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Dori Jones Yang
Dori Jones Yang is the author of six books, including Warm Cup of Wisdom: Inspirational Insights on Relationships and Life (2014) and Daughter of Xanadu (2011), a novel about a more thoughtful Marco Polo than you will see on Netflix!

Dori is a novelist, journalist, and China expert. She worked for Business Week for fifteen years in New York, Hong Kong, and Seattle, including eight years covering China and Southeast Asia. She also covered West Coast business and technology for U.S. News & World Report.

Yang’s first book, Pour Your Heart Into It, about Starbucks, reached several bestseller lists and was translated into ten languages.

Find out more at and follow her blog here.
Warm Cup of Wisdom is a great holiday gift, available through amazon.

Entries by Dori Jones Yang

Gift Books for Thoughtful Women

(0) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 12:29 PM

Gift-giving season is upon us. The consumer frenzy doesn't appeal to me, but I do like to pick out meaningful gifts for those I love.

This year has produced a bumper crop of thoughtful advice books written for women. No, not about dieting, fashion, cosmetics, and sex. About wisdom....

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10 Steps to a Better College Application Essay for the Procrastinator

(1) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 10:54 AM

Tension is rising. Tempers are flaring. Parents are prodding. Students are snapping.

Yes, January 1 is approaching, and college application deadlines threaten to ruin the holidays for just about every family with a high school senior at home. I know. I've been there.

Rumor has it that some kids...

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Why China Is Restraining Journalists

(42) Comments | Posted March 7, 2011 | 12:46 PM

My blood ran cold when I read about how China is tracking and detaining foreign journalists. (The New York Times, "China Tracks Foreign Journalists," March 6).

Back in May and June of 1989, I was in Beijing as an American correspondent for BusinessWeek, and I can clearly...

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Can American Parents Learn From Chinese Parents?

(13) Comments | Posted January 10, 2011 | 1:08 PM

I think Amy Chua is brilliant!

She's the Yale Law School professor who wrote a book, excerpted in the Wall Street Journal weekend edition, about the superiority of Chinese parenting. Among her alleged rules: mandatory violin and piano lessons, no sleepovers, no playdates, no computer games, no grade less than...

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New Year's Resolution: Study Chinese

(15) Comments | Posted December 29, 2010 | 10:30 AM

How's this for a New Year's resolution? Study Chinese.

In 2011, it might just be better for you than exercising and losing weight! Plus, you'll be in good company: Another person studying Chinese this year is Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, Time's Person of the Year.

You already know...

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Encourage Kids to Study Practical Subjects

(38) Comments | Posted November 15, 2010 | 9:48 AM

You've heard that you need to talk to your children about drugs, about sexting, about the dangers of strangers on the Internet. But many parents don't talk to their teenagers about what they want to be when they grow up -- and how to prepare for it.

"Follow your dream."...

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