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China

China
  • Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
  • Location(s): China
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): 19th century

China 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. Instead, western adventurers resort to smuggling opium in exchange. The...

Chinese Cinderella

Chinese Cinderella
  • Author(s): Adeline Yen Mah
  • Location(s): China
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): early 21st century

Chinese Cinderella is an autobiography for children based on the bestselling Falling Leaves by Adeline Yen Mah. Jung-ling’s family considers her bad luck because her mother died giving birth to her. They discriminate against her and make her feel...

Chinese Sprin

Chinese Sprin
  • Location(s): China, Hong Kong
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 2012

Hong Kong, 2012. Dimitri Johnson learns that he is dying. Stunned by his doctor’s prognosis, he nevertheless makes his ritual annual pilgrimage to the candlelight vigil for the victims of the Tiananmen Square massacre. But this year, he thinks,...

Chronicle of a Blood Merchant

Chronicle of a Blood Merchant
  • Author(s): Yu Hua
  • Location(s): China
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1966 - 1976

One of the last decade s ten most influential books in China, this internationally acclaimed novel by one of the mainland s most important contemporary writers provides an unflinching portrait of life under Chairman Mao. A cart-pusher in a...

Chu Ju’s House

Chu Ju’s House
  • Author(s): Gloria Whelan
  • Location(s): China
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): late 20th century

One girl too many . . . When a girl is born to Chu Ju’s family, it is quickly determined that the baby must be sent away. After all, the law states that a family may have only two...

Cinder

Cinder
  • Author(s): Marissa Meyer
  • Location(s): Beijing (Peking)
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): N/A

A forbidden romance. A deadly plague. Earth’s fate hinges on one girl . . . CINDER, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg. She’s reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s sudden illness. But...

City of Devils

City of Devils
  • Author(s): Paul French
  • Location(s): Shanghai
  • Genre(s): Historical, Nonfiction
  • Era(s): 1930s-1940s

City of Devils is a dramatic non-fiction account of Shanghai’s lawless 1930s – but such a gripping read, as if James Ellroy had stumbled into a Shanghai cathouse. Before the Japanese invaded, outlaws from all over the world escaping...

Diamond Hill

Diamond Hill
  • Author(s): Kit Fan
  • Location(s): Hong Kong
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s

Set in the last shanty town of Hong Kong before the fraught 1997 handover from Britain to China, Diamond Hill follows the return of a recovering heroin addict, Buddha, as he tries to salvage what’s left from a place...

Do Not Say We Have Nothing

Do Not Say We Have Nothing
  • Author(s): Madeleine Thien
  • Location(s): Beijing (Peking)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): late 20th century

“In a single year, my father left us twice. The first time, to end his marriage, and the second, when he took his own life. I was ten years old.” Master storyteller Madeleine Thien takes us inside an extended...

Dragon Mountain

Dragon Mountain
  • Author(s): Katie Tsang, Kevin Tsang, Petur Atli Antonsson (Illustrator)
  • Location(s): China
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): N/A

Shortlisted for the Children’s Book of the Year (British Book Awards). The first book in the ROARsome DRAGON REALM series for 9+ readers! Perfect for those who love fantasy, magic, adventure and DRAGONS! ‘Rollicking, escapist storytelling with a dragon-sized...

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition! Entries close 6th November

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media