Friday, May 15, 2009

The Man who loved China

What do you do if you're a gifted linguist? Why, you find a compatible teacher and learn Chinese. With that accomplished what do you do next? You finagle your way into a diplomatic post, destination China in the midst of a horrendous war with Japan. Now that you're in China what do you do? If you're Joseph Needham you exercise your curiosity by asking innumerable questions and observing all the ins and outs of Chinese society and then you make one of the epic journeys of all time to the westernmost reaches of the vastness of China.

If you wish to read more of my comments on this book, as well as comments on 64 other books then you can find all of them in "Book Blogs," available on Amazon in either softcover or digital:

No comments:

Post a Comment