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The Lotus And The Storm

Author : Lan Cao
ISBN : 9780698147492
Genre : Fiction
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A lyrical novel of love and betrayal in the aftermath of the fall of Saigon—from the author of Monkey Bridge A singular work of witness, inspiration, and courage, The Lotus and the Storm marks the welcome return of Lan Cao’s pitch-perfect voice, telling the story only she can tell. Four decades after the war, Vietnam’s flavors of clove and cinnamon have been re-created by a close-knit refugee community in a Virginia suburb. But the lives of Minh and Mai, father and daughter, are haunted by ghosts, secrets, and the loss of their country. During the disastrous last days in Saigon, in a whirl of military signals and helicopter evacuations, Mai never had a chance to say goodbye to so many people who meant so much to her. What happened to them? How will Mai cope with the trauma of war—and will the thay phap, a Vietnamese spirit exorcist, be able to heal her?

Author : Homère
ISBN : 960256573X
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Cold War Friendships

Author : Josephine Nock-Hee Park
ISBN : 9780190621292
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Cold War Friendships explores the plight of the Asian ally of the American wars in Korea and Vietnam. Enlisted into proxy warfare, this figure is not a friend but a "friendly," a wartime convenience enlisted to serve a superpower. It is through this deeply unequal relation, however, that the Cold War friendly secures her own integrity and insists upon her place in the neocolonial imperium. This study reads a set of highly enterprising wartime subjects who make their way to the US via difficult attachments. American forces ventured into newly postcolonial Korea and Vietnam, both plunged into civil wars, to draw the dividing line of the Cold War. The strange success of containment and militarization in Korea unraveled in Vietnam, but the friendly marks the significant continuity between these hot wars. In both cases, the friendly justified the fight: she was also a political necessity who redeployed cold war alliances, and, remarkably, made her way to America. As subjects in process--and indeed, proto-Americans--these figures are prime literary subjects, whose processes of becoming are on full display in Asian American novels and testimonies of these wars. Literary writings on both of these conflicts are presently burgeoning, and Cold War Friendships performs close analyses of key texts whose stylistic constraints and contradictions--shot through with political and historical nuance--present complex gestures of alliance.

The Lotus And The Wind

Author : John Masters
ISBN : 9780285642638
Genre : Fiction
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In 1879 Lieutenant Robin Savage is serving in the second Anglo-Afghan war as Britain and the Russian Empire engage in the Great Game that will decide Afghanistan's future. Unjustly accused of cowardice Lieutenant Savage joins the Secret Service to prove his loyalty and he must unravel the mystery of "Atlar", the word written by an Afghan stranger in his own blood, to thwart the ambitions of Tsarist Russia. Only Savage's love of the empty spaces of Afghanistan's plains and his own courage will protect him as he sets out with a faithful Gurkha orderly to the furthest frontier of the British Empire. John Masters captures the beauty, the strangeness and the splendour of the British Raj and evokes the tensions and conflicts of nineteenth-century Afghanistan with an authority unlike that of any other writer.

The Lotus And The Barley

Author : Anthony St. Clair
ISBN : 9781940119113
Genre : Fiction
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In a rebuilt London, trouble is brewing. In a world where a bottle of stout can change destinies, all Branwen Porter and her sister Zara want is to become brewers of the world’s oldest and most popular beer, Galway Pradesh Stout. But the brewmaster won’t give them a second glance, much less try their homebrew. A chance encounter with a man in black and a stolen briefcase changes everything. Zara and Branwen find themselves on a collision course with the most dangerous man in the world and his terrible plans for the beer. Two ancient enemies will renew a bitter vendetta, and the sisters will discover their new destiny—but only if they can choose between their dreams and each other. THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY is a captivating page-turner in Anthony St. Clair's Rucksack Universe. If you like Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, or Octavia Butler, you'll love this ongoing fantasy series of globetrotting intrigue, myth, and adventure.

The Wind In The Willows Greek Edition

Author : Kenneth Grahame
ISBN : 1511850566
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Gifts And Graces By The Author Of The Rose And The Lotus

Author : Elizabeth Johnston
ISBN : OXFORD:600021779
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Tales Of The Forest Containing The Lotus Walker And The Spoiler S Doom In Verse Followed By Songs Of The Exile And Fragments

Author : Snellius Schickhardus (pseud.)
ISBN : OXFORD:600087235
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Culture In Law And Development

Author : Lan Cao
ISBN : 9780190608217
Genre : Law
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The growth of international law in the post-World War II era stemmed partly from the belief that universal norms would make life for the entire world's population safer, more equitable, and more conducive to each person's acquisition of basic material needs. Starting in the sixties and seventies, some scholars and activists challenged this assumption and established the school of "cultural relativism," a model that pays deference to local cultural traditions and favors them over international human rights norms. Scholars tried to create and practice a middle-ground approach between universalism and relativism, whereby the most egregious violations would be prevented through assimilating only jus cogens norms into indigenous groups' existing cultural traditions. Such efforts at combining a few select international norms with local cultural traditions largely failed. Culture in Law and Development presents a provocative new solution to the seemingly intractable problem of combining international norms with local cultural traditions by changing culture through law and development. In this book, Lan Cao demonstrates how the gradual expansion of customary international law (CIL) provides a model for changing culture in ways that protect and advance local populations. The book adopts a holistic view of development and argues that cultural norms that impede the human capabilities of the poor, women, and other marginal groups should be changed. The book reveals how a more conscious, coordinated effort on such change can succeed while non-violative local traditions are otherwise honored and preserved. Cao proposes that cultural change does not have to constitute cultural disrespect, and that local societies only benefit by a careful combination of externally wrought change and internally fostered tradition.

The Lotus And The Spinning Wheel

Author : Marie Beuzeville Byles
ISBN : UCAL:B3463945
Genre : Buddha (The concept)
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