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4 January 2018

Chinese Ghosts Revisited: podcast and review

2018-01-03T23:31:39+00:00 January 4th, 2018|media attention, new books|0 Comments

Charles Emmons' book Chinese Ghosts Revisited: A Study of Paranormal Beliefs and Experiences came out just before Hallowe'en last year, and hopefully many people have enjoyed finding a spooky read in their Christmas stockings. It has now been reviewed by New Dawn magazine. Chinese Ghosts Revisited holds the unique position of being the only reference work comparing the supernatural and [...]

27 November 2017

New books: expat experiences in Hong Kong, a look back at the handover, and a booksigning with the sheriff

2017-12-08T02:55:13+00:00 November 27th, 2017|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 2017 New book: Other Voices, Other Eyes Other Voices, Other Eyes: Expatriate Lives in Hong Kong by David NunanThe stories of expats in Hong Kong – the most dynamic, dramatic and [...]

8 November 2017

Our November 2017 newsletter, with a new book and author events

2017-12-08T03:06:07+00:00 November 8th, 2017|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 NewsletterNovember 2017 New book: The Dictionary of the Asian Language The Dictionary of the Asian Languageby Todd Crowell, with cartoons by MingOf course there is no single Asian language. But plenty of vogue [...]

29 September 2017

John Saeki: How I wrote ‘The Tiger Hunters of Tai O’

2017-10-21T20:10:53+00:00 September 29th, 2017|authors, hong kong, new books|1 Comment

Author John Saeki talks us through the process of writing his new novel, The Tiger Hunters of Tai O. The Tiger Hunters of Tai O came into existence as a direct result of hiking on Lantau island. Hikes are a great way of putting yourself in touch with places that have resisted change over the decades. You can walk off [...]

14 July 2017

PEN Hong Kong publishes a book to mark the 20th anniversary of the handover

2017-07-14T01:37:55+00:00 July 14th, 2017|hong kong, new books, publishing|0 Comments

Press release PEN HONG KONG PUBLISHES BOOK TO MARK 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF HANDOVER — BRINGS TOGETHER CITY’S WRITERS AND ARTISTS TO DEFEND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION Hong Kong 20/20: Reflections on a borrowed place (Blacksmith Books, July 2017) HONG KONG — To mark the 20th anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong from Great Britain to China, PEN Hong Kong presents [...]

25 May 2017

June 1: Syd Goldsmith launches his 1967 riots memoir “Hong Kong on the Brink”

2017-05-25T02:43:13+00:00 May 25th, 2017|events, hong kong, new books|0 Comments

Syd Goldsmith’s first taste of China’s Cultural Revolution is blood on his tongue. It’s 1967. Hong Kong is simmering, plagued by communist-led riots and strikes, crippled transport, punishing water-rationing, takeover threats from Beijing and roadside bombs. And Syd — the only Caucasian Foreign Service Officer at the American Consulate General who speaks Cantonese — is made responsible for reporting and [...]

11 May 2017

Podcast: Hong Kong on the Brink, An American Diplomat Relives 1967’s Darkest Days

2017-05-11T18:38:55+00:00 May 11th, 2017|authors, hong kong, media attention, new books|0 Comments

Fifty years ago today, Syd Goldsmith was almost beaten to death by an angry mob in Hong Kong. On May 11, 1967, amid rumours of unrest at a factory, Syd, then a young US diplomat on his first offshore posting, was sent out into the streets to get a first-hand look. He quickly found himself in deep trouble amid the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

12 March 2016

“The Mercenary Mandarin” in Hong Kong

2016-11-24T01:13:59+00:00 March 12th, 2016|authors, china, events, new books, publishing|0 Comments

Guidebook writer David Leffman is heading back to remote parts of Guizhou province on Tuesday, to pick up the trail of William Mesny - the British-born "Mercenary Mandarin" who became a general in the Chinese army. But before he goes, he will be giving an illustrated talk about Mesny to the Royal Asiatic Society in the Centre for Visual Arts, [...]

9 March 2016

Book about Hong Kong’s Umbrella movement finally hits the shelves

2016-11-24T01:13:59+00:00 March 9th, 2016|authors, hong kong, new books|0 Comments

Apologies to all the readers who pre-ordered Jason Y. Ng's Umbrellas in Bloom as long as two months ago. Two printers refused to handle the book because of its subject matter, and so we had a long delay in getting it published. However, it has finally arrived and we sent copies out today, to bookshops in Hong Kong and by [...]

19 December 2015

Kitchen Tiles: book launch event at the FCC, December 21

2015-12-20T17:52:30+00:00 December 19th, 2015|hong kong, new books|0 Comments

Join us at Bert's Bar in the Foreign Correspondents' Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong, for the launch of Kitchen Tiles by Feng Chi-shun. When: 6-9pm, Monday, December 21, 2015. Besides Kitchen Tiles, Feng's other books Diamond Hill and Hong Kong Noir will be on sale if you are looking for autographed stocking fillers. Hope to see you [...]

11 December 2015

December newsletter

2017-10-05T23:26:05+00:00 December 11th, 2015|new books, publishing|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 December 2015 Hong Kong art: Sketches of the Southside Sketches of the Southside: Aberdeen Harbour and Repulse Bay to Stanley Market and Shek O by Lorette RobertsHong Kong’s Southside – the glimmering stretch [...]