The Emperor s Pearl

THE EMPEROR'S PEARL It all began on the night of the Poo-yang dragonboat races, when the drummer of the favourite boat suddenly collapsed under the ...

The Emperor s Pearl

Author: Robert van Gulik

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226849074

Page: 192

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It all begins on the night of the Poo-yang dragonboat races in 699 A.D.: a drummer in the leading boat collapses, and the body of a beautiful young woman turns up in a deserted country mansion. There, Judge Dee—tribunal magistrate, inquisitor, and public avenger—steps in to investigate the murders and return order to the Tang Dynasty. In The Emperor’s Pearl, the judge discovers that these two deaths are connected by an ancient tragedy involving a near-legendary treasure stolen from the Imperial Harem one hundred years earlier. The terrifying figure of the White Lady, a river goddess enshrined on a bloodstained altar, looms in the background of the investigation. Clues are few and elusive, but under the expert hand of Robert van Gulik, this mythic jigsaw puzzle assembles itself into a taut mystery. “If you have not yet discovered Judge Dee and his faithful Sgt. Hoong, I envy you that initial pleasure which comes from the discovery of a great detective story. For the magistrate of Poo-yang belongs in that select group of fictional detectives headed by the renowned Sherlock Holmes.”—Robert Kirsch, Los Angeles Times “The title of this book and the book itself have much in common. Each is a jewel, a rare and precious find.”—Atlanta Times

All The Emperor s Men

Journalist Hiroshi Tasogawa probes the most sensitive questions about Kurosawa's thwarted ambition and the demons that drove him.

All The Emperor s Men

Author: Hiroshi Tasogawa

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1480329738

Page: 337

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ALL THE EMPEROR'S MEN: KUROSAWA'S PEARL HARBOR

Imperial Woman

In Imperial Woman, Pearl S. Buck brings to life the amazing story of Tzu Hsi, who rose from concubine status to become the working head of the Qing Dynasty.

Imperial Woman

Author: Pearl S. Buck

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480421189

Page: 376

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From the Nobel Prize–winning author of The Good Earth: the New York Times–bestselling biography of Tzu Hsi, the concubine who became China’s last empress. In Imperial Woman, Pearl S. Buck brings to life the amazing story of Tzu Hsi, who rose from concubine status to become the working head of the Qing Dynasty. Born from a humble background, Tzu Hsi falls in love with her cousin Jung Lu, a handsome guard—but while still a teenager she is selected, along with her sister and hundreds of other girls, for relocation to the Forbidden City. Already set apart on account of her beauty, she’s determined to be the emperor’s favorite, and devotes all of her talent and cunning to the task. When the emperor dies, she finds herself in a role of supreme power, one she’ll command for nearly fifty years. Much has been written about Tzu Hsi, but no other novel recreates her life—the extraordinary personality, together with the world of court intrigue and the period of national turmoil with which she dealt—as well as Imperial Woman. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author’s estate.

The Emperor s Panda

Relates how the poor young shepherd boy Kung became the Emperor of all China with the help of the Master Panda, the most magical and wisest creature in all the world.

The Emperor s Panda

Author: David Day

Publisher: London : Piccadilly

ISBN: 9781853400261

Page: 111

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Relates how the poor young shepherd boy Kung became the Emperor of all China with the help of the Master Panda, the most magical and wisest creature in all the world.

Rebirth Emperor Long Time No See

Pearl remembered the last time Pearl had gone to visit the Empress Dowager of the Emperor's palace. When Pearl had passed by the imperial kitchens, ...

Rebirth  Emperor  Long Time No See

Author: Zai XiaoQingCheng

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 164787596X

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"Yes!" As long as he becomes the Empress, Qing Er will be by Big Brother Emperor's side everyday. " With the feelings of a young lady, Dongfang Ziqing became the empress of Xuanyuan Kingdom. Originally, she was a proud daughter of heaven, but after three short years of happiness, she had a painful taste of the purgatory in the human world!"Power and subject should not be linked together. Dongfang Family, would definitely pay the price for these two words! "That includes ..." The young Monarch's brows furrowed slightly, but under Dongfang Ziqing's clear laughter, he relaxed and gently called out. "Qing Er, the pool is dangerous, come to our side."One was a naive and innocent girl, the other was an experienced young lord with a black stomach. This love is destined to lose on the motto: Since it is shallow, how can love deep!Many years later, when Dongfang Ziqing finally understood this logic, they ... "But all that was left was a bloody hatred!"

The Emperor s Codes

... Pearl Harbor Revisited: United States Navy Communications Intelligence, 1924–1941 (United States Cryptologic History, Series IV, World War II, Vol.

The Emperor s Codes

Author: Michael Smith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1628721383

Page: 368

View: 268

In this gripping, previously untold story from World War II, Michael Smith examines how code breakers cracked Japan’s secret codes and won the war in the Pacific. He also takes the reader step by step through the process, explaining exactly how the code breakers went about their daunting task—made even more difficult by the vast linguistic differences between Japanese and English. The Emperor’s Codes moves across the world from Bletchley Park to Pearl Harbor, from Singapore to Colombo, and from Mombasa to Melbourne. It tells the stories of John Tiltman, the British soldier turned code breaker who made many of the early breaks in Japanese diplomatic and military codes; Commander Joe Rochedort, the leading expert on Japanese in U.S. naval intelligence; Eric Nave, the Australian sailor who pioneered breakthroughs in deciphering Japanese naval codes; and Oshima Hiroshi, the hard-drinking Japanese ambassador to Berlin whose candid, often verbose reports to Tokyo of his conversations with Hitler and other high-ranking Nazis were a major source of intelligence in the war against Germany. Without the dedication demonstrated by these relatively unsung heroes, the outcome of World War II might have been very different.

The Emperor s New Mathematics

If (jiaruo 假若) one compares a mountain to a pearl, then since they are of different kinds, although the mountain is larger than the pearl, one cannot say ...

The Emperor s New Mathematics

Author: Catherine Jami

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199601402

Page: 436

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Jami explores how the emperor Kangxi solidified the Qing dynasty in seventeenth-century China through the appropriation of the 'Western learning', and especially the mathematics, of Jesuit missionaries. This book details not only the history of mathematical ideas, but also their political and cultural impact.

The Emperor Landing on the Nine Heavens

Shi Hanyue a single devil pearl, but two devil pearl would be better than that. Shi Hanyue was currently only at the middle stage of Martial Saint, ...

The Emperor Landing on the Nine Heavens

Author: Kong Shen

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 1647360242

Page:

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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?

Pearl Harbor

Oikawa said yes, but Nagano and Sugiyama said nothing, prompting the emperor, for the first time in known history, to break the tradition of the imperial ...

Pearl Harbor

Author: Craig Nelson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451660510

Page: 544

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“A valuable reexamination” (Booklist, starred review) of the event that changed twentieth-century America—Pearl Harbor—based on years of research and new information uncovered by a New York Times bestselling author. The America we live in today was born, not on July 4, 1776, but on December 7, 1941, when an armada of 354 Japanese warplanes supported by aircraft carriers, destroyers, and midget submarines suddenly and savagely attacked the United States, killing 2,403 men—and forced America’s entry into World War II. Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness follows the sailors, soldiers, pilots, diplomats, admirals, generals, emperor, and president as they engineer, fight, and react to this stunningly dramatic moment in world history. Beginning in 1914, bestselling author Craig Nelson maps the road to war, when Franklin D. Roosevelt, then the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, attended the laying of the keel of the USS Arizona at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Writing with vivid intimacy, Nelson traces Japan’s leaders as they lurch into ultranationalist fascism, which culminates in their scheme to terrify America with one of the boldest attacks ever waged. Within seconds, the country would never be the same. Backed by a research team’s five years of work, as well as Nelson’s thorough re-examination of the original evidence assembled by federal investigators, this page-turning and definitive work “weaves archival research, interviews, and personal experiences from both sides into a blow-by-blow narrative of destruction liberally sprinkled with individual heroism, bizarre escapes, and equally bizarre tragedies” (Kirkus Reviews). Nelson delivers all the terror, chaos, violence, tragedy, and heroism of the attack in stunning detail, and offers surprising conclusions about the tragedy’s unforeseen and resonant consequences that linger even today.

The Emperor s Transmigrated Consort

The emperor looked at Ann Yuan and a hint of doubt flashed in his eyes. He frowned and said, "Indeed, that makes sense. Since it's a pearl, then don't bury ...

The Emperor   s Transmigrated Consort

Author: Niu YouGuoZhiYe

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 1636453694

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After Gu Rose teleported over, she kicked an iron board, and inexplicably found out that the peerless beauty was actually a man. The more she found herself trapped by an inescapable net, the harder it was to twist her body. It was as if a great conspiracy and prosperity was slowly unfolding right in front of her. She was stuck inside, unable to escape or escape ... The flirtatious man laughed, "Little girl, I'll give you the phoenix coronet and ceremonial robes. Can you be my empress?" Gu Rose: "How can I not be sure?" "Of course not."

The Emperor Of The World

Everyone was surprised, looking at Great Monarch, he actually forgave Golden Dragon Emperor? It was a dragon pearl, which was also the Genuine Dragons.

The Emperor Of The World

Author: Guang MingCao

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 1649482019

Page:

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The people of the world are often captivated by greed, and have plotted against me for being unrighteous, and have their holy body turn into a god of death! The path of Immortal Treading, suppressing peers of the same generation, creating Heaven and Earth powers, calming the disorder of time and space, reversing time and space, and then becoming the Ancestor! (Cultivation Stage: Violet Palace Realm, Five Element Secret Realm, Divine Treasure Secret Realm, Spiritual Altar Secret Realm, Great Emperor ...) ) 