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Strange Stones by Peter Hessler

Peter Hessler is an American writer who spent years living abroad in China.  His memoir of teaching in a village called Fuling, River Town, is one of my favorites.  Strange Stones compiles various observations from his time in China, but also upon … Continue reading

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In Manchuria by Michael Meyer

The more I read about China, the more eager I am to learn about this nation, rich in history and culture.  Michael Meyer, becomes an expat living in rural China after a stint in Peace Corps, and enjoys teaching there.  … Continue reading

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Sihpromatum: I Grew My Boobs in China by Savannah Grace

Description according to Goodreads: “SIHPROMATUM (Sip-row-may-tum) is a memoir series of one family’s four-year backpacking adventure around the world. The first installment, I Grew my Boobs in China, is the beginning of an intensely fascinating, sobering, and emotional memoir of Savannah’s … Continue reading

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The Valley Of Amazement by Amy Tan

I love Amy Tan’s writing, and in particular, I’m attracted to books about life in old China.  The Valley of Amazement drew me in immediately.  It’s a saga about an American woman who falls in love with a Chinese artist … Continue reading

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The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

In this classic by Pearl S. Buck, the reader is transported to old world China, where the humble farmer Wang Lung takes as his wife a servant from a noble house nearby.  Through hard work, the couple prospers and are … Continue reading

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The Red Chamber by Pauline A. Chen

From the moment I picked up The Red Chamber, I couldn’t put it down.  Poor little country girl Daiyu is sent to her well-off relatives in the Capital after the death of the her mother. It is set in early … Continue reading

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When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro

Christopher Banks is a famous London detective, who, having solved countless mysteries, turns his attention to the one mystery he always wanted resolved:  the disappearance of his parents in Shanghai when he was a young boy of eleven. Ishiguro pens … Continue reading

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