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City of Devils: The Two Men Who Ruled the Underworld of Old Shanghai
by Paul French
Now one of Kirkus Reviews' "Best Books of the Year" From Paul French, the New York Times bestselling author of Midnight in Peking—winner of both the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime and the CWA Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction—comes City of Devils, a rags-to-riches tale of two self-made men set against a backdrop of crime and vice in...
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Categories: All Biographies & Memoirs
Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China
by Paul French
Winner of the both the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime and the CWA Non-Fiction Dagger from the author of City of Devils Chronicling an incredible unsolved murder, Midnight in Peking captures the aftermath of the brutal killing of a British schoolgirl in January 1937. The mutilated body of Pamela Werner was found at the base of...
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Categories: All Biographies & Memoirs
Oil on Water: Tankers, Pirates and the Rise of China
by Paul French, Sam Chambers
Out of sight, out of mind. That's the general reaction to the crucial movement of oil around the world's oceans. Yet this vital supply chain that allows the world to function is constantly under enormous, largely unreported pressure. The uninterrupted flow of oil is essential to globalisation, and increasingly so as manufacturing and...
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Categories: All Business, Investing and Leadership
The Badlands: More Stories from Midnight in Peking (A Penguin Special)
by Paul French
More tales of intrigue in Old Peking from bestselling author Paul FrenchThrough portraits of eight residents of Peking’s infamous Badlands district, Paul French brings the area and 1930s Peking vividly to life. A small warren of narrow hutongs, the Badlands sat just inside the eastern flank of the Tartar Wall, which at that time...
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Categories: All Biographies & Memoirs; All Nonfiction; All Politics, History and Current Events
Betrayal in Paris: How the Treaty of Versailles Led to China's Long Revolution: Penguin Special (Penguin Specials)
by Paul French
At the conclusion of 'the war to end war', the victorious powers set about redesigning the world map at the Paris Peace Conference. For China, Versailles presented an opportunity to regain territory lost to Japan at the start of the war. Yet, despite early encouragement from the world's superpowers, the country was to be severely...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Politics, History and Current Events
Our Supreme Leader: The Making of Kim Jong-un
by Paul French
Since his accession to power in 2012, Kim Jong-un has come to personify North Korea in the eyes of the outside world. An object of derision as much as fear, he has nevertheless succeeded in strengthening his grip on the country, purging potential rivals and strengthening the personality cult around himself and his predecessors. This...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Politics, History and Current Events
North Korea: State of Paranoia (Asian Arguments)
by Paul French
North Korea continues to make headlines, arousing curiosity and fear in equal measure. The world’s most secretive nuclear power, it still has Gulag-style prison camps, allows no access to the Internet and bans its people from talking to foreigners without official approval. In this remarkable and eye-opening book, internationally...
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Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events
Carl Crow - A Tough Old China Hand
by Paul French
Carl Crow arrived in Shanghai in 1911 and made the city his home for the next quarter of a century, working there as a journalist, newspaper proprietor, and groundbreaking adman. He also did stints as a hostage negotiator, emergency police sergeant, gentleman farmer, go-between for the American government, and propagandist. As his career...
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Categories: All Biographies & Memoirs; All Nonfiction
Ding: a one-man monologue based on the short story of the same name by Lao She
by Paul French
Ding: A one-man monologue based on the short story of the same name by Lao She - first published in 1935; adapted by Paul French in 2012, first performed in Beijing in 2013. Lao She's short story "Ding" (1935) is perhaps his most overtly modernist piece of writing showing the influences of British and Irish modernist literature that the...
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Categories: All Nonfiction
The Old Shanghai A-Z
by Paul French
This richly anecdotal guide to every street in Shanghai details many landmarks and stories associated with its best known avenues. A definitive index to the street names of Shanghai, some of which have disappeared or been removed, allows historians, researchers, tourists and the just plain curious to navigate the city in its pre-1949...
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Categories: All Nonfiction
Censoring Lady Chatterley in Shanghai: The Censorship of Western Culture and Entertainment in the Shanghai...
by Paul French
In the Republican period cultural censorship was a serious issue in the Shanghai International Settlement. However, usually it involved differences of opinion between the Nationalist government in Nanking (Nanjing) and the Shanghai Municipal Council in the foreign-controlled Settlement, empowered by the specific rights of...
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