China Rich Girlfriend

China Rich Girlfriend
Author: Kevin Kwan
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2015-06-16
ISBN: 0385539096
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China Rich Girlfriend Book Excerpt:

From the bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians (the basis for the acclaimed major motion picture) comes a deliciously fun story of family, fortune, and fame in Mainland China. Book Two of the Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy It’s the eve of Rachel Chu’s wedding, and she should be over the moon. She has a flawless Asscher-cut diamond, a wedding dress she loves, and a fiancé willing to thwart his meddling relatives and give up one of the biggest fortunes in Asia in order to marry her. Still, Rachel mourns the fact that her birthfather, a man she never knew, won’t be there to walk her down the aisle. Then a chance accident reveals his identity. Suddenly, Rachel is drawn into a dizzying world of Shanghai splendor, a world where people attend church in a penthouse, where exotic cars race down the boulevard, and where people aren’t just crazy rich … they’re China rich. Look for Kevin Kwan’s latest novel, Sex & Vanity!

China Rich Girlfriend

China Rich Girlfriend
Author: Kevin Kwan
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2016-05-31
ISBN: 0804172064
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China Rich Girlfriend Book Excerpt:

From the bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians (the basis for the acclaimed major motion picture) comes a deliciously fun story of family, fortune, and fame in Mainland China. Book Two of the Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy It’s the eve of Rachel Chu’s wedding, and she should be over the moon. She has a flawless Asscher-cut diamond, a wedding dress she loves, and a fiancé willing to thwart his meddling relatives and give up one of the biggest fortunes in Asia in order to marry her. Still, Rachel mourns the fact that her birthfather, a man she never knew, won’t be there to walk her down the aisle. Then a chance accident reveals his identity. Suddenly, Rachel is drawn into a dizzying world of Shanghai splendor, a world where people attend church in a penthouse, where exotic cars race down the boulevard, and where people aren’t just crazy rich … they’re China rich. Look for Kevin Kwan’s latest novel, Sex & Vanity!

China Rich Girlfriend

China Rich Girlfriend
Author: Kevin Kwan
Publsiher: Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2017-01-01
ISBN: 1925575462
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China Rich Girlfriend Book Excerpt:

From the bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians (Soon to be a MAJOR MOTION PICTURE starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh and Gemma Chan) comes a deliciously fun story of family, fortune, and fame in Mainland China. It's the eve of Rachel Chu's wedding, and she should be over the moon. She has a flawless oval-cut diamond, a wedding dress she loves, and a fiancé willing to give up one of the biggest fortunes in Asia in order to marry her. Still, Rachel mourns the fact that her birth father, a man she never knew, won't be there to walk her down the aisle. Then a chance accident reveals his identity. Suddenly, Rachel is drawn into a dizzying world of Shanghai splendor, a world where people attend church in a penthouse, where exotic cars race down the boulevard, and where people aren't just crazy rich... they're China rich.

The Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy Box Set

The Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy Box Set
Author: Kevin Kwan
Publsiher: Anchor Canada
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2018-10-23
ISBN: 0385684126
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy Box Set Book Excerpt:

New Yorker Rachel Chu does not know that her loving boyfriend, Nicholas Young, also happens to be Singapore's most eligible bachelor and likely heir to a massive fortune. So when she agrees to spend the summer in Nick's home, her life unexpectedly becomes an obstacle course of old money, new money, nosy relatives, and scheming social climbers. And that's all before she discovers the true identity of her long-lost father . . . This box set includes the entire trilogy: Crazy Rich Asians, China Rich Girlfriend, and Rich People Problems.

Rich People Problems

Rich People Problems
Author: Kevin Kwan
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2017-05-23
ISBN: 0385542240
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rich People Problems Book Excerpt:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians (the basis for the acclaimed major motion picture) and China Rich Girlfriend, here is the uproarious conclusion to the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy. Book Three of the Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy 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. The entire Shang-Young clan has convened from all corners of the globe to stake claim on their matriarch’s massive fortune. With each family member vying to inherit Tyersall Park—a trophy estate on 64 prime acres in the heart of Singapore—Nicholas’s childhood home turns into a hotbed of speculation and sabotage. As her relatives fight over heirlooms, Astrid Leong is at the center of her own storm, desperately in love with her old sweetheart Charlie Wu, but tormented by her ex-husband—a man hell bent on destroying Astrid’s reputation and relationship. Meanwhile Kitty Pong, married to China’s second richest man, billionaire Jack Bing, still feels second best next to her new step-daughter, famous fashionista Colette Bing. A sweeping novel that takes us from the elegantly appointed mansions of Manila to the secluded private islands in the Sulu Sea, from a kidnapping at Hong Kong’s most elite private school to a surprise marriage proposal at an Indian palace, caught on camera by the telephoto lenses of paparazzi, Kevin Kwan's hilarious, gloriously wicked new novel reveals the long-buried secrets of Asia's most privileged families and their rich people problems. Look for Kevin Kwan’s latest novel, Sex & Vanity!

Kevin Kwan Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy Collection 3 Books Set Pack Crazy Rich Asians China Rich Girlfriend Rich People Problems

Kevin Kwan Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy Collection 3 Books Set Pack  Crazy Rich Asians  China Rich Girlfriend  Rich People Problems
Author: Kevin Kwan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017
ISBN: 9789123676118
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kevin Kwan Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy Collection 3 Books Set Pack Crazy Rich Asians China Rich Girlfriend Rich People Problems Book Excerpt:

Crazy Rich Girlfriend

Crazy Rich Girlfriend
Author: Kevin Kwan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2019-11-12
ISBN: 9783036958057
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crazy Rich Girlfriend Book Excerpt:

Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians
Author: Kevin Kwan
Publsiher: Seal Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2020-05-26
ISBN: 1400027071
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crazy Rich Asians Book Excerpt:

Crazy Rich Asians 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. 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, Crazy Rich Asians 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, crazily rich.

Crazy Rich Asians Movie Tie In Edition

Crazy Rich Asians  Movie Tie In Edition
Author: Kevin Kwan
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2018-07-17
ISBN: 0385692277
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crazy Rich Asians Movie Tie In Edition Book Excerpt:

THE OFFICIAL MOVIE TIE-IN EDITION: Soon to be a major motion picture from Warner Brothers, the funny, juicy first novel in the bestselling Crazy Rich Asians trilogy, in which the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend home to meet the family ... without telling her that they're loaded. When Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home 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. Uproarious, addictive, and filled with jaw-dropping opulence, Crazy Rich Asians is an insider's look at the Asian jet set; a perfect depiction of the clash between old money and new money; and a fabulous novel about what it means to be young, in love, and gloriously, crazily rich.

The Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy Box Set

The Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy Box Set
Author: Kevin Kwan
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 1800
Release: 2018-08-21
ISBN: 0525566678
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy Box Set Book Excerpt:

The New York Times bestselling Crazy Rich Asians series reveals the outrageous world of high-net-worth society with humor and heart. Crazy Rich Asians is now a major motion picture. “There’s rich, there’s filthy rich, and then there’s crazy rich.” —People New Yorker Rachel Chu does not know that her loving boyfriend, Nicholas Young, also happens to be Singapore’s most eligible bachelor and likely heir to a massive fortune. So when she agrees to spend the summer in Nick’s home, her life unexpectedly becomes an obstacle course of old money, new money, nosy relatives, and scheming social climbers. And that’s all before she discovers the true identity of her long-lost father . . . This box set includes the entire trilogy: Crazy Rich Asians, China Rich Girlfriend, and Rich People Problems.

Rich People Problems

Rich People Problems
Author: Kevin Kwan
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2018-05-01
ISBN: 0385689403
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rich People Problems Book Excerpt:

Kevin Kwan, bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians and China Rich Girlfriend, is back with an uproarious new novel of a family riven by fortune, an ex-wife driven psychotic with jealousy, a battle royale fought through couture gown sabotage and the heir to one of Asia's greatest fortunes locked out of his inheritance. 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. With each family member secretly fantasizing about getting the keys to Tyersall Park--a trophy estate on 64 prime acres in the heart of Singapore--the place becomes a hotbed of intrigue and Nicholas finds himself blocked from entering the premises. As relatives claw over heirlooms, Astrid Leong finds herself 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 and determined to raise their son more lavishly than a future king, finds a formidable opponent in his fashionista daughter, Colette. A sweeping novel that takes us from the elegantly-appointed mansions of Manila to the secluded private islands in the Sulu Sea, from a schoolyard kidnapping to a gold leaf dancefloor spattered with blood, Kevin Kwan's gloriously wicked new novel reveals the long-buried secrets and rich people problems of Asia's most privileged families.

Sex and Vanity

Sex and Vanity
Author: Kevin Kwan
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-06-30
ISBN: 0385546289
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex and Vanity Book Excerpt:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A Good Morning America Book Club Pick The author of the New York Times bestselling phenomenon Crazy Rich Asians takes you from Capri to NYC, where Lucie Tang Churchill finds herself torn between two men—and two very different cultures. On her very first morning on the jewel-like island of Capri, Lucie Churchill sets eyes on George Zao and she instantly can't stand him. She can't stand it when he gallantly offers to trade hotel rooms with her so that she can have a view of the Tyrrhenian Sea, she can't stand that he knows more about Casa Malaparte than she does, and she really can't stand it when he kisses her in the darkness of the ancient ruins of a Roman villa and they are caught by her snobbish, disapproving cousin Charlotte. The daughter of an American-born Chinese mother and a blue-blooded New York father, Lucie has always sublimated the Asian side of herself in favor of the white side, and she adamantly denies having feelings for George. But several years later, when George unexpectedly appears in East Hampton, where Lucie is weekending with her new fiancé, Lucie finds herself drawn to George again. Soon, Lucie is spinning a web of deceit that involves her family, her fiancé, the co-op board of her Fifth Avenue apartment building, and, ultimately, herself as she tries mightily to deny George entry into her world—and her heart. Moving between summer playgrounds of privilege, peppered with decadent food and extravagant fashion, Sex and Vanity is a truly modern love story, a daring homage to A Room with a View, and a brilliantly funny comedy of manners set between two cultures.

Contesting Chineseness

Contesting Chineseness
Author: Chang-Yau Hoon,Ying-kit Chan
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2021-03-15
ISBN: 9813360968
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contesting Chineseness Book Excerpt:

Combining a historical approach of Chineseness and a contemporary perspective on the social construction of Chineseness, this book provides comparative insights to understand the contingent complexities of ethnic and social formations in both China and among the Chinese diaspora in Southeast Asia. This book focuses on the experiences and practices of these people, who as mobile agents are free to embrace or reject being defined as Chinese by moving across borders and reinterpreting their own histories. By historicizing the notion of Chineseness at local, regional, and global levels, the book examines intersections of authenticity, authority, culture, identity, media, power, and international relations that support or undermine different instances of Chineseness and its representations. It seeks to rescue the present from the past by presenting case studies of contingent encounters that produce the ideas, practices, and identities that become the categories nations need to justify their existence. The dynamic, fluid representations of Chineseness illustrate that it has never been an undifferentiated whole in both space and time. Through physical movements and inherited knowledge, agents of Chineseness have deployed various interpretive strategies to define and represent themselves vis-à-vis the local, regional, and global in their respective temporal experiences. This book will be relevant to students and scholars in Chinese studies and Asian studies more broadly, with a focus on identity politics, migration, popular culture, and international relations. “The Chinese overseas often saw themselves as caught between a rock and a hard place. The collection of essays here highlights the variety of experiences in Southeast Asia and China that suggest that the rock can become a huge boulder with sharp edges and the hard places can have deadly spikes. A must read for those who wonder whether Chineseness has ever been what it seems.” Wang Gungwu, University Professor, National University of Singapore. “By including reflections on constructions of Chineseness in both China itself and in various Southeast Asian sites, the book shows that being Chinese is by no means necessarily intertwined with China as a geopolitical concept, while at the same time highlighting the incongruities and tensions in the escapable relationship with China that diasporic Chinese subjects variously embody, expressed in a wide range of social phenomena such as language use, popular culture, architecture and family relations. The book is a very welcome addition to the necessary ongoing conversation on Chineseness in the 21st century.” Ien Ang, Distinguished Professor of Cultural Studies, Western Sydney University.

Sex and Vanity

Sex and Vanity
Author: Kevin Kwan
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-06-30
ISBN: 1473576881
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex and Vanity Book Excerpt:

THE ICONIC AUTHOR OF THE BESTSELLING PHENOMENON CRAZY RICH ASIANS RETURNS WITH THE GLITTERING TALE OF A YOUNG WOMAN WHO FINDS HERSELF TORN BETWEEN TWO MEN. 'Your perfect summer read' Daily Mail 'Delightful' Independent 'Laugh-out-loud funny' Sunday Mirror When Lucie Tang Churchill meets George Zao at a lavish wedding in Capri, she can't stand him. She can't stand that he gallantly offers to trade hotel rooms with her so she can have a sea view, that he knows more about the island than she does, and worst of all, that he kisses her in the darkness of the ancient ruins. What would her Mayflower-descended, Wall Street-wealthy family think of him? But years later, when Lucie is weekending with her fiancé in East Hampton, George unexpectedly appears and Lucie must decide - does she follow her head or her heart? A gloriously decadent homage to A Room with a View, Sex and Vanity is a glittering modern love story and a brilliantly funny comedy of manners set between two cultures.

Rich People Problems

Rich People Problems
Author: Kevin Kwan
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-10-10
ISBN: 1473576911
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rich People Problems Book Excerpt:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'Flashy, funny ... Delicious ... A memorable, laugh-out-loud Asian glitz fest that's a pure pleasure to read.' USA Today Nicholas Young's grandmother Su Yi is on her deathbed. While he rushes to be by her bedside, he's not the only one. The entire Shang-Young clan has convened from all corners of the globe to stake claim on their matriarch's massive fortune. With all parties vying to inherit a trophy estate in the heart of Singapore, Nicholas's childhood home turns into a hotbed of sabotage and scandal. Taking us from the elegantly appointed mansions of Manila to the secluded private islands in the Sulu Sea, Kevin Kwan's final installment in this irresistible trilogy reveals the long-buried secrets of Asia's most privileged families and their rich people problems. Kevin Kwan's new novel SEX AND VANITY is available now!

The Tao of S

The Tao of S
Author: Sheng-mei Ma
Publsiher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2022-06-07
ISBN: 1643363085
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tao of S Book Excerpt:

A study of recent shifts in the depictions of Asian cultural stereotypes The Tao of S is an engaging study of American racialization of Chinese and Asians, Asian American writing, and contemporary Chinese cultural production, stretching from the nineteenth century to the present. Sheng-mei Ma examines the work of nineteenth-century "Sinophobic" American writers, such as Bret Harte, Jack London, and Frank Norris, and twentieth-century "Sinophiliac" authors, such as John Steinbeck and Philip K. Dick, as well as the movies Crazy Rich Asians and Disney's Mulan and a host of contemporary Chinese authors, to illuminate how cultural stereotypes have swung from fearmongering to an overcompensating exultation of everything Asian. Within this framework Ma employs the Taoist principle of yin and yang to illuminate how roles of the once-dominant American hegemony—the yang—and the once-declining Asian civilization—the yin—are now, in the twenty-first century, turned upside down as China rises to write its side of the story, particularly through the soft power of television and media streamed worldwide. A joint publication from the University of South Carolina Press and the National Taiwan University Press.

Sustaining Seas

Sustaining Seas
Author: Elspeth Probyn,Kate Johnston,Nancy Lee
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 349
Release: 2020-04-21
ISBN: 1786612844
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustaining Seas Book Excerpt:

Why read Sustaining Seas? It is as simple as this: the seas sustain all life. This edited book emerges from conversations across several disciplines, and including practitioners of different specialities (artists, writers, planners, policy makers) about how to sustain the seas, as they sustain us. Sustaining Seas: Oceanic space and the politics of care aims to build a better understanding of what it means to care for aquatic places and their biocultural communities. The book is truly interdisciplinary and brings together a wide range of authors including, academics from diverse fields (architecture, science, cultural studies, law), artists, fisheries managers, and Indigenous Traditional Owners. It provides readers with new theoretical framings, as well as grounded case studies with a wide geographical and cultural breadth. This book assumes that understanding complexity, including social, cultural, ecological and economic interconnections, is crucial to any solution. Sustaining the seas is one of the most pressing global challenges for the planet and all her inhabitants. How to do justice to this challenge is an exigency for all scholars, and how to represent the oceans is a guiding theme in the book that is addressed by scholars, artists, and practitioners.

The State of Race

The State of Race
Author: Sze Wei Ang
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2019-01-01
ISBN: 1438475012
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The State of Race Book Excerpt:

An innovative comparative study of the role racial stereotypes play in expressing state power under globalization. Contemporary ideas about race are often assumed to be products of specific locales and histories, yet we find versions of the same ideas about race across countries and cultures. How can we account for this paradox? In The State of Race, Sze Wei Ang argues that globalization has led to new ways of using racial stereotypes as shorthand for complex social relations in disparate national contexts. Literature then provides a key to understanding these labels and the role that race has played in shoring up state power since World War II. Ang contends that in an era marked by global economic dependence, the nation-state has only become more rather than less central to organizing social life via tropes of race that cast human and cultural differences in morally charged terms. Focusing on a series of Asian American and Malaysian texts, Ang tracks the significance of two figures in particular—the model minority and the communist spy. Appearing in novels, politics, and popular culture, these stereotypes anchor powerful narratives about race, global capital, and state sovereignty. In exploring the United States and Malaysia, two countries that seem to not have much in common, Ang reveals how they share very similar ways of conceptualizing race and sheds light on an emerging global story of value. “This book is an innovative and transnational study that demonstrates a rigorous and revelatory comprehension of Malaysian racial formation in a global context. The literary readings and their framing, as well as the incisive movement through key racial projects in Malaysia’s postcolonial history, are all exceptional.” — Josephine Nock-Hee Park, author of Cold War Friendships: Korea, Vietnam, and Asian American Literature

Crazy Rich Asians Film Tie In

Crazy Rich Asians Film Tie In
Author: Kevin Kwan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2018-06-27
ISBN: 9781760528188
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crazy Rich Asians Film Tie In Book Excerpt:

Thwarted love, scheming snobs, obscene wealth and haute couture - it's all here in a fabulous bestseller and now a groundbreaking and lavish movie. An absolutely wicked treat!

De Whitening Intersectionality

De Whitening Intersectionality
Author: Dr. Shinsuke Eguchi,Shadee Abdi,Bernadette Marie Calafell
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 323
Release: 2020-07-24
ISBN: 1498588239
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

De Whitening Intersectionality Book Excerpt:

De-Whitening Intersectionality: Race, Intercultural Communication, and Politics re-evaluates how the logic of color-blindness as whiteness is at play in the current scope of intersectional research on race, intercultural communication, and politics. Calling for a re-centering of difference by exploring the emergence and inception of intersectionality concepts, the coeditors and contributors distinguish between the uses of intersectionality that seem inclusive versus those that actually enact inclusion by demonstrating how to re-conceptualize intersectionality in ways that explicate, elucidate, and elaborate culture-specific and text-specific nuances of knowledge for women of color, queer/trans-people of color, and non-western people of color who have been marked as the Others. As a feminist of color tradition, intersectionality has been appropriated through increasing popularity in the discipline of communication, undermining efforts to critique power when researchers reduce the concept to a checklist of identity markers. This book underscores that in order to play well with and illustrate a nuanced understanding of intersectionality; scholars must be attentive to its origins and implications.