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On the street in Suzhou
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News from Shanghai Lady

Walking the streets of China offers all sorts of surprises. Like this row of jolly men standing outside a packed restaurant in Suzhou. 

Suzhou is the hometown of my heroine Anyi and her brother Kang in my novel, The Dancing Girl and the Turtle. Women from Suzhou were once prized as courtesans for their soft accents. How do I know? Check out this week's post.

Last week, I wrote about one of the family ghosts who lives on in my novel: The Dancing Girl

For the final post of 2016, I'll be treating you to a Christmas dinner, Southern California meets Chinatown style. Stay tuned! 

This bad boy is not a member of my family but the infamous gangster Du "Big Ears" Yuesheng. Learn more about him and the real deal on Old Shanghai in this week's post: A Readling List
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