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15 March 2017

Blacksmith Books publisher interviewed in the SCMP

2017-05-12T02:47:33+00:00 March 15th, 2017|media attention, publishing|0 Comments

I was pleased to be interviewed about local book publishing by Elaine Yau of the South China Morning Post. We held the interview in the Blacksmith office in Fo Tan and then went to the roof of the industrial building next door for a fun photo shoot by Xiaomei Chen (who has some great photo essays on her website). "Hong [...]

16 January 2017

Book launch: Meet three authors in Hong Kong on January 18

2017-01-16T04:41:39+00:00 January 16th, 2017|authors, events, hong kong|0 Comments

On the evening of Wednesday January 18th, you're invited to Bookazine's first "Meet the Authors" session in Prince's Building, Central. Among the writers present will be Peter Mann with his new memoir Sheriff of Wan Chai. Wine will be served and stories will be told. Full details in the evite above. Hope to see you there!

29 November 2016

Book excerpt: Chinese Mice Don’t Eat Cheese

2016-11-26T19:43:19+00:00 November 29th, 2016|book excerpt, china, hong kong|0 Comments

Fred Schneiter spent 30 years working in and around China, and came to recognise the value of keeping an open mind and learning something new every day. You’re likely to learn something too if you read this excerpt from his book, Getting Along with the Chinese.   Chinese Mice Don’t Eat Cheese IN THE EARLY DAYS of our wheat food [...]

23 November 2016

New book: How to Hong Kong

2017-12-08T03:07:01+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|events, hong kong, new books|0 Comments

Share If you cannot view this email, please Click Here to view an online version. Unsubscribe/Update Profile | Share With Friends | Subscribe Blacksmith Books, Hong Kong Newsletter November 2016 New book: How to Hong Kong How to Hong Kong: An illustrated travel journalby Lena Sin and Nicholas Tay In this joyful travel sketchbook, Hong Kong is captured through the [...]

21 November 2016

Hong Kong book launch: the Sheriff of Wan Chai wants to buy you a drink

2016-11-24T01:13:55+00:00 November 21st, 2016|events, hong kong, new books|0 Comments

In 1976, Peter Mann left a gloomy England for the last corner of the British empire: Hong Kong. As a police inspector, he commanded a sub-unit and led a district vice squad in Kowloon, before joining the colonial government’s Administrative Service and working in the fields of transport, housing, security, environment and tourism. He also served as District Officer for [...]

18 November 2016

The Wa Cheesemaker: an excerpt (and recipe) from the Yunnan Cookbook

2016-11-24T01:13:56+00:00 November 18th, 2016|book excerpt, china|0 Comments

Read this excerpt from The Yunnan Cookbook by Annabel Jackson & Linda Chia -- an interview with a woman from the Wa ethnic group of the southwestern Chinese province. It's followed by a recipe for Yunnan ham with broad beans and goat cheese. The Wa Cheesemaker Lincang, Yunnan. Photo: San Lin As little as 25 years ago, the [...]

15 November 2016

Book talk: Umbrellas in Bloom, November 17

2016-11-24T01:13:56+00:00 November 15th, 2016|authors, events, hong kong|0 Comments

The Umbrella Movement of 2014 put Hong Kong on the map and elevated the city to a model for pro-democracy campaigns across the globe. Umbrellas in Bloom is the first book in English to chronicle this history-making event, written by a Hong Kong-born author based on his firsthand account at the main protest sites. Jason Y. Ng will talk about [...]

11 November 2016

New books in our November newsletter, plus book talk and radio drama

2017-12-18T01:48:27+00:00 November 11th, 2016|events, new books|0 Comments

Share If you cannot view this email,please Click Here to view an online version. Unsubscribe/Update Profile | Share With Friends | Subscribe Blacksmith Books, Hong Kong Newsletter November 2016 New book: Sheriff of Wan Chai Sheriff of Wan Chai: How an Englishman helped govern Hong Kong in its last decades as a British colony by Peter MannIn 1976, Peter Mann [...]

10 November 2016

Trump knows tremendous China books when he sees them

2016-11-24T01:13:57+00:00 November 10th, 2016|china, media attention|1 Comment

You're probably aware that Donald Trump was elected as US President yesterday. It's fair to say that reaction to this news has been mixed. But look on the bright side! He likes to read books about China. In an interview with Xinhua, the official Chinese news agency, Trump said, "I've read hundreds of books about China over the decades." "I [...]

26 October 2016

Book excerpt: The Best Ribs in Town, from “The Taste of Old Hong Kong”

2016-11-24T01:13:57+00:00 October 26th, 2016|book excerpt, hong kong|0 Comments

Fred Schneiter, author of The Taste of Old Hong Kong, has many food-related tales to tell from his 30 years on the China coast… THE BEST RIBS IN TOWN One of the most momentous events in the history of Hong Kong occurred in 1984 when British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher called on Beijing to discuss the 1997 expiration of Britain’s [...]

5 October 2016

‘Eating Smoke’ is dramatised on RTHK Radio 3

2016-11-24T01:13:57+00:00 October 5th, 2016|authors, hong kong, media attention|0 Comments

These days Chris Thrall is a successful author. But it wasn't always so. In the 1990s he left the Royal Marines to find his fortune in Hong Kong, but instead found himself homeless and hooked on crystal methamphetamine. In a downward spiral, he also began working for a triad society as a doorman in one of their nightclubs in Wan [...]

15 September 2016

Learn some Canto for the Mid Autumn Festival

2016-11-24T01:13:58+00:00 September 15th, 2016|book excerpt, hong kong|0 Comments

Learn some Cantonese words for the Mid Autumn Festival, thanks to Hong Kong Unveiled! Will you be enjoying a yewt beng tonight? Mid Autumn Festival, Juung Chow Jeet, 中秋節 15th day of 8th lunar month, September An important day for family reunions. People finish work early to have dinner with the whole family. Married couples must either separate and go [...]

15 June 2016

June newsletter

2017-10-05T23:26:42+00:00 June 15th, 2016|new books|0 Comments

Share If you cannot view this email, please Click Here to view an online version. Unsubscribe/Update Profile | Share With Friends | Subscribe Blacksmith Books, Hong Kong Newsletter June 2016 Launch event: Fishing in Hong Kong Fishing in Hong Kong: A How-To Guide to Making the Most of the Territory’s Shores, Reservoirs and Surrounding Waters by Mike Sharp, John Peters [...]

4 April 2016

Book launch party: Umbrellas in Bloom

2016-11-24T01:13:59+00:00 April 4th, 2016|authors, events, hong kong, new books|0 Comments

The Umbrella Movement put Hong Kong on the world map and elevated this docile, money-minded Asian island to a model for pro-democracy campaigns across the globe. Umbrellas in Bloom is the first book available in English to chronicle this history-making event, written by columnist Jason Y. Ng based on his firsthand account at the main protest sites. Join us for [...]