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Elegant, Robert S.

Overview
Works: 71 works in 411 publications in 9 languages and 12,623 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 )

36 editions published between 1983 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,571 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 1,569 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 1,519 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 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From a far land by Robert S Elegant( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member 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 )

16 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hong Kong by Robert S Elegant( Book )

21 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in 5 languages and held by 832 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 758 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 656 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 473 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
Bianca : a novel of Venice by Robert S Elegant( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 442 WorldCat member 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 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 196 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 188 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 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cry peace by Robert S Elegant( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 65 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

 
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Mandarin
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 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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ManchuLast year in Hong Kong : a love storyBianca : a novel of VeniceCry peaceThe big brown bears