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Amy Tan's The Valley of Amazement

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Amy Tan discusses her latest novel, The Valley of Amazement. It spans more than 40 years and two continents, and resurrects pivotal episodes in history: from the collapse of China’s last imperial dynasty to the rise of the Republic, the explosive growth of lucrative foreign trade and anti-foreign sentiment to the inner workings of courtesan houses and the lives of foreign  “Shanghailanders," both erased by World War II.

Guests:

Amy Tan

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Comments [2]

Matt Helme from New Jersey

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/newsline/201312061316.html . Communism still alive in China.

Dec. 31 2013 01:41 PM

Isn't this a rebroadcast of a previously aired segment?

(All indications are that it is indeed. Not the least of which was the statement that none other than Mr. Lopate himself made at the conclusion of yesterday's broadcast, that today's would consist entirely of previously-aired segments.)

Why try to suggest otherwise?

Dec. 31 2013 05:34 AM

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