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Oracle Bones

A Journey Between China’s Past and Present Peter Hessler, 2006 John Keay’s┬áChina, A History┬áprovided 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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An Existential Detective Story

Why Does The World Exist? Jim Holt, 2012 The title question to Jim Holt’s semi-journalistic, semi-autobiographical philosophical expedition, Why Does the World Exist? may initially seem naive and pedantic but Holt presents his ponderous quandary as an easily digestible and … Continue reading

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