This book will change the way you see the world’s rising superpower. A pacy history of China that can be read in an afternoon, but will transform your perspective for a lifetime.
Beijing introduces you to the lively history of the capital of China, one full of grandeur and spectacle as well as sieges, massacres, and rebellions.
A witty and playful mystery set in contemporary Beijing, The Empress Lover is Linda Jaivin’s seventh novel and her most accomplished.
This is a free-ranging essay, personal and informed, about translation in its narrowest and broadest senses, and the prism – occasionally prison – of culture.
Inspired by a true story‚ A Most Immoral Woman is a surprising‚ witty and erotic tale of sexual and other obsessions set in the floating world of Westerners in China and Japan at the turn of the twentieth century.
The Infernal Optimist is a portrait of a part of Australia rarely seen in fiction, and a dark comedy about an issue – refugees – that is no laughing matter.
The Monkey and the Dragon is a story about China in the 1980s, a song and its singer, a cross-cultural friendship, politics and life on the edge.
Dead Sexy is an erotic thriller with a comic edge, set in the Sydney CBD, which at night is dead – and so, we soon discover, is Johnny.
A sexy, fast-paced romp that ends with a (literal) bang — and skewers art, politics, and pop culture with mischievous delight along the way.
Space girls aren’t easy, but they have a lot of fun in this rock n roll road movie of a book: part ode to Sydney’s pub rock scene, part ode to our alien obsessions. The big bang was never so much fun.