Tag Archives: China

Book Review: Tibet: An Enduring Civilization

Tibet:  An Enduring Civilization, by Francoise Pommaret Although I have no particular plans to travel to Tibet anytime soon, I do enjoy reading about cultures from time to time that have a history that is interesting and a present status … Continue reading

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Book Review: Vanishing Tibet

Vanishing Tibet, by Danny Conant & Catherine Steinmann Fortunately, this book is mostly made up of artistically taken photographs.  I am generally someone who prefers solid text to pictures, but in this case the pictures express what is most worthwhile … Continue reading

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Book Review: An Asian Harvest

An Asian Harvest:  An Autobiography, by Paul Hattaway [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Kregel Book Tours.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] In reading this book, I was struck by how Nathanish the author seemed. … Continue reading

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Big Machine

Not too long ago, I watched a music-related YouTube channel I follow and the person had listed their favorite songs by the Goo Goo Dolls that had appeared on a particular Billboard Chart, I believe it was the Adult Rock … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: China’s Quest For Great Power

China’s Quest For Great Power:  Ships, Oil, And Foreign Policy, by Bernard D. Cole As someone who likes to read about and think about matters of geopolitics and the tension between China and the United States over matters of economic … Continue reading

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Many Happy Returns, Or, The Return Of The Chinacutioner

As I commented last night [1], one of the errands I had after an exhausting and long journey back from Europe was to deal with a laptop that I had purchased three weeks ago just before the Feast that had … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Candidate

The Candidate:  A Newsmakers Novel, by Liz Wiehl with Sebastian Stuart [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This book manages to do what might seem impossible, find … Continue reading

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Book Review: Firefly Role-Playing Game

Firefly Role-Playing Game, Gaming In The ‘Verse:  Core Book, by Monica Valentinelli, Mark Diaz Truman, Brendan Conway, Dean Gilbert, and Jack Norris For those browncoats who are sufficiently passionate about the world of Firefly [1] that they are willing to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mastering The Art Of War

Mastering The Art Of War:  Zhuge Liang’s and Liu Ji’s commentaries on the classic by Sun Tzu, translated and edited by Thomas Cleary Although this is a short book, and likely a very obscure one, this book is a worthwhile … Continue reading

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I Came Not To Bring Peace, But A Sword: Some Thoughts On China’s Rise

[Note: This post was written for an online class on China’s Rise, and was supposed to be around 500 words. Without such space limitations I would have gone into far greater detail, but I thought it worthwhile to share my … Continue reading

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