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China Comics author Jing Liu embarks on German Tour

Michael Palmer - Monday, June 11, 2018

Jing Liu, author of the popular Understanding China Through Comics series is embarked on a tour of Germany this September to speak about using comics in the classroom to teach Chinese history.  Read More

On Kenji Miyazawa’s 'Milky Way Railroad': A Fantasia of Self-Realization

Thomas Joel - Friday, March 16, 2018

Milky Way Railroad (Ginga Tetsudo no Yoru) is generally considered by critics and readers alike to be Kenji Miyazawa’s masterpiece of children’s literature. Nevertheless, despite its general popularity, numerous printings, and seemingly accessible view of the afterlife, it remains one of Miyazawa’s most difficult works to understand. Read More

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