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A Map of Betrayal
A Novel
Written by Ha Jin


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: November 4, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-91160-5 (0-307-91160-8)

From the award-winning author of Waiting and War Trash: a riveting tale of espionage and conflicted loyalties that spans half a century in the entwined histories of two countries—China and the United States—and two families.
 
When Lilian Shang, born and raised in America, discovers her father’s diary after the death of her parents, she is shocked... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Nanjing Requiem
A Novel
Written by Ha Jin


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74373-2 (0-307-74373-X)

It’s 1937, and the Japanese are poised to invade Nanjing. Minnie Vautrin, an American missionary and the dean of Jinling Women’s College, decides to remain at the school, convinced that her American citizenship will help her safeguard the welfare of the Chinese men and women who work there. She is painfully... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Ocean of Words
Stories
Written by Ha Jin


Format: Trade Paperback, 222 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 28, 1998
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70206-8 (0-375-70206-7)

Winner of the PENHemingway Award

The place is the chilly border between Russia and China. The time is the early 1970s when the two giants were poised on the brink of war. The characters in this thrilling collection of stories are Chinese soldiers who must constantly scrutinize the enemy even as they... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Waiting
A Novel
Written by Ha Jin


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 19, 2000
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70641-7 (0-375-70641-0)

In Waiting, PENHemingway Award-winning author Ha Jin draws on his intimate knowledge of contemporary China to create a novel of unexpected richness and feeling. This is the story of Lin Kong, a man living in two worlds, struggling with the conflicting claims of two utterly different women as he moves through... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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War Trash

Written by Ha Jin


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 10, 2005
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7579-9 (1-4000-7579-3)

****WINNER OF THE 2005 PEN/FAULKNER AWARD FOR FICTION****

War Trash
, the extraordinary new novel by the National Book Award–winning author of Waiting, is Ha Jin’s most ambitious work to date: a powerful, unflinching story that opens a window on an unknown aspect of a little-known war—the experiences of Chinese POWs held by... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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China Men

Written by Maxine Hong Kingston


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 23, 1989
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-72328-8 (0-679-72328-5)

Winner of the National Book Award

Woven from memory, myth, and fact, this book is a journey into the hearts and minds of Chinese men in America. Their life stories include the grandfather who slaved in the Sierra Nevadas on the transcontinental railroad, the father who danced down Fifth Avenue like Fred... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Man with the Compound Eyes
A Novel
Written by Wu Ming-Yi


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: May 20, 2014
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-90796-7 (0-307-90796-1)

When a tsunami sends a massive island made entirely of trash crashing into the Taiwanese coast, two very different people—an outcast from a mythical island and a woman on the verge of suicide—are united in ways they never could have imagined. Here is the English-language debut of a new and exciting... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Chinese Fairy Tales and Fantasies

Written by Moss Roberts


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: July 12, 1980
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-394-73994-6 (0-394-73994-9)

Translated and edited by Moss Roberts, this collection of newly translated tales opens up a magical world far from our customary haunts. Ghost stories, romances, fables, and heroic sagas: the forms are familiar, but the characters we meet surprise us at every turn. For those who know and loves the tales... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Girl Who Played Go
A Novel
Written by Shan Sa


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 12, 2004
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3228-0 (1-4000-3228-8)

In a remote Manchurian town in the 1930s, a sixteen-year-old girl is more concerned with intimations of her own womanhood than the escalating hostilities between her countrymen and their Japanese occupiers. While still a schoolgirl in braids, she takes her first lover, a dissident student. The more she understands of adult... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Iron and Silk

Written by Mark Salzman


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 12, 1987
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-394-75511-3 (0-394-75511-1)

Salzman captures post-Cultural Revolution China through his adventures as a young American English teacher in China and his shifu-tudi (master-student) relationship with China's foremost martial arts teacher.

"Salzman demonstrates with skill and subtlety just how Chinese society works."—The Washington Post

"Gong fu, or 'skill that transcends mere surface beauty'...no other term is as... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Bright Moon, White Clouds
Selected Poems of Li Po
Written by Li Po
Translated by J. P. Seaton


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: June 5, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-746-5 (1-59030-746-1)

Li Po (701-762) is considered one of the greatest poets to live during the Tang dynasty–what was considered to be the golden age for Chinese poetry. He was also the first Chinese poet to become well known in the West, and he greatly influenced many American poets during the twentieth century... Read more >

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Dreams of Joy
A Novel
Written by Lisa See


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 7, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8054-7 (0-8129-8054-9)

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

In her most powerful novel yet, acclaimed author Lisa See returns to the story of sisters Pearl and May from Shanghai Girls, and Pearl’s strong-willed nineteen-year-old daughter, Joy. Reeling from newly uncovered family secrets, Joy runs away to Shanghai in early 1957 to find her birth father—the... Read more >

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A Tiger's Heart
The Story of a Modern Chinese Woman
Written by Aisling Juanjuan Shen


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Soho Press
On Sale: July 1, 2010
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-56947-648-2 (1-56947-648-9)

Born to illiterate peasants, Aisling Juanjuan Shen was the first in her village to go to college. Assigned to a low-paying government job, she left for southern China to find success. Her story embodies the changes in China in recent decades.

“Heart-rending.”–Boston Herald

“Riveting. . . . All readers interested in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
A Novel
Written by Dai Sijie


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 29, 2002
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-72220-9 (0-385-72220-6)

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress is an enchanting tale that captures the magic of reading and the wonder of romantic awakening. An immediate international bestseller, it tells the story of two hapless city boys exiled to a remote mountain village for re-education during China’s infamous Cultural Revolution. There the two... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download.

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Once on a Moonless Night

Written by Dai Sijie


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 10, 2010
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-45673-1 (0-307-45673-0)

A precious scroll inscribed with a lost Buddhist sutra—once owned by Pu Yi, the last emperor of China—is illicitly sold to an eccentric French linguist, Paul d’Ampere, who is imprisoned as a result. In jail, he devotes himself to studying its ancient text.

A young Western scholar in China hears this account... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Beijing of Possibilities

Written by Jonathan Tel


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: June 30, 2009
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-326-2 (1-59051-326-6)

Blending elements of the surreal with carefully observed details of life in present-day Beijing, Jonathan Tel’s short stories offer a rich and highly entertaining guide to the city and its many and varied inhabitants–from a modern-day Monkey King to an equally contemporary indentured servant, from a boy tasting his first cotton... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Lili
A Novel
Written by Annie Wang


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 11, 2002
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72050-2 (0-385-72050-5)

Like so many of her young compatriots, Lili Lin lives on the margins of society–she has been jailed for “having a corrupt lifestyle and hooliganism,” and at 24 she is unemployable because she doesn’t have connections and unmarriageable because she isn’t a virgin. Estranged from her parents, restless and cynical, she... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Lily Theater
A Novel
Written by Lulu Wang


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 6, 2001
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-48986-7 (0-385-48986-2)

When twelve-year-old Lian Shui accompanies her mother to reeducation camp, no one imagines that Lian will receive an education. But detained along with her mother are some of China’s greatest thinkers and they take an interest in young Lian. She in turn delivers lectures of her own to the creatures inhabiting... Read more >

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Death of a Red Heroine

Written by Qiu Xiaolong


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Soho Crime
On Sale: July 1, 2003
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-56947-242-2 (1-56947-242-4)

In this Anthony Award-winning debut, Inspector Chen of the Shanghai Police must find the murderer of a National Model worker, and then risk his own life and career to see that justice is done.

“A marvelously assured debut. . . . Engrossing, immensely readable.”–The Wall Street Journal
Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Loyal Character Dancer

Written by Qiu Xiaolong


Format: Trade Paperback, 360 pages
Publisher: Soho Crime
On Sale: September 1, 2003
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-56947-341-2 (1-56947-341-2)

Inspector Chen’s mentor in the Shanghai Police Bureau has assigned him to escort U.S. Marshal Catherine Rohn. Her mission is to bring Wen, the wife of a witness in an important criminal trial, to the United States. Inspector Rohn is already en route when Chen learns that Wen has unaccountably vanished... Read more >

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When Red Is Black

Written by Qiu Xiaolong


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Soho Crime
On Sale: August 1, 2005
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-56947-396-2 (1-56947-396-X)

Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Police Bureau is taking a vacation, in part because he is annoyed at his boss, Party Secretary Li, but also because he has been made an offer he can’t refuse by Gu, a triad-connected businessman. For what seems to be a fortune–with no apparent strings... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Sky Burial
An Epic Love Story of Tibet
Written by Xinran


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 8, 2006
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9564-3 (1-4000-9564-6)

In 2002 Xinran’s Good Women of China became an international bestseller, revealing startling new truths about Chinese life to the West. Now she returns with an epic story of love, friendship, courage and sacrifice set in Chinese-occupied Tibet.

Based on a true story, Xinran’s extraordinary second book takes the reader right... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Woman from Shanghai
Tales of Survival from a Chinese Labor Camp
Written by Xianhui Yang


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 24, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-39097-4 (0-307-39097-7)

In Woman from Shanghai, Xianhui Yang, one of China’s most celebrated and controversial writers, gives us a work of fact-based fiction that reveals firsthand—and for the first time in English—what life was like in one of Mao’s most notorious labor camps.

Between 1957 and 1960, nearly three thousand Chinese citizens were labeled... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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"Socialism Is Great!"
A Worker's Memoir of the New China
Written by Lijia Zhang


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 5, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47219-9 (0-307-47219-1)

With a great charm and spirit, Lijia Zhang recounts her rebellious journey from disillusioned factory worker to an organizer in support of the Tiananmen Square demonstrators, to eventually become the writer and journalist she was always determined to be. Her memoir is like a brilliant miniature illuminating the sweeping historical forces... Read more >

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Nanjing 1937
A Love Story
Written by Ye Zhaoyan


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 8, 2004
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3427-7 (1-4000-3427-2)

A masterpiece by one of China’s bestselling contemporary novelists, Nanjing 1937 tells the epic story of a passionate courtship played out against the backdrop of one of the century’s most harrowing scenes of war.

Ding Wenyu is a philandering professor famous for storming out of class if there aren’t enough pretty girls... Read more >
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