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  • China

    An Epic Novel

    THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER'Bravo; this is a big, complex and utterly involving portrait of 19th-century China' THE TIMESThe internationally bestselling author portrays the great clash of East and West in his new epic: ChinaChina in the nineteenth century: a proud and ancient empire forbidden to foreigners. The West desires Chinese tea above all other things but lacks the silver to buy it. ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China

    by Jung Chang ...
    Few books have had such an impact as Wild Swans: a popular bestseller which has sold more than 13 million copies and a critically acclaimed history of China; a tragic tale of nightmarish cruelty and an uplifting story of bravery and survival.Through the story of three generations of women in her own family – the grandmother given to the warlord as a concubine, the Communist mother and the daughter ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • The Shortest History of China

    by Linda Jaivin ...
    From kung-fu to tofu, tea to trade routes, sages to silk, China has influenced cuisine, commerce, military strategy, aesthetics and philosophy across the world for thousands of years.Chinese history is nothing if not messy. Heroes are also villains; prosperity mingles with violence; cultural vibrancy coexists with censorship and repression. Modern China is seen variously as an economic powerhouse, ... Read more

    $20.56 AUD

  • The Hong Kong Diaries

    by Chris Patten ...
    The diaries of the last British Governor of Hong Kong, published on the 25th anniversary of the handoverIn June 1992 Chris Patten went to Hong Kong as the last British governor, to try to prepare it not (as other British colonies over the decades) for independence, but for handing back in 1997 to the Chinese, from whom most of its territory had been leased 99 years previously. Over the next five ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

  • A Hero Born

    the bestselling Chinese fantasy phenomenon

    by Jin Yong ...
    Translated by Anna Holmwood ...
    series Legends of the Condor Heroes
    THE CHINESE "LORD OF THE RINGS" - NOW IN ENGLISH FOR THE FIRST TIME.THE SERIES EVERY CHINESE READER HAS BEEN ENJOYING FOR DECADES - 300 MILLION COPIES SOLD..ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE'S 100 BEST FANTASY NOVELS OF ALL TIME."Jin Yong's work, in the Chinese-speaking world, has a cultural currency roughly equal to that of "Harry Potter" and "Star Wars" combined" Nick Frisch, New Yorker... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Destined for War

    can America and China escape Thucydides’ Trap?

    China and the United States are heading toward a war neither wants.The reason is Thucydides’s Trap, a deadly pattern of structural stress that results when a rising power challenges a ruling one. This phenomenon is as old as history itself. About the Peloponnesian War that devastated ancient Greece, the historian Thucydides explained: ‘It was the rise of Athens and the fear that this instilled in ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • House of Kwa

    by Mimi Kwa ...
    Wild Swans meets Educated in this riveting true story spanning four generations'Revelatory and remarkable' - TRENT DALTON'Memorable and vivid' - RICHARD GLOVER'Lands with a thump in your heart' - LISA MILLAR'Heartbreaking and uplifting' - MEAGHAN WILSON ANASTASIOS'An heroic saga' - MIKE MUNRO<p... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Growing Up Jewish in China

    by Dolly Beil ...
    A colorful memoir of Jewish life in China during the first half of the twentieth century.Dolly Beil spent the first part of her life in the Chinese cities of Tsingtao (Qingdao), Mukden (Shenyang), Harbin, and Tientsin (Tianjin). Her father, owner of a jewellery store and a businessman, descended from the prominent family of Solomon Guterman, who owned an estate in Irkutsk, Russia. Her mother was ... Read more

    $11.98 AUD

  • Indelible City

    Dispossession and Defiance in Hong Kong

    by Louisa Lim ...
    The story of Hong Kong has long been obscured by competing myths: to Britain, a ‘barren rock’ with no appreciable history; to China, a part of Chinese soil from time immemorial that had at last returned to the ancestral fold. To its inhabitants, the city was a place of refuge and rebellion, whose own history was so little taught that they began mythmaking their own past.When protests erupted in ... Read more

    $29.80 AUD

  • Empress Dowager Cixi

    The Concubine Who Launched Modern China

    by Jung Chang ...
    Discover the extraordinary story of the woman who brought China into the modern age, from the bestselling author of Wild SwansIn this groundbreaking biography, Jung Chang vividly describes how Empress Dowager Cixi – the most important woman in Chinese history – brought a medieval empire into the modern age. Under her, the ancient country attained virtually all the attributes of a modern state and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Fourth Sacrifice

    A gripping hunt for the truth in this exciting mystery thriller (The China Thrillers Book 2)

    by Peter May ...
    Book 2 - China Thrillers
    THE 12 MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE LEWIS TRILOGY AND THE ENZO FILESAWARD WINNING AUTHOR OF THE CWA DAGGER IN THE LIBRARY 2021**'Peter May is one of the most accomplished novelists writing today.' Undiscovered Scotland'No one can create a more eloquently written suspense novel than Peter May.' New York Journal of BooksIn the second novel in the China s... ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister

    Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century China (From the bestselling author of Wild Swans)

    by Jung Chang ...
    *SHORTLISTED FOR THE HWA NON-FICTION CROWN 2020*Meet the three women who helped shape the course of modern Chinese history; a gripping story of sisterhood and betrayal from the bestselling author of Wild Swans.They were the most famous sisters in China. As the country battled seismic transformations these three women left an indelible mark on history.Red Sister rose to be Mao's vice-chair.<... ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Mao's Great Famine

    The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-62

    A groundbreaking history of China's Great Famine: winner of the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize 2011'A gripping and masterful portrait of the brutal court of Mao, based on new research but also written with great narrative verve' Simon Sebag Montefiore'Harrowing and brilliant' Ben Macintyre'A critical contribution to Chinese history' Wall Street JournalBetween 1958 and 1962, 45 million Chi... ... Read more

    $16.38 AUD

  • Snakehead

    The incredible heart-stopping mystery thriller case (The China Thrillers Book 4)

    by Peter May ...
    Book 4 - China Thrillers
    THE 12 MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE LEWIS TRILOGY AND THE ENZO FILESAWARD WINNING AUTHOR OF THE CWA DAGGER IN THE LIBRARY 2021**'Peter May is one of the most accomplished novelists writing today.' Undiscovered Scotland'No one can create a more eloquently written suspense novel than Peter May.' New York Journal of Books***Human trafficking and inhuman terrorism - t... ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Chinese Whispers

    The suspenseful edge-of-your-seat finale of the crime thriller saga (The China Thrillers Book 6)

    by Peter May ...
    Book 6 - China Thrillers
    THE 12 MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE LEWIS TRILOGY AND THE ENZO FILESAWARD WINNING AUTHOR OF THE CWA DAGGER IN THE LIBRARY 2021'Peter May is one of the most accomplished novelists writing today.' Undiscovered Scotland'No one can create a more eloquently written suspense novel than Peter May.' New York Journal of BooksThe Beijing Ripper m... ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Ghost Marriage

    A compact return to the thrilling crime series (A China Thriller Novella)

    by Peter May ...
    Book 7 - China Thrillers
    THE 12 MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE LEWIS TRILOGY AND THE ENZO FILESAWARD WINNING AUTHOR OF THE CWA DAGGER IN THE LIBRARY 2021**'Peter May is one of the most accomplished novelists writing today.' Undiscovered Scotland'No one can create a more eloquently written suspense novel than Peter May.' New York Journal of BooksLI YAN AND MARGARET CAMPBELL RETURN IN A NEW S... ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • One Bright Moon

    by Andrew Kwong ...
    Winner of the 2021 Michael Crouch Award, debut category of the National Biography Award: From famine to freedom, how a young boy fled Chairman Mao's China to a new life in AustraliaAndrew Kwong was only seven when he witnessed his first execution. The grim scene left him sleepless, anxious and doubtful about his commitment as a revolutionary in Mao's New China. Yet he knew if he devoted himself to ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Mao: The Unknown Story

    The most authoritative life of Mao ever written, by the bestselling author of Wild Swans, Jung Chang and her husband, historian Jon Halliday.Based on a decade of research, and on interviews with many of Mao's close circle in China who have never talked before, and with virtually everyone outside China who had significant dealings with him, this is the most authoritative life of Mao ever written. ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • When China Rules The World

    The Rise of the Middle Kingdom and the End of the Western World [Greatly updated and expanded]

    China will replace the United States as the world's dominant power. In so doing, it will not become more western but the world will become more Chinese.Jacques argues that we cannot understand China in western terms but only through its own history and culture. To this end, he introduces a powerful set of ideas including China as a civilization-state, the tributary system, the Chinese idea of race ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Buy Me the Sky

    The remarkable truth of China’s one-child generations

    by Xinran ...
    'Fast-paced and punchy ... accomplished' IndependentWith journalistic acumen and a novelist's flair, Xinran tells the remarkable stories of men and women born in China after 1979 - the recent generations raised under China's single-child policy. At a time when the country continues to transform at the speed of light, these generations of precious 'one and onlies' are burdened with expectation, yet ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Shortest History of China

    by Linda Jaivin ...
    From kung-fu to tofu, tea to trade routes, sages to silk, China has influenced cuisine, commerce, military strategy, aesthetics and philosophy across the world for thousands of years.Chinese history is sprawling and gloriously messy. It is full of heroes who are also villains, prosperous ages and violent rebellions, cultural vibrancy and censorious impulses, rebels, loyalists, dissidents and wits. ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • China: A History

    by John Keay ...
    Three thousand years of Chinese history in an accessible and authoritative single volume.Despite the recent rise of China to a position of dominance on the world economic stage, Chinese history remains an elusive subject. Yet it is this vast narrative of appalling loss, superhuman endeavour and incredible invention that has made China the superpower it is today. From the dawn of legend to the ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Shanghai 1937

    Stalingrad on the Yangtze

    by Peter Harmsen ...
    The New York Times bestseller that inspired the documentary Shanghai 1937: Where World War II Began on Public Television.At its height, the Battle of Shanghai involved nearly a million Chinese and Japanese soldiers while sucking in three million civilians as unwilling spectators—and often victims. It turned what had been a Japanese imperialist adventure in China into a general war between the two ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • On China

    For more than twenty years after the Communist Revolution in 1949, China and most of the western world had no diplomats in each others' capitals and no direct way to communicate. Then, in July 1971, Henry Kissinger arrived secretly in Beijing on a mission which quickly led to the reopening of relations between China and the West and changed the course of post-war history.For the past forty years, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD