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FBooks About Chinaebruary is Chinese New Year and this year is the Year of the Monkey. If you’re in London there’s a special celebration with a parade from Charing Cross Road to Shaftesbury Avenue and lions in China Town. Plus there’s entertainment in Shaftesbury Avenue and on Trafalgar Square. Find the timings on the Mayor of London/London Assembly Chinese New Year 2016 page.

Do you know which Chinese year it was when you were born? The Travel China Guide will help you find it.

Check out some of the material we have for you to borrow about China. If English is not your first language then Patrick Catel’s China gives you a good overview of the culture, politics, history, environment and wildlife of the country.

If you’re interested in art then Chinese Art in Detail by Carol Michelson and Jane Portal may be of interest.

We’ve also got a of biography about China:

Falling Leaves Return to their Roots: the True Story of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter by Adeline Yen Mah

Or how about some fiction? We have these to tempt you:

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan (which we’ve also got on DVD)

Everything I Never Told You  by Celeste Ng


Countries Around the World booksThis week the World Cup kicked off in Brazil. We’ve got a selection of colourful books on world cities which includes the World Cup host nation’s famous city Rio de Janeiro:

Global Cities: Rio de Janeiro by Simon Scoones

is part of a series published by Evans. They give you key facts about the history, transport, culture, economy, leisure, tourism and environment in the city. Plus an insider’s view on what it’s like to live there. We’ve also got from the series:

Global  Cities: Mexico by Edward Parker.

We all know there’s many nations taking part in World Cup. Raintree’s Countries Around the World series complements these providing a brief history of the country, information on the regions, animals, infrastructure and culture of the country. Plus they come with a timeline and key facts. We have:

Algeria by Lori McManus

China by Patrick Catel

Liberia by Robin S. Doak

Morocco by Nick Hunter

We got both of the series based on feedback from our students wanting more information about other cultures and countries.

Global Cities books

Feminist writers French and EnglishAs the national residential college for women we collect material on women’s history, women’s rights and feminism. So as you can imagine we were delighted to get a postcard from the British Library alerting us to a new oral history resource called Sisterhood and after: an oral history of the Women’s Liberation Movement.

Sisterhood charts the history of the Women’s Liberation Movement in the United Kingdom from the 1960s to 1980s through oral testimonies. It’s broken down into themes; family and children, mind, body and spirit, sex, love and friendship, race, place and nation, education,equality and work, activism, politics and legislation, change, culture and art and who we were, how we are.  It also includes biographies of the participants and a timeline.

With British Library permission granted you’ll find it through our Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC).

It’s 100 today to the start of the London Olympics Games. But did you also know that part of the celebrations includes a Cultural Olympiad?

Visit the London Festival 2012 page to find out about events happening to mark the Olympics. These include art, music, plays, dance and much more. It runs from 21 June to 9 September. You can search by artist and venue.

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