The life of rigid protocol and ritual in the Forbidden City remained unaltered until the day when the modern world entered its gates and changed it for ever. The volume is an insight into five centuries of Chinese history.
A couple in their thirties live in a small rented cottage in a quiet part of Tokyo. They no longer have very much to say to one another – until a cat enters their lives.
First published in 1933 as Cha-No-Yu, or The Japanese Tea Ceremony, this classic remains the gold standard for books on the five-centuries-old tea ceremony, which is itself an epitome of Japanese civilization.
The epic story of a ninety-year old woman from the reindeer-herding Evenki tribe of north-eastern China, as she looks back over the changes that have come to pass for her and her family over the previous decades.
‘Playful and wonderfully dark, The Noodle Maker confirms Ma Jian as a Chinese Kundera. The funniest book I’ve read in a long time’ Philip Marsden
This true children’s story is told by a little bonsai tree that lived with the same family in the Japanese city of Hiroshima for more than 300 years before being donated to the National Arboretum in Washington DC.
A charming, playful, profound tale of lost souls in search of transformation in modern Japan.
Real lives in modern Shanghai – a portrait of a dynamic city struggling against a repressive regime.
This beautifully illustrated book covers the China section of the Silk Road from Xian through Loulan, Korla, Turfan and Khotan to Kashgar.
Ping is a spirited little duck who lives on the Yangtze River. One night, to avoid a spanking for being the last duck home, Ping stays out all night and explores the world.
A frank and funny look at what makes the Japanese Japanese.
This title offers practical information on cruising the gorges as well as shore-based excursions and accommodation. It presents geology of the river, and archaeological sites.