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Fantastic books about China (updated)

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Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
"An absolute must read. Shocking, astonishing and stays with you for a long time."
The Good Women Of China: Hidden Voices
The Good Women Of China: Hidden Voices
"I defy anyone to read this without shedding a tear."
The Lost Daughters of China: Abandoned Girls, Their Journey to America, and the Search for a Missing Past
The Lost Daughters of China: Abandoned Girls, Their Journey to America, and the Search for a Missing Past
"The story of an American family who adopt a baby from China. Brilliant book."
From China with Love: A Long Road to Motherhood
From China with Love: A Long Road to Motherhood
"A British family who adopt 2 girls from China. Very moving."
Wanting a Daughter, Needing a Son: Abandonment, Adoption, and Orphanage Care in China
Wanting a Daughter, Needing a Son: Abandonment, Adoption, and Orphanage Care in China
"A look at China's abandoned girls and the reasons why."
Falling Leaves (Penguin ELT Simplified Readers: Level 4: 1700 Head Words: Intermediate)
Falling Leaves (Penguin ELT Simplified Readers: Level 4: 1700 Head Words: Intermediate)
"A very moving true story of an unwanted daughter in a wealthy chinese family."
Empress Orchid
Empress Orchid
"sGreat story set in the Forbiden City about the last Chinese Empress."
The Joy Luck Club
The Joy Luck Club
"Fiction about 4 Chinese immigrants to the USA and their daughters. A great story."
The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II
The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II
"A shocking, outregeous and horrifying look at China's holocuast."
Red Dust
Red Dust
"An interesting and thought provoking trip through China by a Chinese photographer."
The Noodle Maker
The Noodle Maker
"Anyone with a dark sense of humour will appreciate this. Bizarre."
River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze
River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze
"An American spends 2 years living in a small town on the Yangtze. Absolutely brilliant and hightly recommended."
China (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide)
China (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide)
"Beautiful and informative for anyone interested in China. The pictures alone are stunning."
Teach Yourself World Cultures: China (Teach Yourself Languages)
Teach Yourself World Cultures: China (Teach Yourself Languages)
"Great book about China for beginners. Lots of bite sized chunks. Gives further reading and web addresses too."
The Good Earth
The Good Earth
"Beautiful book, written by a western woman who grew up in China. A classic and for a good reason."
Life and Death in Shanghai
Life and Death in Shanghai
"Heartbreaking true story of a woman's strength during the cultural revolution. This will stay with you long after the last page."
The Story of the Stone: a Chinese Novel: Vol 1, The Golden Days (Penguin Classics)
The Story of the Stone: a Chinese Novel: Vol 1, The Golden Days (Penguin Classics)
"This is the first of 5 volumes in this family saga. It takes us back to a long ago time in China and much better than reading a reference book."
Riding the Iron Rooster: By Train Through China
Riding the Iron Rooster: By Train Through China
"Theroux travels by train all round China back in the 80's, He tells it in such an engaging way that we are on the journey with him."
Behind The Wall
Behind The Wall
"Another travel book from the 80's (when westeners could finally get back in to China), this time by Thubron."
Wolf Totem
Wolf Totem
"Stunning book about the grasslands in Inner Mongolia. Beautifully written - I loved this so much."
Sky Burial
Sky Burial
"Extraordniary true story of 30 years in Tibet. Had to keep reminding myself it wasn't fiction."