The Beijing Family is a fictional book series about a billionaire family from Beijing making Beverly Hills their new home. It depicts a modern Chinese family adjusting to their new life in the U.S. filled with new friends and life events spiced with intriguing cultural nuances, a historical past that haunt them, modern trends they can't escape and enchanting mythology and folklore. The characters occasionally speak Mandarin too - Aiyahh!
Finished reading Marco Polo - what a great read! Upon returning from Asia, Marco found Venice at war with Republic of Genoa and was thrown in jail. Fortuitously he met fellow prisoner and famous writer, Rustichello de Pisa, whom documented his travels into The Travels of Marco Polo, which ingrained Marco into world history. If he had not been in jail, he might not have told his story!