Tag Archives: China

The Rape Of Nanking by Iris Chang

In 1937 the Japanese marched through China and made their way to Nanking, where over 300,000 Chinese soldiers and civilians were brutally tortured, raped and murdered.  This is a non-fiction account of  these atrocities. After World War II, Japanese officials … Continue reading

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The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

When the movie came out, I was a huge fan, although I head never read anything by Amy Tan.  The stories about Chinese mothers and their daughters were so compelling and rich, I found myself watching the film multiple times … Continue reading

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Mao: The Unknown Story by Jang Chung

Jang Chung is the author of The Wild Swans, a favorite book of mine, so I had no trepidation in reading another chunkster of her books, Mao: The Unknown Story.  Written as a non-fiction historical account of Chairman Mao’s life, Jang Chung … Continue reading

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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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