Bronze Drum Book
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Bronze Drum

  • Author : Phong Nguyen
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2022-08-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538753699
  • Total Read : 89
  • File Size : 20,5 Mb

Bronze Drum Summary:

A “gripping historical adventure” of ancient Vietnam based on the true story of two warrior sisters who raised an army of women to overthrow the Han Chinese and rule as kings over a united people, for readers of Circe and The Night Tiger (Booklist). Gather around, children of Chu Dien, and be brave. For even to listen to the story of the Trung Sisters is, in these troubled times, a dangerous act. In 40 CE, in the Au Lac region of ancient Vietnam, two daughters of a Vietnamese Lord fill their days training, studying, and trying to stay true to Vietnamese traditions. While Trung Trac is disciplined and wise, always excelling in her duty, Trung Nhi is fierce and free spirited, more concerned with spending time in the gardens and with lovers. But these sister's lives—and the lives of their people—are shadowed by the oppressive rule of the Han Chinese. They are forced to adopt Confucian teachings, secure marriages, and pay ever‑increasing taxes. As the peoples' frustration boils over, the country comes ever closer to the edge of war. When Trung Trac and Trung Nhi's father is executed, their world comes crashing down around them. With no men to save them against the Han's encroaching regime, they must rise and unite the women of Vietnam into an army. Solidifying their status as champions of women and Vietnam, they usher in a period of freedom and independence for their people. Vivid, lyrical, and filled with adventure, The Bronze Drum is a true story of standing up for one's people, culture, and country that has been passed down through generations of Vietnamese families through oral tradition. Phong Nguyen's breathtaking novel takes these real women out of legends and celebrates their loves, losses, and resilience in this inspirational story of women's strength and power even in the face of the greatest obstacles.

The History of Chinese Music Book

The History of Chinese Music

  • Author : Zhi Dao
  • Publisher : DeepLogic
  • Release Date : 2023-02-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx
  • Total Read : 82
  • File Size : 9,5 Mb

The History of Chinese Music Summary:

The book provides highlights on the key concepts and trends of evolution in the History of Chinese Music, as one of the series of books of “China Classified Histories”.

Recent Developments in Mechatronics and Intelligent Robotics Book

Recent Developments in Mechatronics and Intelligent Robotics

  • Author : Kevin Deng
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-10-04
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 1280
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030002145
  • Total Read : 73
  • File Size : 6,6 Mb

Recent Developments in Mechatronics and Intelligent Robotics Summary:

This book is a collection of proceedings of the International Conference on Mechatronics and Intelligent Robotics (ICMIR2018), held in Kunming, China during May 19–20, 2018. It consists of 155 papers, which have been categorized into 6 different sections: Intelligent Systems, Robotics, Intelligent Sensors & Actuators, Mechatronics, Computational Vision and Machine Learning, and Soft Computing. The volume covers the latest ideas and innovations both from the industrial and academic worlds, as well as shares the best practices in the fields of mechanical engineering, mechatronics, automatic control, IOT and its applications in industry, electrical engineering, finite element analysis and computational engineering. The volume covers key research outputs, which delivers a wealth of new ideas and food for thought to the readers.



  • Author : Rinchindorji
  • Publisher : American Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2020-02-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 506
  • ISBN 10 : 9781631816604
  • Total Read : 85
  • File Size : 5,8 Mb


The Epics of China introduces selected epic traditions of China, providing information about them, insights into their literary traditions, and theories concerning their origins, historical development, cultural context, structure, bards, and audiences. The book deals with both historical epics and contemporary “living” epic traditions. Examples are drawn from several of China’s fifty-five official ethnic minority peoples, focusing on epics from various historical or present-day Mongol subgroups of North China, most notably Tibetan and Kirgiz, as well as epics from peoples of Southwest China, such as the Zhuang, Yi, Miao, Dong, and Dai. Several chapters deal, too, with the early Turkic epics that once circulated in parts of northern China and Central Asia. On the whole, the book’s chapters are grouped into three sections: early epics, small and medium-length epics, and the great heroic epics Jangar and Manas. Epics from the North are mainly heroic narratives focusing on the exploits of martial heroes. They feature story lines centered on bride-kidnapping, trials undergone by the suitor, and encounters with multi-headed demons (Mongol mangus), one-eyed giants, and female demons of the underworld. Southern epics focus on tales of how early deities created the sky, earth, water and land forms, and living beings, often listing specific plants, animals, and local tribes. Some of these epics involve female creator figures, and many play out in a dynamic process that moves through phases of initial creation, destruction by fire, a second creation, a destructive flood, and the ultimate re-creation of the world as we now know it. There are also heroic epics from southern China, most notably from the Yi, Dai, and Miao.

The Drum Book
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The Drum

  • Author : Matt Dean
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 473
  • ISBN 10 : 9780810881709
  • Total Read : 78
  • File Size : 19,8 Mb

The Drum Summary:

Explores the evolution of the drum across different cultures and over thousands of years, discussing how war, politics, and religion influenced its development, and addresses women drummers, education, and recording practices.

The Vermilion Bird Book
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The Vermilion Bird

  • Author : Edward Hetzel Schafer
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1967
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 406
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx
  • Total Read : 97
  • File Size : 17,7 Mb

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The Distribution of Bronze Drums in Early Southeast Asia Book

The Distribution of Bronze Drums in Early Southeast Asia

  • Author : Ambra Calò
  • Publisher : British Archaeological Reports Limited
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015080730776
  • Total Read : 94
  • File Size : 12,5 Mb

The Distribution of Bronze Drums in Early Southeast Asia Summary:

This study focuses on the distribution of early Dong Son bronze drums, from their centres of production in north Vietnam throughout Mainland and Island Southeast Asia, as evidence of cultural contact and cross-regional exchange along river and maritime routes from the late Metal Age to the proto-historic period. This is the period just prior to, and overlapping with, the first Chinese and Indian influences in the wider region. The exchange of bronze drums established alliances between early centres favouring the trade of other goods. Such early centres allow us to identify early cultural spheres which set the stage for the process of state formation in the historic period. Adopting a synoptic view over the entire distribution across present national boundaries, the author analyses the implications of what types of drums are found where. As a working tool towards this goal, she identifies specific regional clusters. Each cluster of drums highlights and clarifies specific questions regarding chronology, routes of transmission, the geographical extent of trade networks, and new local bronze casting traditions arising from the influence of the imported bronze drums.

The Cambridge History of Southeast Asia Book
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The Cambridge History of Southeast Asia

  • Author : Nicholas Tarling
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Asia, Southeastern
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN 10 : 0521663695
  • Total Read : 94
  • File Size : 14,9 Mb

The Cambridge History of Southeast Asia Summary:

This history covers mainland and island Southeast Asia from Burma to Indonesia. Volume I is from prehistory to c1500. Volume II discusses the area's interaction with foreign countries from c1500-c1800. Volume III charts the colonial regimes of 1800-1930 and Volume IV is from World War II to 1999.