Tag Archives: China

Book Review: The Normal Christian Life

The Normal Christian Life, by Watchman Nee It is worthwhile to read a book like this even where (as is the case), there is much in this book with which I disagree.  It can be of great value, especially after … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sit. Walk. Stand.

Sit.  Walk.  Stand., by Watchman Nee I have to admit that this is a book I have heard about for some time, and I wasn’t sure if the hype of the book had outweighed the book’s virtues, but in this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Stilwell And The American Experience In China 1911-45

Stilwell And The American Experience In China 1911-45, by Barbara W. Tuchman Admittedly, this book ends somewhat abruptly, but that is because its subject’s life ended somewhat abruptly.  One moment we are reading about Stilwell’s experience at the end of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pacific

Pacific:  Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World’s Superpowers, by Simon Winchester This book really bothered me.  It is not a worthless piece of junk, but it … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Man Who Loved China

The Man Who Loved China:  The Fantastic Story Of An Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked The Mysteries Of The Middle Kingdom, by Simon Winchester If you are of the belief that Joseph Needham, the man at the center of this deeply … Continue reading

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Book Review: Laogai

Laogai:  The Chinese Gulag, by Hongda Harry Wu Admittedly, the Laogai is far less famous than its Russian (gulag) and German (concentration camp) cousins, although it is something I have pondered about from time to time [1].  The author of … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Brief Political And Geographic History Of Asia

A Brief Political And Geographic History Of Asia:  Where Are…Saigon, Kampuchea, And Burma, by Doug Dillon As someone who has read quite a bit of this series so far [1], I must say that I was pleased in general with … Continue reading

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Book Review: Khubilai Khan

Khubilai Khan:  His Life And Times, by Morris Rossabi I found this book to be a remarkably evenhanded book and one that gave a fair amount of credit for Khubilai’s early success to the people he had around him, whether … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: Buddhism: Part 2

Great Courses:  Buddhism:  Part 2, taught by Professor Malcolm David Eckel I must admit that going into this particular course I did not know a lot about the specific subject matter of the aspects of Buddhism that the professor was … Continue reading

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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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