My Views on our “New Cold War” with China

For me, the implosion of US-China relations in the past few weeks triggers heartburn and alarm. For decades, reporting and traveling around China, I have cheered the changes that brought greater freedoms and prosperity to the Chinese people. Because Deng Xiaoping allowed capitalism to thrive,...

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Tashkent and Samarkand: fabled cities of the Silk Road

Tashkent and Samarkand: fabled cities of the Silk Road

If it weren’t for the travel disruptions due to Covid-19, I would have been in Tashkent yesterday (on my birthday) and Samarkand today. I'm feeling sad that I can't be there, but someday we'll travel again! Tashkent is now the modern, sprawling capital of Uzbekistan, but it was once a major...

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An adventure trip not taken

An adventure trip not taken

Ten years ago, I researched Issyk-Kul, a beautiful lake in the Heavenly Mountains of Central Asia, where I set a dramatic scene, the climax of the story of Daughter of Xanadu and Son of Venice. Today, May 8, I was supposed to visit that lake, at long last, as part of a three-week Silk Road...

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Reading this book might give humility and sympathy

Reading this book might give humility and sympathy

This book is a tour de force. Starting with a single, stunning revelation from her mother, author Helen Zia embarked on years of research, including more than 100 personal talks with survivors and their offspring, interviews with scholars, and deep dives into archives, vintage newspapers,...

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About Me

Dori Jones Yang has written a wide variety of books, including historical fiction, business, inspiration, oral histories, and children’s books. A former foreign correspondent in Asia, she aims to build bridges between cultures and generations.

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