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The Resource Decoded, Mai Jia ; Translated from the Chinese by Olivia Milburn and Christopher Payne

Decoded, Mai Jia ; Translated from the Chinese by Olivia Milburn and Christopher Payne

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Decoded
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Decoded
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Mai Jia ; Translated from the Chinese by Olivia Milburn and Christopher Payne
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  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
  • "One of China's bestselling novels, an unusual literary thriller that takes us deep into the world of code breaking In his gripping debut novel, Mai Jia reveals the mysterious world of Unit 701, a top-secret Chinese intelligence agency whose sole purpose is counterespionage and code breaking. Rong Jinzhen, an autistic math genius with a past shrouded in myth, is forced to abandon his academic pursuits when he is recruited into Unit 701. As China's greatest cryptographer, Rong discovers that the mastermind behind the maddeningly difficult Purple Code is his former teacher and best friend, who is now working for China's enemy--but this is only the first of many betrayals. Brilliantly combining the mystery and tension of a spy thriller with the psychological nuance of an intimate character study and the magical qualities of a Chinese fable, Decoded discovers in cryptography the key to the human heart. Both a riveting mystery and a metaphysical examination of the mind of an inspired genius, it is the first novel to be published in English by one of China's greatest and most popular contemporary writers"--
  • A top secret counterespionage and code breaking unit recruits an autistic math genius who discovers his former teacher and best friend is working for the enemy
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895.13/52
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no index present
Language note
Originally published in Chinese in 2002 by China Youth Publishing Group, Beijing entitled Jie mi
LC call number
PL2882.I28
LC item number
J5513 2014
Literary form
fiction
Label
Decoded, Mai Jia ; Translated from the Chinese by Olivia Milburn and Christopher Payne
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http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/805/9780374135805/image/lgcover.9780374135805.jpg
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn846545304
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780374135805
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013039911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)846545304
Label
Decoded, Mai Jia ; Translated from the Chinese by Olivia Milburn and Christopher Payne
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/805/9780374135805/image/lgcover.9780374135805.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn846545304
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780374135805
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013039911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)846545304

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