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Elegant, Robert S.

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Works: 78 works in 452 publications in 8 languages and 12,557 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Biography  Romance fiction  Juvenile works  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3555.L37, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Robert S Elegant
Dynasty : a novel by Robert S Elegant( Book )
63 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,552 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)
Mandarin by Robert S Elegant( Book )
39 editions published between 1983 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,549 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
Manchu by Robert S Elegant( Book )
48 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,491 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 )
23 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,009 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
From a far land by Robert S Elegant( Book )
14 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and German and held by 891 libraries worldwide
In 1921, when Julia Paverson visits the wealthy family of her Chinese friend in Shangha, she is propelled into an exotic world of jolting contrasts and witnesses the cataclysmic birth of contemporary China
Mao's great revolution by Robert S Elegant( Book )
17 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 878 libraries worldwide
Hong Kong by Robert S Elegant( Book )
21 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in 5 languages and held by 815 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 )
21 editions published between 1964 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 754 libraries worldwide
China's Red masters; political biographies of the Chinese Communist leaders by Robert S Elegant( Book )
23 editions published between 1947 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 657 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 515 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 458 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
Bianca : a novel of Venice by Robert S. (Robert Sampson) Elegant( Book )
20 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 443 libraries worldwide
Set in the Italian Renaissance, this novel of love revisits one of the world's most romantic cities, Venice, where a young noblewoman falls for Francesco de' Medici, one of the richest men in Europe
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 258 libraries worldwide
A kind of treason by Robert S Elegant( Book )
6 editions published between 1966 and 1982 in English and held by 193 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 185 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 139 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 libraries worldwide
White sun, red star by Robert S Elegant( Book )
5 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
Cry peace by Robert S Elegant( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 62 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-
Elegant, Robert Sampson.
Elegant Robert Sampson 1928-....
Elegant, Robert Samson 1928-
Ereganto, Robāto
Robert Elegant American writer
Robert Elegant Amerikaans auteur
Robert Elegant écrivain américain
Robert Elegant escritor estadounidense
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
Languages
English (238)
German (38)
Italian (30)
French (20)
Spanish (16)
Dutch (7)
Portuguese (2)
Catalan (1)
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