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Why would an inkstone have a poem inscribed on it? Early modern Chinese writers did not limit themselves to working with brushes and ink, and their texts were not confined to woodblock-printed books or the boundaries of the paper page. Poets carved lines of verse onto cups, ladles, animal horns, seashells, walking sticks, boxes, fans, daggers, teapots, and musical instruments. Calligraphers left messages on the implements ordinarily used for writing...
I Love Bill and Other Stories showcases the work of Wang Anyi, one of China's most prolific and highly regarded writers, in two novellas and three short stories. A young artist's life spirals out of control when she drops out of school to pursue a series of unfulfilling relationships with foreign men. A performance troupe struggles to adapt to a changing China at the end of the Cultural Revolution. The head of an isolated village arranges a youth's...
Want to make easy, healthy Chinese food? Go for a wok. In the time it takes to call for takeout, you could make a delicious Chinese dinner at home! The Healthy Wok Chinese Cookbook shows you how to create nourishing, satisfying versions of Chinese restaurant favorites using just a wok. With this one versatile pan, you can stir-fry meats, steam veggies, simmer soup, and more. This Chinese cookbook uses lower sodium and sugar, heart-healthy oils,...
The Yijing (I Ching), or Scripture of Change, is traditionally considered the first and most profound of the Chinese classics. Originally a divination manual based on trigrams and hexagrams, by the beginning of the first millennium it had acquired written explanations and a series of appendices attributed to Confucius, which transformed it into a work of wisdom literature as well as divination. Over the centuries, hundreds of commentaries were written...
Little Bee Books
Introducing toddlers to one of the twelve Chinese zodiac animals, the dragon, this exciting board book celebration of Lunar New Year shows all the wonderful ways they interact with the world around them and all the amazing attributes they have.
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