We're excited for the upcoming release of Jeanette Arakawa’s new memoir, The Little Exile, which hit
This week's excerpt comes from the second of four volumes in our Understanding China Through Comics series, Division to Unification in Imperial China: The Three Kingdoms to the Tang Dynasty (220–907), a book Amy Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club, lauds as "a great way to learn about China's vast history!"
Author and artist Jing Liu uses strong ink art and a storyteller’s feel for pace and plot to depict storylines ranging from the political and economic to the cultural and personal. The result is a series of books that don’t simply recount China’s history but also leave readers with a nuanced understanding of the forces that shaped and continue to shape a great nation. Four volumes cover all the great dynasties, upheavals, population movements, and political alliances and rivalries from ancient times up to the modern age. Each volume includes a handy timeline.
Volume 2 explores one of China's more chaotic periods when Chinese culture flourished while civil wars and foreign invasions repeatedly thwarted attempts at unification