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Talking Chinese History in the Classroom

Thomas Joel - Monday, April 11, 2016

Good friend, talented artist, and author of Foundations of Chinese Civilization Jing Liu recently spoke to 21 kindergarten and first grade students at The Peregrine School in Davis, CA about Chinese history.  Jing used his talk to present some of the exciting material in Foundations of Chinese Civilization, specifically the  Read More


Flash Fiction Series - Submissions wanted!

Thomas Joel - Monday, March 14, 2016

Submit your short stories to Flash Fiction Fridays now and get your story published!
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Comics: Lai Tat Tat Wing Draws Hong Kong

Thomas Joel - Friday, December 18, 2015

In 2014 the Umbrella Revolution saw more than 100,000 people occupy main thoroughfares in Hong Kong to protest reforms that would allow the Chinese Communist Party effectively to pre-select candidates for election.  Read More


Book Announcement: Foundations of Chinese Civilization

Thomas Joel - Tuesday, December 01, 2015

We are very excited to announce the forthcoming publication of Foundations of Chinese Civilization: The Yellow Emperor to the Han Dynasty (2697 BCE–220 CE), the first book in the five-volume Understanding China Through Comics series. Read More


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