CHINA DREAMS by Sid Smith. London: Picador, 2008, 183 pp., £7.99 (paper)

In 2005, American journalist Sheridan Prasso published “The Asian Mystique: Dragon Ladies, Geisha Girls & Our Fantasies of the Exotic Orient.” While Prasso’s 437-page book deals mostly with real people, a comprehensive review of fiction concerning romance between Asian females and Western males could easily fill a equally voluminous work.

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