Half the Sky Book
Score: 4.5
From 54 Ratings

Half the Sky


  • Author : Nicholas D. Kristof
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN 10 : 0307267148

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Half the Sky Excerpt :

A Pulitzer Prize-winning husband-and-wife team speaks out against the oppression of women in the developing world, sharing example stories about victims and survivors who are working to raise awareness, counter abuse, and campaign for women's rights.

Half the Sky Book
Score: 4.5
From 64 Ratings

Half the Sky


  • Author : Nicholas D. Kristof
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2009-09-08
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307273154

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Half the Sky Excerpt :

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A passionate call to arms against our era’s most pervasive human rights violation—the oppression of women and girls in the developing world. From the bestselling authors of Tightrope, two of our most fiercely moral voices With Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn as our guides, we undertake an odyssey through Africa and Asia to meet the extraordinary women struggling there, among them a Cambodian teenager sold into sex slavery and an Ethiopian woman who suffered devastating injuries in childbirth. Drawing on the breadth of their combined reporting experience, Kristof and WuDunn depict our world with anger, sadness, clarity, and, ultimately, hope. They show how a little help can transform the lives of women and girls abroad. That Cambodian girl eventually escaped from her brothel and, with assistance from an aid group, built a thriving retail business that supports her family. The Ethiopian woman had her injuries repaired and in time became a surgeon. A Zimbabwean mother of five, counseled to return to school, earned her doctorate and became an expert on AIDS. Through these stories, Kristof and WuDunn help us see that the key to economic progress lies in unleashing women’s potential. They make clear how so many people have helped to do just that, and how we can each do our part. Throughout much of the world, the greatest unexploited economic resource is the female half of the population. Countries such as China have prospered precisely because they emancipated women and brought them into the formal economy. Unleashing that process globally is not only the right thing to do; it’s also the best strategy for fighting poverty. Deeply felt, pragmatic, and inspirational, Half the Sky is essential reading for every global citizen.

Half the Sky Book
Score: 4.5
From 57 Ratings

Half the Sky


  • Author : Nicholas D. Kristof
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307387097

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Half the Sky Excerpt :

Discusses the oppression of women in the developing world, sharing example stories about victims and survivors who are working to raise awareness, counter abuse, and campaign for women's rights.

Holding Up Half the Sky Book

Holding Up Half the Sky


  • Author : Graham Joseph Hill
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020-04-30
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN 10 : 9781532686115

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Women have played significant roles in ministry and leadership throughout the history of the church and the pages of the Bible. Today, women make up more than half the church, and do much of the mission, ministry, and discipleship in the life of the church. But women have often been held back from ministry roles. Graham Joseph Hill outlines the biblical vision for women in ministry and leadership. He offers a biblical and passionate call for women to be released to teach, to lead, to preach, to serve, to pastor, and to minister in every area of the church. The Bible paints a radical vision of women, empowered and emboldened for full ministry participation in Christ’s church. The biblical vision for women and for their role as teachers, witnesses, disciplers, and leaders transforms not only personal lives, but also the church and the world. This book offers a biblical case for women teaching and leading in the church. Hill then explores practical ways that we can empower and release more female leaders in the church, and ways that we can amplify the voices and honor the gifts of women in the way Jesus intended. Together women and men can revitalize the church and renew the world.

A Path Appears Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

A Path Appears


  • Author : Nicholas D. Kristof
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 382
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345805102

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"From the authors of the #1 New York Times best-selling Half the Sky, a unique and essential narrative about making a difference in the world--a roadmap to becoming a conscientious global citizen. Equal in urgency and compassion to Half the Sky, this galvanizing new book from the acclaimed husband and wife team is even more ambitious in scale: nothing less than a deep examination of people who are making the world a better place, and the myriad ways we can support them, whether with a donation of five dollars or five million, an inkling to help or a useful skill to deploy. With scrupulous research and on-the-ground reporting, the authors assay the art and science of giving--determining the current most successful local and global aid initiatives (on issues from education to inner-city violence to disease prevention), evaluating the efficiency and impact of specific approaches and charities, as well as fundraising. Most compellingly, perhaps, they show us how particular people have made a difference, and offer practical advice on how best each of us can give and what we can personally derive from doing so"--

Holding up Half the Sky Book

Holding up Half the Sky


  • Author : Shirley Mow
  • Publisher : The Feminist Press at CUNY
  • Release Date : 2004-04-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 1558614656

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These 21 dynamic articles by Chinese women scholars explore the limitations on women's lives in premodern China, detail their involvement in the great political movements of the 20th century and examine how new laws have improved women's status, yet have left them open to exploitation as China enters the global economy. With statistics and reports otherwise unavailable, they give a refreshing outlook on China's women that is breathtaking both for the problems it confronts and for the spirit of struggle it embodies.

Half the Sky Book
Score: 4.5
From 58 Ratings

Half the Sky


  • Author : Nicholas D. Kristof
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307387097

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Half the Sky Excerpt :

Discusses the oppression of women in the developing world, sharing example stories about victims and survivors who are working to raise awareness, counter abuse, and campaign for women's rights.

My Half of the Sky Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

My Half of the Sky


  • Author : Jana McBurney-Lin
  • Publisher : Komenar Pub
  • Release Date : 2008-07-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 482
  • ISBN 10 : 0977208176

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My Half of the Sky Excerpt :

Jana McBurney-Lin's debut novel My Half of the Sky introduces Li Hui, a modern young Chinese woman of marriageable age who has recently graduated from Xiamen University. Her goal is to realize Mao's words: Women hold up half of the sky. Li Hui struggles with finding love and acting with honor. Guidance and advice come from all corners of her world as well as different and conflicing generational, historical and cultural values. Everyone wants something different for and from her, particularly her parents who mourn their lack of a son while attempting to marry Li to their greatest advantage. In fact most everyone has a selfish investment in what Li Hui will do and whom she might marry. Does this sound like Jane Austen writing about the dilemmas facing young women in China today? You bet. This original and insightful work is in the best traditions of classic novels that explore people caught in the crucible of change in complex cultures. The rewards are rich for the reader, including intriguing insights into folk tales and conventional wisdom of a culture of which few of us have an intimate and timely knowledge.

Tightrope Book
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

Tightrope


  • Author : Nicholas D. Kristof
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2020-09
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525564171

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Tightrope Excerpt :

How can we rebuild America so that it is a land with opportunity for all, wherever we live, whatever our complexion? Tightrope outlines a better path for our nation, but first it takes us through an "other America" where wages are low and stagnant, decent jobs are scarce, racial inequity is stark, and Americans die of drug overdoses every seven minutes. Kristof and WuDunn tell the story of America's crisis partly through the lives of friends Kristof grew up with in rural Yamhill, Oregon, a working-class area that was hit badly by the disappearance of blue - collar jobs. Their powerful personal stories and those of others bring to life how we got into this mess and also show a path by which we can right ourselves as a country, redress racial inequity, reduce inequality, and build economic opportunity. Tightrope is a story of hope that is riveting, deeply personal, and impossible to ignore. Book jacket.

Holding Up Half of the Sky Book

Holding Up Half of the Sky


  • Author : Yuwa Wong
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 165
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470822067

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HOLDING UP HALF OF THE SKY The New Women Consumers of Asia Through his detailed analyses of demographic and economic data amassed in this book, Dr. Yuwa Hedrick–Wong has convincingly explained the role of women as an important force shaping the Asian Consumer Market. – Francis T. Lui Professor of Economics & Director, Center for Economic Development Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Holding Up Half of the Sky: The New Women Consumers of Asia is a gold mine of information and insights demonstrating the increasingly important role of women as a driving force of consumption and market development in Asian countries. Combining demographics, profiles of female consumer groups, and the most up–to–date estimates of $500 billion of discretionary spending by 2014, this book pushes the frontiers of market research to new levels. – Dr. R. Paul Shaw Former Lead Economist, currently Program Advisor Human Development Group, World Bank Institute Sensitive and Rigorous, the research combines the best of quantitative and qualitative techniques to provide a lucid, readable overview of the status of Asian women today, and speculates on emerging trends. From an intimate perch on the lofty peak of women′s studies, the author scans the data and provides fascinating insights into how to cash in on the expanding potential of the female purse in Asia in the 21st century. A must–read of all marketers. Dr. Sharon Siddique partner Sreekumar Siddique & Co. Pte. Ltd. This book provides reliable insights, supported with scientific methodology, on one of the "mega–trends′ of Asian and global market development. A better understanding of women′s consumption power can also shed light on the consumption power of men, and as a result, that of the global market as well. Professor Fan Gang Director of National Economic research Institute China Reform Foundation, Beijing

Half the Church Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Half the Church


  • Author : Carolyn Custis James
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2011-04-19
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310555872

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Half the Church Excerpt :

Women comprise at least half the world, and usually more than half the church, but so often Christian teaching to women either fails to move beyond a discussion of roles or assumes a particular economic situation or stage of life. This all but shuts women out from contributing to God’s kingdom as they were designed to do. Furthermore, the plight of women in the Majority World demands a Christian response, a holistic embrace of all that God calls women and men to be in his world. The loudest voices speaking into women’s lives in the twenty-first century thus far come from either fundamentalist Islam or radical feminism. And neither can be allowed to carry the day. The Bible contains the highest possible view of women and invests women’s lives with cosmic significance regardless of their age, stage of life, social status, or culture. Carolyn Custis James unpacks three transformative themes the Bible presents to women that raise the bar for women and calls them to join their brothers in advancing God’s gracious kingdom on earth. These new images of what can be in Christ free women to embrace the life God gives them, no matter what happens. Carolyn encourages readers with a positive, kingdom approach to the changes, challenges, and opportunities facing women throughout the world today.

The Other Half of the Sky Book

The Other Half of the Sky


  • Author : Lili Almog
  • Publisher : Power House Books
  • Release Date : 2009-05-15
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105124189163

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The Other Half of the Sky Excerpt :

For over two years, Lili Almog has photographed women in the countryside and villages of China. The Other Half of the Sky focuses on women from marginalised groups in Chinese society, with an emphasis on the extraordinary situation of Muslim women in China as well the the Mosuo women, a unique ethnic community from Western China and one of the last existing matriarchal societies in the world.

China Wakes Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

China Wakes


  • Author : Nicholas D. Kristof
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-10-12
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307764232

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China Wakes Excerpt :

The definitive book on China's uneasy transformation into an economic and political superpower, and an insightful and thought-provoking analysis of daily life in China from the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalists and bestselling authors of Half a Sky. "Nick Kristof's and Sheryl WuDunn's work as correspondents in China was beyond compare, and now they have written a book every bit as astonishing. China Wakes is filled with anecdote, detail, and analysis of the highest order.... This book demands reading, and yet it is a pleasure as well as an education." —David Remnick, Editor of The New Yorker Featuring 16 pages of photos

More Than Half the Sky Book

More Than Half the Sky


  • Author : Liew Geok Leong
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Short stories, Singapore (English)
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015045610436

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Women  Sport and Society in Modern China Book

Women Sport and Society in Modern China


  • Author : Dong Jinxia
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2004-08-02
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135763862

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Women Sport and Society in Modern China Excerpt :

Drawing on Chinese sources hitherto unavailable in the West including official documents and interviews with top athletes, the author explores the rise of Chinese super sportswomen and their relationship with politics, culture and society before and during the Cultural Revolution and through China's transition to a market economy.