Category Archives: Books

Lonely Planet Recommended China Books

A recent scan through my copy of Lonely Planet China brought forth some recommended readings. To my horror, the suggest “Mao: The Unknown Story”. This will not stand! Continue reading

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Literature Review: Deborah Fallows’ ‘Dreaming in Chinese’

A review of Deborah Fallows ‘Dreaming in Chinese’. Although it is more academic in nature, language students have much to gain from reading this short work. Continue reading

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Literature Review: Mr. China

A review of Tim Clissold’s less well known ‘Mr. China’, a part memoir, part retelling and analysis of his first decade of business in China, starting in the early 90s. Continue reading

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Riding the Iron Rooster

Theroux expressed a strong dislike toward my beloved China, stating that there could be nothing worse than a stay within one of the Chinese cities. He didn’t mention, however, that he had not only spent a year traveling there, but even gone so far to write a book about it. Continue reading

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Ghost Train

I’m almost finished with “Ghost Train to the Eastern Star”, probably going to wrap it up this afternoon. Amazing does not do it justice. Theroux does a remarkable job in conveying the greatness of each country and region, talking about … Continue reading

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