Happy Lunar New Year!

Celebrate Lunar New Year this February 1st with the Livingston Library! The books listed below, from fiction written by Nobel Prize in Literature Chinese author Yan Mo to nonfiction reads on Chinese cooking, history, and medicine help us to learn more about China, a nation with a five-thousand-year history and 1.4 billion people. 

At the Chinese Table: A Memoir with Recipes by Carolyn Phillips

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At the Chinese Table describes in vivid detail how, during the 1970s and ’80s, celebrated cookbook writer and illustrator Carolyn Phillips crosses China’s endless cultural and linguistic chasms and falls in love.

Tao of Happiness: Stories from Chuang Tzu for Your Spiritual Journey by Derek Lin 

If you have not encountered Chuang Tzu before, prepare yourself for a treat. He was the sage who stood apart from all others in Chinese history. He was a unique presence, a great mind like no one before or since. Chuang Tzu quickly distinguished himself and became well known for his deep understanding and sense of humor. His mastery was such that he could explain the Tao with simple stories, and his humor was such that he could see the joy in ordinary things. 

Chineasy Everyday: Learning Chinese Through Its Culture by ShaoLan Hsueh

A unique and highly entertaining introduction to the richness of Chinese language, culture, and civilization, built on the groundbreaking and hugely popular Chineasy visual learning method. 

To educate the world about the richness and character of China’s people, customs, and heritage, entrepreneur ShaoLan Hsueh created Chineasy, a special building-block learning method that uses highly recognizable and appealing illustrations

The Water Kingdom: A Secret History of China by Philip Ball

Water, Ball shows, is a key that unlocks much of Chinese culture. In The Water Kingdom, he takes us on a grand journey through China’s past and present, showing how the complexity and energy of the country and its history repeatedly come back to the challenges, opportunities, and inspiration provided by the waterways.

Vegetarian Chinese Soul Food: Deliciously Doable Ways to Cook Greens, Tofu, and Other Plant-based Ingredients by Hsiao-Ching Chou

75 recipes for enjoying this cuisine without meat. This book is structured with chapters for stir-fries, soups and braises, rice and noodles, dim sum, tofu and eggs, and side.

Energy Medicine: The Science and Mystery of Healing by Jill Blakeway

The first comprehensive look at the groundbreaking field of energy medicine and how it can be used to diagnose and treat illness, from one of the world’s foremost practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

The Story of China: The Epic History of a World Power from the Middle Kingdom to Mao and the China Dream by Michael Wood

Michael Wood has travelled the length and breadth of China, the world’s oldest civilization and longest lasting state, to tell a thrilling story of intense drama, fabulous creativity, and deep humanity that stretches back thousands of years.

Beginner Tai Chi for Health: Mirror-view Exercises
DVD
The DVD was developed especially for beginners, using a mirror-view workout that allows viewers to follow along with ease. This will help improve strength, flexibility, balance, and posture, and develop graceful movement.

Zen and the Art of Saving the Planet by Thich Nhat Hanh

One of the most revered spiritual leaders in the world today, Thich Nhat Hanh’s masterful work on how to be the change we want to see in the world.

When you wake up and you see that the Earth is not just the environment, the Earth is us, you touch the nature of interbeing. And at that moment you can have real communication with the Earth… We have to wake up together.

Under Red Skies: Three Generations of Life, Loss, and Hope in China
by Karoline Kan 
A deeply personal and shocking look at how China is coming to terms with its conflicted past as it emerges into a modern, cutting-edge superpower. Through the stories of three generations of women in her family, Karoline Kan, a former New York Times reporter based in Beijing, reveals how they navigated their way in a country beset by poverty and often-violent political unrest.

China: The Novel by Edward Ritjerfird
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The internationally bestselling author of Paris and New York takes on an exhilarating new world with his trademark epic style in China: The Novel Edward Rutherfurd has enthralled millions of readers with his grand, sweeping historical sagas that tell the history of a famous place over multiple generations.

Feng Shui For Dummies by David Daniel Kennedy and Grandmaster Lin Yun
Feng Shui (pronounced fung shway), which means wind water, is the ancient Chinese study of harmony and energy flow between you and your physical surroundings. Now, Feng Shui For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you how you can apply Feng Shui principles to your home (inside and out) and workplace (from window office to cubicle) in order to achieve a better life.

Chinese New Year: A Celebration for Everyone by Jen Sookfong Lee

From its beginnings as a farming celebration marking the end of winter to its current role as a global party featuring good food, lots of gifts and public parades, Chinese New Year is a snapshot of Chinese culture.

Ancient Remedies Secrets to Healing with Herbs, Essential Oils, CBD, and the Most Powerful Natural Medicine in History by Josh Axe

Bestselling author Dr. Josh Axe explains how to treat more than seventy diseases, lose weight, and increase vitality with traditional healing practices passed down through the ages. Readers will learn how traditional practitioners identified the root cause of each patient’s illness, then treated it with medicinal herbs, mushrooms, CBD, essential oils, and restorative mind-body practices. 

A Song Everlasting: A Novel by Ha Jin

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From the universally admired, award-winning author of Waiting and The Boat Rocker, an urgent, timely novel that follows a famous Chinese singer severed from his country as he works to find his way in the United States. After popular singer Yao Tian takes a private gig in New York at the end of a tour with his state-supported choir, expecting to pick up some extra cash for his daughter’s tuition fund, the consequences of his choice spiral out of control.

Frog: A Novel by Mo Yan 

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In 2012, the Nobel committee confirmed Mo Yan’s position as one of the greatest and most important writers of our time. In his much-anticipated new novel, Mo Yan chronicles the sweeping history of modern China through the lens of the nation’s controversial one-child policy.

The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu by Tom Lin

Fighting his way across the West to rescue his wife and exact revenge on the men who destroyed him, while settling old scores along the way, Ming Tsu is aided by a blind clairvoyant and a troupe of magic-show performers, some with supernatural powers.

-Hongmei, Adult Services & Acquisitions Librarian

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