Published by Thames & Hudson

Chinese Lives is a fresh, authoritative approach to the story of China, told through short biographies of almost 100 men and women from all walks of life – a colourful array of individuals, from an early warrior lady of the 13th century BC, Fu Hao, to the late 20th-century communist leader Deng Xiaoping. They include officials and political figures, rebels, exiles, philosophers, poets, artists, musicians, scientists, military leaders and committed pacifists: their careers, achievements, misdeeds, disasters, punishments, ideas and love stories make this an unforgettable read.
Runner up of the 2014 HistoryToday/Longman Picture Research Awards.