A first-hand account of China’s cultural revolution. Nien Cheng, an anglophile and fluent English-speaker who worked for Shell in Shanghai under Mao, was put under house arrest by Red Guards in 1966 and subsequently jailed. All attempts to make...
Location(s): China, Cuba (Republic of), Finland, Madrid
Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
Era(s): Mid 20th Century
In 1937, courageous and independent Martha Gellhorn travels to Madrid to report on the atrocities of the Spanish Civil War, and finds herself drawn to the stories of ordinary people caught in devastating conflict. She also finds herself unexpectedly...
Location(s): China, Tibet, Wales
ROWLAND EVANS has led a truly remarkable life, but his seventieth year saw his driven, purposeful walk brought to an abrupt halt amidst the concerns and attitudes of the world to those “of a certain age”. In this lyrical...
Location(s): Hong Kong, London
Genre(s): Romance, Suspense
Career-driven fashion designer Celeste Broady meets the man of her dreams while traveling in Thailand. Alex Renshaw seems to have it all: the charm, the charisma and the wealth. After a whirlwind wedding, they move to Hong Kong and...
Location(s): Hong Kong, United States (USA)
Professor Chandra is an expert at complex problems. There’s just one he can’t crack: the secret of happiness In the moments after the bicycle accident, Professor Chandra doesn’t see his life flash before his eyes, but his life’s work....
Location(s): Hong Kong, Shanghai
Era(s): late 1800s-present
A high position bestowed by China’s empress dowager grants power and wealth to the Sun family. For Isabel, growing up in glamorous 1930s and ’40s Shanghai, it is a life of utmost privilege. But while her scholar father and...
Genre(s): Short Stories
Era(s): Later 20th Century
From one of China’s most famous contemporary writers, who celebrated novel To Live catapulted him to international fame, here is a stunning collection of stories, selected from the best of Yu Hua’s early work, that shows his far-reaching influence...