Chinese Circles

Welcome to Chinese Circles, a set of novels about China and Hong Kong.

This website is designed to help you find information about the novels, and discover more about the places and characters featured in them.

The Shanghai Circle follows the lives of a taipan’s family and a triad gang during the Chinese war with the Japanese in 1936 and 1937. The Hong Kong Circle sees the action move to the colony through the war years, and up until the fall of China´s Republican government to Mao Zetong in 1949. The Mao Circle takes us through the traumatic years of Maoist China, and in 1967 how the Cultural Revolution almost brought Hong Kong to its knees. The fourth and final novel, A Circle Has No End, will tackle the handover of the colony to China in 1997, and brings descendants of the first novel’s characters back to modern day Shanghai – a city which today, is once again one of the most dynamic cities in the world. Just as it was in 1936.

You’ll find much of the inspiration behind each of the novels in Fact and Fiction and Photos, while my connection to this enigmatic part of the world is explained in Author.

Thanks for visiting.

Tony

You are welcome to contact me by using the form on the contact page.