Posts Tagged ‘China’

Book Review: Art of War by Sun Tzu

There is an interesting commentary on just how Lionel Giles, the translator, chose to translate each line of text. The classical Chinese language is very dense and many of Sun Tzu’s passages have unclear meaning

Book Review: The Wangs vs. The World by Jade Chang

I, of course, could never relate to rich Asian immigrants, but still found the basic truths to be the same about every family.

Book Review: The 3rd Woman by Jonathan Freedland

The setting takes place close to a hotly contested election to the governorship of California where both candidates are trying to stay on the good side of the Chinese, knowing full well that American citizens despise having a foreign military presence in their midst.

Book Review: Who Was Bruce Lee? by Jim Gigliotti

The book tells about Lee’s influence in martial arts and pop culture. It also touches on how Lee introduce Chinese culture to mainstream American and his influence in that arena.

Book Review: Chinese Cooking for Diamond Thieves by Dave Lowry

This novel was a delightful summer read, quick, funny and easy to ingest. The storytelling and dialog are sharp and funny, and the characters are engaging and natural.

Book Review: Three Souls by Janie Chang

In China, 1935, Leiyin watches her own funeral and wanders why she has not been permitted to the afterlife. Leiyin discovers that she is not alone; three souls are there to guide her along the way until she make amends. But first she has to find out what she has to make amends for.

Graphic Novel Review: Escape to Gold Mountain : A Graphic History of the Chinese in North America by David H.T. Wong

Article first published as Graphic Novel Review: Escape to Gold Mountain : A Graphic History of the Chinese in North America by David H.T. Wong on Blogcritics. About: Escape to Gold Mountain : A Graphic History of the Chinese in North America by David H.T. Wong is a graphic novel telling the story of the Chinese immigration to the […]

Book Review: Skeleton Women by Mingmei Yip

About: Skeleton Women by Mingmei Yip is a novel taking place in China’s underworldduring the beginning of the Century. The majority of the novel takes place in Shanghai’s criminal element, bars and clubs. 352 pages Publisher: Kensington (May 29, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 0758273533 My rating for Skeleton Women – 2 Buy this book in […]

Book Review: The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer

Article first published as Book Review: The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer on Blogcritics. About: The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer is a novel which first introduced the famous villain. The novel was first published in 1913. 194 pages Publisher: CreateSpace (September 30, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 1466326174 My rating for The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu – 3 Buy this book […]

Book Review: Flesh by Khanh Ha

Article first published as Book Review: Flesh by Khanh Ha on Blogcritics. About: Flesh by Khanh Ha is a novel taking place in Vietnam and China. It is a coming of age story in a dark time of a young man’s life. The pub­lisher is giv­ing away one copy of this book— use the Raf­fle­copter form at the end of […]

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