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The Eye of Jade

A Mei Wang Mystery

by Diane Wei Liang

The Eye of Jade
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  • First Published:
    Feb 2008, 272 pages
    Paperback:
    Apr 2009, 288 pages

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Stacey Brownlie

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A thrilling mystery and a sensual and fascinating journey through modern China

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.

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