Tearing Up The Silk Road

Author: Tom Coote
Publisher: Garnet Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1859643027
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Tearing Up The Silk Road. Tearing up the Silk Road is an irreverent travelogue that details a journey along the ancient trade routes from China to Istanbul, through Central Asia, Iran and the Caucasus. As Tom Coote struggles through the often arbitrary borders and bureaucracies of China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Armenia, Georgia and Turkey, it becomes apparent that the next generation will see themselves in a very different light to their predecessors. New forms of identity are emerging, founded more upon shared cultural preferences and aspirations, than on the remnants of tribal allegiance. While rushing through from East to West, Tom Coote meets, befriends and argues with an epic range of characters; from soldiers and monks to pilgrims, travellers and modern day silk-road traders. All are striving for something more and most dream of being somewhere else. By bus, train and battered car - through deserts, open plains and mountain ranges - Tom finds himself again and again at the front line of a desperate war for hearts and minds. Through rapidly expanding megacities, to ancient ruins, and far more recently created wastelands, it is the West that is winning the souls while the East grows ever stronger. The real clash of civilisations, however, seems set to be not between the East and the West, but between the few who have so much, and the masses now uniting to demand so much more.

Silk Roads

Author: Axel Madsen
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504008545
Size: 39.36 MB
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Silk Roads. One of the greatest art theft stories of the 20th century: André Malraux, French novelist, art theorist, and eventually France’s Minister of Cultural Affairs, and his wife, Clara, traveled to Cambodia in 1923, planning to steal and smuggle artifacts out of the country and sell them in America. The Cambodian treasure hunt promised to be a mix of cultural sleuthing for important antiquities and risk-taking on the fuzzy edge of the laws that governed historical sites. The jungle expedition ended in arrest and, for André, trial and conviction. But it also led to a second Asian venture: the launching of a Saigon newspaper, L’Indochine, dedicated to the aspirations of the indigenous population. Madsen follows the couple from this fateful adventure that so shaped their future to the end of their marriage, and after.

The Steel Woman Of The Silk Road

Author: Aqila Khaterzai Karimi
Publisher: FriesenPress
ISBN: 1460216172
Size: 15.66 MB
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The Steel Woman Of The Silk Road. Laila is full of dreams and wonder as she spends her childhood chasing the azure blue skies of her hometown in Afghanistan. But with the onset of womanhood, Laila is forced to flee her hometown and abandon the promise of an education in an effort to survive the emergence to power of the Taliban in post-Soviet Afghanistan. Laila and the women around her must use ingenuity, strength, and a fierce resolve to survive the daily ministrations of a society seeking to keep them in the dark. Can Laila fight the drug abuse around her and find personal autonomy in a setting of forced docility? Through the atrocities committed against these women and the strength these same women must exhibit in order to survive, we see with poetic and searing insight the realities of everyday life: the daily lives, loves, and perseverance of truly remarkable women.

Silk Road

Author: Jeanne Larsen
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780449905234
Size: 60.86 MB
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Silk Road. Set during the Tang Dynasty of eighth-century China, a sweeping fantasy tale of Greenpearl, kidnapped by Tibetan raiders, chronicles her dual quest--to learn the language of humans, and to find her long-lost mother

Escape On The Silk Road

Author: Seth Kohn
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595188850
Size: 21.68 MB
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Escape On The Silk Road. Mike Connor, finishing his year of teaching English in China, doesn't think the Tiananmen Square massacre 800 miles away in Peking has much to do with him. Then he is asked to help one of the student dissidents escape, Li Mei, a determined patriot. And not only to escape, but also to help locate Tariq, the leader of the student democracy movement, and an ethnic Kazakh from western China. Tariq terrifies China's leadership: charismatic and smart, he could potentially lead his home province, the population of which despises Chinese rule, to form a breakaway republic in Central Asia. The story follows Mike Connor and Li Mei across the deserts of Western China as they journey in a motorcyle to try to locate Tariq while evading the Chinese security forces. Caught in the turmoil is Jake MacKenzie, CIA station chief in Peking, who must make tough decisions in the field.

The Silk Road

Author: Frances Wood
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520243408
Size: 31.14 MB
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The Silk Road. Covering five thousand years of history and delving deeply into the archives the British Museum and other famous collections of art and antiquities, this fascinating tour of a storied trade route introduces readers to the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of this legendary trail. (History)

Song Of The Silk Road

Author: Mingmei Yip
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 0758268165
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Song Of The Silk Road. In this richly imaginative novel, Mingmei Yip--author of Peach Blossom Pavilion and Petals From the Sky--follows one woman's daunting journey along China's fabled Silk Road. As a girl growing up in Hong Kong, Lily Lin was captivated by photographs of the desert--its long, lonely vistas and shifting sand dunes. Now living in New York, Lily is struggling to finish her graduate degree when she receives an astonishing offer. An aunt she never knew existed will pay Lily a huge sum to travel across China's desolate Taklamakan Desert--and carry out a series of tasks along the way. Intrigued, Lily accepts. Her assignments range from the dangerous to the bizarre. Lily must seduce a monk. She must scrape a piece of clay from the famous Terracotta Warriors, and climb the Mountains of Heaven to gather a rare herb. At Xian, her first stop, Lily meets Alex, a young American with whom she forms a powerful connection. And soon, she faces revelations that will redefine her past, her destiny, and the shocking truth behind her aunt's motivations. . . Powerful and eloquent, Song of the Silk Road is a captivating story of self-discovery, resonant with the mysteries of its haunting, exotic landscape.

Silk Dreams Troubled Road

Author: Jonny Bealby
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446410749
Size: 19.24 MB
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Silk Dreams Troubled Road. While in Islamabad investigating the possibilities of setting up an adventure travel company, Jonny Bealby met the woman of his dreams. Not only that, but Rachel was the person with whom he could live out his dream -- to travel the Old Silk Road on horseback. On his return to Pakistan that Christmas, however, Jonny was faced with those dreadful words: 'I've met somebody else...' With his heart fixed on this journey and the possibility of a TV deal, Jonny set out to find a Quixotic stranger as his companion. In no time he found Sarah -- attractive, warm and funny -- the perfect candidate for a possible romance. Unfortunately, though, during their search for the Heavenly Horses that would carry them across the Mountains of Heaven, their fledgling friendship was beset by problems of communication, inexperience and the difficulty of adapting to radically different cultures and surroundings. A breathtaking travelogue, and an intriguing and heart-warming illustration of human relationships as they are tested to their limits.