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Lane, Andrew

Summary: Kidnapped and taken to China, young Sherlock Holmes enjoys adventure on the high seas before encountering a puzzling case of three men bitten by the same poisonous snake in different parts of Shanghai. Includes historical notes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2014

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC LAN

Omont, Jean-Marie

Summary: Yaya, the daughter of a wealthy family, meets Tuduo, an orphan boy who is forced to work for a gangster leader, as the Japanese invade Shanghai in 1937.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lion Forge/Magnetic 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 OMO

Dai, Sijie

Summary: After years of studying Freud in Paris, Mr. Muo returns home to bring the benefits of psychoanalysis to twenty-first-century China and to somehow free his college sweetheart, now a political prisoner, a quest that leads him to the sadistic local magistrate.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2005

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC DAI

Min, Anchee

Summary: Late 19th-century China is a tumultuous land beset by warring enemies--both from beyond its borders and within the fabled walls of the Forbidden City. When her son and adopted son each succumb to early deaths, Orchid reluctantly assumes greater power. While foreign nations like Japan, Russia, France, and England fight for their share of the Chinese spoils, Orchid sees her nation divide into...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Co. 2007

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC MIN

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MIN

Patterson, Molly

Summary: A mid-twentieth-century widow struggles to manage her farm and raise her children while reflecting on the intertwined experiences of her farm wife mother, her missionary aunt, and a Chinese student whose lives were shaped by the Boxer Rebellion.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PAT

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PAT

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC PAT

Jin, Yong

Summary: The epic Chinese classic and phenomenon published in the US for the first time! A fantastical generational saga and kung fu epic, A Hero Born is the classic novel of its time, stretching from the Song Empire (China 1200 AD) to the appearance of a warlord whose name will endure for eternity: Genghis Khan. Filled with an extraordinary cast of characters, A Hero Born is a tale of fantasy and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2019

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Mowll, Joshua.

Summary: In the spring of 1920, teenaged siblings Rebecca and Doug MacKenzie continue their adventures on their uncle's ship, sailing through a typhoon into the Celebes Sea in pursuit of a missing "gyrolabe" which may be connected to the disappearance of their parents.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2006

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION Mowll 2006

Summary: A young farmer named Wang Lung marries a selfless, loyal slave girl, O-Lan. Wang is initially devoted to the land and rises to prosperity. Later, however, Wang deserts the land and takes a second wife and tragedy threatens to overwhelm him. Eventually Wang realizes that the land and O-Lan mean more to him than his wealth.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2006

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA GOO

Thong, Roseanne

Summary: Grandpa Tu is famous for his special noodles, and as the emperor's birthday approaches, he encourages his granddaughter, Mei, to find her own noodle magic.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE THO

DeWoskin, Rachel

Summary: Lillia, fifteen, flees Warsaw with her father and baby sister in 1940 to try to make a new start in Shanghai, China, but the conflict grows more intense as America and Japan become involved.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking, published by Penguin Group 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC DEW

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA Fiction DeWoskin 2019

Lin, Grace

Summary: "Pinmei, a storyteller's granddaughter, must find the Luminous Stone that Lights the Night to rescue her grandmother, who has been kidnapped by the Tiger Emperor"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2016

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2 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC LIN

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC LIN

Hughart, Barry.

Contents: Bridge of birds -- The story of the stone -- Eight skilled gentlemen.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Subterranean Press 2008

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HUG

Hughart, Barry.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 1985

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Mo, Yan

Summary: " The author of Red Sorghum and China's most revered and controversial novelist returns with his first major publication since winning the Nobel Prize. In 2012, the Nobel committee confirmed Mo Yan's position as one of the greatest and most important writers of our time. In his much-anticipated new novel, Mo Yan chronicles the sweeping history of modern China through the lens of the nation's...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC MO

Pennypacker, Sara

Summary: When China's leader declares war on sparrows in 1958, everyone makes loud noise in hopes of chasing the hungry birds from their land except for Ming-Li, a young girl whose compassion and foresight prevent a disaster.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion Books for Children 2009

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE PEN

Yue, Guo

Summary: In Communist China in 1966, eight-year-old Leap Forward learns about freedom while flying kites with his best friend, by trying to get a caged wild bird to sing, and through the music he is learning to play on a bamboo flute. Includes author's notes on his childhood in Beijing, life under Mao Zedong, and the Cultural Revolution.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Barefoot Books 2008

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC YUE

Tan, Amy

Summary: Violet Minturn, a half-Chinese/half-American courtesan who deals in seduction and illusion in Shanghai, struggles to find her place in the world, while her mother, Lucia, tries to make sense of the choices she has made and the men who have shaped her.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2013

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TAN

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC TAN

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Tan 2013

Buck, Pearl S. (Pearl Sydenstricker)

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Summary: Pearl S. Buck's epic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of a China that was -- now in a Contemporary Classics edition. Though more than sixty years have passed since this remarkable novel won the Pulitzer Prize, it has retained its popularity and become one of the great modern classics. "I can only write what I know, and I know nothing but China, having always lived there," wrote Pearl Buck. In The...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Washington Square Press 2004

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BUC

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC BUC

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION BUC

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Buck 2004

Nagai, Mariko

Summary: When Soviet troops invade Japanese-occupied Manchuria during the last days of World War II, twelve-year-old Natsu Kimura must care for her younger sister as they struggle to survive and return to Japan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Liu, Na

Summary: A young girl describes her experiences growing up in China, beginning with the death of Chairman Mao in 1976.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graphic Universe 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 LIU

Buck, Pearl S

Summary: A slave bride of a Chinese laborer devotes herself to her husband's family, but when civil war in China brings wealth to the family, her happiness is endangered as her husband brings home a second wife. "This Pulitzer Prize-winning classic tells the poignant tale of a Chinese farmer and his family in old agrarian China. The humble Wang Lung glories in the soil he works, nurturing the land as...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Blackstone Audiobooks 2007

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC BUC

See, Lisa.

Summary: Reeling from newly uncovered family secrets, and anger at her mother and aunt for keeping them from her, Joy runs away to Shanghai in early 1957 to find her birth father, the artist Z.G. Li, with whom both May and Pearl were once in love. Dazzled by him, and blinded by idealism and defiance, Joy throws herself into the New Society of Red China, heedless of the dangers in the communist regime.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2011

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC SEE

See, Lisa.

Summary: A continuation of "Shanghai Girls" finds a devastated Joy fleeing to China to search for her real father while her mother, Pearl, desperately pursues her, a dual quest marked by their encounters with the nation's intolerant Communist culture.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SEE
3 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SEE

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION SEE

Buck, Pearl S. (Pearl Sydenstricker)

Summary: Wang Lang, a simple peasant farmer, takes as a wife a battered slave girl who becomes an indomitable, loyal woman. Working the land together, they prosper and increase their holdings, yet Wang eventually betrays his family and neglects the earth he had worshipped.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Washington Square Press 1958

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP Fiction Buck 1958