To the Chinese the dragon is not an evil creature, but is a god and the friend of men who worship him. He "holds in his power prosperity and peace." Ruling the waters and the winds, he sends the good rain, is hence the symbol of fecundity. In the Hsia dynasty two dragons fought a great duel until both disappeared, leaving only a fertile foam from which were born the descendants of the Hsia. Thus, the dragons came to be looked upon as the ancestors of a race of heroes. This is the story of China at War.
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The Good Earth and Pavilion of Women because they are also Pearl S. Buck books and she does an excellent job of conveying history and personalities and culture to you. Adam Verner also narrates Pavilion of Women and he is just so good to listen to.
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I didn't know what this book was going to be about except for an Asian family and the culture, I had a reaction to the war and the takeover and all the hardship this one family endured by the "enemy".
I think Pearl S. Buck is an amazing author and I can't get over how well she wrote back in the 30's and 40's. It's like poetry reading her descriptives of just about everything she writes about from a summer night to someone's face.
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