Andrew Shaw, author of Jade Life: An Englishman’s Love Affair with China’s National Treasure, at work in Suzhou, China. Photo: Andrew Shaw

Jade: how an Englishman fell under spell of the stone and learned Chinese so he could learn to carve it

  • Former BBC reporter Andrew Shaw gave up his career in journalism and life in England to become the only foreign master jade carver in China
  • In a new book, he describes the lengths he went to in his quest, from learning the craft to mastering the Chinese language
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Andrew Shaw, author of Jade Life: An Englishman’s Love Affair with China’s National Treasure, at work in Suzhou, China. Photo: Andrew Shaw
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Pentaphylax euroides from Portraits of Trees of Hong Kong and Southern China.

Beautiful watercolour plates of more than 100 Hong Kong trees a real labour of love

  • 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
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Pentaphylax euroides from Portraits of Trees of Hong Kong and Southern China.
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