Download ePub PDF File
Download & Read Online PDF Online asia with other formats. Download and Read Online books asia Online Doyle Holmes, Ebooks search download books in easy way to download asia books for multiple devices.

Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians #1)

i Crazy Rich Asians i is the outrageously funny debut novel about three super rich pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip backbiting and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC American born Chinese girlfriend to the wedding of the season br When Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend Nicholas Young she envisions a humble family home long drives to explore the island and quality time with the man she might one day marry What she doesn t know is that Nick s family home happens to look like a palace that she ll ride in more private planes than cars and that with one of Asia s most eligible bachelors on her arm Rachel might as well have a target on her back Initiated into a world of dynastic splendor beyond imagination Rachel meets Astrid the It Girl of Singapore society Eddie whose family practically lives in the pages of the Hong Kong socialite magazines and Eleanor Nick s formidable mother a woman who has very strong feelings about who her son should and should not marry Uproarious addictive and filled with jaw dropping opulence i Crazy Rich Asians i is an insider s look at the Asian JetSet a perfect depiction of the clash between old money and new money between Overseas Chinese and Mainland Chinese and a fabulous novel about what it means to be young in love and gloriously i crazily i rich


Shōgun (Asian Saga, #1)

i Librarian s note An alternate cover edition can be found a href https www goodreads com book show here title here rel nofollow here a i br br A bold English adventurer An invincible Japanese warlord A beautiful woman torn between two ways of life two ways of love All brought together in an extraordinary saga of a time and a place aflame with conflict passion ambition lust and the struggle for power


Tai-Pan (Asian Saga, #2)

An Alternate Cover of this edition can be found a href https www goodreads com book show tai pan rel nofollow here a br br Set in the turbulent days of the founding of Hong Kong in the s Tai Pan is the story of Dirk Struan the ruler the Tai Pan of the most powerful trading company in the Far East He is also a pirate an opium smuggler and a master manipulator of men This is the story of his fight to establish himself and his dynasty as the undisputed masters of the Orient


King Rat (Asian Saga, #4)

The time is World War II The place is a brutal prison camp deep in Japanese occupied territory Here within the seething mass of humanity one man an American corporal seeks dominance over both captives and captors alike His weapons are human courage unblinking understanding of human weaknesses and total willingness to exploit every opportunity to enlarge his power and corrupt or destroy anyone who stands in his path


Noble House (Asian Saga, #5)

i Librarian s Note An alternate cover for this ISBN can be found a href https www goodreads com book show noble house rel nofollow here a i br br The tai pan Ian Dunross struggles to rescue Struan s from the precarious financial position left by his predecessor To do this he seeks partnership with an American millionaire while trying to ward off his arch rival Quillan Gornt who seeks to destroy Struan s once and for all Meanwhile Chinese communists Taiwanese nationalists and Soviet spies illegally vie for influence in Hong Kong while the British government seeks to prevent this And nobody it seems can get anything done without enlisting the aid of Hong Kong s criminal underworld Other obstacles include water shortages landslides bank runs and stock market crashes br br Nov Dell jumbo mass market paperback st printing James Clavell


China Rich Girlfriend (Crazy Rich Asians #2)

Kevin Kwan bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians is back with a wickedly funny new novel of social climbing secret e mails art world scandal lovesick billionaires and the outrageous story of what happens when Rachel Chu engaged to marry Asia s most eligible bachelor discovers her birthfather br br On the eve of her wedding to Nicholas Young heir to one of the greatest fortunes in Asia Rachel should be over the moon She has a flawless Asscher cut diamond from JAR a wedding dress she loves more than anything found in the salons of Paris and a fianc willing to sacrifice his entire inheritance in order to marry her But Rachel still mourns the fact that her birthfather a man she never knew won t be able to walk her down the aisle Until a shocking revelation draws Rachel into a world of Shanghai splendor beyond anything she has ever imagined Here we meet Carlton a Ferrari crashing bad boy known for Prince Harry like antics Colette a celebrity girlfriend chased by fevered paparazzi and the man Rachel has spent her entire life waiting to meet her father Meanwhile Singapore s It Girl Astrid Leong is shocked to discover that there is a downside to having a newly minted tech billionaire husband A romp through Asia s most exclusive clubs auction houses and estates China Rich Girlfriend brings us into the elite circles of Mainland China introducing a captivating cast of characters and offering an inside glimpse at what it s like to be gloriously crazily China rich


Rich People Problems (Crazy Rich Asians, #3)

When Nicholas Young hears that his grandmother Su Yi is on her deathbed he rushes to be by her bedside but he s not alone It seems the entire Shang Young clan has convened from all corners of the globe ostensibly to care for their matriarch but truly to stake claim on the massive fortune that Su Yi controls br br With each family member secretly fantasizing about getting the keys to Tyersall Park a trophy estate on prime acres in the heart of Singapore the place becomes a hotbed of intrigue and Nicholas finds himself blocked from entering the premises br br As relatives claw over heirlooms Astrid Leong is at the center of her own storm desperately in love with her old sweetheart Charlie Wu but tormented by his ex wife a woman hell bent on destroying Astrid s reputation and relationship Meanwhile Kitty Pong married to billionaire Jack Bing finds a formidable opponent in his fashionista daughter Colette


How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia

From the internationally bestselling author of i The Reluctant Fundamentalist i the boldly imagined tale of a poor boy s quest for wealth and love br br His first two novels established Mohsin Hamid as a radically inventive storyteller with his finger on the world s pulse i How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia i meets that reputation and exceeds it the astonishing and riveting tale of a man s journey from impoverished rural boy to corporate tycoon it steals its shape from the business self help books devoured by ambitious youths all over rising Asia It follows its nameless hero to the sprawling metropolis where he begins to amass an empire built on that most fluid and increasingly scarce of goods water Yet his heart remains set on something else on the pretty girl whose star rises along with his their paths crossing and recrossing a lifelong affair sparked and snuffed and sparked again by the forces that careen their fates along br br i How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia i is a striking slice of contemporary life at a time of crushing upheaval Romantic without being sentimental political without being didactic and spiritual without being religious it brings an unflinching gaze to the violence and hopes it depicts And it creates two unforgettable characters who find moments of transcendent intimacy in the midst of shattering change


Gai-Jin (Asian Saga, #3)

i br i The heir to the magnificent English trading company the Noble House the direct i i descendant of the first Toranaga Shogun battling to usher his country into the modern i i age a beautiful young French woman forever torn between ambition and desire i i Their lives intertwine in an exotic land newly open to foreigners i gai jin i torn apart by greed idealism and terrorism Their passions mingle with monarchs and diplomats assassins courtesans and spies Their fates collide in James Clavell s latest masterpiece set in nineteenth century Japan an unforgettable epic seething with betrayal and secrets brutality and heroism love and forbidden passions br i br i


Whirlwind (Asian Saga, #6)

Presents the story of three weeks in Tehran in February three weeks of fanaticism passion self sacrifice and heartbreak Caught between the revolutionaries and the forces of international intrigue is a team of professional pilots They are ordered to flee to safety with their helicopters


Sun Zi Art of War: An Illustrated Translation with Asian Perspectives and Insights

Over the years there has been great interest in the works of Sun Zi His treatise i a href https www goodreads com book show The Art of War title The Art of War rel nofollow The Art of War a i has received great attention both in the military war room and the corporate boardroom Even in the war against Iraq one could easily detect strategies that were inspired by this work While many people have quoted from and analyzed the i Art of War i there are very few translated books that accurately capture the tremendous wisdom embedded in the treatise This book hopes to address the shortfalls of previous translated works and is different in several major dimensions br br First the original classical Chinese text is included for authenticity of translation br Second hanyu pinyin is used to help readers understand the Chinese characters br Third difficult Chinese words are explained and illustrated to help readers appreciate the intricacy and beauty of the Chinese language br Fourth extensive cross referencing has been used so that Sun Zi s philosophy can be better understood br Finally generous examples are used to illustrate the various concepts and principles br br The aim of this book is to let the reader gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of Sun Zi s i Art of War i and inspire him her to apply the principles in numerous areas including the realms of business and management


The Great Game: The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia

Hopkirk s spellbinding account of the great imperial struggle for supremacy in Central Asia has been hailed as essential reading with that era s legacy playing itself out today The Great Game between Victorian Britain amp Tsarist Russia was fought across desolate terrain from the Caucasus to China over the lonely passes of the Parmirs amp Karakorams in the blazing Kerman amp Helmund deserts amp thru the caravan towns of the old Silk Road both powers scrambling to control access to the riches of India amp the East When play first began the frontiers of Russia amp British India lay miles apart by the end this distance had shrunk to miles at some points Now in the vacuum left by the disintegration of the USSR there s once again talk of Russian soldiers dipping their toes in the Indian Ocean br The Washington Post has said that every story Peter Hopkirk touches is totally engrossing In this gripping narrative he recounts a breathtaking tale of espionage amp treachery thru the actual experiences of its colorful characters Based on meticulous scholarship amp on the spot research this is the history at the core of today s geopolitics


In Asia

Tiziano Terzani e l Asia una storia lunga una vita Ma Terzani a raccontarci l Asia o l Asia a raccontarci Terzani Difficile dirlo tanto forte il legame che quest uomo ha stretto con il pi misterioso e contraddittorio dei continenti Leggendo questo libro che nell avvincente variet delle sue pagine si offre come autobiografia e reportage cronaca di costume e racconto d avventura ci si trova a rivivere gli eventi che hanno segnato la storia asiatica degli ultimi trent anni a ripensare ai grandi ideali che l hanno formata e ai protagonisti delle sue svolte a dare uno sguardo al suo futuro E al tempo stesso Terzani ci invita a prestare ascolto all altra voce quella dell Oriente vero vissuto nella sua quotidianit in mezzo alle donne e agli uomini alle difficolt ai contrasti ai riti alle curiosit ai mille volti del continente che pi degli altri sembra destinato a influenzare il nuovo millenio


Freeing Asia (Breaking Free, #1)

How does a tomboy raised in a house full of men find the sensual woman inside of her Growing up with a widowed retired Marine as a father and two older brothers taught Asia to be tough But how does she stop being one of the guys and learn to find the right one br br Finding herself won t be easy finding love will be even harder br br Meeting Jay opens Asia s eyes to the possibility of love and unbelievable sex but can his country club world accept the woman more comfortable in torn jeans and flip flops Or will she find the love she yearns for in the tattooed arms of her first love a pro skater who has come back into her life br br With the possibility of new love or closure from a painful first love finding her path is riddled with uncertainty and discoveries but before she can follow her heart she must first set it free br br Not recommended for younger readers due to sexual content recreational use of marijuana and language


No-No Boy (Classics of Asian American Literature)

John Okada was born in Seattle Washington in He attended the University of Washington and Columbia University He served in the US Army in World War II wrote one novel and died of a heart attack at the age of John Okada died in obscurity believing that Asian America had rejected his work br br In this work Okada gives the perspective of a no no boy a Japanese American man who would neither denounce his Japanese heritage nor fight for the U S Army during WWII This novel takes place after the main character spent two years in a Japanese internment camp and two years in prison after saying no when asked to join the U S Army Okada s novel No No Boy shows the internal and external struggles fought by Japanese Americans in that time period be they no no boys or not


Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia

Shrouding themselves and their aims in deepest secrecy the leaders of the Taliban movement control Afghanistan with an inflexible crushing fundamentalism The most extreme and radical of all Islamic organizations the Taliban inspires fascination controversy and especially fear in both the Muslim world and the West Correspondent Ahmed Rashid brings the shadowy world of the Taliban into sharp focus in this enormously interesting and revealing book It is the only authoritative account of the Taliban and modern day Afghanistan available to English language readers br p br Based on his experiences as a journalist covering the civil war in Afghanistan for twenty years traveling and living with the Taliban and interviewing most of the Taliban leaders since their emergence to power in Rashid offers unparalleled firsthand information He explains how the growth of Taliban power has already created severe instability in Russia Iran Pakistan and five Central Asian republics He describes the Taliban s role as a major player in a new Great Game a competition among Western countries and companies to build oil and gas pipelines from Central Asia to Western and Asian markets The author also discusses the controversial changes in American attitudes toward the Taliban from early support to recent bombings of Osama Bin Laden s hideaway and other Taliban protected terrorist bases and how they have influenced the stability of the region p


The Lost Heart of Asia

A land of enormous proportions countless secrets and incredible history Central Asia the heart of the great Mongol empire of Tamerlane site of the legendary Silk Route and scene of Stalin s cruelest deportations is a remote and fascinating region Since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the emergence of newly independent republics Central Asia containing the magical cities of Bukhara and Samarkand and terrain as diverse as the Kazakh steppes the Karakum desert and the Pamir mountains has been in a constant state of transition em The Lost Heart of Asia em takes readers into the very heart of this little visited yet increasingly important region delivering a rare and moving portrayal of a world in the midst of change


Healing With Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition

No description available


How Asia Works: Success and Failure in the World's Most Dynamic Region

In the s and s many in the West came to believe in the myth of an East Asian economic miracle Japan was going to dominate then China Countries were called tigers or mini dragons and were seen as not just development prodigies but as a unified bloc culturally and economically similar and inexorably on the rise br br Joe Studwell has spent two decades as a reporter in the region and The i Financial Times i said he should be named chief myth buster for Asian business In i How Asia Works i Studwell distills his extensive research into the economies of nine countries Japan South Korea Taiwan Indonesia Malaysia Thailand the Philippines Vietnam and China into an accessible readable narrative that debunks Western misconceptions shows what really happened in Asia and why and for once makes clear why some countries have boomed while others have languished br br Studwell s in depth analysis focuses on three main areas land policy manufacturing and finance Land reform has been essential to the success of Asian economies giving a kick start to development by utilizing a large workforce and providing capital for growth With manufacturing industrial development alone is not sufficient Studwell argues Instead countries need export discipline a government that forces companies to compete on the global scale And in finance effective regulation is essential for fostering and sustaining growth To explore all of these subjects Studwell journeys far and wide drawing on fascinating examples from a Philippine sugar baron s stifling of reform to the explosive growth at a Korean steel mill br br Thoroughly researched and impressive in scope i How Asia Works i is essential reading for anyone interested in the development of these dynamic countries a region that will shape the future of the world br


Everything Asian

David King was twelve years old when he moved from Korea to New Jersey In loosely connected tales we follow David as he adapts to his new country br br You re twelve years old A month has passed since your Korean Air flight landed at lovely Newark Airport Your fifteen year old sister is miserable Your mother isn t exactly happy either You re seeing your father for the first time in five years and although he s nice enough he might be well how can you put this delicately a loser br br You can t speak English but that doesn t stop you from working at East Meets West your father s gift shop in a strip mall where everything is new br br Welcome to the wonderful world of David Kim


Winter

Quando la nonna viene costretta in uno stato di semincoscienza in ospedale la diciassettenne Winter che ha perso i genitori in un misterioso incidente viene trasferita in uno sperduto villaggio scozzese Dal momento del suo arrivo sar un susseguirsi di eventi inaspettati un attrazione fatale il coinvolgimento in un Club inquietante e soprattutto la scoperta di un segreto che affonda le sue radici nel sangue


The Geography of Thought: How Asians and Westerners Think Differently... and Why

A landmark book Robert J Sternberg president of the American Psychological Association by one of the world s preeminent psychologists that proves human behavior is not hard wired but a function of culture br br Everyone knows that while different cultures think about the world differently they use the same equipment for doing their thinking But what if everyone is wrong br br i The Geography of Thought i documents Richard Nisbett s groundbreaking international research in cultural psychology and shows that people actually think about and even see the world differently because of differing ecologies social structures philosophies and educational systems that date back to ancient Greece and China As a result East Asian thought is holistic drawn to the perceptual field as a whole and to relations among objects and events within that field By contrast Westerners focus on salient objects or people use attributes to assign them to categories and apply rules of formal logic to understand their behavior br br From feng shui to metaphysics from comparative linguistics to economic history a gulf separates the children of Aristotle from the descendants of Confucius At a moment in history when the need for cross cultural understanding and collaboration have never been more important i The Geography of Thought i offers both a map to that gulf and a blueprint for a bridge that will span it


150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids: The Very Best and Easiest Playtime Activities from FunAtHomeWithKids.com!

Bring back playtime all the time br br Dive into a Bubbling Swamp World Drum on an Outdoor Sound Wall Explore the gooeyness of Glowing Slime br br With the one of a kind projects in i Screen Free Activities for Kids i your family will rediscover the spirit of imaginative play These fun activities help develop your child s creativity and skills all without a screen in sight Featuring step by step instructions and beautiful photographs each budget friendly project will keep your child entertained engaged and learning all day long Best of all no one will complain about turning off the TV or computer with such entertaining activities as br Natural Dye Fingerpaints br Taste Safe Gluten Free Playdough br Erupting Volcano Dinosaur World br Fizzy Rainbow Slush br Taste Safe Glow Water br Complete with dozens of exercises for babies toddlers and school aged children i Screen Free Activities for Kids i will help your family step away from your devices and step into endless afternoons of playtime fun


From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia

The Victorian period viewed in the West as a time of self confident progress was experienced by Asians as a catastrophe As the British gunned down the last heirs to the Mughal Empire burned down the Summer Palace in Beijing or humiliated the bankrupt rulers of the Ottoman Empire it was clear that for Asia to recover a vast intellectual effort would be required br br Pankaj Mishra s fascinating highly entertaining new book tells the story of a remarkable group of men from across the continent who met the challenge of the West Incessantly travelling questioning and agonising they both hated the West and recognised that an Asian renaissance needed to be fuelled in part by engagement with the enemy Through many setbacks and wrong turns a powerful contradictory and ultimately unstoppable series of ideas were created that now lie behind everything from the Chinese Communist Party to Al Qaeda from Indian nationalism to the Muslim Brotherhood br br Mishra allows the reader to see the events of two centuries anew through the eyes of the journalists poets radicals and charismatics who criss crossed Europe and Asia and created the ideas which lie behind the powerful Asian nations of the twenty first century


The Light of Asia

The only epic poem about the life of the Buddha to be written by a nineteenth century Englishman


Asian Godfathers

Few groups are more secretive than the Asian godfathers the tiny group of obscenely wealthy businessmen who control the economic fates of Singapore Malaysia Thailand Indonesia Hong Kong and the Philippines Mysterious shrewd and ruthless these tycoons represented eight of the twenty five wealthiest people on the planet in the s and they continue to command multibillion dollar personal fortunes controlling everything from banking and real estate to shipping and gambling yet their names would not be familiar to regular readers of The Wall Street Journal Who are they and how do they do it That is the question Joe Studwell author of the acclaimed book The China Dream answers in this incisive behind the scenes exploration of the outsize figures behind the veil Studwell has spent fifteen years as a reporter in the region and uses his unprecedented access to debunk one myth after another while simultaneously painting intimate and revealing portraits of the godfathers who they really are and how they make build and maintain their fortunes He also examines the political and economic environments in which the godfathers operate which are remarkably similar to the ones exploited by turn of the century American tycoons Studwell also explains how the region s political choices and not the godfathers will determine if Southeast Asian countries move toward first world status or continue to circle Latin American like in the purgatory of underdevelopment Asian Godfathers is an explosive book that lifts the curtain on a world of staggering secrecy and hypocrisy and reveals for the first time who the leaders of one of the world s most important and tumultuous marketsreally are how they got to the top and how they keep themselves there


The China Mirage: The Hidden History of American Disaster in Asia

strong From the bestselling author of em Flags of our Fathers em em Flyboys em and em The Imperial Cruise em a spellbinding history of turbulent U S China relations from the th century to World War II and Mao s ascent br strong br In each of his books James Bradley has exposed the hidden truths behind America s engagement in Asia Now comes his most engrossing work yet Beginning in the s Bradley introduces us to the prominent Americans who made their fortunes in the China opium trade As they good Christians all profitably addicted millions American missionaries arrived promising salvation for those who adopted Western ways br br And that was just the beginning br br From drug dealer Warren Delano to his grandson Franklin Delano Roosevelt from the port of Hong Kong to the towers of Princeton University from the era of Appomattox to the age of the A Bomb THE CHINA MIRAGE explores a difficult century that defines U S Chinese relations to this day br br


My Besties: The Come Up

No description available


Blasphemy: the true, heartbreaking story of the woman sentenced to death over a cup of water

Punjab Pakistan June The temperature is and Asia has been out picking fruit for several hours It s exhausting sweaty work but Asia and her husband have five children to feed At midday she goes to the nearest well picks up a cup and takes a long drink of cool water She refills the cup drinks some more and then offers it to another woman Suddenly one of her fellow workers cries out that the water belongs to the Muslim women and that with her actions Asia who is Christian has contaminated it An argument ignites and in an instant with one word Asia s fate is sealed Blasphemy someone shouts In Pakistan this is a charge punishable by death First attacked by a mob Asia was soon after thrown into prison and then sentenced to be hanged Since then she has been kept in a windowless cell Her family have had to flee their village under threat from vengeful extremists In the wave of accusation that followed only two public figures came to Asia s defence the Muslim governor of the Punjab and Pakistan s Christian Minister for Minorities Both have since been brutally murdered Here in equal measures shocking and inspiring Asia Bibi who has become a symbol for everyone concerned with ending the violence committed in the name of religion bravely speaks to us from her prison cell


Marketing Management: A South Asian Perspective

The South Asian edition of Marketing Management remains the bestselling textbook in the field because it continues to reflect the latest changes in marketing theory and practice Retaining the original frameworks and concepts so vital to the book this edition presents a contextually relevant text for students of the subcontinent by incorporating South Asian case studies and examples


Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians #1)

i Crazy Rich Asians i is the outrageously funny debut novel about three super rich pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip backbiting and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC American born Chinese girlfriend to the wedding of the season br When Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend Nicholas Young she envisions a humble family home long drives to explore the island and quality time with the man she might one day marry What she doesn t know is that Nick s family home happens to look like a palace that she ll ride in more private planes than cars and that with one of Asia s most eligible bachelors on her arm Rachel might as well have a target on her back Initiated into a world of dynastic splendor beyond imagination Rachel meets Astrid the It Girl of Singapore society Eddie whose family practically lives in the pages of the Hong Kong socialite magazines and Eleanor Nick s formidable mother a woman who has very strong feelings about who her son should and should not marry Uproarious addictive and filled with jaw dropping opulence i Crazy Rich Asians i is an insider s look at the Asian JetSet a perfect depiction of the clash between old money and new money between Overseas Chinese and Mainland Chinese and a fabulous novel about what it means to be young in love and gloriously i crazily i rich


Shōgun (Asian Saga, #1)

i Librarian s note An alternate cover edition can be found a href https www goodreads com book show here title here rel nofollow here a i br br A bold English adventurer An invincible Japanese warlord A beautiful woman torn between two ways of life two ways of love All brought together in an extraordinary saga of a time and a place aflame with conflict passion ambition lust and the struggle for power


Tai-Pan (Asian Saga, #2)

An Alternate Cover of this edition can be found a href https www goodreads com book show tai pan rel nofollow here a br br Set in the turbulent days of the founding of Hong Kong in the s Tai Pan is the story of Dirk Struan the ruler the Tai Pan of the most powerful trading company in the Far East He is also a pirate an opium smuggler and a master manipulator of men This is the story of his fight to establish himself and his dynasty as the undisputed masters of the Orient


King Rat (Asian Saga, #4)

The time is World War II The place is a brutal prison camp deep in Japanese occupied territory Here within the seething mass of humanity one man an American corporal seeks dominance over both captives and captors alike His weapons are human courage unblinking understanding of human weaknesses and total willingness to exploit every opportunity to enlarge his power and corrupt or destroy anyone who stands in his path


Noble House (Asian Saga, #5)

i Librarian s Note An alternate cover for this ISBN can be found a href https www goodreads com book show noble house rel nofollow here a i br br The tai pan Ian Dunross struggles to rescue Struan s from the precarious financial position left by his predecessor To do this he seeks partnership with an American millionaire while trying to ward off his arch rival Quillan Gornt who seeks to destroy Struan s once and for all Meanwhile Chinese communists Taiwanese nationalists and Soviet spies illegally vie for influence in Hong Kong while the British government seeks to prevent this And nobody it seems can get anything done without enlisting the aid of Hong Kong s criminal underworld Other obstacles include water shortages landslides bank runs and stock market crashes br br Nov Dell jumbo mass market paperback st printing James Clavell


China Rich Girlfriend (Crazy Rich Asians #2)

Kevin Kwan bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians is back with a wickedly funny new novel of social climbing secret e mails art world scandal lovesick billionaires and the outrageous story of what happens when Rachel Chu engaged to marry Asia s most eligible bachelor discovers her birthfather br br On the eve of her wedding to Nicholas Young heir to one of the greatest fortunes in Asia Rachel should be over the moon She has a flawless Asscher cut diamond from JAR a wedding dress she loves more than anything found in the salons of Paris and a fianc willing to sacrifice his entire inheritance in order to marry her But Rachel still mourns the fact that her birthfather a man she never knew won t be able to walk her down the aisle Until a shocking revelation draws Rachel into a world of Shanghai splendor beyond anything she has ever imagined Here we meet Carlton a Ferrari crashing bad boy known for Prince Harry like antics Colette a celebrity girlfriend chased by fevered paparazzi and the man Rachel has spent her entire life waiting to meet her father Meanwhile Singapore s It Girl Astrid Leong is shocked to discover that there is a downside to having a newly minted tech billionaire husband A romp through Asia s most exclusive clubs auction houses and estates China Rich Girlfriend brings us into the elite circles of Mainland China introducing a captivating cast of characters and offering an inside glimpse at what it s like to be gloriously crazily China rich


Rich People Problems (Crazy Rich Asians, #3)

When Nicholas Young hears that his grandmother Su Yi is on her deathbed he rushes to be by her bedside but he s not alone It seems the entire Shang Young clan has convened from all corners of the globe ostensibly to care for their matriarch but truly to stake claim on the massive fortune that Su Yi controls br br With each family member secretly fantasizing about getting the keys to Tyersall Park a trophy estate on prime acres in the heart of Singapore the place becomes a hotbed of intrigue and Nicholas finds himself blocked from entering the premises br br As relatives claw over heirlooms Astrid Leong is at the center of her own storm desperately in love with her old sweetheart Charlie Wu but tormented by his ex wife a woman hell bent on destroying Astrid s reputation and relationship Meanwhile Kitty Pong married to billionaire Jack Bing finds a formidable opponent in his fashionista daughter Colette


How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia

From the internationally bestselling author of i The Reluctant Fundamentalist i the boldly imagined tale of a poor boy s quest for wealth and love br br His first two novels established Mohsin Hamid as a radically inventive storyteller with his finger on the world s pulse i How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia i meets that reputation and exceeds it the astonishing and riveting tale of a man s journey from impoverished rural boy to corporate tycoon it steals its shape from the business self help books devoured by ambitious youths all over rising Asia It follows its nameless hero to the sprawling metropolis where he begins to amass an empire built on that most fluid and increasingly scarce of goods water Yet his heart remains set on something else on the pretty girl whose star rises along with his their paths crossing and recrossing a lifelong affair sparked and snuffed and sparked again by the forces that careen their fates along br br i How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia i is a striking slice of contemporary life at a time of crushing upheaval Romantic without being sentimental political without being didactic and spiritual without being religious it brings an unflinching gaze to the violence and hopes it depicts And it creates two unforgettable characters who find moments of transcendent intimacy in the midst of shattering change


Gai-Jin (Asian Saga, #3)

i br i The heir to the magnificent English trading company the Noble House the direct i i descendant of the first Toranaga Shogun battling to usher his country into the modern i i age a beautiful young French woman forever torn between ambition and desire i i Their lives intertwine in an exotic land newly open to foreigners i gai jin i torn apart by greed idealism and terrorism Their passions mingle with monarchs and diplomats assassins courtesans and spies Their fates collide in James Clavell s latest masterpiece set in nineteenth century Japan an unforgettable epic seething with betrayal and secrets brutality and heroism love and forbidden passions br i br i


Whirlwind (Asian Saga, #6)

Presents the story of three weeks in Tehran in February three weeks of fanaticism passion self sacrifice and heartbreak Caught between the revolutionaries and the forces of international intrigue is a team of professional pilots They are ordered to flee to safety with their helicopters


Sun Zi Art of War: An Illustrated Translation with Asian Perspectives and Insights

Over the years there has been great interest in the works of Sun Zi His treatise i a href https www goodreads com book show The Art of War title The Art of War rel nofollow The Art of War a i has received great attention both in the military war room and the corporate boardroom Even in the war against Iraq one could easily detect strategies that were inspired by this work While many people have quoted from and analyzed the i Art of War i there are very few translated books that accurately capture the tremendous wisdom embedded in the treatise This book hopes to address the shortfalls of previous translated works and is different in several major dimensions br br First the original classical Chinese text is included for authenticity of translation br Second hanyu pinyin is used to help readers understand the Chinese characters br Third difficult Chinese words are explained and illustrated to help readers appreciate the intricacy and beauty of the Chinese language br Fourth extensive cross referencing has been used so that Sun Zi s philosophy can be better understood br Finally generous examples are used to illustrate the various concepts and principles br br The aim of this book is to let the reader gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of Sun Zi s i Art of War i and inspire him her to apply the principles in numerous areas including the realms of business and management


The Great Game: The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia

Hopkirk s spellbinding account of the great imperial struggle for supremacy in Central Asia has been hailed as essential reading with that era s legacy playing itself out today The Great Game between Victorian Britain amp Tsarist Russia was fought across desolate terrain from the Caucasus to China over the lonely passes of the Parmirs amp Karakorams in the blazing Kerman amp Helmund deserts amp thru the caravan towns of the old Silk Road both powers scrambling to control access to the riches of India amp the East When play first began the frontiers of Russia amp British India lay miles apart by the end this distance had shrunk to miles at some points Now in the vacuum left by the disintegration of the USSR there s once again talk of Russian soldiers dipping their toes in the Indian Ocean br The Washington Post has said that every story Peter Hopkirk touches is totally engrossing In this gripping narrative he recounts a breathtaking tale of espionage amp treachery thru the actual experiences of its colorful characters Based on meticulous scholarship amp on the spot research this is the history at the core of today s geopolitics


In Asia

Tiziano Terzani e l Asia una storia lunga una vita Ma Terzani a raccontarci l Asia o l Asia a raccontarci Terzani Difficile dirlo tanto forte il legame che quest uomo ha stretto con il pi misterioso e contraddittorio dei continenti Leggendo questo libro che nell avvincente variet delle sue pagine si offre come autobiografia e reportage cronaca di costume e racconto d avventura ci si trova a rivivere gli eventi che hanno segnato la storia asiatica degli ultimi trent anni a ripensare ai grandi ideali che l hanno formata e ai protagonisti delle sue svolte a dare uno sguardo al suo futuro E al tempo stesso Terzani ci invita a prestare ascolto all altra voce quella dell Oriente vero vissuto nella sua quotidianit in mezzo alle donne e agli uomini alle difficolt ai contrasti ai riti alle curiosit ai mille volti del continente che pi degli altri sembra destinato a influenzare il nuovo millenio


Freeing Asia (Breaking Free, #1)

How does a tomboy raised in a house full of men find the sensual woman inside of her Growing up with a widowed retired Marine as a father and two older brothers taught Asia to be tough But how does she stop being one of the guys and learn to find the right one br br Finding herself won t be easy finding love will be even harder br br Meeting Jay opens Asia s eyes to the possibility of love and unbelievable sex but can his country club world accept the woman more comfortable in torn jeans and flip flops Or will she find the love she yearns for in the tattooed arms of her first love a pro skater who has come back into her life br br With the possibility of new love or closure from a painful first love finding her path is riddled with uncertainty and discoveries but before she can follow her heart she must first set it free br br Not recommended for younger readers due to sexual content recreational use of marijuana and language


No-No Boy (Classics of Asian American Literature)

John Okada was born in Seattle Washington in He attended the University of Washington and Columbia University He served in the US Army in World War II wrote one novel and died of a heart attack at the age of John Okada died in obscurity believing that Asian America had rejected his work br br In this work Okada gives the perspective of a no no boy a Japanese American man who would neither denounce his Japanese heritage nor fight for the U S Army during WWII This novel takes place after the main character spent two years in a Japanese internment camp and two years in prison after saying no when asked to join the U S Army Okada s novel No No Boy shows the internal and external struggles fought by Japanese Americans in that time period be they no no boys or not


Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia

Shrouding themselves and their aims in deepest secrecy the leaders of the Taliban movement control Afghanistan with an inflexible crushing fundamentalism The most extreme and radical of all Islamic organizations the Taliban inspires fascination controversy and especially fear in both the Muslim world and the West Correspondent Ahmed Rashid brings the shadowy world of the Taliban into sharp focus in this enormously interesting and revealing book It is the only authoritative account of the Taliban and modern day Afghanistan available to English language readers br p br Based on his experiences as a journalist covering the civil war in Afghanistan for twenty years traveling and living with the Taliban and interviewing most of the Taliban leaders since their emergence to power in Rashid offers unparalleled firsthand information He explains how the growth of Taliban power has already created severe instability in Russia Iran Pakistan and five Central Asian republics He describes the Taliban s role as a major player in a new Great Game a competition among Western countries and companies to build oil and gas pipelines from Central Asia to Western and Asian markets The author also discusses the controversial changes in American attitudes toward the Taliban from early support to recent bombings of Osama Bin Laden s hideaway and other Taliban protected terrorist bases and how they have influenced the stability of the region p


The Lost Heart of Asia

A land of enormous proportions countless secrets and incredible history Central Asia the heart of the great Mongol empire of Tamerlane site of the legendary Silk Route and scene of Stalin s cruelest deportations is a remote and fascinating region Since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the emergence of newly independent republics Central Asia containing the magical cities of Bukhara and Samarkand and terrain as diverse as the Kazakh steppes the Karakum desert and the Pamir mountains has been in a constant state of transition em The Lost Heart of Asia em takes readers into the very heart of this little visited yet increasingly important region delivering a rare and moving portrayal of a world in the midst of change


Healing With Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition

No description available


How Asia Works: Success and Failure in the World's Most Dynamic Region

In the s and s many in the West came to believe in the myth of an East Asian economic miracle Japan was going to dominate then China Countries were called tigers or mini dragons and were seen as not just development prodigies but as a unified bloc culturally and economically similar and inexorably on the rise br br Joe Studwell has spent two decades as a reporter in the region and The i Financial Times i said he should be named chief myth buster for Asian business In i How Asia Works i Studwell distills his extensive research into the economies of nine countries Japan South Korea Taiwan Indonesia Malaysia Thailand the Philippines Vietnam and China into an accessible readable narrative that debunks Western misconceptions shows what really happened in Asia and why and for once makes clear why some countries have boomed while others have languished br br Studwell s in depth analysis focuses on three main areas land policy manufacturing and finance Land reform has been essential to the success of Asian economies giving a kick start to development by utilizing a large workforce and providing capital for growth With manufacturing industrial development alone is not sufficient Studwell argues Instead countries need export discipline a government that forces companies to compete on the global scale And in finance effective regulation is essential for fostering and sustaining growth To explore all of these subjects Studwell journeys far and wide drawing on fascinating examples from a Philippine sugar baron s stifling of reform to the explosive growth at a Korean steel mill br br Thoroughly researched and impressive in scope i How Asia Works i is essential reading for anyone interested in the development of these dynamic countries a region that will shape the future of the world br


Everything Asian

David King was twelve years old when he moved from Korea to New Jersey In loosely connected tales we follow David as he adapts to his new country br br You re twelve years old A month has passed since your Korean Air flight landed at lovely Newark Airport Your fifteen year old sister is miserable Your mother isn t exactly happy either You re seeing your father for the first time in five years and although he s nice enough he might be well how can you put this delicately a loser br br You can t speak English but that doesn t stop you from working at East Meets West your father s gift shop in a strip mall where everything is new br br Welcome to the wonderful world of David Kim


Winter

Quando la nonna viene costretta in uno stato di semincoscienza in ospedale la diciassettenne Winter che ha perso i genitori in un misterioso incidente viene trasferita in uno sperduto villaggio scozzese Dal momento del suo arrivo sar un susseguirsi di eventi inaspettati un attrazione fatale il coinvolgimento in un Club inquietante e soprattutto la scoperta di un segreto che affonda le sue radici nel sangue


The Geography of Thought: How Asians and Westerners Think Differently... and Why

A landmark book Robert J Sternberg president of the American Psychological Association by one of the world s preeminent psychologists that proves human behavior is not hard wired but a function of culture br br Everyone knows that while different cultures think about the world differently they use the same equipment for doing their thinking But what if everyone is wrong br br i The Geography of Thought i documents Richard Nisbett s groundbreaking international research in cultural psychology and shows that people actually think about and even see the world differently because of differing ecologies social structures philosophies and educational systems that date back to ancient Greece and China As a result East Asian thought is holistic drawn to the perceptual field as a whole and to relations among objects and events within that field By contrast Westerners focus on salient objects or people use attributes to assign them to categories and apply rules of formal logic to understand their behavior br br From feng shui to metaphysics from comparative linguistics to economic history a gulf separates the children of Aristotle from the descendants of Confucius At a moment in history when the need for cross cultural understanding and collaboration have never been more important i The Geography of Thought i offers both a map to that gulf and a blueprint for a bridge that will span it


150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids: The Very Best and Easiest Playtime Activities from FunAtHomeWithKids.com!

Bring back playtime all the time br br Dive into a Bubbling Swamp World Drum on an Outdoor Sound Wall Explore the gooeyness of Glowing Slime br br With the one of a kind projects in i Screen Free Activities for Kids i your family will rediscover the spirit of imaginative play These fun activities help develop your child s creativity and skills all without a screen in sight Featuring step by step instructions and beautiful photographs each budget friendly project will keep your child entertained engaged and learning all day long Best of all no one will complain about turning off the TV or computer with such entertaining activities as br Natural Dye Fingerpaints br Taste Safe Gluten Free Playdough br Erupting Volcano Dinosaur World br Fizzy Rainbow Slush br Taste Safe Glow Water br Complete with dozens of exercises for babies toddlers and school aged children i Screen Free Activities for Kids i will help your family step away from your devices and step into endless afternoons of playtime fun


From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia

The Victorian period viewed in the West as a time of self confident progress was experienced by Asians as a catastrophe As the British gunned down the last heirs to the Mughal Empire burned down the Summer Palace in Beijing or humiliated the bankrupt rulers of the Ottoman Empire it was clear that for Asia to recover a vast intellectual effort would be required br br Pankaj Mishra s fascinating highly entertaining new book tells the story of a remarkable group of men from across the continent who met the challenge of the West Incessantly travelling questioning and agonising they both hated the West and recognised that an Asian renaissance needed to be fuelled in part by engagement with the enemy Through many setbacks and wrong turns a powerful contradictory and ultimately unstoppable series of ideas were created that now lie behind everything from the Chinese Communist Party to Al Qaeda from Indian nationalism to the Muslim Brotherhood br br Mishra allows the reader to see the events of two centuries anew through the eyes of the journalists poets radicals and charismatics who criss crossed Europe and Asia and created the ideas which lie behind the powerful Asian nations of the twenty first century


The Light of Asia

The only epic poem about the life of the Buddha to be written by a nineteenth century Englishman


Asian Godfathers

Few groups are more secretive than the Asian godfathers the tiny group of obscenely wealthy businessmen who control the economic fates of Singapore Malaysia Thailand Indonesia Hong Kong and the Philippines Mysterious shrewd and ruthless these tycoons represented eight of the twenty five wealthiest people on the planet in the s and they continue to command multibillion dollar personal fortunes controlling everything from banking and real estate to shipping and gambling yet their names would not be familiar to regular readers of The Wall Street Journal Who are they and how do they do it That is the question Joe Studwell author of the acclaimed book The China Dream answers in this incisive behind the scenes exploration of the outsize figures behind the veil Studwell has spent fifteen years as a reporter in the region and uses his unprecedented access to debunk one myth after another while simultaneously painting intimate and revealing portraits of the godfathers who they really are and how they make build and maintain their fortunes He also examines the political and economic environments in which the godfathers operate which are remarkably similar to the ones exploited by turn of the century American tycoons Studwell also explains how the region s political choices and not the godfathers will determine if Southeast Asian countries move toward first world status or continue to circle Latin American like in the purgatory of underdevelopment Asian Godfathers is an explosive book that lifts the curtain on a world of staggering secrecy and hypocrisy and reveals for the first time who the leaders of one of the world s most important and tumultuous marketsreally are how they got to the top and how they keep themselves there


The China Mirage: The Hidden History of American Disaster in Asia

strong From the bestselling author of em Flags of our Fathers em em Flyboys em and em The Imperial Cruise em a spellbinding history of turbulent U S China relations from the th century to World War II and Mao s ascent br strong br In each of his books James Bradley has exposed the hidden truths behind America s engagement in Asia Now comes his most engrossing work yet Beginning in the s Bradley introduces us to the prominent Americans who made their fortunes in the China opium trade As they good Christians all profitably addicted millions American missionaries arrived promising salvation for those who adopted Western ways br br And that was just the beginning br br From drug dealer Warren Delano to his grandson Franklin Delano Roosevelt from the port of Hong Kong to the towers of Princeton University from the era of Appomattox to the age of the A Bomb THE CHINA MIRAGE explores a difficult century that defines U S Chinese relations to this day br br


My Besties: The Come Up

No description available


Blasphemy: the true, heartbreaking story of the woman sentenced to death over a cup of water

Punjab Pakistan June The temperature is and Asia has been out picking fruit for several hours It s exhausting sweaty work but Asia and her husband have five children to feed At midday she goes to the nearest well picks up a cup and takes a long drink of cool water She refills the cup drinks some more and then offers it to another woman Suddenly one of her fellow workers cries out that the water belongs to the Muslim women and that with her actions Asia who is Christian has contaminated it An argument ignites and in an instant with one word Asia s fate is sealed Blasphemy someone shouts In Pakistan this is a charge punishable by death First attacked by a mob Asia was soon after thrown into prison and then sentenced to be hanged Since then she has been kept in a windowless cell Her family have had to flee their village under threat from vengeful extremists In the wave of accusation that followed only two public figures came to Asia s defence the Muslim governor of the Punjab and Pakistan s Christian Minister for Minorities Both have since been brutally murdered Here in equal measures shocking and inspiring Asia Bibi who has become a symbol for everyone concerned with ending the violence committed in the name of religion bravely speaks to us from her prison cell


Marketing Management: A South Asian Perspective

The South Asian edition of Marketing Management remains the bestselling textbook in the field because it continues to reflect the latest changes in marketing theory and practice Retaining the original frameworks and concepts so vital to the book this edition presents a contextually relevant text for students of the subcontinent by incorporating South Asian case studies and examples