Author Archives: Lady Xiansa

About Lady Xiansa

Lady Xiansa is a writer, linguist, artist, and dancer. She has been a core volunteer for the Silk Screen Asian Arts Organization since 2007 and has provided content for Pitt JCS anime events since 2011. She has taught both ESL and Beginning Korean. Her novel, The Haunting at Ice Pine Peak, won the Bronze Award for Young Adult Fiction E-book in the 2016 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards.

Dark Grape Man and the Mold Zombies – Ichigoman & Funny Kuromi-chan, Part 2

That post title sounds like a good name for a local garage band, doesn’t it?  Today I’m going to continue reading the new Sanrio webcomics “Ichigoman” (イチゴマン) and “Funny Kuromi-chan” (おかしなクロミちゃん).  The webpage the manga are published on is still … Continue reading

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A Kitty Mecha and A Cake-Loving Biker Bunny Go Wild – Ichigoman & Funny Kuromi-chan, Part 1

Sanrio published a new manga of its reboot of Hello Kitty called “Ichigoman,” or “Strawberry Man,” so I want to review some of that along with their new webcomic, “Funny Kuromi-chan.”  Here is the link: http://comip.jp/15/ They actually have more … Continue reading

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The 2017 Silk Screen Asian Film Festival Is Set To Launch!

I have some of the upcoming Silk Screen schedule as the September film festival approaches. Tickets for the launch party at Wigle Whiskey Barrellhouse can be purchased here: https://www.showclix.com/event/silk-screen-launch-party80146 The event is scheduled for August 31st at 5PM and includes … Continue reading

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Pure Yields to Foul and Foul to Pure as Fate’s Wheel Turns – Journey to the West, Part 3

In this post I will cover volume 3 of Wu Cheng’en’s Journey to the West in my edition, which includes chapters 34 through 50.  The story arc where we left off in volume 2 with Monkey stuck under a mountain … Continue reading

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Angry Teachers and Bawling Students – The Dim Sum Anthology, Part 2

This time I will finish my look at The Dim Sum Anthology, by Nong A (阿濃的“點心集 ”).  We’ll cover the last half of the book, which encompasses essays on educational writings, lifestyle writings, nature writings, and art & literary writings. … Continue reading

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2017 July-August Schedule

I have been notified that the following week on July 15th at Anime Mini I will be presenting two panels “The Tale of Genji New Reader Introduction” and “Godzilla, Kaiju Eiga and the Amazing Toho Studios.”  Exact speaking times are … Continue reading

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Short Readings for Students from a Hong Kong Newspaper – The Dim Sum Anthology, Part 1

After that long series on the Korean martyrs, I’m going to do a few short series to get back on schedule.  First up is a collection of stories from the 1980s focusing on light, mundane topics such as school children, … Continue reading

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Summer Appearance Schedule for 2017

My summer schedule is shaping up to be very busy.  I just had confirmation that I will be selling my books and artwork in Artist Alley at this year’s Anthrocon, in addition to speaking there for the first time on … Continue reading

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After Several Lives in the Sea of Suffering She Had Purified the Waves – Journey to the West, Part 2

Now that I am finished working on my Korean textbook, I can catch up on the Literati corner as well.  This post will cover volume 2 of Journey to the West in my edition, which includes chapters 16 through 33.  … Continue reading

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New Korean Language Guide Available for Purchase

Finally, I finished my new project, my first non-fiction language book, Lady Xiansa’s Guide to Beginning Korean, which is now available in paperback on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Lady-Xiansas-Guide-Beginning-Korean/dp/1542522234/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1496408800&sr=8-1&keywords=lady+xiansa%27s+guide+to+beginning+korean   I could have named it just Beginning Korean or something equally utilitarian, but … Continue reading

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