Under the Sun ... anything different?
“Without going out-of-doors, one may know all under heaven; without peering through windows, one may know the Way of Heaven"—Lao Zi (opening quote in Stirring Li Chao)
AS windows in their own right, books require little more than turning a page to see things that weren't all that obvious before. Not only is it possible to see into other worlds, other cultures, but into the mysterious dimension of time too.
Stirring Li Chao takes place 147 years ago. What happened then, is still happening today. Politics, economies, religion, ordinary people and the powerful elite continue to interact on many levels. "There's nothing new under the sun," said an ancient biblical voice. That phrase is usually taken to mean, things are just as bad as they ever were. In one sense, that's true. It's also a comfort in knowing that some things under the sun are very good. May these things live forever.