The I.B.Tauris 2017 Review
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The I.B.Tauris 2017 Review

As 2017 draws to a close, the I.B.Tauris staff have again taken the chance to reflect on their favourite books, from our own (strong) stable – and from further afield. As usual, there’s a wonderfully eclectic range, so dive in!   Madeleine Hamey-Thomas; Visual Culture Editor I.B.Tauris Book of the Year: China’s Forgotten People: Xinjiang, … Continue reading

Extracts from ‘Chasing the Chinese Dream’ by Nick Holdstock
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Extracts from ‘Chasing the Chinese Dream’ by Nick Holdstock

To celebrate the publication of Nick Holdstock’s Chasing the Chinese Dream: Stories from Modern China, we’ve chosen some vignettes from the book to give you flavour of its surreal, picaresque and immersive atmosphere.   Journalist and writer Nick Holdstock has travelled the length of this huge country in order to find out the reality behind this rhetoric – from … Continue reading

Extract from ‘The Kingdom of Women’ by Choo Waihong
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Extract from ‘The Kingdom of Women’ by Choo Waihong

  By far the most remarkable tale of the Mosuo tribe is their story of love. Walking marriage is the most talked of, most bandied about narrative to come out of the Mosuo way of life.  Anthropologists and sociologists focus on the phenomenon, writers pen volumes on the subject and documentary filmmakers produce countless episodes … Continue reading