Tag Archives: China & East Asia

Where Were You 25 Years Ago? #RememberTian’anmenSquare

Every year on the 4th of June, I remember. I remember, back in 1989, ten months after I arrived in the UK, a pro-democracy movement in China raged on a land I held dear even though I was thousands of … Continue reading

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#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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