The Jing is a free novel series by Thomas Longrigg, inspired by another work:

Spectrum: The Joy, Stress, Love and Goodbyes of Expats in Beijing

The Jing follows the lives of several expats living in Beijing, detailing the ups and downs they go through each day, and hopefully giving others insight into what life is really like in China for both locals and foreigners alike. Each part is written independently and then published onto iBooks where it is available absolutely free of charge.

Thomas Longrigg has lived in Beijing since 2009, and before that has lived in the cities of Dalian and Taizhou. The expat community of Beijing provided the inspiration for a lot of his work about life in China, and The Jing is a new series designed to give people outside Beijing a window into China life. It is intended to work as a kind of “soap opera” in book form — a novella series if you will — where drama, comedy and sometimes total horror all play out in the same day.



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