Although the boat appeared to have been submerged for a long time, it was nevertheless still possible to discern its ... As the wind blew the boat's skeletal remains, it produced an enormous roar. ... There, the 204 SLOW BOAT TO CHINA.
Author: Kim Chew Ng
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Literary Collections
"Dream and Swine and Aurora," "Deep in the Rubber Forest," "Fish Bones," "Allah's Will," "Monkey Butts, Fire, and Dangerous Things"—Ng Kim Chew's stories are raw, rural, and rich with the traditions of his native Malaysia. They are also full of humor and spirit, demonstrating a deep appreciation for human ingenuity in the face of poverty, oppression, and exile. Ng creatively captures the riot of cultures that roughly coexist on the Malay Peninsula and its surrounding archipelago. Their interplay is heightened by the encroaching forces of globalization, which bring new opportunities for cultural experimentation, but also an added dimension of alienation. In prose that is intimate and atmospheric, these sensitively crafted, resonant stories depict the struggles of individuals torn between their ancestral and adoptive homes, communities pressured by violence, and minority Malaysian Chinese in dynamic tension with the Islamic Malay majority. Told through relatable characters, Ng's tales show why he has become a leading Malaysian writer of Chinese fiction, representing in mood, voice, and rhythm the dislocation of a people and a country in transition.
Format 5 7/8" x 9" Illus. 16 color photos, maps - Weaves history and contemporary issues with personal narrative - Provides interesting details of landscapes, peoples and cultures of Southeast Asia, Northwest Africa and the Mediterranean - ...
Author: Adrian Sparham
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
Category: Sports & Recreation
Weaving history and contemporary issues with personal narratives, 'Slow Boat from China' is everything one could want out of a sailing narrative. It truthfully examines the joys and consequences of leaving behind a life of security and provides interesting details of landscapes, peoples and cultures of Southeast Asia, Northwest Africa and the Mediterranean.
The book of 28 chapters recounts those adventures and brings the span of the book to 2021 with an update on the situation in China.
Author: Leona Choy
A personal narrative spanning the entire career of the author, from her marriage in 1947 when she and her husband Ted set sail for China as missionaries. Because of the political repression in China at the time, they were forbidden to enter China itself. They spent the following 30 years in ministry to the Chinese people outside of China in the U.S. Finally in 1979 they were able to travel freely in China. The book of 28 chapters recounts those adventures and brings the span of the book to 2021 with an update on the situation in China.
In 'Slow Boat to Mongolia' Lydia tells of her travels by ship, train and bone-shaking bus through Indonesia and China on her way to fabled Outer Mongolia.
Author: Lydia Laube
Publisher: Wakefield Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Who else but Lydia Laube would climb the Great Wall of China waving a pink parasol while riding a donkey? In 'Slow Boat to Mongolia' Lydia tells of her travels by ship, train and bone-shaking bus through Indonesia and China on her way to fabled Outer Mongolia. Lydia learns to use chopsticks with aplomb and ploughs her way through crowds to visit places few westerners have ever seen. She reaches Outer Mongolia, where she stays in a ger in the snow and rides a horse through waist-high silvery grass. The intrepid author of 'Behind the Veil' and 'The Long Way Home' returns with her most adventurous tale yet.
It needed twenty-three vessels and seven months to transport Gavin Young by slow boat from Piraeus to Canton - seven months crowded with adventure, excitement and colour.
Author: Gavin Young
It needed twenty-three vessels and seven months to transport Gavin Young by slow boat from Piraeus to Canton - seven months crowded with adventure, excitement and colour. His account of a fantasy come true memorably distils the people, places, smells, conversations, ships and history of the places he encountered in a quite exceptional book.
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