Under Heaven

Award-winning author Guy Gavriel Kay evokes the dazzling Tang Dynasty of 8th-century China in an masterful story of honor and power.

Under Heaven

Under Heaven

Award-winning author Guy Gavriel Kay evokes the dazzling Tang Dynasty of 8th-century China in an masterful story of honor and power. It begins simply. Shen Tai, son of an illustrious general serving the Emperor of Kitai, has spent two years honoring the memory of his late father by burying the bones of the dead from both armies at the site of one of his father's last great battles. In recognition of his labors and his filial piety, an unlikely source has sent him a dangerous gift: 250 Sardian horses. You give a man one of the famed Sardian horses to reward him greatly. You give him four or five to exalt him above his fellows, propel him towards rank, and earn him jealousy, possibly mortal jealousy. Two hundred and fifty is an unthinkable gift, a gift to overwhelm an emperor. Wisely, the gift comes with the stipulation that Tai must claim the horses in person. Otherwise he would probably be dead already...

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Under Heaven
Language: en
Pages: 608
Authors: Guy Gavriel Kay
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-04-27 - Publisher: Penguin

Award-winning author Guy Gavriel Kay evokes the dazzling Tang Dynasty of 8th-century China in an masterful story of honor and power. It begins simply. Shen Tai, son of an illustrious general serving the Emperor of Kitai, has spent two years honoring the memory of his late father by burying the
All Under Heaven
Language: en
Pages: 300
Authors: Tingyang Zhao
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-06-29 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

"In this succinct yet ample work, Zhao Tingyang as one of China's most distinguished and respected intellectuals, provides a profoundly original philosophical interpretation of China's story. Over the past few decades, the question "where did China come from?" has absorbed the thoughts of many of China's best historians. Zhao, keenly
Peace Under Heaven: A Modern Korean Novel
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Man-Sik Chae, Kyung-Ja Chun
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-07-17 - Publisher: Routledge

Originally published in Seoul in 1938, soon after the outbreak of the Pacific War, "Peace Under Heaven" is a satirical novel centering on the household of a Korean landlord during the Japanese colonial occupation. Master Yun, embodying the traditional ambitions of a standard Korean paterfamilias, by being projected fast forward
All Under Heaven
Language: en
Pages: 283
Authors: Darryl Accone
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: New Africa Books

History of the author's family who emigrated from China in 1911 and settled in South Africa. Their family name was Fok. It was probably changed by immigration officials when they arrived.
Seasons Under Heaven
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Beverly LaHaye, Terri Blackstock
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-06-15 - Publisher: Zondervan

Tory Sullivan struggles with the demands of motherhood and her desire for a career. An aspiring writer, she wonders whether she'll ever be able to develop her talent while raising two young children. But perhaps the problem isn't a matter of time, but of Tory. Cathy Flaherty is rediscovering the

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