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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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A Curiosity of Doubts
A Curiosity of Doubts T. L. Uglow
Doubt can wear us down – but it can also help us to grow and create, and change our lives.
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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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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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A System Apart: Hong Kong’s Political Economy from 1997 till Now: Penguin Specials
A System Apart: Hong Kong’s Political Economy from 1997 till Now: Penguin Specials Simon Cartledge
Since 1997, Hong Kong’s economic growth rate has dropped sharply, inequality has increased, and corruption has found its way to the highest levels of government.
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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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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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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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Ballots, Bullets & Kabulshit: An Afghan Election: Penguin Special
Ballots, Bullets & Kabulshit: An Afghan Election: Penguin Special Toby Ralph
When Toby Ralph joined a UN team assisting preparations for Afghanistan's 2009 presidential election, he didn't quite know what he was getting into. In a country unaccustomed to fair and free processes, the resistance he encountered to the idea democracy ranged from corruption and ineptitude to violence.
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Beauty's Sister: Penguin Special
Beauty's Sister: Penguin Special James Bradley
'Bradley's writing is spare and precise, his images haunting, and his plot reimagines the well-known fairy tale from the point of view of Rapunzel's darker, wilder sister... I have read many hundreds of reinventions of this tale. Beauty's Sister is one of the most powerful.' Kate Forsyth
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Beethoven in China: How the Great Composer Became an Icon in the People's Republic: Penguin Specials
Beethoven in China: How the Great Composer Became an Icon in the People's Republic: Penguin Specials Jindong Cai, 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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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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Betrayal in Paris: How the Treaty of Versailles Led to China's Long Revolution: Penguin Specials
Betrayal in Paris: How the Treaty of Versailles Led to China's Long Revolution: Penguin Specials 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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Beyond the Boom
Beyond the Boom John Edwards
After decades of prosperity Australians are now worried about their jobs, their incomes and their future. The mining boom, said to explain Australia's past success, is declared to be over.
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Bloody Saturday: Shanghai’s Darkest Day: Penguin Specials
Bloody Saturday: Shanghai’s Darkest Day: Penguin Specials Paul French
Bloody Saturday reconstructs the events of that dreadful day from eyewitness accounts.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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