Tag Archives: China

Laogai Planet

Recently, China passed a law that appears to claim some sort of extraterritoriality in enforcing its laws against anyone who is viewed as a critic.  It has not been enough for China, apparently, to oppress its own people, especially its … Continue reading

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Book Review: Inaugural Address Delivered At The Opening Of The International Plague Conference (1911)

Inaugural Address Delivered At The Opening Of The International Plague Conference, written by Wu Lien Teh How long does it take public health officials in China to pat themselves on the back about how they have successfully addressed a pandemic … Continue reading

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Shen Yun: A Case Study In Marketing

If you are like me and you watch more YouTube videos than is probably good for you, then you are probably as familiar with I am about advertisements that for at least the last few years have sought to advertise … Continue reading

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Book Review: River Of Stars

River Of Stars (Under Heaven #2), by Guy Gavriel Kay This book was a deeply moving and sad one.  Interestingly enough, the author takes as his inspiration a tragic period in Chinese history when the folly of the Song Dynasty’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: Under Heaven

Under Heaven (Under Heaven #1), by Guy Gavriel Kay I was informed about this particular series by a coworker of mine, and this book is the first of the author’s thirteen books in our library system that I was able … Continue reading

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Book Review: Overthrow

Overthrow:  The War With China And North Korea–Fall Of An Emire, by David Poyer [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Adams PR Group.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] I get the feeling that I would … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ancient Chinese Warfare

Ancient Chinese Warfare, by Ralph D. Sawyer Now, I have been familiar with the author’s work for some time as a translator of ancient Chinese military texts as well as a historian of ancient Chinese military warfare for some time, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Chinese Of The Shang, Zhou, And Qin Dynasties

Chinese Of The Shang, Zhou, And Qin Dynasties, by World Book This is the sort of book I would have liked to have read as a kid.  I read a lot of books as a kid, establishing the sort of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Shang Dynasty

The Shang Dynasty, by George Cottrell Ancient Chinese history is certainly something that is of interest to some readers and this book serves as a particularly basic and short introduction to the culture and archaeology of this ancient society as … Continue reading

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Book Review: Two Plays By Bertolt Brecht

Two Plays by Bertolt Brecht, revised English versions and introdution by Eric Bentley In reading these books I must admit I was a bit puzzled to read of them described elsewhere as among the playwright’s most important literary plays.  To … Continue reading

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