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About the book (A teaser) "Crossing the Seas: A Diary of My Thoughts" "We can forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." -- Plato "A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality." ---John Lennon " Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader. " - Tacitus As long as you are a ...more
Paperback, 328 pages
Published October 8th 2012 by Authorhouse
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Mary
Nov 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thoughts are powerful. Thoughts have meaning. Everyone has different views and opinions. With Yuehai`s Crossing the Seas; A Diary of My Thoughts, it just does that. It a 2 year journey in his life. He takes you on his a path of thoughts, feelings, and important subjects. It didn't take me long to finish this book. It was truly a page turner and make me think of each and every word that was written. ...more
Melissa Robinson
Dec 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Yuehai Xiao's Crossing the Seas: A Diary of My Thoughts is a brilliantly written book. The book written in diary format, which for one I personally love made it so easy to read and to absorb. I feel absorbance is the purpose. When we absorb things we become forced to think about them. Thought is a power motivator in life. People in this world are no longer free thinkers. We watch exactly what is put in front of us, and we accept it as gospel.


When you read this book you know acceptance is not o
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kindle Promoter
Nov 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
The author’s thought-provoking monograph “Crossing the Seas” seemed to have inspired lots of people in education, pop culture, and politics. “Instead of helping our students improve the ‘hard drive’capacity of their minds , namely, the amount of knowledge, we strive to help them upgrade the ‘CPU’of their minds, namely, the information processing ability and such skills as analytical thinking, critical thinking, logical reasoning, creative thinking, and problem solving,”The author argued in his b ...more
Laurie
Dec 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
�Thousands of people are dying in a world with wars,hunger, diseases, and tons of other real world issues... Humanitarian aids help; but ultimately people need to be set free physically, mentally and financially,� Xiao argues in his book. �Even after Dr. Martin Luther King was shot, his dreams are still alive and have been passed to the next generation to pursue freedom, democracy, equality, justice, peace, and prosperity. Thanks to his wake-up call and pains-taking efforts, modern society is mu ...more
Tiffany
Dec 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The author Yuehai Xiao seems to be passionate about freedom and social justice, as demonstrated through his writing. Extending his passion for social justice from education to politics, in October 2012, Yuehai published this 318-page book titled "Crossing the Seas: A Diary of My Thoughts" in Bloomington, Indiana. The book is a collection of inspiring, awakening and profound thoughts Yuehai shared on Facebook, as well as stunning interactions with top political and business leaders, celebrities a ...more
Alison
Dec 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"Crossing the Seas: A Diary of my Thoughts" is a thought provoking book with quotes from many influential people who have made a difference in history such as Martin Luther King. People are starting to embrace freedom of thought and living the way they want to without being indoctrinated by society. We live in a world full of rules and expectations and we can find ourselves crushed when life does not deliver what we were promised. More and more people are making choices for themselves such as ho ...more
Mark
Dec 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
“Crossing the Seas” is a great book in the truest sense. The book though laid out in an unconventional sense with journal entries as a diary  spanning over time, is easy to follow. Truly inspiring indeed gives an insight into the inequalities the world is plagued with, torn between war and peace , it is a book very suggestive to the young mind , to shape of the real practical issues we are facing.

This book is highly recommended for anyone thinking to wake up their mind and thoughts. It inspired
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Nitin Sharma
Dec 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Crossing the Seas: A Diary of My thoughts by Yuehai Xiao is a great eye opener. It is far from the fancy fiction books by many other authors and a real tale of what the actual world is all about.It is deeply inspirational and the book is laid out in the form of dairy entries , easy to follow.

This book with awakening thoughts gives a sense of the plagued problems in the world, so much of inequality in distribution of wealth and resources. Innocent lives lost due to war as the leaders run in searc
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Jenny
Dec 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book is the author Yuehai�s collection of blog posts and Facebook entries where he has shared his thoughts and his connections with top celebrities, political leaders and scholars in Asia, America and Europe. On his blog he wrote about subjects such as: Prisons with no Walls and Reflections of Karl Marx works. His posts and quotes have inspired some celebrities to write songs or make movies after reading his writing. There are many positive and thought provoking quotes throughout the book w ...more
Tamara
Dec 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book was covered by quite a few websites and newspapers in both the US and China. The blue cover of the book even appeared on the Facebook pages of the White House and of President Obama. His name was mentioned in the E-newsletter of the website of President Clinton, who thanked him for his contributions. His twitter account is followed by quite a few public accounts including Oprah�s Book Club, American Idol, Harvard, Yale, Columbia University, US Education, and some public figures.
Savannah
Sep 11, 2014 rated it did not like it
No. Just no.

I found this book to be poorly edited and at least 75% of the content was either a reworded repeat of something previously stated or absolutely irrelevant.
Kadek Ary Wicaksana
Aug 13, 2014 rated it did not like it
I actually finished this book on February last year, but only now I can write a review. This is my first review here, not a thorough one, I usually just buy a book, finish them, and rate them. But I just have got to comment on this one because I want you to save your money and time. So, I thought I read a different book since everyone here, on amazon, and other places gave 5 stars. I felt very disappointed, deceived by the reviews I've read. There's no such thing as "depth", "awakening thoughts" ...more
Allison
Dec 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
We only have to look at the way things are changing in the world to see that people want change. They are working remotely having more time to relax, home schooling to educate children the way they choose, immigration is high as people search for a better lifestyle. I liked how the author advocates peace and quotes John Lennon from the Beatles on occasion who sang 'Imagine', If every person tried to do good deeds how much better the world would be. I would highly recommend this book and you are ...more
Jacky
Dec 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful book

Before my view on life is negative, after reading this book, I found my view on life has changed, I became very active, I began to find life very interesting, and I start building my love for life. I begin to believe myself that I can achieve my dreams.

Many thanks to the author of this book, it inspired me, make my life more interesting, and also now I have the passion to realize my dreams.
Darci
Dec 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Social justice in the context of education refers to a belief that all students should be taught and treated equitably, regardless of their social, ethnic or economic backgrounds. Hence the key is to treat all students equally and help the poor or minority students to learn. As an instructor, a researcher, and a writer, the author Yuehai Xiao has been making every effort to empower his college students and the readers of his book to become autonomous, self-driven life time learners.
Teresa
Dec 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
his philosophical views and positive quotes by influential people in history. Through reading this book, we as a society are waking up to the indoctrination we have through schooling, church, media and other sources. This book isn't trying to cause a revolt but will make you think more positively and through this you may find yourself making changes in your life.
Cynthia
Dec 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
his philosophical views and positive quotes by influential people in history. Through reading this book, we as a society are waking up to the indoctrination we have through schooling, church, media and other sources. This book isn't trying to cause a revolt but will make you think more positively and through this you may find yourself making changes in your life.
Kelly
Dec 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Nice book

A very nice book to tell us its special thinking about life, dreams, the world, and it uses different ways to show us.

I watch it everyday, and I super love it, I would buy more for my families, it is a very good book.
Amanda
Dec 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
on politics, education, communication, psychology, religion and mind reading. Yuehai is an editorial board member and manuscript reviewer of TESL-EJ, an international-refereed academic journal of UC Berkeley. President Clinton thanked him in a newsletter for his contributions.
Kelli
Dec 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
�Crossing the Seas :A Diary of My Thoughts� is an inspiring book. It is about mind reading,
Veronica
Dec 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book is not just a collection of mundane ramblings. The author Yuehai Xiao has expressed
Mary
Dec 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
I am impressed by the depth, the scope, the content, the awakening thoughts and innovative ideas of this book.
Angela
Dec 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book is not just a collection of mundane ramblings. The author Yuehai Xiao has expressed
Paula
Dec 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is truly an exceptional book that sets a high bar for independent,critical thinking with thoughts and ideas that worth spreading.
Steven
Dec 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love this book

This book is awesome, I love the way how it teaches me to live positively, and to believe in life, and make life better, the thought from the writer it is awesome.
Barbara
Dec 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Truly an astounding read!
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Brandi
Dec 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
which according to the author is as challenging as reading books. It includes the author�s thoughts
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