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Re: You Don't Know China

Postby finley » 24 Feb 2014, 11:03

Camphor Press wrote:Alternatively the next time someone you know is heading to the US/Canada/Europe you can ask them to pick one up for you.

It's worth pointing out that the free 3G connection works anywhere in the world. It's not locked to certain network(s). I've bought Kindles from the UK and the US and they both connect to the phone network here without any problem.
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Re: You Don't Know China

Postby Camphor Press » 28 Feb 2014, 20:13

The first chapter of You Don’t Know China—"5,000 Years of History"—is now available to read for free online.
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Re: You Don't Know China

Postby StevenCrook » 05 Mar 2014, 10:30

I'm biased, obviously, being both a friend of the author and lucky recipient of a free copy, but here's my (highly positive) take:
http://crooksteven.blogspot.tw/2014/02/ ... -john.html
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Re: You Don't Know China

Postby Camphor Press » 10 Jun 2014, 21:52

Owners of Apple devices will be pleased to know that You Don’t Know China is now also available through iTunes. Rejoice!
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Re: You Don't Know China

Postby hansioux » 11 Jun 2014, 16:56

Camphor Press wrote:The first chapter of You Don’t Know China—"5,000 Years of History"—is now available to read for free online.



great read!
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Re: You Don't Know China

Postby shiadoa » 22 Jun 2014, 09:50

I am so glad I don't know some parts of China. China... 5,000 Years of "Culture" and still no idea
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Re: You Don't Know China

Postby Camphor Press » 03 Jul 2014, 08:09

Bradley Winterton just wrote a great review of You Don’t Know China in the Taipei Times.
Bradley Winterton wrote:Ross tackles many of his popular fallacies with the dispassionate learning of a true historian, combining genuine understanding with a common touch. [...] You Don’t Know China is in many ways an outstanding book, with its chapters on Tiananmen, factory conditions and opium the highlights. A sequel is promised, with topics including Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石), the role of women and Tibet. I must be excused for saying that I can hardly wait.

He also has words for those who have accused the book of China-bashing.
It’s important to note, by the way, that this isn’t a pro-PRC book, nor an anti-PRC one either. There are places where Ross has the caution and even-handedness of a genuine analytical mind. I know this reads like hyperbole, but it amazes me that a book like this comes from a small local publisher when so much that is tendentious and partisan is put out by major international publishing houses.

You can read the first chapter of the book online to get a taste, after which you should absolutely buy this book. It's as good as Winterton says.
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Re: You Don't Know China

Postby ironlady » 03 Jul 2014, 15:39

If you look at the entire catalogue of this press, it's even more impressive. I admit to being somewhat conditioned by now -- whatever Camphor says to buy, I buy -- but I have never been disappointed, and I have pretty high expectations for the books I read.
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Re: You Don't Know China

Postby Mucha Man » 03 Jul 2014, 17:17

Indeed. Outstanding job. A model for what a small press can do.
“Everywhere else in the world is also really old” said Prof. Liu, a renowned historian at Beijing University. “We always learn that China has 5000 years of cultural heritage, and that therefore we are very special. It appears that other places also have some of this heritage stuff. And are also old. Like, really old.”

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Re: You Don't Know China

Postby Rocket » 03 Jul 2014, 17:40

You know, the Rocket hates to be all gerrorfmelawn and all :grandpa:

One is, to be sure, gagging to read at least several of these bad boys, but doesn't do the Kindergarten/electronically activated screenified reader device business.

Is there any possible recourse at all here for the eee-readalistically challenged sorts?
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