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Picnics Prohibited: Diplomacy in a Chaotic China during the First World War: Penguin Specials
Picnics Prohibited: Diplomacy in a Chaotic China during the First World War: Penguin Specials Frances Wood
At the time of the First World War, the Chinese republic was in its infancy. It had joined a number of international organizations and ratified the Hague Conventions, but found its diplomatic efforts hampered by its young, inexperienced leadership, its factional and . . .
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Fields of White: Penguin Special
Fields of White: Penguin Special Keyi Sheng
From Man Asian Literary Prize nominee Sheng Keyi comes an offbeat and true-to-life tale of the inconstancy of modern life.
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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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City of Protest: A Recent History of Dissent in Hong Kong: Penguin Specials
City of Protest: A Recent History of Dissent in Hong Kong: Penguin Specials Antony Dapiran
An insightful exploration of the historical and social stimuli and implications of civil disobedience, City of Protest offers a compelling look at the often-fraught relationship between politics and belonging, and a city’s struggle to assert itself.
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Revolution: Monash University Undergraduate Prize Shortlist: Penguin Special
Revolution: Monash University Undergraduate Prize Shortlist: Penguin Special Emerging Writers Festival
This is the shortlist of exciting new writing from some of Australia's brightest student writers, on the theme of 'revolution'.
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The Kiss: Penguin Special
The Kiss: Penguin Special Peter Goldsworthy
A short shot of brilliant storytelling – one of the most celebrated modern Australian short stories is now available to read by itself, wherever you are.
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A Selection of Smithereens: Penguin Special
A Selection of Smithereens: Penguin Special Shaun Micallef
A short shot of the unique genius of Shaun Micallef.
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The Darkling Sisters: Penguin Special
The Darkling Sisters: Penguin Special Dorothy Hewett
A classic short story from one Australia's most celebrated writers.
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Squeaker's Mate: Penguin Special
Squeaker's Mate: Penguin Special Barbara Baynton
A classic short story from one Australia's most celebrated writers.
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Badlands: Penguin Special
Badlands: Penguin Special Paul French
An evocative account of the infamous nightlife district of pre-communist Beijing, from the internationally acclaimed author of Midnight in Peking.
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