>books on China


If you ever need a reading list…
I’m working my way through it.

An Addition

Paul Thereoux. Kowloon Tong

Lu Hsun. Selected Stories
Li Cunzin. Mao’s Last Dance
Hannah Pakula. The Last Empress: Madame Chiang Kai-shek and the Birth of Modern China
Leslie T. Chang. Factory Girls: Voices from the Heart of Modern China
Lisa See. Shanghai Girl
Chan Koon-chung. The Golden Age
Xue Xinran. Message From an Unknown Chinese Mother
Xue Xinran. The Good Women of China: Hidden Voices
Esther Cheo Ying. Black Country to Red China.
Lynn Pan. Tracing it Home: Journeys around a Chinese Family
Han Suyin. A Many Splendoured Thing
Sterling Seagrave. The Soon Dynasty
Jung Chang. Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China.
Jung Chang. Mao: The Unknown Story
Peter Hessler. Oracle Bones: A Journey between China?s Past and Present
Simon Winchester. River at the Center of the World: A Journey up the Yangtze and Back in
Chinese Time
Peter Hessler. River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze.
Rob Gifford. China Road: A Journey Into the Future of a Rising Power.
Prisoner of the State: The Secret Journal of Premier Zhao Ziang
Clyde Prestowitze. Three Billion New Capitalists: The Great Shift in Wealth and Power to the East.
Tim Clisold. Mr. China: A Memoir.
David Aikman. Jesus in Beijing: How Christianity is Transforming China and Changing the Global Balance of Power.
Janice Y.K. Lee. The Piano Teacher.
Martin Booth. Gweilo.
Jerrilyn Farmer. Dim Sum Dead.
Han Suyin. The Crippled Tree
Jan Wong. Red China Blues: My Long March from Mao to Now
James Clavell. Tai Pan
Shirley Lim. Among the White Moon Faces
Aaron Shepard. Monkey King
Xu Xi. The Unwalled City
Ha Jin. War Trash
Myself a Mandarin by Austin Coate
“Monkey King” by Timothy Mo

2 thoughts on “>books on China

  1. >Thanks for sharing what seems very sad to me, the tremendous emphasis on success, especially financial. On further reflection, many American Christians are probably rather similar in their goals.

  2. >Yes, there is a strong segment of American Christianity that is also very similar. I think the difference might be concern for the individual child and more discussions on the "fit" and where they might thrive, even if the focus is on financial success.

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