21 June 2013

Tom Carter: video interview and new book

2016-11-24T01:14:09+08:00June 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+08:00June 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+08:00May 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+08:00May 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+08:00April 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+08:00February 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 [...]

19 July 2012

Mainland mothers in Hong Kong

2016-11-24T01:14:14+08:00July 19th, 2012|book excerpt, china, hong kong|9 Comments

The issue of mainland Chinese mothers coming to Hong Kong to give birth is much in the news lately, with some people hoping new chief executive Leung Chun-ying will take steps to limit the number of beds available to mainland mothers. I thought it was a good time to excerpt this story from Yeeshan Yang’s book Whispers and Moans — [...]

11 May 2012

New book: Walking the Tycoons’ Rope

2016-11-24T01:14:15+08:00May 11th, 2012|authors, china, hong kong, media attention, new books|16 Comments

Author Robert Wang spoke about his new book on Radio 3 yesterday, and you can now listen to the interview online. Hear how he fled from civil-war Shanghai in 1949 and took a perilous journey to Hong Kong, jumping from the train when it came under attack. Robert's memoir of his incredible life, Walking The Tycoons' Rope, is Dymocks' book [...]

6 May 2012

Book signing, May 19th: Don’t Joke on the Stairs

2016-11-24T01:14:18+08:00May 6th, 2012|authors, china, events, hong kong|0 Comments

Come and hear from longtime Lantau resident Cecilie Gamst Berg as she ploughs through the non-stop surreal-fest that is today’s China, stopping occasionally to ruminate about the travails of trying to make Cantonese a world language, and how the Chinese have invented a new English: Manglish. You’ll find answers to everything you wanted to know about China, such as: What [...]

22 March 2012

A story of Fries and Mayo

2016-11-24T01:14:19+08:00March 22nd, 2012|book excerpt, china|1 Comment

A guest blog post from business veteran Jack Leblanc, whose entertaining book Business Republic of China is now available on Kindle, Nook and other e-readers! *   *   * Once upon a time Mr. Mayo, a smart businessman who headed a three-generation-old European company producing deep-frozen French Fries and other iced delicacies, decided that the time was ripe to head for [...]

28 September 2011

Book launch: Don’t Joke on the Stairs

2016-11-24T01:14:21+08:00September 28th, 2011|authors, china, events, hong kong, new books|0 Comments

Cantonese can be difficult, and people are often put off learning it. But Norwegian Cantonese teacher Cecilie Gamst Berg has hit on the best strategy: she avoids boring classrooms and teaches Cantonese in the places you will actually need it -- in shops, taxis and bars. OK, mostly in bars, but sometimes in cha chaan teng (local Chinese cafés) too. [...]

7 February 2011

Waiting for the Dalai Lama

2019-07-12T04:15:15+08:00February 7th, 2011|authors, china, media attention, new books|0 Comments

Thanks to Time Out Hong Kong for a full-page interview with Annelie Rozeboom, author of our newest title: a book of interviews which explores the life stories of Chinese and Tibetan people in and around Tibet. Click to see at full size. Also read a great review of the book in Cairns Media Magazine: Almost everything that's revealed in Waiting [...]

31 January 2011

Book talk in Shanghai, 26th Feb: The Great Walk of China

2016-11-24T01:14:26+08:00January 31st, 2011|authors, china, events, hiking, media attention|0 Comments

How long would it take to walk across the world's most populous country? Find out by listening to Graham Earnshaw's story. He'll be speaking at Garden Books -- 325 Changle Road, Shanghai -- at 6pm on Saturday 26th February. 40 RMB includes one drink. Graham's book The Great Walk of China is a journey into China's heartland, away from its [...]

30 December 2010

Beat It

2010-12-30T01:14:46+08:00December 30th, 2010|china|0 Comments

To round off the year, in case you didn't see it, here's one of my favourite videos of 2010. The Chinese Red Army opera troupe performs a moving tribute to Michael Jackson. All the best for 2011!

15 October 2010

Shanghai Expo

2017-10-05T21:38:47+08:00October 15th, 2010|authors, china, events|0 Comments

The USA Pavilion's official blog has a post about author/photographer Tom Carter's talk at the Expo. Together with artist Terence Lloren, Tom shared the challenges and rewards of living and travelling in China. At the end of their presentation, both artists stood on stage. They fielded questions and shared anecdotes with an engaged crowd. Though their mediums and perspectives were [...]