The Emperor’s Bones reviewed on Chinese radio

Doris Wang talks to Adam Williams about The Emperor’s Bones, and Liu Xiangwei interviews Adam Williams – for Studio Plus (

A year after publication, Adam Williams’ ‘The Emperor’s Bones’ in Chinese translation remains No 8 on Dang’s Best Book List

  Based on readers’ and critics’ comments, more than a year after the publication of the Chinese translation of Adam Williams’ historical novel set in China’s warlord era in the 1920s, ‘The Emperor’s Bones’ remains in No 8 place on Dang’s Best Books list. The top ten last week consisted of: ‘Only a Doctor […]

Adam Williams’s The Palace of Heavenly Pleasure in Chinese translation

Buy Adam Williams’s The Palace of Heavenly Pleasure in Chinese translation on Dangdang Wang and!

Adam Williams’s new book Cixi’s Face is coming out next week

The Outsider Who Writes Books on China

On 6th April 2014, the Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily published a full page article by columnist Zhu Baoyu on Adam Willams’ written works as well as his 100 years’ family background in China. […]

Adam Williams at Bookworm Beijing Literary Festival 2014

Why We Write: Musharraf Ali Farooqi, David Vann & Ren Xiaowen, with Adam Williams

The opening of the 8th Bookworm Literary Festival will be marked by three prominent authors from around the world discussing their motivations and reasons for writing

Chinese History in English Literature: Adam Williams & Christopher New, with Simon Elegant

China’s vast history of grand emperors, complex and dramatic political intrigue, and cataclysmic civil wars offers up riches ripe for exploitation by story tellers the world over.

Adam Williams to talk at the Capital Club Beijing

China Revolutions and Family History

Date: Wednesday, 5 March 2014 – 18:00-20:00
Venue: Library Room
Price: RMB400 for Capital Club Members (includes 3 course dinner and 1 drink)
RSVP: or call 8486 2225 ext.263

Adam Williams featured in China Daily, China’s main English language newspaper

An essential expedition

Critics have lauded Adam Williams’ novel, The Emperor’s Bone, as a chance to re-examine a largely ignored period of China’s past, writes Mei Jia.

Hong Kong-born British businessman and explorer Adam Williams has two lifelong fascinations – China and writing. […]

Adam Williams to talk at Oxford and Cambridge Club Beijing

15 September – Sunday – 13:00
OCCB Speaker Series: Adam Williams on China

The Talk: Adam will speak on the topic of “Chinese Revolutions and China History”, which will cover four generations of history in China and the political events going on around them. This talk will be a fully illustrated presentation with period photos. […]

What the Chinese media said…

Adam has translated media and newspaper reports on his novel recently published in China:

Praise in the Chinese media for The Emperor’s Bones