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Shop Cats of China

Marcel Heijnen Catharine Nicol Ian Row



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Thames & Hudson
01 September 2021
Cats as pets
China's shop cats are little emperors of their own retail kingdoms, keeping rodents at bay and enticing customers inside. And now they are also the stars of this delightful little book, the companion to Shop Cats of Hong Kong.

Marcel Heijnen's compelling photographs take you from shop to shop across the provinces of China, where traditional retail and street life merge, rolling back the shutters on a little bit of Chinese culture and a whole lot of moggy charm. Meanwhile, Ian Row's intuitive haiku and stories invite you into the cats' innermost thoughts - sometimes catty, sometimes sweet, but always with a whisker or two of love.

With 90 illustrations in colour
Foreword by:  
Contributions by:  
Imprint:   Thames & Hudson
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 218mm,  Width: 170mm, 
Weight:   500g
ISBN:   9780500296110
ISBN 10:   0500296111
Pages:   160
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Marcel Heijnen is a Dutch photographer and designer who has lived in Asia for over twenty years. He lives in Hong Kong.

Reviews for Shop Cats of China

'Capturing the playful charms of these shop-bound kitties, the book is a charming and warm tribute to retail life in China' - Creative Review

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