Qiu Xiaolong
Qiu Xiaolong is a Chinese author of crime thriller novels as well as a poet and translator. He writes the Inspector Chen series. Xiaolong came to the United States simply to write a book about poet T.S. Eliot, but was unable to return home due to political reasons. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri with his wife and daughter.

Qiu Xiaolong became a published author in 2000 with the novel Death of a Red Heroine, which began his Inspector Chen series. The novel won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel in 2001. Below is a list of Qiu Xiaolong’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Inspector Chen Books


Death of a Red Heroine(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Loyal Character Dancer(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
When Red is Black(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Case of Two Cities(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Red Mandarin Dress(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mao Case(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Don't Cry, Tai Lake(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Enigma of China(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shanghai Redemption(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Lines Around China(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Years of Red Dust(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Disappearing Shanghai: Photographs and Poems of an Intimate Way of Life(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies


Treasury of Chinese Love Poems(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Evoking Tang: An Anthology of Classical Chinese Poetry(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Qiu Xiaolong Synopsis: Lines Around China by Qiu Xialong is a poetry collection divided into three parts. The first part (“Lines Out of China”) consists of poems written in the U.S.; the second part (“Lines in China”) is made up of poems that Qiu wrote while on his frequent trips to China and older Chinese poems that have been translated into English; finally, the last part (“Cathay Revisited”) is Qiu’s translations of classical Chinese poetry.

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