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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 43 books in this booklist

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  • Cover image of book Broken Stars: Sixteen Stories from the New Frontiers of Chinese Science Fiction by Edited and translated by Ken Liu
    Broken Stars: Sixteen Stories from the New Frontiers of Chinese Science Fiction - by Edited and translated by Ken Liu

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781788548120 | ISBN 10: 1788548124

    A new anthology of Chinese short-fiction by award winning author Ken Liu.  Here are sixteen short stories from China's groundbreaking SFF writers, edited and translated by award-winning author Ken Liu.  In Hugo award-winner Liu Cixin' ... more

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  • Cover image of book China Dream by Ma Jian
    China Dream - by Ma Jian

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781784708696 | ISBN 10: 1784708690

    Blending fact with fiction, China Dream is an unflinching satire of totalitarianism.  After decades of loyal service, Ma Daode, a corrupt and lecherous party official, has been appointed director of the China Dream Bureau, charged with promoting ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Explosion Chronicles by Yan Lianke
    The Explosion Chronicles - by Yan Lianke

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781784701925 | ISBN 10: 1784701920

    LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL 2017   With the Yi River on one side and the Balou Mountains on the other, the village of Explosion was founded a thousand years ago by refugees fleeing a volcanic eruption. But in the post-Mao era, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Notes Of A Crocodile by Qiu Miaojin
    Notes Of A Crocodile - by Qiu Miaojin

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781681370767 | ISBN 10: 168137076x

    An NYRB Classics Original  Set in the post-martial-law era of late-1980s Taipei, Notes of a Crocodile is a coming-of-age story of queer misfits discovering love, friendship, and artistic affinity while hardly studying at Taiwan’s most prestig ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Fortunes by Peter Ho Davies
    The Fortunes - by Peter Ho Davies

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780340980255 | ISBN 10: 0340980257

    By the author of the Booker longlisted The Welsh Girl, a vibrant, powerful and iconoclastic novel telling the little-known story of the Chinese in America, and of America through its Chinese.   Ah Ling: son of a prostitute and a white 'ghost', ... more

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  • Cover image of book Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien
    Do Not Say We Have Nothing - by Madeleine Thien

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781783782673 | ISBN 10: 1783782676

    LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016   In Canada in 1991, ten-year-old Marie and her mother invite a guest into their home: a young woman who has fled China in the aftermath of the Tiananmen Square protests. Her name is Ai-Ming.   As her re ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Killing Room by Peter May
    The Killing Room - by Peter May

    £7.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784291686 | ISBN 10: 1784291684

    Li Yan and Margaret Campbell travel to Shanghai: where a new ally, and a new enemy, await.   THE THIRD CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED CHINA THRILLER, FROM THE MILLION-SELLING AUTHOR OF THE RICHARD AND JUDY BESTSELLER THE BLACKHOUSE.   THE NEW CASE  Whe ... more

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  • Cover image of book In a Land of Paper Gods by Rebecca Mackenzie
    In a Land of Paper Gods - by Rebecca Mackenzie

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781472224224 | ISBN 10: 1472224221

    A gorgeous literary debut in the tradition of The Poisonwood Bible about a school for the children of British missionaries in China, at the top of a mountain, at the edge of the Second World War  Jiangxi Province, China, 1941  Atop th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Beijing Comrades by Bei Tong, translated by Scott E. Myers
    Beijing Comrades - by Bei Tong, translated by Scott E. Myers

    £11.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781558619074 | ISBN 10: 1558619070

    When Handong, a ruthless and wealthy businessman, is introduced to Lan Yu, a nave, working-class architectural student the attraction is all consuming.   Arrogant and privileged, Handong is unsettled by this desire, while Lan Yu quietly sub ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Four Books by Yan Lianke
    The Four Books - by Yan Lianke

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780099569497 | ISBN 10: 0099569493

    In the ninety-ninth district of a sprawling labour camp, the Author, Musician, Scholar, Theologian and Technician - and hundreds just like them - are undergoing Re-education, to restore their revolutionary zeal and credentials. In charge of this proc ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wailing Ghosts by Pu Songling
    Wailing Ghosts - by Pu Songling

    £0.80   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780141398167 | ISBN 10: 0141398167

    '...revealing great shining fangs more than three inches long.'  Some of the most macabre and wonderful of all Chinese stories, including 'The Golden Goblet', 'Scorched Moth the Daoist' and 'The Black Beast'   Introducing Little Black ... more

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  • Cover image of book In the Dark by Mai Jia
    In the Dark - by Mai Jia

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780141391458 | ISBN 10: 0141391456

    'Cracking another country's cipher is an undercover fight to the death...'   Hidden deep in the mountains, the recruits at 'Unit 701', China's secret services, operate in a dark, shadowy world. There is the 'wind-listener', a blind surveillanc ... more

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  • Cover image of book Frog by Mo Yan, translated by Howard Goldblatt
    Frog - by Mo Yan, translated by Howard Goldblatt

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780241967324 | ISBN 10: 0241967325

    Frog is a richly complex new novel about China's one-child policy by Mo Yan, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2012.   Gugu is beautiful, charismatic and of an unimpeachable political background. A respected midwife, she combines modern ... more

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  • Cover image of book Princess Bari by Hwang Sok-yong
    Princess Bari - by Hwang Sok-yong

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781859641743 | ISBN 10: 1859641741

    In a drab North Korean city, a seventh daughter is born to a couple longing for a son. Abandoned hours after her birth, she is eventually rescued by her grandmother. The old woman names the child Bari, after a legend telling of a forsaken princess wh ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Incarnations by Susan Barker
    The Incarnations - by Susan Barker

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781784160005 | ISBN 10: 1784160008

    Beijing, 2008, the Olympics are coming, but as taxi driver Wang circles the citys congested streets, he feels barely alive. His daily grind is suddenly interrupted when he finds a letter in the sunshade of his cab. Someone is watching him. Someone w ... more

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  • Cover image of book Half a Lifelong Romance by Eileen Chang
    Half a Lifelong Romance - by Eileen Chang

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780141189390 | ISBN 10: 0141189398

    From one of twentieth-century China's greatest writers and the author of Lust, Caution, this is an unforgettable story of a love affair set in 1930s Shanghai.   Manjing is a young worker in a Shanghai factory, where she meets Shujun, the son ... more

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  • Cover image of book Five Star Billionaire by Tash Aw
    Five Star Billionaire - by Tash Aw

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780007494187 | ISBN 10: 0007494181

    Longlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize, the overlapping lives of five newcomers to Chinas most dynamic city are the subject of this kaleidoscopic novel.   Welcome to Shanghai. A restless metropolis where old traditions collide with new ambi ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Bathing Women by Tie Ning
    The Bathing Women - by Tie Ning

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780007489886 | ISBN 10: 0007489889

    Longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize and a modern Chinese classic with over one million copies sold.  Sisters Tiao and Fan grew up in the shadow of the Cultural Revolution where they witnessed ritual humiliation and suffering. They als ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Last Quarter of the Moon by Chi Zijian
    The Last Quarter of the Moon - by Chi Zijian

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780099555650 | ISBN 10: 0099555654

    In this sweeping epic, full of love and loss, a woman from one of the last remote reindeer-herding tribes of northeastern China tells the story of her family and the last century of her country's history. A long-time confidante of the rain and sno ... more

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  • Cover image of book Under the Hawthorn Tree by Ai Mi
    Under the Hawthorn Tree - by Ai Mi

    £7.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781844087037 | ISBN 10: 1844087034

    A tragic love story set against the backdrop of the Cultural Revolution, and a major film from the director of House of Flying Daggers.   Jingqiu, an innocent young woman from a politically questionable family in the city, is selected as one o ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dream of Ding Village by Yan Lianke
    Dream of Ding Village - by Yan Lianke

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781780332628 | ISBN 10: 1780332629

    China's most controversial novelist on one of the biggest scandals in recent Chinese history - his defining work.  Told through the eyes of Xiao Qiang, a young boy killed by his family's neighbours, this seminal novel tells the tragic and shocki ... more

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  • Cover image of book K: the Art of Love by Hong Ying
    K: the Art of Love - by Hong Ying

    £10.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780241950692 | ISBN 10: 0241950694

    China, 1930s. Julian Bell, son of the Bloomsbury set's Vanessa, is newly arrived in Peking. In search of fresh experiences, he encounters the beautiful, intelligent and deeply erotic Lin Cheng. Though Lin is wife to a university professor, their pass ... more

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  • Cover image of book Repeat After Me by Rachel DeWoskin
    Repeat After Me - by Rachel DeWoskin

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780715638996 | ISBN 10: 0715638998

    Aysha, a twenty-two-year-old New Yorker, is beginning to put the pieces of her life back in place after a nervous breakdown. Teaching an adult education class, she meets a young Chinese student named Da Ge - tortured, charismatic and just as unstable ... more

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  • Cover image of book Three Sisters by Bi Feiyu, translated by Howard Goldblatt
    Three Sisters - by Bi Feiyu, translated by Howard Goldblatt

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781846590238 | ISBN 10: 184659023x

    Three sisters struggle to change the course of their destinies, in a China that does not belong to them. Yumi uses her dignity, Yuxiu her seductive powers, and Yuyang her desire for success.  This breathtaking story vividly captures the demon ... more

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  • Cover image of book Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
    Shanghai Girls - by Lisa See

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781408801123 | ISBN 10: 1408801124

    Two sisters, a world at war and one life-changing secret.  Shanghai, 1937. Pearl and May are two sisters from a bourgeois family. Though their personalities are very different Pearl is a Dragon sign, strong and stubborn, while May is a true ... more

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  • Cover image of book Red Lotus by Pai Kit Fai
    Red Lotus - by Pai Kit Fai

    £10.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780751538984 | ISBN 10: 0751538981

    Yip Mann, an elderly spice farmer, should have known better than to purchase a fifteen-year-old cherry-girl as his concubine, especially one beautiful enough to be seen as Chien Gum - comparable to a thousand pieces of gold. But surely he deserves s ... more

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  • Cover image of book Once on a Moonless Night by Dai Sijie
    Once on a Moonless Night - by Dai Sijie

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780099521327 | ISBN 10: 0099521326

    A young French woman in Peking in the late 1970s interprets between Chinese professors and Bertolucci for his film The Last Emperor. Afterwards, she follows a disgruntled old professor who tells her about a text believed to be taken directly from Bud ... more

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  • Cover image of book UFO in Her Eyes by Xiaolu Guo
    UFO in Her Eyes - by Xiaolu Guo

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780099526674 | ISBN 10: 0099526670

    Silver Hill Village, 2012. On the twentieth day of the seventh moon Kwok Yun is making her way across the rice fields on her Flying Pigeon bicycle. Her world is turned upside down when she sights a UFThing a spinning plate in the sky and helps th ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Vagrants by Yiyun Li
    The Vagrants - by Yiyun Li

    £8.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780007196654 | ISBN 10: 0007196652

    The much-anticipated first novel from the Guardian First Book Award-winning Chinese writer.  In the provincial town of Muddy Waters in China, a young woman named Gu Shan is sentenced to death for her loss of faith in Communism. She is twenty- ... more

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  • Cover image of book Beijing Coma by Ma Jian
    Beijing Coma - by Ma Jian

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780099481348 | ISBN 10: 0099481340

    Dai Wei is a medical student and a pro-democracy protestor in Tiananmen Square in June 1989. Caught by a soldiers bullet, he falls into a deep coma; as soon as the hospital authorities discover he is an activist, his mother is forced to take him hom ... more

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  • Cover image of book 20 Fragments of a Ravenous Youth by Xiaolu Guo
    20 Fragments of a Ravenous Youth - by Xiaolu Guo

    £8.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780099512936 | ISBN 10: 0099512939

    Life as a film extra in Beijing might seem hard, but Fenfang won't be defeated. She has travelled 1800 miles to seek her fortune in the city, and has no desire to return to the never-ending sweet potato fields back home.   Determined to live ... more

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  • Cover image of book Miss Chopsticks by Xinran
    Miss Chopsticks - by Xinran

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780099501534 | ISBN 10: 0099501538

    From the author of the bestselling The Good Women of China comes the uplifting story of three sisters who, like so many migrant workers in todays China, leave their peasant community to seek their fortune in the big city.  The Li sisters don ... more

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  • Cover image of book Binu and the Great Wall by Su Tong
    Binu and the Great Wall - by Su Tong

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781847670625 | ISBN 10: 1847670628

    Binu and the Great Wall tells an unforgettable story of passion, hardship and magical adventure.  When her husband disappears from their home, Binu knows that he has been taken against his will. She decides that she must save him.  W ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers by Xiaolu Guo
    A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers - by Xiaolu Guo

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780099501473 | ISBN 10: 0099501473

    Z is a 23-year-old Chinese language student who has come to London to learn English. When the book begins she can barely ask for a cup of tea, but when language comes, so does love. As she gets to know British culture she also falls for an older Engl ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lust, Caution: And Other Stories by Eileen Chang
    Lust, Caution: And Other Stories - by Eileen Chang

    £9.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780141034386 | ISBN 10: 0141034386

    In 1940s Shanghai, beautiful young Jiazhi spends her days playing mahjong and drinking tea with high society ladies. But China is occupied by invading Japanese forces and things are not always what they seem in wartime. Jiazhis life is a front. A pa ... more

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  • Cover image of book Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
    Snow Flower and the Secret Fan - by Lisa See

    £9.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780747583004 | ISBN 10: 0747583005

    Lily is the daughter of a humble farmer, and to her family she is just another expensive mouth to feed. Then the local matchmaker delivers startling news: if Lily's feet are to be bound properly, they will be flawless. In nineteenth-century China, wh ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Thousand Years of Good Prayers by Yiyun Li
    A Thousand Years of Good Prayers - by Yiyun Li

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780007196630 | ISBN 10: 0007196636

    Winner of the Guardian First Book Award 2006.Winner of the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award.Shortlisted for the Orange Award for New Writers. In this prize-winning collection of short stories, Yiyun Li brings us a modern China facing ... more

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  • Cover image of book Big Breasts and Wide Hips by Mo Yan
    Big Breasts and Wide Hips - by Mo Yan

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780413771551 | ISBN 10: 0413771555

    In 1900, as the Boxer Rebellion rages in China, baby Shangguan Lu is hidden in a flour vat while her parents are slain by invading German forces.Ninety-three years later, having survived the Japanese occupation, the civil war, the Grear Leap Forward ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Garlic Ballads by Mo Yan
    The Garlic Ballads - by Mo Yan

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780413775313 | ISBN 10: 0413775313

    By China's greatest living novelist, an unforgettable story of politics, love, loyalty and retribution - between man and woman, father and child, friend and friend.In China's Paradise Coutny, the peasants have grown their famous garlic crop for hund ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mr Muo
    Mr Muo's Travelling Couch - by Dai Sijie

    £12.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780099470182 | ISBN 10: 0099470187

    Dai Sijie's bestselling first novel, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress was a delightful fable. His second is a Chinese Don Quixote, following the misadventures of Mr Muo, China's first psychoanalyst. It's been over ten years since Muo lef ... more

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  • Cover image of book Peacock Cries by Hong Ying
    Peacock Cries - by Hong Ying

    £7.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780714531199 | ISBN 10: 0714531197

    A novel of political and sexual tensions set against the backdrop of the hugely controversial Three Gorges Dam Project in the Yangtze River, Peacock Cries provides a rare and fascinating insight into life in contemporary China, told through the eyes ... more

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  • Cover image of book Village of Stone by Xiaolu
    Village of Stone - by Xiaolu

    £8.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780099459071 | ISBN 10: 0099459078

    Village of Stone brilliantly evokes the harshness of life on the typhoon-battered coast of China, where fishermen are often lost to violent seas and children regularly swept away.  It is the beautiful, haunting story of one little girl's struggl ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
    The Good Earth - by Pearl S. Buck

    £8.99   paperback   (1931) - ISBN 13: 9781416511106 | ISBN 10: 1416511105

    O-lan is a homely servant girl in the village's greatest house. When she is taken as a wife by Wang Lung, a simple Chinese farmer, she toils tirelessly through four pregnancies for their family's survival. Reward at first is meagre, but there is hope ... more

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