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  • Barbarians at the Wall: The First Nomadic Empire and the Making of China

    John Man

    The Xiongnu – almost certainly cognate with ‘Huns’ – who dominated the heart of Asia, from Kazakhstan to Northern China, for four centuries from 300 BC.

    Hardback £20.00
  • Last Boat Out of Shanghai: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Fled Mao’s Revolution

    Helen Zia

    Gripping tales from some of the last people to leave China in 1949.

    Hardback £24.00
  • Chinese Architecture: A History

    Nancy Steinhardt

    Wide-ranging and comprehensive, NS writes assuredly on early civilisation, C21st globalisation and everything in between. 200+ colour illustrations.

    Hardback £50.00
  • Maoism: A Global History

    Julia Lovell

    Mao’s activities in the 1930s to the Cultural Revolution; its legacy in modern China and its multiple reincarnations around the world – Nepal, Peru, Tanzania and even in chic Paris arrondissements.

    Hardback £30.00
  • China Dream

    Ma Jian

    In this novel, “China’s Solzhenitsyn” charts the psychological disintegration of a Chinese provincial leader who is haunted by nightmares of his violent past.

    Hardback £12.99
  • Ball Lightning

    Cixin Liu

    A new sci-fi novel from the author of the highly regarded ‘Remembrance of Earth’s Past’ trilogy (also known as ‘The Three Body Problem’ trilogy).

    Hardback £18.99
  • Yan Wang Preston: Mother River

    Liz Wells , edited by Nadine Barth

    Very beautiful, large format sequence of photographs of the Yangtse, from its source on the Tibetan plateau to Shanghai six thousand miles away. YWP avoids all clichéd images by taking her photographs at precise 100km intervals; the ordered randomness she creates is marvellously compelling.

    Hardback £55.00
  • Magnum China

    Colin Pantall, edited by Zheng Ziyu

    Most of Magnum’s photographers were in China at one time or another. This collection, chronologically presented, with good commentaries, provides a fascinating study of modern China.

    Hardback £48.00
  • The Phoenix Mosque and the Persians of Medieval Hangzhou

    Edited by George Lane

    Built in 1281, Qubilai Khan’s splendid mosque still stands in Huangzhou. This slim volume testifies to the continuity of Chinese Islamic history and to the religious toleration of its Mongol patron.

    Hardback £50.00