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By Anna Sherman. 2019
An elegant and absorbing tour of Tokyo and its residentsFrom 1632 until 1854, Japan’s rulers restricted contact with foreign countries,… a near isolation that fostered a remarkable and unique culture that endures to this day. In hypnotic prose and sensual detail, Anna Sherman describes searching for the great bells by which the inhabitants of Edo, later called Tokyo, kept the hours in the shoguns’ city.An exploration of Tokyo becomes a meditation not just on time, but on history, memory, and impermanence. Through Sherman’s journeys around the city and her friendship with the owner of a small, exquisite cafe, who elevates the making and drinking of coffee to an art-form, The Bells of Old Tokyo follows haunting voices through the labyrinth that is the Japanese capital: an old woman remembers escaping from the American firebombs of World War II. A scientist builds the most accurate clock in the world, a clock that will not lose a second in five billion years. The head of the Tokugawa shogunal house reflects on the destruction of his grandfathers’ city: “A lost thing is lost. To chase it leads to darkness.”The Bells of Old Tokyo marks the arrival of a dazzling new writer who presents an absorbing and alluring meditation on life in the guise of a tour through a city and its people.
By Michael Burgan, Who Hq. 2020
Learn more about China's most famous teacher and philosopher, whose ideas are still influential today.Born in 551 BC, Confucius was… a young man when he set his heart and mind on learning as much as he could. By his thirties, he'd become a brilliant teacher who shared his knowledge of several subjects, including arithmetic, history, and poetry, with his students. Confucius wanted to make sure that everyone in China had access to an education and devoted his whole life to learning and teaching so he could transform and improve society. His lessons--now known as Confucianism--are practiced by over six million people in the world. They focus on loving humanity, worshiping ancestors, respecting elders, and self-discipline. Confucianism has become the system that governs a total way of life in East Asia.
By Owen Jones. 2020
Espero que encuentre el contenido provechoso, útil y rentable. La información en este libro electrónico trata sobre varios aspectos de… Tailandia y la vida en Tailandia, este libro está organizado en 15 capítulos de aproximadamente 500 a 600 palabras cada uno. Espero que sea de interés para quienes hayan visitado Tailandia o tengan la intención de hacerlo. Como beneficio adicional, les otorgo permiso para usar el contenido en sus propios sitios web o en sus propios blogs y boletines informativos, aunque es mejor si los reescriben primero con sus propias palabras. También puedes dividir el libro y revender los artículos. De hecho, el único derecho que no tienes es revender o regalar el libro tal como se te entregó.
By Bernard Ollivier. 2003
Bernard Ollivier pushes onward in his attempt to become the first person to walk the entire length of the Great… Silk Road. &“A gripping account. More than just a travel story—this is a quest for the Other.&”—Alexis Liebaert, L&’Événement Picking up where Walking to Samarkand left off, Winds of the Steppe continues the astonishing tale of journalist Bernard Ollivier&’s 7,200-mile walk from Turkey to China along the Silk Road, the longest and most mythical trade route of all time. Taking readers from the snows of the Pamir Mountains to the backstreets of Kashgar—a Central Asian city that could be the setting for One Thousand and One Nights—to the Tian Shan Mountains to the endless Taklamakan and Gobi Deserts of China&’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Bernard Ollivier continues his epic foot journey along the Great Silk Road hoping to make his way to Han China and reach, at long last, the legendary city of Xi&’an. After traveling through a region dotted with former Buddhist shrines, Ollivier finds himself craving the warm welcome of Islamic lands, where, regardless of their culture or nationality, travelers are often treated as esteemed guests. Beyond the occasional vestige of the old Silk Road, Ollivier comes face to face with sites of religious significance, China&’s Great Wall, and of course thousands of everyday people along the way. As Ollivier tries to make sense of his journey and find connections between these people&’s daily lives and the so-called &“modern&” world, he does so with a sense of humility that transforms his personal journey into a universal quest.
By Declan Walsh. 2020
A New York Times New Book to Watch For (November 2020) The former New York Times Pakistan bureau chief paints… an arresting, up-close portrait of a fractured country. Declan Walsh is one of the New York Times’s most distinguished international correspondents. His electrifying portrait of Pakistan over a tumultuous decade captures the sweep of this strange, wondrous, and benighted country through the dramatic lives of nine fascinating individuals. On assignment as the country careened between crises, Walsh traveled from the raucous port of Karachi to the salons of Lahore, and from Baluchistan to the mountains of Waziristan. He met a diverse cast of extraordinary Pakistanis—a chieftain readying for war at his desert fort, a retired spy skulking through the borderlands, and a crusading lawyer risking death for her beliefs, among others. Through these “nine lives” he describes a country on the brink—a place of creeping extremism and political chaos, but also personal bravery and dogged idealism that defy easy stereotypes. Unbeknownst to Walsh, however, an intelligence agent was tracking him. Written in the aftermath of Walsh’s abrupt deportation, The Nine Lives of Pakistan concludes with an astonishing encounter with that agent, and his revelations about Pakistan’s powerful security state. Intimate and complex, attuned to the centrifugal forces of history, identity, and faith, The Nine Lives of Pakistan offers an unflinching account of life in a precarious, vital country.
By Akiko Yosano. 2001
Yosano Akiko (1878-1942) was one of Japan's greatest poets and translators from classical Japanese. Her output was extraordinary, including twenty… volumes of poetry and the most popular translation of the ancient classic The Tale of Genji into modern Japanese. The mother of eleven children, she was a prominent feminist and frequent contributor to Japan's first feminist journal of creative writing, Seito (Blue stocking).In 1928 at a highpoint of Sino-Japanese tensions, Yosano was invited by the South Manchurian Railway Company to travel around areas with a prominent Japanese presence in China's northeast. This volume, translated for the first time into English, is her account of that journey. Though a portrait of China and the Chinese, the chronicle is most revealing as a portrait of modern Japanese representations of China—and as a study of Yosano herself.
By Owen Jones. 2020
Tailandia Volumen Dos Hola y gracias por comprar este libro electrónico llamado “Tailandia – Volumen 2”. Espero que encuentre el… contenido provechoso, útil y rentable. La información contenida en este libro electrónico que trata sobre varios aspectos de Tailandia y la vida en Tailandia está organizada en 15 capítulos de aproximadamente 500 a 600 palabras cada uno. Espero que sea de interés para quienes hayan visitado Tailandia o tengan la intención de hacerlo. Como beneficio adicional, les otorgo permiso para usar el contenido en sus propios sitios web o en sus propios blogs y boletines informativos, aunque es mejor si los reescriben primero con sus propias palabras. También puedes dividir el libro y revender los artículos. De hecho, el único derecho que no tienes es revender o regalar el libro tal como se te entregó. Si tienes algún comentario, por favor déjalo a la empresa en la cual compraste este libro. Gracias nuevamente por comprar este libro electrónico. Saludos, Owen Jones
By Owen Jones. 2020
Thailandia Volume One Le informazioni contenute in questo ebook sui vari aspetti della Thailandia e della vita in Thailandia sono… organizzate in 15 capitoli di circa 500-600 parole ciascuno. Spero che possano interessare chi ha visitato la Thailandia, oppure se conoscete qualcuno che l'ha fatto o che intenda farlo, perché gli articoli contengono le esperienze personali di 14 anni di permanenza dell'autore in Thailandia. Come bonus aggiuntivo, vi concedo il permesso di utilizzare i contenuti sul vostro sito web o nei vostri blog e newsletter, anche se è meglio se prima li riscriviate con parole vostre. Potete anche dividere il libro e rivendere gli articoli. In realtà, l'unico diritto che non avete è quello di rivendere o regalare il libro così come vi è stato consegnato.
By Peter Frankopan. 2015
<P>The epic history of the crossroads of the world--the meeting place of East and West and the birthplace of civilization… It was on the Silk Roads that East and West first encountered each other through trade and conquest, leading to the spread of ideas, cultures and religions. <P>From the rise and fall of empires to the spread of Buddhism and the advent of Christianity and Islam, right up to the great wars of the twentieth century--this book shows how the fate of the West has always been inextricably linked to the East. <P>Peter Frankopan realigns our understanding of the world, pointing us eastward. He vividly re-creates the emergence of the first cities in Mesopotamia and the birth of empires in Persia, Rome and Constantinople, as well as the depredations by the Mongols, the transmission of the Black Death and the violent struggles over Western imperialism. <P> Throughout the millennia, it was the appetite for foreign goods that brought East and West together, driving economies and the growth of nations. From the Middle East and its political instability to China and its economic rise, the vast region stretching eastward from the Balkans across the steppe and South Asia has been thrust into the global spotlight in recent years. <P>Frankopan teaches us that to understand what is at stake for the cities and nations built on these intricate trade routes, we must first understand their astounding pasts. Far more than a history of the Silk Roads, this book is truly a revelatory new history of the world, promising to destabilize notions of where we come from and where we are headed next. <P><b>A New York Times Bestseller</b>
By Jody Eddy, Maneet Chauhan. 2020
Explore the bold flavors, regional dishes, and stunning scenery of India with Chopped judge and James Beard Award-winning chef Maneet Chauhan.&“A sumptuous… whistle-stop tour of India&’s diverse food ways. Maneet has penned a love letter to the best of Indian food.&”—Padma Lakshmi, host and executive producer of Top Chef and Taste the NationIn Chaat, Maneet Chauhan explores India&’s most iconic, delicious, and fun-to-eat foods coming from and inspired by her discoveries during an epic cross-country railway journey that brought her to local markets, street vendors, and the homes of family and friends. From simple roasted sweet potatoes with star fruit, lemon, and spices to a fragrant layered chicken biryani rice casserole, and the flakiest onion and egg stuffed flatbreads, these recipes are varied, colorful, and expressive. Maneet weaves in personal stories and remembrances as well as historical and cultural notes as she winds her way from North to South and East to West, sharing recipes like Goan Fried Shrimp Turnovers, Chicken Momo Dumplings from Guwahati in Assam, Hyderabad's Spicy Pineapple Chaat, and Warm-Spiced Carrot and Semolina Pudding from Amristar. With breathtaking photography and delectable recipes, Chaat is a celebration of the diversity of India's food and people.
By Paul Theroux. 1992
In one of his most exotic and breathtaking journeys, the intrepid traveler Paul Theroux ventures to the South Pacific, exploring… fifty-one islands by collapsible kayak. Beginning in New Zealand's rain forests and ultimately coming to shore thousands of miles away in Hawaii, Theroux paddles alone over isolated atolls, through dirty harbors and shark-filled waters, and along treacherous coastlines. This exhilarating tropical epic is full of disarming observations and high adventure.
By Bruno Maiorana. 2020
Ria è una cacciatrice di tesori che cerca di trovare la sua strada nel mondo mentre si prende cura della… sua amica alcolizzata. Bruno è un insegnante che ha deciso di portare il suo cane con sé in viaggio . Peter è uno scrittore freelance il cui viaggio in India prende una svolta inattesa. Bong Gu è un cane cinese che condivide gli eventi con il suo padrone durante un viaggio a tempo indeterminato. Gwen è un'artista alcolizzata, che scatena inconsapevolmente su chi le sta intorno la sua personalità disturbata Questa è la loro storia.
By Erik Lorenz. 2020
Il Laos è un paese che incanta di continuo i suoi visitatori: Erik Lorenz è uno di questi. Egli si… spinge nella profondità delle foreste sulle montagne del Laos del Nord e visita i villaggi Akha tradizionali. Nell’antica città reale di Luang Prabang si trova di fronte alle testimonianze di un passato molto lontano, che respirano la storia di un intero paese. Sul possente Mekong assapora il gusto dell’immensità. Esplora il Laos da Nord a Sud ed impara ad apprezzare un territorio povero, ma ricco di uomini che hanno spesso un sorriso sulle labbra. Voglia di scoperta, sete di avventura e una sana dose di umorismo: »Girovagando per il Laos« offre tutto ciò che rende un diario di viaggio divertente e informativo.
By Emily Hahn. 1946
Author of such celebrated and acclaimed works as THE SOONG SISTERS, CHINA TO ME, and FRACTURED EMERALD: IRELAND, Emily Hahn… has been called by the New Yorker as "a forgotten American literary treasure." Now, E-Reads continues to reintroduce Hahn to a new generation of readers, bringing to light her richly textured voice and unique perspective on a world that continues to exist both through history and fiction.In a sense, HONG KONG HOLIDAY is a supplement to Emily Hahn's CHINA TO ME, marked by the illustrative anecdote and incisive wit which spotlight the most important incidents of her life during the long months from the Japanese capture of Hong Kong until she was finally returned home on the second voyage of the exchange ship, Gripsholm. Presented here is a crystal-clear picture of the oppressed city, its life in the bazaars, beauty shops, restaurants, and dens. Among the rich and among the poor, in hospitals and internment camps, HONG KONG HOLIDAY is exotic, intriguing, and all-too-real.
By Emily Hahn. 1963
A fascinating journey through 100 years of Chinese history, beginning with the historic Treaty of Nanking and ending with Mao… Tse-tung's creation of the Chinese People's Republic, by the the acclaimed New Yorker correspondent who lived in China from 1935 to 1941 For centuries, China's code of behavior was incomprehensible to Westerners whom the Chinese viewed as irredeemable barbarians. Presenting historical events with an immediacy that makes you feel as if you were there, Hahn takes readers through isolationist China's difficult and often costly adaptations to the invasions of Western "foreign devils", --from the Treaty of Nanking in 1842, which gave the West access to five 5 of China's eastern ports, to the British colonization of Hong Kong, the rise of the tea trade, the Opium Wars, the arrival of Christian missionaries, and the Boxer Rebellion. Hahn also illuminates the revolutionary movement led by Sun Yat-sen, the overthrow of the Ch'ing Dynasty, the escalating tensions between the Communist and Nationalist parties, and the Japanese invasion on the eve of World War II--which Hahn witnessed firsthand. The final chapters cover the civil war, which ended with Chairman Mao's formation of the People's Republic of China and Chiang Kai-shek's retreat to Taiwan. With an insider's knowledge of Chinese culture and the politics, Hahn delivers a sharply observant book that illuminates an unforgettable era in China's tumultuous past.
By M Anastassiadou. 2003
Avec plus de 300 photos, ce livre-plaisir pour lecteurs curieux fera découvrir la Turquie à travers sa vie quotidienne, son… histoire, ses villes, ses paysages et ses sites naturels, mais aussi ses loisirs, ses fêtes et sa culture contemporaine. Pour donner un avant-goût de voyage ou enrichir ses découvertes ou ses souvenirs au retour.
By Nancy Cooke de Herrera. 2003
Written decades before Eat, Pray, Love, this inspiring memoir details one woman's incredible journey through India to bring Eastern spirituality… to the Western world. Even before she arrived at the ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of Transcendental Meditation, in Rishikesh, India, a city at the foothills of the Himalayas along the banks of the Ganges River, in 1962, Nancy Cooke de Herrera lived a lifetime of adventure. During the 1950s, she traveled the globe as a goodwill ambassador of the US State Department, giving lectures on American fashion, culture, and customs. But when her beloved husband, Luis, died, de Herrera sought a life of greater meaning. The Maharishi became her guru, mentor, and friend, and in return she served as his publicist, spreading his message of peace and love wherever she went. In this remarkable autobiography, with a foreword by Deepak Chopra, de Herrera recounts not only her international escapades but also her inner journey to spiritual enlightenment. Trained by the Maharishi, she returned home and taught meditation to troubled youth, HIV/AIDS patients, and celebrities such as Madonna, Sheryl Crow, and Greta Garbo. Her publicity efforts led to the explosion of interest in meditation, yoga, and Eastern spirituality in America. Rich in endearing anecdotes about life at the ashram with famous visitors, including the Beatles, Mia Farrow, and Mike Love, and pieces of timeless wisdom, All You Need Is Love reveals a life lived with compassion, open-mindedness, and the belief that one person can change the world.
By Henning Haslund. 1946
Originally published in 1946, Mongolian Journey follows Henning Haslund's trip across Mongolia, inspired by the 'desire to see what was… hidden on the other side of the farthest of all known passes.' It includes chapters on the younger generation of Mongolia, robber life in Mongolia, and Jasaktu Land, among many others.
By Heinrich Hackmann. 1914
In 1910., Dr Hackmann started on a lengthy tour throughout Mongolia, China, Japan, Cambodia, Siam, and India, studying Buddhism and… other Eastern Religions, Shintoism and Taoism. He returned to London in the spring of 1911, and published this book.
By Pavel Stepanovich Nazaroff. 1935