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Young Chinese changing fast

A British journalist’s book on her China experience is packed with the pillow talk of the young middle class in a country where social values have not kept pace with economic growth....

March 22, 2015, Sunday


Beginner’s guide to China’s culture

THERE is no such thing that you can come to China thinking that so long as you have studied the language you can land a high-paying job quickly. There is always more to learn, says Matthew Christensen, ...

March 22, 2015, Sunday


A gripping finale to crime trilogy

“WORLD Gone By” is also a textbook guide on how to end a series as Lehane guides his characters and plot to a smooth finish in this series that began with “The Given Day” (2008). The novel picks up the ...

March 15, 2015, Sunday


On trail of Bond’s Caribbean connection

JAMES Bond is a British icon, but the fictional spy hero really was born in Jamaica, just as the Caribbean island gained its independence from the waning British empire. The relationship between Bond’s ...

March 15, 2015, Sunday


‘Little House’ prairie life in the raw

THE autobiography of “Little House on the Prairie” author Laura Ingalls Wilder has become a surprise publishing hit in America, with buyers rushing to snap up the candid account of pioneer life. First ...

March 15, 2015, Sunday


Tracking change in rural China

“IN winter the land is frozen and still. A cloudless sky shines off snow-covered rice paddies, reflecting light so bright, you have to shield your eyes. The view is flat, lifeless, and silver fresh.” ...

March 8, 2015, Sunday


Charlie Chan and stereotyping

You may not fully realize that the English word “Chinaman” not only refers to a Chinese male but is a racist term. At least for me, that was the case until I read Huang Yunte’s book “Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History.” ...

February 15, 2015, Sunday


Portrait of an inspiring woman

She is a victim of Australia’s 1930s-1940s polio epidemics; she has a house, drives a car, runs a freelance career as a visual artist, and conducts long protests against Queen Elizabeth II’s first Australian visit and a Miss Australia pageant held in Manly’s Epic Theatre. ...

February 1, 2015, Sunday


Gripping story of murder in America

The killings of unarmed black men by police in Missouri and New York have dominated recent headlines, but the slayings of black males by other blacks in the nation’s most violent ghettos still get barely...

February 1, 2015, Sunday


Writer comes home with books

Having lived in Canada for nearly 30 years, Chinese novelist Zhang Ling says she feels closer and closer to her native soil with each and every book she writes....

January 18, 2015, Sunday


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