»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.
Author: Lisa See
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
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.
Author: Lisa See
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
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.
Author: Bangqing Han
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
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.
Author: Jamie Ford
Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag
「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。
The Story of Lillian Hsu, a Medical Geneticist, a NTU Medical College Alumna
Author: Lillian Hsu
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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.
Author: Jess Prior,Jo Van Herwegen
A comprehensive collection on twentieth-century educational practices in China
Author: Glen Peterson,Ruth Hayhoe,Yongling Lu
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
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.
W. E. Fairbairn and the Shanghai Municipal Police Reserve Unit
Author: Leroy Thompson
Publisher: Frontline Books
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.
Jewish Exiles in Wartime China
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
"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
Calendar Posters and Visual Culture in Early-Twentieth-Century Shanghai
Author: Ellen Johnston Laing
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
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. "
The Aesthetics of Cultural Production
Author: Alexander Townsend Des Forges
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Henriot portrays the sex trade in Shanghai, from the life of the courtesan to street prostitution.
A Social History, 1849-1949
Author: Christian Henriot
Publisher: Cambridge University Press