About us

In 1996, Graham Earnshaw, founder of Earnshaw books, began developing the website talesofoldchina.com as an ever-expanding information portal about Chinese culture and history. As interest in the site grew, it became clear that these largely forgotten stories of China’s fascinating past deserved a chance to connect with larger contemporary audiences. To address this need, Earnshaw Books was founded in 2007. First specializing in reprints of old China classics, its focus today is mostly original works on Chinese history and culture, with occasional forays further afield. We publish a steadily growing catalogue of titles currently available internationally online and at select bookstores.