Tag Archives: China & East Asia

#Review of Trials of Life

Vanessa Wu rated it 5 of 5 stars  I spent a good while reading this book and returned to it many times to re-read passages and think about what I’d read. It stirred up many emotions because the situations were … Continue reading

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Meeting Pearl Zhang, Protagonist of “Journey to the West” Trilogy – #CharacterInterview

Please tell us, who is Pearl? My Chinese name is Zhenzhu,  珍珠, and Pearl is a direct English translation. Partly inspired by Pearl S Buck, the author named her protagonist after her literary idol in The Same Moon, Trials of Life and Land … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Tao

This day in the depth of winter in 1986, in the city of Chongqing, a wee baby boy was born, at 3.4 kilos, the bundle of joy was healthy, mature and his first cry on this earth, louder than anyone … Continue reading

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An Informative, Intriguing Adventure into the Middle Kingdom – #ChinAlive by Bob Jonas

As a norm, A YA book is not amongst my chosen holiday reads, however, the title of ChinAlive grabbed my attention on GoodReads and I put it on my to read list for 2014. New year, new challenges, hence trying something … Continue reading

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