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Three Authors Writing Today About China

Here are three recent, remarkable works of fiction by authors who are bringing China of many generations to life for readers in the Western world. The stories range from the distant Mongolian steppes through east China to San Francisco, with … 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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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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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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