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An insightful, accessible anthology of some of China's greatest poets..
An insightful, accessible anthology of some of China's greatest poets..
An insightful, accessible anthology of some of China's greatest poets..
Stalker Kai always knew Death walked in his shadow. But when his search for his mentor's estranged brother brings Death to his door, Kai discovers a fierce need to live life to the fullest..
A fascinating book about the history and culture of China. The history of China spans thousands of years. Journey through China in this fascinating and absorbing book: discover the land of dragons and emperors, and learn about the significance of its ancient dynasties. Countless tools and materials that people have used every day for centuries—paper, gunpowder, cast iron, matches, and silk, to name just a few—were first made in China. Chinese society has progressed through major changes, but lucky numbers, festivals, beliefs about colors, the practic of footbinding, the building of the Great Wall, and the larger-than-life people of China are all integral parts of this ancient civilization and still have an impact on life today. Bestselling author Adeline Yen Mah explores an extraordinary view of the great story of China over the last two millennia in this nonfiction work, which also includes black-and-white photographs..
The Dragon Child is an adventure/fantasy tale following Dragon, who is a half human and half dragon, born from an ancient magic brought forth by his parents’ love. His father is human, and his dragon mother is the queen of the dragon empire. When they pass, Dragon inherits the throne, as well as a world full of troubles. Dragon's world is turned upside down as he travels with a small band of companions and he finds himself fighting battles that he does not want to be a part of. When everything around him falls apart, he is torn inside by his race and identity. He is not sure whether he should save the humans or save the dragons. As he is forced to make choices, Dragon learns about himself and the races that he is a part of, and in doing so, he becomes who he has always been destined by the Creator to be..
Calling all precocious princesses! This series is sure to be a hit with girls who love E.D. Baker and other authors who offer a big dose of humor and adventure with their princess fix. Rules for the Ballet of the Flowers: 1. The invitations must be perfect. 2. You must pick a beautiful flower. 3. Your dance must be graceful. At Tall Towers Princess Academy, the Ballet of the Flowers is a very special performance. But Grace just can’t seem to get it right. First, she ruins the invitations when she falls off her unicorn and into the mud. Then she picks a flower called dragon’s heart . . . but it smells more like dragon poo! And graceful? Well, that’s just not Princess Grace. She has much more important things on her mind—like whether a real dragon is living near her school! But will Grace’s secret new friend mess up the ballet performance?.
Eleanor Brice Desmarais, she of the cracked glass slipper and unladylike intellectual propensities, has learned that happily-ever-after is as rare as a frozen dragon, even for a happenstance princess. She survived a plot against her life, but her marriage to the alcoholic, womanizing Prince Gregory of Cartheigh remains at best a sham, and at worse, a potential noose around her neck. Gregory is increasingly suspicious of Eleanor’s unusually close relationship with his best friend, Dorian Finley, and with good reason. Ironically, Gregory seems to be engaged in his own scandalous love affair— with Eleanor’s scheming stepsister, no less. Eleanor understands the harsh realities of women’s lives in her kingdom, so she turns her energies to a school for impoverished girls, until an evil magician’s deception destroys the school and unleashes a festering plague. From the Fire-iron walls of Eclatant Palace to the slums of Meggett Fringe, no one, magical or mundane, is safe from the fever-induced delirium of the Great Burning. Not even Eleanor’s children. As Eleanor’s happily-ever-after morphs from circumspect to heartbreaking to mortally dangerous, for both herself and Dorian, she faces her greatest losses and her harshest reckoning. No matter what life hands her, however, she finds the strength to do what she must. She stares down her challenges, protects her loved ones, and fights to change the world. Just like women everywhere, in her world, and ours..
A sweeping, exotic historical saga for fans of Dinah Jefferies. One sultry evening in Kowloon, Dr Rowena Rossiter and Sister Alice Huntley are off-duty and in search of fun – little knowing that their world is on the brink of collapse. That night, Rowena will meet two men who will fight for her heart for the next four years. Connor O'Connor, the rebellious Irish soldier, who will woo and then lose her, and Kim Pheloung. Immensely rich and the most beautiful man Rowena has ever seen, he is also the most ruthless, with a sinister need possess and control. When the Japanese invasion leaves this previously strong and independent woman raped and broken, who will succeed in claiming Rowena's body and soul? And will she ever learn to love the child born of that terrible Christmas Day?.
Foreign Exchange is the story of two women and their experiences at an American Episcopalian missionary school in Wuhan St. Hilda's School for Girls from 1929-1937. Yeh Yuanshuang was a student from a privileged Chinese family; Dorothea Kingsley Wakeman was a short-term teacher from a privileged American family. Both would be transformed by their experiences at St. Hilda's whose walls served to protect the school from outside danger as well as to help create a space where new gender expectations could be nurtured, hidden away from the gaze of prying eyes. Examining St. Hilda's through the experiences of these two women illuminates the liberating qualities of female education, the power of personal narrative as an ethnographic/historical research tool, and how the stories of Yuanshuang and Dorothea are embedded in the historical circumstances of their times. The telling of their stories also reveals the impact of the modern world on their parents' generation..
Develop the artistic ability of students in grades PK–2 using ART—All Year Long! This 160-page book includes reproducible art projects that teach students about color, line, shape, form, texture, and space while improving communication, higher-order thinking, and motor skills. This book is a perfect addition to weekly lesson plans..
Beijing Opera Costumes: The Visual Communication of Character and Culture illuminates the links between theatrical attire and social customs and aesthetics of China, covering both the theory and practice of stage dress. Distinguishing attributes include an introduction to the performance style, the delineation of the costume conventions, an analysis of the costumes through their historical precedents and theatrical modifications, and the use of garment shape, color, and embroidery for symbolic effect. Practical information covers dressing the performers and a costume plot, the design and creation of the make-up and hairstyles, and pattern drafts of the major garments. Photographs from live performances, as well as details of embroidery, and close-up photographs of the headdresses thoroughly portray the stunning beauty of this incomparable performance style. Presenting the brilliant colors of the elaborately embroidered silk costumes together with the intricate makeup and glittering headdresses, this volume embodies the elegance of the Beijing opera..
This collection of simple-to-use activities will jumpstart students' understanding of the world's religions and belief systems. A wealth of activities, including discussion techniques, group tasks and thought experiments, guides the teacher in delivering stimulating and imaginative RE lessons. Based around religions' sacred texts, beliefs, leaders, spaces and festivals, this indispensable and practical guide covers all major belief systems including: Judaism Christianity Islam Humanism Hinduism Buddhism Sikhism Jainism Far East traditions. Jumpstart! Religious Education is an essential classroom resource to encourage students' engagement with and comprehension of religions around the world. If you are a trainee, newly-qualified or experienced teacher looking for a range of quick, effective, fun and challenging ways to teach about religion, then this is the perfect book for you..
January, 2022: A dark monstrous apparition – Apophis – feverishly races past the expanse of the Milky Way galaxy and bolts to the edge of the solar system. Recklessly accelerating, this sinister twin-headed asteroid continues its inebriated journey to soon rain a resolute chaos upon Earth. Five ancient philosophers reincarnated (nine years earlier) in different cities across the planet – New York, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Azores Islands in Portugal and Buyukada Island in Turkey, discover amongst haunting memories of their phantasmal past lives, that it is their destiny to save humanity from the evil forces unleashed by the Skyllats from across the galaxy. And now, these 9-year-old sentient beings must rely on their shared, ancient wisdom to prepare humanity for the war across the galaxy that is imminent. “Restlessly paced, the story binds beautifully science fiction and philosophy.” “A brilliantly researched, marvel of story weaving. Unputdownable!” “Being an ardent fan of Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. I found myself teamed up with the 9-year-olds along their breathtaking, phantasmal journeys.” “Magical & Mesmerizing. The story transports you across time.” “A blockbuster in the making…”.
A lively, vibrant, and at times boisterous city, Dublin boasts a stunning array of Georgian architecture, world-class museums and galleries, the beautiful quadrangles of historic Trinity College, as well as plenty of cozy pubs to linger inside over a pint of Guinness. Your DK Eyewitness Top 10 travel guide ensures you'll find your way around Dublin with absolute ease. Our newly updated Top 10 travel guide breaks down the best of Dublin into helpful lists of ten -- from our own selected highlights to the best historic buildings and monuments, places to eat, performing arts venues and, of course, pubs. You'll discover: - Five easy-to-follow itineraries, perfect for a day-trip, a weekend, or a week - Detailed Top 10 lists of Dublin's must-sees, including detailed descriptions of Trinity College, the National Museum of Ireland, the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin Castle, Temple Bar, Christ Church Cathedral, St Patrick's Cathedral, Guinness Storehouse, Kilmainham Gaol and Hospital and Phoenix Park - Dublin's most interesting areas, with the best places for shopping, dining, and sightseeing - Inspiration for different things to enjoy during your trip - including children's activities and things to do for free - Streetsmart advice: get ready, get around, and stay safe DK Eyewitness Top 10s have been helping travellers to make the most of their breaks since 2002. Looking for more on Dublin's culture, history and attractions? Try our DK Eyewitness Ireland..
An ordinary young man like Chen Fan occasionally obtained a summoning scroll from the Hero Alliance in the future.From then on, Chen Fan and the heroes he summoned had created a colorful comedy in the city ..."Master, it's done, except for 2 guys ..."Chen Fan calmly said, "Don't worry, you want to run? Running in front of me is the biggest mistake of his life. Card, EZ, captain, Panson, Ice, Dead Song, Lax will destroy him!Ah? Cooldown? Forget it, let them go. Wishing them a chance to live through Timmer's Mushroom Formation...What? They didn't go that way? It's okay, there's still the clown's box there, right? What? You're not going there either? "Hehe, don't be afraid, there are still two cannons with big heads over there ..."This book uses ease as the main melody, interspersed with all sorts of funny plot. Newcomer's pen, limited brush, if unsatisfied, please forgive me..
After saving Yu Lingjing from the cold wind, Qi Wan County was given a marriage to Yu Lingxuan as the adopted daughter of the Minister of the Left, but after seven years, she was chased out of the mansion by Yu Lingjing because of Princess Ping's framing and after bringing her daughter Yu Ruyi back to the mansion, Yu Hanfeng and Shangguan Yao assassinated her and poisoned her many times. After the danger was averted, Yu Lingxi's purple clothes colluded with the barbarians..
The practice of mask-wearing has a long history, even becoming mandatory in times of global crisis. In this useful contribution to the performing arts curriculum, Maskword: The Background, Making and Use of Masks takes a new look at the creative and timeless art of masks and mask-making, while also exploring their cultural anthropology from prehistory to the present day. Drawing on her extensive experience in professional theatre and running workshops, Foreman promotes the life-affirming qualities of masks, providing us with an invaluable resource for artists and teachers, as well as parents seeking activities for children at home. Eight themed projects use photographs to document masks and mask-making techniques, with each one offering practical advice and design ideas; materials are inexpensive and easy to acquire. With photographs by Richard Penton..
Book two in the New York Times–bestselling author’s world history–spanning epic that began with Isle of Woman. Piers Anthony’s Shame of Man is a towering saga of remarkable scope, retelling the story of humanity in a daring and exciting way. At once grand in scope and intimate in human detail, Shame of Man recounts the stunning journey of a single family reborn again and again throughout history. Beginning in the earliest origins of our ancient ancestors who emerged from the Eden of Africa millions of years ago, Shame of Man follows two lovers—Hugh, a dreamer and musician, and his beloved Ann, a beautiful dancer—as they struggle to preserve their family and their way of life during some of the most turbulent periods of our savage past. Their saga takes them from the caves of prehistoric Europe to the Holy Land in the time of King David, through the imperial court of third century Japan, and Damascus in the early days of Islam, to Central Asia in the era of Genghis Khan, and the fallen paradise of Easter Island, concluding with a harrowing glimpse of our future, in the wreckage of a world devastated by global ecological catastrophe. Through their eyes we experience humanity’s greatest triumphs, and witness its greatest shame, the relentless exploitation of nature that now threatens our very survival..
From the author of the critically acclaimed Dominion of the Fallen trilogy comes a tale of dragons, and Fallen angels—and also kissing, sarcasm and stabbing. Lunar New Year should be a time for familial reunions, ancestor worship, and consumption of an unhealthy amount of candied fruit. But when dragon prince Thuan brings home his brooding and ruthless husband Asmodeus for the New Year, they find not interminable family gatherings, but a corpse outside their quarters. Asmodeus is thrilled by the murder investigation; Thuan, who gets dragged into the political plotting he’d sworn off when he left, is less enthusiastic. It’ll take all of Asmodeus’s skill with knives, and all of Thuan’s diplomacy, to navigate this one—as well as the troubled waters of their own relationship.... A sparkling standalone book set in a world of dark intrigue. A Note on Chronology Spinning off from the Dominion of the Fallen series, which features political intrigue in Gothic devastated Paris, this book stands alone, but chronologically follows The House of Sundering Flames. It’s High Gothic meets C-drama in a Vietnamese inspired world—perfect for fans of The Untamed, KJ Charles, and Roshani Chokshi’s The Gilded Wolves..
Very little has been written on acupuncture and the Oriental medical view of health for the lay person in recent years. Even less has been written on the training requirements which vary enormously. This unique book clarifies this situation. It introduces the reader to the key concepts of healthy living, wellbeing, longevity, and their own inner kingdom. It draws upon the wisdom inherent in ancient Chinese philosophy whose universal principles were laid down in the Nei Jing, the oldest extant medical book in the world, written around 221 BCE. It brings alive and makes relevant this ancient understanding of the human being and the concept of health maintenance in the 21st century and is presented in a clear, easy to read and interesting format. It involves the individual in looking at their own health and lifestyle and offers advice as to how these might be optimised for life in the modern world. This book covers the historical background of oriental medicine, gives details of the 5 Element and Yin/Yang theories and brings to light its remarkable transition from one side of the world to the other. It explains how diagnosis, the consultation process, acupuncture and moxabustion work and offers extensive advice on preventive health..