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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
From Tea to Coffee: The Journey of an Educated Youth is a work of non-fiction in the memoir subgenre. It is suitable for the general reading audience and was penned by author Cheng Wang. The book tells the author's life story as he experiences life in China under the regime of Chairman Mao, through to his doctorate earned in the USA, leading up to his work to become a published author. Across two continents with vastly different cultures and many years of experiencing both, the author explores some of the compatibilities between the two vast powers and works to answer the question: what’s stopping the two rivals from becoming staunch allies?
This is a highly compelling story of a real person who has been a citizen of two very different cultures in their life. What was most interesting about the writing was that there was a lack of confrontation when discussing the two cultures, which is unusual considering how they are usually depicted in the media as opposing forces in the world. Perhaps it takes the perspective of someone who has actually lived a life in both cultures to notice the similarities and areas of compatibility between the two forces, a perspective that Cheng Wang brings to the table in this thoughtful discussion on his own life and accomplishments. Throughout this book, real credence is given to the idea that these two different nations could have enough common ground to form a powerful friendship. As such, I recommend From Tea to Coffee to any reader with an interest in exploring cultural ideas.