Tag Archives: China

Destruction and Sorrow beneath the Heavens

László Krasznahorkai, 2004 Translated from the Hungarian by Ottilie Mulzet, 2015 An author with a voice and perspective unlike any other, Krasznahorkai writes compelling stories that are a special blend of the macabre and the beautiful. His narrative style is characteristically … Continue reading

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Oracle Bones

A Journey Between China’s Past and Present Peter Hessler, 2006 John Keay’s China, A History provided me with a comprehensive and well researched overview of the main events in the last 3000 to 5000 or so years of Chinese history, but that … Continue reading

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China – A History

John Keay, 2009 Being a westerner, my upbringing is obviously western. Although I live in the Bay Area with a large Asian population, am married to an American born woman of Chinese descent, and despite having traveled to Shanghai, Hong … Continue reading

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