According to Dictionary.com, a Sinophile is “a person who admires or has a strong liking for China, the Chinese, or their culture.” After 25+ years in China, I guess I qualify.
In addition to my own experiences, which I write about on this blog, books have played a major part in helping me understand China.
On January 12, 2012, I will be giving a talk at the Ramsey County Library in Roseville, MN. The title of the talk is “My Literary Journey to Being a Sinophile: Books that have Shaped My Understanding of and Love for China.”
I’ll talk about books that have been influential in my “China life” at various times, including my current list of “must reads.”
So, if you’re in the Twin Cities and are interested in reading a book or two about China, but don’t know which book or where to begin, then this talk is for you.
Here are the details:
Date: Thursday, January 12, 2012
Location: Ramsey County Library Community Room, 2180 N. Hamline Ave., Roseville
Hope to see some of my Minnesota readers there.