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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) in 2014.

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This book is addressed to children aged five to ten. It is beautifully produced with illustrations by the author herself. The story is uncomplicated. A poor girl, Padme, grows up in a rich household. Her task is to sweep which is all she does, all day long, all life long, for her demanding employers. But she is grateful to have work and a place to live.

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The Ninja and the Diplomat (Mystery & Thrillers)
2 chapters   —   updated Sep 21, 2015 04:46PM
Description: This novel is the second in <i>The Chinese Spymaster</i> series
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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 CHINESE SPYMASTER, v. 1, OPERATION KASHGAR (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: Pashtuns, the Chinese Intelligence Agency, unlikely allies, internal rivalries, match-making "old friends"; how the Spymaster copes.
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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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“Even the false accusations of a person of dubious morality can taint the reputation of an upright servant.”
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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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