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

Intern Intern - 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

Intern Intern - 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

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


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