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Half the Sky

Half the Sky
  • Author : Nicholas D. Kristof,Sheryl WuDunn
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-09-08
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9780307273154
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Summary : #1 National Bestseller From two of our most fiercely moral voices, a passionate call to arms against our era’s most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world. With Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn as our guides, we undertake an odyssey through Africa and Asia to meet the extraordinary women struggling there, among them a Cambodian teenager sold into sex slavery and an Ethiopian woman who suffered devastating injuries in childbirth. Drawing on the breadth of their combined reporting experience, Kristof and WuDunn depict our world with anger, sadness, clarity, and, ultimately, hope. They show how a little help can transform the lives of women and girls abroad. That Cambodian girl eventually escaped from her brothel and, with assistance from an aid group, built a thriving retail business that supports her family. The Ethiopian woman had her injuries repaired and in time became a surgeon. A Zimbabwean mother of five, counseled to return to school, earned her doctorate and became an expert on AIDS. Through these stories, Kristof and WuDunn help us see that the key to economic progress lies in unleashing women’s potential. They make clear how so many people have helped to do just that, and how we can each do our part. Throughout much of the world, the greatest unexploited economic resource is the female half of the population. Countries such as China have prospered precisely because they emancipated women and brought them into the formal economy. Unleashing that process globally is not only the right thing to do; it’s also the best strategy for fighting poverty. Deeply felt, pragmatic, and inspirational, Half the Sky is essential reading for every global citizen.

Half the Sky

Half the Sky
  • Author : Nicholas D. Kristof,Sheryl WuDunn
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009
  • Total pages :294
  • ISBN : 0307267148
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Summary : A Pulitzer Prize-winning husband-and-wife team speaks out against the oppression of women in the developing world, sharing example stories about victims and survivors who are working to raise awareness, counter abuse, and campaign for women's rights.

Half the Sky

Half the Sky
  • Author : Nicholas D. Kristof,Sheryl WuDunn
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010
  • Total pages :296
  • ISBN : 9780307387097
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Summary : Discusses the oppression of women in the developing world, sharing example stories about victims and survivors who are working to raise awareness, counter abuse, and campaign for women's rights.

Holding Up Half the Sky

Holding Up Half the Sky
  • Author : Graham Joseph Hill
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-04-30
  • Total pages :154
  • ISBN : 9781532686115
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Summary : Women have played significant roles in ministry and leadership throughout the history of the church and the pages of the Bible. Today, women make up more than half the church, and do much of the mission, ministry, and discipleship in the life of the church. But women have often been held back from ministry roles. Graham Joseph Hill outlines the biblical vision for women in ministry and leadership. He offers a biblical and passionate call for women to be released to teach, to lead, to preach, to serve, to pastor, and to minister in every area of the church. The Bible paints a radical vision of women, empowered and emboldened for full ministry participation in Christ’s church. The biblical vision for women and for their role as teachers, witnesses, disciplers, and leaders transforms not only personal lives, but also the church and the world. This book offers a biblical case for women teaching and leading in the church. Hill then explores practical ways that we can empower and release more female leaders in the church, and ways that we can amplify the voices and honor the gifts of women in the way Jesus intended. Together women and men can revitalize the church and renew the world.

Holding up Half the Sky

Holding up Half the Sky
  • Author : Shirley Mow,Tao Jie,Zheng Bijun
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2004-04-01
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 1558614656
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Summary : These 21 dynamic articles by Chinese women scholars explore the limitations on women's lives in premodern China, detail their involvement in the great political movements of the 20th century and examine how new laws have improved women's status, yet have left them open to exploitation as China enters the global economy. With statistics and reports otherwise unavailable, they give a refreshing outlook on China's women that is breathtaking both for the problems it confronts and for the spirit of struggle it embodies.

Half the Sky

Half the Sky
  • Author : Luise Guest
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-11-01
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 0980834740
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A Path Appears

A Path Appears
  • Author : Nicholas D. Kristof,Sheryl WuDunn
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015
  • Total pages :382
  • ISBN : 9780345805102
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Summary : From the authors of the #1 New York Times best-selling Half the Sky, a unique and essential narrative about making a difference in the world--a road-map to becoming a conscientious global citizen. The basis of a PBS four-hour series.

Women, Sport and Society in Modern China

Women, Sport and Society in Modern China
  • Author : Dong Jinxia
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2004-08-02
  • Total pages :358
  • ISBN : 9781135763862
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Summary : Drawing on Chinese sources hitherto unavailable in the West including official documents and interviews with top athletes, the author explores the rise of Chinese super sportswomen and their relationship with politics, culture and society before and during the Cultural Revolution and through China's transition to a market economy.

My Half of the Sky

My Half of the Sky
  • Author : Jana McBurney-Lin
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :533
  • ISBN : UCSC:32106018479300
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Summary : Jana McBurney-Lin's debut novel My Half of the Sky introduces Li Hui, a modern young Chinese woman of marriageable age who has recently graduated from Xiamen University. Her goal is to realize Mao's words: Women hold up half of the sky. Li Hui struggles with finding love and acting with honor. Guidance and advice come from all corners of her world as well as different and conflicing generational, historical and cultural values. Everyone wants something different for and from her, particularly her parents who mourn their lack of a son while attempting to marry Li to their greatest advantage. In fact most everyone has a selfish investment in what Li Hui will do and whom she might marry. Does this sound like Jane Austen writing about the dilemmas facing young women in China today? You bet. This original and insightful work is in the best traditions of classic novels that explore people caught in the crucible of change in complex cultures. The rewards are rich for the reader, including intriguing insights into folk tales and conventional wisdom of a culture of which few of us have an intimate and timely knowledge.

Holding Up Half of the Sky

Holding Up Half of the Sky
  • Author : Yuwa Wong
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :165
  • ISBN : 9780470822067
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Summary : HOLDING UP HALF OF THE SKY The New Women Consumers of Asia Through his detailed analyses of demographic and economic data amassed in this book, Dr. Yuwa Hedrick–Wong has convincingly explained the role of women as an important force shaping the Asian Consumer Market. – Francis T. Lui Professor of Economics & Director, Center for Economic Development Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Holding Up Half of the Sky: The New Women Consumers of Asia is a gold mine of information and insights demonstrating the increasingly important role of women as a driving force of consumption and market development in Asian countries. Combining demographics, profiles of female consumer groups, and the most up–to–date estimates of $500 billion of discretionary spending by 2014, this book pushes the frontiers of market research to new levels. – Dr. R. Paul Shaw Former Lead Economist, currently Program Advisor Human Development Group, World Bank Institute Sensitive and Rigorous, the research combines the best of quantitative and qualitative techniques to provide a lucid, readable overview of the status of Asian women today, and speculates on emerging trends. From an intimate perch on the lofty peak of women′s studies, the author scans the data and provides fascinating insights into how to cash in on the expanding potential of the female purse in Asia in the 21st century. A must–read of all marketers. Dr. Sharon Siddique partner Sreekumar Siddique & Co. Pte. Ltd. This book provides reliable insights, supported with scientific methodology, on one of the "mega–trends′ of Asian and global market development. A better understanding of women′s consumption power can also shed light on the consumption power of men, and as a result, that of the global market as well. Professor Fan Gang Director of National Economic research Institute China Reform Foundation, Beijing

My Half of the Sky

My Half of the Sky
  • Author : Indrani Raimedhi
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-12-10
  • Total pages :200
  • ISBN : 9789351504740
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Summary : The 12 women who feature in this book come from diverse backgrounds. The thread that binds their stories is their resolve to change the circumstances of their lives, overcoming tremendous odds, and giving wings to their dreams. They are survivors and pathfinders, doers and dreamers, leaving in their wake surging inspiration and hope. Their testimonies reveal what it is to live in this often forgotten corner of India. They have overcome personal tragedy, broken the falters of tradition, discrimination, and coped bravely with the harrowing experience of violence and uncertainty.

The Other Half of the Sky

The Other Half of the Sky
  • Author : Athena Andreadis,Kay Holt
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013
  • Total pages :445
  • ISBN : 1936460440
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Summary : Women may hold up more than half the sky on earth, but it has been different in heaven: science fiction still is very much a preserve of male protagonists, mostly performing by-the-numbers quests. In The Other Half of the Sky, editor Athena Andreadis offers readers heroes who happen to be women, doing whatever they would do in universes where they’re fully human: starship captains, planet rulers, explorers, scientists, artists, engineers, craftspeople, pirates, rogues... Contributors: Melissa Scott, Alex Jablokov, Nisi Shawl, Sue Lange, Vandana Singh, Joan Slonczewski, Terry Boren, Aliette de Bodard, Ken Liu, Alex Dally MacFarlane, Martha Wells, Kelly Jennings, C. W. Johnson, Cat Rambo, Christine Lucas, Jack McDevitt

Half the Church

Half the Church
  • Author : Carolyn Custis James
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-04-19
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 9780310555872
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Summary : Women comprise at least half the world, and usually more than half the church, but so often Christian teaching to women either fails to move beyond a discussion of roles or assumes a particular economic situation or stage of life. This all but shuts women out from contributing to God’s kingdom as they were designed to do. Furthermore, the plight of women in the Majority World demands a Christian response, a holistic embrace of all that God calls women and men to be in his world. The loudest voices speaking into women’s lives in the twenty-first century thus far come from either fundamentalist Islam or radical feminism. And neither can be allowed to carry the day. The Bible contains the highest possible view of women and invests women’s lives with cosmic significance regardless of their age, stage of life, social status, or culture. Carolyn Custis James unpacks three transformative themes the Bible presents to women that raise the bar for women and calls them to join their brothers in advancing God’s gracious kingdom on earth. These new images of what can be in Christ free women to embrace the life God gives them, no matter what happens. Carolyn encourages readers with a positive, kingdom approach to the changes, challenges, and opportunities facing women throughout the world today.

The Other Half of the Sky

The Other Half of the Sky
  • Author : Lili Almog,Richard Vine
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-05-15
  • Total pages :136
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105124189163
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Summary : For over two years, Lili Almog has photographed women in the countryside and villages of China. The Other Half of the Sky focuses on women from marginalised groups in Chinese society, with an emphasis on the extraordinary situation of Muslim women in China as well the the Mosuo women, a unique ethnic community from Western China and one of the last existing matriarchal societies in the world.

China Wakes

China Wakes
  • Author : Nicholas D. Kristof,Sheryl WuDunn
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-10-12
  • Total pages :528
  • ISBN : 9780307764232
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Summary : The definitive book on China's uneasy transformation into an economic and political superpower by two Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporters. An insightful and thought-provoking analysis of daily life in China, China Wakes is an exemplary work of reportage. 16 pages of photos.

Employment of Women in Chinese Cultures

Employment of Women in Chinese Cultures
  • Author : Cherlyn S. Granrose
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2005-01-01
  • Total pages :205
  • ISBN : 1845428064
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Summary : "Scholars and students of management, labor, gender, and China will find this volume of great interest. Government leaders will also find the research on women's employment lives a useful tool in future decision-making."--BOOK JACKET.

Half The Sky

Half The Sky
  • Author : Nicholas D. Kristof,Sheryl WuDunn
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-08-05
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9780748117758
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Summary : Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting team, husband and wife Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, take us on a journey through Africa and Asia to meet an extraordinary array of exceptional women struggling against terrible circumstances. More girls have been killed in the last fifty years, precisely because they are girls, than men were killed in all the wars of the twentieth century combined. More girls are killed in this routine 'gendercide' in any one decade than people were slaughtered in all the genocides of the twentieth century. In the nineteenth century, the central moral challenge was slavery. In the twentieth, it was totalitarianism. In the twenty-first, Kristof and WuDunn demonstrate, it will be the struggle for gender equality in the developing world. Fierce, moral, pragmatic, full of amazing stories of courage and inspiration, HALF THE SKY is essential reading for every global citizen.

Half of a Yellow Sun

Half of a Yellow Sun
  • Author : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-10-29
  • Total pages :560
  • ISBN : 9780307373540
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Summary : With her award-winning debut novel, Purple Hibiscus, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was heralded by the Washington Post Book World as the “21st century daughter” of Chinua Achebe. Now, in her masterly, haunting new novel, she recreates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra’s impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in Nigeria during the 1960s. With the effortless grace of a natural storyteller, Adichie weaves together the lives of five characters caught up in the extraordinary tumult of the decade. Fifteen-year-old Ugwu is houseboy to Odenigbo, a university professor who sends him to school, and in whose living room Ugwu hears voices full of revolutionary zeal. Odenigbo’s beautiful mistress, Olanna, a sociology teacher, is running away from her parents’ world of wealth and excess; Kainene, her urbane twin, is taking over their father’s business; and Kainene’s English lover, Richard, forms a bridge between their two worlds. As we follow these intertwined lives through a military coup, the Biafran secession and the subsequent war, Adichie brilliantly evokes the promise, and intimately, the devastating disappointments that marked this time and place. Epic, ambitious and triumphantly realized, Half of a Yellow Sun is a more powerful, dramatic and intensely emotional picture of modern Africa than any we have had before.

Thunder from the East

Thunder from the East
  • Author : Nicholas D. Kristof,Sheryl WuDunn
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001-02-23
  • Total pages :400
  • ISBN : 9780375412691
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Summary : From the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists and authors of China Wakes comes this insightful and comprehensive look at Asia on the rise. The recent economic crisis in Asia heaped devastation upon millions. Yet Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn argue that it was the best thing that could have happened to Asia. It destroyed the cronyism, protectionism, and government regulation that had been crippling Asian business for decades, and it left in its wake a vast region of resilient and determined millions poised to wrest economic, diplomatic and military power from the West. Thunder from the East is a riveting look at a complex region, a fascinating panoply of compelling characters, and a prophetic analysis from arguably the West's most informed and intelligent writers on Asia.

A House in the Sky

A House in the Sky
  • Author : Amanda Lindhout,Sara Corbett
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-09-03
  • Total pages :384
  • ISBN : 9781451651720
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Summary : BREAKING NEWS: Amanda Lindhout’s lead kidnapper, Ali Omar Ader, has been caught. Amanda Lindhout wrote about her fifteen month abduction in Somalia in A House in the Sky. It is the New York Times bestselling memoir of a woman whose curiosity led her to the world’s most remote places and then into captivity: “Exquisitely told…A young woman’s harrowing coming-of-age story and an extraordinary narrative of forgiveness and spiritual triumph” (The New York Times Book Review). As a child, Amanda Lindhout escaped a violent household by paging through issues of National Geographic and imagining herself visiting its exotic locales. At the age of nineteen, working as a cocktail waitress, she began saving her tips so she could travel the globe. Aspiring to understand the world and live a significant life, she backpacked through Latin America, Laos, Bangladesh, and India, and emboldened by each adventure, went on to Sudan, Syria, and Pakistan. In war-ridden Afghanistan and Iraq she carved out a fledgling career as a television reporter. And then, in August 2008, she traveled to Somalia—“the most dangerous place on earth.” On her fourth day, she was abducted by a group of masked men along a dusty road. Held hostage for 460 days, Amanda survives on memory—every lush detail of the world she experienced in her life before captivity—and on strategy, fortitude, and hope. When she is most desperate, she visits a house in the sky, high above the woman kept in chains, in the dark. Vivid and suspenseful, as artfully written as the finest novel, A House in the Sky is “a searingly unsentimental account. Ultimately it is compassion—for her naïve younger self, for her kidnappers—that becomes the key to Lindhout’s survival” (O, The Oprah Magazine).

The Other Side of the Sky

The Other Side of the Sky
  • Author : Amie Kaufman,Meagan Spooner
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-09-08
  • Total pages :480
  • ISBN : 9780062893352
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Summary : "Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner prove they are two living goddesses of writing, creating two compelling worlds with high stakes and gripping emotions." —Sarah Rees Brennan, New York Times bestselling author of the Demon's Lexicon trilogy and the Lynburn Legacy series New York Times bestselling author duo Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner have crafted a gripping tale of magic and logic, fate and choice, and a deadly love. Perfect for fans of Laini Taylor and Brandon Sanderson. Prince North’s home is in the sky, in a gleaming city held aloft by intricate engines, powered by technology. Nimh is the living goddess of her people on the Surface, responsible for providing answers, direction—hope. North’s and Nimh’s lives are entwined—though their hearts can never be. Linked by a terrifying prophecy and caught between duty and fate, they must choose between saving their people or succumbing to the bond that is forbidden between them.