Henry Chang

  • Jack Yu est muté à Chinatown, quartier où il a grandi. Dans un secteur à 99% chinois, 99% des flics sont blancs. Jack Yu est donc le "chinois de service", le seul capable de comprendre les mentalités des habitants, dans un secteur où, par principe, on n'aime pas les flics. Lorsqu'une fillette de dix ans est violée dans une cage d'escalier, on préfère faire appel à la communauté, pas aux diables blancs. Oncle Quatre, figure de la communauté chinoise et patron des Hip Chings, un gang d'origine hong-kongaise, est descendu froidement. Traditions, misère, justice parallèle, guerre des gangs, jeux d'argent ... une immersion au coeur de Chinatown.

  • Jack Yu est un des rares officiers de police d'origine asiatique au sein du NYPD. Il a été récemment promu et a rejoint le commissariat de la 9ème circonscription, au nord-est de Chinatown, qui couvre East Village, Loisaida, NoHo, Alphabet City et Tompkins Square. A priori, la 9ème n'est pas plus calme ni moins violente que Chinatown, mais au moins, Jack n'y est pas tiraillé entre appartenance ethnique et respect de la loi. Pourtant, c'est bien Chinatown qui pulse dans ses veines et qui va l'aspirer de nouveau. Il ne peut rester indifférent à l'appel à l'aide des familles de victimes d'homicides d'origine chinoise qui se sentent si peu prises au sérieux par la police new-yorkaise. Suicides, passages à tabac, morts violentes, ou encore victimes de la cupidité des trafiquants d'êtres humains et des triades hong-kongaises qui règnent sur Chinatown : l'éventail est large et la tension forte pour Jack Yu...

    The Wire version sino-américaine, une immersion en slow motion au coeur de Chinatown, des clandestins, des paris truqués, des circuits de contrebande et des gangs.

  • Anglais Chinatown Beat

    Henry Chang

    Detective Jack Yu grew up in Chinatown. Some of his friends are criminals now; some are dead. Jack has just been transferred to his old neighborhood, where 99 percent of the cops are white. Unlike the others, confused by the residents who speak another language even when theyre speaking English, Jack knows whats going on.
    He is confronted with a serial rapist who preys on young Chinese girls. Then Uncle Four, an elderly and respected leader of the charitable Hip Ching Society and member of the Hong Kong-based Red Circle Triad, is gunned down. Jack learns that benevolent Uncle Four had a gorgeous young mistress imported from Hong Kong. And she is missing.
    To solve these crimes, Jack turns to an elderly fortune teller, an old friend of his, in addition to employing modern police methods. This debut mystery power-fully conveys the sights, sounds, and smells of Chinatown, as well as the attitudes of its inhabitants.
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • Anglais Year of the Dog

    Henry Chang

    Praise for Chinatown Beat:
    A worthy debut. . . . Chang writes with stark power and authority, covering the territory as only an insider can. He evokes the spirit, sights, smells and language of his setting in compelling fashion.--Chicago Sun-Times Yu is a fellow whose adventures should be worth following.--The Washington Post Book World Should make the locals sit up and gasp.--The New York Times Book Review It doesnt get much better than this stunning novel.--The Boston Globe A fascinating look at New Yorks Chinese-American urban community and its subcultures.--Publishers Weekly A great beginning to what should be a worthy series.--Library Journal Very slick, very smart.--Globe and Mail Classic noir. . . . A real discovery.--Richard Price Hes been transferred to a different precinct, but Detective Jack Yu cannot get away from Chinatowns criminals--his old friends--who have hooked up with the Hong Kong-based triads in an elaborate nationwide credit card fraud. He also cannot escape the Chinese victims whose stories cry out for justice, like the teenage Chinese take-out delivery boy brutally murdered in the projects.
    Henry Chang was born and raised in New York Citys Chinatown, where e still lives. His debut novel, Chinatown Beat, was hailed in several best of 2006 lists.
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • Anglais Lucky

    Henry Chang

    Detective Jack Yu returns in a pulse-pounding fifth investigation in New York's Chinatown Chinatown gang leader “Lucky” Louie was shot outside of a Chinatown off-track betting establishment on the thirteenth of January, and lay in a coma for 88 days, waking on Easter Sunday. The number 88 is a double-helix, double-lucky Chinese number; religion and superstition all lean Lucky’s way. But Detective Jack Yu, Lucky’s boyhood blood brother, fears his friend’s luck is about to run out. When Lucky embarks on a complex and daring series of crimes against the Chinatown criminal underground, Jack races to stop him before his Jacket Design by Janine Agro enemies do so--permanently.

  • The TPP  was negotiated among 12 economically diverse countries, including some most highly developed and rich countries (i.e., the United States, Japan, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and Singapore), some newly industrialized countries (i.e., Mexico and Malaysia), and some less-developed countries (i.e., Peru, Chile, and Vietnam). A new paradigm created in this context is that countries with vastly different economic developments can actually agree on a set of very high standards to regulate their economic activities, to liberalize their trade, and to protect intellectual property  and foreign investment. The contents of the TPP also reflect its status of being a "new paradigm" as the "21st-Century Trade Agreement"  and being a pioneer in rule making in many key regulatory areas. These include not only the improved and enhanced rules on traditional issues already covered by the WTO , such as goods, services, and IP rights, but also the carefully designed rules in areas that have never been addressed in the WTO or comprehensively covered in other FTAs , such as state-owned enterprises, electronic commerce, and labor and environmental issues. Although the United States has withdrawn from the TPP, the remaining countries are still putting efforts into establishing a TPP without the United States or a TPP with China. Economically speaking, the current 11 parties account for about 20 % of the global economy. If such agreement is put into force, there will be significant implications for the region, for the multilateral system, and even for other FTAs. The book addresses the potential of the TPP to change the ways trade and investments are conducted and argues for its potential to be the start of an international trade/economic law revolution. The book elaborates the relationship between the TPP and other existing trade agreements such as the WTO and other FTAs and explains how the TPP is to deal with traditional and new issues. Taken together, the authors argue that the implications of the TPP go beyond its current membership. It is hoped that the book will make an important contribution to the field of international economic law.

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