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War and Peace
Date of Review: 
Sep.07.2003
Reviewer: 
William Kowinski
Source: 
San Francisco Chronicle

As far back as her late 1980s television interview with Bill Moyers, Maxine Hong Kingston talked about reimagining the contents of ancient China’s three Books of Peace—instructions on how to avoid war and induce tranquility that, according to legend, were all deliberately burned by incoming emperors.