About the author
Caroline Courtauld is a writer, published photographer, and documentary film producer and researcher. Her publications include books on Burma, Hong Kong and China. From 1992 to 1997 she worked with Jonathan Dimbleby and Francis Gerard on a BBC documentary project The Last
Governor about Hong Kong in the period up to its transfer of sovereignty to China. For her latest documentary Building China
Modern she was Co- Executive Producer. It was broadcast as part of American Masters Series (PBS) and received wide acclaim.
Courtauld’s involvement in a television documentary on the history of Hong Kong led to another book, The Hong
Kong Story, which was published by Oxford University Press. The highly praised book The Forbidden
City–The Great Within, which Courtauld co-authored with May Holdsworth, was a companion book to a lavish dramatized documentary of the same name, a history of the Imperial Palace in Beijing. This film was premiered on the Discovery Channel and shown worldwide. In the UK the book is published by Frances Lincoln, WW Norton in the USA and The Foreign Language Press is China.
The release of Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest in November 2010 has led to her return to Burma (Myanmar) and several projects including Myanmar: Burma in
Style (Odyssey and WW Norton) which was published in the autumn of 2012. Her latest book The Irrawaddy; Burma’s Kingly Stream will be published in the autumn of 2014.