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Xiao Bai - Author

About the Author

Xiao Bai was born in 1968 in Shanghai, and began writing in 2009. His first book, a collection of essays entitled HORNY HAMLET (2009), was a prize winner in China. His debut novel, GAME POINT, followed in 2010, and FRENCH CONCESSION, his second novel, appeared in 2011 in China. It is being widely translated, and is his first book to appear in the English language. In 2013, his novella, XU XIANGBI THE SPY won the 10th Annual Shanghai Literary Prize. Xiao Bai lives in Shanghai. Translator Chenxin Jiang was born in Singapore and grew up in Hong Kong. Her work has received a PEN Translation Fund Grant and the Susan Sontag Prize for Translation. She is currently translating a Cultural Revolution memoir by Ji Xianlin for New York Review Books. She has most recently lived in Shanghai, Chicago, and Berlin.

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Structural, Syntactic, and Statistical Pattern Recognition Joint IAPR International Workshop, S+SSPR 2018, Beijing, China, August 17-19, 2018, Proceedings

Structural, Syntactic, and Statistical Pattern Recognition Joint IAPR International Workshop, S+SSPR 2018, Beijing, China, August 17-19, 2018, Proceedings

Author: Xiao Bai Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2018

This book constitutes the proceedings of the Joint IAPR International Workshop on Structural, Syntactic, and Statistical Pattern Recognition, S+SSPR 2018, held in Beijing, China, in August 2018. The 49 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 75 submissions. They were organized in topical sections named: classification and clustering; deep learning and neurla networks; dissimilarity representations and Gaussian processes; semi and fully supervised learning methods; spatio-temporal pattern recognition and shape analysis; structural matching; multimedia analysis and understanding; and graph-theoretic methods.

French Concession

French Concession

Author: Xiao Bai Format: eBook Release Date: 18/01/2016

Shanghai 1931: a mesmerizing era of revolution, money and adventure, this Chinese novel - marking Xiao Bais English-language debut - is a heart-stopping literary noir.A boat arrives in Shanghai harbor to the raucous sound of firecrackers. An important official in the Nationalist Party has returned from Hong Kong, accompanied by his striking wife, Leng. An assassin suddenly appears, firing three bullets before killing himself. Leng disappears in the ensuing chaos.Hseuh, a Franco-Chinese photographer, is captivated by Lengs beauty. But he has his own problems: he suspects that his White Russian lover, Therese, is cheating. When Hseuh is arrested in the French Concession and forced to become a police spy, he realizes that in the seamy, devious world of Shanghai, no one is who they appear. Therese is secretly an arms dealer, supplying Shanghais gangs, while Leng, has her own ties to a menacing new gang, one led by a charismatic Communist whose acts of terrorism could have a devastating impact on the entire country. Soon Hseuh is forced to play both sides, spinning his own lies in a feverish struggle to stay alive.

Game Point

Game Point

Author: Xiao Bai, Wang Jiren Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/10/2014

In this story of intrigue, friendship and love, we follow two hustlers through Shanghai in the dynamic period shortly after China's reform and opening up. During that dynamic period shortly after reform and the opening up of China, two friends and their acquaintances struggle to not only survive but to thrive by running hustles throughout Shanghai. Friendship, love, and loyalty are ultimately tested when they embark on a scheme to rob a lucrative amount of money in the for of one check that becomes two, then three, and eventually four. Soon, the game that started as a sure thing becomes complicated with the involvement of different players and their agendas. A web of deceit is spun as everybody tries to capture the real check. Echoing the quick changing pace of modern China, the alliances the players form are broken and realigned again sometimes in the span of one night, a day, or a week as they realize that not all players are created equal and not all games have a clear winner.

Graph-Based Methods in Computer Vision Developments and Applications

Graph-Based Methods in Computer Vision Developments and Applications

Author: Xiao Bai Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/07/2012

Graph-Based Methods in Computer Vision: Developments and Applications presents a sampling of the research issues related to applying graph-based methods in computer vision. These methods have been under-utilized in the past, but use must now be increased because of their ability to naturally and effectively represent image models and data. This publication explores current activity and future applications of this fascinating and ground-breaking topic.

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