Susan Blumberg-Kason

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Review | Grief and guilt led ex-Hongkonger to start climbing mountains. She’s written a book about her feats, full of poignant memories of growing up in the city

Sophie Cairns wasn’t there for her father when he died suddenly. To deal with her grief the Hong Kong-raised journalist started climbing, and scaled the tallest volcanoes on seven continents for a cancer charity. She’s written an eloquent book about the quest.

27 Apr 2020 - 9:40PM

Sophie Cairns wasn’t there for her father when he died suddenly. To deal with her grief the Hong Kong-raised journalist started climbing, and scaled the tallest volcanoes on seven continents for a cancer charity. She’s written an eloquent book about the quest.

Grief and guilt led ex-Hongkonger to start climbing mountains. She’s written a book about her feats, full of poignant memories of growing up in the city
Review | How a white woman’s memoir of abuse while travelling in Asia became a journey to self-forgiveness

The Lotus Eaters by Emily Clements tells the story of a young woman travelling in Southeast Asia who is confused about her future, her sexuality and her relationships, but comes to a better understanding of herself.

11 Mar 2020 - 7:32PM

The Lotus Eaters by Emily Clements tells the story of a young woman travelling in Southeast Asia who is confused about her future, her sexuality and her relationships, but comes to a better understanding of herself.

How a white woman’s memoir of abuse while travelling in Asia became a journey to self-forgiveness
Chinese-American teens explore their cultural ties to Taiwan via ‘love boat’ programme in fiction Loveboat, Taipei

Taiwan’s ‘love boat’ heritage programme sent many Chinese-American teens to Taiwan to learn about where they or their parents came from. Abigail Hing Wen’s debut young adult novel, Loveboat, Taipei, follows one such teen on her journey.

14 Jan 2020 - 10:08AM

Taiwan’s ‘love boat’ heritage programme sent many Chinese-American teens to Taiwan to learn about where they or their parents came from. Abigail Hing Wen’s debut young adult novel, Loveboat, Taipei, follows one such teen on her journey.

Chinese-American teens explore their cultural ties to Taiwan via ‘love boat’ programme in fiction Loveboat, Taipei
Review | Secondhand: book shows how donated and discarded items are treated around the world

Adam Minter travels the globe following used and donated goods to their final destinations. He looks at how attitudes to used products differ in Asia, the US, Europe and Africa.

30 Oct 2019 - 4:32AM

Adam Minter travels the globe following used and donated goods to their final destinations. He looks at how attitudes to used products differ in Asia, the US, Europe and Africa.

Secondhand: book shows how donated and discarded items are treated around the world
‘How I learned dark meant ugly’: Asian-Americans’ graphic memoirs about race relations in US

George Takei – Sulu from Star Trek – recounts in stunning style his early years interned in a wartime camp for Japanese Americans, while Indian-American Mira Jacob vividly illustrates the contradictions of race in conversations with her son.

27 Aug 2019 - 7:03AM

George Takei – Sulu from Star Trek – recounts in stunning style his early years interned in a wartime camp for Japanese Americans, while Indian-American Mira Jacob vividly illustrates the contradictions of race in conversations with her son.

‘How I learned dark meant ugly’: Asian-Americans’ graphic memoirs about race relations in US
Review | How sex and love in China has changed: from sexless arranged marriages to online dating

Author Xinran Xue spoke to four generations of women from the same family in China about sex, emotions and love. Her book shows how long it took women to gain a measure of control over their marriages.

27 Feb 2019 - 10:32AM

Author Xinran Xue spoke to four generations of women from the same family in China about sex, emotions and love. Her book shows how long it took women to gain a measure of control over their marriages.

How sex and love in China has changed: from sexless arranged marriages to online dating
Review | Struggles of a Hongkonger’s Chinese ‘second wife’ in US realistically portrayed in debut novel

Story of Shenzhen factory worker made pregnant by a Hong Kong businessman, her time as a birth tourist in the US and her attempt to make a life there is compelling and believable, if you discount its prince charming aspect.

2 Oct 2018 - 9:18PM

Story of Shenzhen factory worker made pregnant by a Hong Kong businessman, her time as a birth tourist in the US and her attempt to make a life there is compelling and believable, if you discount its prince charming aspect.

Struggles of a Hongkonger’s Chinese ‘second wife’ in US realistically portrayed in debut novel
Review | China land protest leader’s pursuit of American dream a textbook story of immigrant grit

Book about land-grab protest leader Zhuang Liehong’s defection to US with his wife, their claim for political asylum and how they found a ready support network in a New York Chinatown shows how immigration works

24 May 2018 - 9:20PM

Book about land-grab protest leader Zhuang Liehong’s defection to US with his wife, their claim for political asylum and how they found a ready support network in a New York Chinatown shows how immigration works

China land protest leader’s pursuit of American dream a textbook story of immigrant grit