Melanie Ho

Yan Ge’s novel, translated from Chinese by Jeremy Tiang, follows a cryptozoologist who is tasked with learning about the beasts of a fictional city and in uncovering their stories, discovers more about herself, too.

In China Through Time, young readers go on a time-travelling journey through 2,500 years of Chinese history. Stunning panoramic illustrations and engaging text bring key periods and turning points in the Grand Canal’s story to life.

You might not know his name, but you will know his work. Chinese immigrant Tyrus Wong was the lead production illustrator for the Disney classic film Bambi – but he never received proper recognition for his dreamy artwork.

Sally Grace Bunker spent up to six hours a day for 7½ years to complete this stunning book. Her watercolour plates depict more than 100 trees in different stages of development.


Front Desk, the debut novel of Harvard Law graduate and Hong Kong writing and debate coach Kelly Yang, recounts the highs and lows of a family-run motel as seen through the eyes of a 10-year-old desk clerk – as she once was herself

The Dom Pedro V Theatre, built in 1860, will host a production combining two operas, La Serva Padrona from 1733 and Il Segreto di Susanna from 1909, with music supplied by a trombone quartet. More operas are planned for the future

In an extract from her new book, Hong Kong author Melanie Ho describes how a singer from Xian, China, has made some of the biggest roles in Italian opera her own, none more than the title role in Madama Butterfly

Since her debut in 1998, He has sung the role of Aida in some of the best-known opera houses in the world; she returns to Hong Kong to reprise her favourite part in a new joint production by Shanghai Opera House and Opera Hong Kong

Director turns to the theatre of Hollywood musicals for production of Rossini’s comic opera, and mezzo-soprano Stephanie Lauricella, making her Asian debut, relishes the challenge of singing Rosina, gutsy girl in a man’s world

The latest collection of short stories, personal essays and more from the Hong Kong Women in Publishing Society takes readers across the world and back in an engaging volume of nearly 60 pieces

Engle was a drug addict and alcoholic for a decade, but when he hit rock bottom it was his running that saved his life, as he recounts in this personable, plain-speaking autobiography