Waiting For Sunrise
Nat Tate An American Artist: 1928-1960
The Dream Lover Short Stories
Any Human Heart
The Destiny of Nathalie "X" and Other Stories
The Blue Afternoon
The New Confessions
Stars and Bars
In Ice-Cream War
On the Yankee Station and Other Stories
A Good Man in Africa
Mezzo-Soprano Ellen Malone has studied singing with her mother, Judith Malone, and is currently studying with Christina Wilson at the Australian National School of Music in Canberra. Ellen has sung oratorio, opera and recital repertoire in many different venues including St Mary's Cathedral, Llewellyn Hall, The Sydney Opera House, The Riverside Theatre, The Wesley centre and St Andrew's College. Her perfonnance experience in Theatre includes Viola in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and Peggy in Lillian Helman's Children's Hour . Recently, Ellen performed in Opera Vindaloo at the Canberra Street Theatre, performing the roles of Adalgisa, in Bellini's Norma , and supporting roles in La Boheme , and Don Giovanni .
Updated Dec 2008
The (668 CE) Fayuan Zhulin Buddhist encyclopedia elaborates this legend with Mauryan emperor Ashoka the Great sending Shilifang to China.  With the exception of Liang Qichao , most modern sinologists dismiss this Shilifang story. Some western historians believe Emperor Ashoka sent Buddhist missionaries to China, citing the (ca. 265) 13th Rock Edict that records missions to Greece, Sri Lanka , and Nepal .  Others disagree, "As far as we can gather from the inscriptions he [Ashoka] was ignorant of the very existence of China."