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Join Austin Williams, author of 'New Chinese Architecture', to learn about today's female Chinese architects and all that they have been doing.

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Many of Magnum’s most renowned photographers have photographed China, returning time and again, their fascination growing in line with the country’s burgeoning accessibility and international influence. We take a look at some of the stunning photos from 'Magnum China'.

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Since the birth of the Chinese movie industry in 1920, over 300 movie periodicals were created; although little trace now remains of that once-flourishing print genre, 'Chinese Movie Magazines' collates and contextualizes more than 500 full-colour covers, “from Charlie Chaplin to Chairman Mao”.

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With her newest title in the 'Chineasy' series, YouTube sensation Shaolan introduces a pocket-sized guide to characters, words, phrases, culture and traditions for travellers of all types.

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It's hard to think of anyone who could have created 'The Grammar of Spice' with its seamless weaving of decoration and reference, poetry and history. As a designer, Caz Hildebrand has worked on books by some of the people most responsible for broadening the vocabulary of seasoning in western cooking, notably Yotam Ottolenghi, and Sam and Sam Clark of Moro. And, as we shall see, she has had her own journey through the understanding of global cuisines, which has tied into her own work.

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How do writers and citizens in the different countries of the world view their own past? What key events and influences shaped those perspectives? And how accurate are the views from foreign commentators? In 'Histories of Nations' leading writers and scholars from 28 countries give thoughtful, engaging accounts of their own nations history. Read an exclusive introductory extract here.

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