Oriental Literature

A Listmania! list by Kim "hallucinogenic_bug" (Wales)
 
Empress Orchid
1.  Empress Orchid by Anchee Min
The list author says:
  "Okay, a mildly weird book, but it completely pulls you into Empress Orchid's world - the Forbidden City and the life as wife of the Emperor"
£4.95   Used & New from: £0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)

Memoirs Of A Geisha
2.  Memoirs Of A Geisha by Arthur Golden
The list author says:
  "Probably one of the most well known pieces of oriental literature. An absolute page turner, I can finish it in one sitting! Brings the world of Geishas to life"
£6.79   Used & New from: £0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (496 customer reviews)

The Secrets of Jin-Shei
3.  The Secrets of Jin-Shei by Alma Alexander
The list author says:
  "Completely original, another absolute page turner. The lives of women in a male dominated world"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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The Embers of Heaven
4.  The Embers of Heaven by Alma Alexander
The list author says:
  "A follow on to Jin-Shei"
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3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Geisha of Gion: The True Story of Japan's Foremost Geisha: The Memoir of Mineko Iwasaki
5.  Geisha of Gion: The True Story of Japan's Foremost Geisha: The Memoir of Mineko Iwasaki by Mineko Iwasaki
The list author says:
  "A biography of a woman who was a Geisha, you can't get more real than that!"
£7.19   Used & New from: £0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)

Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
6.  Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang
The list author says:
  "The lives of three generations on Chinese women before, during and after the revolution. Horrific but fascinating."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (397 customer reviews)

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The Tale of Murasaki
7.  The Tale of Murasaki by Liza Crihfield Dalby
The list author says:
  "A fictionalised version of Murasaki's life, the Author of 'the Tale of Genji' and her life at court"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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The Tale of Genji (Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions)
8.  The Tale of Genji (Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions) by Murasaki Shikibu
The list author says:
  "The stories that were written by Murasaki"
£15.19   Used & New from: £8.58
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

The Diary of Lady Murasaki (Penguin Classics)
9.  The Diary of Lady Murasaki (Penguin Classics) by Murasaki Shikibu
The list author says:
  "The diary of Murasaki"
£8.99   Used & New from: £0.31
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Geisha
10.  Geisha by Liza Dalby
The list author says:
  "LIza Dalby's tales of a time when she was living in Japan and managd to become accepted into the Geisha community."
£7.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

Geisha: The Secret History of a Vanishing World
11.  Geisha: The Secret History of a Vanishing World by Lesley Downer
The list author says:
  "While Downer has never been a Geisha, I find her account of Geisha life, gathered through observation and interview, much more readable than Dalby's"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Kimono
12.  Kimono by Liza Dalby
The list author says:
  "I admit I haven't actually read this one yet, but I've found Liza Dalby's other books really interesting"
£10.68   Used & New from: £0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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