The UK’s best Chinese and East Asian bookshops

Discover the UK’s best Chinese and East Asian bookstores The UK’s best Chinese and East Asian bookstores are listed here – covering language, culture, art and fiction. Whether you are interested in learning Chinese, taking a HSK test, or want to take up calligraphy – you will find your needs meet in either of the stores listed More...

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By Editorial On Friday, January 17th, 2014
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Sweet Mandarin Chinese Cookbook *COMPETITION – WIN AN EXCLUSIVE SIGNED COPY*

Helen and Lisa Tse the British Chinese twin-sisters behind the award-winning restaurant Sweet Mandarin in Manchester have released a cookbook featuring their famous Chinese cooking recipes. The book contains classic More...

By Tuey Mac On Thursday, December 5th, 2013
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Bend, Not Break: From Mao’s China to the White House by Ping Fu

Ping Fu was born on the eve of China’s Cultural Revolution; aged just eight she was taken from the arms of her loving family. For ten years she lived in bleak dormitories, suffered appalling treatment and More...

By Editorial On Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ by Kevin Kwan *WIN AN EXCLUSIVE COPY*

With a Hollywood film already in production the smash hit book ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ by Kevin Kwan hits the UK shelves this winter.  Yes you’ve guessed it – it’s about the lives of the More...

By Editorial On Thursday, July 18th, 2013
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‘The Reason I Jump: One Boy’s Voice from the Silence of Autism’ by Naoki Higashida

A book written by a Japanese 13 yr old autistic boy has become a surprise best seller in Britain only 2 weeks after it’s release. ‘The Reason I Jump’ is a collection of anecdotes and stories by More...

By Editorial On Friday, June 14th, 2013
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Win a Sushi Cookbook & Lessons by Yuki Gomi

Yuki Gomi’s Sushi at Home is a beautifully designed cookbook that will show how easy it is to make sushi at home. Do you love buying sushi for lunch, enjoy eating at Japanese restaurants for dinner, but think More...

By Tuey Mac On Sunday, February 24th, 2013
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Indochine: Baguettes and Bánh Mì by Luke Nguyen – review

Indochine is the latest cookery book by Vietnamese Australian chef Luke Nguyen. Part travelogue and part cultural bio Indochine examines the French influence in Vietnamese cuisine and the legacy of colonial days. I More...

By Tuey Mac On Sunday, February 3rd, 2013
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Reaching for my Gnu by Anna Chen – review

Reaching for my Gnu: Kindle edition | Paperbook edition on Amazon ‘Reaching for my Gnu’ reads like a funny witty yet savage critique on the modern ills of our time. What the hell is a gnu? Apparently More...

By Tuey Mac On Monday, December 10th, 2012
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Win a complete set of 10 travel guide books by Insight Guide

Win a complete set of 10 travel guide books by Insight Guide! Includes Shanghai, London and Hong Kong.  Click on the link below and answer their easy peasy question…   http://www.insightguides.com/competitions/win-a-set-of-insight-select-guides  More...

By Tuey Mac On Monday, December 3rd, 2012
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Grab a free Travel Guidebook worth £16.99!

Insight Guide are giving away a FREE Travel Guidebook of your choice worth £16.99, inc. Hong Kong, China, Vietnam, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia etc. Just signup to the free email newsletter here by Insight Guides More...

By Tuey Mac On Thursday, October 4th, 2012
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Sex, Politics and Poetry – Anna Chen reaches for her…what?!

Sex, Politics and Poetry – Anna Chen reaches for her…what?! Welcome to the latest offering from British-Chinese political satirist Anna Chen. If you’ve ever seen Anna Chen live you’ll know More...

By Tuey Mac On Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
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Escape from Camp 14

Just arrived in the post – ‘Escape from Camp 14: One man’s remarkable odyssey from North Korea to freedom in the West’ – an account of one man’s escape from North Korean prison More...