Book Review: Red Sorghum (Mo Yan)

I had quite high expectations going into reading Red Sorghum by Mo Yan. A large part of it had to with the fact that the book seemed to promise to shed some light on the Japanese occupation of Manchuria (China) in the early 1930s as well as the turbulent period in...

Book Review: Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu (Stephen Mitchell translation)

The Tao Te Ching is a timeless classic. This book is 100 odd pages of poetically distilled wisdom from the 6th century B.C. Chinese sage Lao Tzu. Although the Tao Te Ching has received much hyped attention in recent years from various modern-day gurus and charlatans...

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