Our New Favourites from the Museum Gift Shop

The museum gift shop has had a bit of an overhaul in the last couple of weeks (just in case you missed out on seeing our Museum Director moving things around like an organisation expert). We’re proud to introduce great merchandise for our exhibition Han Dynasty: Life Everlasting, as well as some new book titles too.

What we’re reading at the moment:

Chineasy, by ShaoLan Hsueh

Beginner Chinese learners need to look no further than Chineasy, the hugely successful visual-based Chinese learning system. Combining a simple ‘building block principle’ with quirky illustrations, Chineasy ‘eases’ you in with base characters, which then help form the more complex ones. Quick, intuitive and, most importantly, fun, expanding your Chinese vocabulary is no longer a daunting task.

Available at the gift shop: Chineasy Everyday: Learning Chinese Through Its CultureChineasy: 60 Flashcards: The New Way to Read Chinese, Chineasy: The New Way to Read Chinese, and Chineasy: Set of 3 A5 Notebooks.

Hou Hanru, edited by Natalie King and Victorian Lynn

University of Melbourne: “On the eve of the 5th Auckland Triennial, Natalie King conducted a candid, public conversation with acclaimed biennial curator, Hou Hanru at Asialink, University of Melbourne. The publication, Hou Hanru, edited by Natalie King and Victoria Lynn, is a beautiful record of this conversation and the Curatorial Lab that took place, alongside an introduction from Nikos Papastergiadis.”

Hey There, Dumpling! 100 Recipes for Dumplings, Buns, Noodles & Other Asian Treats, by Kenny Lao

“Kenny Lao has been making dumplings for 30 years—in homes, food trucks, and restaurants across America. He has made dumplings at large family parties, in professional kitchens with Michelin-star chefs, and even with rap mogul P. Diddy. In his first cookbook, Lao reveals how to make the perfect dumpling and host amazing dumpling parties.”



The gift shop is located on the ground floor, at the museum lobby. Find everything on Chinese history, culture and art from our carefully curated range of book titles, exhibition merchandise and gift ideas!