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The Last Journey of the San Bao Eunuch, Admiral Zheng He
By Sheng-Wei Wang
December 1, 2019 314 reads
China's early exploration of America, Zheng He, Gavin Menzies, treasure fleet, voyage, navigation, Atlantic Ocean, Fengdu, Cahokia mounds, Ricci's 1602 World Map (Kunyu Wanguo Quantu ), 1418 Chinese World Map, Ma Huan. An Account of the Western World Voyage of the San Bao Eunuch (《三宝太监西洋记》), Luo Maodeng (罗懋登) 【Full Story】
Through American Eyes: The Journals (18 May 1859-1 September 1860) of George Washington (Farley) Heard (1837-1874)
By Edited by Gillian Bickley
August 1, 2019 238 reads
Travelling out in 1859 to join his uncle’s then successful trading house, Augustine Heard & Co., George was hired on shipboard by fellow-passenger John E. Ward, the American Minister tasked with the ratification of the American-Chinese treaty. 【Full Story】
The Changing Giants: The U.S. and China
By Ifay F. Chang
May 1, 2017 709 reads
The U.S. and China are the world’s two major countries undergoing rapid changes. If you follow the media, you will find that the U.S.-China relation has swung from worse to better, and better to worse in the past few years while each has been changing politically and economically. 【Full Story】
Kat Vespucci Takes Taiwan (English-Chinese Bilingual Edition)
By Ingrid Anders Translator Ching-sung Chin
February 1, 2015 1156 reads
Ingrid Anders, a DC Public Library employee and author of the Kat Vespucci series, and translator Ching-sung Chin have spoken on December 16, 2014, 【Full Story】
The Gold Story - 1949
By Sing-yung Wu Translator Sheng-Wei Wang
September 1, 2014 1705 reads
Author Sing-yung Wu (Wu Xingyong) obtained a Ph.D. in Experimental Pathology at the University of Washington, Seattle, (in 1969) and a medical doctor degree at Johns Hopkins University (in 1972). 【Full Story】
Asiatic Echoes: The Identification of Chinese Pictograms in North American Rock Writing, 2nd Edition
By John A. Ruskamp, Jr.
December 1, 2013 1594 reads
For centuries, researchers have been debating if, in pre-Columbian times, meaningful exchanges between the indigenous peoples of Asia and the Americas might have taken place. 【Full Story】
China Dawn (Chinese)
By Robert L.(ipscomb) Duncan Translator Wendy Liu
June 1, 2009 3138 reads
China Dawn’s plot is built around three main characters, beginning in Shanghai, China, in the early 1930s: a young American diplomat just starting out in Shanghai; a young Japanese woman who escaped poverty at home to Shanghai; a young Japanese military officer serving in Shanghai. 【Full Story】
Comments on the Article, "China Promotes Darfur-Bound Peacekeepers," The Washington Post, September 15, 2007, by Edward Cody
By Sheng-Wei Wang
October 1, 2007 3320 reads
China is currently engaged in extensive domestic, economic, social, and political reforms. Internationally, it has adopted a pragmatic approach to handle relations based on the principle of non-interference in the domestic affairs of other nations and multilateralism for balancing the power of big countries. The whole package is termed the Beijing Consensus by Western scholars and politicians. 【Full Story】
From the Book, The Assault on Reason, by Al Gore, to China's Corruption Prevention Bureau
By Sheng-Wei Wang
October 1, 2007 3311 reads
In this book, former U.S. vice president Al Gore makes an insightful examination of the current U.S. democracy and sharply criticizes the Bush administration for using fear, secrecy, cronyism and blind faith to lead the country on a wrong path that has created an environment dangerously hostile to reason. 【Full Story】
Comments on the Article, "As China Roars, Pollution Reaches Deadly Extremes," The New York Times, August 26, 2007, by Joseph Kahn and Jim Yardley
By Sheng-Wei Wang
September 1, 2007 3831 reads
As Beijing starts the count down to the 2008 Olympic Games, the U.S. media also concentrate more of their reporting on the developments of the Middle Kingdom. There is hardly a day without a topic related to China, including trade conflict, mining accident, and recall of Chinese manufactured toys. 【Full Story】
Comments on Two Books, China Shakes the World: The Rise of a Hungry Nation by James Kynge, and The Coming China Wars by Peter Navarro
By Sheng-Wei Wang
September 1, 2007 3071 reads
James Kynge is an award winning British writer who went to China as an undergraduate in 1982, and now lives in Beijing. This is his first book. It has been translated into Chinese by two Taiwanese writers and the Chinese edition was published in Taiwan by the Global Group Holdings, Ltd. 【Full Story】
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