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Pam Chun

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Best-selling author Pam Chun's award-winning first novel, The Money Dragon, was named one of 2002's Best Books of Hawaii. Her second novel, When Strange Gods Call, won a 2005 Ka Palapala Po`okela Award for Excellence. She has been featured on NPR, at the Smithsonian and the National Archives, and in the documentary Hawaii's Chinatown, which premiered on Hawaii PBS. She is a veteran storyteller at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Pam lives with her husband in the San Francisco Bay Area, where her tropical flowers bloom despite fog, drought, and frost. She has one son, a U.S. diplomat stationed overseas with his family.

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"The Chinese have a saying, "You don't know where you're going if you don't know where
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The Perfect Tea Thief

One chilly night in Ireland 10 years ago, I happened to see a grainy documentary about a Scottish gardener who was sent to China with a secret mission by the Royal Horticultural Society after the Opium War in 1843. Rigid and taciturn, he despised the Chinese and couldn't wait to leave after he fulfilled his year there. But the flowers and mystery of China, called the Flowery Land by the British, s Read more of this blog post »
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Published on September 17, 2014 07:38 Tags: china, espionage, flowers, tea
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The Money Dragon

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When Strange Gods Call

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The Perfect Tea Thief

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