Lazy Man in China
Helene Chung Martin

Paperback | Sep 2004 | Pandanus Books | 9781740761284 | 224pp | 227x153mm | Out of print | GEN

The story of China over two decades — its transition from Old Communism to New Capitalism — intertwined with the love story between former ABC Beijing correspondent Helene Chung, the first female posted abroad by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and her late partner, John Martin, the self-dubbed lazy man at the Australian Embassy in Beijing. His witty, perceptive and self-deprecating letters to family and friends have inspired a book interwoven with 90 colour photographs of China past and present.