Tag Archives: Chinese history

Blood and Ice: Mayling Soong Chiang by Helen Hull

Dear Reader: I scored a couple Helen Hull (1888-1971) books from Popek’s Used Books (Michael published Forgotten Bookmarks discussed in an earlier post).  One is #157 Landfall and the other #156 Mayling Soong Chiang. According to the Feminist Press which reissued her early novels: Quest and The Islanders, Hull wrote 17 novels and 65 short …

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Chinese history and Beijing Coma

Dear Reader: 64) China: A New History I have finished the #64 (HC, 2007) Fairbanks and Goldman China: A New History!  All 500 pages of it…. John King Fairbanks (or JKF as he liked to be called) was one of the premier China watchers of the 60s, 70s and beyond.  This history was his last …

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China: History, Corpses, Ordinary Lives, Brothers, and Tibet

Dear Reader: I continue reading about China in preparation for my upcoming trip.  I’m really enjoying this – similar to earlier in this blog when I dove deeply into an author, diving deeply into a broad topic instead.  This is a lot like writing a research paper when I was a college student and I …

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Beijing and Heavy Wings

Dear Reader: I haven’t had as much time to blog as past weeks as I’m traveling a lot these two weeks – I’m not in China yet, that’s still a few weeks away. Nonetheless, I have finished three more of my China books: 61) Heavy Wings by Zhang Jie (1981, HC), 76) The Last Days …

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China!

Dear Reader: I need to shift gears for a few weeks.  I’m heading back to China next month for a work trip.  I’ll be hosted by my friend and colleague who will host me at her agency in Beijing.  After that we’ll head to Shanghai and Xi’an. Her parents lived here for a year a …

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