Books de-mystify China
2017-10-02 | By HONG XIAO in New York | chinadaily.com.cn
Stewart Lee Beck(left), author and producer of the China simplified book series and Yue-Sai Kan, Chinese American television host and producer, entrepreneur and bestselling author, present the two books of the series at a book launching party in New York on Friday night. [Photo by Hong Xiao / chinadaily.com.cn]
"The most fun and delightful way to discover more about the Chinese history and language!" Yue-Sai Kan, who is the author Stewart Lee Beck's friend, hosted the book launching party for him and said," This is the history book for people that didn't know they love history. The authors both entertain and inform with each turn of the page, to leave us with a lighthearted appreciation for the supreme depth of Chinese civilization.
Stewart Lee Beck, who has lived and worked among the Chinese for 24 years, has always wondered what it is about China that intrigues foreigners like him so much.
And why, with all that's been written and said about the land, is China still so misperceived and misunderstood?
The two questions became the genesis of his China Simplified project.
The project aims to explore and demystify China and its people for the rest of the world.