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  • 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

    $11.99 AUD $4.99 AUD

  • The Rape of Nanking

    The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II

    by Iris Chang ...
    The New York Times bestselling account of one of history's most brutal—and forgotten—massacres, when the Japanese army destroyed China's capital city on the eve of World War II, "piecing together the abundant eyewitness reports into an undeniable tapestry of horror". (Adam Hochschild, Salon)In December 1937, one of the most horrific atrocities in the long annals of wartime barbarity occurred. The ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Seven Years in Tibet

    Translated by Richard Graves ...
    A landmark in travel writing, this is the incredible true story of Heinrich Harrer’s escape across the Himalayas to Tibet, set against the backdrop of the Second World War.Heinrich Harrer, already one of the greatest mountaineers of his time, was climbing in the Himalayas when war broke out in Europe. He was imprisoned by the British in India but succeeded in escaping and fled to Tibet. Settling ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD $11.99 AUD

  • Chinese Battleship vs Japanese Cruiser

    Yalu River 1894

    by Benjamin Lai ...
    Series Book 92 - Duel
    The 1894–95 war between China and Japan, known in the West as the First Sino-Japanese War, lasted only nine months, but its impact resonates today.The Chinese Beiyang (Northern) Fleet was led by her flagship, Dingyuan, and her sister ship*, Zhenyuan*, which were the biggest in Asia; German-built armoured turret ships, they were armed with four 12in guns and two 6in guns, plus six smaller guns and ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD

  • Red Sorrow

    A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution

    by Nanchu ...
    At the outbreak of the Cultural Revolution, 13-year-old Nanchu watched Red Guards destroy her home and torture her parents, whom they jailed. She was left to fend for herself and her younger brother. When she grew older, she herself became a Red Guard and was sent to the largest work camp in China. There she faced primitive conditions, sexual harassment, and the pressure to conform. Eventually, ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • The Slightest Chance

    by Paul Letters ...
    In war, you can pretend to be someone you're not. Yet, in war, people find out who you really are.Hong Kong, 1941. Anglo-Australian civil servant Dominic Sotherly's colonial sojourn in Hong Kong becomes complicated by his double life in both war and love. Enigmatic Englishwoman Gwen Harmison possesses secrets of her own – plus an unrelenting desire for liberty.From gaiety at the Peninsula Hotel to ... Read more

    $9.99 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'A must ... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 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

    $18.99 AUD

  • 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

  • The Fourth Sacrifice

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

    by Peter May ...
    Series 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*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.Little S... ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Mao's Great Famine

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

    WINNER OF THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE'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 Chinese people were worked, starved or beaten to death.... ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Snakehead

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

    by Peter May ...
    Series 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 ...
    Series 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 ...
    Series 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

    $16.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • With the Falling of the Dusk

    The compelling and powerful bestselling book by critically acclaimed journalist and author of Talking to My Country and The Queen is Dead

    by Stan Grant ...
    A deeply powerful, poetic and compelling book on the challenges facing our world, from one of Australia's most experienced journalists and international commentators, Stan Grant.History is turning.In only a few short decades, we have come a long way from Francis Fukuyama's declaration of the 'end of history' and the triumph of liberal democracy in 1989. Now, with the inexorable rise of China, the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 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

    $19.99 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

    $19.99 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

  • 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

    $19.99 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

    $22.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Last Manchu

    The Autobiography of Henry Pu Yi, Last Emperor of China

    by Henry Pu Yi ...
    In 1908 at the age of two, Henry Pu Yi ascended to become the last emperor of the centuries-old Manchu dynasty. After revolutionaries forced Pu Yi to abdicate in 1911, the young emperor lived for thirteen years in Peking’s Forbidden City, but with none of the power his birth afforded him. The remainder of Pu Yi’s life was lived out in a topsy-turvy fashion: fleeing from a Chinese warlord, becoming ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD