China Girl

(35 customer reviews)


A large format coffee table book of 60 Intimate Portraits and Interviews of modern Chinese Girls

Size: 280 mm x 280 mm

Hardcover with Dust Jacket

156 pp



Since China opened its economy to the world, the country and its people have undergone a century of change in half the actual time. China’s women are no longer just caged birds, nor do they only hold up half the sky. So what have they made of themselves through the Chinese Miracle?. Thierry Coulon, by interviewing and giving his portrait subjects creative control, has given Chinese women a powerful way to express themselves, on their own terms rather than according to the propaganda line, or the orientalist narrative.


42 in stock


Additional information

Weight 1.5 kg
Dimensions 28 × 28 cm

35 reviews for China Girl

  1. Jacques L.

    Awesome work, excellent quality book and design

  2. Marc Porrot

    That book is the best gift you can make from China once you are so done with tea leaves and the cute chopsticks. The topic is treated in a creative way, pictures are an honest beauty and it is also a great way to learn what Chinese women really want and think!

  3. James Taylor JR

    Quite a piece of work, very interesting interviews and great portraits!

  4. julien

    Amazing work for this unique book…stories, pictures…i lived in china for a while and this book is an excellent summarize of chinese ladies lifestyle and diversity…Bravo Thierry

  5. Ronan

    Awesome book, great realization!

  6. Serge A

    My best buy 2017…super interesting to know better about the mysterious Chinese girls!

  7. TrevorP

    solid body of work. A very personal take on modern china.

  8. Gary Vayne

    Beautiful book! Nice portraits and the interviews is completing my curiosity

  9. Sabine Marchand

    Tres joli livre mon mari etait ravi de ce cadeau!

  10. Thierry H

    Amazing work. A window to China girls’ diversity.
    A wonderful walk among all those girls through Thierry’s eyes. The interviews clearly add to this unique experience.

  11. Ingrid Torres

    Excellent book! a good overview of mysterious Chinese girls and very nice portraits

  12. Greg.A

    THE photo book of the year here! Very original concept to leave the photos theme to the model’s mood & inspiration. An awesome shooting and printing job from Thierry for what will remain as an era’s testimony.

  13. Kevin Williams NYC

    A must to have, theses modern portraits of Chinese girls and interviews will leave a mark in time.

  14. Stephane M

    Congrats for this achievement a perfect piece of work!

  15. Kathy Bouquet

    Love the book! interesting!

  16. Jaylin Johnson

    My best 2017 purchase indeed! Super interesting, bravo for the photos!

  17. Christophe PRADERE

    It is a very sensitive work that the photographer present here. It’s a creative vision not only on chinese women, but also on the diversity of China. The way the artist look at all those women is like the way a writer would tell us a story that a part would still need to be imagined for our best pleasure. This book is sensually poetic.

  18. Michael Wirth

    finally this beautiful book is out ! And it worth it for all these portraits of chinese women in their diversity . Thierry has a very artistic and sensuel way to show that and the interviews help a lot to get deeper for understanding the personality of these woman . Bravo Thierry !

  19. Jack Holmes

    Just received the book and it’s a must love it! Didn’t read all the interviews yet but it’s so interesting to know more abt all theses women…a must have book!

  20. Kath

    I’m jealous! i’m not in a book like this…nice work Thierry thanks to open this mystery box about Chinese girls!

  21. Jean Luc Coche

    Very nice book, interesting to read and nice photos!

  22. Agathe M

    I love all the photos! Very nice insight of Chinese women

  23. Chloe Wang

    Just super!

  24. Alex Meyer

    Super interesting book, cool design and big format, the quality is very good. Nice for a gift or to put on your shelves

  25. Thomas D.

    Love it! So many interesting girls 🙂

  26. Sasha Hu

    Amazing work. Interesting concept with each different women. Love it!

  27. Eleanor Moseman

    What a beautiful and thoughtful honor to women of China! It could have easily been women of the world, as each woman shares secrets and thoughts of her own that resonate with every woman.

    Photography often lacks the ability to bring subjects to a multi-dimensionality but Thierry and his models have brought life into these pages, almost as if a symphony or dance. They are not just merely faces, responding to the male-gaze, but you can feel the interaction between photographer and woman – a performance of sorts.

    In a country, where women are often not praised for their individuality while standing strong to their authenticity, this book lets all their unique beauty come to light.

    I was left a bit speechless after the initial look through it, it was well beyond anything I expected.

    Not only are the images breathtaking in their own right, the quality, layout, and design of the book is one of the best I’ve encountered.

    Thank you Thierry, and wonderful women, for adding such a wonderful and thoughtful photography book to my collection.

  28. Seb D.

    Many thanks for this wonderful ouvrage, like it so much!

  29. Samantha Jones

    Nicely done, good print and quality of paper, love to read the interviews. A perfect gift

  30. JamesD

    Serious work, natural and true portraits…it stands on my table

  31. Douglasusete

    Awesome book and design and thanks again for signing it!

  32. Paul

    My passion for China just took a step ahead 🙂 nice piece of work!

  33. Shirleen

    Very nice photos and interesting book, interviews are a plus

  34. Ivy

    Very nice project and idea

  35. Sheba

    A really nice piece of work, it’s really nice to know more about this new generation of Chinese girls, photos are true and beautiful.

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