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The Shortest History of China


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Linda Jaivin

Linda Jaivin is an Australian writer, the author of eleven books (seven novels and four books of non-fiction including the Quarterly Essay Found in Translation: In Praise of a Plural World), and a film translator (from Chinese). Her most recent …

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Praise for The Shortest History of China

‘A fast-paced and witty survey of China’s past, written with spirit and verve. Jaivin knows her stuff but wears her erudition lightly. Iconoclastic, informative and more attentive to female figures than many comparable works. Highly recommended.’ —Jeffrey Wasserstrom, author of Vigil: Hong Kong on the Brink

‘An electrifying and erudite ride through Chinese history – Linda Jaivin has written an illuminating history book that is also a real page-turner.’ —Alice Pung, author of Unpolished Gem and Her Father’s Daughter

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