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Best CHINA Photo Books Ever Published!

Tom Carter
 
Humanism in China: v. 1-2
Humanism in China: v. 1-2
"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."
CHINA: Portrait of a People
CHINA: Portrait of a People
"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."
Liu Zheng: The Chinese
Liu Zheng: The Chinese
"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."
In China: Photographs
In China: Photographs
"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."
Mark Riboud in China
Mark Riboud in China
"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."
One Night in Beijing
One Night in Beijing
"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."
Phantom Shanghai
Phantom Shanghai
"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."
Shanghai
Shanghai
"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."
China
China
"A big, glossy book of magnificently photographed sites from across (take a guess) China, along with essays contributed by prolific Chinese writers."
China
China
"Really gorgeous photos, really boring title, really steep price."
Spectacular China
Spectacular China
"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."
A Day in the Life of China
A Day in the Life of China
"This mass-market coffee table book may scream “staged,” but that’s how some people like their photography."
China Revealed: An Extraordinary Journey of Rediscovery
China Revealed: An Extraordinary Journey of Rediscovery
"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."
China Surreal: A Photo Essay by Mark Henley
China Surreal: A Photo Essay by Mark Henley
"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."
Ian Teh: Undercurrents
Ian Teh: Undercurrents
"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."
Hong Kong X 24 X 365: A Year in the Life of a City
Hong Kong X 24 X 365: A Year in the Life of a City
"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."
Faraway Faces: The Vanishing World of Southwest China (Discover)
Faraway Faces: The Vanishing World of Southwest China (Discover)
"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."
The Face of Tibet
The Face of Tibet
"The Tibetan Plateau is a visual treat for any photographer with the means to actually get there let alone navigate the challenging terrain."
Bazaars of Chinese Turkestan: Life and Trade along the Old Silk Road
Bazaars of Chinese Turkestan: Life and Trade along the Old Silk Road
"One of the only few photo books (a Han conspiracy?) specifically about the Uyghur of remote Xinjiang province in Northwest China."
Yunnan: China's Most Beautiful Province
Yunnan: China's Most Beautiful Province
"Title says it all.  From prismatic ethnic minorities to misty rice terraces, Yunnan is one of China’s most attractive regions to photograph."
Planet Shanghai
Planet Shanghai
"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."
China Tattoo
China Tattoo
"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."
New Photography in China
New Photography in China
"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."
Sleeping Chinese
Sleeping Chinese
"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."