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Introducing "Warm Cup of Wisdom"

CupOfWisdomCoverSmallEast West Insights announces the publication of WARM CUP OF WISDOM: Inspirational Insights on Relationships and Life.

Author Dori Jones Yang sits down with nine women she admires as wise and asks personal questions about how to navigate the second half of life.

With humility, honesty, and humor, these nine women open their lives to her with warm advice and touching stories. You'll find here a remarkable variety of insights about how to improve relationships, cope with tough emotions, navigate rocky transitions at midlife, and achieve a sense of calm and contentment.

This book provides a roadmap and a challenge for you to embark on your own "wisdom project." You will find wisdom all around you, if you dare to ask.

Dori speaks at Independent Book Publishers panel

"Beyond the Click: There's More to Publishing than Uploading a File" was the topic of a panel of experts including Dori Jones Yang at the Independent Book Publishers Association conference in Chicago on Friday, April 26, 2013. Here is a link to the full audio recording of the panel discussion.

She spoke as an author who has published three books through traditional publishers and also self-published four books through her own imprint, East West Insights.

 IBPA's "Publishing University" attracted publishing professionals from all over the United States with information-packed seminars developed and led by industry leaders. This year's opening keynote speaker was Guy Kawasaki, whose latest book, APE: Author-Publisher-Entrepreneur, is a hands-on how-to about self-publishing. The conference theme was "Discoverability: How to Reach Your Reader and Sell More Books." 

New website, new books

Welcome to my new website! With updated information and formatting, this website is now easy to read on mobile devices. It's also easy to expand to include my future books, as they are published.

Behind the scenes, I've been working on three new books: a children's book for ages 10-12 about a unique experiment in Chinese-American history; the memoirs of an unusual Chinese woman who married an American man and suffered during the Cultural Revolution; and a book on growing wiser. Two of them are on track for publication in 2014. Watch this space!

Cocoons of Silk


Just published: Cocoons of Silk: A True Romance from 1930s China

Any reader with a romantic heart and curiosity about life in China during the early 20th century will find this true story fascinating. A Chinese man recalls the tangled love story that wrapped him in cocoons of silk in his youth and caused him to make what we'd call today unwise decisions. A gifted young teacher with a flair for writing music and street dramas during a turbulent time in Chinese history, he rebels against the old-fashioned custom of arranged marriages. But in that era, love matches were scandalous, and those who sent love letters left themselves open to blackmail.

How will he disentangle himself? And how will it change his life forever?  The book is now available here. Check out the reviews on

Dori Jones Yang and her husband, Paul, translated this memoir from Chinese into English and arranged for publication. We think you'll enjoy it!

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