Mainstream Contemporary Fiction

Lanterns In The Dark
   by  Bob Jackson

From Communist Revolution, through the Great Cultural Revolution, to the death Mao and the end of the Gang of Four, Rong-fang, a shy and thoughtful teacher, must learn to balance his need for both integrity and survival.   

On his journey he discovers that the love of two good women provide him the light and warmth needed to face life as his beloved China undergoes drastic and earth shattering changes.  

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Bob Jackson

Mr. Bob Jackson is an accomplished Chinese translator and writer, who has never been abroad but who has a uniquely charming and graceful style with the language that many native speakers of English would envy.

Mr. Jackson has transmitted and published in America ten translations of traditional Chinese medical classics.  Rendering TCM classics is a very demanding job because it involves knowledge of pre-modern Chinese with which few Chinese are familiar, and knowledge of a peculiar medicine that embraces not only medical lore, but also ancient oriental literature and philosophy.  Many people have tried to introduce these classics into the West, but their efforts prove to be a failure. Mr. Jackson’s works, however, have received warm welcome as the most successful translations in the West.

Recently he has applied himself to creation of romances with a view to the fact that, of the two sexes, the more tender one has proven to be the braver, the stronger, the more tenacious, the more resilient, and the more intelligent, a fact deplorably neglected by human civilization.  With this mindset, he is presently writing two historical novels about several outstanding Chinese women; both will be finished soon.

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