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Hock G. Tjoa was born to Chinese parents and studied history at Brandeis and Harvard. He taught European history and Asian political thought at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur. He is married and lives with his family in the Sierra Nevada foothills of California.

He published in 2010 The Battle of Chibi (Selections from The Romance of the Three Kingdoms) that he had translated, and in 2011, Heaven is High and the Emperor Far Away, A Play that he translated and adapted from Lao She's Teahouse. Both are part of his project to make more widely known traditional Chinese values. In 2013, he published The Chinese Spymaster and The Ingenious Judge Dee, a Play.

Agamemnon Must Die was published (see reviews) November 1.

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The Chinese Spymaster
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The phrase "an impertinence to praise" was invented for a book like this.

About thirty years ago, Salman Rushdie published Shame. It was preceded byMidnight's Childrenwhich seemed to address India's Independence and its aftermath and labored under its self-imposed "blockbuster" status. It was followed by The Satanic Verses which bore the tortured burden of explaining Islam to English readers, pe... Read more of this blog post »
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Eastern Ocean, South Sea (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Dec 11, 2014 02:57PM
Description: This novel is the second in <i>The Chinese Spymaster</i> series
THE CHINESE SPYMASTER, v. 1, OPERATION KASHGAR (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Oct 03, 2014 04:13PM
Description: Pashtuns, the Chinese Intelligence Agency, unlikely allies, internal rivalries, match-making "old friends"; how the Spymaster copes.
Agamemnon Must Die (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Jul 08, 2014 12:08PM
Description: Returning from ten years fighting the Trojan War, King Agamemnon expected to resume the throne of Mycenae from the regency of his wife Clytemnestra. Instead he is assassinated. This novel is loosely based on Aeschylus' Oresteia trilogy.
THE INGENIOUS JUDGE DEE (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Dec 03, 2012 12:26PM
Description: A drama based on detective stories featuring a historical Chinese Judge/DA
Heaven is High and the Emperoro is Far Away (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Jun 01, 2011 05:19PM
Description: A play set in a teahouse in Beijing before 1950; actually an adaptation of Lao She's Teahouse.
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Hello Hock,
It's such a pleasure having you for a friend. I am looking forward to reading your work! Thank you and best wishes.
Warmest regards,
CJ

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Robert Thanks for the friend request, Hock.


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