Through the Looking Glass

China's Foreign Journalists from Opium Wars to Mao

Author: Paul French

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9622099823

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 9702

The convulsive history of foreign journalists in China starts with newspapers printed in the European factories of Canton in the 1820s. It also starts with a duel between two editors over the future of China and ends with a fistfight in Shanghai over therevolution. This book tells the story of China's foreign journalists.

LP Shanghai 2 D

Author: Christopher Pitts,Daniel McCrohan

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 3829722087

Category: Travel

Page: 304

View: 5610

Mit dem Lonely Planet Shanghai auf eigene Faust durch die schillernde Metropole! Etliche Monate Recherche stecken im Kultreiseführer für Individualreisende. Auf mehr als 300 Seiten geben die Autoren sachkundige Hintergrundinfos zum Reiseland, liefern Tipps und Infos für die Planung der Reise, beschreiben alle interessanten Sehenswürdigkeiten mit aktuellen Öffnungszeiten und Preisen und präsentieren ihre persönlichen Entdeckungen und Tipps. Auch Globetrotter, die abseits der ausgetretenen Touristenpfade unterwegs sein möchten, kommen auf ihre Kosten. Wie wäre es beispielsweise mit Ausflügen? Reizvolle Kanalstädte, kühle Zufluchtsorte in den Bergen, Zentren altchinesischer Kultur und sogar eine buddhistische Insel bieten Ruhepole zum hektischen Großstadtleben. Oder Shanghai jenseits der Trampelpfade erkunden? Es gibt viele abenteuerlichen Möglichkeiten, Shanghai zu entdecken. Von einer nächtlichen Radtour durch die Stadt oder der Jagd nach Antiquitäten bis hin zu einem Spaziergang durch das alte jüdische Ghetto oder einer Tour durch die Galerien. Wo unterwegs übernachten und essen? Für jedes Stadtviertel gibt es eine Auswahl an Unterkünften und Restaurants für jeden Geschmack und Geldbeutel. Abgerundet wird der Guide durch Übersichts- und Detailkarten, einem praktischen Cityplan im Hosentaschenformat zum Heraustrennen, Farbkapitel zu den Top-Highlights, Extra-Kapitel zu den Themen Ausgehen, Shoppen und Szene, inspirierende Fotos sowie Glossar und - damit Sie gut verständlich ankommen - einem Sprachführer. Der Lonely-Planet-Reiseführer Shanghai ist ehrlich, praktisch, witzig geschrieben und liefert inspirierende Eindrücke und Erfahrungen.

Foreigners under Mao

Western Lives in China, 1949–1976

Author: Beverley Hooper

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9888208748

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 2321

The book examines the lives of six different groups of Westerners: ‘foreign comrades’ who made their home in Mao’s China, twenty-two former Korean War POWs who controversially chose China ahead of repatriation, diplomats of Western countries that recognized the People’s Republic, the few foreign correspondents permitted to work in China, ‘foreign experts’, and language students. Each of these groups led distinct lives under Mao, while sharing the experience of a highly politicized society and of official measures to isolate them from everyday China. ‘This book is enjoyable and engaging. The author introduces a small but dynamic collection of enthusiastic international participants in post-1949 China showing unquestioned loyalty to Mao’s ideals. Equally intriguing are the alternate stories of diplomats and reporters existing far outside the mainstream of Chinese life and trusted by neither the Chinese nor the international supporters.’ —Edgar A. Porter, Professor Emeritus, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University; author of The People’s Doctor: George Hatem and China’s Revolution ‘A well-written survey about the variety of Westerners who lived and worked in the People’s Republic of China between 1949 and 1976. This is a welcome addition to the “sojourner” literature about foreigners who lived in twentieth-century socialist countries. The scholarship, which includes the review of memoirs, archival materials, and secondary works, is impressive and comprehensive.’ —Stephen R. MacKinnon, Arizona State University; co-author of China Reporting: An Oral History of American Journalism in the 1930s and 1940s

Chinese Characters

Profiles of Fast-Changing Lives in a Fast-Changing Land

Author: Angilee Shah,Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520954130

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

View: 3447

An artist paints landscapes of faraway places that she cannot identify in order to find her place in the global economy. A migrant worker sorts recyclables and thinks deeply about the soul of his country, while a Taoist mystic struggles to keep his traditions alive. An entrepreneur capitalizes on a growing car culture by trying to convince people not to buy cars. And a 90-year-old woman remembers how the oldest neighborhoods of her city used to be. These are the exciting and saddening, humorous and confusing stories of utterly ordinary people who are living through China's extraordinary transformations. The immense variety in the lives of these Chinese characters dispels any lingering sense that China has a monolithic population or is just a place where dissidents fight Communist Party loyalists and laborers create goods for millionaires. Chinese Characters is a collection, as Pankaj Mishra writes in his foreword, "to herald a new golden age of journalism about a ceaselessly fascinating country." Contributors include a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, a Macarthur Fellow, the China correspondent to a major Indian newspaper, and scholars whose depth of understanding is matched only by the humanity with which they treat their subjects. Their stories together create a multi-faceted portrait of a country in motion and an introduction to some of the best writing on China today. With contributions from: Alec Ash James Carter Leslie T. Chang Xujun Eberlein Harriet Evans Anna Greenspan Peter Hessler Ian Johnson Ananth Krishnan Christina Larson Michelle Dammon Loyalka James Millward Evan Osnos Jeffrey Prescott Megan Shank

The Old Shanghai A-Z

Author: Paul French

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9888028898

Category: Travel

Page: 252

View: 6770

This richly anecdotal guide to every street in Shanghai details many landmarks and stories associated with its best-known avenues. A definitive index to the street names of Shanghai, some of which have disappeared or been removed, allows historians, researchers, tourists, and the just plain curious to navigate the city in its pre-1949 incarnations, through the former International Settlement, French Concession, and External Roads area with a detailed map and alphabetical entry for every road. The book is lavishly illustrated with old advertising, images, and postcards of the streets and businesses, the bars and nightclubs, the people and characters of old Shanghai bringing alive the city in its previous heyday as the Pearl of the Orient.The Old Shanghai A-Zshould become the standard reference work as well as being an easy-to-use guide for researchers and visitors looking to recapture the glamour and uniqueness of old Shanghai. Paul Frenchis an analyst and writer who has worked in Shanghai for many years as a founder of Access Asia. His books includeCarl Crow: A Tough Old China HandandThrough the Looking Glass: China's Foreign Journalists from Opium War to Mao.


an informal biography of China's legendary Chou En-lai

Author: John McCook Roots

Publisher: Doubleday Books


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 220

View: 6407

Senior High School Library Catalog

Author: H.W. Wilson Company

Publisher: N.A


Category: Best books

Page: N.A

View: 742

Each vol. is divided into 2 parts 1st-7th ed.: Dictionary catalog and Classified catalog; 8th-9th ed. have 3rd. part: Directory of publishers.

East West

The Chinese-American News Magazine

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Chinese

Page: N.A

View: 7674

Last Boat Out of Shanghai

The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Fled Mao's Revolution

Author: Helen Zia

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 034552232X


Page: 544

View: 4733

"The dramatic, real-life stories of four young people caught up in the mass exodus of Shanghai in the wake of China's 1949 Communist Revolution--a precursor to the struggles faced by emigrants today. Shanghai has historically been China's jewel, its richest, most modern and westernized city. The bustling metropolis was home to sophisticated intellectuals, entrepreneurs, and a thriving middle class when Mao's proletarian revolution emerged victorious from the long civil war. Terrified of the horrors the Communists would wreak upon their lives, citizens of Shanghai who could afford to fled in every direction. Seventy years later, the last generation to fully recall this massive exodus have opened the story to Chinese American journalist Helen Zia, who interviewed hundreds of exiles about their journey through one of the most tumultuous events of the twentieth century. From these moving accounts, Zia weaves the story of four young Shanghai residents who wrestled with the decision to abandon everything for an uncertain life as refugees in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the U.S. Young Benny, who as a teenager became the unwilling heir to his father's dark wartime legacy, must choose between escaping Hong Kong or navigating the intricacies of a newly Communist China. The resolute Annuo, forced to flee her home with her father, a defeated Nationalist official, becomes an unwelcome young exile in Taiwan. The financially strapped Ho fights deportation in order to continue his studies in the U.S. while his family struggles at home. And Bing, given away by her poor parents, faces the prospect of a new life among strangers in America"--

Die Flut des Feuers


Author: Amitav Ghosh

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 364119993X

Category: Fiction

Page: 864

View: 4486

Ein schillerndes Epos über die Welt am Rande einer Zeitenwende. 1839: Nachdem China den vornehmlich von den Briten und deren Kolonien betriebenen Handel mit Opium nicht mehr dulden will, erklärt ihm Großbritannien den Krieg. Die Hind ist eines der Schiffe, die bei einem Angriff zum Einsatz kommen sollen, und segelt zu diesem Zweck von Bombay nach China. An Bord ist unter anderem Kesri Singh, ein Kommandant der britisch-ostindischen Armee, der eine Kompanie Soldaten befehligt; außerdem Zachary Reid, ein verarmter junger Seemann, der auf der Suche nach seiner verlorenen Liebe ist, und Shirin Moddie, die in China die Hinterlassenschaft ihres verstorbenen Mannes, eines Opiumhändlers, an sich nehmen will. Sie alle geraten schon bald in die Wirren der Opiumkriege, die in Chinas verheerender Niederlage und in der Annektierung Hongkongs durch Großbritannien enden werden. Eine vor Atmosphäre und Detailfreude flirrende, spannende und berührende Geschichte vor der Kulisse Indiens und Chinas, mit der Amitav Ghosh sein großes historisches Panorama über die Opiumkriege, die eine frühe Ära der Globalisierung markieren, fulminant vollendet.

United People

Manifest für eine neue Weltordnung

Author: George Monbiot

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570500460


Page: 285

View: 7401

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 1956

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

The Boxer Rebellion

Author: Adriano Màdaro

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 319

View: 5536

Secret Service

Author: Mark Millar

Publisher: Panini

ISBN: 3957837871

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 169

View: 7513

Jack London, der beste Geheimagent der Welt, muss den kniffligsten Fall seiner Karriere lösen: Wer entführt berühmte Science-Fiction-Stars, und was hat das mit dem Ende der Welt zu tun? Zusätzliche Sorgen bereitet ihm sein Neffe Gary, der immer wieder mit dem Gesetz in Konflikt gerät. Jack beschließt, ihn zum Agenten ausbilden zu lassen ...

Guang Hua

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Taiwan

Page: N.A

View: 9812

Schrift und Sprache der Chinesen

Author: Bernhard Karlgren

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662006693

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 119

View: 5969

Inhalt: Die Fr}hstufe der Sprache. Wortbildung. Schrift. Synthax. Die Kunst der Rede.