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Choosing Openness: A Lowy Institute Paper: Penguin Special
Choosing Openness: A Lowy Institute Paper: Penguin Special Andrew Leigh
Timely, compelling and essential: why, as the world closes up, Australia’s economy and society must remain open, by economist and Shadow Assistant Treasurer Andrew Leigh
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The Girl with the Dogs
The Girl with the Dogs Anna Funder
The Girl with the Dogs is a poignantly beautiful novella about what's really precious in life, from Miles Franklin Award-winning Anna Funder, author of All That I Am.
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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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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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Generation HK: Seeking Identity in China’s Shadow: Penguin Specials
Generation HK: Seeking Identity in China’s Shadow: Penguin Specials Ben Bland
Teenage activists turned politicians, multi-millionaire super tutors and artists fighting censorship – these are the stories of Generation HK.
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The Ellis Laws
The Ellis Laws Bob Ellis
This is a book to cherish, re-read and pass on to generations less informed of how humans were at the turn of the millennium, and how much they got wrong.
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A Wary Embrace: A Lowy Institute Paper: Penguin Special
A Wary Embrace: A Lowy Institute Paper: Penguin Special Bobo Lo
With Western countries consumed by domestic problems, will it be China and Russia that now define the rules of global politics?
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Borrowed Spaces: Life Between the Cracks of Modern Hong Kong: Penguin Specials
Borrowed Spaces: Life Between the Cracks of Modern Hong Kong: Penguin Specials Christopher DeWolf
Where have all the fishballs gone? From a journalist deeply attuned to the subtleties of Hong Kong life comes Borrowed Spaces, a chronicle of the ways in which the grassroots citizens of Hong Kong reshape their city to make up for the shortcomings of their bureaucratic government.
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Utzon and the Sydney Opera House: Penguin Special
Utzon and the Sydney Opera House: Penguin Special Daryl Dellora
Jørn Utzon designed the Sydney Opera House so that every element would be in harmony. But its construction, while it began in just that way, ended in complete discord.
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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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The Tunnel: Penguin Special
The Tunnel: Penguin Special Dennis McIntosh
When Dennis McIntosh went to work on an underground construction site in Melbourne's west, he was twenty-seven and starting over. His years as a shearer had ended badly, he was an alcoholic, and his eldest daughter had a brain injury.
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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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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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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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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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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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End of the Road?: Penguin Special
End of the Road?: Penguin Special Gideon Haigh
In this engaging and insightful analysis for the lay reader, Gideon Haigh explains why the industry has become an ideological battleground, and reveals the more complex and surprising truth behind the partisan rhetoric.
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The Deserted Newsroom: Penguin Special
The Deserted Newsroom: Penguin Special Gideon Haigh
Veteran journalist Gideon Haigh assesses the future of news media in light of the internet's effects on traditional forms of publishing and broadcasting.
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Cathay: Ezra Pound's Orient: Penguin Specials
Cathay: Ezra Pound's Orient: Penguin Specials Ira Nadel
Published in 1915, Cathay, Pound's collection of fourteen experimental translations of classic Chinese poems, was a groundbreaking work that set the stage for a new-found East in the West.
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Take Your Best Shot: Penguin Special
Take Your Best Shot: Penguin Special Jacqueline Kent
Take Your Best Shot is an insightful, revelatory and immensely readable account of Julia Gillard's leadership – and its abrupt ending.
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