Gift Recommendations For Books Featured On This Blog | Speaking of China

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  1. Nicki Chen
    Nicki Chen December 1, 2014 at 8:37 am | | Reply

    What a good idea! Thank you, Jocelyn, for the recommendations and gift ideas.

  2. Constance - Foreign Sanctuary
    Constance - Foreign Sanctuary December 1, 2014 at 11:48 am | | Reply

    There are a few of these books that I can’t wait to read.

  3. Susan Blumberg-Kason
    Susan Blumberg-Kason December 1, 2014 at 12:44 pm | | Reply

    What a fabulous idea and so timely for Cyber Monday! Thank you so much for featuring Good Chinese Wife. I’ve read most of these books and have loved them all. Can’t wait to get to the few I haven’t read yet.

  4. Joan
    Joan December 1, 2014 at 8:44 pm | | Reply

    Thanks for the recommendations, I’m happy that most of those are available through our library system!

  5. Ri
    Ri December 3, 2014 at 8:15 pm | | Reply

    Plenty of good reads listed thereーgoing to have to wait until after Xmas to get my hands on some of those goodies though… Too tempting to read them all, when I should be studying!

  6. IC
    IC December 4, 2014 at 10:25 pm | | Reply

    “In a prior study, Americans drew themselves about 6 mm bigger than they drew their friends, Europeans drew themselves 3.5 mm bigger, and Japanese drew themselves slightly smaller. In the present study, people from rice regions were more likely than people from wheat regions to draw themselves smaller than they drew their friends. ”
    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/05/08/310477497/rice-theory-why-eastern-cultures-are-more-cooperative

    Why East and West Don’t See Eye-to-Eye

    http://www.livescience.com/45455-rice-wheat-culture.html

    Now, you all know why some idiots critize China due to their ignorance and bias. It is in the genes like taste of food. Accepting the world as it is, not the world you wish.

    Personally, I am very individualistic from wheat growing north China. Maybe I am far more individulistic than most Chinese even in north. So my life in USA is better than in China. Also Wealthy people tend to be more individualistic since they really do not need `friends’ help. Even I prefer western culture over Chinese one. But I am in no position to trash a Eastern culture I do not fit in well. At end, I am still not self centered like some idiot American. Accepting heliocentrism over geocentrism as fact was hard swallow for western culture. At end, science and math reveal the truth. Indoctrination (brain-wash) is only way to have idiots accept heliocentrism as fact since their primitive brain will never figure out truth (heliocetrism was figured out through math). Or let idiots die out and indoctrinate new generation of commoners to accept truth. At end, arguing with idiots is pure waste of time due to their small brain (if you wear bike helmet size less than X large, your intelligence is very limited) which can not handle sophisticated issue. A person intelligence is reflected in his or her IQ score, educational achievment, brain size.

    It is even hard to have idiot to realize they are idiots since stupid people tend to have higher opinion of themself. Only way to make them accepting their limited mental power is brain size comparison. A shorty can not be good basketball player. A small brain person can not be smart.

  7. Sveta
    Sveta December 8, 2014 at 1:35 pm | | Reply

    I’m proud to say that I read three books on the list 😀 I do have Celeste Ng’s, Dianne Farr’s, and Dana Sach’s on my extra long TBR list. Here’s list of the books I read and reviewed that were Asian male/White female. (Yes, more is coming starting next year…)

    http://sveta-randomblog.blogspot.com/search/label/asian%20male%2Fwhite%20female

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