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Journey of the North Star.

Author: Douglas Penick
Publisher: Cork : BookBaby, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This fascinating historical novel brings to life the Chinese court of Zhu Di, the Yong Le Emperor, who reigned from 1403-1424 and made China a world power. The story is narrated by the fictional eunuch Ma Yun, who served in the emperor's court. Replete with military campaigns, religious ceremonies and the philosophical foundation that informs the E.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Penick, Douglas.
Journey of the North Star.
Cork : BookBaby, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Penick
ISBN: 9780985050436 0985050438
OCLC Number: 957128445
Description: 1 online resource (257 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Acknowledgements; Table of Contents; Part One; Chapter 1: A Eunuch Slave's Life; Chapter 2: Obligation; Chapter 3: A Dream; Chapter 4: The Lonely One; Chapter 5: The Ruler of the World; Chapter 6: Purification; Chapter 7: The People; Chapter 8: Joining Heaven and Earth; Chapter 9: Government; Chapter 10: A Eunuch Slave's World; Chapter 11: A Eunuch Slave's Discipline; Chapter 12: The Last Year; Part Two; Chapter 13: The Great Annual Sacrifice; Chapter 14: Feast and Proclamation; Chapter 15: The Heart of We Who Serve; Chapter 16: Continuity. Chapter 17: The First YearChapter 18: Schedule; Chapter 19: The Quotidian; Chapter 20: A Eunuch Slave's Way; Chapter 21: The Second, Third and Fourth Years; Chapter 22: The Karmapa; Chapter 23: The Fifth Through Eighth Years; Chapter 24: Words; Chapter 25: Words and a Eunuch Slave; Chapter 26: The Aspiration of a Eunuch Slave; Chapter 27: Ninth Through Fifteenth Years: 1; Chapter 28: Audience with Grand Secretary; Chapter 29: Ninth Through Fifteenth Years: 2; Chapter 30: Dictations; 1- Nightmare; 2- Law and Punishment; Chapter 31: The Lord of Death; Part Three. Chapter 32: Sixteenth Through Eighteenth YearsChapter 33: Story; Chapter 34: First Offering to Heaven in Beijing; Chapter 35: Dictation; Chapter 36: Nineteenth Year: 1; Chapter 37: Nineteenth Year: 2; Chapter 38: Dictation --
Reality; Chapter 39: Twentieth and Twenty --
First Year; Chapter 40: A Eunuch Slave's Farewell; Chapter 41: The Last Year; Chapter 42: The Last Dictation --
Ocean of Fire; Chapter 43: A Eunuch Slave's Dream; Bibliography.

Abstract:

This fascinating historical novel brings to life the Chinese court of Zhu Di, the Yong Le Emperor, who reigned from 1403-1424 and made China a world power. The story is narrated by the fictional eunuch Ma Yun, who served in the emperor's court. Replete with military campaigns, religious ceremonies and the philosophical foundation that informs the E.

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