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The Hand, the Eye and the Heart by Zoë Marriott ePub PDF free download – This book was inspired by several versions of the traditional Chinese story of Mulan. But while the fictional “Red Empire” depicted within its pages is inspired by Chinese history and culture (in much the same way that Tolkien’s Middle Earth draws on Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Europe), The Hand, the Eye and the Heart is not intended to offer an accurate portrayal of real world China or its people during any point in that country’s long, noble history.
The Red Empire is a fairy-tale land that never was – except perhaps in dreams. Likewise, though some of the poetry depicted here owes a debt to the work of legendary poet Li Bai, it makes no claim to his genius. The author would like to thank Alice Fanchiang, Kuo Fanchiang, Kao-Han Fan, Jenni Nock, Si Jialing, Joy Chuah and Dr Pauline Park for their support and invaluable advice. A special thank you is due to Randolf M. for his brilliant personal insights. Particular gratitude is owed to my dear friends Fox Benwell and Dr Susan Ang, and to the talented and wonderful Jay Hulme, for being willing to read this huge manuscript, and for helping me to improve it in a thousand ways, large and small. Any mistakes or any lib