Dori Jones Yang spent most of her college years writing for The Daily Princetonian. After that, she plunged into twenty years of journalism, including eight years as Business Week’s Hong Kong bureau chief and two as West Coast technology correspondent for U.S. News and World Report. Her two years as a Princeton-in-Asia fellow in Singapore and her master’s in international studies led her to a lifelong fascination with China. She has written seven books in a variety of genres, including a business book on Starbucks, two historical novels, two children’s books, and a book of oral histories.
Her latest book, “The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball,” is a novel for readers age 10 and up about two Chinese boys sent to the United States in 1875 who adapted to American life with a family in Connecticut. Also on display is “Daughter of Xanadu,” about a fictional granddaughter of Kubla Khan who befriends Marco Polo. It shows how history looked from an Asian woman’s perspective.