Coverart for item
The Resource A death in the Lucky Holiday Hotel : murder, money, and an epic power struggle in China, Pin Ho and Wenguang Huang

A death in the Lucky Holiday Hotel : murder, money, and an epic power struggle in China, Pin Ho and Wenguang Huang

Label
A death in the Lucky Holiday Hotel : murder, money, and an epic power struggle in China
Title
A death in the Lucky Holiday Hotel
Title remainder
murder, money, and an epic power struggle in China
Statement of responsibility
Pin Ho and Wenguang Huang
Title variation
Murder, money, and an epic power struggle in China
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The downfall of Bo Xilai in China was more than a darkly thrilling mystery. It revealed a cataclysmic internal power struggle between Communist Party factions, one that reached all the way to China's new president Xi Jinping. The scandalous story of the corruption of the Bo Xilai family -- the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood; Bo's secret lovers; the secret maneuverings of Bo's supporters; the hasty trial and sentencing of Gu Kailai, Bo's wife -- was just the first rumble of a seismic power struggle that continues to rock the very foundation of China's all-powerful Communist Party. By the time it is over, the machinations in Beijing and throughout the country that began with Bo's fall could affect China's economic development and disrupt the world's political and economic order. Pin Ho and Wenguang Huang have pieced together the details of this fascinating political drama from firsthand reporting and an unrivalled array of sources, some very high in the Chinese government. This was the first scandal in China to play out in the international media -- details were leaked, sometimes invented, to non-Chinese news outlets as part of the power plays that rippled through the government. The attempt to manipulate the Western media, especially, was a fundamental dimension to the story, and one that affected some of the early reporting. A Death in the Lucky Holiday Hotel returns to the scene of the crime and shows not only what happened in Room 1605 but how the threat of the story was every bit as important in the life and death struggle for power that followed. It touched celebrities and billionaires and redrew the cast of the new leadership of the Communist Party. The ghost of Neil Heywood haunts China to this day"--
  • "The scandalous story of the corruption of the Bo Xilai family -- the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood; Bo's secret lovers, who may have included Chinese film stars; the blackmailing by Bo's supporters; the hasty trial and sentencing of Gu Kailai, Bo's wife -- is only the tip of an iceberg and just the beginning of a cataclysmic power struggle that could rock the very foundation of China's all-powerful Communist Party. By the time it is over, the machinations in Beijing and throughout the country that began with Bo's fall could affect China's economic development and disrupt the world's political and economic order"--
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Additional physical form
Also published electronically.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10175684
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
He, Bin
Dewey number
320.951
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1964-
  • 1970-2011
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Huang, Wenguang
  • Heywood, Neil
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bo, Xilai
  • Heywood, Neil
  • Political corruption
  • Abuse of administrative power
  • China
  • China
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
murder, money, and an epic power struggle in China
Label
A death in the Lucky Holiday Hotel : murder, money, and an epic power struggle in China, Pin Ho and Wenguang Huang
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: pt. I The Fate of a Kuli -- The Stranger's Phone Call -- The Unexpected Visitor -- "The Iron Blooded Police Spirit" -- "Professor Wang Lijun" -- The Slap in the Face -- US Consulate Under Siege -- "Inviting the Gentleman to the Urn" -- pt. II The Princelings -- Sitting Tight on the Fishing Boat -- "Hello, Dear, It's Your Wife Calling" -- The Red Concentration Camp -- The Princelings -- "The City of Double Happiness" -- The Final Push -- The Dismissal -- Like Father, Like Son -- Secret Investigation -- pt. III Poisonous Water -- The Girl Butcher -- A Death at the Lucky Holiday Hotel -- The Non-Trial of the Century -- Legal Experts Ask: Did Gu Kailai Kill Neil Heywood? -- An Insidious Man -- From China with Love -- Poisonous Water -- pt. IV The Victor Is King and the Loser a Bandit -- The Resilient Loser: China's Security Czar -- The Billionaire Loser: Bo Xilai's Secret Wallet -- The Unexpected Loser: "People's Premier" or the "King of Showbiz"? --
  • Contents note continued: Hu Is a Loser: The President and his Chief of Staff -- The Ultimate Loser: "We'll Never Allow him to Walk Out Alive" -- The Backstage Winner: Long Live the King Father -- The Winner Is "Hail to the New Chief"
Control code
000050675573
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 334 pages
Isbn
9781610392730
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012047602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
(YBP)9589293
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)808421315
Label
A death in the Lucky Holiday Hotel : murder, money, and an epic power struggle in China, Pin Ho and Wenguang Huang
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: pt. I The Fate of a Kuli -- The Stranger's Phone Call -- The Unexpected Visitor -- "The Iron Blooded Police Spirit" -- "Professor Wang Lijun" -- The Slap in the Face -- US Consulate Under Siege -- "Inviting the Gentleman to the Urn" -- pt. II The Princelings -- Sitting Tight on the Fishing Boat -- "Hello, Dear, It's Your Wife Calling" -- The Red Concentration Camp -- The Princelings -- "The City of Double Happiness" -- The Final Push -- The Dismissal -- Like Father, Like Son -- Secret Investigation -- pt. III Poisonous Water -- The Girl Butcher -- A Death at the Lucky Holiday Hotel -- The Non-Trial of the Century -- Legal Experts Ask: Did Gu Kailai Kill Neil Heywood? -- An Insidious Man -- From China with Love -- Poisonous Water -- pt. IV The Victor Is King and the Loser a Bandit -- The Resilient Loser: China's Security Czar -- The Billionaire Loser: Bo Xilai's Secret Wallet -- The Unexpected Loser: "People's Premier" or the "King of Showbiz"? --
  • Contents note continued: Hu Is a Loser: The President and his Chief of Staff -- The Ultimate Loser: "We'll Never Allow him to Walk Out Alive" -- The Backstage Winner: Long Live the King Father -- The Winner Is "Hail to the New Chief"
Control code
000050675573
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 334 pages
Isbn
9781610392730
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012047602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
(YBP)9589293
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)808421315

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
Processing Feedback ...