Chinese author Chan Koonchung at the Asia Society Hong Kong Centre in Admiralty, Hong Kong. The title of Chan’s new book, “Zero Point Beijing”, refers to a plaque mounted in Tiananmen Square which signifies the starting point of all highways in China. Photo: Jonathan Wong Chinese author Chan Koonchung at the Asia Society Hong Kong Centre in Admiralty, Hong Kong. The title of Chan’s new book, “Zero Point Beijing”, refers to a plaque mounted in Tiananmen Square which signifies the starting point of all highways in China. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Chinese author Chan Koonchung at the Asia Society Hong Kong Centre in Admiralty, Hong Kong. The title of Chan’s new book, “Zero Point Beijing”, refers to a plaque mounted in Tiananmen Square which signifies the starting point of all highways in China. Photo: Jonathan Wong

An alternative view of Beijing history over eight centuries of unparalleled power in Chan Koonchung’s new novel

  • ‘Zero Point Beijing’ follows a boy trapped in the netherworld and his search for truth over 800 years of the Chinese capital’s history
  • The book weaves together a bloody historical account of the country’s feudalistic autocracy

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Chinese author Chan Koonchung at the Asia Society Hong Kong Centre in Admiralty, Hong Kong. The title of Chan’s new book, “Zero Point Beijing”, refers to a plaque mounted in Tiananmen Square which signifies the starting point of all highways in China. Photo: Jonathan Wong Chinese author Chan Koonchung at the Asia Society Hong Kong Centre in Admiralty, Hong Kong. The title of Chan’s new book, “Zero Point Beijing”, refers to a plaque mounted in Tiananmen Square which signifies the starting point of all highways in China. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Chinese author Chan Koonchung at the Asia Society Hong Kong Centre in Admiralty, Hong Kong. The title of Chan’s new book, “Zero Point Beijing”, refers to a plaque mounted in Tiananmen Square which signifies the starting point of all highways in China. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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