Download PDF or read online Chinese Cinderella Book by Adeline Yen Mah and published by Laurel Leaf. This book was released on 2001 with total page 550 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The daughter of a wealthy Hong Kong businessman describes her very difficult childhood and the psychological abuse she suffered at the hands of her stepmother.
Download PDF or read online Chinese Cinderella Book by Adeline Yen Mah and published by Laurel Leaf. This book was released on 2009-05-06 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : More than 800,000 copies in print! From the author of critically acclaimed and bestselling memoir Falling Leaves, this is a poignant and moving true account of her childhood, growing up as an unloved daughter in 1940s China. A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots." In her own courageous voice, Adeline Yen Mah returns to her roots to tell the story of her painful childhood and her ultimate triumph in the face of despair. Adeline's affluent, powerful family considers her bad luck after her mother dies giving birth to her, and life does not get any easier when her father remarries. Adeline and her siblings are subjected to the disdain of her stepmother, while her stepbrother and stepsister are spoiled with gifts and attention. Although Adeline wins prizes at school, they are not enough to compensate for what she really yearns for -- the love and understanding of her family. Like the classic Cinderella story, this powerful memoir is a moving story of resilience and hope. Includes an Author's Note, a 6-page photo insert, a historical note, and the Chinese text of the original Chinese Cinderella. A PW BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AN ALA-YALSA BEST BOOK FOR YOUNG ADULTS “One of the most inspiring books I have ever read.” –The Guardian
Download PDF or read online Chinese Cinderella Book by Adeline Yen Mah and published by Turtleback Books. This book was released on 2010-09 with total page 205 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The daughter of a wealthy Hong Kong businessman describes her very difficult childhood and the psychological abuse she suffered at the hands of her stepmother.
Download PDF or read online Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society Book by Adeline Yen Mah and published by ePenguin. This book was released on 2004-08-05 with total page 310 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : During her lonely childhood in Shanghai, Adeline Yen Mah wrote adventure stories to escape from her terrible step-mother and cruel siblings. The characters she created often became more real to her than her own family. In Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society, Adeline tells the story of Chinese Cinderella, a young girl who, after being thrown out of her home, has no choice but to go out and seek her own destiny. Soon she meets up with a group of children, all orphaned but each from a different background, who live with an old lady called Grandma Wu. Chinese Cinderella, or CC for short, decides her future after consulting an ancient book which helps to show her the way forward. And her choice takes her on a mission to save the lives of others. Based on a true-life incident during World War II. CC and the others bravely rescue a group of American pilots whose plane crashed after a bombing raid on Japan. Although her father is looking for her, CC knows that she can never go back to live with her cruel stepmother, and now there is no turning back.
Download PDF or read online Falling Leaves Return to Their Roots Book by Adeline Yen Mah and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 1998-03-05 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The True Story of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter The story of an unwanted Chinese daughter growing up during the Communist Revolution, blamed for her mother's death, ignored by her millionaire father and unwanted by her Eurasian step mother. A story of greed, hatred and jealousy; a domestic drama is played against the extraordinary political events in China and Hong Kong. Written with the emotional force of a novel but with a vividness drawn from a personal and political background, Falling Leaves has been an enduring bestseller all over the world.
Download PDF or read online British Asian Fiction Book by Neil Murphy and published by Cambria Press. This book was released on 2008 with total page 418 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : In this outstanding collection of essays, editors Neil Murphy and Wai-chew Sim seek not so much to demarcate the field of British Asian fiction, but to offer due acknowledgment of the artistic merit of the works of selected authors and simultaneously register their cultural significance. This volume demonstrates in situ the virtues of commentary that engages in a substantial manner with formal and aesthetic considerations, even as it implicates the discourses of alterity that dominate contemporary cultural criticism. Additionally, the essays delineate the complex subject positions explored by authors and texts, and focus on the way writers negotiate the exigencies of their location within and between different social formations. If it is the case that British literature can no longer be discussed in monocultural terms because of the impact of the writers under consideration, it is also the case that the diverse trans-cultural positions they explore are often less specified than proclaimed. Addressing difference, commensurability, and form-related notions of truth-content, these essays enlarge our understanding of the range of British (and affiliated) identities, as well as the cultural contexts from which they arose. Working as academics and critics from Singapore, a useful vantage point, Murphy and Sim have extended the parameters of British Asian to include, not just writers from South Asia as is traditionally the case, but writers whose parents, or who themselves, have migrated to Britain from other regions of Asia, for example, Japan, Hong Kong, and Malaysia. This initiative has made it possible for professors Murphy and Sim to bring together, first, an interestingly varied group of authors, among them those who came to prominence in the 1980s Salman Rushdie, Timothy Mo, Kazuo Ishiguro as well as their younger contemporaries Meera Syal, Romesh Gunesekera, Monica Ali, Hari Kunzru, Ooi Yang-May; and, second, a broad and diverse range of novels that span Timothy Mo s Sour Sweet (1982) and Tariq Ali s A Sultan in Palermo (2005), the fourth volume in his Islam quintet."
Download PDF or read online Chinese Cinderella Book by Adeline Yen Mah and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2009-08-06 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Following a fall in the Shanghai market, Chinese Cinderella is whisked away to Grandma Wu�s house to recover. As she lapses in and out of consciousness, she is haunted by vivid dreams that seem strange � yet somehow familiar � to her. A tale of slavery and friendship, wealth, poverty and an arranged marriage begins, as Chinese Cinderella recalls a life lived centuries before. But is it real, or all in her imagination . . .
Download PDF or read online Encyclopedia of the Literature of Empire Book by Mary Ellen Snodgrass and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2010 with total page 481 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Examines the world's greatest literature about empires and imperialism, including more than 200 entries on writers, classic works, themes, and concepts.
Download PDF or read online Cultivating Visionary Leadership by Learning for Global Success Book by Don Pardlow and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2015-09-04 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This anthology explores theories and pedagogical practices that seek to graduate global leaders who are culturally astute, intellectually alert, technologically creative and innovative, and ethically sound. In Part I, the contributors examine the tasks of helping students develop a voice, an identity, and a sense of mission in their writing. Part II explores the teaching of literacies in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM); literacies necessary for creating competitive visionary leaders in the marketplace. Part III showcases methods of instruction that teachers draw from histories, literature, social sciences, and American cultures in particular and global cultures in general. In Part IV, the contributors offer teaching strategies not only in critical-thinking skills, but also in imaginative, creative-thinking skills to prepare visionary leaders to create solutions and products to meet the needs of the world’s population and marketplaces.
Download PDF or read online Literary Fantasy in Contemporary Chinese Diasporic Women's Literature Book by Fang Tang and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2019-12-15 with total page 205 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This book explores the use of literary fantasy in the construction of identity and ‘home’ in contemporary diasporic Chinese women’s literature. It argues that the use of fantasy acts as a way of undermining the power of patriarchy and unsettling fixed notions of home. The idea of home explored in this book relates to complicated struggles to gain a sense of belonging, as experienced by marginalized subjects in constructing their diasporic identities — which can best be understood as unstable, shifting, and shaped by historical conditions and power relations. Fantasy is seen to operate in the corpus of this book as a literary mode, as defined by Rosemary Jackson. Literary fantasy offers a way to rework ancient myths, fairy tales, ghost stories and legends; it also subverts conventional narratives and challenges the power of patriarchy and other dominant ideologies. Through a critical reading of four diasporic Chinese women authors, namely, Maxine Hong Kingston, Adeline Yen Mah, Ying Chen and Larissa Lai, this book aims to offer critical insights into how their works re-imagine a ‘home’ through literary fantasy which leads beyond nationalist and Orientalist stereotypes; and how essentialist conceptions of diasporic culture are challenged by global geopolitics and cultural interactions.
Download PDF or read online Bridging the Gap Book by Lesley Roessing and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2014-07-30 with total page 164 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Lesley Roessing’s book, Bridging the Gap: Reading Critically and Writing Meaningfully to Get to the Core, argues that memoir, or creative nonfiction, can help students bridge narrative structure and nonfiction writing in order to meet Common Core standards. The text includes information and resources on implementation for teachers.
Download PDF or read online Arts Integration in Diverse K–5 Classrooms Book by Liane Brouillette and published by Teachers College Press. This book was released on 2019-07-12 with total page 161 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Partnerships are now pervasive in global education and development, but are they creating equitable, cooperative, and positive relationships? Through case studies of prominent multistakeholder partnerships—including the Education Cannot Wait Fund and Global Partnership for Education—as well as a comprehensive analysis of the global education network, this book exposes clear power imbalances that persist in the international aid environment. The author reveals how actors and organizations from high-income countries continue to wield disproportionate influence, while the private sector holds a growing degree of authority in public policy circles. In light of such evidence, this book questions if partnerships truly ameliorate power asymmetries, or if they instead reproduce the precise inequities they are meant to eliminate. “This text offers a thoughtful look into both theoretical and practical issues surrounding arts integration as a viable strategy for increasing students’ achievement and access to higher education and career pathways. It is especially timely in the context of a widespread focus on equity and inclusion as teachers are facing more diversity in the classroom than ever before.” —Kristen Greer-Paglia, CEO, P.S. ARTS “This book, offering a rich buffet of art-based activities grounded in critical ideas about teaching and learning, includes topics as oral language development, visual thinking strategies, making meaning of narrative and informational texts, and expression through narrative and informational writing. An excellent guide to teachers aspiring to integrate the arts into their curriculum, it is both a delightful and useful read!” —Liora Bresler, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
Download PDF or read online Re-Orienting the Fairy Tale Book by Mayako Murai and published by Wayne State University Press. This book was released on 2020-08-25 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : New approaches to decenter Eurocentric perspectives in fairy tales and lift up storytelling cultures across the globe.
Download PDF or read online Last Boat Out of Shanghai Book by Helen Zia and published by Ballantine Books. This book was released on 2019-01-22 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The dramatic real life stories of four young people caught up in the mass exodus of Shanghai in the wake of China’s 1949 Communist revolution—a heartrending precursor to the struggles faced by emigrants today. “A true page-turner . . . [Helen] Zia has proven once again that history is something that happens to real people.”—New York Times bestselling author Lisa See NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR AND THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR • FINALIST FOR THE PEN/JACQUELINE BOGRAD WELD AWARD FOR BIOGRAPHY Shanghai has historically been China’s jewel, its richest, most modern and westernized city. The bustling metropolis was home to sophisticated intellectuals, entrepreneurs, and a thriving middle class when Mao’s proletarian revolution emerged victorious from the long civil war. Terrified of the horrors the Communists would wreak upon their lives, citizens of Shanghai who could afford to fled in every direction. Seventy years later, members of the last generation to fully recall this massive exodus have revealed their stories to Chinese American journalist Helen Zia, who interviewed hundreds of exiles about their journey through one of the most tumultuous events of the twentieth century. From these moving accounts, Zia weaves together the stories of four young Shanghai residents who wrestled with the decision to abandon everything for an uncertain life as refugees in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the United States. Benny, who as a teenager became the unwilling heir to his father’s dark wartime legacy, must decide either to escape to Hong Kong or navigate the intricacies of a newly Communist China. The resolute Annuo, forced to flee her home with her father, a defeated Nationalist official, becomes an unwelcome exile in Taiwan. The financially strapped Ho fights deportation from the U.S. in order to continue his studies while his family struggles at home. And Bing, given away by her poor parents, faces the prospect of a new life among strangers in America. The lives of these men and women are marvelously portrayed, revealing the dignity and triumph of personal survival. Herself the daughter of immigrants from China, Zia is uniquely equipped to explain how crises like the Shanghai transition affect children and their families, students and their futures, and, ultimately, the way we see ourselves and those around us. Last Boat Out of Shanghai brings a poignant personal angle to the experiences of refugees then and, by extension, today. “Zia’s portraits are compassionate and heartbreaking, and they are, ultimately, the universal story of many families who leave their homeland as refugees and find less-than-welcoming circumstances on the other side.”—Amy Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club
Download PDF or read online The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature [3 volumes] Book by Guiyou Huang and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2008-12-30 with total page 1256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Asian American literature dates back to the close of the 19th century, and during the years following World War II it significantly expanded in volume and diversity. Monumental in scope, this encyclopedia surveys Asian American literature from its origins through 2007. Included are more than 270 alphabetically arranged entries on writers, major works, significant historical events, and important terms and concepts. Thus the encyclopedia gives special attention to the historical, social, cultural, and legal contexts surrounding Asian American literature and central to the Asian American experience. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and cites works for further reading, and the encyclopedia closes with a selected, general bibliography of essential print and electronic resources. While literature students will value this encyclopedia as a guide to writings by Asian Americans, the encyclopedia also supports the social studies curriculum by helping students use literature to learn about Asian American history and culture, as it pertains to writers from a host of Asian ethnic and cultural backgrounds, including Afghans, Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Filipinos, Iranians, Indians, Vietnamese, Hawaiians, and other Asian Pacific Islanders. The encyclopedia supports the literature curriculum by helping students learn more about Asian American literature. In addition, it supports the social studies curriculum by helping students learn about the Asian American historical and cultural experience.
Download PDF or read online Write Your Own Autobiography Book by Natalie M. Rosinsky and published by Capstone. This book was released on 2008 with total page 34 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Explains how to write an autobiography, discussing such elements as setting, character, point of view, and plot, and contains examples from successful books and profiles of notable authors.
Download PDF or read online Language Arts in Asia Book by Christina DeCoursey and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2012-01-17 with total page 445 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This volume is the first of a series contributing to the academic study of Language Arts, as an English-language teaching paradigm. Language Arts has been widely used in native English-speaking countries including Australia and New Zealand. Its recent adoption into the second-language teaching curriculum in Hong Kong, as well as similar initiatives within secondary and tertiary education in mainland China, enhances its interest to scholars studying second-language teaching and learning in Asian contexts. This book offers many papers and discussions of interest to teachers, language professionals, scholars and administrators. Its chapters explore current topics in Language Arts research including trends in the rapprochment of stylistics and linguistics, teaching approaches and learning outcomes. At the same time, they offer diverse theoretical and methodological aproaches, of interest to the practitioner and policy-maker as well as the researcher. The value of this volume lies particularly in strengthening the theoretical and methodological foundations of Language Arts. The use of literature and the arts in humanist education has a long history within Europe, being traditionally appreciated for its ability to transform leaders, instill finer sensibilities and question social ills. In its postcolonial incarnations, as the traditional subject areas were informed by critical and linguistic theories, language arts subject areas were less often used, as they were understood to offer opportunities to analyse their functions as apology for leaders, coopting the young, and pacifying dissent but less often used to teach second language skills. Language Arts curricula arising since the 1980s have increasingly embraced authentic voices, styles and genres. Contemporary Language Arts curricula use literature to teach reading-based and communication skills, in conjunction with critical and creative thinking. The movement of English-language education beyond native English shores has placed Language Arts into a World Englishes frame, and therefore its curricula have included the teaching ethics, civics and intercultural sensitivity. The explosion of media and digital communications of the 1990s led to the adoption of media literacy as a crucial Language Arts skill. As digital innovations continue to impact the teaching of English, Language Arts has adopted multiliteracies. These developments are represented in the papers included in this volume.