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Writer explores tumultuous period

TAIWANESE writer Jiang Xiaoyun didn’t know her first novel, published after she retired, would catapult her to such success among Chinese mainland readers. Her book “Tao Hua Jing,” or “Peach Blossom Well,” ...

August 23, 2015, Sunday


Ex-cop finds fame as novelist

OMAR Hamid joined the Pakistani police vowing revenge after a hitman executed his father. Having left the force 12 years later, the Taliban murdered his replacement — the man who had arrested his father’s ...

August 23, 2015, Sunday


Series explores ancient wisdom

FOUR English books on ancient Chinese wisdom by Zhang Ciyun, the founding editor-in-chief of Shanghai Daily, have recently been published by Shanghai Translation Publishing House. The books cater to foreigners ...

August 16, 2015, Sunday


Robinson delivers gripping crime tale

PETER Robinson’s intelligent series about Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks deftly explores contemporary issues that by their nature often take place in the urban areas of Yorkshire, England, with ...

August 16, 2015, Sunday


Murder and intrigue in Shanghai

GREAT men, great deeds and great events — the world has never fallen short of them. However, it is often the events of small probability that have changed the course of one’s life and then pushed the ...

August 2, 2015, Sunday


Cooking up success in retail sector

READ, learn and have fun seems to be the motto of John Hoerner. For “Recipes For Retailers,” the title of his guide on how to find success in retail, is not just a metaphor — the book actually contains ...

July 19, 2015, Sunday


Recognition for modest hero

AFTER surviving the Holocaust, including a year in a Nazi concentration camp, Tibor Rubin fought as a US Army infantryman in Korea, displaying the kind of raw courage associated with Hollywood war movies ...

July 19, 2015, Sunday


Drawn to Joyce’s classic novel

AMERICAN illustrator Robert Berry is reproducing James Joyce’s stream-of-consciousness modernist classic “Ulysses” as digital graphic novel “Ulysses ‘Seen’” in a bid, he says, to bring the Irish writer ...

July 12, 2015, Sunday


American history comes to life

THE “lunatic notion” to attempt a 21st-century journey in a mule-drawn covered wagon along the historic Oregon Trail may have been embedded in Rinker Buck’s DNA. After all, it was a longer, more arduous ...

July 5, 2015, Sunday


An outsider’s experience in China

ANNE Depaulis felt an element of trepidation when she first set foot in Beijing as a student on a six-month program to learn Mandarin at the Beijing Teachers’ Training College in March 1986. Everything ...

July 5, 2015, Sunday




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