Linda Jaivin: On Drunken Poets, Daring Women and the Other ‘China Story’

Carriageworks, Blacksmith’s Workshop 245 Wilson Street Eveleigh, Sydney

From the woman who launched China’s textile industry to the emperor who’d rather slice his gown than wake his lover – inspiring a euphemism for queer love still used today – China has always been a place full of larger-than-life characters.


Book Launch & Panel Discussion — What is Chinese history good for?

Australian Centre on China in the World Auditorium Building 188, Fellows Lane, Canberra, ACT 2601, Canberra

Benjamin Penny will moderate a panel including Esther Sunkyung Klein, Yayun Zhu and Linda Jaivin that will launch Linda’s newest book, The Shortest History of China (Black Inc, May 2021).


The Shortest History of China: Linda Jaivin with Roaring Stories

The Royal Oak Balmain 36 College St, Balmain, NSW 2041, Sydney

On Tuesday 11 May at the Royal Oak Balmain, Linda will be in conversation about her book The Shortest History of China with Jennifer Byrne, renowned journalist, presenter and long-time host of ABC’s The Book Club.


Linda Jaivin at Gleebooks: The Shortest History of China

Gleebooks Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, NSW 2037, Sydney

In conversation with Benjamin Law. A pacy history of China that can be read in an afternoon, but will transform your perspective for a lifetime

$9 – $12