Best CHINA Photo Books Ever Published!

A Listmania! list by Thomas Carter (Beijing, China)
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Humanism in China: v. 1-2
1.  Humanism in China: v. 1-2 
The list author says:
  "From the 1950's Cultural Revolution through the emergence of so-called "New China," mesmerizing moments of birth, death, love and rage captured on film by 250 different Chinese photojournalists."
Used & New from: £218.66

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CHINA: PORTRAIT OF A PEOPLE
2.  CHINA: PORTRAIT OF A PEOPLE by Tom Carter
The list author says:
  "The most comprehensive book of photography on modern China ever published by a single author!  CHINA: Portrait of a People contains over 600 pages and 800 photos of life from all 33 provinces."
£15.99   Used & New from: £6.96
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Liu Zheng: The Chinese
3.  Liu Zheng: The Chinese by Christopher Phillips
The list author says:
  "A glimpse into the darker side of life in China.  Zheng offers a collection of profound and occasionally graphic images that will move westerners as much as it seems to have offended the Chinese."
Used & New from: £10.27
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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In China: Photographs
4.  In China: Photographs by Eve Arnold
The list author says:
  "Spending 5 months traveling across late-1970's Red China, Ms. Arnold traversed the country, the first foreign photojournalist ever permitted access into the PRC."
Used & New from: £37.42

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Mark Riboud in China
5.  Mark Riboud in China by Jean Daniel
The list author says:
  "B&W street photography set in post Cultural Revolution-era P.R.C. by acclaimed photojournalist Marc Riboud.  Compare these images with street photography of modern China."
Used & New from: £16.39

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One Night in Beijing
6.  One Night in Beijing by Adam Pillsbury Immersion Guides
The list author says:
  "35 photographers who live in the capital city (and love it!) hit the pavement on a single night to cover Beijing in all her after-hours glory."
Used & New from: £35.95

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Phantom Shanghai
7.  Phantom Shanghai by Greg Girard
The list author says:
  "A visual arresting glimpse at the fast-disappearing dwellings of Old Shanghai.  In keeping with his penchant for immortalizing vanishing architecture, Greg Girard has outdone himself."
Used & New from: £75.70
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Shanghai
8.  Shanghai by Bettina Rheims
The list author says:
  "Oh, how we love Bettina Rheims, and oh how we love her even more for photographing some of the most beautiful, hip, trendy women of Shanghai."
£49.38   Used & New from: £22.11

China
9.  China by Yann Layma
The list author says:
  "A big, glossy book of magnificently photographed sites from across (take a guess) China, along with essays contributed by prolific Chinese writers."
£12.90   Used & New from: £4.57
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

China
10.  China by Guang Guo
The list author says:
  "Really gorgeous photos, really boring title, really steep price."
£58.06   Used & New from: £46.16

Spectacular China
11.  Spectacular China by Nigel Cameron
The list author says:
  "For those who like their China postcard-perfect, this is the book for you.  The Great Wall, lakes, mountains, temples, clouds, sunsets… you know what I’m talking about."
Used & New from: £6.67
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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A Day in the Life of China
12.  A Day in the Life of China by David Cohen
The list author says:
  "This mass-market coffee table book may scream “staged,” but that’s how some people like their photography."
Used & New from: £1.95

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China Revealed: An Extraordinary Journey of Rediscovery
13.  China Revealed: An Extraordinary Journey of Rediscovery by Basil Pao
The list author says:
  "A selection of mostly scenery photos from across China from professional photographer Pao.  Also includes a great deal of text about the author’s experiences traveling in China."
Used & New from: £11.80
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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China Surreal: A Photo Essay by Mark Henley
14.  China Surreal: A Photo Essay by Mark Henley by Mark Henley
The list author says:
  "Street photographer Mark Henley good-naturedly shows China in all its daily quirkiness with this collection of snapshots.  Such surreal sites are what makes China."
£15.95   Used & New from: £6.00
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Ian Teh: Undercurrents
15.  Ian Teh: Undercurrents by Ian Teh
The list author says:
  "No sunsets over the Great Wall here!  Caujolle gives us his bleak yet artistic view of China with a collection of minimalist but always visually-arresting imagery."
£22.26

Hong Kong X 24 X 365: A Year in the Life of a City
16.  Hong Kong X 24 X 365: A Year in the Life of a City by David Clarke
The list author says:
  "Street photography from around HK as seen through the fuzzy filter of the author.  An artistic alternative to the usual postcard shots of scenic Hong Kong."
£29.74   Used & New from: £17.08

Faraway Faces: The Vanishing World of Southwest China (Discover)
17.  Faraway Faces: The Vanishing World of Southwest China (Discover) by Stephen Lee
The list author says:
  "China’s Southwest, perhaps the last remaining vestige of cultural antiquity in the whole of New China.  From resplendently-dressed ethnic minorities to perfectly preserved ancient villages."
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The Face of Tibet
18.  The Face of Tibet by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
The list author says:
  "The Tibetan Plateau is a visual treat for any photographer with the means to actually get there let alone navigate the challenging terrain."
Used & New from: £12.09

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Bazaars of Chinese Turkestan: Life and Trade along the Old Silk Road
19.  Bazaars of Chinese Turkestan: Life and Trade along the Old Silk Road by Peter Yung
The list author says:
  "One of the only few photo books (a Han conspiracy?) specifically about the Uyghur of remote Xinjiang province in Northwest China."
Used & New from: £5.25

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Yunnan: China's Most Beautiful Province
20.  Yunnan: China's Most Beautiful Province by Ann Helen Unger
The list author says:
  "Title says it all.  From prismatic ethnic minorities to misty rice terraces, Yunnan is one of China’s most attractive regions to photograph."
£31.51   Used & New from: £20.26

Planet Shanghai
21.  Planet Shanghai by Justin Guariglia
The list author says:
  "Chinese people in their pajamas!  Indeed, there is a whole subculture of folks across China who tend to wear their sleeping attire outside, and Guariglia has captured them in their every-day moments."
£15.92   Used & New from: £1.38

China Tattoo
22.  China Tattoo by Wroblewski
The list author says:
  "Not everyone is going to appreciate the subject matter of this book.  But for its unique content alone, Wroblewski deserves praise.  Comprehensively covers all aspects of tattoos in China."
£19.52   Used & New from: £1.69

New Photography in China
23.  New Photography in China by John Millichap
The list author says:
  "A showcase of fun, ribald and just plain-old weird art photos taken by a bunch of young, uninhibited Chinese shutterbugs out to prove that there’s more to China photography than smoking old men."
Used & New from: £31.51

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Sleeping Chinese
24.  Sleeping Chinese by Bernd Hagemann
The list author says:
  "Perhaps the most common site seen around China, especially in the sweltering Summer season, are Chinese folks resting on any inch of area they take a fancy.  Hagemann’s photos are NOT staged."
£5.13   Used & New from: £2.33
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Thomas Carter (Beijing, China)
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Last updated: 02/04/2010
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