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Graham Earnshaw is a businessman, writer and musician with many years of experience in the China world. He is Publisher of China Economic Review, Publisher of Earnshaw Books and Managing Partner of South China Media. He has written a number of books, including the travel guide On Your Own in China (1984), Tales of Old Shanghai (2008) and an account of his continuing walk across China, The Great Walk of China (2010). He translated a novel by Louis Cha into English, which was published by Oxford University Press. He has produced a number of albums of his own songs. He speaks Mandarin and Cantonese fluently, and his English is said to be acceptable.

Long Bio


I have written a pretty large quantity of books, articles, blogposts, songs and reviews, all with just two fingers.

Earnshaw Music

I have been playing music in public for decades, and also write tunes.


An experienced speaker on topics such as China’s economy, politics and social trends, publishing, journalism and music. For details, please Email


I have been walking across China since 2004, always starting at the last place I stopped. I began in Shanghai and the last walk ended 130km east of Chengdu. Click to buy the book of the walk.

Memoir Snippets

I have not (yet) written a book of memoirs, but I have written pieces that would make chapters in such a work. Click here to read them.

Music Archive

Links to various audio artifacts

Earnshaw Books

Earnshaw Books publishes quality books on China and beyond. The website can be found here.

China Economic Review

Publisher of China Economic Review, provider of independent analysis on the world’s most exciting economy since 1990.

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