The Civil Servant's Notebook: China Library

Published: 23/12/2015

ISBN: 9780734399588

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Penguin China

Synopsis

Dongzhou City needs a new mayor. Devious plots, seduction, blackmail and bribery are all on the table in a no-holds-barred scramble for prestige and personal gain as the city’s two vice-mayors compete for the top honour. At the centre of it all is a humble witness to events, a notebook whose pages contain information they should not …

Penned by a former insider, The Civil Servant’s Notebook is a political page-turner that offers a glimpse into the complex psyches of those who roam the guarded halls of Chinese officialdom.

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Price: $19.99


Northern Girls: Life Goes On: China Library

Published: 23/12/2015

ISBN: 9780670076161

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Penguin China

Synopsis

Qian Xiaohong is born into a sleepy village far from China’s headlong rush towards development. A scandalous love affair launches the buxom but unwordly sixteen-year-old on a journey to the southern boomtown of Shenzhen. There, released from the stifling conservatism of her rural upbringing, Xiaohong must navigate a strange new world with unfamiliar rules and values, and learn to go on in the face of great adversity. Along the way, Xiaohong finds support and solace from her fellow ‘northern girls’, with whom life’s challenges and pleasures can be shared.

Northern Girls explores the inner lives

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Price: $19.99


Massage

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Published: 2015-02-02

ISBN: 9780670080977

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Penguin China

Synopsis

Wang Daifu is blind and works as a practitioner of tuina, a traditional form of pressure-point massage, in the burgeoning metropolis of Shenzhen. His is a uniquely coveted skill, yet it is one of the few options open to the visually impaired in China. When he loses his life savings on the stock market he returns to his provincial hometown, fiancée in tow, to work for an old classmate. But the transition is not easy as Wang struggles to deal with his own career frustration, his brother’s gambling troubles, and the pressures of pleasing his wife-to-be.

His fellow workers have their own stories:

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Price: AUD $20.00


Massage (eBook)

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Published: 2015-02-02

ISBN: 9780143800026

Format: eBook

Publisher: Penguin China

Synopsis

Wang Daifu is blind and works as a practitioner of tuina, a traditional form of pressure-point massage, in the burgeoning metropolis of Shenzhen. His is a uniquely coveted skill, yet it is one of the few options open to the visually impaired in China. When he loses his life savings on the stock market he returns to his provincial hometown, fiancée in tow, to work for an old classmate. But the transition is not easy as Wang struggles to deal with his own career frustration, his brother’s gambling troubles, and the pressures of pleasing his wife-to-be.

His fellow workers have their own stories:

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Price: AUD $11.99


The Chinese Labour Corps: Penguin Special

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Published: 2014-5-31

ISBN: 9780143800316

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Penguin China

Synopsis

As the young men of Europe were fighting in the trenches, a little known contingent of Chinese labourers crossed the world to provide support vital to the Allied war effort. Largely illiterate farmers from northern China, these men were simply attempting to make a better life for themselves, ignorant of the war and its causes. Under brutal conditions many died for their efforts, and their involvement wasn’t recognised for decades – it is still not widely known. In this fascinating First World War China Special, journalist Mark O’Neill brings their story to light, describing in detail the labourers’

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Price: $9.99


杰米·奥利弗:一天学会做饭

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Published: 2014-4-1

ISBN: 9787508643700

Format: 精装

Publisher: Penguin China

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《杰米·奥利弗:一天学会做饭》倡导把你跟杰米·奥利弗学到的厨艺传递出去,让朋友家人学会烹饪更加美味健康的食物。2008年在英国第4频道播《杰米·奥 利弗一天学会做饭(Jamie’s Ministry of Food)时,杰米·奥利弗就在其拍摄地点罗泽汉姆市中心开设了一家真正的“杰米美食部”,给大家提供菜谱和烹饪课程,并为那些大城市中习惯吃外卖、常年 在外点餐的工作狂们提供有用的料理建议。
杰米·奥利弗是世界餐饮界的一个标杆。他是全球最受追捧的电视明星之一,也是英国最著名的国际形象之一。
杰米·奥利弗选取了14种全球主题餐,通过简易厨经、引导和分步图片,手把手地带你进入一个全新的美食世界,在家就能轻松做出138个花样。
不管你是一个踯躅不前的新手,还是一个推崇简约的老厨师,杰米·奥利弗一定能帮助你做出真正美味诱人的大餐。我们开始吧!

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Price: ¥108


Baijiu: The Essential Guide to Chinese Spirits

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Published: 2014-3-31

ISBN: 9780143800132

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Penguin China

Synopsis

Drawing on interviews with baijiu aficionados, distillers and key players in the alcoholic beverage industry, Sandhaus introduces the history and development of alcohol in China – the birthplace of grain-based alcohol. Distillation and production processes, the landscape of the industry today, and a page-by-page guide to the major varieties, distilleries and brands all feature in Baijiu: The Essential Guide to Chinese Spirits.

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Price: $18.00


The Siege of Tsingtao: Penguin Specials

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Published: 2014-3-03

ISBN: 9780143800118

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Penguin China

Synopsis

In 1914, Europe was not the only continent coming to terms with a new form of conflict. Through a mix of complex alliances and global ambition, the war had spread to northern China, where the German-held port of Tsingtao became a key battleground. To strike a blow at Kaiser Wilhelm’s naval forces, Britain and its ally Japan lay siege to the port during October and November. In The Siege of Tsingtao, the first of the Penguin China Specials on the First World War, celebrated historian Jonathan Fenby examines the causes of the battle, the ulterior motives for it, and the path it helped set East Asia

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Price: $9.99


Back from the Dead:A Landmark Ruling of Wrongful Conviction in China Penguin Special (eBook)

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Published: 2014-2-10

ISBN: 9780734310422

Format: eBook

Publisher: Penguin China

Synopsis

In April 1994, the body of an unidentified woman is found in a local village pond. Suspicion falls on She Xianglin, the husband of a local woman reported missing months earlier. With such a high profile case in the balance and no other suspects, the police focus on the one thing that can clinch the case: a confession. She Xianglin is detained, convicted and imprisoned, and the case is closed with swift justice. But eleven years later when a mysterious woman claiming to be the wife of She Xianglin reappears, she sets into motion a series of events truly stranger than fiction.

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Price: AU $3.99


Baijiu: The Essential Guide to Chinese Spirits (eBook)

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Published: 2014-12-08

ISBN: 9780143800149

Format: eBook

Publisher: Penguin China

Synopsis

Drawing on interviews with baijiu aficionados, distillers and key players in the alcoholic beverage industry, Sandhaus introduces the history and development of alcohol in China – the birthplace of grain-based alcohol. Distillation and production processes, the landscape of the industry today, and a page-by-page guide to the major varieties, distilleries and brands all feature in Baijiu: The Essential Guide to Chinese Spirits.

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Price: $14.99


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