The current bilingual book documents each item of furniture by section, with succinct notes, provenance information and beautiful imagery.
What he sensed was the ambiguity I felt about my roots. We are Malaysians of Chinese ethnicity, and I grew up listening to him expound the superiority of Chinese culture.
Madeleine Thien will be discussing her work, her influences and her journey from a relatively unknown author in the UK.
The British Library manuscripts will be displayed alongside National Library of China items including translations, adaptations and critical responses.