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An Brief Introduction to China in 10 Books

A Listmania! list by M. S. Bowden (Xiamen, China)
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Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
1.  Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang
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  "A spellbinding book, which provides a great insight into the turmoil of twentieth century China."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (278 customer reviews)

The Noodle Maker
2.  The Noodle Maker by Ma Jian
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  "Ma Jian's dark and humorous take on life in China is exceptionally good."
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China's New Rulers: The Secret Files
3.  China's New Rulers: The Secret Files by Andrew J. Nathan
The list author says:
  "A great insight into Chinese politics and into the people governing this vast country."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Riding the Iron Rooster: By Train Through China
4.  Riding the Iron Rooster: By Train Through China by Paul Theroux
The list author says:
  "As fun to read and as informative as one expects from Theroux: 80's China through his perceptive eyes."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

1421 : The Year China Discovered the World
5.  1421 : The Year China Discovered the World by Gavin Menzies
The list author says:
  "Controversial history book which outlines one some of China's greatest navigational achievements."
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)

The Good Women Of China: Hidden Voices
6.  The Good Women Of China: Hidden Voices by Xinran .
The list author says:
  "Xinran's first groundbreaking book, detailing some of the horrors women in China must face."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

Village Of Stone
7.  Village Of Stone by Xiaolu Guo
The list author says:
  "A stunning debut.  An insight into adult life in Beijing and childhood in a village."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II
8.  The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II by Iris Chang
The list author says:
  "A must read book for anyone who wants to understand Sino-Japanese relations."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)

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Tibet, Tibet: A Personal History of a Lost Land
9.  Tibet, Tibet: A Personal History of a Lost Land by Patrick French
The list author says:
  "Excellent introduction to the debate about Tibet and the situation there."
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The Coming Collapse Of China
10.  The Coming Collapse Of China by Gordon G. Chang
The list author says:
  "Chang's (discredited) arguments make for informative reading."
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2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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M. S. Bowden (Xiamen, China)
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Qualifications: Student of Chinese & Politics
Last updated: 19/01/2006
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