The Best Books on Beijing

A Listmania! list by Paul French
 
Rickshaw: The Novel
1.  Rickshaw: The Novel by She Lao
The list author says:
  "Early twentieth century Beijing novelised"
£10.95   Used & New from: £1.22
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Sounds of the River: A Young Man's University Days in Beijing
2.  Sounds of the River: A Young Man's University Days in Beijing by Da Chen
The list author says:
  "Life at Beijing University"
Used & New from: £0.01

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Bad Elements: Chinese rebels from LA to Beijing
3.  Bad Elements: Chinese rebels from LA to Beijing by Ian Buruma
The list author says:
  "Rebels in the capital"
£7.93   Used & New from: £0.01

Evening Chats in Beijing: Probing China's Predicament
4.  Evening Chats in Beijing: Probing China's Predicament by Perry Link
The list author says:
  "Beijing: the intellectuals capital too"
£17.96   Used & New from: £0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Beijing Odyssey: Based on the Life and Times of Liang Shiyi, a Mandarin in China's Transition from Monarchy to Republic
5.  Beijing Odyssey: Based on the Life and Times of Liang Shiyi, a Mandarin in China's Transition from Monarchy to Republic by Steven T. Au
The list author says:
  "Inside the Forbidden City in its last years"
Used & New from: £10.88

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Playing for Thrills
6.  Playing for Thrills by Wang Shuo
The list author says:
  "Still the best example of Beijing's 'Hooligan' literature"
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3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Red China Blues: My Long March from Mao to Now
7.  Red China Blues: My Long March from Mao to Now by Jan Wong
The list author says:
  "Journalists account of Beijing"
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Old Madam Yin: Memoir of Peking Life
8.  Old Madam Yin: Memoir of Peking Life by Ida Pruitt
The list author says:
  "Beijing in the 1920s and 1930s"
Used & New from: £0.75

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The Tiananmen Papers: The Chinese Leadership's Decision to Use Force Against Their Own People - In Their Own Words
9.  The Tiananmen Papers: The Chinese Leadership's Decision to Use Force Against Their Own People - In Their Own Words by Andrew J. Nathan
The list author says:
  "Tiananmen Square detailed"
£12.70   Used & New from: £0.01
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Hand-grenade Practice in Peking: My Influence on the Cultural Revolution
10.  Hand-grenade Practice in Peking: My Influence on the Cultural Revolution by F Wood
The list author says:
  "Foreign students memoir from the 1970s"
Used & New from: £18.95
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Last updated: 26/01/2003
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