Your Local Cousin Helps You Travel Like a Local

Your Local Cousin Helps You Travel Like a Local

Hi everyone, I came across this really cool company and wanted to let you know about it! What Is Your Local Cousin? Your Local Cousin www.yourlocalcousin.co, is disrupting travel and is part of the sharing economy. We have been in business since February 2015 and match travelers looking for customized advice with actual locals in over 80 countries …

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Crazy Dumplings II is now on Kickstarter!

Crazy Dumplings II is now on Kickstarter!

Crazy Dumplings II: Even Dumplinger is now on Kickstarter! Dumplings from around the world and the most unique combinations of ingredients come together in Crazy Dumplings II: Even Dumplinger. From Thailand, Vietnam, India, and of course across China, traditional snacks are given a new twist when stuffed into dumpling wrappers. Sweet, savory, spicy, and all …

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IMPERIA by Jason Hatcher

IMPERIA by Jason Hatcher

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 …

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China’s New Domestic Violence Law – The Good, The Bad, and the Vague

China’s New Domestic Violence Law – The Good, The Bad, and the Vague

On Sunday, China passed its first law prohibiting domestic violence and offering protection for victims of domestic abuse. It might be hard to believe, but before Sunday, there was no law prohibiting domestic violence in China. As far as authorities were concerned, a husband beating his wife was not breaking the law. Women who did …

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China Should Accept Syrian Refugees

China Should Accept Syrian Refugees

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 …

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Book Review: Vermilion by Molly Tanzer

Book Review: Vermilion by Molly Tanzer

Vermilion by Molly Tanzer is an amazing book. It was the one I have spent years looking for. I read a crazy amount of mystery novels, but as I mentioned in my review of the Red Princess Mysteries by Lisa See, when it comes to historical mysteries, the protagonist is always the same – a white …

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Book Review – Soundless by Richelle Mead

Book Review – Soundless by Richelle Mead

Richelle Mead, the hugely successful author behind the Vampire Academy series, stepped into new territory this year with Soundless, a fantasy novel set an a China-inspired world. About Soundless For as long as Fei can remember, there has been no sound in her village, where rocky terrain and frequent avalanches prevent residents from self-sustaining. Fei …

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