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How to Buy
eBook on Kindle & Nook
An eBook version of Yang
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
Yang Shen website
eBooks page
Yang Shen Videos
Three videos related to Yang
can be seen now on

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,
Yang Shen Media

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
Yang Shen and visit
the locations of the story  
(15 min, 210MB).
Shen Media page.
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