The value of connections and relationships is a
frequent topic in the American marketplaces of
business, career and creativity. However, the need
for a reliable and diverse network on the path to
success is a global one, and Diane Wei Liang's first
novel, The Eye of Jade introduces readers to
the complex Chinese version of influence called "Guanxi,"
with the story of an independent female private
detective named Mei Wang. This mystery, the first in
a series featuring detective Wang, also explores
modern Beijing its subcultures and architectural
characteristics and the blend of capitalism,
communism and tradition of mid-1990s China.
First released in April 2007 in the United Kingdom, The Eye of Jade is not the suspenseful, plot-heavy ...
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The second in the series, Paper Butterfly, was released in the UK in May 2008 and will be released in the USA in May 2009.
Blood at the Root
"A gripping, timely, and important examination of American racism."
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