by Clare Kane Peking, 1900. Amidst the violence and terror of the anti-foreign Boxer Rebellion, a young China-born Englishwoman finds herself under siege alongside the city’s overseas population. Independent-minded and unaccustomed to European ways, Nina Ward embarks on an affair with married diplomat Oscar Fairchild, risking her future as death and despair draw ever closer.
by Harry Miller As China’s once-glorious Ming dynasty tears itself apart, a young man and woman struggle to stay together. Set before the backdrop of one of the great upheavals in Chinese history, Southern Rain is the story of a carpenter’s son who falls for a brilliant Buddhist nun just as she is set to
by Graeme Sheppard The brutal murder of 19-year-old Pamela Werner in the city of Peking one night in January 1937 shocked the world, but the police never found or named the murderer. A best-selling book, Midnight in Peking, declared the murderer to be an American dentist, but English policeman Graeme Sheppard, 30 years with the
by L. Newton Haynes What is a dragon? Is it real? And what is so special about Chinese dragons? This book is the classic explanation of the origins and temperament of Chinese dragons and their complex role in the history of China over thousands of years. L. Newton Hayes, born in China and a great
Alice Poon A novel of Empress Xiaozhuang, the woman who re-made Asia With the fate of East Asia hanging in the balance, one Mongolian woman manipulates her lovers, sons and grandsons through war and upheaval to create an empire that lasted for 250 years. The Green Phoenix tells the story of the Empress Dowager Xiaozhuang,