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For Karen Ma's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Geling Yan draws from life in a tale 
of women in war

Books Dec 12, 2015

Geling Yan draws from life in a tale 
of women in war

At the opening of Chinese-American author Geling Yan's best-selling novel "Little Aunt Crane," a 16-year-old girl by the name of Tatsuru, or "Crane," escapes a mass suicide that Japanese elders in a Manchurian village order to preserve their honor. The young girl's problems, however, ...