November 22, 2017

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Boxers & Saints — Or, What Defines “Book” Anyway?

I had hoped to post this before the NBA was announced, but fate (and also one very lively 6-year-old) intervened, and then intervened some more. Regardless, here’s a verbatim transcript of my thinking when I finished Boxers & Saints: Wow. Also, hmmm. I read the two volumes back to back in the intended order, and […]

Roundtable: Boxers & Saints

Gene Luen Yang’s two-volume set Boxers & Saints is one of the most talked-about books of the year—the internet is dotted with reviews of the book and interviews with Yang—and when we started talking among ourselves, we quickly realized that we all had plenty to say—and we didn’t always agree. So we decided to put […]

A Twice-Told Tale of Rebellion in China | Gene Luen Yang’s ‘Boxers & Saints’

In ‘Boxers’ and ‘Saints,’ two new graphic novels from the Gene Luen Yang, the author examines the Boxer Rebellion from both sides of the conflict. In this interview, the author comments, “the more I learned, the more ambivalent I felt….I could sympathize with both sides.”

Review | Boxers & Saints

Boxers & Saints By Gene Luen Yang Colored by Lark Pien First Second American Born Chinese creator Gene Luen Yang’s two new graphic novels can be read separately from each other, but that doesn’t mean that they should be. Boxers and its companion volume, Saints, tell individual stories about two young people during China’s Boxer […]