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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

20 July 2015

Shanghai’s Baghdadi Jews: An interview with the author

2016-11-24T01:14:02+00:00 July 20th, 2015|authors, china, new books|0 Comments

"This book is a record of descendants of Baghdadi Jewish merchants who settled in the Treaty Port of Shanghai in the mid-19th century," says Maisie Meyer. "They are authentic voices, allowing us a glimpse of bygone days of privilege, and the rich diversity that made the community so vibrant. It offers infinite perspectives of personalities whose lives were shaped by [...]

1 January 2015

The Yunnan Cookbook: Dai Grilled Fish with Lemongrass

2015-07-12T13:16:49+00:00 January 1st, 2015|book excerpt, china, new books|0 Comments

Dai grilled fish scented with lemongrass and fresh herbs is one of the great fish dishes of China's Yunnan province, alongside the Bai fish stew made with carp from Dali’s commanding Erhai Lake. The fish from Yunnan’s majestic lakes are generally highly prized. It is a land-locked province, and so it is unusual to find seafood and salt-water fish, but [...]

11 January 2014

Tibet: Roads and Kingdoms

2016-11-24T01:14:06+00:00 January 11th, 2014|authors, china, media attention, new books|0 Comments

Roads and Kingdoms magazine has published an interview with Laurent Zylberman, photographer of our new book, Tibet, the Last Cry. "Our stance is that the situation in Tibet is a fixation for many foreigners who know little about it," he says. "It’s always been portrayed as a black and white situation, someplace where there is no middle road. The usual [...]

9 August 2013

My Private China: Interview with Alex Kuo

2016-11-24T01:14:08+00:00 August 9th, 2013|authors, china, media attention, new books|0 Comments

The World Policy Journal has published this wide-ranging interview with Alex Kuo, the author of My Private China. Your newest book, My Private China, is a remarkable glimpse into the vibrancy and diversity of China today. You’ve described the book as showing us, “the good, the bad, and the ugly,” of contemporary China. What was it about these negative elements [...]

7 August 2013

My Private China: a review in the SCMP

2016-11-24T01:14:08+00:00 August 7th, 2013|china, hong kong, media attention, new books|0 Comments

Thanks to the South China Morning Post for a four-star review of My Private China! Although in recent years the amount of literature about China has grown significantly, Alex Kuo's My Private China successfully sets itself apart from the rest. As other books on China aim to discuss its economy, politics or the famous people it has produced, Kuo's collection [...]

25 July 2013

Hong Kong: Launchpad for the future of Asian publishing

2016-11-24T01:14:08+00:00 July 25th, 2013|china, hong kong, media attention, publishing|0 Comments

Want some insights into the world of book publishing in Hong Kong and China? A bunch of local publishing folk, including yours truly, are quoted in an informative article in Publishing Trends. While globally powerful partnerships between Chinese publishers and international publishers may take a while to unfold, Hong Kong’s own industry still offers plenty of international exposure to authors [...]

2 July 2013

Book Review: Waiting for the Dalai Lama

2017-10-05T23:23:48+00:00 July 2nd, 2013|china, media attention|0 Comments

Annelie Rozeboom's investigative book, which tries to find out what people living in Tibet really think, is reviewed at Overlooking Tibet. What sparkles in this book are the real people Rozeboom met while traveling in China, Tibet, and India. In the West, we tend to think of the Tibet issue as being black and white, but this book colors in [...]

21 June 2013

Tom Carter: video interview and new book

2016-11-24T01:14:09+00:00 June 21st, 2013|authors, china, media attention|0 Comments

Watch this video interview with photographer Tom Carter in ChinaFile, the Asia Society's online magazine. Backpacking photographer Tom Carter somehow succeeded in circumnavigating over 35,000 miles (56,000 kilometers) across all 33 provinces in China during a 2-year period, the first foreigner on record ever to do so. What Carter found along the way, and what his photographs ultimately reveal, is [...]

16 June 2013

“My Private China” in Time Out

2016-11-24T01:14:10+00:00 June 16th, 2013|china, hong kong, media attention, new books|2 Comments

Time Out Hong Kong magazine reviews our latest book, My Private China: When you sit down with Alex Kuo, you're instantly put at ease. The acclaimed Chinese American author has a calming influence, an elegantly mannered way of speaking and a carefully relaxed tone. And that, to us, is pretty surprising. Here's a man who's just launched his latest book, [...]

20 May 2013

Book launch: Unsavory Elements — Stories of foreigners on the loose in China

2016-11-24T01:14:10+00:00 May 20th, 2013|authors, china, events, hong kong, new books|0 Comments

Join us at the Hong Kong launch of Unsavory Elements: a riveting anthology of vivid stories and essays from some of the most celebrated writers to have ever lived in China. "Westerners are flocking to the PRC in increasing numbers to chase their dreams even as Chinese emigrants seek their own dreams abroad. Life as an outsider in China has [...]

14 May 2013

Book launch: My Private China, by Alex Kuo

2016-11-24T01:14:10+00:00 May 14th, 2013|authors, china, events, hong kong, new books|0 Comments

What do normal people in China look forward to when they get up in the morning? What is the mentor of Lang Lang like? What about the personal friend of Chairman Mao – and how does his granddaughter relate to him after the murderous Cultural Revolution? What do the numerous evangelical Americans really think of the Chinese? How does the [...]

5 April 2013

Putting together a Yunnan cookbook

2016-11-24T01:14:11+00:00 April 5th, 2013|authors, china, new books, publishing|1 Comment

We've just spent three days cooking, shooting and eating over 70 dishes from Yunnan province, the most diverse in China for both food and people. Linda has brought some hard-to-find ingredients from the province; we've been to various shops and markets in Wan Chai; and Linda has cooked up the dishes with Annabel in her Hong Kong kitchen. See a [...]

9 February 2013

Guung hay fart choy! And here are some other New Year greetings

2016-11-24T01:14:11+00:00 February 9th, 2013|china, hong kong, new books|0 Comments

Here's some Chinese New Year greeting advice from our new book Hong Kong Unveiled: Bye neen, 拜年, praise the year; shake your fist enclosed in your other hand (it doesn’t matter which hand is on the outside) as a greeting while saying something auspicious to family members and all you meet during Chinese New Year. Auspicious sayings: Guung hay fart [...]

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