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After Cancer: Penguin Special
After Cancer: Penguin Special Ranjana Srivastava
With warmth and vigour, After Cancer demystifies the aftermath of treatment, delving into what survivorship really entails. Oncologist Dr Ranjana Srivastava also introduces a useful survivorship template.
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The Embarrassed Colonialist: Penguin Special
The Embarrassed Colonialist: Penguin Special Sean Dorney
It is time we shed our embarrassment about our colonial past and embrace our relationship with our nearest neighbour.
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Getting Stuck in For Shanghai: Putting the Kibosh on the Kaiser from theBund: The British at Shanghai and the Great War: Penguin Specials
Getting Stuck in For Shanghai: Putting the Kibosh on the Kaiser from theBund: The British at Shanghai and the Great War: Penguin Specials Robert Bickers
In this First World War Special, historian Robert Bickers explores the contradictions, patriotic fervour and battlefield experiences of the largest contingent of Shanghai Britons to fight the Kaiser's forces in Europe.
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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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Betrayal in Paris
Betrayal in Paris Paul French
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.
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England's Yellow Peril
England's Yellow Peril Anne Witchard
As England suffered heavy casualties at the front during World War One, the nation closed ranks against outsiders at home. England sought to reaffirm its racial dominance at the heart of the empire, and the Chinese in London became the principal scapegoat for anti-foreign sentiment.
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Chomping at the Bitcoin: The Past, Present and Future of Bitcoin in China: Penguin Specials
Chomping at the Bitcoin: The Past, Present and Future of Bitcoin in China: Penguin Specials Zennon Kapron
In May 2013, China's main state-run broadcaster aired a documentary about a little known virtual currency called Bitcoin. Over the next six months, the value of Bitcoin rocketed as Chinese money poured in.
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What's Wrong with Diplomacy?: The Future of Diplomacy and the Case of China and the UK: Penguin Specials
What's Wrong with Diplomacy?: The Future of Diplomacy and the Case of China and the UK: Penguin Specials Kerry Brown
What's Wrong With Diplomacy? is a call to arms and a probing indictment of diplomacy's failure to adapt to a changing world.
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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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Beethoven in China: The People's Republic: Penguin Specials
Beethoven in China: The People's Republic: Penguin Specials Jindong Cai, Sheila Melvin, Jindong Cai and Sheila Melvin
At the turn of the twentieth century, students returning from abroad brought Beethoven to China. The composer's perseverance in the face of adversity and his musical genius resonated in a nation searching for a way forward.
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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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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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A Story of Grief: Penguin Special
A Story of Grief: Penguin Special Michaela McGuire
When Jill Meagher went missing and was then found murdered in 2012, the city of Melbourne was shaken to the core. Emotional responses ranged from grief to guilt to rage to defensiveness, but no one was left untouched.
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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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Does Cooking Matter?
Does Cooking Matter? Rebecca Huntley
Does Cooking Matter? is a thorough and engaging examination of our current food culture, and a call to arms to bring Australians back into the kitchen.
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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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You're Just Too Good to Be True: Penguin Special
You're Just Too Good to Be True: Penguin Special Sofija Stefanovic
You're Just Too Good To Be True is a sometimes very funny and sometimes desperately poignant investigation into the dark underside of love in the digital age.
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Salad Days
Salad Days Ronnie Scott
Salad Days is a fascinating and lyrical look at a particular moment in our history and society, and an important contribution to an ongoing debate about how we eat.
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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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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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Nineteen Seventy-Six: Penguin Specials
Nineteen Seventy-Six: Penguin Specials Ragnar Baldursson
Forty years on, living in a very different China, Ragnar revisits his experiences as a student in Beijing, offering rare glimpses of life during this turbulent and decisive year.
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