A New York Times–bestselling historical novel about the Japanese invasion of Nanking from the author of The Good Earth. Farmer Liang Tan knows only a quiet, traditional life in his remote Chinese farming community. When news filters in that Japanese forces are invading the country, he and his fellow villagers believe that if they behave decently to the Japanese soldiers, the civilians might remain undisturbed. They’re in for a shock, as the attackers lay waste to the country and install a puppet government designed to systematically carry out Japanese interests. In response, the Chinese farmers and their families form a resistance—which not only carries grave risk, but also breaks their vow of nonviolence, leading them to wonder if they’re any different than their enemy. Later adapted into a film featuring Katharine Hepburn, Dragon Seed is a brilliant and unflinching look at the horrors of war. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author’s estate.
This text offers a reading of Chinese history in Australia, as revealed through the autobiographical writings of more than 20 Chinese-Australians from 1886 to 1996. More specifically, the book is about how Chinese immigrants in Australia and their descendants have seen and portrayed themselves.
Iron Man finds himself once again battling his old nemesis, the Mandarin, whose ten rings of power have added ten awakened dragons to the menacing mix.