The House of Yan

Through the sweeping cultural and historical transformations of China, entrepreneur Lan Yan traces her family’s history through early 20th Century to present day.

Author: Lan Yan

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062899821

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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Through the sweeping cultural and historical transformations of China, entrepreneur Lan Yan traces her family’s history through early 20th Century to present day. The history of the Yan family is inseparable from the history of China over the last century. One of the most influential business leaders of China today, Lan Yan grew up in the company of the country’s powerful elite, including Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai, and Deng Xiaoping. Her grandfather, Yan Baohang, originally a nationalist and ally of Chiang Kai-shek, later joined the communists and worked as a spy during World War II, never falling out of favor with Soong May-ling, aka Mrs. Chiang Kai-shek. Lan’s parents were diplomats, and her father, Yan Mingfu, was Mao’s personal Russian translator. In spite of their elevated status, the Yan’s family life was turned upside down by the Cultural Revolution. One night in 1967, in front of a terrified ten-year-old Lan, Red Guards burst into the family home and arrested her grandfather. Days later, her father was arrested, accused of spying for the Soviet Union. Her mother, Wu Keilang, was branded a counter-revolutionary and forced to go with her daughter to a re-education camp for five years, where Lan came of age as a high school student. In recounting her family history, Lan Yan brings to life a century of Chinese history from the last emperor to present day, including the Cultural Revolution which tore her childhood apart. The reader obtains a rare glimpse into the mysteries of a system which went off the rails and would decimate a large swathe of the intellectual, economic and political elite country. The little girl who was crushed by the Cultural Revolution has become one of the most active businesswomen in her country. In telling her and her family’s story, Lan Yan serves up an intimate account of the history of contemporary China.

Ancient History of the Manchuria

Even his own kingand thechronicle of the house of Yan didn'thave his name
recorded, butonly in the匈奴列傳bythegrand historian. After 燕昭王 passed away,
his son, King Hui 燕惠王(278271 BC), ruined the state again. Thereafter, the state
of ...

Author: Lee Mosol, MD, MPH

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483667693

Category: History

Page: 532

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This is literally a new voice from the eastern end of the great wall, and an eye opening essay written by a retired physician, who has deep root in the Confucian culture. Interpretation of the ancient Chinese scriptures to modern languages had been tarnished by the Chinese Imperial court, and Confucian culture. Later historian used, and moved on to the next steps without any critical thinking. With this premises, Mosol starts to explore many issues around the Eastern End of the Great wall. He tackled all the disputed issues from the origin and analyzed in depth. The eye witnessed story about the major war conducted by Emperor Wu is the starting point of his essay. Many disputed subjects were discussed, and introduced. It is a “fresh look in academic sense” for others scholars. To get his message through to the others, he inserted lots of Chinese ideograms in the text.

Journal of the House of Representatives of the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina

House of Representatives ... Bizzell , Blaisdell , Blalock , Blocker , Bost , Brown of
Mecklenburg , Brown of Yadkin , Bruce , Bryson , Buchan , Cale , Carter of
Buncombe , Carter of Warren , Carter of Yan . cey , Carroll , Carson , Cary ,
Chadwick ...

Author: North Carolina. General Assembly. House of Representatives

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Category: North Carolina

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A Short History of the English People

A mob of Cavaliers joined him as he left the palace , and remained in
Westminster Hall as Charles , accompanied by his nephew , the Elector -
Palatine , entered the House of Yan , 4 , 1642 . Commons . “ Mr. Speaker , " he
said , “ I must for a ...

Author: John Richard Green

Publisher:

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Category: Great Britain

Page: 847

View: 260


Report of Tribunal of Inquiry on Kano Disturbances

47 ) , the Kano State Member of the House of Assembly , as shown in Exhibit 118
and Exhibit 119 respectively . ( b ) By illegal aqauisition of Land in Yan Awaki
Area 159. There is no doubt that the Yan Awaki people suffered untold hardship ...

Author: Tribunal of Inquiry on Kano Disturbances (Nigeria)

Publisher:

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Category: Riots

Page: 132

View: 681


Report of Tribunal of Inquiry on Kano Disturbances

47), the Kano State Member of the House of Assembly, as shown in Exhibit 118
and Exhibit 119 respectively. (b) By illegal aqauisition of Land in Yan Awaki Area
159. There is no doubt that the Yan Awaki people suffered untold hardship when
 ...

Author: Nigeria. Tribunal of Inquiry on Kano Disturbances

Publisher:

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Category: Kano (Nigeria)

Page: 132

View: 546


Journal of the House of the State of Missouri

House of Representatives ... into shares of one hundred dollars each, for the
construction of a railroad from the Mississippi river, at St. Louis, to the City of
Jefferson, and thence to some point on the western line of Yan Buren (now Cass)
county.

Author: Missouri. General Assembly. House of Representatives

Publisher:

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Category: Missouri

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Issued with appendix.

Accounts and Papers of the House of Commons

House of Commons ... and rejoined the “ Peterel ” in the evening , having visited
the several trading stations and villages on our way On Friday morning I was duly
informed that the King of Calabar and Chief of Yan Bantang had arrived , and I ...

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

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Journal of the House of Representatives of the State of Michigan

House bill No. 346 (printed No. 321), entitled A bill making an appropriation of
certain swamp lands in township 2 ... for the purpose of drainage and reclamation
; and authorizing the drain commissioner of the township of Yan*kee Springs, ...

Author: Michigan. Legislature. House of Representatives

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Journal of the House of Representatives of the State of Texas

House of Representatives. Long . “ nay . Watkins . Whitacre . Cureton . ... Moody .
above vote by which House bill No . 316 Bounds . Moore of Morris . was ...
Rhodes of Yan Zandt By Mr . Turner : Edwards . Ritter . A petition from 40 citizens
of ...

Author: Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Legislative journals

Page:

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Journal of the House of Representatives of the General Assembly of the State of Ohio

The Senate h£s passed the following bills, in which the concurrence of the House
is requested : S. B. No. 165; Authorizing the ... 178 ; To authorize the
commissioners of Yan Wert county to boirow money. H.B.No. 152; To amend the
act ...

Author: Ohio. General Assembly. House of Representatives

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Tales from Peking Opera

Mo Huaigu had refused to give up a valuable heirloom , a jade cup called “ A
Handful of Snow ” , to the house of Yan , whose master was no less a personage
than Prime Minister Yan Song , and had escaped the latter ' s wrath by ...

Author: Shang Huang

Publisher: China Books & Periodicals

ISBN:

Category: Opera

Page: 232

View: 188


The Dramaturges of Yan

The house was in darkness - but of course on Yan it was never completely dark .
There was always the shimmer of the Ring , even on a cloudy night . He closed
the street door behind him and advanced into the atrium . On his favourite stone ...

Author: John Brunner

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Life on other planets

Page: 157

View: 671


The Chinese Repository

... being drawn out , and the body guard and other troops formed in front of the
Lhuottô and hall of audience , and within the court - yard of the palace , the
Chinese embassadors were brought from their house at Yan - aung ghât in the
following ...

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Category: China

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Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States

An act for the relief of Steve Wing - On Yan ; to the Committee on the Judiciary ; S.
400. An act to relieve the liability for the repayment of certain erroneously made
contributions by the United States ; to the Committee on the Judiciary ; and S.

Author: United States. Congress. House

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Legislation

Page:

View: 365

Some vols. include supplemental journals of "such proceedings of the sessions, as, during the time they were depending, were ordered to be kept secret, and respecting which the injunction of secrecy was afterwards taken off by the order of the House."

Financial Disclosure Reports of Members of the U S House of Representatives for the Period Between January 1 2003 and December 31 2003

Communication from the Clerk of the House Transmitting the Annual Compilation
of Personal Financial Disclosure Statements and ... Any time not at ( YAN ) ( YAN
) ( YAN ) sponsor's expense Chicago Chamber of Commerce Mar. 2 Wash .

Author: United States. Congress. House

Publisher:

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Category: Financial disclosure

Page:

View: 351


Journals of the House of Lords

House of Lords. V. ET V. V. OTHERS v . THE APPEALS AND CAUSES IN
ERROR ( LIST APPEALS AND CAUSES IN ERROR ... South - EASTERN
RAILWAY COMPANY V. SMITHERWALKER AND ANOTHER V. PRESBYTERY
OF YAN AND ...

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Great Britain

Page:

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China

Author: Hachette Australia

Publisher:

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Category: China

Page: 956

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Renditions

Yan He lived in a small hamlet , wore coarse clothes and tended his own cow .
When the messenger arrived he was met at the gate by Yan He himself . “ Is this
the house of Yan He ? " the messenger asked , and Yan He answered , “ It is .

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Category: Chinese language

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Journal of the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Tynan of Boston , petition ( accompanied by bill , House , Aquarium in yan that
the Metropolitan District Com - thBoston Authorized to acquire from the city of
Boston the acquisition . sa nied in the South Boston district of said city . 35 et
kuppe ...

Author: Massachusetts. General Court. House of Representatives

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