Category Archive: Books

Books with a China theme (2016 list)

Last year I wrote a post about the books related to China that I had read in 2015. I decided that this should become an annual habit! So this is my list for… Continue reading

Book review: Up to the mountains and down to the countryside

Many foreigners who come to China work as English teachers. Some are very qualified and love teaching, and others… just have a white face. As I mentioned a couple of posts ago, a… Continue reading

Death by a thousand cuts

I’m reading a book about Chinese history called The Search for Modern China. It starts at the end of the Ming dynasty (17th century) and it ends in 1990, more or less. I… Continue reading

Book review: The Moon in the Palace

I love historical fiction. Within this genre, my favourite books are those in which the author does an exceptional researching job and after reading them you go to the Wikipedia page of the… Continue reading

Recent books… with a China theme

Since last month I don’t have an apartment in Shanghai anymore but I still work there. How do I do it? Well, I take the train from Suzhou every morning, and every evening… Continue reading

Shanghai Comic Con

Last weekend was the first time a Comic Con was organized in Shanghai. The entrance was not cheap (180 RMB to enter a place where the main purpose is buying things?) but I… Continue reading

Comic book review: A Chinese Life (从小李到老李)

A Chinese Life is a three-volume comic book that tells the life of a Chinese man since he is born in the middle 1950s until the present day. This Chinese man is Yunnanese… Continue reading

Book review: Good Chinese Wife

When I first heard of “Good Chinese Wife”, by Susan Blumberg-Kason, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to read it or not. Why? Because of the description, which sounded terrifying: A real-life, cross-cultural fairy… Continue reading