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[Virtual Bookbox] East Asian VBB closed & over

Here’s another Virtual Bookbox (VBB) – novels, short stories, memoirs, set in East Asia or dealing with East Asian emigrants in other parts of the world. Either written by East Asian authors or other writers who share an East Asian perspective.
Countries: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Taiwan, Tibet
(Yes, I specifically mentioned some autonomous regions and so-called special administrative regions…)
Geographically Vietnam belongs to South East Asia, but – arguably – one could consider it somewhat East Asian culturally, so I won’t mind if Vietnamese books are added.
Only books in English, please. (Translations from other languages are okay of course.)
Do you have any good book that you’d recommend to others and that you’d like to travel with the VBB? And then send off to some other BookCrosser? In exchange for another East Asian book you pick from the list….??? (Please keep in mind that you might have to ship international, cheapest rate is fine though.)

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This is how it works:
- I start off with a list of 12 of my own books.
- You will receive the list by PM from me – as PMs sometimes don’t arrive please confirm when you got it.
- Make your selection(s) and request them from the owner(s), include your name & address.
- Replace the chosen books with the same number of your own (they must be registered on your bookshelf).
- PM me the titles and authors of the books you are putting in the box within a week.
- The owner(s) of the chosen books send them off to you.
- Please make your choices within a few days, pick the books you are offering and PM me – I will PM you again if I haven’t heard from you after 2 or 3 days, if there is no response after a week I will PM the list to the next person.
- There should always be 12 books listed.
- When somebody asks you for a book that you have put on the list, please send it off ASAP, this might be international (but sending it by surface mail is perfectly alright). Please make proper release notes.
- Please don’t add another copy of a book that’s already on the list.
- I update the list and PM it to the next person.
- At the end the remaining 12 books will go to me, as I had started the VBB by “donating” 12 books (at least theoretically, but maybe there will be a raffle…). There might be one more round of the East Asian VBB, depending on interest.
Adding your TBR books is no problem. When you tell me which books you put on the list please add "TBR" for books that won't be sent off right after they are requested but only after you read them (which shouldn't take more than a few weeks).
Limited number of participants… please post here if you’d like to join. (If you are on holiday in July/August/September please tell me when...)
If you are very new, you must at least be active, i.e. having registered and released books.
Participants of round 1: sing-on-a-star, mathgirl40, Lemon-Crisis, Annimanni, eicuthbertson, jumpingin, okyrhoe, Dancesports
Participants of round 2:
Annimanni, mathgirl40, Tsjara, Lemon-Crisis, Dancesports, okyrhoe, KiwiinEngland, jumpingin, megami-no-ushi, sing-on-a-star

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Here’s another Virtual Bookbox (VBB) – novels, short stories, memoirs, set in East Asia or dealing with East Asian emigrants in other parts of the world. Either written by East Asian authors or other writers who share an East Asian perspective.
Countries: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Taiwan, Tibet
(Yes, I specifically mentioned some autonomous regions and so-called special administrative regions…)
Geographically Vietnam belongs to South East Asia, but – arguably – one could consider it somewhat East Asian culturally, so I won’t mind if Vietnamese books are added.
Only books in English, please. (Translations from other languages are okay of course.)
Do you have any good book that you’d recommend to others and that you’d like to travel with the VBB? And then send off to some other BookCrosser? In exchange for another East Asian book you pick from the list….??? (Please keep in mind that you might have to ship international, cheapest rate is fine though.)

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This is how it works:
- I start off with a list of 12 of my own books.
- You will receive the list by PM from me – as PMs sometimes don’t arrive please confirm when you got it.
- Make your selection(s) and request them from the owner(s), include your name & address.
- Replace the chosen books with the same number of your own (they must be registered on your bookshelf).
- PM me the titles and authors of the books you are putting in the box within a week.
- The owner(s) of the chosen books send them off to you.
- Please make your choices within a few days, pick the books you are offering and PM me – I will PM you again if I haven’t heard from you after 2 or 3 days, if there is no response after a week I will PM the list to the next person.
- There should always be 12 books listed.
- When somebody asks you for a book that you have put on the list, please send it off ASAP, this might be international (but sending it by surface mail is perfectly alright). Please make proper release notes.
- Please don’t add another copy of a book that’s already on the list.
- I update the list and PM it to the next person.
- At the end the remaining 12 books will go to me, as I had started the VBB by “donating” 12 books (at least theoretically, but maybe there will be a raffle…). There might be one more round of the East Asian VBB, depending on interest.
Adding your TBR books is no problem. When you tell me which books you put on the list please add "TBR" for books that won't be sent off right after they are requested but only after you read them (which shouldn't take more than a few weeks).
Limited number of participants… please post here if you’d like to join. (If you are on holiday in July/August/September please tell me when...)
If you are very new, you must at least be active, i.e. having registered and released books.
Participants of round 1: sing-on-a-star, mathgirl40, Lemon-Crisis, Annimanni, eicuthbertson, jumpingin, okyrhoe, Dancesports
Participants of round 2:
Annimanni, mathgirl40, Tsjara, Lemon-Crisis, Dancesports, okyrhoe, KiwiinEngland, jumpingin, megami-no-ushi, sing-on-a-star
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Please add me to this bookbox. Thanks!
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please add me to the list, thanks
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I have a number of books that fit the theme and would love to join the VBB.
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I have several books =]
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Can't stay away from your VBBs!
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to sing-on-a-star, to catch her before she goes on holiday :-)

Still open for sign-up, though.
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Thank you, I will deliberate tonight and let you know my choices.
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A fantastic list of books!

I’m going to take out:
White Ghost Girls – Alice Greenaway (Hong Kong) and
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan – Lisa See (china)

I will replace them with:
Sour Sweet – Timothy Mo (Chinese family in London)
Geisha of Gion – Mineko Iwasaki (memoir, Japan)

Thanks ApoloniaX!
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Great additions, thanks!
I just PMed the list to mathgirl40.
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I've received the list, thanks! I'll go through the choices today and post my decision tomorrow.
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A great selection of books! It was hard to choose, but finally, I decided to take out these two:

Xinran: Sky Burial (Tibet)
Adeline Yen Mah: Chinese Cinderella (China)

I'm replacing them with:
Ting-Xing Ye: Mountain Girl, River Girl (China)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8119899
A Thread of Sky: Deanna Fei (China)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8117812

Thanks, ApoloniaX!
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Thanks, mathgirl40! Both authors are new to me :-)
Your choices will start travelling very soon.
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Got it!

I got the list, thanks! =]
As with everyone else, I'll choose tonight and post my picks tomorrow.
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Fab selection! I enjoyed looking through the list, and I'd be happy to read all of them, lol. In the end though, two seemed like a good number:

Ryu Murakami: In the Miso Soup (Japan)
Hisako Matsubara: Cranes at Dusk (Japan)

I'm putting back in:

Adeline Yen Mah: Falling Leaves Return to Their Roots (The True Story of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter) (China)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8080717
Li Cunxin: Mao's Last Dancer (China)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8109373

Thank you, ApoloniaX!
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Thank you, Lemon-Crisis!
Up to now everybody thought two is a good number... this might change now... just wondering ;-)
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Delving in right now :)
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Another difficult one, but I managed to narrow it down to three in the end :D

I'd like to claim Fragrant Harbour, The Uninvited and Sour Sweet.

Here are my additions:

Kenzaburo Oe: A Personal Matter (Japan)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6216474/

Eliot Pattison: Water Touching Stone (Tibet)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7971005/

Frank Palmos: Ridding the Devils (Vietnam)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7901738/
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I just PMed the list, with some really nice new additions. Thanks, Annimanni!
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Great list of books - I will be able to go through the list later today and let ApoloniaX know which books I'd like and which I'll put in.
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I got my books from ApoloniaX today. Thanks so much!! I'm really looking forward to reading them.
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I just got a PM with eicuthbertson's choice and (Mongolian!) replacement!
Off to jumpingin!
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Thanks, ApoloniaX!
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Thanks ApoloniaX, I got your parcel yesterday! Thanks for the extra book too ^^. I'm looking forward to getting stuck in, and I'll be sure to pass them all along when I'm finished reading them! =] xx
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What a treat your parcel was once again, ApoloniaX! Thanks ever so much :) In addition to the two books I picked, I got a beautiful pair of chopsticks, word magnets and two healthy snack bars. (Ate those already ;))
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My choices:
Xinran: The Good Women of China (China) ApoloniaX
Eliot Pattison: Water Touching Stone (Tibet) TBR Annimanni

My additions:
Wayson Choy: The Jade Peony (Chinese immigrants in Canada) TBR jumpingin
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7719452/

Liu Hong: The Magpie Bridge (Chinese immigrants in UK) TBR jumpingin
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7452846/

Thanks, ApoloniaX!
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Thanks, jumpingin!!!
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I have 2 available books that qualify, so I might jump in and see what happens..

**Disregard..both books are based in Bangladesh which is infact Southern Asia
I'll crawl back into my box now!
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... I'm planning a South Asian VBB... in a few months (after a South East Asian one)...
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Off to Dancesports with a Japanese replacement from okyrhoe (thank you!)

There will be a second round, if there is enough interest. So please post here if you'd like to participate.
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I'd like to join round two, towards the end please so I can read some books to put in.

Thanks
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:-)
You're very welcome!
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I can never resist your VBBs ;)
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The list is with me, I'll make my choices as soon as I can; as I am already keen for the second round!!
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I'll join for another round!
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Can I go near the end? I'll be on holiday until the 21st Aug.
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I was going to bow out at this point since I won't really have any money 'til I get my uni loan in october. But what the hell, I can scrape up enough for postage ^^
Count me in for the 2nd round please! =D
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Thanks!
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Taking out:

Ting-Xing Ye: Mountain Girl, River Girl (China) mathgirl40
Wolf Totem by Jiang Rong (Lü Jiamin) (Mongolia) TBR eicuthbertson
Wayson Choy: The Jade Peony (Chinese immigrants in Canada) TBR jumpingin

Putting in:

Miss Chopsticks Xinran (TBR) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8158428/
UFO in Her Eyes Xiaolu Guo (TBR)http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/577901/
Mr Muo's Travelling Couch Dai Sijie (TBR) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8158420/
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My choices

... very hard to decide...

A Thread of Sky: Deanna Fei (China) mathgirl40
Kenzaburo Oe: A Personal Matter (Japan) Annimanni
Xiaolu Guo: UFO in Her Eyes (China) Dancesports
Shiga Naoya: The Paper Door (Japan) okyrhoe

And replacements:
Xiaolu Guo: A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers (China)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7699438/
Hong Ying: The Concubine of Shanghai (China)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7620324/
Anchee Min: Empress Orchid (China)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7723978/
Ma Yan: The Diary of Ma Yan (China) ApoloniaX
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7671674/
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I forgot to post... the list is with Annimanni, second round has started!
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I'm taking out four books (I'm beyond help, I know ;D):

Geisha of Gion
The Magpie Bridge
A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary...
The Diary of Ma Yan

And here are my additions:

Red Azalea by Anchee Min (China)
The Teahouse Fire by Ellis Avery (Japan)
A Choice of Evils by Meira Chand (China & Japan)
Fox Girl by Nora Okja Keller (South Korea)
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And we have the first South Korean book on the list :-)
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Thanks for the list! I'll try to have my choice made by tomorrow.
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I'm going to take out Li Cunxin: Mao's Last Dancer and replace it with:

Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8171289
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Thanks for your replacement, mathgirl40, that's one of the best books I ever read about China...
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Thanks ApoloniaX! I will make my choices later today or tomorrow :)
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I have chosen:

5. Dai Sijie: Mr Muo's Travelling Couch (China) Dancesports (TBR)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8158420/
&
11. Nora Okja Keller: Fox Girl (South Korea) Annimanni (TBR)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7390227/

And replacing them with:

Mian Mian: Candy (China)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8173117
&
Jonathan Gash: The Year of the Woman (Hong Kong) (TBR)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6998180/

Thanks again ApoloniaX! It was a lot of fun :)
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thanks for the replacements, Tsjara!
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I'll pick my choices by the end of today and post 'em here =]
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Okay...

I only picked one this time =P
Hong Ying: The Concubine of Shanghai (China) ApoloniaX

I'm replacing with
Liu Hong: Startling Moon (China) (TBR)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8162339

Thanks for the second round ApoloniaX, great fun! I'll be PMing you shortly with my address lol.
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I'd love to be added!
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I'd love to be added!


There won't be a third round, but you're welcome to this one!
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Thanks, Lemon-Crisis!
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I won't be too long making my choices.
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I've made my choices, taking out:

7. Ellis Avery: The Teahouse Fire (Japan) Annimanni (TBR)http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7564337/
8. Meira Chand: A Choice of Evils (China & Japan) Annimanni (TBR)http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6028893/
11. Jonathan Gash: The Year of the Woman (Hong Kong) Tsjara (TBR)http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6998180/

Putting in:

The Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan (TBR)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7547582/
A Dictionary Of Maqiao by Han Shaogong (TBR)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8180538/
Marrying Buddha by Wei Hui (TBR)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8180520/

Thanks for running this ApoloniaX - I'm enjoying this very much.
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Thank you Dancesports!
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Got it!

Taking out
Wei Hu: Marrying Buddha (China) Dancesports (TBR)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8180520

and adding
Michiko Yamamoto: Betty-san (Japan) okyrhoe TBR
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8182794
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and thanks for the Japanese replacement, okyrhoe!
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and will look through it later in the day!
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I have picked the following books to take out of the box
Anchee Min: Empress Orchid (China)
Adeline Yen Mah: Falling Leaves Return to Their Roots (China)
Han Shaogong: A Dictionary Of Maqiao (China)

As replacements I am going to put into the box
K: The Art of Love by Hong Ying (China) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6890939/
Binu and the Great Wall of China by Su Tong (China) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6009489/
Gweilo: Memories of a Hong Kong Childhood by Martin Booth (Hong Kong) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7436013/
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Thank you!
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Thanks go to ApoloniaX herself for The Diary of Ma Yan and A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers :)
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My choices:
Xinran: Miss Chopsticks (China) Dancesports
Liu Hong: Startling Moon (China) Lemon-Crisis
Martin Booth: Gweilo. Memories of a Hong Kong Childhood (Hong Kong) KiwiinEngland


My additions:
Joy Kogawa: Obasan (Japanese internment in Canada) jumpingin (TBR)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8217855

Nien Cheng: Life and Death in Shanghai (China) jumpingin (TBR)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7704489/

Byambasuren Davaa, Lisa Reisch: The Cave of the Yellow Dog (Mongolia) jumpingin (TBR)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7421982/
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Thanks for your additions, jumpingin!
And my books for Lemon-Crisis and KiwiinEngland are travelling :-)
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Mountain Girl River Girl has arrived.

And I have finished reading UFO in her Eyes so it will soon be on its way to ApoloniaX. Starting Mr Muo's Travelling Couch next.
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I'll look over the list today and make my choices and contributions tonight. Thank you so much for including me!
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Tough choices! I've narrowed it down to these three:
4. Jung Chang: Wild Swans. Three Daughters of China (China, obviously) mathgirl40
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8171289

7. Michiko Yamamoto: Betty-san (Japan) okyrhoe (TBR)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8182794

9. Su Tong: Binu and the Great Wall of China (China) KiwiinEngland
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6009489/

To replace them, I'm adding the following:
Lisa Dalby: The Tale of Murasaki (Japan) megami-no-ushi
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8219673

Harumi Setouchi: Beauty in Disarray (Japan) megami-no-ushi
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8219668/

Koji Suzuki: Dark Water (Japan) megami-no-ushi
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8186879/
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... with some great Japanese additions - thank you, megami-no-ushi!
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Received my choice this morning. Books from you always arrive so quick, I don't know how you do it! =]

xxx
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After a morning of deliberating while ironing (!) I would like to take out:
4. Mian Mian: Candy (China) Tsjara
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8173117

6. Hong Ying: K. The Art of Love (China) KiwiinEngland (TBR)http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6890939/

I will replace them with

Janice Y. K. Lee - The Piano teacher (Hong Kong - TBR)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8040784/

Liza Dalby - Geisha (Memoir in Japan)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8222454/

Thanks for organising this ApoloniaX!
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I was glad I know a few of the books already, so there will be a raffle... PMs have already gone out to all participants (tell me if you didn't get one). And I couldn't resist to ask for the other books (PMs sent to megami-no-ushi, sing-on-a-star and jumpingin).
Thanks everybody for participating and offering all these great books!
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My three were mailed to you this morning, via surface. Enjoy!
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Mongolia:
Byambasuren Davaa, Lisa Reisch: The Cave of the Yellow Dog (Mongolia) ApoloniaX to okyrhoe, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7828845/
Byambasuren Davaa, Lisa Reisch: The Cave of the Yellow Dog (Mongolia) jumpingin to mathgirl40, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7421982/
Wolf Totem by Jiang Rong (Lü Jiamin) (Mongolia) eicuthbertson to Dancesports, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8135151

Hong Kong:
John Lancaster: Fragrant Harbour (Hong Kong) ApoloniaX to Annimanni, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7783666/
Alice Greenway: White Ghost Girls (Hong Kong) ApoloniaX to sing-on-a-star, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8082621/
Jonathan Gash: The Year of the Woman (Hong Kong) Tsjara to Dancesports, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6998180/
Martin Booth: Gweilo. Memories of a Hong Kong Childhood (Hong Kong) KiwiinEngland to jumpingin, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7436013/
Janice Y. K. Lee: The Piano Teacher (Hong Kong) sing-on-a-star to ApoloniaX, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8040784

Tibet:
Xinran: Sky Burial (Tibet) ApoloniaX to mathgirl40, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7502810/
Eliot Pattison: Water Touching Stone (Tibet) Annimanni to jumpingin, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7971005

South Korea:
Nora Okja Keller: Fox Girl (South Korea) Annimanni to Tsjara, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7390227/

Japan:
Ryu Murakami: In the Miso Soup (Japan) ApoloniaX to Lemon-Crisis, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6445092/
Hisako Matsubara: Cranes at Dusk (Japan) ApoloniaX to Lemon-Crisis, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6082166/
Mineko Iwasaki: Geisha of Gion (Japan) sing-on-a-star to Annimanni, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8119670
Kenzaburo Oe: A Personal Matter (Japan) Annimanni to ApoloniaX, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6216474
Lisa Dalby: The Tale of Murasaki (Japan) megami-no-ushi to ApoloniaX, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8219673
Liza Dalby: Geisha (Japan) sing-on-a-star to ApoloniaX, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8222454
Harumi Setouchi: Beauty in Disarray (Japan) megami-no-ushi to ApoloniaX, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8219668/
Koji Suzuki: Dark Water (Japan) megami-no-ushi to ApoloniaX, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8186879/
Ellis Avery: The Teahouse Fire (Japan) Annimanni to Dancesports, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7564337/
Michiko Yamamoto: Betty-san (Japan) okyrhoe to megami-no-ushi, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8182794
Joy Kogawa: Obasan (Japanese internment in Canada) jumpingin to ApoloniaX, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8217855

Meira Chand: A Choice of Evils (China & Japan) Annimanni to Dancesports, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6028893/

China:
Adeline Yen Mah: Chinese Cinderella (China) ApoloniaX to mathgirl40, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7321839/
Adeline Yen Mah: Falling Leaves Return to Their Roots (China) Lemon-Crisis to KiwiinEngland, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8080717
Amy Tan: The Bonesetter’s Daughter (China) ApoloniaX to Lemon-Crisis, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7981864/
Amy Tan: The Kitchen God's Wife (China) Dancesports to Tsjara, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7547582/
Geling Yan: The Uninvited (China) ApoloniaX to Annimanni, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7910446/
Lisa See: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (China) ApoloniaX to sing-on-a-star, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7688672/
Timothy Mo: Sour Sweet (Chinese family in UK) sing-on-a-star to Annimanni, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8119659
Ting-Xing Ye: Mountain Girl, River Girl (China) mathgirl40 to Dancesports, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8119899
Deanna Fei: A Thread of Sky (China) mathgirl40 to ApoloniaX, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8117812
Li Cunxin: Mao's Last Dancer (China) Lemon-Crisis to mathgirl40, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8109373
Liu Hong: The Magpie Bridge (China) jumpingin to Annimanni, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7452846/
Liu Hong: Startling Moon (China) Lemon-Crisis to jumpingin, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8162339
Wayson Choy: The Jade Peony (China) jumpingin to Dancesports, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7719452/
Shiga Naoya: The Paper Door (Japan) okyrhoe to ApoloniaX, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3608079
Xinran: Miss Chopsticks (China) Dancesports to jumpingin, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8158428/
Xinran: The Good Women of China (China) ApoloniaX to jumpingin, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7898286/
Xiaolu Guo: UFO in Her Eyes (China) Dancesports to ApoloniaX, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8158436/
Xiaolu Guo: A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers (China) ApoloniaX to Annimanni, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7699438/
Dai Sijie: Mr Muo's Travelling Couch (China) Dancesports to Tsjara, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8158420/
Hong Ying: The Concubine of Shanghai (China) ApoloniaX to Lemon-Crisis, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7620324/
Hong Ying: K. The Art of Love (China) KiwiinEngland to sing-on-a-star, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6890939/
Anchee Min: Empress Orchid (China) ApoloniaX to KiwiinEngland, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7723978/
Anchee Min: Red Azalea by (China) Annimanni to megami-no-ushi, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7417869/
Ma Yan: The Diary of Ma Yan (China) ApoloniaX to Annimanni, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7671674/
Jung Chang: Wild Swans. Three Daughters of China (China) mathgirl40 to megami-no-ushi, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8171289
Mian Mian: Candy (China) Tsjara to sing-on-a-star, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8173117
Han Shaogong: A Dictionary Of Maqiao (China) Dancesports to KiwiinEngland, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8180538/
Wei Hu: Marrying Buddha (China) Dancesports to okyrhoe, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8180520/
Su Tong: Binu and the Great Wall of China (China) KiwiinEngland to megami-no-ushi, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6009489/
Nien Cheng: Life and Death in Shanghai (China) jumpingin to ApoloniaX, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7704489/

Vietnam:
Frank Palmos: Ridding the Devils (Vietnam) Annimanni to eicuthbertson, received
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7901738
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I always love your bookboxes.
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I'm planning to host a South-East Asian VBB in a few weeks, in October or November probably. There are considerably less novels, especially compared to South Asia (with all the Indian books) or East Asia (China!). But there are some really brilliant novels... So if you'd like to participate please reserve books if you happen to have some from Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam.
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Brilliant! I'll dig out a few books straight away :)
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Thanks, ApoloniaX, for organizing the VBB! This was my first time participating in one, and now I think I'm hooked. I'll definitely join the Southeast Asian VBB when you announce that one.
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I posted Adeline Yen Mah: Falling Leaves Return to Their Roots (China) to KiwiinEngland Monday morning.

Li Cunxin: Mao's Last Dancer (China) is being read, and *should* be posted to mathgirl40 within a week.

Liu Hong: Startling Moon (China) is next on my to-read list after Mao's Last Dancer and will be posted to jumpingin as soon as I've finished it.

I'll get through the last two as soon as humanly possible!

~Lemon
xxx
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Here we go:
Eight BCers entered for Red Azalea… and *** megami-no-ushi *** was drawn.
Seven BCers entered for The Cave of the Yellow Dog… lucky winner is *** mathgirl40 ***.
Two BCers entered for The Kitchen God’s Wife… and it goes to *** Tsjara ***.
And three BCers entered for The Bonesetter’s Daughter… and rat ApoloniaZ proudly presents the winner *** http://www.flickr.com/---/4925899313/ ***.
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And three BCers entered for The Bonesetter’s Daughter… and rat ApoloniaZ proudly presents the winner *** http://www.flickr.com/---/4925899313 ***.

hehehe, you do bring such fun to the forums ApoloniaX.

Congratulations to all the raffee winners.
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How nice to get another book from the VBB! Thanks, ApoloniaX. Love the photo.
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And three BCers entered for The Bonesetter’s Daughter… and rat ApoloniaZ proudly presents the winner *** http://www.flickr.com/---/4925899313/ ***.


Rofl! I love the photo =D Shame ApoloniaZ can't present the book 'in-person', but we can't have everything, can we!
Congrats to all the other winners! I for one never win anything, so I'm feeling rather pleased at the moment ^^
Thanks ApoloniaX!
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Thank you so much! What a great day - I come onto the forums to say that wild swans has safely arrived (thanks mathgirl40!) and I get nothing but good news on every thread I'm following!
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The Magpie Bridge is on its way to Annimanni.

I'm currently reading The Jade Peony, to be sent to Dancesports. The Cave of the Yellow Dog (for mathgirl40) will be coming up soon!
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Just to say I posted 'Mao's Last Dancer' to mathgirl40 on Thursday 2nd, and I'm currently reading 'Startling Moon' so I'll be posting it on to jumpingin when I've finished.
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I have sent Miss Chopsticks, UFO in her Eyes and Marrying Buddha.

I have started Mr Muo again, I couldn't get going with it on my first try and so switched the order, but I think I'm on track with this one now.
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The Jade Peony--a lovely book!

I still have a few books to read and send on for this box.
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I have finished Mr Muo and nearly finished The Kitchen God's Wife - so they will be on their way tomorrow.
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Binu and the Great Wall of China by Su Tong (China) has safely arrived with megami-no-ushi in Canada

Gweilo: Memories of a Hong Kong Childhood by Martin Booth (Hong Kong)has safely arrived with jumpingin

And this weekend while at the Swindon unconvention I shall hand deliver K: The Art of Love by Hong Ying (China) to sing-on-a-star
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The Teahouse Fire and A Choice of Evils have arrived. thank you Annimanni.
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I received Water Touching Stone today. Thanks, Annimanni!

I've read Obasan, which will be on its way to ApoloniaX as soon as I've read Life and Death in Shanghai (in progress, but it's a loooong one!).

The Cave of the Yellow Dog is still to be read.
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Mao's Last Dancer appeared in my mailbox today. Thanks, Lemon-Crisis! I'm looking forward to reading this one.
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arrived safely today! thank you again Annimanni and ApoloniaX for raffling it!
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from Dancesports (Mr Muo's Travelling Couch & The Kitchen God's Wife). Thanks!
My last book (The Year of the Woman) will be mailed out soon (to Dancesports :p), I'm about halfway through it now.
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Just letting you know that I received Wolf Totem a while ago from Eicuthbertson.

I'm reading the Dictionary of Maqiao next - so it won't be much longer.

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