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Acknowledgements

I want to thank the educators and scholars who assisted in this project.

Jay Mazhar for his outstanding illustrations.

Tim Xie, Ph.D., Professor and Chair in the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies at California State University, Long Beach; Bin (Yusi) Feng and Yan Xiong for their great Chinese translations; and Yingrui Wu for skillfully editing the Chinese translations.

Harold Schefski, Ph.D., Professor of Russian in the Department of Romance, German, Russian Languages & Literatures at California State University, Long Beach; Alexei Passioukov, Ludmila Passioukova, and Andrei Passioukov for their superb Russian translations.

Patricia Arteaga, Instructor of Spanish in the Department of Romance, German, Russian Languages & Literatures at California State University, Long Beach; Karla Casas, Nery Martinez, Joshua Melendez, and Carlos Angeles for their wonderful Spanish translations.

Touria El Oudiyi, Fulbright Foreign Language Instructor, and Heba Sewilam for their splendid Arabic translations.

Diane Mierzwik for her excellent editorial support.

Shiri Amram for her beautiful website.

All errors are those of the author.

Paul J. Wickham
Long Beach, California