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Great review of In the Land of Pagodas!

Bookish.asia has given our translation of Alfred Raquez’s book In the Land of Pagodas a stirling review (this same reviewer also gave us our first review on Amazon which got us 5 stars)!

We are very pleased that Raquez’s travels through China at the turn of the century are gaining a wider audience thanks to our efforts.

Check it out the Bookish.asia review here: http://bookish.asia/land-pagodas-%E2%80%A2-alfred-raquez/

Buy our book here: http://www.niaspress.dk/books/land-pagodas

Land of Pagodas excerpt in NeeHao magazine

Check out this excerpt from In the Land of Pagodas published in NeeHao magazine. It features a great section from our translation of Alfred Raquez’s first book: his description of a sumptuous dinner on a flower boat in Canton in 1898.

Read that here: http://www.neehao.co.uk/2017/04/in-the-land-of-pagodas-a-forgotten-tour-through-late-qing-china/

Then buy the book here: http://www.niaspress.dk/books/land-pagodas

Interview with WLG and PB on China Underground

Here’s nice a interview with myself and Paul about our translation of Alfred Raquez’s first book, In the Land of Pagodas.

Check out the interview here in English: https://china-underground.com/2017/04/13/curious-case-mr-alfred-raquez-parisian-fugitive-run-far-east/

And here in Italian: https://cinaoggi.it/2017/04/13/la-curiosa-storia-alfred-raquez-un-francese-fuga-estremo-oriente-allinizio-del-secolo-scorso/

Thanks to the good folks over at China Underground for their awesome support!!

 

Land of Pagodas on China Underground!!

You can feel us penetrating the Great Wall here: http://china-underground.com/2017/04/03/in-the-land-of-the-pagodas/

It’s  a cool newswebsite in English about Chinese topics that don’t have to do with Xi, trade, Trump, or the South China Sea, so click around once you get there.

In the Land of Pagodas on Asian Books Blog

My pal and fellow Monsoon Books author Rosie Milne runs a nifty blog called Asian Books and she was kind enough to post this puff piece about my scholarly translation with Paul Bruthiaux of Alfred Raquez’s travelogue In the Land of Pagodas which was recently published by NIAS Press.

Check it out and support Rosie’s blog…then buy a copy and support me!

http://www.asianbooksblog.com/2017/03/touring-china-with-shady-frenchman-by.html

In the Land of Pagodas goes to press

After a brief delay, NIAS Press is now pressing print on our translation of Alfred Raquez’s first book, In the Land of Pagodas, his travel account through China in 1898/99.

NIAS did a beautiful job putting this book together. It looks gorgeous! It will be available from 29 February.

You can learn more and pre-order your copy here: http://www.niaspress.dk/books/land-pagodas

Paul and I are already well into our translation of Raquez’s second book, Pages Laotiennes, an account of his trip through Laos in 1899/1900. That should be in print in about a year.

 

NIAS Press catalog copy for In the Land of Pagodas

The catalog copy for In the Land of Pagodas, our forthcoming release from NIAS Press, is now out!

We’re thrilled to be the first book listed in the catalog!

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You can download the catalog copy here: apdp-catalog-copy

You can download the whole catalog here: http://www.e-pages.dk/ku/1252/

 

 

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