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“Three Brothers” by Yan Lianke chronicles the life of a writer in China in...

Yan Lianke opens the second chapter of his memoir, Three Brothers, with these words: “Historical eras exist because of memories.” It is true that his memoir is filled with personal memories. But how can...

Recalling 20th century China: Son and daughter in “Our Story: A Memoir of Love and...

Our Story: A Memoir of Love and Life in China is a memoir written by a son of modern China. Born in 1922 in Nanchang County, in the province of Jiangxi just north of Guangdong, Rao...

Ha Jin: Poet of A Distant Center and a biographer of Li Bai

Readers may come to know Ha Jin as a novelist and short story writer, but Jin is a multi-faceted writer. Another major branch of his writings is poetry. Jin has recently completed a sparse...

Hartley Lin makes his debut as graphic artist with Young Frances

Hartley Lin is a Canadian cartoonist. With Young Frances, Lin makes his debut as a graphic novelist. Previous to this novel, Lin published cartoons under the pen name “Ethan Rilly.” As we approach the story,...

Easy Sumi painting lessons for all ages

Yvonne Palka’s Super Simple Sumi-e illustrated book shows Palka’s dexterity with Sumi paintings. Her illustrated book breaks down the steps of this Japanese art form. “Sumi” is a kind of Japanese ink for art and...

Shadow Child braids complexities of sister, daughter and mother relationships

Shadow Child, by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto, lets us into the world of three women – mother Lillie and twin daughters Kei (Keiko) and Hana (Hanako). The strict timeline of the novel starts in a...

Nathan Chan’s musical presence reaches from the Seattle Symphony stage to YouTube

Nathan Chan is the third chair cellist at the Seattle Symphony.  He is the youngest musician in the symphony and is praised with a list of musical performances from age three.  From Mozart and...

Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant is an enigma and an allegory

The Buried Giant by the Japanese-born British writer Kazuo Ishiguro has been impressive in its extensive reception by reviewers in Britain and in the United States. Ishiguro’s earlier novels and short fiction flit between European and Japanese landscapes.

Celeste Ng’s ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ reveals the conformity of suburbia

Celeste Ng’s new novel Little Fires Everywhere picks up in mid-stream right at the burning pyrotechnic of the youngest of the Richardsons’ brood of four children. Izzy, the youngest, sets fire to burn down the...

Seattle Center’s Terracotta Warriors exhibit is sure to impress children and adults alike

The Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor are a national treasure in China. A selection of the warriors are on display at the Pacific Science Center at Seattle Center. It’s an exhibit that’s sure to impress adults and children alike.