Julia Lovell is Professor of Modern China at Birkbeck College, University of London.
She is the author of Maoism: A Global History, which won the 2019 Cundill History Prize, and The Opium War, which won the 2012 Jan Michalski Prize. Her many translations of modern Chinese fiction into English include
The Real Story of Ah Q and Other Tales of China and an abridged version of Journey to the West, both for Penguin Classics.
She writes about China for several newspapers, including The Guardian, Financial Times, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.