TAIPEI, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "Losing Plum Blossom", a Novel by Eleanor B. Morris Wu and Published by BookBaby, is the Story of War, Peace and Love in the Tumultuous Asian Region in the Post War Era.
Clarissa, a Vietnam war widow from Indiana, travels to Taiwan to be in the same place where her air force pilot husband was deployed before he was shot down over China. Distraught and lonely, Clarissa falls madly in love with the handsome, charismatic half Taiwanese, half Japanese doctor, Ahmed, who is treating her for her back ailments. The son of a Japanese war criminal who was commandant of the POW camp in Taiwan during WWII, Ahmed was the victim of traumatic sexual abuse by Chinese soldiers who liberated Taiwan from the Japanese after the war and is unable to relate to women. Caught in a vortex of seemingly unrequited love, Clarissa finds solace in the attention of a glamorous American intelligence agent living in Taiwan.
"Losing Plum Blossom" by Lancaster PA native and Harvard grad, Eleanor Morris Wu, is populated by a host of unforgettable characters. Published by BookBaby, it is the not to miss novel of East meets West in the modern era.
Eleanor B. Morris Wu also narrated the intellectual processes which led her to decoding, for the first time in 3000 years, the language of the Chinese I Ching as rational and scientific. This paved the way for her to discern the secrets of the ancient Chinese science.
Once despised by the 19th and 20th century scientists, I Ching was regarded as "primitive" and "nonsense". However, only since westerners discovered DNA in the 1950's would they have been able to appreciate ancient Chinese science:
''After successfully decoding the I Ching language, I realized it was logical and could be used for scientific purposes. When parsed, it could even be used to calculate and explain electron exchanges on molecules on DNA double helix. Having established that, the language of the I Ching was a bone fide language of science, could I confirm that ancient Chinese science was not superstition and fortune telling, but an actual science.
''The basis of ancient Chinese science was the theory of the immutable five elements: fire, water, metal, wood and earth, equally applicable to all aspects of the cosmos determined by the theory of analogous synonyms. Long dismissed by Western scientists as 'primitive science' by 'primitive people', the discovery of DNA has necessitated that we change this opinion. DNA is composed of any number of just one single molecule composed of only five elements; carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen and phosphorous. Every living thing on this planet is composed of these five elements making up the DNA molecules which determine the characteristics of all living things and give them life -- from elephants to the common garden weed. Combining into more and more complex organizations, the DNA five element molecules comprise more and more complex downstream products -- from elephant tusks to the human brain. But always only these five elements make up these products. Differences between them exist in an infinite number of areas by the theory of analogous synonyms. In addition to having established that, the amazing correlation of element systems of vastly different scales and functions, through both simple number count of elements and spatial topography, calls into question to the validity of Western measuring and reality assessment systems taken for granted in the West since the time of the ancient Greeks.''
The Ancient Chinese Science and the Chinese I Ching and Their Relevance to Our World Today and Losing Plum Blossom are available here.