Tag Archives: China

Junkyard Planet

Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion Dollar Trash Trade © 2013 Adam Minter 304 pages I once encountered a pair of supermarket clerks unloading cases of bottled water from their pallet jack to the shelves where the water awaits the … Continue reading

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LikeWar

LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media© 2018 P.W. Singer & Emerson T. Brooking412 pages The digital world is not simply one in which people can tweet restaurant reviews from the very table at which they’re ignoring their dinner date.  It … Continue reading

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Factory Girls

Factory Girls : From Village to City in a Changing China© Leslie Chang420 pages China as a whole may have a third more men than women because of the one-child rule and a preference for male children, but in Dongguan … Continue reading

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Country Driving

Country Driving: A Journey through China from Farm to Factory© 2010 Peter Hessler448 pages First things first: that statue on the cover intrigued me enough that I bought both books that used photographs of it.  Emperor Far Away made nary … Continue reading

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The Emperor Far Away

The Emperor Far Away: Travels at the Edge of China© 2014 David Eimer336 pages The Emperor Far Away takes readers on a journey along China’s outer rim, beginning in the western steppes where the ‘Chinese’ are a minority,  and following … Continue reading

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Are We There Yet?

(I am officially curious about that statue/statues…) This year my study series has been the Discovery of Asia, with a stated goal of reading two books in Asian (primarily Indian and Chinese) history per month.   Other challenges and themes have cut … Continue reading

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China, Japan, and New Mexico

In the last couple of weeks I’ve finished some books  that haven’t gotten full reviews. Here are some quick shots! First up: New Mexico, A History. This is…exactly what it says it is, a history of New Mexico. Published to … Continue reading

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