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

Intern Intern - 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

Intern Intern - 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

Intern Intern - 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're giving 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 website here.  Read More


Review: Seattle Book Review on vol. 2 of "Understanding China Through Comics"

Michael Palmer - Monday, January 09, 2017

A big thank you to The Seattle Book Review for giving 4.5 stars to Division to Unification in Imperial China: The Three Kingdoms to the Tang Dynasty, the second volume in the Understanding China Through Comics Series.  Read More


Giveaway: 5 more copies of Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Due to the overwhelming number of entrants in last week's giveaway of Homare Endo's Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun, we've decided to give away 5 more copies! Learn about the true story of a young girl's survival during the horrid Siege of Changchun during WWII, an event that the Chinese government will not acknowledge. Read More


Giveaway: Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun by Homare Endo

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, November 29, 2016

This week, in celebration of its recent publication, we are giving away 5 copies of Homare Endo's Japanese Girl at the Siege of ChangchunThe true story of a young girl's survival during the horrid Siege of Changchun during WWII, an event that the Chinese government will not acknowledge.  Read More


Excerpt Wednesday — Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun: How I Survived China's Wartime Atrocity

Michael Palmer - Wednesday, October 05, 2016

This week’s excerpt comes from Homare Endo's poignant new memoir, Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun, in which she describes her childhood experience of a Chinese atrocity in the late 1940s and breathes life into post-war China-Japan relations. “Endo’s aim,” writes The Japan Times, “is not to expose a ‘forgotten’ scandal in China’s history so much as to reconstruct the terrifying event she experienced as a child.” Imbued with both stark realism and poetic meditations, this is her eyewitness, at times haunting account of survival at all costs and of unspeakable scenes of barbarity that the Chinese government today will not acknowledge. Read More


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