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Memories of the Siege of Changchun: A “Forgotten” Travesty in Chinese History

Thomas Joel - Friday, July 07, 2017
"The evening sun in Changchun was beautiful. A flaming, almost transparent red.
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​The Literary Review: "Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun" by Homare Endo

Thomas Joel - Monday, June 12, 2017

The Literary Review just wrote a piece on Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun by Homare Endo – much appreciated!  Read More


​ Siege of Changchun: Memories From a Communist Famine in Homare Endo's "Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun"

Thomas Joel - Monday, April 10, 2017

Epoch Times just wrote an important article on the disturbingly inhuman tactics used by the Chinese Communist Party during the 1948 Siege of Changchun, who encircled the city, cut off all supplies, and forced thousands upon thousands of civilians to starve to death.  Read More


Excerpt Wednesday - "Division to Unification in Imperial China" by Jing Liu

Thomas Joel - Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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!" Read More


The Japan Times Review: "Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun: How I Survived China’s Wartime Atrocity" by Homare Endo

Thomas Joel - Monday, March 27, 2017

The Japan Times just gave an incisive and generous review of Homare Endo's Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun: How I Survived China’s Wartime Atrocity and talked with Endo about the memories that went into her memoir and her reflections on those events, past and present. Much appreciated!  Read More


Excerpt Wednesday: Foundations of Chinese Civilization by Jing Liu

Thomas Joel - Wednesday, March 15, 2017

This week's excerpt comes from the first of four volumes in our Understanding China Through Comics series, Foundations of Chinese Civilization: The Yellow Emperor to the Han Dynasty (2697 BCE - 220 CE), a book Amy Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club, lauds as "a great way to learn about China's vast history!"
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Portland Book Review: "Division to Unification in Imperial China" by Jing Liu

Thomas Joel - Monday, March 13, 2017

The Portland Book Review just wrote a useful review of the second volume in our four part Understanding China Through Comics series, Division to Unification in Imperial China: The Three Kingdoms to the Tang Dynasty (220-907) by Jing Liu, giving the book 4.5 out of 5 stars – much appreciated! Read More


Kirkus Review: Understanding China Through Comics vol. 3

Michael Palmer - Monday, March 06, 2017

Excited to share that Kirkus Reviews has reviewed the third volume in the Understanding China Through Comics series!  Read More


Giveaway: Understanding China Through Comics vol. 2

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, February 07, 2017

We gave away 5-copies of Division to Unification in Imperial China: The Three Kingdoms to the Tang Dynasty (220–907) via Goodreads! Explore one of China's more chaotic periods when Chinese culture flourished while civil wars and foreign invasions repeatedly thwarted attempts at unification. Read More


The Daily Nebraskan reviews "Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun"

Michael Palmer - Thursday, January 12, 2017

Thank you to Evan Pille at the The Daily Nebraskan for his thoughtful review of Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun. Read the review below or check it out at The Daily Nebraskan.  Read More


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