Search Results: "Zhu Hong"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SERENITY OF WHITENESS by Zhu Hong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 1992

"A moving, if relentless, document of Chinese women's lives."
From contemporary Chinese women writers: a powerful but uneven collection of stories unified by unsubtle displeasure with the conditions of women in China. Read full book review >

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A MEMOIR OF MISFORTUNE by Su Xiaokang
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 25, 2001

"American readers might prefer more details about the couple's life in China and America, but this is not the author's purpose. He has written not so much an autobiography as a painful rumination on fate."
A Chinese journalist now living in the US tries to make sense of his life after a tragedy. Read full book review >

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HONG KONG by Stephen Coonts
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 12, 2000

"High-tech gimmickry, kitchen-sink plotting, stick-figure characters. For devoted fans only."
It's the near future, and China's grip on Hong Kong goes slack—not unlike Coonts's latest. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2012

"Through text that reads like dynamic blog material and flows with the hyperactive flare of an anxious father of three, the narrative moves along seamlessly with enthusiasm, parental trepidation and a healthy dose of sardonic humor."
A neurotic American father of three relocates his family to Hong Kong for one year. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2000

"Bordwell is not well known outside academic film circles, but he should be; perhaps this volume will give him the exposure he deserves."
One of our most inventive film scholars, Bordwell (Film Studies/Univ. of Wisconsin) takes on one of the most overthetop cinemas. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 1993

"Plausible, well-supported prophecies."
Incisive but dispassionate speculations about the future, come 1997 and beyond, of Britain's last vestige of glory and empire as Hong Kong reunites with China. Read full book review >

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LAST YEAR IN HONG KONG by Robert Elegant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"More a work of political punditry—admittedly sound and persuasive—than a lyrical celebration of love and romance."
From veteran writer Elegant (Bianca, 1992, etc.), a novel that gives star billing to Hong Kong and the upcoming Chinese takeover rather than to the pair of lovers whose creaky love story is ostensibly its subject. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"This book won't tell you, either. (50 b&w photos)"
Journalist Dannen (Hit Men, not reviewed) and Hong Kong film maven and collector Long take a look at one of the world's most vital cinemas, one that's facing an uncertain future under its new Chinese rulers. Read full book review >

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HONG KONG, CHINA by Ralph Arnote
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Good company and a fine breakfast have totally cured my jet lag''), many readers may ask: Where is James Clavell now that we need him?"
Arnote, an old paperback mystery hand, debuts in hardcover with a trashy and rather tedious tale of Hong Kong on the eve of its reversion to China. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 2, 1994

"A shame only that he could not come up with a better villain than poor old knock-kneed Britain."
Roberti, a former Hong Kong correspondent for AsiaWeek, has followed the convoluted negotiations between China and Britain over the last few years and has produced a formidable narrative of high diplomatic deception and expediency. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF HONG GILDONG by Minsoo Kang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"If you read only one book about Korean heroic outlaws this season, this should be the one."
The famed saga of Korea's bandit prince comes in for a new translation, if one that's not quite idiomatic. Read full book review >

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CHINA, HONG KONG, TAIWAN, INC. by Willem van Kemenade
NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 1997

"Nonetheless, one of the most thorough, comprehensive, and balanced assessments of the rise and likely evolution of a world- class economy."
Everything you might want to know about the Chinese economic juggernaut, and then some, from a Dutch journalist who has covered the region for 25 years. Read full book review >