Books

Meet the Hong Kong poet who is wowing Britain’s literary circles

Since moving to London, Chan has been named among the top 10 most influential BAME writers in Britain. In 2017, aged 27, she became the youngest shortlisted nominee for Forward Prize for a single poem.

5 Dec 2019 - 6:15PM
Woman in the wilderness: a Dutch author’s off-grid existence

Miriam Lancewood honed her survival skills on the road in Asia and bush-bashing on New Zealand’s South Island.

1 Dec 2019 - 8:00PM
Review | Is ganbei culture dying out? American goes on a baijiu bender

Author Derek Sandhaus examines the country’s long history and present relationship with alcohol.

28 Nov 2019 - 9:42AM
Review | The Supernova Era cements Cixin Liu’s position as leader of the sci-fi pack

Absorbing story of children ruling China after adults die out in a cosmic event looks at the perils of play and has echoes in today’s generational conflicts.

27 Nov 2019 - 5:19PM
How Nepalese Gurkhas helped put down 1960s Hong Kong unrest

In Gurkha Odyssey, Peter Duffell, commander of the British forces in Hong Kong from 1989-92, tells the story of 200 years of service by the Nepalese Gurkhas. In this edited excerpt, Duffell describes a Hong Kong rocked by riots during the 1960s – events that resonate today as the city again struggles with unrest

17 Nov 2019 - 3:00PM
Review | Finally, fearless feminist travel writer Sanmao is transl