Map and Running List of All Books Read
China: Shelley Parker-Chan, The Radiant Emperor Duology. Published in 2023, set in 1345. #1 takeaway: identity is fluid. shelleyparkerchan.com.
Russia: Alexander Pushkin, translated Stanley Mitchell, Eugene Onegin. Published in 1833, this translation published 2008, set in the 1820s. #1 takeaway: Russia is Russian, not just European. wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_Onegin.