Paul French (Author)

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Paul French (Photo credit: Lucy Cavender 2011)

Photo credit: Lucy Cavender 2011

Born in London and educated there and in Glasgow, Paul French has lived and worked in Shanghai for many years. He is a widely published analyst and commentator on China and has written a number of books, including a history of foreign correspondents in China and a biography of the legendary Shanghai adman, journalist and adventurer Carl Crow.

His book Midnight in Peking was a New York Times Bestseller, a BBC Radio 4
Book of the Week, and will be made into an international miniseries by Kudos Film and Television, the UK creators of Spooks and Life on Mars.

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Book Cover:  Badlands: Decadent Playground Of Old Peking, The
An evocative account by Paul French, author of the acclaimed Midnight in Peking, of the infamous nightlife district of pre-communist Beijing.
An evocative account by Paul French, author of the acclaimed Midnight in Peking, of the infamous nightlife district of pre-communist Beijing.
Published: 07/01/2013
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670080991
Book Cover:  Badlands: Decadent Playground Of Old Peking: Penguin Special, The
An evocative account of the infamous nightlife district of pre-communist Beijing, from the internationally acclaimed author of Midnight in Peking.
An evocative account of the infamous nightlife district of pre-communist Beijing, from the internationally acclaimed author of Midnight in Peking.
Published: 06/01/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143570899
Book Cover:  Badlands: Penguin Special
An evocative account of the infamous nightlife district of pre-communist Beijing, from the internationally acclaimed author of Midnight in Peking.
An evocative account of the infamous nightlife district of pre-communist Beijing, from the internationally acclaimed author of Midnight in Peking.
Published: 15/10/2012
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742538358
Book Cover:  Betrayal In Paris: How The Treaty Of Versailles Led To China's Long Revolution: Penguin Specials
In this First World War China Special Paul French explores China's betrayal by the West, the charismatic advocates it sent to the conference and the hugely significant May Fourth Movement that resulted from the treaty.
In this First World War China Special Paul French explores China's betrayal by the West, the charismatic advocates it sent to the conference and the hugely significant May Fourth Movement that resulted from the treaty.
Published: 23/07/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143800354
Book Cover:  Betrayal in Paris: How the Treaty of Versailles Led to China's Long Revolution: Penguin Specials
At the conclusion of 'the war to end war', the victorious powers set about redesigning the world map at the Paris Peace Conference. For China, Versailles presented an opportunity to regain territory lost to Japan at the start of the war.
At the conclusion of 'the war to end war', the victorious powers set about redesigning the world map at the Paris Peace Conference. For China, Versailles presented an opportunity to regain territory lost to Japan at the start of the war.
Published: 05/05/2014
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780143800361

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