Shop Cats of China


A charming collection of cats photographed in a range of quirky and atmospheric shops across China


ISBN: 9780500296110 Category:

Marcel Heijnen


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

Additional information

Weight 510 g
Dimensions 17.2 x 21.8 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 16 September 2021
Number of pages 160
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Foreword by Catharine Nicol, Contributions by Ian Row
Dimensions 17.2 x 21.8 cm
Weight 510 g


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