As our last hurrah before the baby comes, we went to Japan for the National Day holiday. We went to the Kansai area – Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe. It was amazing. I’m going to have to break up the trip report into different posts because there is just so much to talk about. The first thing I want to share is the food! Japan in a foodie paradise. Any kind of food you want, you can find here, and so much more! I thought that I would be eating sushi and sake every day, but 1) sushi is not popular in …
For Chinese New Year back in February, we went to Vietnam. I can’t believe how long it has taken me to post this (well, actually I can, it has been a crazy busy year!), but better late than never! We have been traveling around Southeast Asia quite a bit recently since we live so close to the Hong Kong airport, which makes it very quick and cheap to travel around the region. Even though most Americans don’t typically think of Vietnam when pondering vacation choices, I had heard great things over the years about it from Australians and Europeans, so …
In the past few years, there have been more calls for diversity in Hollywood. For the last two years, #OscarsSoWhite trended around the Internet after people of color were completely shut out of the acting categories and most of the categories altogether at the Oscars. But the lack of diversity in Hollywood is not limited to big budget silver screen films. A far more daily reminder of the lack of diversity in Hollywood plays out on the small screen. This is slowly changing, though. There are several TV shows out there right now that feature Chinese actors. In order to …
Hard to believe the Crazy Dumplings II Kickstarter campaign is almost over! There are only 4 days left for you to back Crazy Dumplings II and get some great backer rewards. So if you haven’t backed us already, what are you waiting for? If you back, you’ll get a Thank You from me (along with a really awesome cookbook!) just like all these awesome people: Heather Morgan, Kathleen Young Tejeda, Brendan Clougherty, Richard Telford, Erin Foster, João Paulo Bonatelli, Julia Jimenez, McCloud!, Joschka Schaffner, Jolene Schleicher, Florian Schupp, David Krouse, Holly Brown BSc Hons, SKDouglass, Alvin Vincent Leung, Shaunda L …
I’m very excited to be hosting a Blog Hop to celebrate Chinese New Year! Please be sure to visit all the blogs on the hop listed at the bottom of this post. There are many things to love about Chinese New Year, the red lanterns, the happy wishes, the Guangdong flower markets, the temple fairs. But what do I love most of all? The dumplings! Did you know it is tradition to eat dumplings on Chinese New Year? There are two reasons why Chinese people eat dumplings, jiaozi, for the New Year. Some people believe that dumplings were invented by …
When I read this, I thought it must have been an Onion article, but apparently not. Bill Gates recently sold the rights to countless images, including dozens of images from the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests and massacre to a Chinese company, Visual China Group. “The transaction strengthens our dominant position in China’s image industry, enhances our core competence in the global high-end image market, and marks a significant milestone on our journey of globalization,” said Amy Jun Liang, CEO of Visual China Group. But what does this actually mean for the images and their use? Will the images become harder …
Thank you Timo from Crazy Chinese Family for this nomination. Be sure to check out his blog. Here are the rules of the Blogger Recognition Award: Rule 1: Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog. Rule 2: Provide a link to the original post on Edge of Night. That way, anyone can find the original guidelines and post if needed, and we can keep it from mutating and becoming confusing! Rule 3: Attach the award to your post. Rule 4: Nominate fifteen other bloggers, excluding yourself and the person who nominated you. Rule 5: Write a …
IMPERIA by Jason Hatcher GENRE: Fantasy, Asian Gothic BLURB: IMPERIA is a tale of revenge. It is a resurrection of Asian myth. It is fantasy’s untold story. Thirty years is a long time to hold a grudge. The Red Empress has endured every single day of the past three decades living among enemies. A captive empress, she bides her time, her mind’s machinations plotting a future bathed in blood. And then the future becomes the present. Across the Empire of Heaven, the winds blow calmly no more.   EXCERPT:  Among the People of the Empire of Heaven, the Great Capital …
The following was originally published in the Shenzhen Daily. In the 1930s and 40s, America turned its back on Jewish refugees. Otto Frank, the father of perhaps the most famous Jewish victim of the Holocaust Anne Frank, applied for American visas to get his family to safety, but the family, and thousands of others, were denied, left to be crushed under a wave of Nazi oppression. Perhaps Mr. Frank should have applied for Chinese visas. While European countries and America closed their doors to those asking for help, a few brave Chinese foreign ministers went out of their way to …
Most readers of this blog know that I am a huge fan of the author Xinran. I reviewed her book “The Good Women of China” here and wrote about her book “Letters From an Unknown Chinese Mother” here. Her latest book “Buy Me The Sky: The remarkable truth of China’s one-child generations” talks about the children who have grown up under China’s one-child policy, something else I have written about quite a bit.  I am so honored that Xinran agreed to talk with me about her new book!  1)      Tell me about yourself.   I am… A Chinese daughter, but doesn’t know …
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