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Elegant, Robert S.

Overview
Works: 68 works in 385 publications in 9 languages and 11,247 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Biography  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3555.L37, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Robert S Elegant
 
Most widely held works by Robert S Elegant
Mandarin by Robert S Elegant( Book )

35 editions published between 1983 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells of China under the Dowager Empress, and particularly of the families and lives of two merchants of the Jewish faith, one Chinese, one European, who are partners and friends
Dynasty : a novel by Robert S Elegant( Book )

56 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York Times Bestseller: An epic of love and adultery, money and power, set amid the revolutionary turbulence of twentieth-century China, from the author of Manchu and Mandarin. Founder of the Sekloong dynasty of Hong Kong, Sir Jonathan, the illegitimate offspring of an Irish adventurer and his Chinese mistress, overcame colonial prejudice to build a vast and influential trading empire spanning half a century. The marriage of Sir Jonathan's profligate son Charles to the ambitious and beautiful Mary Osgood comes to embody, on both personal and political levels, the tensions between Orient and Occident, and between Nationalists and Communists fighting for control of postimperial China. Dynasty follows the Sekloongs' triumphs, tragedies, betrayals, and bloodshed through the decades as they expand and protect their own empire, even as their homeland is torn apart from within by war and ideological upheaval, from the fall of the last emperor to the triumph of Mao Tse-tung. As China turbulently enters the modern world, the Sekloongs also grow in stature and strength-as do their desires and wayward passions. Fluent in Mandarin, author Robert Elegant spent many years in Hong Kong as a journalist and commentator, and has authored many acclaimed books on China. His stirring drama combines vivid writing with a deep understanding of Chinese culture, creating "an action-packed novel ... conjured up with perception and vigor" (TheNew York Times Book Review)
Manchu by Robert S Elegant( Book )

48 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic journey into the rich and exotic pst of China in the seventeenth century
Pacific destiny : inside Asia today by Robert S Elegant( Book )

28 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author details the remarkable transformation of Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore into major industrial powers, outlining the opinion of Asians from all walks of life
Mao's great revolution by Robert S Elegant( Book )

16 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hong Kong by Robert S Elegant( Book )

20 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in 5 languages and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the history of Hong Kong and discusses the city and its people today
The center of the world : communism and the mind of China by Robert S Elegant( Book )

20 editions published between 1964 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China's Red masters; political biographies of the Chinese Communist leaders by Robert S Elegant( Book )

22 editions published between 1947 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dragon's seed; Peking and the overseas Chinese by Robert S Elegant( Book )

15 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the Chinese in Southeast Asia
Last year in Hong Kong : a love story by Robert S Elegant( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White art teacher Lucretia Barnes meets Eurasian engineer Robie Rabnet and through him discovers a Hong Kong unknown to whites. Love follows, but the romance is doomed. Rabnet, who is part Tibetan, is a secret agent for the Dalai Lama and China's secret service is watching. By the author of Dynasty
The centre of the world; communism and the mind of China by Robert S Elegant( Book )

15 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A kind of treason by Robert S Elegant( Book )

5 editions published between 1966 and 1982 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mao vs. Chiang; the battle for China, 1925-1949 by Robert S Elegant( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the events of the twenty-four year struggle for power between Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Tse-tung and their influence on the destiny of China
The seeking by Robert S Elegant( Book )

6 editions published between 1969 and 1982 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China's Red leaders; political biographies of the Chinese Communist leaders by Robert S Elegant( Book )

10 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White sun, red star by Robert S Elegant( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cry peace by Robert S Elegant( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The big brown bears by Robert S Elegant( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The everlasting sorrow by Robert S Elegant( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to lose a war : the press and Viet Nam by Robert S Elegant( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Elegant, Robert

Elegant Robert 1928-....

Elegant, Robert S.

Elegant, Robert S. 1928-

Elegant, Robert S. (Robert Sampson), 1928-

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Elegant, Robert Samson 1928-

Ereganto, Robāto

Robert Elegant American writer

Robert Elegant Amerikaans auteur

Robert Elegant US-amerikanischer Autor und Hochschullehrer

エレガント, ロバート

エレガント, ロバート・S

ロバート・エレガント

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