Category Archives: China

The Secret Search for Extraterrestrials and A Gamer Meetup – Three Body Problem, Remembrance of Earth Series, Book 1, Part 3

Today we’re going to finish up our look at the first book in the Remembrance of Earth Chinese science fiction series by Cixin Liu, Three Body Problem (刘慈欣的”地球往事:三体”). In chapter 10, the story continues with Wang Miao’s visit with Sha … Continue reading

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Entering a Videogame, Wang Miao Meets a Bronze Age Man and Ponders the Sun – Three Body Problem, Remembrance of Earth Series, Book 1, Part 2

Let’s continue our look at the first book in the Remembrance of Earth Chinese science fiction series by Cixin Liu, Three Body Problem (刘慈欣的”地球往事:三体”). In chapter 4, Wang Miao calls Ding Yi at a late hour, and they discuss an … Continue reading

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Recruited for the Military’s War Center, a Scholar Investigates a Ghostly Clock – Three Body Problem, Remembrance of Earth Series, Book 1, Part 1

Next up on my reading list this year is the first book in the Remembrance of Earth Chinese science fiction series by Cixin Liu, which was translated into English as Three Body Problem (刘慈欣的”地球往事:三体”). In fact, the book title in … Continue reading

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False and True Form Combine When the Jade Hare is Captured – Journey to the West, Part 6

We’ve finally reached the final volume of Journey to the West in our series for the year, and it covers chapters 84 through 100.  The first line is rather fun, given how prevalent the idea that Sanzang the monk is … Continue reading

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The Illusion Group Subsidiary Companies’ Matchmaking Disaster – Breaking Soul of a Thousand Years, Part 2

Finishing up The Breaking Soul of a Thousand Years by Seba ( 蝴蝶 Seba 的《千年微塵》), the story continues with Junxin and Yinman staying with Huying for a few months before Yinman decides it’s time to go home.  But do they … Continue reading

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Disintegration on the Night of the Meteor Shower – Breaking Soul of a Thousand Years, Part 1

Today’s new series will cover the Chinese language novel whose title translated into English on the cover is “The Breaking Soul of a Thousand Years,” which is 蝴蝶 Seba 的《千年微塵》.  The title translates literally to something like “The Thousand Year … Continue reading

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A White Soul Hangs, A Mirror In the Sky, Reflected Whole in the Mountain Stream – Journey to the West, Part 5

As I cover volume 5 of Wu Cheng’en’s Journey to the West in my bilingual Chinese-English edition, the story arc that began in the last chapter of the last volume had Sanzang and his disciples cleaning up the putrid lane … Continue reading

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Even the Vegetable Spirits Had Taken Him Along For a Night of Elegant Conversation – Journey to the West, Part 4

In this post, I will cover volume 4 out of 6 of Wu Cheng’en’s Journey to the West in my bilingual Chinese-English edition, which includes chapters 51 through 67, translated by W.J.F. Jenner.  Before I get back to the story, … 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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