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Condemned to Crisis: A Lowy Institute Paper: Penguin Special
Condemned to Crisis: A Lowy Institute Paper: Penguin Special Ken Ward
It is often said that no country is more important to Australia than Indonesia. Yet the execution of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran is just the latest in a long line of crises that have marred relations between Canberra and Jakarta. 
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After Cancer: Penguin Special
After Cancer: Penguin Special Ranjana Srivastava
With warmth and vigour, After Cancer demystifies the aftermath of treatment, delving into what survivorship really entails. Oncologist Dr Ranjana Srivastava also introduces a useful survivorship template.
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The Embarrassed Colonialist: Penguin Special
The Embarrassed Colonialist: Penguin Special Sean Dorney
It is time we shed our embarrassment about our colonial past and embrace our relationship with our nearest neighbour.
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The Siege of Tsingtao: The only battle of the First World War to be fought in East Asia: how it came about and why its aftermath is still relevant today: Penguin Specials
The Siege of Tsingtao: The only battle of the First World War to be fought in East Asia: how it came about and why its aftermath is still relevant today: Penguin Specials Jonathan Fenby
In The Siege of Tsingtao, the first of the Penguin China Specials on the First World War, celebrated historian Jonathan Fenby examines the causes of the battle, the ulterior motives for it, and the path it helped set East Asia on for decades to come.
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Getting Stuck in For Shanghai: Putting the Kibosh on the Kaiser from theBund: The British at Shanghai and the Great War: Penguin Specials
Getting Stuck in For Shanghai: Putting the Kibosh on the Kaiser from theBund: The British at Shanghai and the Great War: Penguin Specials Robert Bickers
In this First World War Special, historian Robert Bickers explores the contradictions, patriotic fervour and battlefield experiences of the largest contingent of Shanghai Britons to fight the Kaiser's forces in Europe.
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Picnics Prohibited: Diplomacy in a Chaotic China during the First World War: Penguin Specials
Picnics Prohibited: Diplomacy in a Chaotic China during the First World War: Penguin Specials Frances Wood
At the time of the First World War, the Chinese republic was in its infancy. It had joined a number of international organizations and ratified the Hague Conventions, but found its diplomatic efforts hampered by its young, inexperienced leadership, its factional and . . .
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Betrayal in Paris
Betrayal in Paris Paul French
In this First World War China Special Paul French explores China's betrayal by the West, the charismatic advocates it sent to the conference and the hugely significant May Fourth Movement that resulted from the treaty.
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England's Yellow Peril
England's Yellow Peril Anne Witchard
As England suffered heavy casualties at the front during World War One, the nation closed ranks against outsiders at home. England sought to reaffirm its racial dominance at the heart of the empire, and the Chinese in London became the principal scapegoat for anti-foreign sentiment.
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From the Tsar's Railway to the Red Army
From the Tsar's Railway to the Red Army Mark O'Neill
It is a little known fact that during the First World War Russia received the majority of Chinese wartime labourers working overseas. Despite assurances that they would not be involved in the war, thousands of Chinese workers dug trenches and carried ammunition for troops on the Eastern Front under brutal conditions.
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Fields of White: Penguin Special
Fields of White: Penguin Special Keyi Sheng
From Man Asian Literary Prize nominee Sheng Keyi comes an offbeat and true-to-life tale of the inconstancy of modern life.
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Chomping at the Bitcoin: The Past, Present and Future of Bitcoin in China: Penguin Specials
Chomping at the Bitcoin: The Past, Present and Future of Bitcoin in China: Penguin Specials Zennon Kapron
In May 2013, China's main state-run broadcaster aired a documentary about a little known virtual currency called Bitcoin. Over the next six months, the value of Bitcoin rocketed as Chinese money poured in.
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What's Wrong with Diplomacy?: The Future of Diplomacy and the Case of China and the UK: Penguin Specials
What's Wrong with Diplomacy?: The Future of Diplomacy and the Case of China and the UK: Penguin Specials Kerry Brown
What's Wrong With Diplomacy? is a call to arms and a probing indictment of diplomacy's failure to adapt to a changing world.
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Radish: Penguin Specials
Radish: Penguin Specials Mo Yan
During China's collectivist era in the late 1950s, a rural work team responsible for building an important floodgate receives a strange new recruit: Hei-hai, a skinny, silent and almost feral boy.
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The People's Bard: How China Made Shakespeare its Own: Penguin Specials
The People's Bard: How China Made Shakespeare its Own: Penguin Specials Nancy Pellegrini
The story of Shakespeare in China is one of cultural blending and reinvention. Peopled by devoted evangelists, theatre directors and dogged interpreters intent on bridging divisions of language and politics, it tracks the trajectory of modern Chinese history and the development of theatre arts
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Beethoven in China: The People's Republic: Penguin Specials
Beethoven in China: The People's Republic: Penguin Specials Jindong Cai, Sheila Melvin, Jindong Cai and Sheila Melvin
At the turn of the twentieth century, students returning from abroad brought Beethoven to China. The composer's perseverance in the face of adversity and his musical genius resonated in a nation searching for a way forward.
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A Billion Voices: China's Search for a Common Language: Penguin Specials
A Billion Voices: China's Search for a Common Language: Penguin Specials David Moser
David Moser tells the remarkable story of China's language unification agenda and its controversial relationship with modern politics, challenging our conceptions of what it means to speak and be Chinese.
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Flock of Brown Birds: Penguin Specials
Flock of Brown Birds: Penguin Specials Ge Fei
In this avant garde novella, memory and time are subjective. A writer named Ge Fei retreats to the beautiful solitude of the Waterside to finish his novel inspired by the Revelations of St. John.
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City of Protest: A Recent History of Dissent in Hong Kong: Penguin Specials
City of Protest: A Recent History of Dissent in Hong Kong: Penguin Specials Antony Dapiran
An insightful exploration of the historical and social stimuli and implications of civil disobedience, City of Protest offers a compelling look at the often-fraught relationship between politics and belonging, and a city’s struggle to assert itself.
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Eight Juxtapositions: China through Imperfect Analogies from Mark Twian to Manchukuo Penguin Specials
Eight Juxtapositions: China through Imperfect Analogies from Mark Twian to Manchukuo Penguin Specials Jeffrey Wasserstrom
What do Pope Francis and Xi Jinping have in common? More than you think. Approaching the red Rubik's Cube from a new angle, Jeffrey Wasserstrom challenges conventional commentary on China through eight experimental analogies, finding fresh and surprising ways to look at the Asian superpower.
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Revolution: Monash University Undergraduate Prize Shortlist: Penguin Special
Revolution: Monash University Undergraduate Prize Shortlist: Penguin Special Emerging Writers Festival
This is the shortlist of exciting new writing from some of Australia's brightest student writers, on the theme of 'revolution'.
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The Kiss: Penguin Special
The Kiss: Penguin Special Peter Goldsworthy
A short shot of brilliant storytelling – one of the most celebrated modern Australian short stories is now available to read by itself, wherever you are.
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