Monthly Archives: July 2012

“Clock Error” Spat Spoils Women’s Individual Epee Semifinals

Korean Shin A Lam fenced Chinese Sun Yu Jie for the bronze in women’s individual epee today, and this match turned out to be quite similar to the match described in my earlier post. Shin looked about five inches shorter, and Sun is left-handed, presenting … Continue reading

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Tales from the Dew Drop Inne by Kenneth Weene (Book Review)

Kenneth Weene’s Tales from the Dew Drop Inne tells of the Runyonesque regulars at an Albuquerque, New Mexico, bar called the Dew Drop Inne, ala Cheers, but more gritty than glitzy. The Dew Drop Inne is more “an island of floating debris” where people … Continue reading

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Olympic Women’s Fencing Streamed Live – Extraordinary!

Never have I seen championship fencing right up close where the action and tactics are so clear and immediate. 2012 Olympic fencing is being streamed live over NBC Olympics  (this morning, Sunday 7-29) using YouTube which, when set to full … Continue reading

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Historical Fiction About China

(This is the original of the article mentioned in an earlier old China Books post Novels About China: Guest Post at Historical Tapestry.) Historical Tapestry has invited me to guest post with a discussion of historical novels set in China. This in … Continue reading

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Yang Shen now available on Kobo eReaders

Announcing availability of Yang Shen on Kobo eReaders starting today.

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Conversations about Translation

An interesting conversation about the nature of Chinese language interpretation, translation, and automated translation has been growing over at the China History Forum, ensuing from my article on the Eight-legged Essay used in old China to test the merit of they … Continue reading

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