SBP Blog

​Kids' Book Buzz review of "Barbarians and the Birth of Chinese Identity"

Intern Intern - Friday, July 07, 2017

Kids' Book Buzz reviewed the third volume in our Understanding China Through Comics series, Barbarians and the Birth of Chinese Identity: The Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms to the Yuan Dynasty (907–1368), giving it 5 out of 5 stars! 

"An invaluable source... Chinese history is a vast subject, but Jing Liu has a skillful ability to condense it all into an interesting and manageable narrative."— Kids' Book Buzz

Read the full review here – – and order a copy of Barbarians and the Birth of Chinese Identity and the rest of the UCTC series here:


Like our blog? Please share it!


Subscribe to the SBP Mailing List

New Releases

Amy’s Guide to Best Behavior in Japan

Going to Japan? This unfussy modern guide guarantees you keep it polite and get it right!

Easy and Fun Katakana

Learn the second key Japanese syllabary from every angle: reading, writing, and real-world examples.

Exploring Kyoto

This revised and updated edition of the Japan travel classic and cultural guide gets you wandering from downtown quarters to remote mountaintop temples and features expanded information on new museums and gardens now open year-round for viewing.

My Year of Dirt and Water

Married to a Zen monk in training, an American woman in Japan chronicles her own year of growth and discovery.

Tag Cloud

purification gratitude in japan Chinese New Year Language politics and prose Children's Literature illustration Chiune Sugihara green tea henry kiyama Year of the Dog religion Okinawan literature astrology book blurb the buddhist swastika tricycle magazine mark gibeau award pottery takuma sminkey Spring Festival WWII non-fiction jing liu otakuusa tea garden understandind china through comics Korea journal zazen memoir expat china history what do in japan Interview Basho's Narrow Road Japanese art manners book review haiku japan custom holocaust Art/Design literary review frederik schodt etiquette journal' monks wife reviews announcement wife The Colorado Review comic history Coming of Age Day eastern and western philosophy japanese book bowing in japan drinking in japan my year of dirt and water student teacher japanese book tour Olympics Chinese history Culture koun AAS Children's Books World War Two 2020 Olympics hitler japan food japanese travel washington dc Poetry stone bridge cafe musical tourist shamisen michael emmerich memoir, tracy franz, zen monk, buddhist zen japanese customs seppuku travel Japan books japanese culture japanese people publicity hiroaki sato the fourth string Second World War zen monk janet pocorobba Travel kansuke naka in the woods of memory ritual japan etiquette monk the silver spoon World War II literary prize History tea 1960's Japan literature Anime/Manga/Comics shun medoruma peace new books a shameful life university of chicago Japanese holidays asia buddhist Korea photography yukio mishima ningen shikkaku Chinese Astrology matcha rachel manley Spirituality poetry of consciousness journal of a zen monks wife in japan author tour t.k. nakagaki guide osamu dazai gaijinpot Japan UCLA tracy franz no longer human classic japanese literature the japan times Shoah how to order in japan Basho chinese comics how to min kahng China japan restaurant swastika suehiro maruo 1960s Korea author Christianity book comics diary sensei Christianity in Japan stone bridge press review photography behavior book publicity eating in japan Asian Studies manga blurb Chinese culture amy chavez world literature today Nikolas Bunton japanese etiquette Tokyo Olympics japan guide bookstore how to travel in japan four immigrants anime Japanese literature william f sibley japan memoir Ukiyo-e suicide japanese drunk center of east asian studies monks wife internment leonard koren gaijin pot haibun Translation Japanese aesthetics japanese bath danica davidson book hoarding japan travel