Tea on the Great Wall

An American Girl in War-Torn China. By Patricia Luce Chapman

“Shirley Temple” in Wonderland meets Chinese opium addicts, Nazis, and Japanese bayonets. China in the 1930s and a young American girl is an eye-witness as the world falls apart.

A True Friend to China

The Friends Ambulance Unit ‘China Convoy’, 1945-1951. By Andrew Hicks

China in the late 1940s was another world, an ancient society still in the grips of feudalism, desperately poor and in need of modernisation.

Willow Pattern Walkabout

By Kirwan Ward and Paul Rigby. With a New Foreword by Graham Earnshaw

Unexpectedly in 1958, an irreverent British journalist and Australian cartoonist duo were granted visas to visit Communist China at its most closed and inscrutable.

Two Years in the Forbidden City

By Princess Der Ling. With a New Foreword by Graham Earnshaw

For two years, Der Ling was the favorite lady-in-waiting to the Empress Dowager Cixi in the imperial palace in Beijing.

Hong Kong Policeman

Law, life and death on the streets of Hong Kong. An English police inspector tells it as it was. By Chris Emmett

Hong Kong in 1970 was the fastest expanding city in the world, a city that lived on three levels - the expatriates, nearly always British who lived in almost complete isolation; the vast mass of Ch

It's A Rough Game But Good Sport

The life, times and personalities of the Shanghai Rugby Football Club. By Simon Drakeford

The Treaty Port of Shanghai was established in 1843. As the ‘Model Settlement’ grew, thoughts inevitably turned to recreation.