Yellow River Odyssey

Author: Bill Porter
Editor: Chin Music Press Inc.
ISBN: 098876931X
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Bill Porter is the ideal travel companion. His depth of knowledge of Chinese history and culture is unparalleled. His wit is ever-present. And his keen eye for the telling detail consistently reminds us that China is not what you think it is. Yellow River Odyssey, already a best-seller in China, reveals a complex, fascinating, contradictory culture like never before.

Upstream Odyssey

Author: Daniel W. Crofts
Editor: Missionary Experience in Asia
File Size: 27,83 MB
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"Upstream odyssey traces the fascinating life of Protestant missionary Daniel Crofts, the author's grandfather, who worked in China from 1895 to 1944 as a member of the China Inland Mission (CIM)."--Back cover.

Earth Odyssey

Author: Mark Hertsgaard
Editor: Crown
ISBN: 0307484084
File Size: 66,65 MB
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Like many of us, Mark Hertsgaard has long worried about the declining health of our environment. But in 1991, he decided to act on his concern and investigate the escalating crisis for himself. Traveling on his own dime, he embarked on an odyssey lasting most of the decade and spanning nineteen countries. Now, in Earth Odyssey, he reports on our environmental predicament through the eyes of the people who live it. From the gilded boardrooms of Paris to the traffic-clogged streets of Bangkok, we travel from the deep human past to our still unfolding future. Much of the story revolves around people like Zhenbing, Hertsgaard's charismatic interpreter in China, whose desire to escape poverty leaves him indifferent to his country's horrific air and water pollution. We also meet Garang, a proud Dinka tribesman whose response to Sudan's famine shows the difficulty of building an environmentally sustainable future without bridging the gap between rich and poor. Drawing on interviews with Václav Havel, Al Gore, Jacques Cousteau, and numerous other prominent figures, Hertsgaard offers fresh insight into such complex issues as humanity's growing addiction to the automobile, the insidious spread of nuclear technology, and the inevitable tension between unfettered capitalism and the health of the biosphere. Earth Odyssey is a vivid, passionate narrative about one man's journey around the world in search of the answer to the most important question of our time: Is the future of the human species at risk? Combining first-rate reportage with irresistible storytelling, Mark Hertsgaard has written an essential--and ultimately hopeful--book about the uncertain fate of humankind.

Psychopython Part I Dark Odyssey

Author: Anne Neville
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1716484677
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PSYCHOPYTHON is the fact-based, graphic story of Delia Grey. It is related in two parts; beginning with Part 1, “Dark Odyssey.” Cunningly manipulated into an ill-advised second marriage, widowed Delia Grey, finds herself unwittingly catapulted into a horrific life of physical, mental and sexual abuse, terrible beyond anything she could ever have imagined. Her new husband is a cold-blooded, calculating, Jekyll and Hyde character; a psychopython, motivated by emotionless cruelty and greed, and with the determination to force Delia into relinquishing the vast fortune he imagines she owns. He has devised a ruthless plan to destroy her, which he begins putting into effect on their wedding day. He has every intention of coercing and crushing her, in mind and body, in order to take possession of everything she has. From the beginning of the marriage Delia is thrust into a nightmare existence, as she is relentlessly driven, by day and night, towards capitulation and suicide. Delia is an intelligent, and resourceful, professional woman, who is suddenly isolated in a vicious situation from which she can find no way of escape. She quickly realises she is fighting for her own, and her children’s survival, against a remorseless psychopath who is determined to destroy her. Can Delia survive the malevolent games being played with her mind and her life? Is there any way for her to escape the destructive evil which has permeated every aspect of her existence? PSYCHOPYTHON, Part 2, “Nemesis”, is the concluding sequel to Delia’s story.


Author: Padma Bhushan Tan Chung
Editor: SAGE Publications Pvt. Limited
ISBN: 9789352807246
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A CHINESE-INDIAN SCHOLAR’S VISION OF THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF CHINA DEVOID OF CHINA-BRAGGING OR CHINA-BASHING… In this endearing book on China, Tan Chung distills tons of information about China’s historical evolution and complex vicissitudes in a freewheeling style describing how the third longest river in the world, Yangtze River, and the fifth longest, Yellow River, carved out the contours of China on the globe millions of years before the arrival of man-apes. From this geographical entity, there emerged a common civilization, political entity, and common entity of destiny within and around the valleys of these two civilization-forming rivers. The author advocates that China is a “civilization country” that has existed for more than two millennia but the nation-state world interrupted the Chinese odyssey for many centuries. Like the legendary phoenix rising from the ashes, China resumes its odyssey and also joins the comity of globalization leaving behind the “Thucydides Trap”.

Anakim Auroch A Spirit Odyssey

Editor: James Kitts
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A Martial Odyssey 3

Author: Edmund Shen
ISBN: 1387898469
File Size: 47,31 MB
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This is the third and final book to A Martial Odyssey, spanning 1 mil words and 3 books. The Stellar Sanctuary has finally descended. It is said that the Stellar Sanctuary is created by the first person that has ever ascended as an immortal being and the Astronomic Stellar Formation is the only place that is possible to transmigrate to the GodsÕ Realm. It is rumored that the Stellar Sanctuary has a hundred level and that the one that can find their way to the very top, will be able to unravel the secrets of immortality and ascend as a true Immortal to the Gods' Realms. In order to find his true destiny, Yi Ping has to join the thousands of Celestials as they fight their way into the Stellar Sanctuary.

Tai Chi Odyssey Vol 1

Author: Michael DeMarco
Editor: Via Media Publishing
ISBN: 1893765474
File Size: 64,70 MB
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As a digital edition, this two-volume anthology offers not only a handy historical overview of taijiquan history, but most chapters focus on actual practice. Guidance is provided through Carol Derrickson’s discussions on taijiquan classic writings as well as from other highly experienced instructors in their own chapters. Dr. Linda Lehrhaupt’s chapter inspires one to practice by explaining how mental changes occur in a student during initial weeks of classes. Although most taiji classes are offered by individuals in their own schools, a number of classes are also offered in academic settings. Andrew Peck gives a fine example of how taiji is taught in a university setting. Other authors present subtle aspects of practice—be it eye movement, circles that exist even in movements that appear to be liner, benefits derived from solo and group practice, or the too often elusive element of relaxation. All these chapters will prove valuable to anyone wishing to improve their quality of practice and thus to reap more health benefits taiji has to offer. The same embodied principles can be utilized in martial applications. Peter Lim wrote two chapters. In one he details general taiji principles that are put into the practice, while in the other chapter he looks specifically at how the principles can be applied in combat. His chapters provide a solid foundation for better understanding tuishou, the two-person push-hands practice that Herman Kaus and Hal Mosher (with the help of Allen Pittman) discuss. Greg Wolfson (with the help of Scott Rodell) writes about push-hands and sanshou—a high-level two-person practice of combative training. Russ Mason’s short but pertinent chapter samples two favorite techniques: wardoff and diagonal flying. The chapters by Donald Mainfort and Joel Stein are relatively unique in that they look at the variety of taiji forms—contrasting the original Chen Style with the Yang Style, and the large and medium frames—helping us better understand how and why routines differ, and which may be better suited for particular individuals. As a result, we can also see why movements from different styles can blend into anyone’s practice. Comprised of articles previously published in the Journal of Asian Martial Arts—we are highly optimistic that you will find something on each page of this anthology to be of great use in your understanding and practice.

Zen Odyssey An Okinawan Karate Martial Arts Journey

Author: Mark D Bishop
ISBN: 132690521X
File Size: 15,34 MB
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An entertaining odyssey by all means, which all readers, not only karate-ka, can enjoy. The work describes a fascinating 'voyage of discovery' through the Okinawan martial arts during the author's younger years. Both informative & factual, the work leads the reader on a journey of initiation from the preliminary stages of being a 'live-in disciple' of Goju-ryu & trainee of Matayoshi Kobudo in post-Reversion Okinawa, as he travels with the reader through the exploration of Uechi-ryu, Shorin-ryu & Okinawan te; also of a vast spectrum of connected Ryukyuan cultural entities. His attention to detail is commendable, as the shared expedition becomes an esoteric odyssey to find the zen spark of enlightenment that evades so many seekers, but which can be found within one's own nature. Mark D Bishop is arguably the foremost authority on historical Okinawa karate & martial arts. He continues to write, travel, research and teach extensively on various aspects of these, including its related anma bodywork & zen.

The Odyssey Of China S Imperial Art Treasures

Author: Jeannette Shambaugh Elliot
Editor: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 9780295801384
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The Odyssey of China's Imperial Art Treasures traces the three-thousand-year history of the emperor's imperial collection, from the Bronze Age to the present. The tortuous story of these treasures involves a succession of dynasties, invasion and conquest, and civil war, resulting in valiant attempts to rescue and preserve the collection. Throughout history, different Chinese regimes used the imperial collection to bolster their own political legitimacy, domestically and internationally. The narrative follows the gradual formation of the Peking Palace Museum in 1925, then its hasty fragmentation as large parts of the collection were moved perilously over long distances to escape wartime destruction, and finally its formal division into what are today two Palace Museums-one in Beijing, the other in Taipei. Enlivened by the personalities of those who cared for the collection, this textured account of the imperial treasures highlights magnificent artworks and their arduous transit through politics, war, and diplomatic reconciliations. Over the years, control of the collections has been fiercely contested, from early dynasties through Mongol and Japanese invaders to Nationalist and Communist rivals- a saga that continues today. This first book-length investigation of the imperial collections will be of great interest to China scholars, historians, and Chinese art specialists. Its tales of palace intrigue will fascinate a wide variety of readers.

Written In Exile

Author: Liu Tsung-yuan
Editor: Copper Canyon Press
ISBN: 1619322072
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After a failed push for political reform, the T’ang era’s greatest prose-writer, Liu Tsung-yuan, was exiled to the southern reaches of China. Thousands of miles from home and freed from the strictures of court bureaucracy, he turned his gaze inward and chronicled his estrangement in poems. Liu’s fame as a prose writer, however, overshadowed his accomplishment as a poet. Three hundred years after Liu died, the poet Su Tung-p’o ranked him as one of the greatest poets of the T’ang, along with Tu Fu, Li Pai, and Wei Ying-wu. And yet Liu is unknown in the West, with fewer than a dozen poems published in English translation. The renowned translator Red Pine discovered Liu’s poetry during his travels throughout China and was compelled to translate 140 of the 146 poems attributed to Liu. As Red Pine writes, “I was captivated by the man and by how he came to write what he did.” Appended with thoroughly researched notes, an in-depth introduction, and the Chinese originals, Written in Exile presents the long-overdue introduction of a legendary T’ang poet.

The Odyssey Of A Manchurian

Author: Belle Yang
Editor: Belle Yang
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Seventeen-year-old Baba Yang is forced to flee his native village in Manchuria during China's civil war through a wave of suspicion, paranoia, and greed accompanying the imminent Communist takeover

A New Interpretation Of Chinese Taoist Philosophy

Author: You-Sheng Li
Editor: You-Sheng Li
ISBN: 0973841001
File Size: 29,68 MB
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An Ocklawaha River Odyssey

Author: Elizabeth Randall
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439668744
File Size: 48,67 MB
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Photojournalists Bob and Liz Randall spent two years exploring Florida's ancient and enchanting Ocklawaha River. Their journey provides an inside look at the rich recreational resources of the river, its wildlife and the people, past and present, who contributed to its history and welfare. Along the way, they met artists, environmentalists, captains, law enforcement officials, conservationists, filmmakers, historians and local descendants whose lives are inextricably intertwined with the prehistoric river. From its subterranean and aquatic past to the Seminole Indian Wars, the steamboat era and political struggles, many voices are integral to the river's survival and to one of the longest environmental conflicts in Florida history.

China S Imperial Way

Author: Kevin Bishop
Editor: China Books
ISBN: 9789622175112
File Size: 26,76 MB
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This book traces China's Imperial Way over a distance of 3,500 kilometres.

The Supernatural Index

Author: Michael Ashley
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313240300
File Size: 31,33 MB
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Indexes story collections by editor, book title, author, and story title

An Eastern Odyssey

Author: Georges Le Fèvre
File Size: 35,70 MB
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The New York Times Book Review

File Size: 48,35 MB
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Constitutional Odyssey

Author: Peter H. Russell
Editor: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 0802037771
File Size: 35,14 MB
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The first and second editions of Constitutional Odyssey, published in 1992 and 1993 respectively, received wide-ranging praise for their ability to inform the public debate. This third edition continues in that tradition.

Medical Odyssey

Author: George Douglas Robb
File Size: 53,22 MB
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