Search Results: "Zhu Chen-Liang"


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THREE KINGDOMS by Wei Dong Chen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Still, a sprawling, brawling and, with an effort, immersive epic. (Graphic classic. 11-14)"
An alliance of warlords forms and collapses in this graphic adaptation—the first of 20 volumes—of a renowned 700-year-old Chinese historical novel. Read full book review >

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THE SERENITY OF WHITENESS by Zhu Hong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 1992

"A moving, if relentless, document of Chinese women's lives."
From contemporary Chinese women writers: a powerful but uneven collection of stories unified by unsubtle displeasure with the conditions of women in China. Read full book review >

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WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR UNCERTAINTY: by Jiahui Zhu
Released: March 9, 2012

"A work that illuminates some intriguing mathematical and logical relationships but doesn't remove them from the field of debate."
Zhu's nonfiction debut offers a mathematical model for proving the relationship between uncertainty and success—if one accepts the philosophical premises it's built on. Read full book review >

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Blue Ink by David Liang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2015

"A promising compilation from a new talent."
A fantastic collection of sci-fi/fantasy flash fiction. Read full book review >

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A GIFT by Yong Chen
by Yong Chen, illustrated by Yong Chen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Quietly told, it is probably best for a child and a caregiver to read while sitting close together. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It's Chinese New Year, and Amy and her mother (there's no mention of a father) are preparing for the holiday in their suburban house. Read full book review >

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PAPER BUTTERFLY by Diane Wei Liang
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2009

"Fusing a strong sense of place with concern for issues that span the globe, Liang makes Mei Wang's Beijing at once exotic and familiar."
Beijing's only female private eye follows the trail of a missing pop singer through the hutongs of downscale Dashanzi. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2009

"Simple prose creates powerful imagery as the author examines how political oppression has shaped China and the lives of its people."
Novelist Liang (Paper Butterfly, 2009, etc.) recounts the events of the 1989 massacre at Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Read full book review >

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THE EYE OF JADE by Diane Wei Liang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Liang (Lake with No Name, 2004) kicks off her new series by putting the private-eye plot on a back burner to focus on social, family and feminist issues. Not your typical mystery, but written with subtle intelligence and heart."
A young woman in contemporary Beijing struggles to succeed as a private detective while dealing with family problems. Read full book review >

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I LOVE DOLLARS by Zhu Wen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"A jaundiced view of post-communist chaos. No heroism, no transcendence, just all-too-human desperation."
Living out a dull, bad dream of botched politics, the stunted characters in these novellas exist in a no-man's-land, halfway between the failed utopia of Chairman Mao and the promise of McDonald's, Macintosh and MTV. Read full book review >