Interview with Xinran, the Author of Buy Me The Sky

Interview with Xinran, the Author of Buy Me The Sky

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 …

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December Giveaway! Beijing Monkeys!

December Giveaway! Beijing Monkeys!

Congratulations to BlueCat731, our November winner! BlueCat will recieve a digital copy of The Crazy Dumplings Cookbook! Since December is a special month for most people, I have decided to give away a physical item this month – a little diorama of Beijing Monkeys eating dumplings for Chinese New Year! Beijing Monkeys (Beijing Maohou, also …

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Interview With Lisa See, Author of The Red Princess Mysteries

Interview With Lisa See, Author of The Red Princess Mysteries

Lisa See is best known for her historical novels, especially Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, which I reviewed here. But she also wrote a fabulous mystery series back in 1997. I recently read all three of the Red Princess mystery books and really enjoyed them. Lisa was kind enough to answer a few questions …

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Dozens of SZ Expats Swindled in United Airlines Flight Scam

Dozens of SZ Expats Swindled in United Airlines Flight Scam

The following was originally published in the Shenzhen Daily. I have added a little more information for clarity and an analysis to the end. DOZENS of expats in Shenzhen have been swindled out of tens of thousands of yuan in a United Airlines fraud case allegedly perpetuated by a well-known Shenzhen international student, an investigation …

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Interview With Annie K. Wong, Author of Children of Lightning

Interview With Annie K. Wong, Author of Children of Lightning

Annie K. Wong is the author of fantasy adventure Children of Lightning! The Chinese-Canadian writer agreed to stop by and tell us more about her book. Be sure to check out the giveaway at the bottom of the page! About Children of Lightning Secrets beget secrets. The curse that befell the Hollows clan has left …

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Be A Good Landlord

Be A Good Landlord

The following was originally published by the Shenzhen Daily.  Two weekends ago, I spent a couple of days helping a friend look for an apartment. She is a young professional whose company relocated from Shanghai to Shenzhen. However, our excitement over her move quickly gave way to despair after looking at over a dozen apartments …

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November Giveaway!

November Giveaway!

Starting today, we are going to have a special giveaway every month! You never know what it might be, so be sure to check back and sign up for our mailing list. This month I am giving away a free copy of The Crazy Dumplings Cookbook for Kindle or Kindle app. Dumplings. Wontons. Jiaozi. This …

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NOW CASTING: Young people who want to go on the adventure of a lifetime!

NOW CASTING: Young people who want to go on the adventure of a lifetime!

A NYC-based production company is developing a series about millennials, ages 20-29, who want to change their lives, leave the past behind, and set out to accomplish an extreme goal. Do you dream of quitting your 9 to 5 in order to move to the natural wilderness of Alaska? Have you thought about leaving your …

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