Monthly Archives: December 2014

Mist and Rain Have Corroded My Silver Seal of Office – Chinese Poetry & Painting, Part 2

This is the conclusion of our short Christmas series on Chinese poetry with Alfreda Murck’s Poetry and Painting in Song China: The Subtle Art of Dissent and The Treasury of Chinese Love Poems: In English and Chinese, translated and edited … Continue reading

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Immaculate as White Jade, as Crystal Ice, Your Body Lies Cool in the Water Palace – Chinese Poetry & Painting, Part 1

For this year’s short Christmas series, I have selected two books in English and Chinese to review certain aspects of the history of Chinese poetry. One book is The Treasury of Chinese Love Poems: In English and Chinese, Translated and … Continue reading

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A Conniving Concubine Sends the Fox Fairies into Exile!

The third and final volume of my science fiction fantasy, The Vulpecula Cycle, is now available at Amazon on Kindle. The title of this volume is The Star Lords, and here is the description: One year after the arrival of … Continue reading

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A Blood-Sucking Male Beauty – The Demon Cat Sword, Part 4

This week we finish reading Japanese historical novel The Demon Cat Sword by Kouichi Matsuoka (松岡弘一の“妖猫剣”). Part 3 is only 7 chapters long and has the provocative title “A Blood-Sucking Male Beauty.” The word here for male beauty is obana … Continue reading

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Sumo Wrestling with a Gecko – The Demon Cat Sword, Part 3

This week we continue reading Japanese historical novel The Demon Cat Sword by Kouichi Matsuoka (松岡弘一の“妖猫剣”). I’m falling a little behind on the reading for this, so this post may be a little shorter this time, but I have one … Continue reading

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