James Palmer

James Palmer is the author of The Bloody White Baron: The Extraordinary Story of the Russian Nobleman Who Became the Last Khan of Mongolia (Faber, 2008), short-listed for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, and The Death of Mao: The Tangshan Earthquake and the Birth of the New China (Faber, 2012). He won the Spectator’s Shiva Naipaul Prize for travel writing in 2003. Palmer lives in Beijing, where he is an editor for the English edition of The Global Times, and writes on modern Chinese history and society for Aeon Magazine.

Latest from James Palmer

The strangers: blood and fear in Xinjiang