught up in revolutionary fervor, to be sent to the countryside, to be separated--either ideologically or physically--from one's parents, often forever.By undermining families and family structure, the Cultural Revolution created a generation of Chinese who view politics, the Communist Party, and life itself with deep cynicism. Presenting a spectrum of individual stories of people who saw the Cultural Revolution through the eyes of a child, "The Red Mirror" offers rare insights for understanding the crippling legacy of the Cultural Revolution.

Understanding China

Author : John Bryan Starr
ISBN : 0809094894
Genre : Business & Economics
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Introduces readers to China's history and political and economic climate, incorporating new information on such situations as the impact of Den Xiaoping's death on the government, China's influence on our election campaigns, and its eagerness to acquire American technology. Original.

A Concise History Of China

Author : J. A. G. Roberts
ISBN : 0674000757
Genre : History
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Presents an account of Chinese history, from prehistoric times through the post-Revolution era.


Author : Lyman P. Van Slyke
ISBN : UOM:39015013131159
Genre : History
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Traces the history and the course of the Yangtze River and examines its role in China's development

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