Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

In this enchanting tale about the magic of reading and the wonder of romantic awakening, two hapless city boys are exiled to a remote mountain village for reeducation during China s infamous Cultural Revolution There they meet the daughter of the local tailor and discover a hidden stash of Western

La pierre et le sabre

Dans le Japon du XVIIe si cle, le jeune Takez devient le samoura Miyamoto Musashi et n a plus qu un seul but tendre la perfection D passer ses sentiments et pers v rer pour s am liorer, se perfectionner et parvenir comprendre le sens profond de la vie en d veloppant son art, l art du

Sky Burial: An Epic Love Story of Tibet

It was 1994 when Xinran, a journalist and the author of The Good Women of China, received a telephone call asking her to travel four hours to meet an oddly dressed woman who had just crossed the border from Tibet into China Xinran made the trip and met the woman, called Shu Wen, who recounted the

Le Rêve de Ryôsuke

Apr s Les D lices de Tokyo, port l cran par Naomi Kawase, Durian Sukegawa signe un second roman tout aussi po tique, lumineux et original Le jeune Ry suke manque de confiance en lui, un mal tre qui puise son origine dans la mort pr matur e de son p re Apr s une tentative de suicide, il part

Les délices de Tokyo

couter la voix des haricots tel est le secret de Tokue, une vieille dame aux doigts myst rieusement d form s, pour r ussir le an, la p te de haricots rouges dont sont fourr s les dorayaki, des p tisseries japonaises Sentar , qui a accept d embaucher Tokue dans son choppe, voit sa client le

The Buddha in the Attic

Julie Otsuka s long awaited follow up to When the Emperor Was Divine is a tour de force of economy and precision, a novel that tells the story of a group of young women brought from Japan to San Francisco as picture brides nearly a century ago In eight incantatory sections, The Buddha in the

Tsubaki (Le poids des secrets #1)

Dans une lettre laiss e sa fille apr s sa mort, Yukiko, une survivante de la bombe atomique, voque les pisodes de son enfance et de son adolescence aupr s de ses parents, d abord Tokyo puis Nagasaki Elle reconstitue le puzzle d une vie familiale marqu e par les mensonges d un p re qui l ont

The Briefcase

Tsukiko, thirty eight, works in an office and lives alone One night, she happens to meet one of her former high school teachers, Sensei in a local bar Tsukiko had only ever called him Sensei Teacher He is thirty years her senior, retired, and presumably a widower Their relationship,

The Art of War

Twenty Five Hundred years ago, Sun Tzu wrote this classic book of military strategy based on Chinese warfare and military thought Since that time, all levels of military have used the teaching on Sun Tzu to warfare and civilization have adapted these teachings for use in politics, business and

The Girl Who Played Go

As the Japanese military invades 1930s Manchuria, a young girl approaches her own sexual coming of age Drawn into a complex triangle with two boys, she distracts herself from the onslaught of adulthood by playing the game of go with strangers in a public square and yet the force of desire, like

La Tombe des lucioles

Deux r cits La tombe des lucioles Hotaru no haka traduit par Patrick De Vos, et Les Algues d Am rique Amerika hijiki traduit par Anne Gossot.


A ravishing historical novel of one of China s most controversial historical figures its first and only female emperor, Empress Wu, who emerged in the Tang Dynasty and ushered in a golden age In seventh century China, during the great Tang dynasty, a young girl from the humble Wu clan entered the

Kafka on the Shore

Kafka on the Shore, a tour de force of metaphysical reality, is powered by two remarkable characters a teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who runs away from home either to escape a gruesome oedipal prophecy or to search for his long missing mother and sister and an aging simpleton called Nakata, who never

AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order

Dr Kai Fu Lee one of the world s most respected experts on AI and China reveals that China has suddenly caught up to the US at an astonishingly rapid and unexpected pace In AI Superpowers, Kai fu Lee argues powerfully that because of these unprecedented developments in AI, dramatic changes will be