Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Eight-legged Essay

There is a new post I have made at the China History forum, on the obscure topic of the old Eight-legged Essay of the Chinese imperial examination system. Having started on the path of CHF imperial exams (more on which I will … Continue reading

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Reader questions from Yang Shen book readings in April 2012

Yang Shen had two book readings in April 2012, one for the Anza Borrego Desert Paleontology Society, and another at the San Diego County Public Library, both at Borrego Springs, CA. Here are answers to questions those attending brought up at … Continue reading

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Evolving the Old China Books Book Blog

This blog has been undergoing a makeover as we become more knowledgeable about the blogosphere. It started as a place to comment on the formatting Yang Shen eBooks when the eBooks were first offered – the YS eBook has a … Continue reading

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Camel-back Arch Bridge, Pekin                           Old China Books Book Blog This blog introduces titles offered by Old China Books and provides a place for discussions about our books.              Page background: Romance of the Three Kingdoms 三國演義              Page headers: The Shanghai Bund, 1857 … Continue reading

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Welcome to Old China Books Writer’s Corner

Yang Shen, Book I, 2nd Edition Now Available! The extraordinary romance of an American clipper ship officer – inspired by true events. In a China torn apart by rebellion and war, a lone American adventurer – Fletcher Thorson Wood – becomes … Continue reading

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Discontinuing Facebook ad campaigns

What does Old China Books have in common with General Motors? (No, we drive an old Dodge pickup.) Good guess – we are giving up on Facebook advertising. While not exorbitantly expensive (10 cents a click?), Facebooks ads have been completely ineffective for … Continue reading

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Review of Yang Shen from Amazon.com by jjchats

By  JJ Chats – See all my reviews   This review is from: Yang Shen: The God from the West, Book 1 – Landfall, 1860 (Paperback) The story begins with the hero Fletcher Thorson Wood making his way to Shanghai … Continue reading

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Review of Yang Shen from Amazon.com by David

By David Format:Paperback James Lande has told a whale of a yarn here. His hero steps ashore in 1860 Shanghai, vibrating with trade between what we now call the Western Powers and China,a China split by one of the biggest … Continue reading

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Review of Yang Shen from Amazon.com by RK

By RK Format:Paperback|Amazon Verified Purchase Yang Shen: The God from the West puts the reader directly into the chaos of mid-19th. century Shanghai. As a center for international trade, the Shanghai of 1860 was a turbulent mix of Chinese and … Continue reading

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Review of Yang Shen from Amazon.com by rcnewt

By rcnewt Format:Paperback Having recently finished the unabridged version of Les Miserables, when I began Yang Shen I immediately noticed a similarity between the technique of Mr Lande with the work of Victor Hugo. Both authors have interspersed chapters containing … Continue reading

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