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George A. Fowler lived and traveled widely in the Asia Pacific region for over 30 years, first as a Marine, then as a student of Chinese and Malay, and finally for 23 years as a commercial banker. He has most recently translated Marah Rusli's classic Indonesian Malay novel Sitti Nurbaya, which will soon be published by Lontar in Jakarta.
I love stories about Asian culture. In real life the Asians seem unemotional but they are pretty hot and romantic in books I have read. This book I really hated. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Ada M.
If I thought I knew anything about China, this book changed my mind. The people in t his story are complex, loving, resilient, brave, They suffered so much and had such a love of... Read morePublished 10 days ago by JackieV
I found parts of this book interesting but most of the time I wondered why I was still wasting my time reading it. Read morePublished 14 days ago by DESERT BUD 71
This novel takes a little work. In the early pages it meanders and jumps about, seemingly without focus. I've made it through the first forty pages or so before putting it down. Read morePublished 15 days ago by jj
I felt as though I had taken a trip to Old China as it became the new China. I feel like I understand the people better than I ever have. Very well written.Published 16 days ago by Josie Lou
I found Old Town a fascinating first person story which led the reader through the trials and turmoil of China as the revolution progressed through the eyes of a young child and... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Helen M. Blumer
I feel as if I learned a lot about the recent history of China, while becoming immersed in the Lin Family. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Fran Cooper
Gives anyone reading this book, food for thought when it comes to women and how they can be used and abused with countries turning a blind eye to it. Read morePublished 18 days ago by smath3
This book, a hit novel in modern China, is a fascinating tale of several generations of a Chinese family as they go from old traditional China, where Christianity was flourishing,... Read morePublished 18 days ago by Carol A. Ranney