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The Man Who Loved China

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Bestselling journalist Simon Winchester’s new book, The Man Who Loved China, tells the true story of a Cambridge scientist who fell in love with a Chinese student in the 1930 and went on to devote his life to writing a whopping 17-volume history of China.

Event: Simon Winchester will be speaking and signing books
Tuesday, May 6 at 7:30 pm
Lincoln Center Barnes & Noble

Comments [4]

eva


Leonard & Company:
Another great show, and following an already great show with Moyers. Thanks.

May. 06 2008 04:28 PM
Gene

China has more smokers than the US has people. Its tobacco-growing provinces make North Carolina look like a small town.

The industry contributes China's largest tax income, and it pumps out a huge amount of arrant misinformation about smoking.

The coming health bill will be astounding.

This Lancet article talks about some of these issues:

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673607613592/fulltext

Quote from the article:

As a 12-year-old tennis player mulled over his loss at the All-China National Junior championships in Hebei, one of the umpires wandered over to give him a little friendly advice. "You need to take up smoking. It will make you strong", he said flexing his biceps. "I always smoke before a match, it makes me play much better."

May. 06 2008 01:05 PM
Gene

Re: Gunpowder

I've heard the Chinese first use of gunpowder was to frighten enemies' horses. True?

May. 06 2008 12:51 PM
Catherine from freeport (long island)

Simon Winchester is my FAVORITE author.

May. 06 2008 12:43 PM

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