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Peter Hessler Returns to River Town: Fuling, China

“The river looked better in the old days.” RETURN TO RIVER TOWN, Peter Hessler Readers of Peter Hessler’s River Town, or who take an interest in how China is changing – and what remains the same – will enjoy this … Continue reading

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The East India Squadron on China Station, 1860-1861

The Commander-in-Chief feels called upon at this time to address those under his command upon the condition of our country. By the last mail we have authentic accounts of the commencement of “civil war” in the United States, by the attack and … Continue reading

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Reconstructing Lost Places in Towns of Old China

Much of old China has been torn down to make way for the new, so creating maps and descriptions as accurate as possible for 1860 became a major effort in Yankee Mandarin. Towns of a certain size were all enclosed by … Continue reading

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Coming Attractions – Future Posts in the Writer’s Corner

Here is a list of articles planned for the coming months, all related in one way or another to the narrative of Yankee Mandarin, and intended to call your attention to a variety of interesting topics that appear in the novel. For a … 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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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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