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John Thomson Photographs Discussed in Online Audio

 Just happened upon an interesting and detailed talk on the 19th century photographs of John Thomson. The audio discussion at KERA ListenLive, features host Krys Boyd talking with organizer of the exhibit Betty Yao, MBE of Credential International Arts Management in London, … Continue reading

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Weapons of the Ever Victorious Army

This question was posted on the China History Forum: “The Ever Victorious Army was the Qing army that helped put down the Taiping and Nein Rebellions and It was the first Chinese army which was trained in European tactics. My question is, … Continue reading

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Foreigners awarded official rank in Late Imperial China

From the China History Forum this question: Does anyone know of instances where a foreigner (westerner or an Asian not under imperial authority) was awarded or earned an official rank?   My reply: Frederick Townsend Ward of the Ever Victorious … 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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Novel Yankee Mandarin now available

The novel Yankee Mandarin is now available at Amazon as a Kindle eBook. Yankee Mandarin tells the tale of Fletcher Thorson Wood, a 19th century American soldier-of-fortune who returns to China in the midst of the bloodiest civil war in human history. … Continue reading

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Yankee Mandarin: Experimenting with eBook formatting

Yankee Mandarin is a publisher’s experiment in repackaging our title Yang Shen for what we are told is a different audience – readers who buy eBooks and make them bestsellers on Amazon. This edition of the novel has been reduced to bare essentials, … Continue reading

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Yang Shen, Book I, available now in print and eBook formats

Yang Shen, an exciting adventure set in old China, is now available in a print edition at Amazon (and Amazon UK) and Barnes & Noble. eBook formats offered are Kindle (Amazon) and Nook (Barnes and Noble), ePub, MOBI, PRC and LIT at Omnlit … Continue reading

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Free Excerpt from the novel Yankee Mandarin

Click here to download PDF Prelude Wednesday, April 18, 1860, 6:30pm “Have a small heart tonight – be careful,” said the lodaai – the old-great, the junk master. “I smell seaweed rotting on rocks above the tide, over here, and … Continue reading

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