About Us

As trade patterns shift eastwards, the world is looking at the Asia-Pacific region with new interest. Based in Hong Kong, Blacksmith Books primarily publishes China-related non-fiction – biography, business, culture, current affairs, food, photography and travel – and through distributors in Asia, North America, Australia and Europe, we present the works of our local and expat authors to a global readership.

From this website, we deliver books all over the world. Airmail delivery within Asia is free of charge.

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Shannon Young on the radio

Our author Shannon Young has been interviewed on RTHK Radio 3 twice this month. Click
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Remembering the mighty Bruce Lee

Even four decades after the passing of Asian martial-arts superstar Bruce Lee, his achievements still
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Think of chopsticks as friends

Fred Schneiter moved to Hong Kong in the 1960s and wasted no time in getting
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The Yunnan Cookbook: Dai Grilled Fish with Lemongrass

Dai grilled fish scented with lemongrass and fresh herbs is one of the great fish
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What the media say

“Hui’s story gives us glimpses of a Hong Kong – the opium dens, the pool halls, the nightclubs, the casinos and the girls, girls, girls – not adequately reflected in official histories of the city."

- Asia Times

“Chinese-American authors such as Iris Chang and Amy Tan have made a significant contribution to factual and fictional literature, but few have a tale to tell as piquant as Xujun Eberlein's.”

- South China Morning Post

“It takes a great boldness of spirit to set out to capture the essence of so diverse a people as the Chinese in a single volume of photography. The thrill is to discover that Tom Carter has achieved just that.”

- Asia Literary Review

"Rich in practical detail. Leblanc’s experiences make for instructive reading for any foreign executive doing business in China."

- China Economic Review