Asian Classic of the Week #1: The Analects of Confucius

Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, Frankenstein, Moby Dick, Wuthering Heights, War and Peace -- Chances are, you have heard of one or more of these classic works of Western literature. But if I were to list -- The Dream of the Red Chamber, Genji Monogatari, The Lotus Sutra, The Water Margin, Tale of Kieu -- … Continue reading Asian Classic of the Week #1: The Analects of Confucius

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa Lee [Book Review]

So I will confess, as someone who grew up consuming predominantly Eastern media, I have grown to become somewhat weary of books or movies set in Asia that are written by a non-Asian people because there is a tendency for folks to generalize the cultures of many Asian countries. Before writing this review, I had … Continue reading The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa Lee [Book Review]

The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman [Book Review]

The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman is set during the First Jewish-Roman War (which lasted from 66AD-73AD). Although the story is about war and conquest, the novel focuses on the lives of four fascinating women and how they ended up at Masada. Now, the name Masada might ring a bell for some of you folks who … Continue reading The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman [Book Review]

The Paper Daughters of Chinatown by Heather B. Moore [Book Review]

The Paper Daughters of Chinatown by Heather B. Moore is a fictionalized account of the life of Donaldina Cameron, who worked at the Occidental Mission Home for Girls in San Francisco in the 19th century. But the special thing about this mission house is that they specialize in saving "paper daughters", which are young Chinese … Continue reading The Paper Daughters of Chinatown by Heather B. Moore [Book Review]

Farewell My Concubine by Lilian Lee [Book Review]

[Apologies in advance for not posting anything for like 4 months, but I'm back now!!!] Anyway, even though I haven't been posting any book reviews on this blog, I have still been keeping up with reading. This year I set a goal of reading about one book per week, so let's see how that goes! … Continue reading Farewell My Concubine by Lilian Lee [Book Review]