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7oo pages of legend & myth, history, poetry & prose, photo essays & humor from Central, East & Southeast Asia.
Includes 77 pieces from India, China, Cambodia, Myanmar, Bali, Laos, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Mongolia, Korea & Russia.
Myths & legends - Bali’s Basakih Dragon & the battle for end times; construction of the Great Wall at Xifeng Kou & Jiayu Guan; the centuries of secrets built into Bagan’s temples; & the Chinese Buddhist princess turned angel turned goddess of mercy, Guan Yin.
More than 2oo images & photo essays including - Hanoi’s Old Quarter, then-&-now; the Strings of Yangon; Khmer Hindu stone carvings; the Buddhist Face of Cambodia; Shanghai’s fast-racing skyline; & Bali’s sacred Canang Sari offering baskets.
Humorous takes – on Lao Vowels; Stolen Russian Tetris letters; the Voluptuous Burmese Alphabet; what’s become of Hanoi’s oldest streets; Southeast Asian cockfighting; & Tiger Balm, for what ails you.
Reflections on women & religion – or how arranging flowers & folding leaves, offering food, donning humble cover & singing can bring a woman closer to heaven – from Hindu Bali & Buddhist Laos, street scenes in Muslim lands; & Roman Catholic Filipina transplants in Hong Kong.
Essays & poems & photos on Building Projects across Asia, both then & now – from the origins of the Great Wall; to Bagan’s eclectic continental temple architecture; to Angkor Wat & the Khmer Empire; to the futuristic ambitions of modern Kuala Lumpur & Taipei, western Asia & China; & the peaks of Shanghai - SH - aka Skyscraper Heaven.
Short bio pieces on some of Asia’s greatest men & women – including King Anawrahta & King Jayavarman; Japanese Sumo wrestlers; sales vendors on KL’s Pasarama Kota Road; the Chinese princess Miao Shan & the Buddha.