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Frankfurter Buchmesse 2023

13.10.2023 08:00:59

Zur Frankfurter Buchmesse 2023 bieten wir einen "virtuellen Messestand" auf unseren Seiten.

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Bonjour à toutes et à tous,


Dans le cadre de l'exposition D.Rad, nous serons honorés de votre présence lors d'une signature de livre par auteur

Hall Gardner

le mercredi 19 avril de 18h00-20h00 à l'Espace Canopy, 19 rue Pajol, 75018


Year of the Earth Serpent Changing Colors

Publié par Edition Noema est distribué par Columbia University Press,  ce livre est une oeuvre de fiction historique et littéraire. 

L'histoire est basée sur les expériences de Hall Gardner en Chine en 1988-1989 et représente plus de 30 ans de réflexion sur les événements qui ont conduit  à la répression brutale du 4 juin 1989 sur la place Tiananmen. Le roman explore les différences de perspectives culturelles, de compréhension des droits de l'homme, d'opinions religieuses et de relations interpersonnelles qui ont eu un impact profond sur les relations Est-Ouest, tout en décrivant des individus qui se sont engagés dans la lutte risquée pour la démocratie et la liberté en Chine.

La genèse du roman | En savoir plus sur l'auteur, Hall Gardner | Un poème par Hall Gardner


Nous vous remercions de confirmer votre présence par mail (espacecanopy@gmail.com

Si vous n'êtes pas en mesure de vous joindre à nous, c'est avec plaisir que nous accueillerons un membre de votre équipe.


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Plus d'informations sur le livre ainsi que des commentaires se trouve ci-dessous en anglais.

      A work of historical and literary fiction, the story is based upon Gardner’s experiences in China in 1988-89 and represents over 30 years of reflection upon the events led to the brutal June 4th 1989 repression on Tiananmen Square. The novel explores differences in cultural outlook, understanding of human rights, religious views and interpersonal relations that profoundly impact East-West relations, while depicting individuals who engaged in the risky struggle for democracy and freedom in China.

      In essence, it seeks to describe the social and political “changing colors” that were taking place in societies throughout the world at the presumed end of the Cold War as seen through the eyes of American, German, Russian and African expats living in China at that time when the Soviet Union ostensibly began to democratize, and before China opted for a nationwide crackdown on the pro-democratic movement and the US deluded itself into believing that it was at the "End of History."  

On the ideological level, the book critiques both Maoism and the American neo-con and neo-liberal forms of democracy, while warning against a US-China "clash of civilizations."  From a literary framework, novel develops themes from classic American, European and Chinese literature, from Miguel Cervantes, Victor Hugo, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Washington Irving, Stendhal, Mark Twain, Sinclair Lewis, John Dos Passos, Thomas Wolfe, Franz Kafka, Mo Li, Cao Xueqin, Mao Dun, and many others... while concurrently seeking to find new meaning in Chinese fables, such as Tale of the White Serpent.  
The synopsis:  
The whole Communist world is in the middle of a democratic revolution. Hall Gardner’s novel depicts the protests taking place prior to the June 1989 Tiananmen Square repression—a subject still taboo in China.  
Hired to teach English, Mylex H. Galvin records his experience in his “Anti-Marco Polo” journal after he meets expats from around the world, while trying to come to grips with the Chinese language, history, and politics.  
Galvin becomes disillusioned with the poverty and environmental destruction that he finds in China; his barefoot doctor heroes are not capable of treating AIDS; Chinese and African students clash in Nanjing—with no sense of international solidarity.  
As the democracy movement heats up, he is torn between the love of Tao Baiqing, a Daoist, and Mo Li, a student of English Lit, and unwittingly betrays the ties between the journalist, Hayford, and the democracy activist, Chia Pao-yu—accused of leaking “top secrets” to Hayford.  
As Galvin studies China’s relations with the Western world since Marco Polo, with emphasis on the “hundred years of humiliation,” he becomes haunted by nightmares of a “clash of civilizations” and warns against a coming Apocalyptic Color War between the Balding Eagle and the Chinese Dragon — as the latter transmogrifies from Red into shades of Red-Brown-Black  
"Hall Gardner's Year of the Earth Serpent Changing Colors is an engrossing and inventive contribution to what might be called the literature of human understanding. One of the book's messages, that, "individuals and governments rarely think about the fact that the very manner and means in which one seeks to change the world—and the very colors that one chooses— could actually make things turn for the worse" is needed, in this, an age of great power rivalry, now more than ever."
—James W. Carden, Simone Weil Center for Political Philosophy.  
“Hall Gardner’s wonderful Year of the Earth Serpent Changing Colors offers an extraordinary illustration of the dynamics of humiliation and delivers a lesson the world would needs to learn. Research shows that humiliation is the most intense human emotion — it leads to the mobilization of more processing power and a greater consumption of mental resources than any other emotion. Victims of humiliation never forget. Humiliators, on the other hand, are often oblivious of their deeds or they justify them (even while being silently consumed by their own deeds from inside). Therefore, humiliators are often shocked when confronted with the consequences of their deeds, be it revenge coming their way or attempts of peace making.”  
—Evelin Lindner, Dr. med., Dr. psychol., founding president of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies and co-founder of the World Dignity University initiative  
“Hall Gardner has given us a timely and compelling narrative of two civilizations as the world witnesses rising Chinese power. A magnificent achievement."  
—Matthew Fraser, Author of Weapons of Mass Distraction: Soft Power and American Empire  
"How much do we know about China?  Year of the Earth Serpent  
Changing Colors is filled with the history, politics, religion and  
culture of this nation… A big country demands  
a big book. There is much to till in Gardner's first novel."  

 —E. Ethelbert Miller  
     Writer and literary activist  
     Host of On The Margin (WPFW 89.3 FM)  

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Treffen Sie Uta Mitsching-Viertel und Ellen Händler auf ihrer Lesereise. Die Autorinnen lesen aus ihren aktuellen Büchern "Unerhörte Ostfrauen" und "Problemzone Ostmann?" und laden zu einem regen Austausch ein. 


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Frankfurter Buchmesse 2022

19.10.2022 11:18:05

Frankfurter Buchmesse

19.-23. Oktober 2022

Aktuelle Veranstaltungen mit unseren Autor:innen finden Sie hier.

Stöbern Sie auch einmal in unseren Neuerscheinungen 2022. Den aktuellen Katalog finden Sie hier 

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Nur ein paar Stichwörter aus dem heute erschienenen Buch
Global Perspectives on Megatrends. The Future as Seen by Analysts and Researchers from Different World Regions.
Das englischsprachige Buch von Berthold M. Kuhn and Dimitrios L. Margellos beschäftigt sich mit Themen der internationalen Zusammenarbeit. Es enthält Interviews mit renommierten Experten und Forschern aus verschiedenen Ländern und Weltregionen.
In einem Video stellen die Autoren ihr Werk vor
Am 2. Juni findet in München eine erste Präsentation und anschließender Diskussion mit den Autoren statt.
Weitere Informationen und eine Anmeldemöglichkeit erhalten Sie hier
Weitere Termine folgen in Kürze.
Erfahren sie mehr über diesen spannenden Titel hier:
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ASN Annual World Convention 2022

04.05.2022 09:20:00

Mit Stolz informieren wir heute darüber, dass gleich vier Titel aus unserem Hause von sechs unserer AutorInnen bei den Book Panels der ASN Annual World Convention 2022 (Association for the Study of Nationalities) vertreten sein werden.
Ukrainian Nationalists and the Holocaust. OUN and UPA’s Participation in the Destruction of
Ukrainian Jewry, 1941–1944

A Loss: The Story of a Dead Soldier Told by His Sister

Three Revolutions: Mobilization and Change in Contemporary Ukraine I. Theoretical Aspects
and Analyses on Religion, Memory, and Identity

From “the Ukraine” to Ukraine. A Contemporary History of 1991-2021

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On April 12 the International Law Institute hosted a conference and discussion on the release of Ambassador John Maresca's [Ret.] new book "The Unknown Peace Agreement: How the Helsinki–Geneva–Vienna–Paris Negotiations of the CSCE Produced the Final Peace Agreement to formally concluded World War Two in Europe".

The agreements setting the foundations of relations between Post Soviet Russia and the Western nations, is as critical and sensitive today, as it was 30 years ago.

The agreement, formally known as the Joint Declaration of Twenty Two States, signed by their heads of state or government, including George H W Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev on November 19, 1990 in Paris, this "peace treaty" ended World War II. The chief US negotiator of this agreement and many others, Ambassador Maresca has had a most distinguished career, twice Chef du Cabinet to NATO Secretaries General, and rector of the UN University for Peace, possibly most noteworthy was his appointment in early 1991 by Secretary James Baker as special envoy to open US relations with the newly independent states of the former USSR. He was the first American official to visit these countries, including Ukraine. His assistant throughout this mission was Marie Yovanovich, later US ambassador to Ukraine.

Ambassador presented his book and the "Baker mission". He was introduced by his former colleague Avis Bohlen, former assistant secretary of state and American ambassador to Bulgaria, and daughter of Charles Bohlen, who was once Jack Maresca's boss in the Department.

Find out more about the book here 


         Watch the full discussion here      

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... müssen Sie trotz allem dieses Leben leben."


An dieser Stelle möchten wir Ihnen den Titel "Heller Weg: Geschichte eines Konzentrationslagers im Donbass 2017-2019" unseres Autors Stanislav Aseyev aus der Reihe Ukrainian Voices vorstellen.


Wer es aushält, mag sich außerdem Stanislav Aseyevs Lagererzählung „Heller Weg“ zumuten [...]

 Das Unheimliche an Aseyevs schmalem Band ist nicht nur der Blick in den Abgrund an Rechtlosigkeit und Sadismus, der bereits vor dem russischen Überfall im Februar mitten in Europa klaffte, sondern dass in seinen Aufzeichnungen die Tradition der sowjetischen Lagerliteratur wie die der Erinnerungen aus deutschen KZs gleichermaßen aufscheint.

 Bei allem, was der Krieg in der Ukraine an Beängstigendem hervorbringt, muss deutsche Beobachter dies besonders schaudern lassen: die Wiederkehr der schlimmsten Topoi deutscher Verbrechen in Osteuropa.
--- Sonja Zerki, Süddeutsche Zeitung, 7.3.2022

[...]ein wichtiges Zeitzeugnis, das wertvolle Fakten über die Regierungsmethoden der separatistischen Volksrepubliken enthält. So bedrückend der Stoff auch ist, als Leserin ist man erleichtert, dass die Folterer diesen beeindruckend starken Autor nicht brechen konnten.
--- Sabine Adler, Deutschlandfunk, 19.1.2022

Stanislaw Aseyev sagt, in der „Isolation“ entstünden Terabytes an Material für die internationalen Gerichte: In jeder Zelle, in jedem Keller hängt eine Videokamera, und es brennt Tag und Nacht das Licht.
--- Jan Emmendörfer, Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland, 7.12.2021


2017 wird der ukrainische Journalist Stanislav Aseyev im okkupierten Donezk verhaftet und wegen "Extremismus" sowie "Spionage" zu 15 Jahren Haft verurteilt – unter anderem, weil er in seinen Reportagen aus dem Kriegsgebiet das Wort "Donezker Volksrepublik" in Anführungszeichen gesetzt hatte. Zweieinhalb Jahre verbringt er in Haft, den Großteil in der so genannten "Isolation", einem Donezker Foltergefängnis mit der Adresse Heller Weg 3. Die dortige ehemalige Fabrik wurde 2014 in ein Konzentrationslager verwandelt und steht seither unter Moskauer Kontrolle. Hinter dem Gefängniszaun gelten keine Gesetze, das Leben ist bestimmt von Demütigung, Angst und Folter. Um in der Hölle des Lagers überleben zu können, schreibt Aseyev, wann immer er kann: auf Pappfetzen und Papierresten. Er lernt Textfragmente auswendig und sagt sie vor sich her. So kann er sie bewahren, obwohl ihm seine Aufzeichnungen später abgenommen werden. Offen, tiefgründig und emotional berichtet der Journalist von Leid, das im heutigen Europa unvorstellbar scheint. Seine Mission ist es zu überleben, um berichten zu können. Ende 2019 kommt Aseyev durch einen Gefangenenaustausch zwischen Russland und der Ukraine frei. Das Buch legt Zeugnis ab über ein heutiges Konzentrationslager, von dem nur wenige wissen, obwohl das UNO-Hochkommissariat für Menschenrechte dortige Folterungen dokumentiert hat. Diese Erzählung handelt davon, wie es gelingen kann, menschlich zu bleiben unter unmenschlichen Bedingungen; von Glauben,Vergebung, Hass – und dem Leben danach. Stanislav Aseyev arbeitet seit 2020 als Experte für die bestetzten Gebiete des Donbass beim Ukrainischen Institut für die Zukunft (UIF) Kyjiw.

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'A Loss' was my cry to the world about Putin's war in Ukraine. I wanted to shake the international community out of inaction. To remind everyone that Ukraine had lost thousands of lives in this war that started in 2014. To lend my voice to those grieving families that did not have the chance to be heard in the West. The West, however, has woken up to Putin’s aggression only when Russian missiles fell on residential areas of Ukraine, killing civilians. 


The courage of the Ukrainian people is immense. We stand united in Ukraine and all over the world because we know what we are fighting for. By defending Ukraine from Putin’s aggression, Ukrainians, first and foremost, are defending their freedom and dignity. It’s imperative that all of us stand with Ukraine in every way we can because by supporting Ukraine we stand for our own freedom and dignity.  


Olesya Khromeychuk

A Loss

The Story of a Dead Soldier Told by His Sister

With a foreword by Andrei Kurkov

'Grappling. I admire a book that invites me to grapple with knotty questions. Olesya Khromeychuk has written such a book–beautifully. Feminism and drones. Funerals and theater. Shrapnel and combat boots–size 8. "A Loss" explores the lures of militarism at a granular level.'
          --Professor Cynthia Enloe, author of Nimo's War, Emma's War: Making Feminist Sense of the Iraq War.

'Moving, intelligent, and brilliantly written, this is a sister’s reckoning with a lost brother, an émigré’s with the country of her childhood, and a scholar’s with her own suddenly acutely personal subject matter. A wonderful combination of emotional and intellectual honesty; very sad and direct but also rigorous and nuanced. It even manages to be funny.'
          --Anna Reid, author of Borderland: A Journey Through the History of Ukraine.

'There has always been too much silence around the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine -- Europe's forgotten war. Olesya Khromeychuk refuses to bend to this silence. In vivid, intimate prose and with unflinching honesty, she introduces us to the brother she lost in the war and found in her grief. Poignant, wise, and unforgettable.'
          --Dr Rory Finnin, Associate Professor in Ukrainian Studies at the University of Cambridge.

  “A Loss: The Story of a Dead Soldier Told by His Sister” is volume 15 in the “Ukrainian Voices” book series published by ibidem Press. The “Ukrainian Voices” book series includes English- and German-language monographs, edited volumes, document collections and anthologies of articles authored and composed by Ukrainian politicians, intellectuals, activists, officials, researchers, entrepreneurs, artists, and diplomats. The series aims to introduce Western and broader audiences to Ukrainian explorations and interpretations of historic and current domestic as well as international affairs. The purpose of these books is to familiarise non-Ukrainian readers with how some prominent Ukrainians approach, research and assess their country’s development and position in the world. The series was founded in 2019, and the volumes are collected by Andreas Umland.


Julian Evans 'Shards of language. Dispatches from the Donbas', The Times Literary Supplement, 18 February 2022.

Rostyslav Averchuk, 'Introducing Olesya Khromeychuk’s book A Loss. The Story of A Dead Soldier Told by His Sister', VoxUkraine, 10 Dec 2021.

Ростислав Аверчук, Подолати стіну болю: відгук на книжку Олесі Хромейчук «Втрата. Історія мертвого солдата, розказана його сестрою», VoxUkraine, 10 грудня 2021.


"Women at war, from Kabul to Kyiv", Marking this year's International Women's Day, Christiane Amanpour speaks with Afghan scholar and activist, Dr. Orzala Nemat, and Director of the Ukrainian Institute London, Dr. Olesya Khromeychuk, on how women in their countries bear the brunt of war.  WATCH

„Putin leugnet immer wieder, dass Ukrainer eine eigene Nation bilden“, Olesya Khromeychuk in conversation with Paul Simon, Berliner Zeitung, 29 Jan 2022. READ

'Why Putin has his sights on Ukraine', Ritula Shah in conversation with Olesya Khromeychuk, Olga Tokariuk, Angela Stent and Maxim Samoroukov, BBC World Service, 27 Jan 2022. LISTEN

"Олеся Хромейчук: 'Війна - це те, що залишиться з нами на покоління, коли всі бліндажі будуть покинуті'", Тетяна Харченко для Korydor, 28 січня 2022 р. ЧИТАТИ

New Books Network podcast: Steven Seegel, Professor of Slavic and Eurasian Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, in conversation with Olesya Khromeychuk. LISTEN                                                

Interview for the Frankfurt Book Fair 2021: Tom Rowley, editor of openDemocracy in conversation with Olesya Khromeychuk. WATCH

'Ukraine’s Donbas conflict: a personal reflection on loss and war' openDemocracy, interview by Tom Rowley, 27 Oct 2021. READ

On Putin's war against Ukraine
(comments, interviews and articles)

Julian Evans, 'Why Putin is obsessed with Ukraine and Russia being "one people"', The Telegraph, 6 March 2022.

Christopher Hope, 'To Ukraine, with love', Chopper's Politics, 4 March 2022.

'Day of intense attacks on Ukrainian cities', The World Tonight, 3 March 2022.

'"He has decided to destroy the whole world"': Six global voices on Putin's invasion of Ukraine', CNN Opinion, 2 March 2022.

'Ukrainian Catholic bishop warns British people to avoid disinformation about war', The Independent, 2 March 2022.

'Ukrainian women on the front line', Woman's Hour, 28 February 2022.

'What can the West do to help Ukraine?' openDemocracy, 28 February 2022.

'My Ukrainian brother was killed on the frontline - he was right when he said this is a European war', Metro, 25 February 2022.

„Putin leugnet immer wieder, dass Ukrainer eine eigene Nation bilden“, Olesya Khromeychuk in conversation with Paul Simon, Berliner Zeitung, 29 Jan 2022.

'Why Putin has his sights on Ukraine', Ritula Shah in conversation with Olesya Khromeychuk, Olga Tokariuk, Angela Stent and Maxim Samoroukov, BBC World Service, 27 Jan 2022.


A Loss has been chosen by the Temerty Contemporary Ukraine Program at Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University for their book club in March 2022.
AUGB London: Thu 10 Feb | 6:30 pm (in person), organised by British-Ukrainian Aid. (in Ukrainian)

The Calder Bookshop: Thu 16 Dec | 7pm (in person), organised by the Ukrainian Institute London.


Photos by Tetiana Kharchenko.

University College London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies: Thu 25 Nov | 5pm (in person).
Moderated by Agnieszka Kubal (UCL SSEES).

King's College London: Tue 30 Nov | 6pm (online & in person)
Hosted by Women in War and International Politics, War Studies, King's College London (co-organised by the Ukrainian Institute London). Moderated by Annabronia Ospeck and Aurora Pinelli.


Email: olesya@olesyakhromeychuk.com

Homepage: https://www.olesyakhromeychuk.com/home

Follow Olesya on Twitter (@OKhromeychuk) and/or Facebook (olesya.khromeychuk)


Copyright © 2022 Olesya Khromeychuk

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 Die erste umfassende und wissenschaftliche Biografie des ukrainischen rechtsextremen Politikers und Aktivisten Stepan Bandera und damit einhergehend die erste eingehende Studie des um ihn entstandenen Kults erschien bereits 2014 in englischer Sprache im ibidem-Verlag unter dem Titel

Stepan Bandera: The Life and Afterlife of a Ukrainian Nationalist. Fascism, Genocide, and Cult

Grzegorz Rossolinski-Liebe
beleuchtet das Leben einer mythologisierten Persönlichkeit und untersucht die Geschichte der gewalttätigsten ukrainischen nationalistischen Bewegung des 20. Jahrhunderts.

Ab sofort ist dieses faszinierende Buch bei unseren ukrainischen Lizenznehmern auch in ukrainischer und russischer Sprache erhältlich!


The first comprehensive and scientific biography of the Ukrainian far-right  leader Stepan Bandera, and the first in-depth study of his political cult, was published in English in 2014 by ibidem Press under the title

Stepan Bandera: The Life and Afterlife of a Ukrainian Nationalist. Fascism, Genocide, and Cult

Grzegorz Rossolinski-Liebe
illuminates the life of a mythologized personality and scrutinizes the history of the most violent twentieth-century Ukrainian nationalist movement

This fascinating book is now also available in Ukrainian and Russian from our Ukrainian licensees!

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