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Green Island

Green Island Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 1101874260
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“Shawna Yang Ryan’s propulsive storytelling carries us through a bloody time in Taiwanese history, its implications still reverberating today. The story is haunted by questions about whether Taiwan is a part of China or its own country, what the costs are of standing up for one’s beliefs and by the choices made by one father and his daughter. Green Island is a tough, unsentimental and moving novel that is a memorial not only to the heroes, but also to the survivors.” —Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sympathizer A stunning story of love, betrayal, and family, set against the backdrop of a changing Taiwan over the course of the twentieth century. February 28, 1947: Trapped inside the family home amid an uprising that has rocked Taipei, Dr. Tsai delivers his youngest daughter, the unnamed narrator of Green Island, just after midnight as the city is plunged into martial law. In the following weeks, as the Chinese Nationalists act to crush the opposition, Dr. Tsai becomes one of the many thousands of people dragged away from their families and thrown into prison. His return, after more than a decade, is marked by alienation from his loved ones and paranoia among his community—conflicts that loom over the growing bond he forms with his youngest daughter. Years later, this troubled past follows her to the United States, where, as a mother and a wife, she too is forced to decide between what is right and what might save her family—the same choice she witnessed her father make many years before. As the novel sweeps across six decades and two continents, the life of the narrator shadows the course of Taiwan’s history from the end of Japanese colonial rule to the decades under martial law and, finally, to Taiwan’s transformation into a democracy. But, above all, Green Island is a lush and lyrical story of a family and a nation grappling with the nuances of complicity and survival, raising the question: how far would you be willing to go for the ones you love?

The Green Island

The Green Island Pdf/ePub eBook Author: André Gouyneau
Editor: BookRix
ISBN: 3748749988
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This collection of 14 fiction texts and short stories encourages the reader to take a small step aside, to offer another point of view. Very diverse writings, born of a fertile imagination. Stories ranging from the philosophical to the fantastical, all written with a love for humanity.

The Little Green Island with a Little Red House

The Little Green Island with a Little Red House Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sharon Lovejoy
Editor: Down East Books
ISBN: 1608934659
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Remember how you once could spend hours watching the busy, small inhabitants of your childhood garden--the ones that burrowed, scampered, or buzzed? Every young person is a naturalist at heart. And remember how exciting it was to have more colors than just the basic eight in the crayon box? Even the names of those wonderful hues were fun to say aloud: scarlet, sapphire, chartreuse. In The Little Green Island with a Little Red House, acclaimed illustrator, naturalist, and garden writer Sharon Lovejoy melds gentle rhyme and winsome illustrations to introduce young readers to the little beige bat, the scarlet newt in the yellow boot, and many other creatures that share her island home.

Taiwan's Environmental Struggle

Taiwan's Environmental Struggle Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jack Williams,Ch’ang-yi David Chang
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134062826
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Taiwan experienced a highly successful economic transformation in the last 50 years that produced one of Asia’s genuine ‘miracles’ of modern development, in terms of improvement in per capita income and overall quality of material well being for its citizens. The process, though, involved rapid industrialization and urbanization, and breakneck mass consumption, that inevitably resulted in rapid escalation in degradation of the island’s fragile air, water, and land, and produced some of the worst environmental pollution to be found anywhere in Asia This book examines the causes of Taiwan's environmental predicament, engaging in Taiwan's unique geological, geographical, demographical, political, industrial, historical and economic circumstances. In addition, Jack Williams and Ch'ang-yi David Chang assess the efforts of the government, NGOs and private citizens to create a "green" environmentally sustainable island, with a high tech economy based on the silicon chip, the backbone of Taiwan’s highly successful IT industry. Finally the authors discuss what can be done to improve Taiwan's environmental future. As the first commercially available book in English on Taiwan’s environmental problems this is an invaluable read for students and scholars interested in environmental studies, sustainable development and the island of Taiwan.

Water Ghosts

Water Ghosts Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Shawna Yang Ryan
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101014466
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A mesmerizing debut novel that weaves history and mythology around a community of Chinese immigrants and the ghosts that haunt them Locke, California, 1928. Three bedraggled Chinese women appear out of the mist in a small Chinese farming town on the Sacramento River. Two are unknown to its residents, while the third is the long-lost wife of Richard Fong, the handsome manager of the local gambling parlor. As the lives of the townspeople become inextricably intertwined with the newly arrived women, their frightening power is finally revealed. A lyrical imagining of what happens when a Chinese ghost story comes true, Water Ghosts is a rich tale of human passions and mingling cultures that will appeal to readers of Lisa See, Anchin Min, and Gail Tsukiyama.

Journey Through the White Terror

Journey Through the White Terror Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kang-i Sun Chang
Editor: 國立臺灣大學出版中心
ISBN: 9860056994
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Kang-i Sun Chang is Malcolm G. Chace ’56 Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures at Yale University. In her memoir, Journey Through the White Terror, she tells the powerful story of her father Paul Sun (1919-2007). Along with numerous others, Sun was imprisoned more than 60 years ago during the “White Terror”, the decade following the withdrawal of Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalist government from Mainland China to Taiwan in mid-December 1949. During this time, the Nationalist government implemented a policy of “better to kill ten thousand by mistake than to set one free by oversight,” and as a result, many innocent civilians such as the author’s father became victims of ferocious searches and persecutions. At the time of her father’s arrest, Prof. Chang was not quite six years old; when her father returned home, she was almost sixteen. Having witnessed the injustice of her father’s imprisonment and the freedom their family later enjoyed in America, she felt compelled to write this story. Prof. Chang’s account of how the family survived the White Terror makes her book one of the most intense and thrilling works on the subject. But the book is also about soul-searching and the healing of a childhood trauma. It is a true story about the triumph of the human spirit in the face of adversity. Love and religion in such circumstances prove to be the ultimate deliverance. All this is described in considerable detail in this extraordinary memoir.

The Shape of Green

The Shape of Green Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lance Hosey
Editor: Island Press
ISBN: 1610912144
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Does going green change the face of design or only its content? The first book to outline principles for the aesthetics of sustainable design, The Shape of Green argues that beauty is inherent to sustainability, for how things look and feel is as important as how they’re made. In addition to examining what makes something attractive or emotionally pleasing, Hosey connects these questions with practical design challenges. Can the shape of a car make it more aerodynamic and more attractive at the same time? Could buildings be constructed of porous materials that simultaneously clean the air and soothe the skin? Can cities become verdant, productive landscapes instead of wastelands of concrete? Drawing from a wealth of scientific research, Hosey demonstrates that form and image can enhance conservation, comfort, and community at every scale of design, from products to buildings to cities. Fully embracing the principles of ecology could revolutionize every aspect of design, in substance and in style. Aesthetic attraction isn’t a superficial concern — it’s an environmental imperative. Beauty could save the planet.

The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables

The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Catherine Reid
Editor: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604698586
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Smithsonian Magazine 2018’s Best Travel Books The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables explores L. M. Montgomery’s deep connection to the landscapes of Prince Edward Island that inspired her to write the beloved Anne of Green Gables series. From the Lake of Shining Waters and the Haunted Wood to Lover’s Lane, you’ll be immersed in the real places immortalized in the novels. Using Montgomery’s journals, archives, and scrapbooks, Catherine Reid explores the many similarities between Montgomery and her unforgettable heroine, Anne Shirley. The lush package includes Montgomery’s hand-colorized photographs, the illustrations originally used in Anne of Green Gables, and contemporary and historical photography.

The Great Gatsby (with Audio & Text)

The Great Gatsby (with Audio & Text) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Editor: East West Studio
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The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West and East Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922. The story primarily concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion and obsession for the beautiful former debutante Daisy Buchanan. The Great Gatsby explores themes of decadence, idealism, resistance to change, social upheaval, and excess, creating a portrait of the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding the American Dream. Set on the prosperous Long Island of 1922, The Great Gatsby provides a critical social history of America during the Roaring Twenties within its fictional narrative. That era, known for profound economic prosperity, the development of jazz music flapper culture, new technologies in communication (motion pictures, broadcast radio, recorded music) forging a genuine mass culture; and bootlegging, along with other criminal activity, is plausibly depicted in Fitzgerald's novel. Fitzgerald uses many of these societal developments of the 1920s that were to build Gatsby's stories from many of the simple details like automobiles to broader themes like Fitzgerald's discreet allusions to the organized crime culture which was the source of Gatsby's fortune. Fitzgerald depicts the garish society of the Roaring Twenties by placing the book's plotline within the historical context of the era.

Island Bliss

Island Bliss Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rochelle Alers,Carmen Green,Marcia King-Gamble,Felicia Mason
Editor: St. Martin\'s Paperbacks
ISBN: 1466853425
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From the Heart by Rochelle Alers: Architectural historian Aimee Fraser accepts a research project on St. Simons Island off the coast of Georgia, where her greatest discovery is a devastatingly handsome local. What was supposed to be a month of tedious work is suddenly something far more interesting--and deliciously tempting... Our Secret Affair by Carmen Green: Toni Kingsley is looking forward to an all-expense paid week at a luxurious resort on the island of St. Croix until she learns her gorgeous business rival is part of the vacation package. Toni's convinced work and romance don't mix but a week of more than stolen kisses under a tropical sky just might change her mind--forever... An Officer and a Hero by Marcia King-Gamble: a relaxing cruise with her best friend sounds perfect to hard-working Kitt DuMaurier. The last thing she wants is the attention of a sexy ship's officer. A painful past has left Kitt wary of men, but when she finds herself on the exotic island of Aruba, passion is reborn... Heart's Desire by Felicia Mason: Lucia Heart Allen arrives in the Bahamas seeking peace after a messy divorce. She absolutely does not want to get involved, especially with a widowed father of three small children. But the man makes Lucia's heart sing and her body soar. Maybe it's island magic--or maybe Lucia's finally met her prince...

Coastal Planning and Management

Coastal Planning and Management Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Kay,Jaqueline Alder
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351989073
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The first comprehensive tool-kit for coastal planners and those aiming to achieve effective coastal management worldwide. Coastal Planning and Management provides a link between planning and management tools and thus includes all stages in the process, from development through evaluation to implementation. Drawing on examples of successful coastal planning and management from around the world, the authors provide clear and practical guidelines for the people who make daily decisions about the world's coastlines. Coastal Planning and Management is an invaluable resource for professionals in environmental and planning consultancies, international organizations and governmental departments, as well as for academics and researchers in the local and international fields of geography, marine and environmental science, marine and coastal engineering and marine policy and planning.

Anne of the Island

Anne of the Island Pdf/ePub eBook Author: L. M. Montgomery
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504062272
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In the third Anne of Green Gables novel, the beloved heroine goes off to college—but discovers her true desires lie closer to home. After two years of teaching at the Avonlea school, Anne Shirley is ready to explore new horizons. Along with her dear friend Gilbert Blythe, she enrolls in Redmond College in Kingsport, Nova Scotia, to pursue her dream of higher education. Anne soon finds herself thrust on the adventure of a lifetime, pursuing her bachelor’s degree and setting up house with two of her female classmates. But when Gilbert suddenly proposes marriage, Anne is taken aback . . . and she turns him down. Anne always thought she would fall in love with someone tall, dark, and mysterious—someone like Roy Gardner, a Redmond student who showers her with romantic attention. As her friends back in Avonlea start to marry and settle down, Anne comes to realize that Roy is not the man for her after all. But when Gilbert is struck with typhoid fever, will she be too late to let him know how she truly feels? Since Anne of Green Gables was first published in 1908, L. M. Montgomery’s novels featuring the irrepressible Anne Shirley have delighted readers of all ages and inspired numerous adaptions, including the beloved Netflix series Anne with an E.

The Country of the Pointed Firs

The Country of the Pointed Firs Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sarah Orne Jewett
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504049144
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A classic collection of American short stories about the lives of the late-nineteenth-century citizens of Maine. Sarah Orne Jewett’s masterpiece, The Country of Pointed Firs is a short story sequence that celebrates what the author believed were the rapidly disappearing traditions, manners, and dialect of the natives of coastal Maine at the turn of the twentieth century. In revealing snapshots—a family reunion, the ghostly vision of a seaman, and more—Jewett presents honest portraits of individual New Englanders and a warm, humorous, and compassionate vision of the Northeast. Filled with an eclectic cast of characters, the collection humanizes northeasterners from all walks of life. Like Mark Twain’s TheAdventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Country of Pointed Firs masterfully illustrates the American character and experience. Although widely overlooked during her lifetime, Jewett’s tales—and the values they relate—are just as relevant today as when they were written. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Music, Masculinity and the Claims of History

Music, Masculinity and the Claims of History Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ian Biddle
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 131709168X
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What does it mean to think of Western Art music - and the Austro-German contribution to that repertory - as a tradition? How are men and masculinities implicated in the shaping of that tradition? And how is the writing of the history (or histories) of that tradition shaped by men and masculinities? This book seeks to answer these and other questions by drawing both on a wide range of German-language writings on music, sound and listening from the so-called long nineteenth century (circa 1800-1918), and a range of critical-theoretical texts from the post-war continental philosophical and psychoanalytic traditions, including Lacan, Zizek, Serres, Derrida and Kittler. The book is focussed in particular on bringing the object of historical writing itself into scrutiny by engaging in what Zizek has called a 'historicity' or a way of writing about the past that not merely acknowledges the ahistorical kernel of historical writing, but brings that kernel into the light of day, takes account of it and puts it into play. The book is thus committed to a kind of historical writing that is open-ended - though not ideologically naïve - and that does not fix or stabilize the nature of the relationship between so-called 'primary' and 'secondary' texts. The book consists of an introduction, which places the study of classical music and the Austro-German tradition within broader debates about the value of that tradition, and four extensive case studies: an analysis of the cultural-historical category of listening around 1800; a close reading of A. B. Marx's Beethoven monograph of 1859; a consideration of Heinrich Schenker's attitudes to the mob and the vernacular more broadly and an examination, through Franz Kafka, of the figure of Mahler's body.

Nature Island Verses

Nature Island Verses Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alick Lazare
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781475903799
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This small volume of poetry will enchant the reader with its simple and honest portrayal of life on a small, green island in the Caribbean where life takes on the idyll of paradise. The author writes about everyday experiences of love, life and politics in a style that sometimes reverts to the conventional, though more often strongly contemporary. The poems on love are passionate; but with a purity bordering on innocence. Those on life reflect the easy and simple philosophy of a world closest to nature, unhurried and safe. The poems on politics, however, bring to life the harrowing frailties of a democracy rooted in personal relationships and the overbearing possessiveness of the populace that uplift their representatives to the heights of virtual political deities. The book is about love, life and politics and reflects the essential aspects of daily existence in a small island society with its joys and pathos and its emotional and spiritual struggles. The book is captivating in its forthrightness and the ease with which the author takes the reader through the nuance of language and expression, full of Caribbean sound and colour.

Navigation Rules and Regulations Handbook

Navigation Rules and Regulations Handbook Pdf/ePub eBook Author: U.S. Coast Guard
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1626368899
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For anyone who owns a boat, this is the handbook you need to own. Included are all of the official government rules and regulations that must be followed by anyone out on the water. This book will prepare you for head-on situations, avoiding collisions, using, distress signals, and will inform you of all the up-to-date water regulations. Whether you're in a jam or just relaxing at sea, Navigation Rules will teach and prepare you for anything and everything you may encounter while on your boat.

Betty Leicester: A Story For Girls

Betty Leicester: A Story For Girls Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sarah Orne Jewett
Editor: Litres
ISBN: 5041824398
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The Palgrave Literary Dictionary of Shelley

The Palgrave Literary Dictionary of Shelley Pdf/ePub eBook Author: M. Garrett
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137328517
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This comprehensive guide to the poems, prose, biography, ideas and contexts of Percy Bysshe Shelley features entries on all the major poems and prose works (including inspiration, composition and publication), Shelley's politics, relationships and travels, his representation in novels, drama, film and portraits, and his critical reception.

Advances in Cell Culture

Advances in Cell Culture Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Karl Maramorosch
Editor: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483215032
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Advances in Cell Culture, Volume 3 is a compilation of articles in the field of cell culture. The chapters in the book are prepared by recognized authorities in their specialized fields. The text deals with all the aspects of cell culture, which includes the growth of individual cells or cell populations, the growth of small fragments of explanted tissue, the growth of organs, and the growth of obligate parasites in cell culture systems. This volume provides reviews of important aspects of in vitro cultivation and presents the increasing understanding of the wide ramifications of in vitro techniques. The book also focuses on specific topics in cell culture such as protoplasts and plant viruses; applications of flow cytometry to tissue culture systems; plant tissue culture systems for screening of plant growth regulators; growth factors and hemopoietic cell differentiation; and mosquito cell culture. A chapter is also devoted to a biographical sketch of Philip R. White, remembered for his pioneering plant tissue culture work and his contributions to animal cell culture and to in vitro research as a whole. Cell biologists and researchers who use in vitro techniques will find the book highly informative and insightful.