Skip to product information
1 of 1

Goldsboro Books

The Eye of Jade

The Eye of Jade

by Diane Wei Liang

Publisher Picador

Released:

  • Signed by the Author
  • UK First Edition
  • First Printing
  • Hardcover


Regular price £20.00
Regular price Sale price £20.00
Sale Sold out
Rendering loop-subscriptions
Rendering loop-subscriptions

Available from:

Limited Edition Copies

View full details

About the book

Mei is a modern, independent Chinese woman. She runs her own business in Beijing, working as a private investigator; she owns a car; she even has that most modern of commodities, a male secretary. One day, Uncle Chen, no relation but a close friend of her mother, comes to Mei with a case to investigate. He asks her to find a Han dynasty jade of great value. The jade was taken from its museum during the years of the Cultural Revolution when Red Guards swarmed the streets, destroying many remnants of the past. Meis investigations reveal a story that has far more to do with the past, and her own family history, than she could ever have expected. The story forces her to delve into that dark, brutal part of Chinas history, Maos labour camps and the countless deaths for which no one was ever held responsible. It exposes the agonizing choices made during the Revolution, to kill or be killed, to love or to live. The Eye of Jade is a fascinating glimpse of city life in modern China. Liang captures vividly Beijings bustle and noise, from seedy gambling dens and cheap noodle bars to the splendour of the Forbidden City. With a rich cast of characters, spanning immigrant workers and government officials, she examines the sometimes uneasy relationship between Chinas brutal communist past under Mao and its increasingly capitalist present.

Collapsible content

About the Author

Diane Wei Liang

Diane was born in Beijing and spent part of her childhood with her parents in a labour camp in a remote region of China. She has a BA from Peking University and a MBA and a Ph.D from Carnegie Mellon University. She was a former award-winning professor of business in the USA and the UK.


Diane is the author of a memoir, Lake With No Name, and novels featuring Beijing private detective Mei Wang: The Eye of Jade, Paper Butterfly and The House of Golden Spirit. Her novels have been translated into 23 languages and published in 28 countries and territories. The Eye of Jade was shortlisted for The Shamus Award for Best First P.I. Novel, awarded by the American Private Eye Writers Associaion (PEWA).


  • Professionally Packed

    All of our books that have a dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.

  • Book Condition & Notes

    All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.

1 of 4