SBP Blog

'China Smart' reviewed by The Manhattan Book Review

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, August 06, 2019

5/5 "An invaluable resource for travelers to China as well as those who want to learn more about the country in a succinct format without having the need to page through dry and dense history tomes." Read More


Like our blog? Please share it!

Categories

Subscribe to the SBP Mailing List

New Releases

Amy’s Guide to Best Behavior in Japan


Going to Japan? This unfussy modern guide guarantees you keep it polite and get it right!

China Smart


Essential essays on all things Chinese that inform and entertain travelers, students, and anyone working or living in China

Forty-Seven Samurai


One of the most spectacular vendettas ever: the history and haiku behind the mass-suicide featured in the 2013 film 47 Ronin

Oh, Tama!


A deeply eccentric novel about lives and connections—and a cat of course—in 1980s Tokyo: witty, offbeat, and strangely profound.

Tag Cloud

osamu dazai Alexandra Johnson sharing a house with the never ending man suicide japan book review namethetranslator zen monk nichi bei weekly, naomi hirarahara hitlers cross anne prescott new release haiku symbol criterion japanese manners Olympics university of chicago min kahng books janet pocrobba monk wife book tour author talk huffington post asian review of books chinese comics memoir writing bowing in japan award astrology expat in japan stone bridge press diymfa gaijin pot comic history guide Culture shamisen miyazaki journal trip book reading japanese history Chinese culture musical studio ghibli how to order in japan Children's Books memoir in japan pottery hippocampus magazine poet tomoko aoyama bookstore shamisen performance manners japanese people evil Second World War forty seven ronin forty seven samurai ancient symbols book hoarding koun nova scotia understandind china through comics 2019 expert finalist shaimsen kinokuniya event william f sibley translators japanese instruments tea garden Nikolas Bunton amy chavez dirt and water Christianity in Japan Translation otakuusa mark gibeau miswest book review tk nakagaki oh tama 20th century chinese literature pulitzer prize tracy franz japanese classic japan etiquette japanese instrument gallery awa hiroaki sato poetry of consciousness benjamin franklin award manga kyodo news classic green tea the inland sea haibun do it right and be polite hiaku dazai japan trip nazi donald keene new books janet pocorobba purification society Japanese aesthetics walt disney year of zen hitler symbol photography damian flanagan bird talk and other stories china where igo steve heller benjamin franklin awards amys guide to best behavior in japan literature danica davidson osamau tezuka politics and prose the japan times review japan times janet pocorbba Japanese art japanese books in english Japanese literature anime rachel manley will eisner swastika ancient symbol china history forest gander ex pat literature Art/Design kris kosaka book award tourist new york events zen monk wife journal of a zen monk mentorship in japan holden caufield book 2020 Olympics graphic novels japan culture center of east asian studies internment film classic japanese literature travel literature luke patitsas journal of a zen monk's wife osaka nara nhk buddhist priest stone bridge cafe international book award announcement ningen shikkaku verticle 47 samurai alan brill traditional japanese instrument japan memoir death lesley university kimba the white lion ripe mangoes book signing tokyo foreigner in japan chinese literature astro boy japanese craft gaijin polite traditional japanese music book review world literature today kotaku Anime/Manga/Comics IBPA illustration hate leonard koren WWII the lion king journal' monks wife AAS frederik schodt japanese disney travel etiquette Basho 47 ronin japan ravel education about asia tea japanese etiquette author jared cook china smart black jack japanese travel hitler Year of the Dog travel manners giajin classic poetry frank beyer takuma sminkey publicity China Spring Festival Japan 1960's Japan traditional japanese instrumenet fred schodt koto seppuku chinese gaijinpot Korea photography interfaith welton gaddy japanese drunk japan book wanderlust book talk zen etiquette World War Two controversy amys guide to bes tbehavior in japan japan travel guide eastern and western philosophy japan custom japan visitor student teacher memoir, tracy franz, zen monk, buddhist china book michael emmerich UCLA the fourth string Okinawan literature peace japanese music the silver spoon a shameful life The Colorado Review china What You Don’t Know, What You Need to Know— A Past & Present Guide to History, Culture, Society, Language World War II eli lieberman holocaust yukio mishima four immigrants association of jewish libraries Christianity zen monk in japan learning in japan lucille cara china guide the japan society the fourth string a memoir of sensei and me Tokyo Olympics living in japan Language Children's Literature simba why we write podcast osamu tezuka japan travel shun medoruma monks wife japanese to english learning instruments in japan Chinese history japanese book the asian review of books japan travel etiquette Interview matcha Ukiyo-e buddhist swastika dark horse kansuke naka japanese cutlure Basho's Narrow Road Travel visitor Shoah lions roar steve alpert budhist swastika how to travel in japan catcher in the rye memior pacific rim review of books comics VIZ event classic literature History donald richie what do in japan learning shamisen journal of a zen monks wife in japan xu xu manga biography diary Chinese Astrology zazen podcast diy mfa fantasy literature traditional religion jun hazuki new york sensei Asian Studies monk blurb 4k literary prize author event american shamisen Korea suehiro maruo my year of dirt and water a memoir of sensei and me japan manners japan restaurant Chiune Sugihara how to non-fiction forewrod reviews indies manji no longer human ibpa publishing university behavior juddhism studying in japan asia t.k. nakagaki japan guide japan books foreword indies foreword reviews 15 years at studio ghibli drinking in japan zen monks wife' foreword indies award buddhism book blurb book reviews japan food china travel japanese bath sensei and me performance literary review buddhist washington dc Chinese New Year mieko kanai japanese business Japanese holidays summer vacation author tour the buddhist swastika brad hawley peace symbol PEN AWARD japan today state of belief wife henry kiyama jungle emperor larry herzberg travel to japan best behavior in japan alan moore Poetry expat bushido in the woods of memory reviews the millions japanese customs memoir japanese books doris bargen Coming of Age Day china vacation japanese culture kyoto keanu reeves the hidden writer ritual jing liu japan behavior hong kong a mejiro novel publishing buddhist symbols eating in japan gratitude in japan tricycle magazine writing Spirituality 1960s Korea a memoir book publicity author signing hooked cross rebecca otowa awards japanese translation frederik green japan vacation paul mccarthy travel Japan fiction huffpost kyoto journal chapters
RSS