Töchter aus Shanghai

Roman

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Author: Lisa See

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 364103423X

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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»Lisa See bringt uns nicht nur die Menschen nahe, sondern eine ganze Kultur.« Arthur Golden, Autor von »Die Geisha« Pearl und May sind verwöhnte Töchter, die das Leben im glitzernden Shanghai der 30er-Jahre genießen, doch der Vater hat sein Vermögen verspielt und verheiratet die beiden nach Amerika. Damit beginnt die Odyssee der zwei Schwestern, deren Schicksal auch in der Neuen Welt aufs Engste miteinander verknüpft bleiben wird. Denn in Los Angeles werden sie von der Familie, in die sie verheiratet worden sind, misstrauisch beäugt. Und das Leben in China Town ist beschwerlich. Lisa See hat mit »Töchter aus Shanghai« einen großen Roman über zwei Schwestern geschrieben, deren Lebensentwürfe nicht unterschiedlicher sein könnten, sind sie doch beste Freundinnen und harte Konkurrentinnen zugleich.

Shanghai Girls

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Author: Lisa See

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408811804

Category:

Page: 336

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Shanghai, 1937. Pearl and May are two sisters from a bourgeois family. Though their personalities are very different - Pearl is a Dragon sign, strong and stubborn, while May is a true Sheep, adorable and placid - they are inseparable best friends. Both are beautiful, modern and living a carefree life ... until the day their father tells them that he has gambled away the family's wealth, and that in order to repay his debts he must sell the girls as wives to two 'Gold Mountain' men: Americans. As Japanese bombs fall on their beloved city, the two sisters set out on the journey of a lifetime, one that will take them through the villages of southern China, in and out of the clutches of brutal soldiers, and even across the ocean, through the humiliation of an anti-Chinese detention centre to a new, married life in Los Angeles's Chinatown. Here they begin a fresh chapter, despite the racial discrimination and anti-Communist paranoia, because now they have something to strive for: a young, American-born daughter, Joy. Along the way there are terrible sacrifices, impossible choices and one devastating, life-changing secret, but through it all the two heroines of this astounding new novel by Lisa See hold fast to who they are - Shanghai girls.

Tochter des Glücks

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Author: Lisa See

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570100301

Category:

Page: 495

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Die ergreifende Geschichte einer ungewöhnlichen Mutter-Tochter-Beziehung Joy ist in L.A. gross geworden und hat es sich in den Kopf gesetzt, in Shanghai nach ihrem leiblichen Vater zu suchen. Dort erlebt sie die Umbrüche der Kulturrevolution, erkennt aber nicht, wie gefährdet ihr Vater ist. Ein Ausweg für ihn, den Kunstmaler, ist es, der Landbevölkerung Malunterricht zu geben. Joy begleitet ihn begeistert und verliebt sich in einen Bauernsohn. Ihrer Mutter ist bewusst, wie schwierig die Situation geworden ist, sie setzt deshalb alles daran, Joy wieder nach Amerika zu bringen, obwohl Mao Chinas Grenzen geschlossen hat. Lisa See erzählt wieder eine ergreifende Frauengeschichte, ohne sentimental zu werden. Sie beschreibt den grossen Umbruch in China mit den Augen der unwissenden Joy und bringt uns so eines der dramatischsten Kapitel der chinesischen Geschichte nahe. Lisa See, geboren in Paris, aufgewachsen in Los Angeles in Chinatown, entstammt einer chinesisch-amerikanischen Familie. Sie arbeitete dreizehn Jahre lang als Journalistin. Ihr erstes Buch "On Gold Mountain" (dt. "Auf dem Goldenen Berge", 1997) war ein internationaler Bestseller und erhielt 1995 die "Notable Book"-Auszeichnung der New York Times. Als Kuratorin betreut sie mehrere grosse Ausstellungen, die sich mit interkulturellen Beziehungen zwischen Amerika und China beschäftigen. Im Jahr 2001 wurde sie von der Organisation Chinesisch-Amerikanischer Frauen als "National Woman of the Year" ausgezeichnet; im Herbst 2003 erhielt sie den "Chinese American Museum's History Makers Award". Vor vier Jahren hat sie mit ihrem Roman "Der Seidenfächer" einen Weltbestseller geschrieben. Heute lebt sie mit ihrem Mann und ihren beiden Söhnen in Los Angeles.

Shanghai Girls and Dreams of Joy: Two Bestselling Novels

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Author: Lisa See

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0812985478

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

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Across two critically acclaimed linked novels, now together in this eBook bundle, Lisa See unfolds a captivating saga of the bonds between women—mothers and daughters, sisters and friends—while illuminating the events of China’s tumultuous history. SHANGHAI GIRLS “As in Snow Flower and the Secret Fan and Peony in Love, [See] has . . . created ordinary women who, through willfulness and resiliency, accomplish extraordinary things.”—Miami Herald In 1937 Shanghai—the Paris of Asia—twenty-one-year-old Pearl Chin and her younger sister, May, are beautiful, modern, and carefree . . . until the day their father tells them that he has gambled away their wealth. To repay his debts, he must sell the girls as wives to suitors from Los Angeles. As Pearl and May set out from the Chinese countryside to the shores of America, they face impossible choices and confront a life-changing secret, but through it all the two sisters hold fast to who they are—Shanghai girls. DREAMS OF JOY “Astonishing . . . a story with characters who enter a reader’s life, take up residence, and illuminate the myriad decisions and stories that make up human history.”—Los Angeles Times Reeling from newly uncovered family secrets, Pearl’s nineteen-year-old daughter, Joy, runs away to Shanghai in early 1957 to find her birth father—an artist with whom both May and Pearl were once in love. Dazzled by him, and blinded by idealism, Joy throws herself into the New Society of Red China, heedless of the dangers in the Communist regime. Terrified for Joy’s safety, Pearl returns to Shanghai, determined to save her daughter. Yet even as Joy’s and Pearl’s journeys converge, one of the most tragic episodes in China’s history threatens their very lives. Praise for Lisa See “Explores the bonds of sisterhood while powerfully evoking the often nightmarish American immigrant experience.”—USA Today, on Shanghai Girls “As compulsively readable as it is an enlightening journey.”—The Denver Post, on Shanghai Girls “See is a gifted historical novelist. . . . The real love story, the one that’s artfully shown, is between mother and daughter, and aunt and daughter.”—San Francisco Chronicle, on Dreams of Joy “See’s research feels impeccable, and she has created an authentic, visually arresting world.”—The Washington Post, on Dreams of Joy

Shanghai Girls

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Author: Davat BUkbu

Publisher: dasddda

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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In 1937, Shanghai is the Paris of Asia, a city of great wealth and glamour, the home of millionaires and beggars, gangsters and gamblers, patriots and revolutionaries, artists and warlords. Thanks to the financial security and material comforts provided by their father’s prosperous rickshaw business, twenty-one-year-old Pearl Chin and her younger sister, May, are having the time of their lives. Though both sisters wave off authority and tradition, they couldn’t be more different: Pearl is a Dragon sign, strong and stubborn, while May is a true Sheep, adorable and placid. Both are beautiful, modern, and carefree . . . until the day their father tells them that he has gambled away their wealth and that in order to repay his debts he must sell the girls as wives to suitors who have traveled from California to find Chinese brides.As Japanese bombs fall on their beloved city, Pearl and May set out on the journey of a lifetime, one that will take them through the Chinese countryside, in and out of the clutch of brutal soldiers, and across the Pacific to the shores of America. In Los Angeles they begin a fresh chapter, trying to find love with the strangers they have married, brushing against the seduction of Hollywood, and striving to embrace American life even as they fight against discrimination, brave Communist witch hunts, and find themselves hemmed in by Chinatown’s old ways and rules. At its heart, Shanghai Girls is a story of sisters: Pearl and May are inseparable best friends who share hopes, dreams, and a deep connection, but like sisters everywhere they also harbor petty jealousies and rivalries. They love each other, but each knows exactly where to drive the knife to hurt the other the most. Along the way they face terrible sacrifices, make impossible choices, and confront a devastating, life-changing secret, but through it all the two heroines of this astounding new novel hold fast to who they are–Shanghai girls.

Eine himmlische Liebe

Roman

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Author: Lisa See

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641040574

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Bevor Mudan verheiratet wird, macht der Vater ihr ein großartiges Geschenk: Er lässt eine Oper im Garten seines Hauses aufführen. Dabei übertritt sie die strengen Regeln, die im China des 17. Jahrhunderts gelten. Sie lässt sich von einem Fremden ansprechen, dem sofort ihr Herz gehört. Nun will sie sich nicht mehr ihrem Schicksal fügen – wie ihr großes Vorbild: die Heldin der Oper, die lieber ihr Leben lässt als einen unbekannten Mann zu heiraten. Lisa See entführt in die Welt des alten China und erzählt nicht nur die Geschichte einer himmlischen Liebe, sondern schildert Frauen, die sich nicht hindern ließen, schreibend ihr Leben und ihre Liebe selbst in die Hand zu nehmen.

Die chinesische Sängerin

Roman

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Author: Jamie Ford

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 382707732X

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Seit dem Tag, an dem der leblose Körper seiner Mutter aus dem Haus getragen wurde, lebt William Eng im Waisenhaus. Als er im Kino die schöne Sängerin Willow Frost sieht, ist er überwältigt. Täuschend ähnlich sieht sie seiner Mutter. Entschlossen, den fernen Filmstar aufzuspüren, läuft er fort, schlägt sich auf den Straßen Seattles durch, sucht sie in Theatern und Lichtspielhäusern. Er muss Willow Frost finden. Er muss beweisen, dass sie seine Mutter ist, und endlich erfahren, was damals passierte. Vor dem Hintergrund der Großen Depression im Seattle der dreißiger Jahre hat Jamie Ford einen berührenden Roman über einen Jungen geschrieben, der nicht aufhört, an die Liebe seiner Mutter zu glauben, der alles wagt, um sie wiederzufinden.

The Sing-song Girls of Shanghai

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Author: Bangqing Han

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231529457

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 592

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Desire, virtue, courtesans (also known as sing-song girls), and the denizens of Shanghai's pleasure quarters are just some of the elements that constitute Han Bangqing's extraordinary novel of late imperial China. Han's richly textured, panoramic view of late-nineteenth-century Shanghai follows a range of characters from beautiful sing-song girls to lower-class prostitutes and from men in positions of social authority to criminals and ambitious young men recently arrived from the country. Considered one of the greatest works of Chinese fiction, The Sing-song Girls of Shanghai is now available for the first time in English. Neither sentimental nor sensationalistic in its portrayal of courtesans and their male patrons, Han's work inquires into the moral and psychological consequences of desire. Han, himself a frequent habitué of Shanghai brothels, reveals a world populated by lonely souls who seek consolation amid the pleasures and decadence of Shanghai's demimonde. He describes the romantic games played by sing-song girls to lure men, as well as the tragic consequences faced by those who unexpectedly fall in love with their customers. Han also tells the stories of male patrons who find themselves emotionally trapped between desire and their sense of propriety. First published in 1892, and made into a film by Hou Hsiao-hsien in 1998, The Sing-song Girls of Shanghai is recognized as a pioneering work of Chinese fiction in its use of psychological realism and its infusion of modernist sensibilities into the traditional genre of courtesan fiction. The novel's stature has grown with the recent discovery of Eileen Chang's previously unknown translation, which was unearthed among her papers at the University of Southern California. Chang, who lived in Shanghai until 1956 when she moved to California and began to write in English, is one of the most acclaimed Chinese writers of the twentieth century.

A Girl From Shanghai

The Story of Lillian Hsu, a Medical Geneticist, a NTU Medical College Alumna

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Author: Lillian Hsu

Publisher: 國立臺灣大學出版中心

ISBN: 9860112800

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 279

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「為了日後能完全獨立,我知道我必須先獲得良好教育。在我那個年代,女人有三種最好的出路——老師、護士或醫生。而我,選擇當醫生。」 在這本知名遺傳學家徐裕芬教授的自傳封面上,有這麼一段感性的獨白。出生於上海的她,歷經二次大戰與國共戰爭的劫難,在大陸顛沛流離,卻始終不忘奮發求學。之後她輾轉回到臺灣,在臺大醫學院實踐了她的夢想。畢業後轉赴美國謀職,更歷經了種種考驗與磨難…… 本書以感性口吻述說了這位臺大校友波瀾壯闊的一生,當中更富含不屈不撓的努力與圓融的人生智慧,值得推薦給每位讀者。

Practical Research with Children

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Author: Jess Prior,Jo Van Herwegen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317384040

Category: Psychology

Page: 334

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Practical Research with Children is designed to help the reader understand techniques for research with children, based on real world experience. The book describes a wide range of research methods, focusing equally on quantitative and qualitative approaches, and considers how different methods can be integrated. It highlights the benefits and challenges of each method and gives emphasis to best practice, with expert guidance on how to avoid potential pitfalls in order to obtain valuable insights into how children develop. The volume includes fifteen chapters arranged over three sections. Each chapter explores a particular method, or combination of methods, and discusses both theoretical and practical issues, using a diversity of domains, including different ages, cultures, populations and settings. Uniquely, the book includes newer methods (such as eye tracking and digital technologies) alongside well-established behavioural methods which are used for research with children. With contributions from internationally renowned researchers and practitioners from a range of disciplines, the book will be indispensable reading for a wide audience, including for students in psychology, education and nursing undertaking research projects with children, and also for anyone looking to understand the research behind current theories in child development.

The World’s First SWAT Team

W. E. Fairbairn and the Shanghai Municipal Police Reserve Unit

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Author: Leroy Thompson

Publisher: Frontline Books

ISBN: 1783034378

Category: History

Page: 208

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In turbulent Shanghai in the years between the World Wars, the International Settlement was a mercantile powerhouse that faced unrest from Communist labor unions, criminal gangs, spies, political agitators, armed kidnappers and assassins. Adjoining the Settlement were the French Concession and the Chinese city, both hotbeds of intrigue and crime themselves. Called the most sinful in the world, the Settlement relied on its police: the Shanghai Municipal Police, one of the most advanced forces in the world. After an incident in 1926 when the police fired upon demonstrators, which resulted in unrest and strikes, W. E. Fairbairn was charged with forming a specialized unit to deal with riots and armed encounters. The resulting Reserve Unit became the prototype for future SWAT teams, as it developed tactics for using snipers in barricade and hostage incidents, techniques for use of the submachine gun during raids, hostage rescue tactics, aggressive riot-dispersal tactics and various other tactical innovations. Out of the experiences of the unit came many of the techniques later taught by W. E. Fairbairn, E. A. Sykes, Pat O'Neill and others to the Commandos, Rangers, SOE, OSS, 1st Special Service Force and other Second World War elite units. Those same techniques still resonate today with special forces and police tactical units.

Voices from Shanghai

Jewish Exiles in Wartime China

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Author: N.A

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226181685

Category: History

Page: 144

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When Hitler came to power and the German army began to sweep through Europe, almost 20,000 Jewish refugees fled to Shanghai. A remarkable collection of the letters, diary entries, poems, and short stories composed by these refugees in the years after they landed in China, Voices from Shanghai fills a gap in our historical understanding of what happened to so many Jews who were forced to board the first ship bound for anywhere. Once they arrived, the refugees learned to navigate the various languages, belief systems, and ethnic traditions they encountered in an already booming international city, and faced challenges within their own community based on disparities in socioeconomic status, levels of religious observance, urban or rural origin, and philosophical differences. Recovered from archives, private collections, and now-defunct newspapers, these fascinating accounts make their English-languge debut in this volume. A rich new take on Holocaust literature, Voices from Shanghai reveals how refugees attempted to pursue a life of creativity despite the hardships of exile.

Selling Happiness

Calendar Posters and Visual Culture in Early-Twentieth-Century Shanghai

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Author: Ellen Johnston Laing

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824827649

Category: Art

Page: 305

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"As the first substantial investigation of commercial art in China, Selling Happiness explains how the early twentieth century Chinese public came in accept Western style art as mainstream and the heretofore ignored process by which the Chinese art world became (in some sectors at least) thoroughly cosmopolitan. A monumental study of the most important genre of modern Chinese commercial art, this volume will appeal not only to historians of Chinese art but also to those interested in literary, economic, and social history. It will be an essential resource for comparative studies of visual culture."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Final Girls

Thriller

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Author: Riley Sager

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423433868

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Sie haben die Hölle überlebt. Aber das war erst der Anfang ... Als Einzige hat die Studentin Quincy ein Massaker auf einer Party überlebt. Sie hat jede Erinnerung an damals aus ihrem Gedächtnis gelöscht und sich mühsam ein normales Leben aufgebaut. Zwei andere Frauen, Lisa und Samantha, haben ähnlich Grauenvolles durchgemacht – ein Fest für die Medien, in denen die drei als »Final Girls« bekannt werden. Doch der Horror ist noch lange nicht zu Ende: Lisa wird tot aufgefunden. Ermordet? Der Schlüssel zu allem scheint in dem Massaker in Pine Cottage zu liegen, das nur Quincy überlebte. Angestachelt von Samantha, versucht sie verzweifelt sich zu erinnern, was dort geschah ...

Mediasphere Shanghai

The Aesthetics of Cultural Production

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Author: Alexander Townsend Des Forges

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824830814

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 278

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For many in the west, Shanghai is the quintessence of East Asian modernity, whether imagined as glamorous and exciting, corrupt and impoverishing, or a complex synthesis of the good, the bad, and the ugly. How did Shanghai acquire this power? How did people across China and around the world decide that Shanghai was the place to be? Mediasphere Shanghai shows that partial answers to these questions can be found in the products of Shanghai s media industry, particularly the Shanghai novel, a distinctive genre of installment fiction that flourished from the 1890s to the 1930s. Shanghai fiction supplies not only the imagery that we now consider typical of the city, but, more significantly, the very forms simultaneity, interruption, mediation, and excess through which the city could be experienced as a business and entertainment center and envisioned as the focal point of a mediasphere with a national and transnational reach. Existing paradigms of Shanghai culture tend to explain the city s distinctive literary and visual aesthetics as merely the predictable result of economic conditions and social processes, but Alexander Des Forges maintains that literary texts and other cultural products themselves constitute a conceptual foundation for the city and construct the frame through which it is perceived. Working from a wide range of sources, including installment fiction, photographs, lithographic illustrations, maps, guidebooks, newspapers, and film, Des Forges demonstrates the significant social effects of aesthetic forms and practices. Mediasphere Shanghai offers a new perspective on the cultural history of the city and on the literature and culture of modern China in general. "