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217 Results
Mao l'histoire inconnue —Chang, Jung, 1952-
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2008

"Mao Tsé-toung, qui pendant vingt-sept ans détint un pouvoir absolu sur un quart de la population du globe, fut responsable de la mort d'au moins soixante-dix millions de personnes en temps de paix, plus que tout autre...

Les enfants de Yenan —Bernard, Suzanne.
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2011

Tout ce que raconte ce livre est vrai. Voici la grande aventure de trois cents enfants de l'école de Yenan forcés d'évacuer la ville en Novembre 1946, pendant la révolution chinoise. Sous le feu de l'ennemi, la "gran...

My name is number 4 a true story —Ye, Ting-xing, 1952-
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2007

After the death of both her parents, Ting-xing and her four siblings endured the brutality of Red Guard attacks on their schools and even their house as they struggled against poverty and hunger. Then at sixteen, she was...

Le roman de Pékin —Brizay, Bernard, 1941-
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2009

Pour les Chinois, comme pour les Occidentaux, jamais capitale n'a autant mérité le statut de ville mythique. Résidence du Fils du Ciel, capitale administrative, culturelle et religieuse du plus vieux, du plus peuplé ...

Les geishas, ou, Le monde des fleurs et des saules —Guillain, Robert, 1908-
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2009

Très peu d'Occidentaux sont parvenus à pénétrer et à comprendre le monde secret des geishas japonaises. Robert Guillain, qui a vécu 40 ans en Asie, nous livre sur cet univers un témoignage sans précédent. 1988.

Islam a short history —Armstrong, Karen, 1944-
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2007

Author of "A history of God" (DC19160) among other works describes the origin and spread of the religion of Islam. Discusses Muhammad and his family, the Crusades, and the powerful Moghul and Ottoman Empires. Explores Is...

James G. Endicott rebel out of China —Endicott, Stephen Lyon, 1928-
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2011

Jim Endicott was born in China and returned in 1925 as a missionary of the United Church of Canada. This book is both a biography and a history of China during its reconstruction. c1980.

In the line of fire a memoir —Musharraf, Pervez.
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2010

The current President of Pakistan covers dozens of topics of interest to the world. Among his many revelations are: exactly how Pakistani authorities tracked down and smashed three major al-Qaeda control centres in the m...

Krakatoa the day the world exploded, 27 August 1883 —Winchester, Simon.
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2007

The author focuses on one of the most cataclysmic events of modern history: the volcanic eruption, in 1883, of the South East Asian island of Krakatoa, which resulted in the deaths of 36,000 people and sent shock-waves a...

O Jerusalem —Collins, Larry, 1929-.
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2012

The story of the Arab-Israeli struggle for possession of Jerusalem from 1948 to the Six-Day-War of 1967. The author ties together the history of Israel with the religious meaning of the holy city for both Arabs and Jews....

Life and death in Shanghai —Cheng, Nien, 1915-
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2012

True account of a Chinese woman's courage, fortitude and stubborn integrity during more than six years of cold, hunger, disease, terror and torture in a Shanghai jail at the time of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Bests...

My land and my people —Bstan-dzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV, 1935-
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2005

His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet relates the story of his brief, tumultuous reign which was climaxed by the destruction and systematic murder of his people by the Chinese. 1983, c1962.

Les services secrets chinois de Mao aux JO —Faligot, Roger, 1952-
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2010

Cette enquête menée sur plusieurs années sur les services de renseignements chinois et les coulisses de la politique internationale de Pékin est issue des archives américaines, françaises, russes et chinoises. L'au...

In the land of the Taj Mahal the world of the fabled Mughals —Rothfarb, Ed.
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2012

Traces the history of the three-hundred-year Mughal dynasty in northern India. Describes the Mughals' arrival in the fifteenth century led by Babur, who conquered and remained to rule. Examines the development of Islam d...

Lives of the Indian princes —Allen, Charles, 1940-
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2011

These interviews tell the stories of the Maharagas, Nixams, and Nawabs who ruled the 562 native states in princely India during the British Raj. Details their births, educations, arranged marriages, and funerals. c1984.

Le libraire de Kaboul récit —Seierstad, sne, 1970-
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2004

L'auteur a vécu le printemps suivant la défaite des Talibans chez Sultan Khan, libraire à Kaboul. Elle nous fait partager, dans ce récit très vivant et toujours respectueux, la vie quotidienne des épouses, enfants,...

Inventing Japan, 1853-1964 —Buruma, Ian.
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2006

Buruma traces Japan's transformation from an isolated island shogunate into an expansive military empire and then a pacified and prosperous democracy. Beginning with Commodore Perry's 1853 naval mission to open Japan to ...

Oasis interdites —Maillart, Ella, 1903-1997.
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2008

En janvier 1935, Ella Maillart quitte Pékin pour traverser la Chine d'est en ouest, atteindre les oasis " interdites " du Sin-Kiang et, de là, gagner le Cachemire. Ella Maillart est l'une des voyageuses les plus étonn...

Jerusalem, city of mirrors —Elon, Amos.
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2005

Using the perspectives of history, culture, religion, geography and politics, the author gives a view of the city that has been sacred to three religions for 4000 years. 1989.

In the eye of the typhoon —Lo, Ruth Earnshaw.
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2011

Intimate view of life under communist rule in China for an American woman who shared the destiny of the Chinese through her marriage to the gentle scholar Lo Chuanfang. 1980.

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