David Bowman

Helpful votes received on reviews: 95% (18 of 19)
Location: Shanghai, China


Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,701,565 - Total Helpful Votes: 18 of 19
Lig0sh: High Capacity 1500mAh NIKON EN-EL3e / EN E&hellip by BTBAIŪ
I bought this battery in August 2011 as a spare for my Nikon D90. It certainly wasn't as good as the official Nikon battery but was ok as a back up and has been used 2-3 times. However 12 months later the battery is flat and refuses to take any charge.
Chinese Character Fast Finder by Laurence Matthews
Chinese Character Fast Finder by Laurence Matthews
I have worked in China for 8 years and continually strive to improve my grasp of the language. I can just about read a newspaper now, albeit slowly. I have used this book since it was published and it is an essential part of my learning material (plus The Oxford Concise Dictionary, Tuttle Flash Cards..all 4 boxes, and my course books). Without the book to find a character you dont recognise requires the identification of the radical,not always obvious, and then the stroke count. This book short cuts this process and just by looking up the top or bottom half, or left or right half of a character makes identification very easy.
As it presents all the characters with the same… Read more
River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze by Peter Hessler
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
As a foreigner with a wife from Shanghai who has spent some time in China, I found Peter Hessler's account of settling into a teacher training college in Fulling, a town on the Yangtse, full of insights into the Chinese character, society and cultural background and their interaction with westerners they meet. Particularly when there are only 2 westerners in town, from the American Peace Corps. Many incidents and events are described as their relationships with both college staff & students and townspeople develop and mature. The politics of their situation is always evident and often pointless restrictions are placed in their way but it is one of the delights of the book to read how they… Read more

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