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Book Review: The Lady And The Panda

The Lady And The Panda: The True Adventures Of The First American Explorer To Bring Back China’s Most Exotic Animal, by Vicki Constantine Croke This book is an interesting one, because it occurs at a vitally important time, in the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Panda Nation

Panda Nation: The Construction And Conservation Of China’s Modern Icon, by E Elena Songster How and when did the panda become so important to China, and what has been done by China to preserve the vulnerable animal and to understand … Continue reading

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Book Review: Panda

Book Review: Panda: An Intimate Portrait Of One Of The World’s Most Elusive Animals, by Heather Angel Pandas are elusive animals, and with good reason, because they happen to have attracted the interest of humanity and this interest came with … Continue reading

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Book Review: Feng Shui: Secrets Of Chinese Geomancy

Feng Shui: Secrets Of Chinese Geomany, by Richard Creightmore This is the sort of book whose appearance signifies that certain aspects of Chinese culture have achieved a high enough degree of prestige in the culture of the West to be … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Living Earth Manual Of Feng Shui

The Living Earth Manual of Feng Shui, by Stephen Skinner It is intriguing and somewhat telling that this book has so much bad to say about Hong Kong. After all, the siting for Hong Kong was done largely thanks to … Continue reading

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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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