Louisa Lim spent more than ten years reporting from China, first as a print journalist based in Hong Kong, then as a correspondent with the BBC World Service. She went on to open NPR’s bureau in Shanghai in 2006 and later made her base in Beijing. The People’s Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited (Oxford, $24.95) is built around interviews with Chinese citizens who had different relationships to the events of June 4, 1989 in Tiananmen Square. Combining excellent reporting and a deep grasp of the historical context, Lim explains how, in a quarter century, the most searing protest in modern Chinese history has largely been erased from the collective consciousness, and why.

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Is a dog or cat property? Deserving of rights? Able to act morally? And what about those pesky owners who think of their pets as people, or at least as extensions of themselves? In Citizen Canine (PublicAffairs, $26.99) David Grimm explores the changing place of pets in modern life and in a country where more than 90 million households include dogs or cats. An accomplished science journalist with a doctorate in genetics, Grimm covers topics from animal psychology to a proliferation of pet-related industries to the growing political movement against animal cruelty. A lively, well-written, and fascinating read that will engage pet owners, and non-pet owners, alike.

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Charles Phan’s improbable rise to stardom in the culinary world is a Horatio Alger-like tale of a working class immigrant with supreme talent making it to the top of his profession. Phan was born in South Vietnam and fled the country with his parents when Saigon fell in 1975. After several years as refugees on Guam, they migrated to San Francisco, where Phan attended high school, took jobs waiting tables, and studied architecture at Cal. A home cook with virtually no formal training, he felt that Asian restaurants were stereotyped as cheap and uniform. So after trying several other professions, he followed his dream and opened the Slanted Door in 1996 in San Francisco’s Mission District. That restaurant was an instant hit. It has since moved to a panoramic space in the Ferry Building, but still emphasizes fresh, local, contemporary ingredients and aesthetics that reflect Phan’s interest in art and design. Sticky rice with sweet potato and shaking beef are among the favorite recipes included in The Slanted Door: Modern Vietnamese Food (Ten Speed, $40), as are the many exotic cocktails that Phan’s restaurants (he has several offshoots) have become known for. Phan is widely regarded as one of the most inventive and influential chefs in America and his new cookbook is a gorgeous and mouth-watering tribute to the modern Vietnamese cuisine he has put on America’s culinary map.
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