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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Lonely Planet Discover China

CHN674
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
348
1786578875
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Focusing on must-see and memorable places and experiences, this all-color guide by the discerning editors at Lonely Planet features hundreds of color photographs and maps, suggested tours and itineraries along with not-to-be-missed places to stay, eat, shop and see.
$24.99

Understanding China

CHN196
John Bryan Starr
Hill and Wang
2010
400
0809016516
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A succinct and refreshingly forthright best-selling guide, this third edition discusses the issues at stake in China's present and future.
$17.95

The Forbidden City, Center of Imperial China

CHN32
Gilles Beguin, Dominique Morel
Gardners Books
1997
144
0810928221
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This slim volume is packed with maps, archival photographs and illustrations. With a useful chronology and a carefully chosen selection of writings over the ages, it's an indispensable guide to the Forbidden City and the history of Imperial China.
$15.95

Wild Swans, Three Daughters of China

CHN04
Jung Chang
Touchstone
2003
524
0743246985
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
1
0
0
In this riveting tale of three generations spanning the end of Old China, Mao's regime and the Japanese occupation, Chang chronicles the enormous changes in China since 1929.
$18.00

China Adventure Map

CHN06
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2011
2
1553411706
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A double-sided, full-color map of China, at a useful scale of 1:4,375,000, which shows roads and cities. Printed on tear- and water-resistant paper.
$11.95

Culture Smart! China

CHN434
Kathy Flower
Kuperard
2017
168
1857338545
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This is a handy guide to local customs, etiquette and culture.
$11.99

Eyewitness Guide Beijing and Shanghai

CHN385
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
236
1465440046
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This superb guide features color photography, excellent maps and a neighborhood-by-neighborhood overview of each city.
$23.00

Fodor's Shanghai's 25 Best

CHN60
Fodor's
Fodor's
2015
128
1101879343
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This shirt-pocket guide, with an excellent map of the city, includes a choice selection of attractions, shops and restaurants, ideal for a short visit.
$13.99

Lonely Planet Mandarin Phrasebook

CHN72
Hua-Yuan L. Mowry, Justin Ben-Adam Rudelson
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
256
1743216076
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A handy phrasebook for basic Mandarin, focusing on pronunciation, grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
$9.99

A Traveller's History of China

CHN43
Stephen G. Haw
Interlink Publishing Group
2008
310
1566564867
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An admirably brief, lively history of China from early origins to today. With a historical gazetteer, chronology and list of dynasties.
$14.95

China, A New History

CHN11
John Fairbank, Merle Goldman
Harvard University Press
2005
546
0674018281
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A sweeping history of China from the Paleolithic to Tiananmen, revised with a new chapter by Merle Goldman. A standard for history buffs.
$31.50

China, Inc. How the Rise of the Next Superpower Changes America and the World

CHN305
Ted C. Fishman
Scribner
2006
352
0743257359
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An economist and former commodities trader, Ted Fishman draws on statistics, case studies and interviews in this lively economic history and guide to understanding China's spectacular economic growth and future prospects.
$17.00

Dragon Rising, An Inside Look at China Today

CHN365
Jasper Becker
National Geographic
2007
264
1426201168
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
Asia scholar Jasper Becker examines the pertinent questions and issues facing modern China and its relationship to the global economy.
$18.95

Life and Death in Shanghai

CHN42
Nien Cheng
Grove Press
2010
560
0802145167
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A plainly told account of the horrors of the Cultural Revolution in Shanghai from an author who was a six-year political prisoner.
$18.00

The Great Wall, China Against the World, 1000 BC - 2000 AD

CHN308
Julia Lovell
Grove Press
2007
412
0802118143
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The Who, Why and Wherefore of the Great Wall, this marvelous history demolishes myths (no, the wall is not a continuous structure of great antiquity, as much of it was built in the 1600s) with fresh insight and wit.
$15.00

World Religions: Eastern Traditions

ASA07
Willard G. Oxtoby (Editor)
Oxford University Press
2014
515
0199002819
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A clear and insightful introduction to Eastern religions by a team of scholars, covering Hindu, Jain, Sikh, Buddhist and East Asian traditions. Scholarly but still rewarding for the general reader.
$94.95

The Arts of China

CHN16
Michael Sullivan
University of California Press
2008
352
0520255690
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A lively survey of Chinese visual arts and culture through the ages, thoroughly illustrated and accessible. With a new chapter on the 20th century and beyond, this fifth edition covers bronzes, ceramics, painting and architecture from the Neolithic to now.
$42.95

Daughter of the River, An Autobiography

CHN240
Hong Ying
Grove Press
2000
288
0802136605
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Ying traces the arc of her life from struggles during the Great Famine through Tiananmen Square in this inspiring tale of coming of age in Chongqing on the banks of the Yangtze.
$14.00

Mao Zedong

CHN66
Jonathan Spence
Penguin Putnam
2006
192
0143037722
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Yale sinologist, writer and historian Spence tracks the life of the architect of the People's Republic from his provincial upbringing to his savage three-decade rule.
$16.00

Mao, The Unknown Story

CHN301
Jung Chang, John Halliday
Alfred Knopf
2006
814
0679746323
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In this extraordinary biography Chang (Wild Swans) and her historian husband reveal Mao as a brutal, power-hungry monster with close ties to Joseph Stalin.
$20.00

Mr. China, A Memoir

CHN306
Tim Clissold
HarperCollins
2006
262
0060761407
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
An excellent portrait of contemporary China. Clissold writes with humor and insight in this entertaining account of his encounters with the Chinese and the Chinese way of doing business.
$14.99

Oracle Bones

CHN316
Peter Hessler
HarperCollins
2007
512
0060826592
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this fine portrait of tumult and tradition, Hessler (River Town) finds clues to modern China's realities in the personal stories of peasants, scholars, day laborers and activists.
$15.99

Red China Blues, My Long March from Mao to Now

CHN37
Jan Wong
Doubleday
1997
368
0385482329
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Jan Wong tells of her experiences in the "hermetically sealed bubble of Maoism" as one of two westerners to attend Beijing University, then offers a first-hand account of recent reforms in China.
$15.95

Red Dust, A Path Through China

CHN150
Ma Jian, Flora Drew (Translator)
Pantheon Books
2002
324
0385720238
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An astounding memoir by an urban poet, painter and writer on the road to Tibet. A vagabond, rebel and Buddhist, Jian abandons his Beijing life for a three-year southwestern journey through Tibet, Burma and Guizhou Province.
$16.00

The Private Life of Chairman Mao, The Memoirs of Mao's Personal Physician

CHN100
Dr. Li Zhisui
Random House
1996
682
0679764437
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
22 years in the life of Mao Tse Tung (and communist China), as seen through the eyes of his doctor.
$25.00

Anthology of Chinese Literature, Volume II: From the 14th Century to the Present Day

CHN14
Cyril Birch
Grove Press
1994
476
080215090X
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
An excellent collection of representative verse, song, stories, essays and excerpts from classic novels, a sampling of Chinese writing over the last 700 years.
$17.95

Empire of the Sun

CHN265
J. G. Ballard
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2005
279
0743265238
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Ballard's widely acclaimed novel of an English boy in Shanghai during the Japanese occupation, drawn from his own experiences. It's a powerful tale of the upheaval and trauma of war.
$16.00

Empress Orchid

CHN267
Anchee Min
Mariner Books
2005
346
0618562036
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this novel of the glorious, decadent last days of 19th-century Imperial China, Min (Red Azalea, Becoming Madame Mao) combines her tale of a young girl from the provinces who marries an emperor -- and then improbably becomes the Last Empress -- with a lovingly re-created portrait of life in the Forbidden City.
$14.00

The Good Earth

CHN15
Pearl Buck
Pocket Books
2004
357
0743272935
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The modern classic that won the Pulitzer Prize in 1931. Drawing heavily on Buck's personal experience as a young newlywed in rural China, it is the plainly told story of a poor farmer and his stalwart wife.
$16.00

Waiting

CHN80
Ha Jin
Vintage Books
2000
308
0375706410
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A spare, haunting story of a military doctor who tries for 18 years to divorce his peasant wife so he can marry a more sophisticated nurse at his hospital. Greatly evocative of quotidian life in China during the Cultural Revolution and after.
$16.00

Wild China

CHN19
John MacKinnon, Nigel Hicks (Photographer)
MIT Press
1996
208
0262133296
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A beautiful oversize book of photographs featuring Chinese wildlife and natural history. This informative, up-to-date survey also features excellent maps and detailed explanatory text.
$39.95

A Field Guide to the Birds of China

CHN85
John MacKinnon, Karen Phillipps (Illustrator)
Oxford University Press
2000
586
0198549407
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive field guide to the birds of China, featuring 128 color plates illustrating 1,300 species of birds. Contains introductory chapters on the history of ornithology in China, biogeography, and conservation.
$124.00

Chinese Wildlife

CHN440
Martin Walters
Bradt Publications
2008
208
1841622206
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This compact introduction to birds, mammals, reptiles, insects and plants found from the Tibetan plateau to the deserts, tropical forests and mountains includes 200 color photographs.
$26.99

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The Last Panda

CHN24
George Schaller
University of Chicago Press
1993
291
0226736296
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Naturalist George Schaller spent almost five years in the wild studying the panda in the 1980s. This book is both his description of the great panda in nature and an eloquent plea for how to save the species.
$23.00

Hong Kong

HKG02
Jan Morris
Vintage Books
1997
384
0679776486
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
1
0
0
A wonderful portrait of Hong Kong by one of our favorite travel writers. Morris enumerates the many personal pleasures of the city, deftly interweaving reportage, history and culture.
$17.00

The Great Railway Bazaar

ASA40
Paul Theroux
Mariner Books
2006
384
0618658947
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Theroux's account of his journeys across Asia by train display the writer's inimitable talent for portraiture, ego and the dismissive aside. He takes every two-bit train he can find from London across Europe, Turkey and the Middle East, India, Japan and China, returning home via the Trans-Siberian Express.
$15.95

China, Its History and Culture

CHN22
W. Scott Morton
McGraw-Hill
2004
368
0071412794
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A concise survey of Chinese history, people and culture from the Neolithic to present times. Morton weaves together politics, culture and history, and includes selections from literature and arts, anecdotes and illustrations.
$21.00

The Silk Roads, A Route and Planning Guide

CAS21
Paul Wilson
Trailblazer
2011
447
1905864329
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, practical guide to the network of ancient trade routes extending from Turkey and the Mideast across Central Asia to China.
$24.95

Last Chance to See

CON04
Douglas Adams, Mark Carwardine
Ballantine Books
1992
222
0345371984
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A whirlwind visit to remote habitats around the world by two entertaining traveling companions.
$17.00

Insight Guide China

CHN05
Manfred Morganstern
Insight Guides
2013
411
1780051352
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This lavishly illustrated guide includes essays on the history, politics and culture of China with hundreds of color photographs, providing a concise, informative introduction to the country.
$24.99

China Wakes, The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power

CHN33
Nicholas Kristoff, Sheryl WuDunn
Vintage Books
1995
501
0679763937
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
The authors journeyed from Tibet to Tiananmen, reporting in depth on contemporary China and its cultural dissidents. An engrossing portrait of a nation struggling to hold on to tradition while modernizing its economy.
$16.95

Iron and Silk

CHN52
Mark Salzman
Vintage Books
1990
211
0394755111
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Salzman gets himself to Changsha in the mid-1980s on the pretext of teaching English to Chinese doctors. His real mission, however, is to become a kung fu master. In this wonderfully readable travelogue he conveys a sense of contemporary life.
$15.95

A Single Pebble

CHN03
John Hersey
Vintage Books
1989
181
0394756975
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A haunting novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winner. Hersey writes, with deceptive simplicity, of an American engineer looking for a dam site on the Yangtze. Think Hemingway on the Yangtze.
$15.00

The Search for Modern China

CHN98
Jonathan Spence
W. W. Norton & Company
2012
976
0393934519
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A sweeping history of China including events until 1999, geared fo the general reader. With maps, charts and black-and-white photographs.
$71.00

China Adventure Map

CHN06
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2011
2
1553411706
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A double-sided, full-color map of China, at a useful scale of 1:4,375,000, which shows roads and cities. Printed on tear- and water-resistant paper.
$11.95

Insight Pocket Guide Beijing

CHN26
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2005
92
9812582010
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A convenient practical guide to Beijing.
$13.95

China South Map

CHN27
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2013
2
3865740189
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed travel map of Southern China, from Taiwan to Hong Kong and the Yunnan Province, at a 1:1,500,000 scale.
$13.95

Chinese Rugs: A Buyer's Guide

CHN30
Lee Allane
Thames & Hudson
1994
144
050027701X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A guide to the history, techniques and variety of carpets produced throughout China, featuring a helpful buyer's guide.
$15.95

The River at the Center of the World

CHN31
Simon Winchester
Henry Holt and Company
2004
410
0312423373
PAPER
Exploration
0
1
0
0
With ease and grace, Winchester writes about the character of the Yangtze and the people and places along its banks. An absorbing portrait of the great river that flows through the heart of China.
$19.00

Odyssey Guide Xi'an, Shaanxi & the Terracotta Army

CHN34
Kevin Bishop
Odyssey Publications
2009
336
9622178006
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With color photographs, insightful essays on culture and history, site plans and places of interest in and around China's ancient capital.
$24.95

Lonely Planet China

CHN39
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
1056
1786575221
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An excellent practical guide to China, geared for independent travelers.
$34.99

China North Map

CHN40
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2009
2
3865740162
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed travel map of North China, at a scale of 1:1,750,000.
$13.95

Kowloon Tong, A Novel of Hong Kong

HKG12
Paul Theroux
Mariner Books
1998
248
0395901413
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
With its strong sense of place and contemporary setting in Hong Kong at a time of transition, this fast-paced novel is an illuminating and imaginative look at the city.
$15.95

Lonely Planet Beijing

CHN47
Damian Harper
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
288
1786575205
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This practical guide to Beijing features maps, an overview of culture, history and nature, and a good deal of nuts-and-bolts information on excursions, accommodations and sightseeing. There's even a section on the locally spoken dialect of Mandarin.
$22.99

South of the Clouds, Tales from Yunnan

CHN45
Lucien Miller
University of Washington Press
1997
342
029597348X
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
Featuring memorable tales from throughout the Yunnan Province, this book showcases 54 wonderfully insightful and entertaining stories.
$33.00

Did Marco Polo Go to China?

CAS28
Frances Wood
Perseus
1998
208
0813389992
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A critical look at the manuscripts and evidence regarding this most famous journey.
$42.00

The Death of Woman Wang

CHN58
Jonathan Spence
Penguin Putnam
1978
169
014005121X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The turbulent saga about a runaway wife who is murdered by her husband, set in 17th century China and written by one of the foremost western scholars on China.
$15.00

The Rise of Modern China

CHN62
Immanuel C.Y. Hsu
Oxford University Press
1997
976
0195125045
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive history of China from the 17th century through the present.
$103.95

Shanghai Modern, The Flowering of a New Urban Culture in China, 1930-1945

CHN64
Leo Ou-Fan Lee
Harvard University Press
1999
416
0674805518
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scholarly look at Chinese urban culture in pre-war Shanghai.
$38.00

East-Central China Map

CHN65
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2007
2
3865740154
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
From Shanghai west across China, at a scale of 1:1,500,000.
$13.95

Lonely Planet Taiwan

CHN67
Andrew Bender
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
400
178657439X
PAPER
Guidebook
11/7/2007
0
0
0
0
A travel guide to Taipei and Taiwan noteworthy for its attention to practical detail on food, accommodations and excursions.
$27.99

The State of China Atlas

CHN68
Robert Benewick, Stephanie Donald
University of California Press
2009
128
0520256107
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
A bold visual survey of political, economic and social change in China.
$29.95

The Search for Ancient China

CHN69
Corinne Debaine-Francfort
Thames & Hudson UK
1999
160
050030095X
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
With information on everything from jewelry to emperors' tombs and terracotta warriors, the Great Wall and the dazzling 400-year history of the Han Empire, this shirt-pocket survey of discovery features 150 illustrations.
$15.95

The Seventy Wonders of the Ancient World

GEN92
Chris Scarre
Thames & Hudson
1999
304
0500050961
HARD COVER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, illustrated overview of the great monuments of the ancient world and how they were built.
$40.00

Looking for Chengdu, A Woman's Adventure in China

CHN74
Hill Gates
Cornell University Press
1999
272
0801486327
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Anthropologist Hill Gates sets off on a series of excursions through the inland province of Sichuan. Gates is especially curious to learn how the economic boom has affected the women of Sichuan, which was the birthplace of Chinese economic reforms in the 1970s.
$32.95

The Small Woman

CHN77
Alan Burgess
Buccaneer Books
1996
221
1568491840
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A biography of the missionary Gladys Aylward who led more than 500 children over the mountains of northern China to safety during the Japanese occupation of WWII.
$35.95

Rough Guide China

CHN78
Simon Lewis, David Leffman
Rough Guides
2014
992
140934181X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A no-nonsense, opinionated travel guide in the British series aimed at independent-minded travelers.
$29.99

The Cambridge Illustrated History of China

CHN79
Patricia Buckley Ebrey
Cambridge University Press
2010
352
052166991X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A concise, handsomely illustrated survey of Chinese history. Organized chronologically, this book marches confidently through 8,000 years of Chinese civilization, balancing social issues with politics and culture.
$49.99

Thunder from the East, Portrait of a Rising Asia

ASA24
Nicholas Kristoff, Sheryl WuDunn
Vintage Books
2000
377
0375703012
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A study of the changing face of Asia's economic situation and its effects on the continent's culture.
$15.95

The Genius of China: 3,000 Years of Science, Discovery, and Invention

CHN82
Robert Temple, Joseph Needham (Introduction)
Inner Traditions
2007
288
1594772177
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The revised, lavishly illustrated edition of Needham's multi-volume, best-selling survey of Chinese innovation over the millennia. Organized thematically, it covers the suspension bridge, wheelbarrow, circadian rhythms, decimal system, seismograph, parachute, gunpowder and rockets.
$29.95

News from Tartary

CAS46
Peter Fleming
Northwestern University Press
1999
384
0810160714
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Fleming's rousing account of a 3,500-mile jaunt from Peking to Sinkiang and on to India, a classic of imperial British wit and style.
$18.95

Lonely Planet Hong Kong

HKG14
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
320
178657442X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This practical guide to Hong Kong features maps, a good overview of culture, history and nature, and plenty of information on excursions, accommodations and sightseeing. With color photographs and excellent travel information.
$21.99

Hong Kong Map

HKG15
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2013
2
3865742289
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed, colorful folded map of Hong Kong, scale 1:22,500.
$13.95

Legacies, A Chinese Mosaic

CHN84
Betty Bao Lord
Fawcett
1991
242
0449906205
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A memoir of contemporary China, interweaving a family tale with interviews and testimony.
$19.00

Odyssey Guide China

CHN87
Charis Chan, Peter Neville (Revised by)
Odyssey Publications
2008
408
9622177948
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A handsomely illustrated compact guide, strong on culture and history. With 15 regional and local maps, hundreds of photographs -- and all 31 World Heritage Sites in China.
$19.95

Taiwan, A New History

TWN01
Murray A. Rubinstein (Editor)
M.E. Sharpe, Inc.
2006
576
1563248166
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This scholarly history of Taiwan by diverse contributors covers the economy, culture, politics and development of Taiwan from ancient time to modern nation.
$52.95

Shanghai Map

CHN90
VanDam
VanDam Maps
2008
1
1932527753
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
VanDam's laminated, accordion-style map brings Shanghai into focus with a full city map (plus street index) and insets of both the downtown the city's tramlines. Full-color with 3D renderings of places of interest. Scales vary.
$9.95

Lonely Planet Shanghai

CHN91
Bradley Mayhew
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
320
1786575213
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide to Shanghai featuring maps and detailed information on excursions, accommodations and sightseeing. With a few color photographs and excellent travel information.
$22.99

Chinese (Mandarin), Start Speaking Today!

CHN92
Educational Services Corporation
Educational Services Corporation
1993
1931850011
AUDIO CD
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A 90-minute crash course in Mandarin featured in two compact discs and a phrasebook packaged in a vinyl sleeve. Geared for travelers, the course follows the foreign service method -- which focuses on dialogues and useful sentences instead of individual words.
$24.95

Bones of the Master, A Journey to Secret Mongolia

CHN96
George Crane
Bantam Doubleday
2001
304
0553379089
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An odd, captivating biography of a 75-year-old Zen monk who escaped Inner Mongolia in the wake of China's Great Leap Forward in 1959, and the tale of his unlikely journey back to China with the author.
$17.00

Hungry Ghosts, Mao's Secret Famine

CHN99
Jasper Becker
Henry Holt and Company
1998
352
0805056688
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The definitive work on the devastating famine that overtook China in the 1950s and 1960s.
$26.99

For Kids

Eyewitness Ancient China

CHN50
Arthur Cotterell
DK Publishing
2005
64
0756613825
HARD COVER
Reference
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This handsomely illustrated overview of the history, art and accomplishments of ancient China is terrific for children ages 9-12. Informative text, color photographs and detailed illustrations introduce China's rich heritage.
$16.99

Buddha Stories

ASA16
Demi
Henry Holt and Company
1997
32
0805048863
HARD COVER
Religion
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Intended for ages 4 to 8, this book tells 10 of the author's favorite "jakatas," or moral tales of the Buddha. She has sumptuously illustrated the volume in gold printed on deep, dark blue (in the tradition of an ancient Buddhist text).
$25.99

Favorite Children's Stories from China and Tibet

CHN93
Koon-chiu Lo (Illustrator), Lotta Carswell Hume
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2001
120
0804835861
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
A highly recommended collection of 19 Chinese and Tibetan tales, collected and retold by an American doctor's wife who lived in Hunan province from 1906 to 1928. The illustrations practically leap off the page.
$18.95

The Story About Ping

CHN101
Marjorie Flack, Kurt Wiese
Penguin Putnam
1971
32
0140502416
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
For readers ages 4-7, this classic tale, first published in 1933, tells the story of a duckling's adventures along the Yangtze River. With delightful illustrations.
$5.99

Lon Po Po, A Red-Riding Hood Story from China

CHN102
Ed Young (Illustrator)
Penguin Putnam
1996
32
0698113829
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
This powerfully illustrated Chinese variant on the story of Red Riding Hood features three sisters who outsmart Lon Po Po, or Granny Wolf, who is disguised as the girls' grandmother. For readers ages 5-9.
$7.99

The Great Wall of China

CHN103
Leonard Everett Fisher
Simon and Schuster Inc.
1995
32
0689801785
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
In brief text and bold black-and-white illustrations that any age could enjoy, this storybook recounts the construction of the Great Wall of China for young children.
$7.99

Red Scarf Girl, A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution

CHN104
Ji-Li Jiang, David Henry Hwang (Introduction)
HarperCollins
1998
285
0064462080
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
An engrossing, harrowing memoir of Ji-Li Jiang's experiences as a teenager during Chairman Mao's Cultural Revolution. For readers ages 12 and up.
$7.99

The Year of the Panda

CHN105
Miriam Schlein, Kam Mak (Illustrator)
HarperCollins
1992
82
0064403661
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Rich in detail of the plight and rescue of the giant panda, this chapter book is written for readers 8-12. In it, ten-year-old Lu Yi and his father find an orphaned da xiong mao (giant panda) and nurse it back to health.
$5.99

The Empty Pot

CHN106
Demi
Henry Holt and Company
1991
32
0805012176
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
When the emperor distributes seeds to all the children in China and announces that his successor will be the one who one who grows the most beautiful flower, young Ping is dismayed when his pot remains barren. He goes before the emperor empty-handed and is unexpectedly rewarded for his honesty.
$19.99

Yeh-Shen, A Cinderella Story from China

CHN107
Ed Young (Illustrator), Ai-Ling Louie
Penguin Putnam
1982
31
039920900x
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A southern Chinese Cinderella story, familiar yet distinctly foreign in its details. It's a beautiful book, based on T'ang-era (618-907 A.D.) manuscripts.
$17.99

House of Sixty Fathers

CHN119
Meindert De Jong, Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)
HarperCollins
1987
189
0064402002
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This classic children's novel is set in China during the Japanese invasion as a young boy makes a journey to reunite with his family. A Newbery Honor Book, illustrated by Maurice Sendak and written for kids ages 9-12.
$5.99

Homesick, My Own Story

CHN141
Jean Fritz
Penguin Putnam
1999
163
0698117824
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Jean Fritz recounts her childhood in Hankow, China in the 1920s. It's a candid, wonderfully written account of this turbulent time, told from a little girl's perspective.
$7.99

Chinese Fairy Tales and Fantasies

CHN146
Moss Roberts
Pantheon Books
1980
258
0394739949
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Moss Roberts combed 2,500 years of the Chinese folk tradition for this excellent, family-friendly anthology, decorated with woodcut illustrations throughout.
$16.95

Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze

CHN148
Elizabeth Foreman Lewis
Macmillan
2008
266
0312380070
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
For ages 9-12. Drawing on her experience in China as a missionary in the 1920s, Lewis illuminates the transformation of 13-year-old Young Fu from a country bumpkin to a resourceful apprentice coppersmith in the dangerous, semi-feudal city of Chunking in this Newbery-winning classic. 75th anniversary edition.
$8.99

Look What Came From China!

CHN155
Miles Harvey
Franklin Watts
1999
32
0531159361
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
An illustrated guide to China, its products and inventions, for children ages 4-8.
$6.95

Little Green, Growing Up During the Chinese Cultural Revolution

CHN239
Chun Yu
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2005
128
0689869436
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A poetic reflection on China's Cultural Revolution told from a child's perspective. It's a good introduction to China's recent history for young adults or mature middle readers.
$17.99

Zen Shorts

CHN268
John J Muth
Scholastic Inc.
2005
40
0439339111
HARD COVER
Religion
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A charming introduction to the Zen tradition for young readers accompanied by beautiful watercolor illustrations. When Stillwell, a giant panda bear, moves next door he shares traditional Buddhist and Taoist tales with his three curious young neighbors.
$17.99

The Magical Monkey King, Mischief in Heaven

CHN344
Youshan Tang Ji-Li Jiang
Aa Balkema
2004
113
1885008252
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
A retelling of 18 classic tales featuring the rascally Monkey King. With accompanying black and white illustrations. For ages 7-10.
$11.97

Life in Ancient China

CHN340
Paul C. Challen
2004
32
0778720675
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An overview of the history, geography, people, arts and culture of ancient China for grades 5-7. Also includes colorful photographs, illustrations, time lines, artwork and diagrams with captions.
$8.95

The Ch'I-Lin Purse, A Collection of Ancient Chinese Stories

CHN334
Linda Fang
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
1997
118
0374411891
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An illustrated collection of 10 stories from classic Chinese opera and novels by professional storyteller Linda Fang. With a pronunciation guide and glossary.
$8.99

Uncle Peter's Amazing Chinese Wedding

CHN348
Lenore Look, Yumi Heo (Illustrator)
Atheneum
2006
40
0689844581
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Chinese wedding traditions come alive in this story of a mischief-making Chinese-American girl who worries that her uncle will forget about her after he marries. With charming mixed-media illustrations.
$17.99

Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society

CHN363
Adeline Yen Mah
HarperCollins
2006
256
0060567368
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
In this retelling of the classic children's fairy tale, set during World War II, Cinderella joins the Chinese Resistance after being kicked out of the house by her wicked stepmother.
$7.99

Sweet and Sour, Tales from China

CHN370
Carol Kendall, Yao-Wen Li
Clarion Books
1990
112
0618752455
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A collection of 24 folk tales from China, spanning many eras and a variety of literary styles.
$8.95

The Seven Chinese Brothers

CHN375
Margaret Mahy, Jean and Mou-sien Tseng
Scholastic Inc.
1992
36
0590420577
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Seven brothers rebel against a wicked emperor by using supernatural powers in this beautifully illustrated account of life in ancient China.
$14.33

White Ghost Girls

HKG31
Alice Greenway
Grove Press
2006
176
0802170188
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
The daughter of a foreign corespondent who grew up in Hong Kong, Bangkok and Jerusalem, Alice Greenway renders perfectly the backdrop and turmoil of China in this haunting short novel about two teenage sisters stranded in Hong Kong in 1967, their father a photojournalist in Vietnam and their mother a lost soul.
$15.00

Asian Children's Favorite Stories

ASA56
Patrick Yee (Illustrator), Liana Romulo, Joan Suyenaga, Kay Lyons
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2006
112
0804836698
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Subtitled "A treasury of folktales from China, Japan, Korea, India, The Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia," this is a wonderful collection of 13 traditional stories.
$24.95

Ancient China, Cultural Atlas for Young People

CHN429
Tony Allan
Facts on File
2007
0816068275
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Offers a comprehensive introduction to the world's oldest living civilization, exploring history, culture, economy, religion and government.
$48.75

Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party

CHN473
Ying Chang Compestine
Henry Holt and Company
2009
249
0312581491
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This powerful autobiographical novel, set in 1970s China, shows the impact of the Cultural Revolution through the eyes of the nine-year-old daughter of two medical doctors. Geared for middle schoolers.
$11.50