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  • omabi_us
    Hi Jieming, Maybe research is the best part of writing! All the best, Omabi ... I ... that I ... There s a ... be ... myself ... even ... ...
    Message 1 of 11 , Oct 1, 2006
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      Hi Jieming, Maybe research is the best part of writing!
      All the best, Omabi

      --- In DragonSeedLegacy@yahoogroups.com, "kitmengleong" <kmleong@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > Hi Omabi!
      >
      > Yes I have. Some of the comments from people who've bought copies
      > have been extremely flattering and that never ceases to amaze me as
      I
      > feel that it's somewhat undeserved. It's just a history book on
      > catapults with some pretty pictures sprinkled around!
      >
      > The book is currently sold in Singapore by Caesars & Renaissance
      > Empire (Swords, Arms & Armour), in the US by RLT Publishing & Amazon
      > (Dec 2006) and hopefully if my discussions go through, by Caliver
      > Books in the UK by Xmas 2006.
      >
      > Other than that, I've been selling autographed copies off my website
      > and it's quite interesting where my books have been mailed off to!
      >
      > I haven't actually started on my translations of the Jianshu yet but
      > hope to start soon. That should be a fairly challenging project as
      > many of the terms are quite technical. I also need to trace the
      > original source illustrations of this Republican era manuscript
      that I
      > have. I'm hoping that it's from the Ming Dynasty Wubeizhi.
      There's a
      > full copy at the National Univ. of Singapore library. I need to go
      > and do a comparison.
      >
      > Jieming
      >
      >
      > --- In DragonSeedLegacy@yahoogroups.com, "omabi_us" <goatmountain@>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > Hi Jieming,
      > >
      > > Looks like you are receiving good reviews on "Chinese Siege
      > > Warfare." I'm sure the translation you're considering will also
      be
      > > well received. Translations are so important to people like
      myself
      > > who must depend on secondary sources to do their research!
      > >
      > > As to a target publication date for Leong Kit Kee . . . I'm not
      even
      > > sure of a target date for completion of the manuscript. :) Omabi
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In DragonSeedLegacy@yahoogroups.com, "kitmengleong"
      <kmleong@>
      > > wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Hi Omabi,
      > > >
      > > > That sounds great! Quite a lot of research has gone into your
      > > books.
      > > > I think the next one on Leong Kit Kee should be very
      interesting.
      > > > When are you targeting that to be published?
      > > >
      > > > I'm not sure yet. I might try something different this time
      and am
      > > > thinking of translating some of the old (China) Republican era
      books
      > > > on the 2-handed sword which have never been published in English
      > > > before instead.
      > > >
      > > > Jieming
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > --- In DragonSeedLegacy@yahoogroups.com, "omabi_us"
      <goatmountain@>
      > > > wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > Hi Jieming,
      > > > > "The Warlord's Alarm," my children's book based on the
      water
      > > clock,
      > > > > just came out this month. I have been traveling around
      > > California
      > > > > some doing signings at schools, bookstores and a children's
      > > > > festival.
      > > > > At the festival a man who had been a teacher in Laos came
      up
      > > and
      > > > > taught me to multiply on my abacus. One of my books, "The
      > > Warlord's
      > > > > Beads," is based on the counting frame and I display an
      abacus
      > > and
      > > > > show how to use it to count. I had learned to add, subtract,
      > > multiply
      > > > > and divide with the beads when I was in college . . . but
      hadn't
      > > used
      > > > > those skills in many years.
      > > > > Work on the biography of the Chinese/California blacksmith
      > > Leong
      > > > > Kit Kee, progresses slowly. I am trying to document
      everything
      > > very
      > > > > carefully. I am presently savoring two books I just
      > > purchased: "Songs
      > > > > of Gold Mountain, Cantonese Rhymes from San Francisco
      Chinatown"
      > > > > Marlon K. Hom; and "Chinese American Voices From the Gold
      Rush to
      > > the
      > > > > Present" Judy Yung, Gordon Chang and Him Mark Lai. These
      books
      > > help
      > > > > me better understand life in California in the days of the
      gold
      > > rush.
      > > > > Are you planning another book, Jieming?
      > > > > Omabi
      > > > > --- In DragonSeedLegacy@yahoogroups.com, "kitmengleong"
      > > <kmleong@>
      > > > > wrote:
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Hi Omabi,
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Thanks! How's your latest book coming along?
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Jieming
      > > > > >
      > > > > > --- In DragonSeedLegacy@yahoogroups.com, "omabi_us"
      > > <goatmountain@>
      > > > > > wrote:
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > CONGRATULATIONS! Omabi
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > -- In DragonSeedLegacy@yahoogroups.com, "kitmengleong"
      > > <kmleong@>
      > > > > > > wrote:
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > Just letting you guys know that my book has been
      > > published!
      > > > > Yay!
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > "Chinese Siege Warfare: Mechanical Artillery & Siege
      > > Weapons of
      > > > > > > > Antiquity - An illustrated history"
      > > > > > > > ISBN 981-05-5380-3
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > Cheers,
      > > > > > > > Leong Kit Meng (Liang Jieming)
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > >
      > > > > >
      > > > >
      > > >
      > >
      >
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