Linda Jaivin is the internationally published Australian author of twelve fiction and non-fiction titles. These include The China memoir The Monkey and the Dragon, The short history and guide Beijing, and The longform Quarterly Essay Found in Translation. She is also a prolific essayist, cultural commentator, and the co-editor of The China Story Yearbook (produced by the Australian National University Centre on China in the World). A literary translator from Chinese specializing in film, she has subtitled films ranging from Chen Kaige’s Farewell My Concubine to Wong Kar-Wai’s Grandmaster and Dante Lam’s Operation Red Sea. A graduate of Brown University in Asian History, she lived, studied and worked in Taiwan, Hong Kong and mainland China for a total of nine years and was Asiaweek magazine’s first China correspondent. Her latest book is the critically acclaimed The Shortest History of China. Her website is www.lindajaivin.com.au.