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Book Review: For All The Tea In China

For All The Tea In China: How England Stole The World’s Favorite Drink And Changed History, by Sarah Rose This book is written by someone who is probably not an imperialist, but the author points out rather sensibly that the … Continue reading

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Book Review: China’s Cosmopolitan Empire: The Tang Dynasty

China’s Cosmopolitan Empire: The Tang Dynasty, by Mark Edward Lewis It is not easy for Westerners to get a good sense of Chinese history, and this book does a good job at pointing out how it is that a dynasty … Continue reading

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Book Review: Empire Of Horses

Empire Of Horses: The First Nomadic Civilization And The Making Of China, by John Man There has long been a fascinating connection between the various nomadic realms of the steppes to the north and west of China and China itself, … Continue reading

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Book Review: When China Ruled The Seas

When China Ruled The Seas: The Treasure Fleet Of The Dragon Throne, 1405-1433, by Louise Levathes This book is essentially 1421 without the claims about the colonization of the Americas. Still, the essential story, for those who have an interest … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Silk Roads: A New History Of The World

The Silk Roads: A New History Of The World, by Peter Frankopan It is unfortunate that this book has such a transparent agenda to endorse China’s expansive effort to dominate trade and has such a lamentable anti-Western bias with it. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tower Of Skulls

Tower Of Skulls: A History Of The Asia-Pacific War July 1937-May 1942, by Richard B. Frank This book, a weighty work of more than 500 pages of text, to say nothing of its massive endnotes, is a revisionist history, but … Continue reading

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How To Lose Your Social Credits

There is a system of political economy in China known as social credits where one receives merit and demerit for actions deemed as socially worthwhile or not.  This social credit system has an influence on how one can live one’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Search For Ancient China

The Search For Ancient China, by Corinne Debaine-Francefort What does it mean to want to explore the search for ancient China?  This book provides at least two sorts of answers to what it means to search for ancient China, and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ancient Chinese

The Ancient Chinese, by Rosemary Rees It is interesting how many books there are of ancient China that are small and are apparently designed for young readers.  It is unclear exactly what the reason for this is, given the fact … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Great Thoughts Of China

The Great Thoughts Of China:  3,000 Years Of Wisdom That Shaped A Civilization, by Liang Congjie This is not a book that I exactly hated to read, seeing as I greatly appreciate the wisdom of Chinese thinking.  That said, this … Continue reading

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