Julia Lovell

Julia Lovell was born in 1975 and teaches Chinese history and literature at the University of Cambridge. She has spent extensive periods in China and has recently translated the prize-winning Chinese novel, A Dictionary of Maqiao. She writes on China for The Guardian, The Times, The Economist and The Times Literary Supplement. The Great Wall of China was long-listed for the 2006 Samuel Johnson Prize.


‘[a] richly detailed survey of 1,000 years of Chinese history’ The Sunday Times

‘a very good read. She tells an engaging story and is impressively abreast of her subject.’ The Guardian

‘This is a book that should be read by anyone seeking an extensive overview of China’s story’ The Irish Times

‘Lovell is to be congratulated’ The Yorkshire Evening Post

Titles & Rights:
The Opium Wars (tbc)
The Great Wall of China (2006)