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PostSubject: Novel set in Asia?   Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:34 pm

I am a huge fan of most things Chinese or Japanese. My room looks like a Chinese gift shop, to be precise, complete with a large silk lantern overhead. Accordingly, I love novels about Asian life and events, such as the novels by Pearl S. Buck and Amy Tan.

Does anyone have any recommendations of books I might like? I have to reread the ones I already know simply because I can't find new ones ^^

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PostSubject: Re: Novel set in Asia?   Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:39 pm

Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah. My sister read it years ago and she told me to read it, too. I could never get round to reading it, though. She told me it's very good.

The author describes her experiences in China during World War II.

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PostSubject: Re: Novel set in Asia?   Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:49 pm

Spring Moon by Bette Bao Lord. I read it last year and loved it. It descibes the changes in china throughout the late 1800s to 1900s through the points of view of two different characters.
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PostSubject: Re: Novel set in Asia?   Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:11 pm

If you don't mind going back a few years, I very much recommend James Clavell. If you haven't read them already, check out "Shogun" and "Tai Pan". The novels are nice and thick and very enjoyable.
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PostSubject: Re: Novel set in Asia?   Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:29 pm

I googled "novels set in Asia" and here is a list of books available at amazon.com

Better yet, here is the link

http://www.amazon.com/Great-Recent-Novels-Set-Asia/lm/308ZEY98PDJCH
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PostSubject: Re: Novel set in Asia?   Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:06 am

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I googled "novels set in Asia" and here is a list of books available at amazon.com

Better yet, here is the link

http://www.amazon.com/Great-Recent-Novels-Set-Asia/lm/308ZEY98PDJCH

Wow, thank you! I'll definitely check some of them out!

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PostSubject: Hi   Fri Apr 24, 2009 3:24 pm

I just stumbled across this thread. I love China and Japan as well. Amy Tan is one of my favorites. I greatly enjoyed Anchee Min's Becoming Madame Mao

I plan to read her memoir soon Red Azalea
She knew Madame Mao personally.
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PostSubject: Re: Novel set in Asia?   Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:32 am

If you are looking for some cool non-fiction, I'd recommend Wild Swans. It's an autobiography about three generations of women. Grandmother in warlord era, mother in communism, daughter (author) in Mao's Red Guard.
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PostSubject: Re: Novel set in Asia?   Sun Apr 26, 2009 3:45 pm

Red Azalea sounds good, thanks for the tip. I've already read Wild Swans, and did not really love it, though it wasn't too bad. I've also bought "The Last Concubine" recently, and plan on reading it... before Christmas, I guess. Rolling Eyes

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