Falling Leaves

Author: Adeline Yen Mah

Publisher: Crown Publishing Group (NY)

ISBN: 9780767903578

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 308

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The daughter of a wealthy Hong Kong businessman describes her very difficult childhood and the psychological abuse she suffered at the hands of her stepmother

Falling Leaves Return to Their Roots

Author: Adeline Yen Mah

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141957832

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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The True Story of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter The story of an unwanted Chinese daughter growing up during the Communist Revolution, blamed for her mother's death, ignored by her millionaire father and unwanted by her Eurasian step mother. A story of greed, hatred and jealousy; a domestic drama is played against the extraordinary political events in China and Hong Kong. Written with the emotional force of a novel but with a vividness drawn from a personal and political background, Falling Leaves has been an enduring bestseller all over the world.

Encyclopedia of the Literature of Empire

Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438119062

Category: Colonies in literature

Page: 481

View: 4715

Examines the world's greatest literature about empires and imperialism, including more than 200 entries on writers, classic works, themes, and concepts.

Chinese Cinderella

Author: Adeline Yen Mah

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 205

View: 7644

The daughter of a wealthy Hong Kong businessman describes her very difficult childhood and the psychological abuse she suffered at the hands of her stepmother

Life Stories

Author: Maureen O'Connor

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1591585279

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 723

View: 1138

Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. * A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title * Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources * Detailed indexes provide further points of access

Asian American Fiction, History and Life Writing

Author: Helena Grice

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136604855

Category: History

Page: 166

View: 4943

The last ten years have witnessed an enormous growth in American interest in Asia and Asian/American history. In particular, a set of key Asian historical moments have recently become the subject of intense American cultural scrutiny, namely China’s Cultural Revolution and its aftermath; the Korean American war and its legacy; the era of Japanese geisha culture and its subsequent decline; and China’s one-child policy and the rise of transracial, international adoption in its wake. Grice examines and accounts for this cultural and literary preoccupation, exploring the corresponding historical-political situations that have both circumscribed and enabled greater cultural and political contact between Asia and America.

An Anthropological Defense of God

Author: Lloyd E. Sandelands

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412808898

Category: Social Science

Page: 109

View: 9807

Anthropology--the study of man--is unlike every other study because humans are its subject. And because we are its subject we cannot manage the philosophic and emotional distance necessary to see clearly. Unable to stand apart from ourselves to comprehend our own truth, we are compelled to assume things about ourselves that we cannot prove. In a word, anthropology begins in faith. Lloyd Sandelands approaches the anthropological quest for God by comparing the faiths of modern social science and of the Christian church. Sandelands describes the social scientific faith articulated by Hume, Kant, Rousseau, Schopenhauer among others, as an imagined state of nature that sees the individual as solitary, self-sufficient, and contented. By contrast, the Christian faith unites us as male and female persons in one flesh before God. The challenge in the author's view is to decide which faith to build our lives upon. Sandelands poses questions about the basic terms of human study--what is a person, and what is society?--and how do the different metaphysics of science and Church lead to different anthropologies? A worthwhile anthropology must address the questions of what constitutes human freedom, desire, and the nature of the good. Comparing the answers given by science and by the church, he finds that the one paradoxically denies freedom, denies want, and denies the good, while the other affirms freedom, affirms want, and affirms the good. Between these two anthropologies he finds there is but one true study of man. A companion to Sandelands' Man and Nature in God, his most recent book, An Anthropological Defense of God attempts to establish that an anthropology in God succeeds where an anthropology in science fails. Such success is measured not only by its ideas and findings about man, but even more by its wisdom in teaching us how to live.

The New Yorker

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literature

Page: 784

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The Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work

Author: Terry Altilio

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0197537855

Category: Palliative treatment

Page: 944

View: 6892

"It is so important to advocate for things that may not always seem possible. Getting to work with patients/families at the end of their life is the ultimate honor." - Lauren G Markham, MSW, LCSW, APHSW-C "In this work, one witnesses both depths of human suffering and heights of human transcendence that can inspire both awe and fear. At those times, I have found that surrendering my need to be "an expert" and instead, allow myself to simply be a "human" is the wisest action." - Kerry Irish, LCSW, OSW-C, FAOSW"--

“The” Athenaeum

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