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2011 is the year of the Rabbit, according to the Chinese calendar. Here is a selection of books to start the year off and keep reading until next year.

 

The Art of War

de Sun Tzu

The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise that was written during the 6th century BC by Sun Tzu. Composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare, it has long been praised as the...

Tao Te Ching

de Laozi

The Tao Te Ching is fundamental to the Taoist school of Chinese philosophy and strongly influenced other schools, such as Legalism and Neo-Confucianism. This ancient book is also central in Chinese religion,...

The Mirror of Kong Ho

de Ernest Bramah Smith

A lively and amusing collection of letters on western living written by Kong Ho, a Chinese gentleman. These addressed to his homeland, refer to the Westerners in London as barbarians and many of the aids to...

The Wallet of Kai Lung

de Ernest Bramah Smith

The Wallet of Kai Lung is a collection of fantasy stories by Ernest Bramah, all but the last of which feature Kai Lung, an itinerant story-teller of ancient China. It was first published in hardcover in London...

Kai Lung's Golden Hours

de Ernest Bramah Smith

Kai Lung's Golden Hours is a fantasy novel by Ernest Bramah. It was first published in hardcover in London by Grant Richards Ltd. in October, 1922, and there have been numerous editions since. The first edition...

When China Rules the World: The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order: Second Edition

de Martin Jacques

Greatly revised and expanded, with a new afterword, this update to Martin Jacques’s global bestseller is an essential guide to understanding a world increasingly shaped by Chinese power

Soon, China will rule...


Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio: The classic collection of eerie and fantastic Chinese stories of the supernatural

de Songling Pu & Herbert Giles

Long considered a masterpiece of the eerie and fantastic, Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio is a collection of supernatural-themed tales compiled from ancient Chinese folk stories by Songling Pu in the eighteenth...


Hong Kong

de Jan Morris

In its last days under British rule, the Crown Colony of Hong Kong is the world's most exciting city, at once fascinating and exasperating, a tangle of contradictions. It is a dazzling amalgam of conspicuous...


The Dragon and the Foreign Devils: China and the World, 1100 B.C. to the Present

de Harry Gelber

In The Dragon and the Foreign Devils, Harry Gelber illuminates China's present by looking at the broad sweep of foreign relations in its past.


Dreams of Joy: A Novel

Shanghai Girls #2

de Lisa See

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

In her most powerful novel yet, acclaimed author Lisa See returns to the story of sisters Pearl and May from Shanghai Girls, and Pearl’s strong-willed nineteen-year-old daughter,...


My China Eye: Memoirs of a Jew and a Journalist

de Israel Epstein & H. D. Cooper

Final work of Israel Epstein, one of the very few Westerners to experience the Chinese Revolution.


The Good Women of China: Hidden Voices

de Xinran

When Deng Xiaoping’s efforts to “open up” China took root in the late 1980s, Xinran recognized an invaluable opportunity. As an employee for the state radio system, she had long wanted to help improve...


The I Ching: Points of Balance and Cycles of Change

de Peggy Jones

Centred on the study of sixty-four 6-line figures (The Hexagrams) representing the yin and yang of the ten thousand things under Heaven, The Classic of Changes or I Ching is one of the oldest books in the world....


Operation Yao Ming: The Chinese Sports Empire, American Big Business, and the Making of an NBA Superstar

de Brook Larmer

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Lucky Girl

de Mei-Ling Hopgood

In a true story of family ties, journalist Mei-Ling Hopgood, one of the first wave of Asian adoptees to arrive in America, comes face to face with her past when her Chinese birth family suddenly requests a reunion...


Lake with No Name: A True Story of Love and Conflict in Modern China

de Diane Wei Liang

Beijing University, 1986. The Communists were in power, but the Harvard of China was a hotbed of intellectual and cultural activity, with political debates and "English Corners" where students eagerly practiced...


China Ghosts: My Daughter's Journey to America, My Pas

de Jeff Gammage

Aching to expand from a couple to a family, Jeff Gammage—a reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer—and his wife, Christine, embarked upon a journey that would carry them across a shifting landscape of emotion...


Encounters with Chinese Writers

de Annie Dillard

Bizarre encounters between Chinese and American writers


Girl in Translation

de Jean Kwok

Introducing a fresh, exciting new voice, an inspiring debut about a Chinese immigrant girl forced to choose between two worlds and two futures.

When Kimberly Chang and her mother emigrate from Hong Kong to...


The Making of Hong Kong

de Barrie Shelton & Justyna Karakiewicz

Investigating what the history of Hong Kong's urban development has to teach other cities as they face environmental challenges, social and demographic change and the need for new models of dense urbanism, this...


Through China With A Camera

de John Thomson

Originally published in 1898. INTRODUCTION: Since the time when I made my first journey into Cambodia to examine its ancient cities, it has been my constant endeavour to show how the explorer may add not only...


Rabbit in the Moon

de Deborah Shlian & Joel Shlian

San Francisco, 1989: Forty years after Mao and his People's Liberation Army set poised to change China forever, Dr. Lili Quan prepares for a journey that will change her life forever. To honor her mother's dying...


One Billion Customers

de James McGregor

It is well known that with a population of 1.3 billion people, China's market is moving quickly toward surpassing those of North America and Europe combined. Companies from the United States and around the globe...


The Chinese Mind: Understanding Traditional Chinese Beliefs and Their Influence on Contemporary Culture

de Boye De Mente

A fascinating examination of contemporary Chinese culture, The Chinese Mind offers an informative, accessible look at the values, attitudes and behavior patterns of modern China—and their roots in the history...


The Lost Daughters of China: Adopted Girls, Their Journey to America, and the Search fora Missing Past

de Karin Evans

In 1997 journalist Karin Evans walked into an orphanage in southern China and met her new daughter, a beautiful one-year-old baby girl. In this fateful moment Evans became part of a profound, increasingly common...


The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes 7e

de Theodora Lau & Laura Lau

Do you know which of the twelve animal signs you are and how "the animal that hides in your heart" influences your outlook on life and your relationships with others? Learn how the five elements, four seasons,...


A Tooth from the Tiger's Mouth: How to Treat Your Injuries with Powerful Healing Secrets of the Great Chinese Warrior

de Tom Bisio

A renowned expert in Chinese sports medicine and martial arts reveals ancient Eastern secrets for healing common injuries, including sprains, bruises, deep cuts, and much more.

For centuries, Chinese martial...


China's New Confucianism: Politics and Everyday Life in a Changing Society

de Daniel A. Bell

What is it like to be a Westerner teaching political philosophy in an officially Marxist state? Why do Chinese sex workers sing karaoke with their customers? And why do some Communist Party cadres get promoted...


China: Ancient Culture, Modern Society

de Peter Xiaoming Yu & G. Wright Doyle

Synopsis: As the authors point out, China has arrived, big time. To ignore the Chinese is foolish. Yet, where does one begin? Getting a handle on China, with its sweeping history and vast cultural diversity,...


English: A Novel

de Wang Gang

"I loved this book and can't stop talking about it. . . Transcendent." -Carolyn See, The Washington Post

In the tradition of Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, Wang Gang's English is a captivating coming-of-...


Along the River: A Chinese Cinderella Novel

de Adeline Yen Mah

Bestselling Chinese American author Adeline Yen Mah weaves her authentic accounts of life in China into an absorbing novel about a Chinese girl and her vision of a previous life.

 

After a fall, CC is whisked...


The Cloak of Dreams: Chinese Fairy Tales

de Bela Balazs, Mariette Lydes & Jack Zipes

A man is changed into a flea and must bring his future parents together in order to become human again. A woman convinces a river god to cure her sick son, but the remedy has mixed consequences. A young man...


Ancient Herbs, Modern Medicine: Improving Your Health by Combining Chinese Herbal Medicine and Western Medicine

de Henry Omd Han & Glenn Md Miller

The best of Eastern and Western medicine in an integrative healing system for the mind, body, and spirit.

Now, for the first time, a Western physician and a doctor of Oriental medicine combine the unparalleled...


China Witness: Voices from a Silent Generation

de Xinran

China Witness is a remarkable work of oral history that lets us see the cultural upheavals of the past century through the eyes of the Chinese who lived through them. 

Xinran, acclaimed author of The Good Women...


Feather in the Storm: A Childhood Lost in Chaos

de Emily Wu & Larry Engelmann

Emily Wu’s account of her childhood under Mao opens on her third birthday, as she meets her father for the first time in a concentration camp. A well-known academic, her father had been designated an “ultra-rightist”...


China Men

National Book Award for Non-Fiction 1981

de Maxine Hong Kingston

The author chronicles the lives of three generations of Chinese men in America, woven from memory, myth and fact. Here's a storyteller's tale of what they endured in a strange new land.

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God of Luck

de Ruthanne Lum Mccunn

“ Held me captive right from the start.”—Alan Cheuse, NPR, All Things Considered

“Her clear voice and simple but elegant style easily turns this work into a real page-turner.”—Library Journal

“A...


The Love Wife

de Gish Jen

From the massively talented Gish Jen comes a barbed, moving, and stylistically dazzling new novel about the elusive nature of kinship. The Wongs describe themselves as a “half half” family, but the actual...


Colors of the Mountain

de Da Chen

"I was born in southern China in 1962, in the tiny town of Yellow Stone. They called it the Year of Great Starvation."

In 1962, as millions of Chinese citizens were gripped by Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution...


The China Reader: The Reform Era

de Orville Schell & David Shambaugh

Current Affairs/Asian Studies

Perhaps no nation in recent history has undergone as total a transformation as China has in the past twenty-five years. For Chinese leaders, the death of Mao Zedong, the rise of...


Dream of the Red Chamber: Hung Lou Meng, Books I and II

de Cao Xueqin & H. Bencraft Joly

Dream of the Red Chamber is one of the four Chinese classics. The novel is semi-autobiographical and it gives an incredibly detailed insight into 18th-century life in China, particularly that of the aristocracy....


The Eye of Jade: A Mei Wang Mystery

Mei Wang: Private Detective #1

de Diane Wei Liang

"Having her own detective agency would give her

the independence she had always longed for. It

would also give her the chance to show those people

who shunned her that she could be successful. People

were getting...


When We Were Orphans

de Kazuo Ishiguro

British writer Kazuo Ishiguro won the 1989 Booker Prize for The Remains of the Day, which sold over a million copies in English alone and was the basis of a film starring Anthony Hopkins. Now When We Were Orphans...


The Vagrants: A Novel

de Yiyun Li

BONUS: This edition contains a The Vagrants discussion guide.

In luminous prose, award-winning author Yiyun Li weaves together the lives of unforgettable characters who are forced to make moral choices, and...


Half and Half

de Lensey Namioka

FIONA CHENG IS half and half: Her father is Chinese and her mother is Scottish. Fiona looks more like her father than her mother, so people always expect her to be more interested in her Chinese half than her...


Mismatch

de Lensey Namioka

Sue Hua just moved from racially diverse Seattle to a suburban white-bread town where she feels like the only Asian American for miles. Then she meets Andy, a handsome and passionate violin player who happens...


An Ocean Apart, a World Away

de Lensey Namioka

While most 16-year-old girls are planning their weddings, Xueyan, known as Yanyan, has no interest at all in marriage. She is fascinated by medicine. In China in 1921, women rarely attend university, let alone...


War Trash

PEN/Faulkner Award 2005

de Ha Jin

Ha Jin’s masterful new novel casts a searchlight into a forgotten corner of modern history, the experience of Chinese soldiers held in U.S. POW camps during the Korean War. In 1951 Yu Yuan, a scholarly and...


The Pearl Jacket and Other Stories: Flash Fiction from Contemporary China

de Shouhua Qi

China's hottest literary genre brings together the traditional, the experimental, and the avant-garde.


Chinatown Beat

Detective Jack Yu #1

de Henry Chang

Detective Jack Yu grew up in Chinatown. Some of his friends are criminals now; some are dead. Jack has just been transferred to his old neighborhood, where 99 percent of the cops are white. Unlike the others,...


Red Jade: A Detective Jack Yu Investigation

Detective Jack Yu #3

de Henry Chang

Two bodies are discovered at an address on the Bloody Angle, Chinatown's historic Tong battleground. NYPD Detective Jack Yu's investigation takes him across the country to another Chinatown, this one in Seattle,...


Year of the Dog

Detective Jack Yu #2

de Henry Chang

He’s been transferred to a different precinct, but Detective Jack Yu cannot get away from Chinatown’s criminals—his old friends—who have hooked up with the Hong Kong-based triads in an elaborate nationwide...


Momofuku

de David Chang & Peter Meehan

Never before has there been a phenomenon like Momofuku. A once-unrecognizable word, it's now synonymous with the award-winning restaurants of the same name in New York City: Momofuku Noodle Bar, Ssäm Bar, Ko,...


Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China

Asian American Literary Award 2009

de Leslie T. Chang

An eye-opening and previously untold story, Factory Girls is the first look into the everyday lives of the migrant factory population in China.

China has 130 million migrant workers—the largest migration in...


The Bridegroom: Stories

de Ha Jin

From the remarkable Ha Jin, winner of the National Book Award for his celebrated novel Waiting, a collection of comical and deeply moving tales of contemporary China that are as warm and human as they are surprising,...


Wuhu Diary: On Taking My Adopted Daughter Back to Her Hometown in China

de Emily Prager

In 1994 an American writer named Emily Prager met her new daughter LuLu. All she knew about her was that the baby had been born in Wuhu, a city in southern China, and left near a police station in her first...


Nixon and Mao: The Week That Changed the World

de Margaret Macmillan

With the publication of her landmark bestseller Paris 1919, Margaret MacMillan was praised as “a superb writer who can bring history to life” (The Philadelphia Inquirer). Now she brings her extraordinary...


Brothers: A Novel

de Yu Hua

A bestseller in China, Brothers is an epic and wildly unhinged black comedy of modern Chinese society running amok.

 

Here is China as we've never seen it before, in a sweeping, Rabelaisian panorama of forty...


Etiquette Guide to China: Know the Rules that Make the Difference!

de Boye Lafayette De Mente

Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, whether your stay will be long or short, your visit to China will be more pleasurable and effective if you understand your host culture and how to work within...


A Free Life: A Novel

de Ha Jin

A New York Times Notable Book

One of the Best Books of the Year: Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Entertainment Weekly, Slate

 In A Free Life, Ha Jin follows the Wu family — father Nan, mother Pingping,...


Chronicle of a Blood Merchant

de Yu Hua

One of the last decade’s ten most influential books in China, this internationally acclaimed novel by one of the mainland’s most important contemporary writers provides an unflinching portrait of life under...


Loyal Character Dancer

Inspector Chen #2

de Qiu Xiaolong

Inspector Chen’s mentor in the Shanghai Police Bureau has assigned him to escort U.S. Marshal Catherine Rohn. Her mission is to bring Wen, the wife of a witness in an important criminal trial, to the United...


Lives of Confucius: Civilization's Greatest Sage Through the Ages

de Michael Nylan & Thomas Wilson

Confucius—“Master Kung” (551–479 BCE), the Chinese thinker and social philosopher—originated teachings that have deeply influenced Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Vietnamese thought and life over many...


A Good Fall: Stories

de Ha Jin

In his first book of stories since The Bridegroom, National Book Award-winning author Ha Jin gives us a collection that delves into the experience of Chinese immigrants in America.

A lonely composer takes comfort...


Ancestral Leaves: A Family Journey through Chinese History

de Joseph W. Esherick

Ancestral Leaves follows one family through six hundred years of Chinese history and brings to life the epic narrative of the nation, from the fourteenth century through the Cultural Revolution. The lives of...


The Analects of Confucius: A Philosophical Translation

de Roger T. Ames

"To quietly persevere in storing up what is learned, to continue studying without respite, to instruct others without growing weary--is this not me?"

--Confucius

Confucius is recognized as China's first and greatest...


Farewell My Concubine: A Queer Film Classic

de Helen Leung

Farewell My Concubine, part of the QUEER FILM CLASSICS series, is a thought-provoking consideration of Chen Kaige's acclaimed 1992 Chinese film set in the mid-20th century abouttwo male Peking opera stars and...


The Art of War for Women: Sun Tzu's Ancient Strategies and Wisdom for Winning at Work

de Chin-Ning Chu

Forget everything you think you know about strength, strategy and success. This brilliant adaptation of the ancient masterpiece The Art of War shows women how to use Sun Tzu’s philosophy to win in every aspect...


The Dragon and the Stars

de Derwin Mak, Eric Choi & Tess Gerritsen

An all-new anthology of Chinese culture-inspired science fiction

This unique collection of science fiction tales demonstrates the diversity of the Chinese experience around the world, merging China's rich heritage...


Woman from Shanghai

de Xianhui Yang

In Woman from Shanghai, Xianhui Yang, one of China’s most celebrated and controversial writers, gives us a work of fact-based fiction that reveals firsthand—and for the first time in English—what life...


A Thousand Years of Good Prayers: Stories

Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award 2006, Guardian First Book Award 2006, Frank O'Connor Short Story Award 2005

de Yiyun Li

Brilliant and original, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers introduces a remarkable new writer whose breathtaking stories are set in China and among Chinese Americans in the United States. In this rich, astonishing...


Myths and Legends of China

de E. T. C. Werner

The West's first encounters with the folk tales and myths of the East proved to be a heady experience, as they were based on an entirely different value system and worldview than those that are reflected in...


Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter

de Adeline Yen Mah

A riveting memoir of a girl's painful coming-of-age in a wealthy Chinese family during the 1940s.

A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots." In Chinese Cinderella, Adeline Yen Mah returns...


STICK! - Mnemonics for 1600 Chinese characters

de Melanie Schmidt

How can it be made easier to remember a Chinese character? This volume offers a collection of over 1600 mnemonics that were built by Chinese native speakers (teachers, translators and others) in cooperation...


The Crazed

de Ha Jin

A New York Times Notable Book

A Washington Post, Los Angeles times, and San Jose Mercury News Best Book of the Year

Ha Jin’s seismically powerful new novel is at once an unblinking look into the bell jar of...


The Big Book of China: A Guided Tour Through 5,000 Years of History and Culture

River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze

Kiriyama Prize for Non-Fiction 2001

de Peter Hessler

A New York Times Notable Book

Winner of the Kiriyama Book Prize

In the heart of China's Sichuan province, amid the terraced hills of the Yangtze River valley, lies the remote town of Fuling. Like many other small...


Flower Net: A Red Princess Mystery

de Lisa See

“Lisa See begins to do for Beijing what Sir Arthur Conan Doyle did for turn-of-the-century London or Dashiell Hammett did for 1920s San Francisco: She discerns the hidden city lurking beneath the public facade.”...


Cries in the Drizzle

de Yu Hua

Yu Hua’s beautiful, heartbreaking novel Cries in the Drizzle follows a young Chinese boy throughout his childhood and adolescence during the reign of Chairman Mao.

The middle son of three, Sun Guanglin is...


The Chinese Written Character as a Medium for Poetry: A Critical Edition

de Ernest Fenollosa

First published in 1919 by Ezra Pound, Ernest Fenollosa's essay on the Chinese written language has become one of the most often quoted statements in the history of American poetics. As edited by Pound, it presents...


Waiting

PEN/Faulkner Award 2000, National Book Award for Fiction 1999

de Ha Jin

"In Waiting, Ha Jin portrays the life of Lin Kong, a dedicated doctor torn by his love for two women: one who belongs to the New China of the Cultural Revolution, the other to the ancient traditions of his family's...


China Road: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power

de Rob Gifford

Route 312 is the Chinese Route 66. It flows three thousand miles from east to west, passing through the factory towns of the coastal areas, through the rural heart of China, then up into the Gobi Desert, where...


Kai Lung Raises His Voice

de Ernest Bramah & William Charlton

A new collection of "Kai Lung" stories by Ernest Bramah, including four previously unpublished stories. Related by Kai Lung, an itinerant story-teller, these stories, set in an Ancient China that never was,...


Tiger's Heart: The Story of a Modern Chinese Woman

de Aisling Juanjuan Shen

"Like a suspense novel, this book is impossible to put down. All readers interested in China, as well as memoir fans (especially of success stories), must read this astonishing title."--Library Journal (Starred...


The Tao: The Living Wisdom Series

de Mark Forstater

The Tao Te Ching is one of the most influential philosophies in the Eastern world. As relevant now as it was 2,300 years ago, the ageless wisdom of the Tao offers profound guidance and shows readers how to seek...


To Live: A Novel

de Yu Hua

An award-winning, internationally acclaimed Chinese bestseller, originally banned in China but recently named one of the last decade’s ten most influential books there, To Live tells the epic story of one...


Chinese Folklore Tales

de Rev. J. Macgowan

Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism have been major influences on Chinese folklore tales. Events of legend and history, romance and human nature, explanations of nature and landscape, and themes of the supernatural;...


The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry: From Ancient to Contemporary, The Full 3000-Year Tradition

de Tony Barnstone & Chou Ping

Unmatched in scope and literary quality, The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry spans three thousand years, bringing together more than six hundred poems by more than one hundred thirty poets, in translations–many...


China in Ten Words

de Yu Hua & Allan H. Barr

From one of China’s most acclaimed writers, his first work of nonfiction to appear in English: a unique, intimate look at the Chinese experience over the last several decades, told through personal stories...


Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

de Amy Chua

The New York Times Book Review

"[E]ntertaining, bracingly honest and, yes, thought-provoking."

At once provocative and laugh-out-loud funny, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother ignited a global parenting debate...


When A Billion Chinese Jump: How China Will Save Mankind -- Or Destroy It

de Jonathan Watts

As a young child, Jonathan Watts believed if everyone in China jumped at the same time, the earth would be shaken off its axis, annihilating mankind. Now, more than thirty years later, as a correspondent for...


Rickshaw Boy: A Novel

de She Lao & Lao She

A beautiful new translation of beloved Chinese author Lao She's masterpiece of social realism, about the misadventures of a poor Beijing rickshaw driver

First published in China in 1937, Rickshaw Boy is the story...


The Spirit of Zen - A Way of Life, Work and Art in the Far East

de Alan W. Watts

Here is something quite unfamiliar to the West, something which will appeal strongly to all who are trying to find deeper reality in life than philosophy and conventional religion can express. Historically,...


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