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|Author||: Jimmy Chan|
I've always wished to tour across the whole world to go to the moon and back When the starry stars shine and the moon and the sun in it's heat I want to go there not scorched and explore everything. My problem is, will I go be able to return? A question for another day...
From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement
|Author||: Paula Yoo|
|Editor||: WW Norton|
Winner of the 2021 Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Nonfiction Longlisted for the 2021 National Book Award for Young People's Literature Finalist for the 2022 YALSA Award for Excellence in Young Adult Nonfiction An NPR Best Book of 2021 A Washington Post Best Children's Book of 2021 A Time Young Adult Best Book of 2021 A Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of 2021 A Publishers Weekly Best Young Adult Book of 2021 A School Library Journal Best Book of 2021 A Horn Book Best Book of 2021 A compelling account of the killing of Vincent Chin, the verdicts that took the Asian American community to the streets in protest, and the groundbreaking civil rights trial that followed. America in 1982: Japanese car companies are on the rise and believed to be putting U.S. autoworkers out of their jobs. Anti–Asian American sentiment simmers, especially in Detroit. A bar fight turns fatal, leaving a Chinese American man, Vincent Chin, beaten to death at the hands of two white men, autoworker Ronald Ebens and his stepson, Michael Nitz. Paula Yoo has crafted a searing examination of the killing and the trial and verdicts that followed. When Ebens and Nitz pled guilty to manslaughter and received only a $3,000 fine and three years’ probation, the lenient sentence sparked outrage. The protests that followed led to a federal civil rights trial—the first involving a crime against an Asian American—and galvanized what came to be known as the Asian American movement. Extensively researched from court transcripts, contemporary news accounts, and in-person interviews with key participants, From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry is a suspenseful, nuanced, and authoritative portrait of a pivotal moment in civil rights history, and a man who became a symbol against hatred and racism.
|Author||: Larry McShane|
|Editor||: Citadel Press|
This true crime biography chronicles the life of the so-called “Oddfather” who ran a powerful NYC crime family while playing crazy to avoid prosecution. Vincent “Chin” Gigante was a professional boxer before discovering his true calling as a ruthless contract killer. When Vito Genovese went to prison, he picked Gigante to run the Genovese crime family in his absence. While raking in more than one hundred million for the family, he routinely ordered the murders of mobsters who violated the Mafia code—including John Gotti. At the height of Gigante's reign, the Genovese Family was the most powerful in the United States. And yet he was, to all outside appearances, certifiably crazy. He wandered the streets of Greenwich Village in a ratty bathrobe and slippers. He urinated in public, played pinochle in storefronts, and hid a second family from his wife. On twenty-two occasions, Gigante admitted himself to a mental hospital—evading criminal prosecution while maintaining his nefarious operations. It took nearly thirty years of endless psychiatric evaluations by a parade of puzzled doctors for federal authorities to finally bring him down.
|Author||: Staceyann Chin|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
No one knew Staceyann's mother was pregnant until a dangerously small baby was born on the floor of her grandmother's house in Lottery, Jamaica, on Christmas Day. Staceyann's mother did not want her, and her father was not present. No one, except her grandmother, thought Staceyann would survive. It was her grandmother who nurtured and protected and provided for Staceyann and her older brother in the early years. But when the three were separated, Staceyann was thrust, alone, into an unfamiliar and dysfunctional home in Paradise, Jamaica. There, she faced far greater troubles than absent parents. So, armed with a fierce determination and uncommon intelligence, she discovered a way to break out of this harshly unforgiving world. Staceyann Chin, acclaimed and iconic performance artist, now brings her extraordinary talents to the page in a brave, lyrical, and fiercely candid memoir about growing up in Jamaica. She plumbs tender and unsettling memories as she writes about drifting from one home to the next, coming out as a lesbian, and finding the man she believes to be her father and ultimately her voice. Hers is an unforgettable story told with grace, humor, and courage.
|Author||: Tina Chin|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
Marian "Tina Chin" Walters is a self-made career woman who knows all about success. She managed to transform herself from the crowned dancehall queen of Dorchester, MA to an acclaimed blogger in New York with a loyal following. Marian developed into a rounded media figure who has parlayed her notoriety into humanitarian work for people in Jamaica, and the United States. The discovery of her voice and love for the art of writing, Marian's blood in her pen led to an author and the creation of her first book titled, A Wretch Like Me.
|Author||: Jason Chin|
|Editor||: Square Fish|
Jason Chin's Redwoods tells the story of a boy who discovers a book about redwoods and finds himself in their midst as he turns the pages. An ordinary train ride becomes and extraordinary trip to the great ancient forests. A subway trip is transformed when a young boy happens upon a book about redwood forests. As he reads the information unfolds, and with each new bit of knowledge, he travels--all the way to California to climb into the Redwood canopy. Crammed with interesting and accurate information about these great natural wonders, Jason Chin's first book is innovative nonfiction set within a strong and beautiful picture storybook. Chin's approach makes Redwoods a must-have common core tool for teachers and librarians introducing scientific principals to young students.
|Author||: YZ Chin|
A Recommended Read from: Entertainment Weekly * Buzzfeed * Good Morning America * USA Today * Harper's Bazaar * Fortune * A.V. Club * The Millions * Lit Hub * International Examiner * Publishers Weekly When her husband suddenly disappears, a young woman must uncover where he went—and who she might be without him—in this striking debut of immigration, identity, and marriage. After another taxing day as the sole female employee at her New York City tech startup, Edwina comes home to find that her husband, Marlin, has packed up a suitcase and left. The only question now is why. Did he give up on their increasingly hopeless quest to secure their green cards and decide to return to Malaysia? Was it the death of his father that sent him into a tailspin? Or has his strange, sudden change in personality finally made Marlin and Edwina strangers to each other? As Edwina searches the city for traces of her husband, she simultaneously sifts through memories of their relationship, hoping to discover the moment when something went wrong. All the while, a coworker is making increasingly uncomfortable advances toward her. And she can’t hide the truth about Marlin’s disappearance from her overbearing, eccentric mother for much longer. Soon Edwina will have to decide how much she is willing to sacrifice in order to stay in her marriage and in America. Poignant and darkly funny, Edge Case is a searing meditation on intimacy, estrangement, and the fractured nature of identity. In this moving debut, YZ Chin explores the imperfect yet enduring relationships we hold to country and family. “Chin’s specificity and wonderfully drawn minor characters add depth and richness…. Not only a subtly provocative depiction of the tech industry, and this country, as tilting ever more off-kilter; but also a realistic portrayal of a woman in crisis.” —Lauren Oyler, The New York Times Book Review
|Author||: Tony Chin|
|Editor||: Tony Chin|
When a young girl's life is torn apart by the terror and fear of a new communist government, she has to learn to survive within its harsh confines. As she grows, so does her understanding and her hatred of the political situation, and she becomes determined to escape its confines, but the only method also risks many ways to die. Can Suk Hing survive the arduous journey that is fraught with danger, or will she be captured and have to suffer the consequences of being branded a traitor? This is a novelization of a true story of one young women's struggle, an epic journey made by many who should never be forgotten. This is the story of the Freedom Swimmers.
|Author||: India. Army. Intelligence Branch,C. H. Turner|
|Author||: Bruce Campbell,Craig Sanborn|
New York Times bestseller Introduction by New York Times bestselling author and famous minor television personality John Hodgman One of my dad’s favorite jokes about getting older was: “I went out for coffee when I was twenty-one and when I got back I was fifty-eight!” I get what he meant now. Time flies. My first book, If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a "B" Movie Actor, was published back in 2001 and it chronicles the adventures of a “mid-grade, kind of hammy actor" (my words), cutting his teeth on exploitation movies far removed from mainstream Hollywood. This next book, an “Act II” if you will, could be considered my “maturing years” in show business, when I began to say “no” more often and gravitated toward self-generated material. Taking stock in the overall quality of my life, I fled Los Angeles and moved to a remote part of Oregon to renew, regroup and reload. If that sounds tame, the journey from Evil Dead to Spider-Man to Burn Notice was long, with plenty of adventures/mishaps along the way. I never pictured myself hovering above Baghdad in a Blackhawk helicopter, facing a pack of wild dogs in Bulgaria, or playing an aging Elvis Presley with cancer on his penis - how can you predict this stuff? The sheer lunacy of show business is part of the fun for me and I hope you'll come along for the ride. – Bruce “Don’t Call Me Ash” Campbell
|Author||: Lili Chin|
A fully illustrated practical "instruction manual" for dog owners to help them understand dog behavior by means of characterful bespoke drawings. Dogs communicate with so much more than barks and tail wags, and many visual signals can tell us how they are feeling about any situation. Misreading dog body language makes life challenging for dogs and their humans. It can even lead to bites and fights if what a dog is saying is dismissed or ignored.This little book of drawings is an introduction to seeing the small and large shifts in how dogs carry themselves. The more we notice and understand, the better chances we have of helping our best friends feel safe and happy!
|Author||: Tamara T. Chin|
Savage Exchange explores the politics of representation during the Han dynasty (206 BCE–220 CE) at a pivotal moment when China was asserting imperialist power on the Eurasian continent and expanding its local and long-distance (“Silk Road”) markets. Tamara T. Chin explains why rival political groups introduced new literary forms with which to represent these expanded markets. To promote a radically quantitative approach to the market, some thinkers developed innovative forms of fiction and genre. In opposition, traditionalists reasserted the authority of classical texts and advocated a return to the historical, ethics-centered, marriage-based, agricultural economy that these texts described. The discussion of frontiers and markets thus became part of a larger debate over the relationship between the world and the written word. These Han debates helped to shape the ways in which we now define and appreciate early Chinese literature and produced the foundational texts of Chinese economic thought. Each chapter in the book examines a key genre or symbolic practice (philosophy, fu-rhapsody, historiography, money, kinship) through which different groups sought to reshape the political economy. By juxtaposing well-known texts with recently excavated literary and visual materials, Chin elaborates a new literary and cultural approach to Chinese economic thought. Co-Winner, 2016 Harry Levin Prize, American Comparative Literature Association; Honorable Mention, 2016 Joseph Levenson Book Prize, Pre-1900 Category, China and Inner Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies
|Author||: Juliette Cunliffe|
|Editor||: Fox Chapel Publishing|
From the Land of the Rising Sun comes the delightful and affectionate toy dog known as the Japanese Chin, revered for centuries as a palace treasure and today counted among the world's most beloved companion dogs. This Comprehensive Owner's Guide, written by Juliette Cunliffe, provides an entertaining portrait of the Chin's origins and history, including Commodore Perry's famous door-opening visit to Japan, the breed's rise to the favor of England's Queen Alexandra, and the Chin's introduction to the United States. In the chapter on the breed's characteristics, the author reveals her insight into this "happy little character with a down-to-earth, yet bumptious, personality." Potential owners are made aware that, despite his small size, the Chin has a larger-than-life approach to the world, and that as a home companion, the Chin demands affection and little else, being a naturally clean pet, often compared to a cat in cleanliness, sophistication, and self-awareness. In the home of a loving owner, the Chin will thrive and become a superb addition to the family, even one with children and cat or two!New owners will welcome the well-prepared chapter on finding a reputable breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy. Chapters on puppy-proofing the home and yard, purchasing the right supplies for the puppy as well as house-training, feeding, and grooming are illustrated with photographs of handsome adults and puppies. In all, there are over 135 full-color photographs in this useful and reliable volume. The author's advice on obedience training will help the reader better mold and train into the most well-mannered dog in the neighborhood. The extensive and lavishly illustrated chapter on healthcare provides up-to-date detailed information on selecting a qualified veterinarian, vaccinations, preventing and dealing with parasites, infectious diseases, and more. Sidebars throughout the text offer helpful hints, covering topics as diverse as historical dogs, breeders, or kennels, toxic plants, first aid, crate training, carsickness, fussy eaters, and parasite control. Fully indexed.
|Author||: Bee Chin Ng,Gillian Wigglesworth|
|Editor||: Taylor & Francis|
Written by experienced teachers and researchers in the field, 'Bilingualism' is an essential resource for students and researchers of Applied Linguistics. It introduces key issues and debates in the subject, and focuses on the impact of bilingualism on cognitive resources and the social forces that moderate it.
|Author||: Marilyn Edwards|
'White Chin' is the story of a cat, abandoned by its owners and forced to live in the wild. He must learn to hunt, defend himself in the wild and avoid predators.
|Author||: A-Chin Hsiau|
Drawing on a wide range of Chinese historical and contemporary texts, Contemporary Taiwanese Cultural Nationalism addresses diverse subjects including nationalist literature; language ideology; the crafting of a national history; the impact of Japanese colonialism and the increasingly strained relationship between China and Taiwan. This book is essential reading for all scholars of the history, culture and politics of Taiwan.
|Author||: Oscar Asche|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
Complete book and lyrics to the fabulously successful Edwardian musical. With 2,235 performances and running for five years, "Chu Chin Chow" was London's most successful musical of the World War I generation. Its record breaking run was not surpassed for over 40 years. Catering to England's craze at the time for anything oriental, actor, director and producer Oscar Asche crafted a libretto based on the story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves that was part melodrama and part light opera. Described as "the world's most gorgeous production" its elaborate sets and scantly dressed chorus girls became the talk of the town. The musical had a successful Broadway production, was revived many times and continued to be produced throughout the 20th Century. It was also the basis for the 1934 British musical film.
|Author||: Lokesh Chandra,Fredrick W. Bunce|
The Book Studies The 360 Icons Of The Chu Fo P U-Sa Sheng Hsiang Tsan Pantheon Referring To A Rare Set Of Woodcuts Distinct Among Buddhist Pantheons. It Analyses The Unique Features Of This Pantheon, Pointing Out The Significance Of Each Figure In The Mythological/Theological Framework And Minutely Describing The Iconography Of The Images.
|Author||: Pum Khan Pau|
|Editor||: Taylor & Francis|
This book examines the British colonial expansion in the so-called unadministered hill tracts of the Indo-Burma frontier and the change of colonial policy from non-intervention to intervention. The book begins with the end of the First Anglo-Burmese War (1824–26), which resulted in the British annexation of the North-Eastern Frontier of Bengal and the extension of its sway over the Arakan and Manipur frontiers, and closes with the separation of Burma from India in 1937. The volume documents the resistance of the indigenous hill peoples to colonial penetration; administrative policies such as disarmament; subjugation of the local chiefs under a colonial legal framework and its impact; standardisation of ‘Chin’ as an ethnic category for the fragmented tribes and sub-tribes; and the creation and consolidation of the Chin Hills District as a political entity to provide an extensive account of British relations with the indigenous Chin/Zo community from 1824 to 1935. By situating these within the larger context of British imperial policy, the book makes a critical analysis of the British approach towards the Indo-Burma frontier. With its coverage of key archival sources and literature, this book will interest scholars and researchers in modern Indian history, military history, colonial history, British history, South Asian history and Southeast Asian history.