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Hock G. Tjoa

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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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A writer has to be engaged in what he/she writes. Personally, I could not write with an eye out for a potential audience. I write because something bugs me or enthralls me; it demands that I pay attention and sort something out in my mind and perhaps on paper. Recently it had to do with some Mycenaean myths. But that is so last year.

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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
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)
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Description: A drama based on detective stories featuring a historical Chinese Judge/DA
Heaven is High and the Emperoro is Far Away (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: A play set in a teahouse in Beijing before 1950; actually an adaptation of Lao She's Teahouse.
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