Sino-American Tales

2 books in series
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Tienkuo Publisher's Summary

In Tienkuo: The Heavenly Kingdom, author Li Bo has drawn on his knowledge of East Asian civilization to transport listeners to 19th-century China. There a massive civil war is tearing the Qing dynasty apart.

At the heart of the rebellion is the mysterious Taiping Tienkuo, the Heavenly Kingdom of Great Peace. The Heavenly Kingdom is the center for the Taipings, a religious and political movement determined to overthrow Confucian rule and establish a government based on semi-Christian beliefs. Leading the revolt is a man who claims to be the younger brother of Jesus Christ himself.

The Heavenly Kingdom is home to the devout, the zealous, and the courageous. Some regard them as mere rebels but others as visionaries.

For Jason Brandt, the son of a Hong Kong missionary, the Heavenly Kingdom holds an undeniable allure. Accompanied by his best friend, Wu Sek-chong, and the beautiful and stubborn Black Jade, the young man sets off to see the Heavenly Kingdom for himself.

In the great journey ahead, all three travelers will be tested as they confront their hidden desires and doubts. Could there be catastrophic consequences in the gripping adventure unfolding before them?

©2017 Steven Leibo (P)2017 Steven Leibo
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  • Book 1

    • Tienkuo

    • The Heavenly Kingdom
    • By: Li Bo
    • Narrated by: Jack Nolan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Tienkuo: The Heavenly Kingdom, author Li Bo has drawn on his knowledge of East Asian civilization to transport listeners to 19th-century China. There a massive civil war is tearing the Qing dynasty apart.

    • The Heavenly Kingdom
    • By: Li Bo
    • Narrated by: Jack Nolan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Release date: 09-05-17
    • 5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Beyond the Heavenly Kingdom

    • Sino-American Tales, Book 2
    • By: Li Bo
    • Narrated by: Jack Nolan
    • Length: 18 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Beyond the Heavenly Kingdom is the second book in a series set in the mid-19th century and follows Tienkuo: The Heavenly Kingdom, which traced the lives of Jason Brandt; his wife, Black Jade; and his scholar friend Wu Sek-chong during the Chinese Civil War. In this second novel, Brandt and Black Jade travel from Shanghai to Boston in the years following the American Civil War. Americans of that era, increasingly anxious about competition from lower wage Chinese immigrants, demanded an end to all immigration from China.

    Regular price: $24.95