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Mistakes Were Made: Penguin Special
Mistakes Were Made: Penguin Special Liam Pieper
Mistakes Were Made is about the gap between our ideals in life – of love, compassion, ambition – and how things actually play out.
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Marrow: Penguin Specials
Marrow: Penguin Specials Yan Lianke
A chilling and relentless tale of family responsibility and a mother's sacrifice, Marrow is Yan Lianke at his best.
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The First Dismissal: Penguin Special
The First Dismissal: Penguin Special Luke Slattery
How Governor Macquarie invented an idea of Australia, a convict built it – and how Britain tried to tear it down.
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Radish: Penguin Specials
Radish: Penguin Specials Mo Yan
During China's collectivist era in the late 1950s, a rural work team responsible for building an important floodgate receives a strange new recruit: Hei-hai, a skinny, silent and almost feral boy.
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The People's Bard: How China Made Shakespeare its Own: Penguin Specials
The People's Bard: How China Made Shakespeare its Own: Penguin Specials Nancy Pellegrini
The story of Shakespeare in China is one of cultural blending and reinvention. Peopled by devoted evangelists, theatre directors and dogged interpreters intent on bridging divisions of language and politics, it tracks the trajectory of modern Chinese history and the development of theatre arts
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A Billion Voices: China's Search for a Common Language: Penguin Specials
A Billion Voices: China's Search for a Common Language: Penguin Specials David Moser
David Moser tells the remarkable story of China's language unification agenda and its controversial relationship with modern politics, challenging our conceptions of what it means to speak and be Chinese.
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Flock of Brown Birds: Penguin Specials
Flock of Brown Birds: Penguin Specials Ge Fei
In this avant garde novella, memory and time are subjective. A writer named Ge Fei retreats to the beautiful solitude of the Waterside to finish his novel inspired by the Revelations of St. John.
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Eight Juxtapositions: China through Imperfect Analogies from Mark Twian to Manchukuo Penguin Specials
Eight Juxtapositions: China through Imperfect Analogies from Mark Twian to Manchukuo Penguin Specials Jeffrey Wasserstrom
What do Pope Francis and Xi Jinping have in common? More than you think. Approaching the red Rubik's Cube from a new angle, Jeffrey Wasserstrom challenges conventional commentary on China through eight experimental analogies, finding fresh and surprising ways to look at the Asian superpower.
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Cantonese Love Stories: Twenty-five Vignettes of a City: Penguin Specials
Cantonese Love Stories: Twenty-five Vignettes of a City: Penguin Specials Dung Kai-cheung
A collection of twenty-five narrative sketches, Cantonese Love Stories offers an intimate look into the cultural, commercial and romantic milieu of Hong Kong in the 1990s.
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Petulia's Rouge Tin: Penguin Specials
Petulia's Rouge Tin: Penguin Specials Su Tong
China, early 1950s: Two friends find themselves on their way to a re-education camp for those not adhering to the standards of the new order – working girls, madams, misfits.
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