A Guide to Hong Kong, Taiwanese, and Mainland Chinese Cinema
Author: Jeff Yang
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Performing Arts
Looks at the cinematic art of mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan discussing the creativity of Chinese film, and exploring the intertwined traditions of the three regions and their influence on movies.
*Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award* *Shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award* *Shortlisted for the Jhalak Prize* *Shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2018* *A Sunday Times Book of the Year* Xiaolu Guo meets her parents for the first time when she is almost seven. They are strangers to her. When she is born in 1973, her parents hand her over to a childless peasant couple in the mountains. Aged two, and suffering from malnutrition on a diet of yam leaves, they leave Xiaolu with her illiterate grandparents in a fishing village on the East China Sea. Once Upon a Time in the East takes Xiaolu from a run-down shack to film school in a rapidly changing Beijing, navigating the everyday peculiarity of modern China: censorship, underground art, Western boyfriends. In 2002 she leaves Beijing on a scholarship to study in Britain. Now, after a decade in Europe, her tale of East to West resonates with the insight that can only come from someone who is both an outsider and at home. 'This generation's Wild Swans' Daily Telegraph
Recorded on location in the Volta Region in Ghana in 2006-07, these stories are the result of collaboration between Anna Cottrell and Agbotadua Togbi Kumassah. Agbotadua Togbi Kumassah translated the Ewe stories into English and Anna Cottrell has retold them in contemporary English for the wider European market. This edition presents the 24 stories in their original form for the Ghanian market.
A new Once Upon a Time novel that reveals a previously unseen adventure from the hit ABC series! Sixteen-year-old Regina is very different from the Regina known by fans of ABC’s Once Upon a Time. She seeks romance, adventure, and approval. Of course, getting approval from a mother like Cora is next to impossible. For Regina, friendships have always been a rare commodity. Could it be that Regina has finally found a true friend? Or is it too good to be true? As Regina struggles to find her own identity and create her own destiny, she discovers that her fate might just be to become everything she despises.
A new Once Upon a Time novel that reveals a previously unseen adventure from the hit ABC series! Henry and Violet finally have a chance to be alone. Granted, it’s on a school field trip, but with some clever planning and strategic maneuvering, they can orchestrate their own adventure in New York City, a fairy-tale land in its own right. While they search for a treasured item that once belonged to Violet’s father, they are met with obstacles they could never have predicted. What they thought would be a romantic getaway ends up being a true test of their relationship. The journey forces them to face the most pressing question: Are they destined for happily ever after?
WELCOME TO STORYBROOKE For Emma Swan, life has been anything but a fairy tale. She's been alone since she wbe with her one true love, Price Charming, but the Queen was abandoned as a baby-that is, until the night of her twenty-eighth birthday, when Henry, the son she gave p for adoption ten years ago, appears on her doorstep. Henry takes Emma back to his home in Storybrooke, where he insists all the town's residents are actually fairy tale characters, cursed to forget their true identities, and Emma is the only one who can save them... In another world, and another time, Snow White is a bandit on the run, forced into exile by her stepmother, the Evil Queen, Snow will do anything to ill stop at nothing to destroy their happy ending
Once Upon a Time in Jerusalem Tells the Saga of a Palestinian Family Living in Jerusalem During the British Mandate, and Its Fate in the Diaspora Following the Establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. the Story Is Told by Two Voices: a Mother, Who
Author: Sahar Hamouda
Publisher: Garnet Publishing Ltd
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The saga of a Palestinian family living in Jerusalem during the British mandate, and its fate in the diaspora following the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948. The story is told by two voices: a mother, who was a child in Jerusalem in the 1930s, and her daughter, who comments on her mother's narrative. The real hero of the narrative, however, is the family home in Old Jerusalem, which was built in the 15th century and still stands today. This is no idealized, nostalgic narrative of an idyllic past, but a truthful rendition of family life under occupation, in a holy city that was conservative to the extreme. Against a backdrop of violence, much social history is revealed as the family struggled to lead a normal life among enemies. That became impossible in 1948, when the narrator, by then a young girl studying in Beirut, realized she could not go home.--From publisher description.