GeneralRichard enjoys reading, writing, painting, soccer, and the arts. He has traveled all over the world and is always looking for the next exotic destination.
BooksClassics, literary fiction, suspense, biographies, etc. Also read tons of magazines and newspapers including Time, Harvard Business Review, Newsweek, The Economist, People, New York Time, etc.
HeroesBig and small - those who contributed to society in the arts, law, politics, business, etc.
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About me:RICHARD QUAN is a novelist, a law graduate, and a Killing Fields survivor. Since the day that he was born his country underwent one of history's most tragic political and social revolution. At a young age when most young Americans are learning ABCs, Richard had to abandon his home in the city and was forced to labor in a communist system that had killed millions. In the agricultural commune where Richard labored nights and days he witnessed other children his age underwent psychological and physical tortures. At the outbreak of war when Vietnam invaded Cambodia in the late '70s, Richard witnessed more tragedies unfold as soldiers slaughtered each other and hundreds and thousands of civilians fled the battlefield. His journey was long and adventurous. Since he left Cambodia in the late '70s, he has being in an attempted boat escape in South China Sea; studied International and Human Rights & Refugee Law at Oxford University, studied Psychology at Duke University; studied photography and painting under renowned artists and photographers from the U.S. and/or from Russia; and traveled to the far edge of the earth from the tip of Indochina to the jungle of Mexico to the Great Wall of China. __________________________________________________________________________________ PUBLISHED NOVEL ("SIREN'S SILENCE"): "I named a tree after Siren. She stood between two other oaks. Her barren trunk bulged from the earth and twirled high into the sky like the figure of a farmer's wife sowing seed. On windy nights, she swayed gently with a light sweeping motion, taunting me with her playful hairline branches. Perhaps she was trying to tell me something. Perhaps she was attempting to shake free the great evil that had consumed her life."--Book excerpt from "SIREN'S SILENCE" (A NOVEL BY RICHARD QUAN) ______________________________________________________________________________ *****BOOK REVIEW: "Siren's Silence is a suspenseful odyssey...Utterly compelling from cover to cover." --Midwest Book Review ______________________________________________________________________________ *****BOOK REVIEW: "With the same powerful depiction as found in such novels as...Tolstoy's 'War & Peace'" ---The Mid-South Tribune ______________________________________________________________________________ PUBLISHED NON-FICTION: "HANDBOOK FOR IMMIGRANTS: U.S. LAWYERS, VISAS & RESOURCES" by Richard Quan. This book guides you through the labyrinth of immigration law and travel-related issues with concise and easy-to-understand explanations. In addition to the clearly defined chapters, this book also includes a thorough subject-matter index, an easy to access table of contents, and a comprehensive listing of business, legal and government authorities to help you find answers quickly. This reference handbook is your ultimate guide for immigration and travel-related purposes. ___________________________________________________________________________ PUBLISHED ARTICLES: Richard Quan is the author of "B-52 Bombers: A Memoir", "The Boy Philosopher: Why Does Chuck Bite?", and other articles (www.impacttimes.com). ___________________________________________________________________________ WWW.QUANSCRIBEGROUP.COM (Book Editing & Proofreading)
Who I'd like to meet:Noble laureates, artists, painters, politicians, philosophers, and other changers and shapers of the world.
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