La Trobe Asia Book Launch: The Shortest History of China

State Library of Victoria Conference Centre 179 La Trobe Street Melbourne, VIC 3000, Melbourne, VIC

La Trobe Asia with Linda Jaivin launching her latest non-fiction book The shortest History of China in-person or online.


Linda Jaivin & Kevin Rudd in conversation

The Collective 139 Elgin Street, Carlton, Melbourne, VIC

Join us for an exciting evening with Linda Jaivin and the honourable Kevin Rudd as they discuss Linda Jaivin’s book, The Shortest History of China.


Linda Jaivin in conversation with Fiona Katauskas

Coledale Community Hall 745 Lawrence Hargrave Dr, Coledale, NSW 2515, Coledale, NSW

Linda Jaivin in conversation with Fiona Katauskas about her latest book The Shortest History of China.

$5 – $10

Ideas Exchange: Our Relationship with China

Woollahra Library 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay, Sydney, NSW

Join us as we unpack one of Australia's most important foreign policy topics, our relationship with China. Is Australia's relationship with China broken? What are the economic, social and political implications of the rising tensions between our two nations?


Linda Jaivin appearing in four sessions at the Byron Bay Writers Festival

Byron Writers Festival 2/58 Centennial Circuit, Byron Bay, QLD

SESSIONS: 23 28 39 115 Linda Jaivin is an internationally published author of fiction, including The Empress Lover, and non-fiction. Her latest book is The Shortest History of China.

Online Evening with Linda Jaivin

Online Zoom

Modern China is seen variously as an economic powerhouse, an icon of urbanisation, a propaganda state or an aggressive superpower seeking world domination. In her latest book, The Shortest History of China, published by Black Inc Books, Linda Jaivin distils a vast history into a short, readable account that tells you what you need to […]


The Shortest History of China

Webinar (online-only)

If you are looking for a new perspective on Chinese history, Linda Jaivin’s readable and engaging new history of China differs from conventional histories in some significant ways.