Nine Dragons

Nine Dragons
Author: Michael Connelly
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2009-10-01
ISBN: 140910737X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nine Dragons Book Excerpt:

Harry Bosch is alone, without backup - and this time the case is personal. From the No. 1 bestselling author of The Lincoln Lawyer. The shooting of a Chinese liquor store owner in LA brings Harry Bosch back to the Rodney King riots and the moment a stranger gave a young cop sanctuary. Now the debt must be repaid, and Harry soon discovers the old man's death was no ordinary hold-up. Homing in on clues disregarded by the cops on the scene, Harry builds a picture of corruption and intimidation, with the local triads at the heart of it. But as he tries to build a case and breach the impenetrable wall of silence in the local community, he finds he is taking a dragon by the tail - a dragon whose talons reach well beyond LA, and even the States. Suddenly the most precious thing in Harry's life is under threat, and he will need to leave the familiarity of his home turf, alone and without backup, if he is going to stop his worst nightmare from happening.

Nine Dragons

Nine Dragons
Author: George Herman
Publsiher: Tuttle Publishing
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2011-10-21
ISBN: 1462901255
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nine Dragons Book Excerpt:

With unique illustrations based on classical Chinese painting, this multicultural children's story tells a classic folktale that children will love. Long ago, in a far-off land, two tribes shared a common legend — they believed the mountains between them were the home of nine terrible and terrifying dragons. For generations, fear of the dragons kept the two tribes apart, until a catastrophic drought forced them into the mountains in search of food. Nine Dragons tells the story of how the two tribes prepared to go to war over their dwindling resources, and how the oldest and wisest of the nine dragons convinced the others that they had to stop the battle before it started. Based on themes from Asian folklore, and taking place in a mythical Asian setting, Nine Dragons is an inspirational tale about overcoming mistrust and misunderstanding to achieve peace. The vibrant full-color illustrations, along with the timeless story, will appeal to children and their parents.

Nine Dragons War God

Nine Dragons War God
Author: Jiang GongZi
Publsiher: Funstory
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-10-28
ISBN: 1647363764
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nine Dragons War God Book Excerpt:

He had seized the nine dragons that defied the heavens! With the Lightning Perception surrounded, one's soul would be reincarnated, reborn into the body of the trash, Lei Nian. What? Cultivation genius? I have the Nine Dragons Stone! Unconvinced? Close the door, let loose thunder!

River of Nine Dragons

River of Nine Dragons
Author: John Richardson
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-04-21
ISBN: 1426965303
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

River of Nine Dragons Book Excerpt:

The River of Nine Dragons (Song Cuu Long) is the name given to the nine "tails" or distributaries of the Mekong River that flow through the thick, verdant, watery world of the Mekong Delta in Southern Vietnam and Cambodia. The first of these to break away from the Mekong is the Bassac, starting in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh and making up one of the star of four converging waterways upon which Phnom Penh sits. Jack Logan, a naïve country boy from North Carolina, joins the Army with his cousin Joseph and becomes a U.S. Army Ranger. The Vietnam War is about to change his life forever. Like so many warriors of the past, he has learned to love the effects of war, the adrenaline rush, and the heat of battle. He rediscovered a love that he thought he lost along the way, while discovering a new love in the process. Now he's torn between the love of war and the love for two women. Who will he choose, the War, Rana or Maya?

Sherlock Holmes and The Nine Dragon Sigil

Sherlock Holmes and The Nine Dragon Sigil
Author: Tim Symonds
Publsiher: Andrews UK Limited
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2016-11-07
ISBN: 178705036X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sherlock Holmes and The Nine Dragon Sigil Book Excerpt:

It's the year 1906. Rumours abound that a deadly plot is hatching - not in the fog-ridden back-alleys of London's Limehouse district or the sinister Devon moors of the Hound of the Baskervilles but in faraway Peking. Holmes's task - discover whether such a plot exists and if so, foil it. But are the assassins targeting the young and progressive Ch'ing Emperor or his imperious aunt, the fearsome Empress Dowager Cixi? The murder of either could spark a civil war. The fate of China and the interests of Britain's vast Empire in the Orient could be at stake. Holmes and Watson take up the mission with their customary confidence – until they find they are no longer in the familiar landscapes of Edwardian England. Instead, they tumble into the Alice In Wonderland world of the Forbidden City.

The Emperor Landing on the Nine Heavens

The Emperor Landing on the Nine Heavens
Author: Kong Shen
Publsiher: Funstory
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-11-08
ISBN: 1647366356
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Emperor Landing on the Nine Heavens Book Excerpt:

I am the Emperor of the Nine Layered Heavens of the Myriad Domain! My decree is so vast that in this world, there is no one who dares to disobey it! This was the story of an ordinary boy like Lin Dong growing up to become the Nine Heavens Emperor! Experts were as numerous as the clouds, and they could also be seen how Lin Dong managed to carve a path through countless geniuses and powerhouses! If a beauty falls in love, how could the main character choose?

Nine Dragons

Nine Dragons
Author: Sally Backhouse
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 214
Release: 1967
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: East Asia
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Land of Nine Dragons

Land of Nine Dragons
Author: Joseph R. Yogerst
Publsiher: Abbeville Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 1992
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Travel photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Land of Nine Dragons Book Excerpt:

Most accounts of contemporary Vietnam take the retrospective approach: veterans or correspondents return for the first time since the war and compare what they see today with memories of combat tours. They dwell on their own past history, telling us little of this ancient country and its people today. The objective of this book, however, is to take a much different look at Vietnam, to examine the nation more as a modern entity than as a chapter of American military history, to provide a vehicle for mutual understanding. What, indeed, is Vietnam today, this nation of roughly seventy million people, most of them ethnic Viets, but with a significant number of hilltribe minorities, among them the Black Thai, White Thai, Meo, Muong, and Hmong of the Northern Highlands? As the many photographs in this book so beautifully show, this small country covers an incredibly diverse landscape, ranging from tropical beaches and mangrove swamps to picture-postcard rice paddies and impenetrable rainforest. With one of Asia's least developed economies - yet with a historic architecture that rivals any in the East - Vietnam today is once again under intense foreign scrutiny, by entrepreneurs from Japan, Europe, and, lately, America. A nation of contradictions, Vietnam is a Communist state with a government under rising pressure to reform both its economic and basic human rights policy. In chapters organized geographically, beginning in Hanoi, working south toward Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), and ending in the Mekong Delta, the author and the photographer explore the country through firsthand encounters with Vietnamese of every sort, showing Vietnam in a 1990s context - the culture, the geography, the resources, the landscapes, and the people. They provide a perfect introduction for the traveler to a country now experiencing a resurgence of tourist and business interest.

Song Blue and White Porcelain on the Silk Road

Song Blue and White Porcelain on the Silk Road
Author: Adam T. Kessler
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 664
Release: 2012-07-25
ISBN: 9004218599
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Song Blue and White Porcelain on the Silk Road Book Excerpt:

Song Blue and White Porcelain on the Silk Road disproves received opinion that pre-Ming blue and white dates to the Yuan (1279-1368 A.D.) and establishes the proper foundation for 21st century study of ancient Chinese porcelain.

Treasure Identifying Divine Eyes

Treasure Identifying Divine Eyes
Author: Guan Shen
Publsiher: Funstory
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-06-21
ISBN: 1649558694
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Treasure Identifying Divine Eyes Book Excerpt:

Lin Xi, the pawnbroker who was about to lose his job, coincidentally obtained a pair of Heaven's Eyes from the jade pendant his master left behind. He wanted to see how Lin Xi would grow up, pick up treasures while growing up, and play the strings of fate. A pair of Heaven's Eyes could detect treasure, avoid disaster, and drive away evil. However, what secrets did it hide ...

Lord of Thunder The Masculine Man

Lord of Thunder  The Masculine Man
Author: Zhi DuanQingChang
Publsiher: Funstory
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN: 1636317154
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lord of Thunder The Masculine Man Book Excerpt:

He, was a member of China's most mysterious organization! He was a man that could shock the entire world! He, was also known as Thunder God! An unexpected mission had left him in the city. Behind the mission, there was an earth-shattering conspiracy. And he, with his iron fists, defended everything, protected his woman. While fighting to the death with the dark forces, he also threw himself into the bustling city. Beautiful women, money, little brothers, love rivals. He used his way to explain his pretentious life!

Supreme Taoism Master

Supreme Taoism Master
Author: Qu MaoDeLaoShu
Publsiher: Funstory
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-11-24
ISBN: 1647622999
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Supreme Taoism Master Book Excerpt:

After entering the ptacticing world, Li Xiaobai, a young man who woke up and found that the world he knew was different. High school is no longer just teaching cultural knowledge, but actually teaching martial arts! He had a crush on the beautiful girl in school for three years while no one in the school was able to defeat her. The grade director who was very harsh on the students turned out to have a sword against the sky. The former college entrance examination has now become the national martial arts entrance examination. However, Li Xiaobai found that in this new world, his innate ancestors had a place to play, and he was invincible!☆About the Author☆Qu Mao De Lao Shu, a new online novelist, his writing is smooth and full of fun, and his work Supreme Taoism Master has been widely welcomed for its ups and downs storyline and peculiar imagination.

Immortal Cultivation in Six Realms

Immortal Cultivation in Six Realms
Author: Qing YiShen
Publsiher: Funstory
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-05-22
ISBN: 1649209223
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Immortal Cultivation in Six Realms Book Excerpt:

I was originally an Immortal, but because my six Daos were incomplete and my seven spirits were incomplete, I could ascend to become an Immortal, but not an Immortal. The world is vast, and my cultivation base can fight against the heavens and the earth, and protect my people. [Previous Chapter] [Table of Contents] [Next Chapter] Tenth reincarnation, nine dead and one alive. To avenge his family, Ah'Bao stepped onto the path of cultivation. Close]

The Nine Waves of Creation

The Nine Waves of Creation
Author: Carl Johan Calleman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-11-15
ISBN: 1591432782
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nine Waves of Creation Book Excerpt:

A guide to aligning your life with the frequencies of the Nine Waves of Creation • Explains the quantum physics behind the Waves of the Mayan Calendar system and how their holograms shape the human mind • Shows how throughout history each revolution in human consciousness has been driven by the activation of one of the Nine Waves of Creation • Reveals how we can consciously work to deactivate the negative patterns of the Sixth Wave and manifest the unity consciousness of the Ninth Wave In the past few years the world has witnessed changes in social consciousness whose sudden development the ruling scientific paradigm has not been able to explain. These changes correspond with the activation of new Waves of Creation emanating from the center of the universe that influence human thinking. From the Big Bang to the present, these Waves guide the evolution of the universe and, through their holographic resonance with the human mind, profoundly shape revolutions in religion, technology, economy, and social consciousness. Presenting a quantum-holographic perspective on world history and human consciousness, Carl Calleman explains the quantum physics behind the Waves of the Mayan Calendar system and how these Waves allow us to understand the shifting eras on Earth as well as the possibilities of the future. He describes how, prior to the activation of the 6th Wave in 3115 BCE, our social systems were based on a unified cosmic order, but the hologram of this Wave shifted society to an all-consuming focus on Good and Evil, leading to the rise of patriarchal religious structures, slavery, and warfare. He explores how later Waves and their new holograms helped humanity survive the negative effects of the 6th Wave, such as the Industrial Revolution of the 7th Wave and the Digital Revolution of the 8th Wave. In 2011, the 9th Wave was activated, bringing with it an accelerated push for a more egalitarian world, a rising awareness of unity consciousness, and access to the full power of all Nine Waves of Creation. Calleman explains how our individual resonance with each Wave plays a role in the quality of our lives and how we must consciously work to resonate with the higher Waves. Revealing how we can become quantum activists in a holographic world by aligning with the 9th Wave, the author shows how we each can help manifest the destiny of humanity hinted at in ancient texts.

Dan and Martial God of the Other World

Dan and Martial God of the Other World
Author: Lu SHaoYou
Publsiher: Funstory
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-07-10
ISBN: 1649757433
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dan and Martial God of the Other World Book Excerpt:

What genius Holy Son, peerless Holy Son, daring to provoke me, I'll stomp them all down. What big sect or underworld clan, if they dare to invade me, I'll flatten them all. The Dual God of Pills, Du Shaowu, a peerless genius who had crossed worlds twice. Since he had come in this life, he would leave behind a legend, waking up with power in his hands, drunk on the knees of beauties!

Historical Dictionary of Chinese Theater

Historical Dictionary of Chinese Theater
Author: Tan Ye
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2020-03-15
ISBN: 153812064X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of Chinese Theater Book Excerpt:

There is a sense of timelessness in the Chinese theater: ever since its maturation, its format has not changed in any significant way. Chinese Theater matured into its final format in the 13th century and flourished during the Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasties. It is a unique, exclusive, and self-sufficient system, whose evolution has received little influence from the West and whose influence on Western theaters has been minimal and often misinterpreted. It is essentially a performer's theater; the actors attract the audience with splendid performances perfected through many years of rigorous training. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Chinese Theater contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,500 cross-referenced entries on performers, directors, producers, designers, actors, theaters, dynasties, and emperors. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Chinese theater.

War Tao Becomes Saint

War Tao Becomes Saint
Author: Zhui BiSanQian
Publsiher: Funstory
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-04-15
ISBN: 164884829X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

War Tao Becomes Saint Book Excerpt:

Unparalleled Sovereign Ye Dongfeng was only an inch away from the Misty Heavenly Dao, but at the critical moment, he was plotted against and reincarnated at the starting point of everything. In this life, Ye Dongfeng had created a perfect dao heart. He slowly got up, used his cold talent to sweep the world, turned his hand into a cloud, and used his own strength to trample all around, suppressing the current era. The regret and unwillingness from his past life had been completely wiped out. His name shook the Primordial Era, and with war as the way, he finally became a Saint Lord.

Everlasting Divine Emperor

Everlasting Divine Emperor
Author: Bei JiHai
Publsiher: Funstory
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-11-08
ISBN: 1647571014
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Everlasting Divine Emperor Book Excerpt:

When Lu Yang returned to the world that he lived in for many years, he unexpectedly discovered that the time was fixed at three days before he disappeared. Back then, Lu Yang had tried to learn literature but failed to do so. He could only be mocked by his clansmen as trash if he had no cultivation. He was helpless to do anything about it. In the past, his mother had been neglected because of her birth, so she had to wash her face with tears all day long. Back then, he had suffered all sorts of humiliation and vowed to become stronger. However, under the manipulation of fate, there was nothing he could do about it. Now that he had returned from the Asura Realm, Lu Yang wanted to change everything. He wanted to make heaven and earth submit to him.

The Zoomorphic Imagination in Chinese Art and Culture

The Zoomorphic Imagination in Chinese Art and Culture
Author: Jerome Silbergeld,Eugene Y. Wang
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2016-10-31
ISBN: 0824872568
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Zoomorphic Imagination in Chinese Art and Culture Book Excerpt:

China has an age-old zoomorphic tradition. The First Emperor was famously said to have had the heart of a tiger and a wolf. The names of foreign tribes were traditionally written with characters that included animal radicals. In modern times, the communist government frequently referred to Nationalists as “running dogs,” and President Xi Jinping, vowing to quell corruption at all levels, pledged to capture both “the tigers” and “the flies.” Splendidly illustrated with works ranging from Bronze Age vessels to twentieth-century conceptual pieces, this volume is a wide-ranging look at zoomorphic and anthropomorphic imagery in Chinese art. The contributors, leading scholars in Chinese art history and related fields, consider depictions of animals not as simple, one-for-one symbolic equivalents: they pursue in depth, in complexity, and in multiple dimensions the ways that Chinese have used animals from earliest times to the present day to represent and rhetorically stage complex ideas about the world around them, examining what this means about China, past and present. In each chapter, a specific example or theme based on real or mythic creatures is derived from religious, political, or other sources, providing the detailed and learned examination needed to understand the means by which such imagery was embedded in Chinese cultural life. Bronze Age taotie motifs, calendrical animals, zoomorphic modes in Tantric Buddhist art, Song dragons and their painters, animal rebuses, Heaven-sent auspicious horses and foreign-sent tribute giraffes, the fantastic specimens depicted in the Qing Manual of Sea Oddities, the weirdly indeterminate creatures found in the contemporary art of Huang Yong Ping—these and other notable examples reveal Chinese attitudes over time toward the animal realm, explore Chinese psychology and patterns of imagination, and explain some of the critical means and motives of Chinese visual culture. The Zoomorphic Imagination in Chinese Art and Culture will find a ready audience among East Asian art and visual culture specialists and those with an interest in literary or visual rhetoric. Contributors: Sarah Allan, Qianshen Bai, Susan Bush, Daniel Greenberg, Carmelita (Carma) Hinton, Judy Chungwa Ho, Kristina Kleutghen, Kathlyn Liscomb, Jennifer Purtle, Jerome Silbergeld, Henrik Sørensen, and Eugene Y. Wang.

Come to The Peak

Come to The Peak
Author: Shi YueLiuNian
Publsiher: Funstory
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-01-08
ISBN: 1647879965
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Come to The Peak Book Excerpt:

He had excellent martial arts qualifications, but his tendon and vein were destroyed by a power struggle, such a person couldn't cultivate. This not only discouraged him and his parents but also made them accept ridicule and satire from others.However, this was not an insurmountable difficulty for the gifted man. After six years of painstaking study. He finally repaired his body and began his training journey.He did not care about the ridicule and sarcasm of those people, he just wanted to reach the peak, to be a top man that no one can match. But the difficulties and obstacles along the way, how can he overcome it?☆About the Author☆Shi Yue Liu Nian, an excellent author of online novels. He has rich experience in novel writing. His novel is fluent in writing and rich in imagination.