Tag Archives: Chinese literature

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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China, Black Cats, and Pym

Dear Reader: I finished a couple more books and bought one more book 80) Barbara Pym’s A Glass of Blessings (HC, 1958).  I got the book at the very nice used bookstore “The Dusty Bookshelf” in Lawrence, Kansas.  What a lovely bookmark!  I collect them in a casual way – trying to get at least …

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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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