A gripping portrait of modern Tibet told through the lives of its people, from the bestselling author of Nothing to Envy.
“You simply cannot understand China without reading Barbara Demick on Tibet.”—Evan Osnos, author of Age of Ambition
"In vivid detail... examines the little-known history of two extraordinary dynasties."--The Boston Globe
"Not just a brilliant, well-researched, and highly readable book about China's past, it also reveals the contingencies and ironic twists of fate in China's modern history."--LA Review of Books
The untold story of China's rise as a global superpower, chronicled through the diplomatic shock troops that connect Beijing to the world.
Imagine an illegally built mini-city formed of multiple 12-storey blocks, taking up only the area of a sports stadium but home to 60,000 people. What was it like living in the most densely populated place on Earth? Intrepid 22-year-old artist Fiona Hawthorne spent three months inside the notorious Walled City of Kowloon, an apparent no-go area right in the heart of bustling Hong Kong.
How the Chinese Communist Party maintains its power by both repressing and responding to its people
This global history as the Chinese would write it gives brilliant and unconventional insights for understanding China's role in the world, especially the drive to Make China Great Again.
An examination of how America can strengthen its approach to China by building on its existing advantages
“This book is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding how the United States can renew its advantages in its competition with China.”—Ambassador Susan E. Rice, former U.S.
A deeply personal, heart-wrenching memoir of the author's upbringing in Communist China during the Cultural Revolution and his tenacious flight to freedom against all odds
When Kent Wong was a young boy, his father, a patriotic Chinese official in the customs office in Hong Kong, joined an insurrection at work and returned with the family to the newly established People&rsqu
A thousand-year history of how China’s obsession with silver influenced the country’s financial well-being, global standing, and political stability
"A wonderful book for understanding one thousand years of Chinese monetary history."--Debin Ma, Hitotsubashi University
This revelatory account of the ways in which silver shaped Chinese histo
A riveting investigation into how a restive region of China became the site of a nightmare Orwellian social experiment—the definitive police state—and the global technology giants that made it possible
Blocked from facts and truth, under constant surveillance, surrounded by a hostile alien police force: Xinjiang’s Uyghur population has become a curse
An artfully-wrought memoir of an orphan boy who became a world-famous acrobat under the thumb of China's Communist regime.