• Social Science

Dragon Ladies

Asian American Feminists Breathe Fire
Author: Sonia Shah
Publisher: South End Press
ISBN: 9780896085756
Category: Social Science
Page: 241
View: 6071
'Groundbreaking....Dragon Ladies explores the emergence of a distinct Asian American feminist movement through the rich perspectives of well-known Asian American activists, writers, and artists who analyze personal experiences through a political lens.' Ms. MagazineThis book showcases the growing politicization of Asian American women and their emerging feminist movement. These prominent writers, artists, and activists draw on a wealth of personal experience and political analysis to address issues of immigration, work, health, domestic violence, sexuality, and the media. In doing so, they seize the power of their unique political perspectives and cultural backgrounds to transform the landscape of race, class, and gender in the United States.

    • Social Science

The Asian Mystique

Dragon Ladies, Geisha Girls, and Our Fantasies of the Exotic Orient
Author: Sheridan Prasso
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 0786736321
Category: Social Science
Page: 464
View: 2834
Few Westerners escape the images, expectations and misperceptions that lead us to see Asia as exotic, sensual, decadent, dangerous, and mysterious. Despite — and because of — centuries of East-West interaction, the stereotypes of Western literature, stage, and screen remain pervasive icons: the tea-pouring, submissive, sexually available geisha girl; the steely cold dragon lady dominatrix; as well as the portrayal of the Asian male as effeminate and asexual. These "Oriental" illusions color our relations and relationships in ways even well-respected professional "Asia hands" and scholars don't necessarily see. The Asian Mystique lays out a provocative challenge to see Asia and Asians as they really are, with unclouded, deeroticized eyes. It traces the origins of Western stereotypes in history and in Hollywood, examines the phenomenon of ‘yellow fever,' then goes on a reality tour of Asia's go-go bars, middle-class homes, college campuses, business districts, and corridors of power, providing intimate profiles of women's lives and vivid portraits of the human side of an Asia we usually mythologize too well to really understand. It strips away our misconceptions and stereotypes, revealing instead the fully dimensional human beings beyond our usual perceptions. The Asian Mystique is required reading for anyone with interest in or interaction with Asia or Asian-origin people, as well as any serious student or practicioner of East-West relations.

    • History

The Divine Woman

Dragon Ladies and Rain Maidens in T'ang Literature
Author: Edward H. Schafer
Publisher: Floating World Edithions
ISBN: 9781891640483
Category: History
Page: 264
View: 5602
This important exploration of Chinese mythology focuses on the diverse and evocative associations between women and water in the literature of the T'ang dynasty as well as in the enormous classical canon it inherited. By extension, it peers from medieval China back into the mists of ancient days, when snake queens, river goddesses, and dragon ladies ruled over the vast seas, great river courses, and heavenly sources of water, deities who had to be placated by shaman intercessors chanting hymns lost even by the T'ang. As with his other notable works, Professor Schafer's meticulous researches into the material culture of the past, coupled with a delightful writing style, allow us to better appreciate the literature of the T'ang by clarifying important contemporaneous symbols of fertility, mutability, and power, including the wondrous and ubiquitous dragon.


    • African American women authors

"Aunt Jemima and the Dragon Lady"

Ethnicity and Gender in the Selected Writings of African-American and Chinese-American Women Writers
Author: Mary Eleanor Young
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: African American women authors
Page: 300
View: 2586

    • History

Finding the Dragon Lady

The Mystery of Vietnam's Madame Nhu
Author: Monique Demery
Publisher: Public Affairs
ISBN: 1610392817
Category: History
Page: 280
View: 2184
Describes the life of the First Lady of South Vietnam, a glamorous, sexy and controversial figure known as the “Dragon Lady” who lived in exile after a U.S.-backed coup killed her husband and brother-in-law during the Vietnam War.

    • Fiction

Dragon Lady


Author: Gary Alexander
Publisher: Istoria Books
ISBN: 1452449988
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 3655
In 1965 Saigon, Joe, a young draftee, becomes obsessed with a Vietnam girl named Mai, his own Dragon Lady from his beloved Terry and the Pirates cartoon strips that his mother still sends him. As he pursues a relationship with her, Saigon churns with intrigue and rumors will the U.S. become more involved with the Vietnamese struggle? What is going on with a special unit that is bringing in all sorts of (for the time) high tech equipment? Will the U.S. make Vietnam the 51st state and bomb aggressors to oblivion? But for Joe, the big question is does Mai love him or will she betray more than just his heart? Gary Alexanders intelligent voice, filled with dry wit, and his own experiences give this story a sharp sense of truth, recounting the horror and absurdity of war. Reminiscent of books such as Catch 22, Dragon Lady serves up equal measures of outrageous humor and poignant remembrance.

    • Fiction

The Highland Dragon's Lady


Author: Isabel Cooper
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402284713
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 2846
He's Out of the Highlands and on the Prowl... Regina Talbot-Jones has always known her rambling family home was haunted. She's also aware her brother has invited one of his friends to attend an ill-conceived séance. She didn't count on that friend being so handsome...and she certainly didn't expect him to be a dragon. Younger son of a family of shapeshifting dragons, Highlander Colin MacAlasdair has lived a life free of both family duty and mortal cares. Moving in and out of human society as he wishes, he takes very little seriously-until Regina drops onto his balcony one midnight, catching his attention and his interest. She's like no mortal he's ever met, and no matter how hard he tries, he can't seem to get her out of his head. Bound by circumstance, drawn by the fire awakening inside of them, Colin and Regina must work together to defeat a vengeful spirit-and discover whether their growing love is powerful enough to defy convention. The Highland Dragons Series: Legend of the Highland Dragon (Book 1) The Highland Dragon's Lady (Book 2) Night of the Highland Dragon (Book 3) Praise for Legend of the Highland Dragon, a Barnes and Noble Best Romance of 2013 "The mix of hard-headed realism and fantasy in this novel is enchanting..."-Barnes and Noble Reviews "An outstanding read! ...fast-paced, smartly written...impossible to put down."- RT Book Reviews, 4 1⁄2 Stars, Top Pick!

    • Juvenile Fiction

April and the Dragon Lady


Author: Lensey Namioka
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781439557150
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 214
View: 3687
Feeling confined by the traditional family attitudes of her strong-willed, manipulative grandmother, sixteen-year-old April Chen fights for her independence. Reissue.

    • Fiction

Ladies of the Lair


Author: Bianca D'Arc
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 159998251X
Category: Fiction
Page: 237
View: 6492
Enter a world where dragons and knights fight together to protect their home and the special women who share their lives. Passion and discovery mark their journey through a time of war, when each will be tested and only the strength of their love can see them through. Maiden Flight A chance meeting with a young male dragon seals the fate of an adventurous poacher. The dragon's partner, Sir Gareth, takes one look at the woman and decides to do a little poaching of his own. He falls deeply in love with Belora and wants her for his mate, but to marry a knight, a woman must also accept the dragon, the dragon's mate? and her knight too. Border Lair Adora yearns for Sir Jared, but becomes emotionally attached to Lord Darian, an honorable man who gave up his title, lands, and home in order to warn the dragons and knights of his king's evil plan. Both men admire the lovely Adora, but Jared's broken heart will not easily mend. It will take two dragons, a good friend and the love of his life to heal him and help them all form a family in this time of crisis.

    • Body, Mind & Spirit

The New Chinese Astrology


Author: Suzanne White
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312151799
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 592
View: 9731
A guide to the ancient art of Chinese astrology explores its history, explains why the world is divided by animal signs and where the stars and planets fit in, and discusses the qualities of each sign

    • Biography & Autobiography

Dragon lady

the life and legend of the last empress of China
Author: Sterling Seagrave,Peggy Seagrave
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 601
View: 5392
Reappraises the initial depiction of China's last empress--the Dowager Empress Tzu Hsi--which was fabricated by two English travelers and portrays a strong, complex woman struggling to keep her country from unraveling. 40,000 first printing. $40,000 ad/promo.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Once Upon a Life

A Life's Tales, Stories, Views and Friends
Author: Constantine Michael Xeros
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595522955
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 592
View: 3735
A life, every life, has a story to tell, a real actual story. Subject and theme are the only variables in that life and the story it tells. In that reality of reality, one does not have to invent. It really happened. These real encounters do not require the embellishments and inventions of fiction. The empathy in these writings is that everyone can relate to someone else's experiences in their sometimes similarity where it will precipitate a nod of association or recognition in another life lived. Stories that could be told

    • Etiquette

The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness

A Complete Handbook for the Use of the Lady in Polite Society ...
Author: Florence Hartley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Etiquette
Page: 340
View: 7663
The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, And Manual of Politeness: A Complete Handbook for the Use of the by Florence Hartley, first published in 1872, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Never Trust a Local

Inside the Nixon White House
Author: Charles Edward Stuart
Publisher: Algora Publishing
ISBN: 0875864007
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 190
View: 5223
The agony and excitement of the 2004 Presidential campaign between Bush and Kerry echoed the mad frenzy of earlier, OC low-techOCO campaigns. In important ways, little has really changed in the fundamental nature of presidential campaigns, presidential politi"

    • Social Science

The Triple Package

How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America
Author: Amy Chua,Jed Rubenfeld
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101610131
Category: Social Science
Page: 352
View: 3821
"That certain groups do much better in America than others—as measured by income, occupational status, test scores, and so on—is difficult to talk about. In large part this is because the topic feels racially charged. The irony is that the facts actually debunk racial stereotypes. There are black and Hispanic subgroups in the United States far outperforming many white and Asian subgroups. Moreover, there’s a demonstrable arc to group success—in immigrant groups, it typically dissipates by the third generation—puncturing the notion of innate group differences and undermining the whole concept of 'model minorities.'" Mormons have recently risen to astonishing business success. Cubans in Miami climbed from poverty to prosperity in a generation. Nigerians earn doctorates at stunningly high rates. Indian and Chinese Americans have much higher incomes than other Americans; Jews may have the highest of all. Why do some groups rise? Drawing on groundbreaking original research and startling statistics, The Triple Package uncovers the secret to their success. A superiority complex, insecurity, impulse control—these are the elements of the Triple Package, the rare and potent cultural constellation that drives disproportionate group success. The Triple Package is open to anyone. America itself was once a Triple Package culture. It’s been losing that edge for a long time now. Even as headlines proclaim the death of upward mobility in America, the truth is that the oldfashioned American Dream is very much alive—butsome groups have a cultural edge, which enables them to take advantage of opportunity far more than others. • Americans are taught that everyone is equal, that no group is superior to another. But remarkably, all of America’s most successful groups believe (even if they don’t say so aloud) that they’re exceptional, chosen, superior in some way. • Americans are taught that self-esteem—feeling good about yourself—is the key to a successful life. But in all of America’s most successful groups, people tend to feel insecure, inadequate, that they have to prove themselves. • America today spreads a message of immediate gratification, living for the moment. But all of America’s most successful groups cultivate heightened discipline and impulse control. But the Triple Package has a dark underside too. Each of its elements carries distinctive pathologies; when taken to an extreme, they can have truly toxic effects. Should people strive for the Triple Package? Should America? Ultimately, the authors conclude that the Triple Package is a ladder that should be climbed and then kicked away, drawing on its power but breaking free from its constraints. Provocative and profound, The Triple Package will transform the way we think about success and achievement.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Sarah the Dragon Lady


Author: Martha Bennett Stiles
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780380704712
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 91
View: 5003
The summer between third and fourth grade brings many new things for Sarah, including the separation of her parents, a move from New York City to Kentucky with her mother, and a new and important friendship.

    • Bibles

Revelation


Author: Will Self
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 0857861018
Category: Bibles
Page: 64
View: 9825
The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.

    • Fiction

Heroine Worship


Author: Sarah Kuhn
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698197798
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
View: 7488
Asian-American superheroines Evie Tanaka and Aveda Jupiter protect San Francisco from perilous threats in the second book in Sarah Kuhn's snarky and smart fantasy trilogy • "The superheroine we’ve been waiting for." —Seanan McGuire Once upon a time, Aveda Jupiter (aka Annie Chang) was demon-infested San Francisco’s most beloved superheroine, a beacon of hope and strength and really awesome outfits. But all that changed the day she agreed to share the spotlight with her best friend and former assistant Evie Tanaka—who’s now a badass, fire-wielding superheroine in her own right. They were supposed to be a dynamic duo, but more and more, Aveda finds herself shoved into the sidekick role. Where, it must be said, she is not at all comfortable. It doesn’t help that Aveda’s finally being forced to deal with fallout from her diva behavior—and the fact that she’s been a less than stellar friend to Evie. Or that Scott Cameron—the man Aveda’s loved for nearly a decade—is suddenly giving her the cold shoulder after what seemed to be some promising steps toward friendship. Or that the city has been demon-free for three months in the wake of Evie and Aveda’s apocalypse-preventing battle against the evil forces of the Otherworld, leaving Aveda without the one thing she craves most in life: a mission. All of this is causing Aveda’s burning sense of heroic purpose—the thing that’s guided her all these years—to falter. In short, Aveda Jupiter is having an identity crisis. When Evie gets engaged and drafts Aveda as her maid-of-honor, Aveda finally sees a chance to reclaim her sense of self and sets out on a single-minded mission to make sure Evie has the most epic wedding ever. But when a mysterious, unseen supernatural evil rises up and starts attacking brides-to-be, Aveda must summon both her superheroine and best friend mojo to take down the enemy and make sure Evie’s wedding goes off without a hitch—or see both her city and her most important friendship destroyed forever.

    • Fiction

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo


Author: Stieg Larsson
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 0307473473
Category: Fiction
Page: 656
View: 3922
Forty years after the disappearance of Harriet Vanger from the secluded island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger family, her octogenarian uncle hires journalist Mikael Blomqvist and Lisbeth Salander, an unconventional young hacker, to investigate.