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Half a Lifelong Romance

by Eileen Chang & Karen S. Kingsbury

Shanghai, 1930s. Shen Shijun, a young engineer, has fallen in love with his colleague, the beautiful Gu Manzhen. He is determined to resist his family’s efforts to match him with his wealthy cousin so that...

Apricot's Revenge

by Song Ying, Howard Goldblatt & Sylvia Li-chun Lin

A business tycoon in China is found dead; he apparently suffered a heart attack while swimming. His body is washed onto a beach in a popular resort known as the Hawaii of the East. But soon it becomes clear...

The Embroidered Shoes

by Can Xue, Ronald R. Janssen & Jian Zhang

Can Xue (pronounced "tsan shway") is considered by many to be the most spirited, fearless, radical fiction writer to come out of contemporary China. Even her name is marked by tenacity (it's a pen name referring...

The Dark Forest

Three Body #2

by Cixin Liu & Joel Martinsen

This near-future trilogy is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience this multiple-award-winning phenomenon from Cixin Liu, China's most beloved science fiction author. In The Dark Forest,...

French Concession

by Xiao Bai

An acclaimed Chinese writer makes his English language debut with this heart-stopping literary noir, a richly atmospheric tale of espionage and international intrigue, set in Shanghai in 1931—an electrifying,...

Naked Earth

by Eileen Chang & Perry Link

An NYRB Classics Original

Set in the early years of Mao’s China, Naked Earth is the story of two earnest young people confronting the grim realities of revolutionary change. Liu Ch’üan and Su Nan meet in...

The Seventh Day: A Novel

by Yu Hua & Allan H. Barr

From the acclaimed author of Brothers and To Live: a major new novel that limns the joys and sorrows of life in contemporary China.


Yang Fei was born on a moving train. Lost by his mother, adopted by a young...

The Three-Body Problem

Three Body #1

Hugo Award for Best Novel 2015

by Cixin Liu & Ken Liu

The Three-Body Problem is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience this multiple award winning phenomenon from China's most beloved science fiction author, Liu Cixin.

Set against the backdrop...

The Last Lover

by Can Xue & Annelise Finegan Wasmoen

In Can Xue’s extraordinary book, we encounter a full assemblage of husbands, wives, and lovers. Entwined in complicated, often tortuous relationships, these characters step into each other’s fantasies, carrying...

Call to Arms

by Lu Xun

Call to Arms is a collection of revolutionary Chinese writer Lu Xun’s most famous and most important short stories. Featuring “A Madman’s Diary,” a scathing attack of traditional Confucian civilization...


by Mai Jia, Olivia Milburn & Christopher Payne

One of China's bestselling novels, an unusual literary thriller that takes us deep into the world of code breaking

In his gripping debut novel, Mai Jia reveals the mysterious world of Unit 701, a top-secret Chinese...

Boy in the Twilight: Stories of the Hidden China

by Yu Hua & Allan H. Barr

From the acclaimed author of Brothers and To Live: thirteen audacious stories that resonate with the beauty, grittiness, and exquisite irony of everyday life in China.


Yu Hua’s narrative gifts, populist voice,...

Enigma of China

Inspector Chen #8

by Qiu Xiaolong

Chief Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Police Department is in an unusual situation-a poet by training and inclination, he was assigned by the party to the Police Department after he graduated college, where...

The Dark Road: A Novel

by Ma Jian & Flora Drew

From one of world literature’s most courageous voices, a novel about the human cost of China’s one-child policy through the lens of one rural family on the run from its reach

Far away from the Chinese economic...

The Garlic Ballads: A Novel

by Mo Yan & Howard Goldblatt

Mo Yan, winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature penned this epic novel of beauty and brutality, set in a landscape at once strange and alluring. The farmers of Paradise County have been leading a hardscrabble...

The Bathing Women: A Novel

by Tie Ning, Hongling Zhang & Jason Sommer

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

Don't Cry, Tai Lake

Inspector Chen #7

by Qiu Xiaolong

"Dark, gorgeous…feels authentically Chinese and it works like a charm." --Washington Post Book World on A Case of Two Cities

Chief Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Police Department is offered a bit of luxury...

The Republic of Wine: A Novel

by Mo Yan & Howard Goldblatt

When special investigator Ding Gou'er hears persistent rumors that there is cannibalism in the province called the Republic of Wine, he goes to learn the truth. Beginning at the Mount Luo Coal Mine, he meets...

Sounds of the River: A Memoir

by Da Chen

In this "equally beguiling sequel to his acclaimed memoir, Colors of the Mountain" (Kirkus Reviews), teenager Da Chen takes his first train ride away from the farm he was raised on to his new university life...

Years of Red Dust

by Qiu Xiaolong

Published originally in the pages of Le Monde, this collection of linked short stories by Qiu Xiaolong has already been a major bestseller in France (Cite de la Poussiere Rouge) and Germany (Das Tor zur Roten...