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A FANTASY ADVENTURE STORY INSPIRED BY HISTORIC EVENTS BETWEEN USA AND CHINA (1783-1785) Two hundred and thirty years ago, a sixteen year old American orphan never imagined that there was a connection between him and China. Blessed by George Washington, the ship “Empress of China” began her virgin voyage from New York to Guangzhou, China’s thriving trade hub on the silk route. The voyage has changed everything for the orphan. ·How did the American Revolutionary War hero’s son overcame all adversities and opened the door to exotic China's trade for America’s despairing economy at the time? ·Why would a legendary Captain pick an orphan to join the important mission as a member of the crew of “Empress of China”? ·What a magical and philosophical world was awaiting for him through this extraordinary voyage? ·Was a legendary dragon impersonated as a little lizard protecting the royal blood of a Chinese Emperor? ·Who was the philosophical girl who is heir to the fortunes? ·Did he finally realize why such a trajectory leads him to find his destiny, and who he really is? *Empress of China: the first American ship to sail from the newly independent United States to China, opening what is known today as the Old China Trade. Author: Xingyu Meng Ph.D, is a visiting professor at Bryant University, Rhode Island, USA and an Associate Professor of Chinese Literature in Guangzhou Medical University, China. As a culture scholar, her books include “How Many Flowers Looking at Each Other across the Sea, and “The Gotheborg in Guangzhou”. She also has published papers on Chinese Culture Industry, and Inter-culture Communications. She was the Project Co-director of Guangzhou Urban Think-tank International Communication and Consultant of Guangzhou Culture Research Center. Her newest writing of Fantasy Fiction “Dances with Dragon –- The Legend of Empress of China” is inspired by a factual and historically significant happening. Blended with exciting Chinese philosophies and mythologies, this book brings a special meaning and understanding to the relationship and friendship between the US and China going back over two hundred years of important history. More information: http://theempressofchina.org
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