Book Review

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Book Review: Gao Xingjian: Painter of the Soul

Gao Xingjian is one of China’s greatest living writers and dramatists, a winner of the Nobel Prize for literature in 2000. He won acclaim with his novel Soul Mountain, a part-memoir, part novel detailing his tr... Read More...
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Book Review: Unsavory Elements

The Chinese warrior spears Rudy Kong in the back of his head – darkness. The assailant doesn’t wear combat boots but ice skates. Canadian Rudy Kong chronicles the brawl between his fellow countrymen and a team ... Read More...
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Book Review: Altar of Secrets

Aries C. Rufo, a prize-winning Filipino journalist, was once a devout Catholic who as a youth "loved staying inside the church for it offered refuge from the punishing heat outside. The airy atmosphere and... Read More...
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Book Review: Dark Spring

This compilation of Azly Rahman's articles about Malaysia before and after the 12th general election in 2008 expresses what many have in their hearts; a strong sense of emotional distress. Azl... Read More...
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Book Review: Strongman

Hun Sen smokes 40 State Express cigarettes a day - a World War II kind of fag - although he is trying to cut back, loves longan fruit, enjoys feeding the pelicans at his private lake at Takhmau, earns US$1,150... Read More...
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Book Review: His Holiness the 17th Karmapa

On the night of Dec. 28, 1999, the 14-year-old Ogyen Trinley Dorje made a fateful decision. Accepted and celebrated by both the Chinese government and the Tibetans as the reincarnated 17th Karmapa Lama – ... Read More...
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Book Review: The Decline of Democracy

There was a time not too long ago – as late as the American invasion of Iraq in 2002 – that democracy was regarded, at least in Washington, DC as an inexorable force across the world as one country ... Read More...