20 May 2012

Online Q&A with author Jonathan Chamberlain

2018-03-07T00:53:10+08:00May 20th, 2012|authors, events|0 Comments

Goodreads is hosting a readers' Q&A with Hong Kong best-selling author Jonathan Chamberlain. message 1: by A.F. Please welcome Jonathan Chamberlain to our Q and A discussions. He is a writer who has been hijacked by life. When his daughter, Stevie, exploded into his life with all the problems she had to cope with, he ended up founding two charities [...]

25 November 2010

Mon Dieu!

2016-11-24T01:14:28+08:00November 25th, 2010|authors, publishing|2 Comments

We've sold Jonathan Chamberlain's Chinese Gods into French, for publication next year by Éditions GOPE. Like us, they publish books about Asia, and their forthcoming titles include a translation of The World of Suzie Wong. So if you'd like to learn about Lei Kung and Lu Pan in the language of love, look out for Les Dieus Chinoises in your [...]

13 September 2010

September book giveaway: Wordjazz for Stevie

2016-11-24T01:14:30+08:00September 13th, 2010|book giveaway, hong kong, new books|5 Comments

A letter from the heart, written by a father to his profoundly handicapped daughter You think you’ve got life sorted and then a child like Stevie comes along. But don’t think of Stevie as a tragedy. Don’t think of Stevie as a problem. Stevie was just a little girl. A gift to the world. A lot of bad things happened [...]

21 June 2010

Wordjazz for Stevie — “maybe the most moving story you will ever read”

2022-11-07T00:25:20+08:00June 21st, 2010|authors, media attention, new books|0 Comments

In 1986, Jonathan Chamberlain and his wife Bernadette had their first child, Stevie, a daughter. Stevie was immediately diagnosed with Down’s syndrome. A few months later it became clear that she had a serious heart defect that required a ‘hole in the heart’ operation. Something went wrong during the operation and Stevie suffered a momentary lack of oxygen that left [...]

28 March 2010

Wang Jingwei: traitor or hero?

2022-11-07T00:25:59+08:00March 28th, 2010|book excerpt, china, hong kong, media attention|5 Comments

There’s an interesting article in today’s Sunday Morning Post about Wang Jingwei, the wartime Chinese leader who collaborated with the Japanese to set up a puppet government in Nanjing, and who has been reviled by Chinese ever since as a traitor. Indeed, his very name carries the same derogatory associations as ‘Quisling’ in the West. It seems that Wang’s calligraphy [...]

19 May 2009

Book excerpt: King Hui

2019-06-16T18:35:20+08:00May 19th, 2009|book excerpt, hong kong|1 Comment

One of our bestselling titles from last year — King Hui: The Man Who Owned All The Opium In Hong Kong, by Jonathan Chamberlain — was chosen by Dymocks Booksellers last month as one of their 100 great reads of the decade. Below we print the first few pages of the book. Introduction This is the story of a man’s [...]

6 April 2009

Monthly book giveaway — April

2022-07-22T23:59:33+08:00April 6th, 2009|book giveaway|2 Comments

This month we're offering copies of Jonathan Chamberlain's Chinese Gods to the first three correct answers to our challenge question below. First, here's the book blurb: Chinese folk religion is the underlying belief system of more than a billion Chinese people. Go into any Chinese home, office or restaurant and you will see altars, statues or paper ‘good luck' images. [...]