/Far East
  • The Handsome Monk and Other Stories

    Tsering Dondrup

    This contemporary author writes about the nomadic world of his native north-western Tibet.

    Paperback £14.99
  • Love In No Man’s Land

    Duo Ji Zhuo Ga

    Extraordinarily, a second work of Tibetan fiction in one catalogue – in a year, in a decade. The life of man who, as a child, helped hide a precious treasure in the Cultural Revolution.

    Hardback £20.00
  • 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
  • Miyazakiworld: A Life in Art

    Susan Napier

    An exploration of the life and art of the extraordinary Japanese animator.

    Hardback £20.00
  • An Armchair Traveller’s History of Tokyo

    Jonathan Clements

    From the forest clearances of the Kanto plain up to preparations for the 2020 Olympics. Another in Haus Publishing’s slim and stylish historical guides.

    Hardback £12.99
  • Battleship Yamato: Of War, Beauty and Irony

    Jan Morris

    A brief illustrated reverie about the Japanese battleship Yamato, once the largest and most powerful warship in the world – “the Dreadnought of Dreadnoughts”. This noble dinosaur, unprotected from air attack and hopelessly vulnerable, went down with flags still flying and over two thousand men on 7th April 1945. Morris’s meditation on this “last arrow from the imperial quiver” delivers pathos and compassion, and admiration too.

    Hardback £14.99
  • Imperial Twilight: The Opium War and the End of China’s Last Golden Age

    Stephen R Platt

    Britain’s enforced opening of trade with China caused a dynasty to fall, with lasting implications.

    Hardback £25.00