Book Review

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Book Review: Danger of the Dragon Year

1976 was not an auspicious year for China. That “cursed year” of the dragon saw the deaths of Zhou Enlai, Mao Zedong and anywhere between 242,000 and 650,000 people killed in a 23-second quake that ... Read More...
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Wine Book of the Year 2011

I always approach the Wandering Palate ‘Wine Book of the Year’ with trepidation, partly because wine books can be rather dull for the average reader or even wine consumer, notwithstanding the fact t... Read More...
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Book Review: China’s borderlands

Part travelogue, part social commentary and part history lesson, The Horse that Leaps Through Clouds takes readers on a colorful 10,000-mile journey along the Silk Road. Author Eric Enno Tamm weaves together a ... Read More...
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Book Selection for the Gourmand

With Christmas only weeks away now, it’s that time where indecisions on presents-buying start turning into panic, particularly for friends and relatives abroad and you know you have to get that parcel off... Read More...
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Book Review: The Silk King’s Disappearance

On Easter Sunday 1967, the most famous American in Southeast Asia went for a short walk in the Malaysian hill station of Cameron Highlands and disappeared, as thoroughly as if he had been taken up into the air ... Read More...
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Book Review: Crackdown on China’s Uyghurs

In February 1997, the Chinese government’s suppression of protests in Ghulja in northwest China thrust the Uyghur people briefly onto the world stage. The protests were an expression of dissent against th... Read More...