Naked on a naked horse in pouring rain! Kobayashi Issa Illustration: Chronicling Disaster illegally in Mid-19th Japan KANAGAKI ROBUN, Japanese author (1829-1894). Reports of Natural Disasters of the Ansei Period. * In the week of 29 Octorber 2012, monster storm Sandy hits the coastal corridor of East USA, churning slowly inland. *

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WANTED!                                      By Anonymous*                                                            Translated by Julie O’Yang *Below is a small collection of fortune cookie size reads I have gathered on the Chinese language www. I have been following Chinese web writing for a while now, especially the so-called Super Flash Fic. The genre enjoys its popularity thanks to the writers such as the […]

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The Invisible Person of China. His name is Liu Bolin (刘勃麟). —————— “The world can stay as it is if enough people are found living lives worthy of human beings. Good people, that is.” The Good Woman of Setzuan, Bertolt Brecht “Relevance of contemporary art and literary works determines how they interact to create meaning.” The […]

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“There are too many lovely flowers in the world. Tao Yuan Ming in Jin Dynasty loved only chrysanthemum. People usually were interested in peony since Tang Dynasty. However, I do like lotus which is clean even being in the muddy pond. It is so pure, delicate and bright. The lotus is consistent, continue and coherent […]

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Butterfly, a novel by Julie O’Yang ~ Now available in all eBook formats, including iPad, Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, Copia, Gardners,  Baker & Taylor, eBookPie. >>> Print copy also available on Amazon or Barns&Noble!!! Go to www.julieoyang.com to find out more and connect with me!

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>>>inspiration: Noun: The process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, esp. to do something creative:  “flashes of inspiration”. The quality of having been so stimulated, esp. when evident in something:  “a moment of inspiration in an otherwise dull display”. (Source: Internet) Yasmin Ahmad (7 January 1958 – 25 July 2009) was a […]

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Zhou Xuan, Chinese actress and singer. She became famous in the “1st Generation Chinese Cinema” during the Japanese occupation in 1930’s. Song of four seasons Wandering —————- Zhou Xuan’s funeral in 1957. She died one year before The Great Leap Forward.

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“A shamelessly original work of art that you can read legally outside China.” Set against WWII, BUTTERFLY is a haunting love story a la Romeo and Juliet of the Orient. A love that cannot be but a love that will grow old during the most devastating war in history. Watch Trailer. Celebrating the Freedom to […]

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