OCB Author Tours
2011-2012 Yang Shen Western US Book Tour, James Lande.
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2012 April-May
Southern California
                    Borrego Springs CA 92004
                    
Saturday, April 21, 2012
                        5:00pm to 6:00pm
2012 June-July
Southern California

An
audio recording of a sample reading can be found at the Yang Shen website Media Page.
James Lande was born in Los Angeles in 1945 and grew up in Southern California. He
Author James Lande will be on tour in the Western US over the
coming year, giving readings at bookstores along his route. The
tentative schedule follows - specific places and times will be posted
to the OCB home page, and the
Yang Shen website, as they become
known.
served four years in the U. S. Army, graduated from the University of Washington with a
BA in Chinese Language and Literature, and lived in China (Taiwan) for three years. James
was seasoned by a variety of jobs (ambulance attendant, marine biology technician, hospital
orderly, taxicab driver, policeman, swimming pool manager, ESL teacher, bartender,
Chinese driving instructor, casualty insurance investigator...) before settling into a 30-year
career as a commercial applications software developer and project manager. Over the
years, James has attempted several novels -
Yang Shen is his first novel to reach publication.
Booksellers or other groups interested in arranging for a
reading from
Yang Shen when James Lande visits their
community may use the following request form.
Reading Request Form
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Yang Shen 2011-2012 book tour tentative schedule
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Events
Book Reading
San Diego Public Library
Borrego Springs CA
Saturday, April 21, 2012
5:00pm to 6:00pm
How to Buy
eBook on Kindle & Nook
An eBook version of Yang
Shen
is now at Amazon and
Barnes & Noble. See the
Yang Shen website eBook
page for details

Release of Yang Shen       
Now available!
New eBook formats
Yang Shen can now be
downloaded in other eBook
formats (besides Kindle and
Nook) from Omni Lit. See
the
Yang Shen website
eBooks page
Yang Shen Videos
Three videos related to Yang
Shen
can be seen now on
YouTube.

Yang Shen Book Trailer
An introduction to the story
told in
Yang Shen and the
players in Shanghai in
1860 (2.3 min, 44MB).

Yang Shen
Media page.

China in 1860
A brief overview of the
history underlying the novel
Yang Shen, giving the reader
the historical context of
China's Ch'ing (Qing)
dynasty, the Opium Wars,
Treaty Ports, and
the Taiping Rebellion. A
painless introduction to
complex times (7 1/2 min,
108MB).
Yang Shen Media
page.

The Lower Reaches
Journey aboard the clipper
Essex to China, and the
Chinese war-steamer
Confucius up the Yangtze
River into the heart of China
following the maps in the
novel
Yang Shen and visit
the locations of the story  
(15 min, 210MB).
Yang
Shen Media page.
Buy Yang Shen at Amazon.com
Buy Yang Shen at Barnes & Noble