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Kathmandu

Kathmandu

Author(s): Luke Richardson

Location(s): Hong Kong, Kathmandu

Genre(s): Mystery

Era(s): Contemporary

When Jamie’s colleague and former lover goes missing, the police start to ask questions. After a panicked call comes to light and traces of blood are discovered in his car, the net closes in. Sure, a body’s not been...

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Life and Death in Shanghai

Life and Death in Shanghai

Author(s): Nien Cheng

Location(s): Shanghai

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): 1960s

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...

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Love and Ruin

Love and Ruin

Author(s): Paula McLain

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...

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My Sea Is Wide

My Sea Is Wide

Author(s): Rowland Evans

Location(s): China, Tibet, Wales

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): Modern

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...

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Poison in the Water

Poison in the Water

Author(s): Marissa de Luna

Location(s): Hong Kong, London

Genre(s): Romance, Suspense

Era(s): Contemporary

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...

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Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss

Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss

Author(s): Rajeev Balasubramanyam

Location(s): Hong Kong, United States (USA)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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....

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Remembering Shanghai: A Memoir of Socialites, Scholars and Scoundrels

Remembering Shanghai: A Memoir of Socialites, Scholars and Scoundrels

Author(s): Claire Chao, Isabel Sun Chao

Location(s): Hong Kong, Shanghai

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

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...

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Shi Cheng: Short Stories from Urban China

Shi Cheng: Short Stories from Urban China

Author(s): Liu Ding

Location(s): China

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

To the West, China may appear an unstoppable economic unity, a single high-performing whole, but for the inhabitants of this vast, complex and contradictory nation, it is the cities that hold the secret to such economic success. From the...

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Simon Ships Out: How one Brave, Stray Cat Became a Worldwide Hero

Simon Ships Out: How one Brave, Stray Cat Became a Worldwide Hero

Author(s): Jacky Donovan

Location(s): China

Genre(s): Historical

Era(s): 1940s

When Simon, an orphaned young cat, is smuggled on board HMS Amethyst, his simple life amidst the streets of Hong Kong is transformed into an adventure fit for heroes. Bringing joy and compassion to those on board, Simon is...

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The April 3rd Incident

The April 3rd Incident

Author(s): Yu Hua

Location(s): China

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...

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