Tag Archives: China

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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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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