the years of rice and salt

The First Years is Book 10 of the novel The Years Of Rice And Salt.

Summary

Bao Xinhua joins the popular revolution of China, led by Kung Jianguo, who follows the teachings of Chinese-Japanese philosopher Zhu Isao. As the Chinese people is freed from the oppressive miltary government, the world passes through waves of modernization.

Bao moves to a pacific Fangzhang (Near where San Francisco is in our World) where he grows old and teaches and thinks about the sense of history.

World history

Widow Kang is Book 6 of the novel The Years Of Rice And Salt.

Summary

Widow Kang Tongbi feels a deep connection with wandering Buddhist monk Bao Ssu; when her son Shih falls victim to soul theft, Bao is unjustly accused and tortured to death, and Kang is sleepwalking.

Ibrahim ibn Hasam, Muslim schloar, comes to investigate. A deep bond is created between Ibrahim and Kang. Together they go through hypnotism sessions that allow them to remember their past lives together.

Ocean Continents is Book 3 of the novel The Years Of Rice And Salt.

Summary

The Wanli Emperor decided to conquer Nippon and put Admiral Kheim in charge of the war fleet; I-Chin is the chief doctor and scientist onboard.

The Haj In The Heart is Book 2 of the novel The Years Of Rice And Salt.

Summary

Kokila is brought to the world by the dai Insef in an Indian agrary village. Insef finds an abandoned girl, Bihari, and Kokila befriends her. Kokila's father arranges her marriage to Gopal. Kokila's father-in-law Shastri and brother-in-law Shardul abuse of their power as headmen of the local villages.

Awake To Emptiness is Book 1 of the novel The Years Of Rice And Salt.

Summary

Bold, a Mongol warrior in the service of the Khan Temur-i-Lang (Tamerlane) is part of a great campaign to conquer Magyar (Hungary). Upon arrival, he soon finds out that every single Magyar has died from a plague and that the cities are deserted. Atop of that, a great storm kills Temur.

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