Category Archives: China

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 Discussion of Jennifer Lin’s Book Promotion For Her Family Memoir

As promised, I got the second of my series on local Asian-American author appearances ready at my secondary blog.  Journalist and Chinese-American Jennifer Lin recently came to Pittsburgh to promote her new family memoir.  Her grandfather and great-uncle were Christian … Continue reading

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When An Egg Was Turned Into A Monkey To Complete the Great Way – Journey to the West, Part 1

This year, my Literati Corner selection will be Journey to the West by Wu Cheng’en.   I will be splitting it into six parts that will be reviewed in posts between each of my regularly scheduled series.  This novel is at … Continue reading

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Jack London and Chenzhen’s Wolf Experiment – Wolf Totem, Part 4

This post will finish off our current series on Rong Jiang’s bestselling novel Wolf Totem (姜戎的”狼图腾”).  In chapter 16 after the spring rain, the men are delivering lambs near the mountain slope at one of the camps.  The air is … Continue reading

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The Wolf War and Missteps in Capturing a Wolf Pup – Wolf Totem, Part 3

Continuing our reading of Rong Jiang’s bestselling novel Wolf Totem (姜戎的”狼图腾”), the story picks up with Chenzhen’s quest to capture a wolf pup to raise.  In chapter 9, Chenzhen goes with Yangke to Black Rock Mountain along with a couple … Continue reading

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Sky Burial and Flying Wolves That Eat the Dead – Wolf Totem, Part 2

Continuing with our current series on Rong Jiang’s bestselling novel Wolf Totem (姜戎的”狼图腾”), we pick up the quiet storyline again in chapter 4 with Chenzhen learning some of the lore of the wolves on the Mongolian plains from the hunters … Continue reading

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The View from a Snowy Cave in Mongolia – Wolf Totem, Part 1

We’re going to start out look at Rong Jiang’s bestselling novel Wolf Totem (姜戎的”狼图腾”), which has been rather controversial; Mongolian representatives came out later and said his portrayal of their customs and beliefs wasn’t accurate. http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/culture/2015-03/11/content_19775945.htm But the book has … Continue reading

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Battle at the Southern Outpost – Dragon War in the Wilderness, Part 5

This time I will wrap up our series on Yi Huang’s Dragon War in the Wilderness (黃易的“龍戰在野”) by reviewing a short portion of volume 2.  Our story arc with the Turkish army appearing at the southern outpost in the Tianshan … Continue reading

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The Southern Outpost at Tianshan – Dragon War in the Wilderness, Part 4

This time I will finish volume 1 of Yi Huang’s Dragon War in the Wilderness (黃易的“龍戰在野”).  We pick up where we left off with Longying fighting Can Shichan’s men in a snowy forest.  Longying nearly wipes out the whole group … Continue reading

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Defense and Attack of the Maiden Oasis – Dragon War in the Wilderness, Part 3

  This time we continue reading volume 1 of Yi Huang’s Dragon War in the Wilderness (黃易的“龍戰在野”) .  We pick up the action in chapter 6 when Longying and two hundred of his men ride camels out to the Maiden … Continue reading

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